The mission of Sunday Afternoon Live is to promote, develop and present diverse programs of entertainment, education, and cultural enrichment to the Willapa Harbor Community and its visitors at an affordable cost.
Established in 2002, Sunday Afternoon Live (SAL) was originally founded to give Willapa Harbor’s senior residents a venue offering quality musical entertainment on Sunday afternoons during the fall and winter. Initially, concerts were held in local churches, but before long that vision grew and the historic Raymond Theatre became Sunday Afternoon Live’s home base.
SAL’s reputation grew as enthusiastic audiences of all ages packed the theater. No longer aimed at seniors, musical performances appeal to children and adults alike. In 2004, a five-concert series was inaugurated, beginning in November and ending with a Mother’s Day performance in May. Sunday Afternoon Live attracts both local residents and tourists from the Long Beach Peninsula, Grays Harbor area, Astoria and Lewis County.
The ambience of the Raymond Theatre provides concert-goers with great acoustics, comfortable seats-and tasty popcorn!