Downtown Bremerton Association

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The Downtown Bremerton Association is a purpose driven non-profit organization. The DBA is a registered non-profit corporation with the State of Washington and 501(c)3 tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.

The origins of the DBA go back to the 1980’s when the organization was known as Swing City. Over time the name was changed to be more representative of the groups efforts to foster economic activity and development in the downtown core.

Today, the DBA is the only non-governmental organization solely focused on Downtown economic and quality-of-life issues. Its members - as diverse as the community it serves - provide an important voice on preservation, economic development, public policy and destination marketing initiatives. Preserving the history of Downtown Bremerton, as well as educating the public of the uniqueness of our City's core, is part of our goals.

The DBA collaborates with other organizations in the community to fulfill its purpose. Together with its partners and Downtown residents, DBA is working to create a thriving Downtown where people work, live, shop and play.


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Rock the Dock 2015 Summer Concert Series

The concerts are from 5 to 7 p.m. (with the exception of July 4 when the music will run 5-10 p.m.). Start the party early! The beer, wine and cocktail bar opens at 4 p.m.
Concert line up
July 4, 5-7 p.m.: Boy Blue and the Moon
Port Orchard’s very own Boy Blue and the Moon will get the crowd rocking and ready to celebrate the 4th in style with their power pop with a punch!
Concert line up
July 4, 8-10 p.m.: Left Hand Smoke – Rock n Roll – lefthandsmoke.com
Left Hand Smoke’s Sound is fresh, combining groovy, guitar and keyboard-driven, melodies with a hard hitting, rock n roll edge. Dylan and the Band, the Stones, Van Morrison, Otis Redding, James Brown, the Meters, and Little Feat all contributed to their jazzy, bluesy, folksy, funky sound. According to All Music, “Will Mish is one of the best guitarists ever to emerge from the Northwest.”
July 11, 5-7 p.m.: Aaron Crawford crawfordaaronmusic.com
Aaron Crawford is one of the most talked about artists coming out of the Seattle music scene right now. He has built a large following of fans drawn to his blend of country and melodic rock. His songs, paired with his powerhouse vocals, and his electric live shows, have rapidly built a die-hard following of fans.
July 18, 5-7 p.m.: No concert. Bremerton Summer Brewfest
The concert series takes a break on July 18 but there’s still plenty of fun to be had on the waterfront at the Bremerton Summer Brewfest which features 30 Washington breweries pouring more than 100 craft beers and will include music.
July 25 5-7 p.m.: Vaudeville Etiquette vaudevilleetiquette.com
Vaudeville Etiquette makes music that pushes every boundary with raw passion, grit, and mischievous wit. With their signature blend of Americana roots rock, the dynamic Seattle quintet fills timeless melodies with modern lyrics, heady harmonies, and a wailing pedal steel. Recently listed as one of the “Top 50 Bands Rocking the Seattle Scene” by Seattle Magazine, Vaudeville Etiquette has been compared to heavy-hitters like Shovels & Rope, The Civil Wars, Fleetwood Mac, and The Band.
August 1, 5-7 p.m.: Ayron Jones & The Way ajandtheway.com
Seattle guitarist and front man Ayron Jones (Eh-Rahn), has become one of Seattle’s hottest up-and-comers with his brand of Seattle Rock. Sir Mix A lot has called him ‘the future of rock.’ Jones has taken a hybrid style of guitar playing, in which the chord and solo are played at the same time, and infused the raw energy of punk with the inner-city attitude of Hip-Hop. Think Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Nirvana. The band has opened for the legendary B.B. King and Presidents of the United States of America among others.
August 8, 5-7 p.m.: Sea of Misinformation seaofmisinformation.com
After the release of “Happy Songs For An Unhappy World” five years ago, Ryan Giffin and his songs exploded onto the Northwest music scene by placing within the top four of the Seattle Wave Radio Challenge. According to International Pop Overthrow Festival, “They’ve got a high energy in-your-face alt-rock attack tempered by pop melodies that will leave you mesmerized and begging for more! Think Judas Priest meets The Beatles meets Death Cab for Cutie hanging out with David Bowie, and you begin to get the picture… Definitely one of Seattle’s finest!”
August 15, 5-7 p.m.: Electric Bards 
The Electric Bards play all original music. Many of their songs use the words of 17th, 18th and 19th century poems. The sound is soft rock done in a fresh R &B style. Natalie Poss on vocals and keyboards and John Breslin on lead guitar. Both musicians have playing around the northwest for many years and call Bremerton home.
August 22, 5-7 p.m.: Chance McKinney – chancemckinney.com
Chance McKinney won Country Music Television’s search for the #1 “unsigned” artist in the nation in 2009, taking home the Music City Madness title with more than one million votes in the final round alone. Since then McKinney has opened for Kenny Chesney and shared stages with Dwight Yoakam, Jamie O’Neal, Grand Funk Railroad, Pat Green, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Creedence Clearwater, .38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd. His “Industrialized Country” is a blend of Country music with 90’s Rock, 60’s Motown and Heavy Metal influences.
August 29, 5-7 p.m.: Kim Archer Band kimarcherband.com
Known for her raw, powerhouse performances and personable interaction with her audiences, Kim Archer has attracted a large and loyal following of fans in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. Archer’s music follows in the footsteps of great female singer/songwriters like Joan Armatrading, Melissa Ethridge and Bonnie Raitt. With guitar in hand she commands the stage playing her own original songs rooted in old school soul, funk and classic rock, sultry blues and ballads.
About Rock the Dock
Rock the Dock is made possible by a partnership of the Port of Bremerton, City of Bremerton and the Downtown Bremerton Association. Additional sponsors include Bremerton Bottling, Kitsap Credit Union, Navy Federal Credit Union, Cash America, B&B Repair, and the Kitsap Entrepreneurial Center. For more information visit: www.Facebook.com/DowntownBremerton

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Calendar of Events

First Friday
08/07/15
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Rock the Dock
08/08/15
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Membership Meeting
08/11/15
This is the monthly meeting for DBA members.  Guests are welcome.

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Rock the Dock
08/15/15
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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Conference
08/16/15 - 08/20/15
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Rock the Dock
08/22/15
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Rock the Dock
08/29/15
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First Friday
09/04/15
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Membership Meeting
09/08/15
This is the monthly meeting for DBA members.  Guests are welcome.

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First Friday
10/02/15
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First Friday
11/06/15
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First Friday
12/04/15
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