Friday, June 10, 2016
Shoreline Arts Festival - Performance Preview
The Shoreline Arts Festival offers two stages of live music and dance playing all weekend long, and you can see it all without spending a penny! So sit back, relax, maybe grab a cold beer from the Beer Garden or a tasty treat from the Food Truck Food Court, and be entertained by an array of performances spanning a wide range of styles. Here’s a just a sample of what the festival has to offer on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26:
Named Seattle Weekly's "Best Folk Singer" in 2013, Naomi Wachira, has a voice that is a rich melding of her childhood in Kenya, her Northwest home, and such American inspirations as Tracy Chapman and South African activist Miriam Makeba.
A pioneer on the electric six-string violin, Geoffrey Castle is on a mission to change, forever, the way you think about the violin.
This husband and wife duo’s music has been endearingly labeled as “Pearl Jam meets Bette Midler,” and they’ve been tearing up stages and wowing crowds nationwide with their unique upbeat, roller coaster style shows.
A celebration and discovery of diversity through beautiful music and dances from all over the world.
Portage Bay Big Band
Seattle’s Hardest Working Big Band has been Swinging for over twenty-five years! This year’s performance will feature “Guitar Swinger” Lyle Ronglien, playing Brian Setzer, Michael Buble, and more!
Playing the sublime type of Cuban music known as Son, this acoustic band brings together a unique blend of Spanish guitars and harmony, Afro-Cuban percussion and swing, call-and-response singing, and trumpet improvisation.
With southern roots and a prowess for songwriting, Pat McHenry is healthy dose of Honky Tonk with All American Rock aftertastes. His music features relatable storytelling, catchy melodies, and winsome composition.
Sundae and Mr. Goessl
A husband/wife duo playing a mix of genres from an era long gone. Reviving great composers like Duke Ellington, the Gershwin brothers and Cole Porter, this pair takes it upon themselves to arrange every nuance and create their own fresh take on these classic tunes.
Seattle’s Totally Relaxed Ukulele Musicians, STRUM, is a group of ukulele players of all levels who join together to create music for all to enjoy…and are totally relaxed doing it.
Wright is a true musical chameleon with a diverse body of influences that can best be described as a jazz foundation with a solid infrastructure of rock, and binding it all, a voice so original that it cannot be called either.
Hokulani’s Hula Studio and The Kupunas
Back at the festival for their 7th year, Hokulani’s Hula Studio and The Kupunas will be showing off their island dances under the direction of Kathy De Aguiar.
Shoreline Senior Singers
A weekly program of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center that provides seniors the opportunity to bring the joy of singing to themselves as well as others with special performances, like at the Shoreline Arts Festival.
See the full Performance Schedule on the Arts Council’s website.
The Shoreline Arts Festival is a free, two-day event organized by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council. The Arts Council would like to thank the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, 4Culture, Arts WA and all of their sponsors, donors, and members for making this event possible year after year.
Avoid the stress of parking by taking the Free Arts Festival Shuttle. The shuttle will run in a loop stopping at Meridian Park, Cromwell Park, and the Shoreline Center every 15 minutes during festival hours (Saturday, June 25 10am-6pm and Sunday, June 26 10am-5pm). Thank you to Shoreline Community College for providing this service.
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.