The Historical Seaport has announced the music lineup for SPLASH at Seaport Landing, the evening portion of the annual SPLASH celebration on Independence Day in Aberdeen. In 2016, SPLASH will be divided into two sections, one on the north side of the river, and one on the south side. Here are the bands scheduled to perform at Seaport Landing.
5 p.m. to 6 p.m: All In — The dynamic trio All In is known for its strong vocals, catchy original tunes, and its own twist on covers.
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m: Catch of the Day — The Westport-based band Catch of the Day weaves its love of the blues with rock, country, a little pop, and a dash of originals.
8 p.m. to 9 p.m: Electric Eye — The cover band Electric Eye, melting faces since 2007, takes good songs and converts them into loud garage band rock.
9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m: Vaughn Johannes — Spiced with original songs, Vaughn Johannes’ set includes classic rock, country, and 90s grunge, including Nirvana.
Earlier this year, Grays Harbor Historical Seaport and Aberdeen Parks and Recreation announced a joint effort to expand the annual Aberdeen SPLASH celebration. Since 1997, the City of Aberdeen has organized the annual family festival at Morrison Riverfront Park on July 4, including a popular fireworks show. In 2013, after acquiring the former Weyerhaeuser sawmill property across the Chehalis River from the park, the Historical Seaport opened the pier to families who wanted to watch the fireworks from the river’s south bank.
This year, Aberdeen’s parks department and the Historical Seaport are teaming up to create a new kind of experience for Aberdeen residents and visitors.
SPLASH will open at noon on July 4 at Morrison Riverfront Park and feature activities for kids, entertainment, food, and vendors until 5 p.m. At 5 p.m., gates will open at Seaport Landing, 500 N. Custer St., the former main entrance to the old sawmill.
Cars and pedestrians will be allowed onto the Seaport Landing pier to watch the fireworks, scheduled for 10 p.m. (The public can still view the fireworks from Morrison Park.) Admission to SPLASH on both sides of the river will be free. Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are expected to open for visits during SPLASH.