Summer brings the entertainment outdoors for festivals and concerts on those warm evenings.
On any weekend (and even weekdays), you can listen to local musicians or catch some national acts playing throughout the Yakima Valley. Grab your sunglasses and lawn chairs and come on over for a weekend of sunshine and music paired with your favorite craft beverages.
May 5th &6th
Cinco de Mayo is the largest cultural event in the Yakima Valley, celebrating Latino culture and heritage. Cinco de Mayo celebrations are planned throughout the valley with the largest occurring in Sunnyside and Yakima. Enjoy live entertainment with dancing horses, carnivals and unforgettable authentic Mexican food.
May 19th – 3:30pm-10pm
This one day event is a celebration of craft beverages produced in the Yakima Valley, and features nationally touring Bluegrass, Americana and Folk bands. Tickets are on sale now for $15 or $20 at the door! You can purchase them online at The Capitol Theatre Box Office.
Sit outside in the winery courtyard under the pear trees sipping fine wines and listening to sweet Jazz all summer!
- May 26 – The Professors
- June 9 – The Subtonic Groove
- June 23 – Mel Peterson Collective
- July 14 – Joe Brooks Quartet
- July 28 – Vicky and the Velvettones
- August 11- Davie Friesen Quartet
- August 25- Paula Byrne
- September 8 -Ben Macy.
June 2nd – 5:30pm-8pm
Yakima Greenway-Sarg Hubbard Park
Experience an amazing summer evening! This is the premier open-air concert of the year, with one of Yakima’s most entertaining bands,The Shreds. Enjoy a VIP Dinner and adult beverages with great friends! Plus, you won’t want to miss out on the most delicious dessert auction around. Dinner and concert Tickets are $75 in advance; not available at the door. Concert only tickets are $20.
June 9th – 10am-6pm
The Bottles, Brews, Barbecues event, presented by the Prosser Wine Network, is a wine-filled, music-filled, and barbecue-filled day long outdoor festival celebrating the good life in Prosser wine country!
The 8th annual Music in the Vines Summer Series is held out at Gilbert Cellar’s Hackett Ranch, where you get to experience talented musicians playing next to sweeping views of the orchard and vineyards.
- June 22 – Ghost of Paul Revere – holler folk, bluegrass
- July 13 – Dusty 45s – rockabilly, brass
- July 27 – Dead Horses – indie folk, roots
- August 10 – Austin Jenckes – country, blues
- August 24 – Dirty Revival – soul, funk, jazz, R&B
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. In addition to these shows, MaryHill Winery also offers Saturday and Sunday afternoon concerts on the patio during the summer.
- June 16—Chris Isaak
- June 17—Michael Franti & Spearhead
- August 25— Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
June 23. 4:30pm – 10pm.
Celebrate the rich culture of our community featuring wine, beer, food, arts, and live music right in the heart of wine country. Proudly Supporting: The Seasons Performance Hall. General Admission (advance sales) is $20 and includes a commemorative wine or beer cup and five scripts for sampling.
July 6th – 7th
Featuring the best in folk music from around the Northwest! The kick-off concert is Friday night, with music all day Saturday and Sunday. There is a beer garden, tons of food and craft vendors and plenty of family fun.
Lounging at the Lofts 2018 Summer Music Series
Seven Saturdays in July, August, and September – 6pm-9pm
Winemaker’s Loft in Prosser’s Vintner’s Village
Turning hot summer nights into cool evenings of live music and wine. Coyote Canyon Winery, Martinez & Martinez Winery, McKinley Springs Winery, and Ginkgo Forest Winery and Tasting Room, each take a turn (or two!) hosting a band, and the wine, for the evening. Small plates are available for purchase.
- July 7 Latin Fusion Hosted by Martinez & Martinez Winery
- July 14 Into the Drift Hosted by Ginkgo Forest Winery
- July 28 The Usual Suspects Hosted by Mckinley Springs Winery
- August 4 Tri-Cities Fino – Hosted by Martinez and Martinez
- August 18 Swing Swift – Hosted by Coyote Canyon Winery
- August 25 Into the Drift – Hosted by Ginko Forest Winery
- September 29 Swing Swift – Hosted by Coyote Canyon Winery
July 21, 6pm-10pm
Stroll through a large variety of Northwest artisans with fine art, pottery, woodworking, glass art and reclaimed whimsy. Sip award winning wines and sangria from local wineries. Enjoy live music and a variety of tasty food vendors! Anniversary special $15 ticket! Scrip is available for those wishing to taste wine. Food is additional.
Bringing in local and national acts for six hours of non-stop blues in the heart of Yakima!
September 7th – 9th
Escape to three days of music, camping and fun in the scenic Cascade Mountains.
September 29 – 5pm
The Fresh Ale Hop Festival isn’t just “One of the 10 Best Beer Festivals in the Nation,” it’s also a vehicle for community enrichment and positive social change. Join us to drink some amazing craft beer and do some good! VIP tables for 10 are $1000, Single VIP is $85, and general admission is $45.
For additional venues with regularly scheduled music, check the listings here for details on dates, times and who is playing.