SEATTLE, May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- University Village today announced the line-up for the 2017 Sounds of Summer Concert Series, presented by UW Medicine.

The Sounds of Summer Concert Series at University Village is a series of free concerts on Wednesdays beginning July 12 and running through August 23, from 7-8:30 p.m.  Every summer, Seattleites head to the Village to shop, eat and enjoy long-awaited sunny evenings with live music from a mix of local favorites and well-known artists playing classic hits and new selections.

Making his Sounds of Summer Concert Series debut on July 19, Blake Lewis is a local star who rose to fame as the “American Idol” runner-up in Season Six with his unique and energizing hip hop, beatboxing, and a capella vocal talents.  

Also new to the line-up this year is Kalimba, playing the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, on August 9.

The 2017 Sounds of Summer Concert Series line-up features:

July 12 – Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme

July 19 – Blake Lewis

July 26 – The Nowhere Men

August 2 – The Paperboys

August 9 – Kalimba

August 16 – BowieVision 

August 23 – Hit Explosion

In addition to their favorite bands, concert-goers look forward to gourmet bites from University Village restaurants, the lively Ram Restaurant beer garden and fun activities in the kid’s play area.

The University Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series is presented by UW Medicine, with major sponsorship from the Ram Restaurant and Brewery.

About University Village

Located north of downtown Seattle, University Village is an open-air lifestyle shopping center which offers a unique formula of locally-owned boutiques and signature national retailers. University Village is a regional destination for home furnishings, the latest fashions and unique gift items with a distinct collection of restaurants and eateries. For more information, visit or follow University Village on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest.  

About UW Medicine

UW Medicineʼs mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing patient care, and training the next generation of health professionals. Our system includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. For more information, visit or follow UW Medicine on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or YouTube.


Leanne Strohmeier
Director of Promotions