Free Concerts, Movies Return to Yakima Parks

City of Yakima parks will be alive with the sound of music and movies during three different series this summer.

“The idea is to encourage families to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the free concerts and films outdoors,” said Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. “The community is invited to relax and listen to great music or watch family films in a beautiful park.”

The Summer Sunset Concert Series at Franklin Park, 2101 Tieton Drive, is 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the following Fridays:

  • July 8th           DieBruder (classic rock)
  • July 15th            Under the Covers (80s/90s rock)
  • July 22rd         Red Light Challenge (alternative/indie pop)
  • July 29th         Camille Bloom (folk rock)
  • Aug. 5th          American Honey Band (country/rock)
  • Aug. 12th        Spiced Rye (Americana)

Viva La Musica begins Sunday, July 10thth at Miller Park, on the corner of North 4th Street and East E Street. Miller Park will also host the following concerts on Sundays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm:

  • July 10th         Los del RegioCalentano
  • July 17th         Super Escandalo
  • July 24th         Banda la Palmera

Martin Luther King Jr. Park, on the corner of South 8th Street and East Beech Street, will feature Viva La Musica concerts from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the following Sundays:

  • July 31st          Explosion Musical
  • Aug. 7th           Rebeldes de la Sierra
  • Aug.14th          Los de Alla

Viva La Musica’s finale for this summer will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 11th at Miller Park featuring Adventureros Musical Los Nuevos Coyotes and Los Hermanos Arroyo.

The Outdoor Summer Cinema Series returns to the City’s Chesterley Park, on the corner of 40th Avenue and River Road. The movies will each begin at sunset, about 8:30 pm, on six Sundays. The film series features:

  • July 10th         Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • July 17th         Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • July 24th         Spirit Untamed
  • July 31st         Field of Dreams
  • Aug. 7th          Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Aug. 14th        Encanto

For more information, call 509-575-6020 or see Page 9 of the City of Yakima Parks and Recreation 2022 Summer Program Guide. The guide is available at 2022-YPR-Summer-PG.pdf (