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Oak Harbor Music Festival ready to rock By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

Larry Mason’s efforts to see the Oak Harbor Music Festival flourish involve starting with a blank canvas each year. Through all his tinkering, he likes what he sees after assembling a fresh 2015 band lineup made up largely of acts new to the Whidbey Island event. “We don’t have the same bands playing every single year,” Mason said. “I really want to try new things.” Mason’s dedication to land a headliner for the Sept. 4-6 event resulted in securing Los Angeles-based rock band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, which collaborated with Neil Young on an album that was released earlier this month. Nelson’s band is touring across the country this summer, including stops to perform with Young to promote the album they worked on together, The Monsanto Years. Nelson, the son of country music legend Willie Nelson, will bring his band to Oak Harbor to perform at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5.

“We are just stoked,” Mason said. About 15,000 people came to see the Oak Harbor Music Festival last year, doubling attendance from the previous year. The event, which takes place on two main stages at opposite ends of Pioneer Way in historic downtown, is in its fourth year. Penn Cove Shellfish Company and Island Trollers are stage sponsors. Mason has lined up more than 30 bands for the threeday event with music ranging from country to rhythm and blues to bluegrass, yet it is heavy with rock. Some of the most popular groups and performers from last year are returning, namely The Beatniks, The Fame Riot, The Robbie Walden Band and Dylan Jakobsen. “Everybody was bugging me to get the Beatniks back,” Mason said. The rest of the band lineup is largely different from 2014 with some having performed in previous years. Spokane-based rock band Too Slim and the Taildraggers are Oak Harbor-bound along with

Rust on the Rails, a relatively new Seattle band that features Coby Beebe and Blake Noble, who performed in different groups in Oak Harbor last year. The Kalimba Band, an Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band, will get the crowd “up and jumping,” Mason said. Another band he’s excited about is Jelly Bread, a rock band from Reno, Nev. “There are a lot of new ones that are really fun,” said Margaret Livermore, president of the Oak Harbor Music Festival. The rest of the Oak Harbor Music Festival lineup consists of: Tango Alpha Tango, Adrian Xavier, The Mama Rags, Tiller’s Folly, The Dodgy Mountain Men, Namoli Brennet, Nathaniel Talbot, The Joy Mills Band, Broken Banjo, PETE, Clint McCune, Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band, Janie Cribbs and the T. Rust Band, Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, Dan Duval Trio, A Town Big Band, Lifeboat 14, Mark Lewis Cool Jazz Trio, Greg Murat and Cool Wind, and Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer. The festival will run from 6-11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4,

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Larry Mason performs with the Halyards at the 2014 Oak Harbor Music Festival. He’ll play with Broken Banjo in 2015. opening with Tiller’s Folly. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sept. 5, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 6. Mason played in the band, The Halyards, at last year’s festival. This year, he’ll be

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Coupeville Garden Club meeting, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 3, at the Coupeville Rec Hall. The club meets the first Thursday of each month. Coffee and snacks will be served. Everett Chu, master gardener and owner of Azuza Nursery in Mount Vernon, will give a lecture on the fundamental principles of natural and beautiful landscape design.

“Woodpalooza” exhibition, noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 5-7, in Zech Hall at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. Admission is free. This is the 12th annual show of Whidbey’s finest woodwork. A reception will take place from 6-9 p.m., Sept. 4. Talk with the artisans and view their works. Visit woodpalooza. com or contact Gary Leake at garyandsandyleake@ comcast.net or 360-6781347 for more information.

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Friday Sept. 4

Oak Harbor Music Festival, Sept. 4-6, in downtown Oak Harbor. Free admission. Two main stages with over 30 bands playing music from a variety of genres. www. oakharborfestival.com

Sept. 5

Saturday Matinee at the Library, 2-4:30 p.m., Sept. 5, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Gregory Peck stars in the film based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prizewinning novel. Popcorn provided. This film is recommended for teens and

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Meerkerk Labor Day Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 5-6, at 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Inventory will be 50 percent off. Entrance to the garden is free for the sale days. Contact Joan Bell at meerkerk@whidbey.net or 360-678-1912. www. meerkerkgardens.org

Wednesday Sept. 9

Literature & Laughter Book Group: Ivan Doig, 6:15 p.m., Sept. 9, at the Coupeville Library. Join in a discussion of the works of Ivan Doig. All are welcome. Contact Leslie Franzen at lfranzen@snoisle.org or 360-678-4911 for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m.,

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MEGAN MCCLUNG MEMORIAL RUN: Race dedicated to Major Megan McClung takes place from 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 12 at Flintstone Park on Bayshore Drive in Oak Harbor. McClung, from Coupeville, was the first female USMC officer killed in combat during the Iraq War. Seventh annual run is held in Megan McClung’s honor to raise funds for her fellow Marines and sailors wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. 10K or 5K run or kids 1K run. www.meganmcclungmemorialrun.com

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Friday Sept. 11

Friends of the Oak Harbor Library Annual Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 11, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Thousands of gently used books, suitable for all ages, will be available for purchase at bargain prices. All proceeds benefit the library. 360-675-5115 Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, 3 p.m., Sept. 11 through 5 p.m., Sept. 13, at 609 Front Street, Mukilteo. The festival is celebrating its 50th year. The event includes a 5k/10k run, art, music, food, a parade and fireworks. The main

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Whidbey Walking Festival, 10 a.m., Sept. 11-13 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. Free. The three-day festival offers walking routes in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Explore Coupeville and the surrounding countryside. Check website for daily start times. Email Sue Payton at nwtuliptrekkers@gmail.com or visit www.nwtrekkers.org/ wwfhtml. 2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group: “Soldier Girls,” 10:30 a.m., Sept. 11, at the Coupeville Library.

Whidbey Island Farm Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 12, at Wildwood Farm, 2326 Happy Valley Road, Oak Harbor. Free. Explore 12 working farms, purchase local produce, visit the animals, enjoy activities and demonstrations. Start anywhere and take in as many farms as you like. www. whidbeyfarmtour.com Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Whidbey Chapter, monthly meeting, 9:45 a.m., Sept. 12, at Ciao Restaurant. Monthly discussion of climate solutions. Meeting starts with national conference call. Citizens’ Climate Lobby advocates for a revenueneutral carbon tax. All SEE CALENDAR, 3

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Whidbey Island Farm Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Wildwood Farm, 2326 Happy Valley Road, Oak Harbor. Free. Explore 12 working farms, purchase local produce, visit the animals, enjoy activities and demonstrations. Start anywhere and take in as many farms as you like. www. whidbeyfarmtour.com

Team Tsunami Dragon Boat Practice, 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays through October, at the Oak Harbor Marina. Join dragon boat team Tsunami, a diverse group of people who enjoy the sport of dragon boating, for a complimentary practice. Contact Lori Rhodenbaugh at rhodenbaugh@ sprintmail.com or 360-240-9105.

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