Music on the Estuary
Facebook Live is new venue
Closures may have compromised the location, but the highly anticipated Music on the Estuary concert will continue. This year anyone can attend the annual fundraiser from virtually anywhere. The entire event will be broadcast on Facebook Live and takes place June 12-14 and does not require advance tickets.
The diversion to a digital format allows the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group (HCSEG) to proceed with their planned event and expand its audience. Typically, the event draws a large, mostly local crowd along the Union River at the estuary itself. This year an in-person event was not possible because of the timing and social distancing restrictions. Instead, a live stream on Facebook will allow viewers to interact online with the audience, musicians and HCSEG team. The first set of live bands begins at 6:30pm on June 12 with more live sets of folk, pop, bluegrass, and electronic music continuing over the weekend.
Luckily, music translates well online and The Salmon Center saw this as a way for community to come together, amid crisis, in support of a common cause. HCSEG carries out an assortment of education programs year-round that demonstrate how salmon, humans and agriculture can coexist. Each year proceeds from the concert fund these programs and farm activities, as well as constructing an amphitheater on the property to host formal learning and entertainment. As a non-profit, HCSEC relies solely on fundraising and grants to operate.
Folks who tune-in will not be charged to watch. The hope is concert goers will make use of the “donate now” buttons as they watch. Some local bands will be performing live on the beautiful HCSEG grounds; others will entertain remotely from New York and Texas. The lineup kicks off with the sounds of 3000 Miles and DJ Gustone. More performances on Saturday and Sunday include the stylings of Chris Eakes, Rob Hill, Brittany Kingery, and Those Guys. During breaks between artists, viewers will have a chance to learn about the interesting restoration and volunteer work taking place at the Salmon Center.
Join #MOAT2020! Let them know you are attending. RSVP for the live-stream version of Music on the Estuary, a long tradition of music at The Salmon Center in Belfair. Area business sponsors this year include Dalton Art Studios, Kitsap Kids, Joonbug Yoga, Belfair Hose & Heavy Truck Repair, and Hoodstock.