Since its inception in 2013, the Downtown Summer Nights concert series has done nothing but get more popular each year -- to the point where it had to be relocated to historic Front Street in Yakima. This Thursday night kicks off the sixth season of the wildly successful event, with the music of Aussie-born valley fave Blake Noble.

The weekly event is child- and pet-friendly and runs from 6-9 p.m. each Thursday through Aug. 16.

Local food vendors, a beer and wine garden, kids activities and live music from multiple Northwest musicians make this community get-together a can't-miss on your summer social and entertainment calendar.

The event is sponsored by the Downtown Association of Yakima. Chinook Fest is in charge of the music.