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Capitol Hill’s off-leash dog park steward needs your help with summer concert series

Patrick Jones thinks big. The hardworking steward of the Plymouth Pillars off-leash dog park just above I-5 set about finding a project to activate the usually-empty triangle of pavement to the south of his park in front of the namesake pillars. With some elbow grease and plenty of e-mail with the City, Jones managed to arrange use of the park through the summer for a Friday concert series — every Friday from July 1 through August 26th. That’s nine Fridays to fill. And when we write fill, we mean it. Jones has the park OK’d for music from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.


So, Jones tells us, he could use your help. Now until June 17th, he’s looking for acoustic acts to help fill the pillar-lined pocket park with music. No electric band action. We’re talking tubas, trombones and xylophones here. Probably a guitar. Maybe some maracas.

Without somebody to play the music, it won’t be much of a concert series. And while the goals might be a little overly ambitious, it sounds like a rare opportunity to take another space in the busy city and make it a people place for part of the day. Given how much he’s bitten off, we’re betting Jones wouldn’t mind help from others beyond just finding musical acts. 

Jones is calling the series C Squared — or Concerts at the Columns. He has performances from the nearby Northwest School and Seattle University lined up for the first weeks. After that? I think your guitar trio is scheduled for week three.

Looking for acoustical musicians young and old who want some exposure to just play and have fun with that godly talent given to you and share with the capital hill area all for free so contact Patrick Jones 206 913 7261 or pj123r@yahoo.com DEAD LINE JUNE 17th 2011 sorry no Bands due to sound challenges that the city in forces so understand the event ,If you need power that will be available NO stages lets keep it as simple for you as we can !For those who are not familiar with the area its on the corner of PIKE and BOREN trying to give the students from Northwest school and Seattle University Music dept for the afternoon concert first but after a week or so will open that slot to all!

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Ryan in the sky
Ryan in the sky
9 years ago

Patrick Jones doesn’t know how to spell his neighborhood.

tom
tom
9 years ago

You know, so many people get it wrong, I didn’t even notice. LOL It takes a lot of capital to live here these days… :)

Lucy
Lucy
9 years ago

Great article in the blog. Let me proof your work before you publish again so I can correct grammar/typos so it’s more readable.

1
1
9 years ago

A new entry for dictionary.com…

a
a
9 years ago

do not need them

MF
MF
9 years ago

Patrick is doing something about the crime, getting this neighborhood together, playing some music, so you english teachers cut him some slack, an d get some fiber, you sound angry for all the wrong reasons.

Good job Patrick!

Joe Mabel
Joe Mabel
9 years ago

In one place it says “We’re talking tubas, trombones and xylophones here” in another place it says “sorry no Bands”. So is this strictly solo? I don’t really see many people as being likely to do a solo trombone concert.