Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cost: Free
Discover Pass required to park vehicle Location:
Peace Arch State Park 19 A Street Blaine, WA Contact:
Makaela Kroin email@example.com (360) 902-8635 Event Categories:
Peace Arch concert series celebrates traditional music from diverse cultures. Concerts feature music and dance from Thailand, Brazil, Texas and Eastern Europe.
The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the annual International Concerts on the Border Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.- Canadian border in Whatcom County. The free one-hour concerts start at 2 p.m. each Sunday in August, beginning Aug. 4, at Peace Arch Historical State Park, 1900 A St., Blaine.
The series celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s rich tapestry of cultures and traditions with music and dance performances from communities around the world, including Thailand, Brazil, Texas/Mexico and Eastern Europe. The city of Blaine’s Tourism Advisory Council provided additional support for this year’s series.
Aug. 18: Juan Manuel Barco Conjunto
Juan Manuel Barco is a legend of conjunto and Tejano music in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Barco was born in Coal Mine, Texas, to a family of migrant farm workers who followed the crop harvests within Texas and to several states in the mid and southwest. Barco taught himself to play the guitar at age 6 and later taught himself to play the bajo sexto and bass guitar. His music incorporates the many styles he heard as his farmworker family traveled from place to place. He now composes his own songs about the migrant experience.
The concerts are free. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park: www.discoverpass.wa.gov.