PLAY: Mostly Music in the Park Summer Concert Series (WA)

Posted by:  Mercer Island Arts Council  | When:  –  | Where: Mercer Island, Washington, USA

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The Mercer Island Arts Council and Mercer Island Parks & Recreation seek submissions for acts for Mostly Music in the Park, the popular concert series that has been bringing community members together for more than 30 years. Recent series highlights include concerts by The Rumba Kings, the Joy Mills Band, and Lemolo.

Bring your music stylings to Mercerdale Park, a city park located in the heart of Town Center, this summer. Performances take place on Thursday evenings in July and August and are completely free to the public. Keep reading to learn how you can join us for the 2019 series! The full call for artists can also be found at

The Opportunity

Marketing & Promotion:
The City promotes the concerts via a variety of digital and print channels, and performers are expected to promote via their own networks and channels. City staff will connect with performers about marketing plans and needs for each concert.

The Band

This call for artists is open to all bands and musicians in the US, and there is no fee to apply. We seek a diverse mix of music genres; dynamic musicians and bands who engage and inspire the crowd; and family-friendly performances suitable for audiences of all ages.

Submission Guidelines

  • To Apply:  E-mail with links to your music samples, bio, photos, videos, and any other information you think will be useful to the selection committee. All submissions must be digital. 
  • Submission Deadline: February 4, 2019
  • Selection Timeline: The selection committee aims to confirm the line-up by April 1, 2019 (subject to change based on marketing & promotion timelines).

The Gig

Venue: The Pergola at Mercerdale Park, 77th SE & SE 32nd, Mercer Island, WA 98040

 Thursdays, July-August, 2019

 7-8:30 pm

 Compensation has ranged from $750-$1,200 per performance in past years.

Sound System:
 The City partners with a sound company to provide high quality sound set-up. If selected, performers will work directly with sound engineers on set-up needs.


  • Compensation Amount: Up to $1,200.00