SUNDAY, JULY 23rd
OBER PARK STAGE
Music sponsored by Windermere Real Estate & The Vashon Park District
(11:30am-12:15pm) THE MARCUS FAMILY BAND
The Marcus Family Band is comprised of the 4th and 5th generations of Marcus musicians. Dan and Michael are brothers performing with their sons Max and Nate. Our pops Marc, may he rest in peace, instilled in us all a love for music and life. We dedicate this performance to his memory and inspiration. Our roots are in Jazz and classical music with influences from around the globe.
(12:45-1:30pm) THE FLYING MANDOLINIS
The Flying Mandolinis all live on Vashon Island, WA. They perform exclusively on instruments in the mandolin family. Each of them also participates in at least 2 other island bands, but they come together in this configuration to find a creative outlet for their acoustic string music AND to celebrate the joy of playing together just for the fun of it. The Flying Mandolinis play a mix of original compositions, American standard covers, and World music. Rumors of their performing hanging upside down by the knees from a high wire stretched between the Hardware Store and the US Bank at a previous Strawberry Festival are highly unreliable, but Chris Anderson swears that their footprints can be seen in a cloggers' cluster on the ceiling of one corner of the Coop.
(2:00-2:45pm) ONCE UPON A TUESDAY
Once Upon a Tuesday is an original music rock band. Formed by lead singer/songwriter Tyke Reasy and former bassist/vocalist Keith McNeal in 2005 while stationed together in the Navy, music is the magnet that would eventually bring both men to Seattle where they were introduced to drummer Sandy Johnson. The recent departure of McNeal and additions of lead guitarist/vocalist Jeff Mims, saxophonist Dave Sobie and bass player Mike McDonnell complete the current lineup. With a sound described as residing somewhere between Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson, OUAT mixes elements of jazz, funk and blues to complete their musical signature.
(3:15-4:00pm) CORREO AEREO
Correo Aereo is an award winning Latin American/World music duo. Performing original and traditional music from Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico and beyond, their multi-instrumental and vocal sound is richly sensual, polyrhythmic and soulfully melodic. Soaring, fiery, haunting and joyful…music to decolonize the mind, free the soul and celebrate life! With silken vocal harmonies described as “…locked in carnal embrace.” by the Austin Chronicle, their music is viscerally ancient and vibrantly contemporary.
(4:30-5:30pm) LOOSE CHANGE
Loose Change is one of Vashon Island's favorite dance bands. The band has been entertaining crowds at private parties, local festivals, and other venues for over 15 years, and is still going strong. Lead singer Troy Kindred fronts the band with his powerful Joe-Cocker-meets-James- Brown voice and his passion for entertaining. Ultra-talented keyboard player and music director Kevin Pottinger is the anchor of the band, pulling together an assortment of players and vocalists to create a fun musical and stage show. The huge sound of the horn section really sets this band apart, as do the lovely and talented backup singers, fondly known as the Loose Women. The band's red-hot rhythm section – guitar, bass, and drums – keeps the beat going and your feet moving. The band play list focuses on classic R&B hits from 60’s, interspersed with a few disco and funk songs, a few touches of gospel, and little rockabilly. The set list varies, but you'll almost always hear crowd favorites Mustang Sally, Unchain My Heart, Treat Her Right, Pride and Joy, Take Me to the River, Wonderful Tonight, and Brown Eyed Girl, all sung by Troy Kindred or another band member stepping up to sing lead. When Loose Change takes the stage, you know you’re going to have a good time dancing, listening, and singing along with your favorite tunes all night long.