I have it on good authority that summer will begin at some point later today, and not leave until mid-November. Call me optimistic, but I feel pretty sure about this. And what's this? It's the schedule for the summer Sunday afternoon series of concerts on the Doug Fir patio; sitting outside with a drink and live music for free is possibly the best way to spend any afternoon. Check out the lineup for the series above, which kicks off with a July 11 show from Blitzen Trapper's Marty Marquis. I'm also stoked to see Quiet Life, Norman, and the Alialujah Choir. The shows run every Sunday from 3-7 pm and the DF is also offering drink and food specials during that time. See you there.