The Portage Fill Band
Vashon Island's Portage Fill Big Band has been making music since 1974, and is a perennial Strawberry Festival favorite. The seventeen piece big band features musicians both amateur and professional, most being members of the band for over 15 years, all with Island connections. Led by director Tony Willing and featuring vocalists Maggie Laird and Lou Mangione, the Portage Fill Big Band opens the Ober Park stage and returns Saturday evening for the Festival Street Dance. Bring your dancing shoes and have a ball with the Portage Fill !