Sometimes, Seattle actually finishes construction projects within our lifetimes! The Volunteer Park Amphitheater’s facelift is nearing completion, and you’re invited to the grand unveiling. Music and picnicking await! Bring a blanket, kids, dogs, or whatever company suits best for sprawling on the grass and enjoying performances by a lineup of local musicians, plus a phalanx of food trucks. While you’re there, feast your eyes on the amphitheater’s cute new roof, all-gender bathrooms, and dramatic pillars. This is the kick-off for a summer-long concert series, with six free shows spread out across Thursday evenings from July 14 to August 18. The Volunteer Park Trust is continuing to fundraise for this and other projects, so if you’re feeling generous, chip in a few bucks


The Amphitheater Grand Opening happens Saturday, July 2, from 2 pm to 7 pm.