The annual Concerts at the Mural series returns Friday evening at Seattle Center, for the first of four free all-ages shows presented in tandem with KEXP throughout the month of August. Each show begins at 5:30 p.m.

The series kicks off Aug. 3 with punk rock quartet Tacocat, Atlanta punk trio The Coathangers, and local rockers Snuff Redux.

The following week serves as Sub Pop’s Big 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Showcase, with alt rockers The Afghan Whigs, recent label-signee Yuno — ahead of his Bumbershoot appearance on Sept. 1 — and Mass Gothic, the genre-bending husband-and-wife duo of Noel Heroux and Jessica Zembri.

Aug. 17 brings soul with the Delvonn Lamar Organ Trio, 8-piece instrumental group True Loves, and R&B singer-songwriter Parisalexa (fresh off her appearance at Capitol Hill Block Party).

The series wraps up on Aug. 24 with veteran rockers The Moondoggies, Vancouver alternative/indie quartet Jo Passed, and the blues and punk fusion of The Black Tones (another CHBP pick).

Seating is first-come, first-served, limited to the capacity of the Mural Ampitheatre lawn. Folding chairs or blankets are welcome, but large coolers, umbrellas, and video and audio recorders are not. Attendees are also asked to leave their pets at home (guidance animals the exception).

A beer garden will be open for those 21 and over with a valid ID — happy hour is from 5 to 6 p.m. with $1 off drinks — while the Seattle Center Armory food merchants will also be open. In the event of rain, shows will be moved to the Gathering Space at KEXP.

For more information, visit www.seattlecenter.com/concertsatthemural/.


Yuno will perform on Aug. 10 as part of Sub Pop's Big 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Showcase, ahead of a Bumbershoot appearance on Sept. 1. Photo courtesy of Yuno