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Jr. Cadillac kicks off Concerts on the Boardwalk

The oldest band in the Northwest? Jr. Cadillac. • Poulsbo’s Summer Nights at the Bay  Tuesdays, July 8-29, 6:30 p.m. at Liberty Bay Park  July 8 — Lee Pence Trio (modern jazz/Motown)    July 15 — One Shot Molly (rock, rhythm and blues)  July 22 — Trombanga (salsa/Latin jazz)  July 29 — Blues Counselors (dance blues) • Bainbridge Island’s Concerts at Waterfront Park  Wednesdays, July 9-Aug. 20, 7 p.m. at Waterfront Park  July 9 — Anzanga (marimba)  July 16 — The Tune Stranglers (honky tonk)  July 23 — Golden Bough (celtic) July 30 — Submotive (pop rock) Aug. 6 — Trombanga (latin jazz)  Aug. 13 — A Moment in Time (a capella)  Aug. 20 — Handful of Luvin’ (pop rock) • Port Orchard’s Concerts on the Bay  Thursdays, July 10-Aug. 14, 6:30-8 p.m., at the waterfront marina July 10 — The New Blues Brothers (50s, 60s, 70s dance hits) July 17 — Jr. Cadillac  July 24 — The Voetbergs (family band, fiddling champs)  July 31 — Soultronic (funk, rock and soul) Aug. 2 — The Machine (party rock)  Aug. 14 — Dana & the Changes (Elton John Tribute)  • Bremerton’s Concerts on the Boardwalk  Fridays, July 11-Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m., at the Louis Mentor Boardwalk July 11 — Jr. Cadillac  July 18 — Trombanga (salsa/latin jazz)  July 25 — Craicmore (Irish/Scottish Celtic)  Aug. 1 — Tiller’s Folly (original acoustic roots)  • Silverdale’s Sounds on the Sound  Fridays, Aug. 1-29, 6:30-8 p.m., Waterfront Park  Aug. 1 — The Warren Brothers Band (country rock)  Aug. 8 — Party Safari (top-40 covers) Aug. 15 — Hit Sensation (dance)  Aug. 29 — The Drive (alt country and blues) - Courtesy photo
The oldest band in the Northwest? Jr. Cadillac. • Poulsbo’s Summer Nights at the Bay Tuesdays, July 8-29, 6:30 p.m. at Liberty Bay Park July 8 — Lee Pence Trio (modern jazz/Motown)  July 15 — One Shot Molly (rock, rhythm and blues) July 22 — Trombanga (salsa/Latin jazz) July 29 — Blues Counselors (dance blues) • Bainbridge Island’s Concerts at Waterfront Park Wednesdays, July 9-Aug. 20, 7 p.m. at Waterfront Park July 9 — Anzanga (marimba) July 16 — The Tune Stranglers (honky tonk) July 23 — Golden Bough (celtic) July 30 — Submotive (pop rock) Aug. 6 — Trombanga (latin jazz) Aug. 13 — A Moment in Time (a capella) Aug. 20 — Handful of Luvin’ (pop rock) • Port Orchard’s Concerts on the Bay Thursdays, July 10-Aug. 14, 6:30-8 p.m., at the waterfront marina July 10 — The New Blues Brothers (50s, 60s, 70s dance hits) July 17 — Jr. Cadillac July 24 — The Voetbergs (family band, fiddling champs) July 31 — Soultronic (funk, rock and soul) Aug. 2 — The Machine (party rock) Aug. 14 — Dana & the Changes (Elton John Tribute) • Bremerton’s Concerts on the Boardwalk Fridays, July 11-Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m., at the Louis Mentor Boardwalk July 11 — Jr. Cadillac July 18 — Trombanga (salsa/latin jazz) July 25 — Craicmore (Irish/Scottish Celtic) Aug. 1 — Tiller’s Folly (original acoustic roots) • Silverdale’s Sounds on the Sound Fridays, Aug. 1-29, 6:30-8 p.m., Waterfront Park Aug. 1 — The Warren Brothers Band (country rock) Aug. 8 — Party Safari (top-40 covers) Aug. 15 — Hit Sensation (dance) Aug. 29 — The Drive (alt country and blues)
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Another little something is happening in Bremerton, and around the county — free outdoor summer concert series.

Every year, for the past probably 14, Jr. Cadillac has kicked off Bremerton’s free concert series — Concerts on the Boardwalk.

That goes unchanged this year, they’ll throw down at 6 p.m. July 11. They were supposed to play Kingston’s Fourth of July this week, but that show was cancelled. Still, the 38-year-old Northwest favorite will also be playing Port Orchard’s outdoor concert series at 6:30 p.m. July 17, then two weeks later, Silverdale’s Whaling Days the night of July 25.

They’d almost conquered Kitsap for the entire month.

“Can you stand it?” the band asks on the show calendar of their Web page — jrcadillac.com.

You know that they can — the group’s been doing it for years.

Jr. Cadillac is touted as one of the longest-surviving bands in the Northwest. Back in 1984 when the band was featured on the cover of Seattle Times’ Pacific Magazine, Ned Neltner — “Mr. Jr. Cadillac” — who was 41 at the time, was hailed as the “undisputed rock and roll longevity champ of Seattle.”

In 1984.

Look at ’em now — pushing 40, in band years, and doing just fine.

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