Music returns downtown with summer series


The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation and Banner Bank are bringing music to the streets of Walla Walla every weekend.

Each Saturday and Sunday through the end of summer, different musical acts will perform at Land Title Plaza as part of the "Downtown Summer Music Series."

Performances kicked off earlier this month. Coming this weekend: White City Lights will perform classic FM-era rock, pop, funk, R&B and country spanning the 1950s-1990s on Saturday; Soul Status will followup Sunday with funk rock, classic rock and reggae.

All concerts begin at 4 p.m., a time that will spare the acts from the heat of the brick pavers during the most sweltering times of day, said Jennifer Northam, events manager for the downtown foundation.

"By 4 p.m., the Plaza is in shade, and a cool breeze comes off Mill Creek," she said in the announcement. "It will be a more pleasant experience all around."

The shows run until about 7 p.m. both days. Concerts will take place through Aug. 29. Funding from Banner Bank has allowed the concert series to return this year, Northam said. Musical acts are booked by Mike Hammond of . For more information, call the downtown foundation at 529-8755 or email: .

The Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce will launch a new networking event this month.

"B2B: Business to Business" will be open to community members as a chance to meet and network with local professionals in a relaxed and casual environment, according to an announcement from the business membership organization.

The new event is slated for the last Thursday of each month.

The kickoff is slated for June 30 at SonBridge Community Center, 1200 S.E. 12th St., College Place, 5:30-7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the Chamber at 525-0850.

The trainers behind Walla Walla's Cardio Strength Bootcamp are gearing up for a summer hours.

The first workout of the season is July 1 at the Sharpstein Elementary playground. The 40-minute workouts start there at 7 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Sessions incorporate bodyweight exercise, TRX suspension trainers, sandbells, kettlebells, exercise ropes, medicine balls and sleds in an outdoor environment, according to a description of the classes. The program provides a fitness-enhancement and fat-loss experience through metabolic resistance activities in small-group training settings.

Participants receive information in written form, as well as video, to they can work out on their own at home, make daily nutrition choices and keep up their motivation.

The cost is $55 per month. For more information and registration contact Marc Yonts at 540-9553 or ; or Scott Tibbling at 240-4126 or . More information is also available at , as is online registration.

A College Place business known for copies has added a service to make them disappear.

Copier Service has started offering shredding services for $1 a pound, according to an announcement from the Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce.

The business is located at 800 N.E. Rose St. For more information, call 529-5962 or 529-6093.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at or 526-8321.


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