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Summer Concerts 2022

Live music. Cold beer. Friends & neighbors. Long summer days. Camp chairs & bonfires. These are the ingredients that make for a fabulous summer concert and we bring them all together. In the summer months we partner with the Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo to bring fabulous concerts to their outdoor venue and give the people of Kodiak great live music experiences.

For the summer of 2022 we are bringing blues guitar giant Tim "Too Slim" Langford with Too Slim and the Taildraggers on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2; and Alaska favorites the Super Saturated Sugar Strings on Saturday, August 13. Join us!

A few details ...

  • Patrons are encouraged to BYO camp chairs for best experience. 

  • The gates to the Fairgrounds will open at 6 pm and the live music starts at 6:30 pm with opening acts.

  • Food will be available for purchase throughout the night.

  • Patrons age 21 and over can enjoy beer and wine in a gated beer garden. All patrons must show valid ID. Cash bar.

  • A free shuttle bus service will run regularly from downtown Kodiak to the Fairgrounds.


Friday, July 1 & Saturday, July 2 at the Kodiak Fairgrounds


Tim “Too Slim“ Langford is a monster guitarist and unabashed blues rocker whose influences run the gamut from Lightnin’ Hopkins, Freddy King, Duane Allman, and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Robin Trower. He is a prolific singer/songwriter whose songs have now yielded an impressive 13 studio Too Slim and the Taildraggers albums, 2 solo albums and several live CD’s all on his own Underworld Records imprint.


Too Slim and the Taildraggers’ high energy Blues Rock has been thrilling audiences for years. Tim Langford has received Lifetime Achievement and Hall Of Fame awards by three Northwest blues societies, as well as more than 40 regional and national music awards. Too Slim and the Taildraggers music has also been featured on MTV’s series, The Real World and Road Rules.


Too Slim and the Taildraggers are Tim “Too Slim" Langford on guitar/vocals, Zach Kasik on bass/vocals and Jeff “Shakey” Fowlkes on drums/vocals.


Friday, August 12 at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium

Saturday, August 13 at the Kodiak Fairgrounds

Powerful and upbeat, The Super Saturated Sugar Strings’s eclectic take on modern Americana brims with polished instrumental arrangements and shout-to-the-rafter vocals. The high-energy stomp and swing of their live shows keeps their throngs of dedicated Alaskan fans bopping hard and staying warm.


Drenched in strings and horns and bombastic ideas, the Strings’ back-beat-Americana-meets-chamber-ensemble sound delivers a mesmerizing performance with an energetic charm that will knock your socks off!

Wish you could enjoy the Sugar Strings as a listening session in a performing arts venue? You're in luck! They will be performing indoors at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium on Friday, August 12, at 7:30 pm. Join us there, too, for a traditional indoor concert.


Promo Codes

Members - Kodiak Arts Council members enjoy 10% off all Performing Arts Series events. Use the code MEMBER

Munartet Project - Members of the Munartet Learning Community receive a special discount. Use the code MUNARTET. 

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