As summer approaches in the Tri-Cities, one event stands out as a true highlight of the season: the Live @ 5 Summer Concert Festival. This annual event transforms our warm summer evenings into a celebration of music, community, and fun. Whether you’re a long-time resident or new to the area, Live @ 5 is the perfect way to enjoy the vibrant local culture and connect with friends and neighbors. Let’s dive into what makes the 2024 edition of this beloved festival so special.

A Summer Tradition

Live @ 5 has become a cherished tradition in the Tri-Cities, offering free weekly concerts that bring the community together in the heart of John Dam Plaza in Richland. From the first strum of the guitar to the final encore, each concert is a showcase of incredible talent and a testament to our area’s love for live music.

A Stellar Lineup

This year’s lineup promises to be one of the best yet, featuring a diverse array of musical genres to suit every taste. From rock and blues to jazz and country, the Live @ 5 stage will host both local favorites and acclaimed artists from beyond the Tri-Cities. Each week brings a new band, ensuring that there’s always something fresh and exciting to look forward to.

Expect to see performances from beloved local acts who have made a name for themselves in the Pacific Northwest music scene, as well as up-and-coming talents ready to make their mark. The variety of music ensures that everyone in the family will find something they love, making these concerts a perfect summer outing for all ages.

Family-Friendly Atmosphere

One of the hallmarks of Live @ 5 is its family-friendly atmosphere. The open, grassy area of John Dam Plaza is ideal for spreading out a blanket, setting up lawn chairs, and enjoying a picnic while the music plays. Kids can dance and play in the warm evening air, while parents relax and soak in the tunes. The event is free, making it an accessible option for families looking for budget-friendly summer activities.

Food vendors will be on-site, offering a variety of tasty options to satisfy your hunger. From classic festival fare like hot dogs and ice cream to more gourmet selections, there’s something to please every palate. Don’t forget to check out the local craft beer and wine offerings, perfect for sipping as you enjoy the concert.

Community Connection

Live @ 5 is more than just a concert series; it’s a celebration of community. The festival provides a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends, meet new people, and enjoy the vibrant social scene that makes the Tri-Cities such a special place to live. The sense of camaraderie is palpable as neighbors and friends come together to share in the joy of live music and summer fun.

Local businesses and organizations often set up booths, giving you the chance to learn more about what’s happening in the community and support local enterprises. The event truly embodies the spirit of the Tri-Cities, bringing us together to celebrate our shared love for music, culture, and community.

Welcome to the Festivities!

Mark your calendars for Thursdays from June 6th to August 29th, and make your way to John Dam Plaza for the Live @ 5 Summer Concert Festival. The concerts start at 5:00 PM, providing the perfect transition from a busy workday to a relaxing evening under the summer sky.

Bring your family, invite your friends, and get ready to enjoy some of the best live music the Tri-Cities has to offer. Whether you come for the music, the food, or the sense of community, Live @ 5 is sure to be a highlight of your summer. Let’s make the 2024 Live @ 5 Summer Concert Festival the best one yet. See you there, Tri-Cities!

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