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Spotlight Series

Jazz Under The Stars


Thursdays, Starting July 19 and ending August 9 | All concerts begin at 7 p.m. | Mary Baker Russell Outdoor Amphitheater

Jazz Under the Stars, PLU’s popular professional summer concert series, enters its 20th season this summer. Bring your lawn chairs and your picnic food and enjoy live professional jazz. Coffee will be available. Wine, beer, and snacks are also available for purchase.

When the weather does not cooperate, concerts are moved into Lagerquist Concert Hall.

More Spotlight Events

(events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted)

Berry Festivals

June 13, July 11, and August 8, 11:30 a.m. | Red Square

The Annual Berry Festivals at PLU are an exciting summertime activity for all. Each event focuses on a delicious summertime fruit and features summery desserts and free live entertainment.

Fresh fruit desserts are free with a PLU ID, or $2.50 otherwise (cash only please), while supplies last.

2018 Spring Games


June 1-3

The 2018 State Spring Games will take place at PLU, King County Aquatics Center and Joint Base Lewis McChord. More than 2,000 athletes throughout the state of Washington will all come together to compete in Swimming, Athletics, Powerlifting, Soccer and Cycling. Come cheer them on as they compete for Gold!

Sparks Era Reunion Concert


July 1, 3 p.m. | Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Choir of the West alumni are returning to campus this summer to sing once more under under their former director, Dr. Richard Sparks. Come hear them perform.

Summer Opera Workshop Performances

July 13-15 | Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Come see free opera concerts performed by talented opera performers attending PLU’s 2018 Summer Opera Workshop.

A Bonhoeffer Moment

August 28, 1 p.m. | Chris Knutsen Hall

Rev. Dr. Renate Wind from Heidelberg, Germany will speak on the theme “Bonhoeffer: The Man, the Myth, and the Martyr” and Rev. Dr. Mark Brocker of Portland will present “For Love of the World: Bonhoeffer’s Theology of Resistance and of Hope.”