The Yakima Valley Community Band (www.yakimacommunityband.org ) has free concerts on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer, as well as a spring program. Summer concerts are held in one of several parks and create perfect picnic opportunities.
The Yakima Symphony Orchestra (509/248-1414, www.yakimasymphony.org ) performs a diverse season of music at the Capitol Theater October–April.
A new hub of Yakima’s performance community, The Seasons Performance Hall (101 N Naches Ave., 509/453-1888) has some of the best acoustics east of the Cascades. This grand old building was converted from an old Seventh-day Adventist church and now draws quality jazz, classical, Latin, and world-beat musicians.
The historic Capitol Theater (19 S. 3rd St., 509/853-2787, www.capitoltheatre.org ) is a beautifully restored 1920 theater, now hosting a full schedule of musical, theatrical, and Broadway productions.