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A Supplement of The Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber • July 19, 2017

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2017 Vashon-Maury Island Strawberry Festival

Festival allows for time to slow down, enjoy life Vashon’s summer festival, currently known as Strawberry Festival, has been going on in some form since 1909. The tradition of islanders getting together for a massive celebration is part of our culture. We use this holiday to show off our talents, support our causes and have fun. In these times of rushed schedules, commitments and technology, Strawberry Festival gives the community a chance to slow down and celebrate our island. Islanders reconnect with family, friends, neighbors and causes while visitors experience a friendly reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life. Though strawberries are no longer the main commercial crop on Vashon, we continue to carry the name to honor the farmers who made Vashon a nationwide leader in strawberry production. This year, we honor current Vashon’s farmers by working with the Vashon Island Grower’s Association to host a farmers market on Saturday in the library parking lot. Stop by and see if

you can pick up some Vashongrown strawberries or other locally grown produce. The Vashon Island Chamber of Commerce is the organizer and main funding source of Strawberry Festival. Along with generous community sponsors and talented volunteers, the chamber hosts this celebration that brings approximately 35,000 attendees. We work with local businesses on being a part of Festival and support island nonprofits to use festival for fundraising. Check out the groups that have booths, run unofficial mayoral candidates and participate in the parade. A lot of what you see at Festival comes from the passion of our volunteers, chamber members and the community. Many thanks to our event coordinators and their teams of volunteers: Art in the Green: Verna Everitt & Zena McCoy Festival Beer Garden: Sonny & Natalie Winters with Gene Shook Grand Parade: Rick & Deborah Brown

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A group of musicians entertains the crowd at Strawberry Festival 2016.

Tom Stewart Memorial Classic Car Parade: Miriam Perez and the staff at Island Insurance Center Cleaning Crew: Vashon Boy Scouts Troop 294 & Vashon Girls Crew Kids Activities Committee: Adrianne Forest, Denise Scaffidi, Clay Gleb, Melissa Schafer & Daralyn Anderson We also work with talented Vashon businesses that go all out to bring their expertise to Festival. The event looks and sounds good because of the efforts of the people at Bandstand Music,

Vashon Events and Vashon Ace Hardware. We also are grateful to all the local merchants who have booths and participate in Festival. For those who may be visiting for the first time, we hope that Strawberry Festival will charm you. For Vashon locals, enjoy the tradition. Slow down, savor the flavors, marvel at the talents of your neighbors and enjoy the simple delights of Festival. — Jim Marsh & Suzan McMann Vashon chamber of commerce.

Schedule of Events: Festival 2017 Friday, July 21 5 p.m.

Roads close to allow for festival setup.

5:30 p.m. The Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum will host a backyard picnic at the Heritage Museum. 6 p.m. Beer Garden opens at the north end of the festival grounds. The garden remains open until midnight. 7 p.m. Live music begins at the Beer Garden. 7 p.m. Music begins at the VARSA Youth Stage. 9 p.m.

Live music begins at the Street Dance Stage at U.S. Bank and continues until midnight.

Saturday, July 22 7 a.m.

The Sportsmen’s Club’s all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast begins in the Vashon IGA parking lot. It is open until 11 a.m.

8:30 a.m. The Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk begins with the 10K run at the intersection of Vashon Highway and Gorsuch Road. 5K Run and

Walk participants will begin at 8:45 a.m. 10 a.m. Vendor booths along Vashon Highway open to sell food and fun items. Booths close at 6 p.m. 11 a.m. The Grand Parade takes place on Vashon Highway between Puget Sound Energy and Ober Park. Noon Kids’ Zone activities open at the Vashon Theatre. Noon Beer Garden opens. Live music from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., when the garden closes. 1 p.m. Live music begins at the Ober Park Stage, Village Green Stage, Beer Garden and Snapdragon Stage 1 p.m. Festival Farmer’s Market opens in Vashon Library parking lot. Market closes at 5 p.m.. 1:45 p.m. Live music begins at the Pandora’s Box Stage and VARSA Youth Stage. 2 p.m. Live music begins at the U.S. Bank stage. 7 p.m.

Street Dance in town. The Portage Fill plays from 7-9 p.m. in front of Sporty’s near the main intersection and Sinner & The Saints plays from 9 p.m. to midnight at the U.S. Bank Stage.

10 p.m. Vashon’s Unofficial Mayor is announced at the Beer Garden.

Sunday, July 23 8 a.m.

The Sportsmen’s Club’s all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast takes place in the Vashon IGA parking lot. It is open until noon. 10 a.m. Vendor booths along Vashon Highway open to sell food and fun items. Booths close at 5 p.m. 11 a.m. Beer Garden opens. It closes at 5 p.m. Live music from 11:30 a.m. Music begins at VARSA Youth Stage. 11:30 a.m. Live music begins at Ober Park, the Pandora’s Box stage and the Beer Garden. 11:45 a.m. The Tom Stewart Memorial Car Parade goes through town. Noon Kids’ Zone opens at Vashon Theatre. 12:15 p.m. Music begins at the Snapdragon Stage. 12:30 p.m. Music begins at the Village Green Stage. 1 p.m. Music begins at the U.S. Bank Stage.

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Parade is classic summer event For decades, parades have served as a way to mark everything from holidays to community celebrations, and Vashon’s annual Strawberry Festival Grand Parade is continuing the tradition on Saturday. Perennial favorites such as the Thriftway shopping cart drill team and the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank’s animate fruits and vegetables will be joined by new elements such as Voice of Vashon deejays taking to the parade route on electric bikes. All of this will be accompanied by floats representing community organizations and businesses. As in years past, a children’s parade will precede the Grand Parade. The Grand Parade will start just south of town and will proceed north on Vashon Highway through the heart of town center before coming to an end near Ober Park. Performances will take place at various locations along the route. The spectacle will also be broad-

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Vashon’s Festival parade features snapshots of rural life.

cast on Voice of Vashon live from the VoV studio next to Zombiez. Parade vehicles will park along the north end of the festival grounds for up-close viewing after the jaunt through town, and once again this year, the grand marshal will choose a favorite parade entry — announcing the winner and presenting the trophy from the Ober Park stage. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in the heart of town. Organizers recommend arriving early.

Enjoy a picnic at the Heritage Museum The Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum this year is changing its Festival offering from an organized dinner to a bring-your-own picnic event Friday night. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own food and have a picnic with live music in the museum’s backyard. Refreshments will be provided and, for a small donation, so will strawberry shortcake. In recent years, the museum held Miss Lucy’s Festival Dinner, a picnic-style meal accompanied by a silent auction that was a fundraiser for the organization. However, organizers say

the event has become too expensive and is a strain on volunteers. Hence the change. “The evening will be used to celebrate our island history and shine a spotlight on our members’ contributions to the Heritage Museum,� VashonMaury Island Heritage Association board chairman Deb Dammann said. Two island bands — Poultry in Motion and Geordie’s Byre — will also play acoustic sets. The museum’s backyard will be open for picnicking for all at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

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Tradition continues with Burby For the 37th year, the Bill Burby Inspirational 10K Run and 5K Run/ Walk will allow Strawberry Festival revelers a chance to stretch their legs and burn off the festival food calories. On the morning of Saturday, July 22, dozens of runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels will lace up their running shoes and take part in the event. Costumes are encouraged. “Past years racers have donned strawberry costumes or Audrey Hepburn dresses and pearls. Use your imagination – it’s a fun run,� organizer Daniel Briggs said. Registration fees for those who register before the July 22 event are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 18 and under. Fees increase to $35 for adults and $20 for children on the day of the race. Fees go to support Vashon High School athletic teams and provide the annual Bill Burby Wellness Scholarship to a high school senior who has demonstrated a healthy lifestyle. The race is in honor of Bill Burby,



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From serious runners to those looking for a stroll, the Burby is a race for everyone. a beloved teacher and coach at Vashon Island High School, who was dedicated to island youth sports and healthy life choices. Top finishers will receive gift certificates from Northwest Sports or training certificates from CoreCentric. Ten-visit punch cards to the Recess Lab climbing wall will be awarded to the top boy and girl finishers in each category. For more information and to register, visit billburbyrace.org.

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Kids’ Zone: New location, same fun

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People browse local produce and goods at the Vashon Farmers Market.

Island farmers return to festival with local produce Festival attendees on Saturday will have the opportunity to buy local fruits and vegetables when Vashon farmers set up their stands in the Vashon Library parking lot for the Strawberry Festival Farmers Market. Island growers will gather from 1 to 5 p.m. and offer up farm-fresh produce for purchase. The farmers market has been closed during Festival in recent years and artists have used the Village Green space normally occupied by the weekly market. Local artists will continue to show their work at the Green all weekend as they have in previous years.

The Strawberry Festival’s plethora of activities for kids will return this year, and occupy two new locations. Giant inflatable bubbles and bungee trampolines will be located in town at Parker Plaza, between Fair Isle Animal Clinic and Doug’s Auto. The Kiddie Train, which will be based at the plaza, will take kids on a tour of Festival. Meanwhile, Vashon Theatre will host the Kids’ Zone in its parking lot. There will be activities for all ages that include climbing, spinning, swinging, going upside down and bouncing. The theater will also be showing “Despicable Me 3” all weekend and children under age 3 get free admission. There will also be a giant outdoor video wall with games and movies playing all day. There are no ticket sales for individual attractions in the Kids’ Zone. Parents can purchase bracelets at Vashon Theatre that will allow for unlimited use of the attractions in the theater parking lot, as well as all-day movie viewing. Parents can buy movie tickets for themselves separately.

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A classic spinning carnival ride has made an appearance at recent years’ Festivals and will return this year.

Vashon Theatre’s Kids’ Zone will be open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday. Attractions in Parker Plaza and the Kiddie Train start at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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2017 Vashon-Maury Island Strawberry Festival

Kickstart the festivities Step back in time with classic car parade with pancake breakfast As it has in years past, Vashon’s Sportsmen’s Club will offer a pancake breakfast to Festival-goers on Saturday and Sunday mornings. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, volunteers will serve pancakes, strawberries, sausage and breakfast beverages in the Vashon Market IGA parking lot. The meal is $9, or $6 for children under 10 and seniors. Both cash and credit cards will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the Sportsmen’s Education Association, which provides scholarships for graduating high school seniors. The club will also display the Miss Thriftway Hydroplane, a restored 1955 hydroplane raceboat that participates in races to this day. Mini hydroplanes will be passed out to the kids while supplies last.

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Nash Metropolitans line Vashon Highway in town after last year’s classic car parade.

Rounding out Strawberry Festival’s traditional summer offerings, the Tom Stewart Memorial Classic Car Parade will take place at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday. Unique and vintage cars representing multiple eras from across the Pacific Northwest will show their colors. Once the parade ends, attendees will be treated to close-up views of the classic rides. The visual trip through automotive history will start at Vashon Center for the Arts and bring the cars north on Vashon Highway to 178th Street at the Vashon

Theatre, where they’ll head west toward the post office. From there, they’ll head north on 100th Avenue past the Sugar Shack to Bank Road and turn east, bringing them to the four-way stop at Vashon Highway. Each vehicle will then head back south through town and park. The best viewing will be along Vashon Highway from Bank Road to the theater and at the four-way intersection in town. The parade is a memorial to the late businessman and owner of Misty Isle Farms, Tom Stewart.

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Getting there: Tips to successfully navigate Festival Shuttle service

Road closures

Vashon Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population nearly triples during Strawberry Festival weekend, organizers recommend taking advantage of the shuttle and Metro buses. Shuttle stops have signs, and visitors can wave the shuttle down if in a safe place for it to pull over. The north-end shuttle runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The shuttle will attempt to meet ferries, pick up passengers along the way and drop them off at Ober Park. Return trips pick up at Ober Park. The last shuttle leaving Ober Park back to the ferry will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The south-end shuttle runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. It will meet arriving ferries and drop visitors at the Vashon Senior Center then proceed to Agren Park and back. Return passengers can catch the shuttle at the senior center on Bank Road or the Chevron station in town. The last shuttle leaving the senior center for the south-end ferry will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The cost for the shuttle is $2 each way per person. Children under age 5 are free. Please bring exact change.

Vashon Highway is closed through town during Strawberry Festival. Traffic is routed onto Cove Road, 107th Avenue, Bank Road, 103rd Avenue, 100th Avenue and 178th Street. 100th is for northbound traffic only, while 103rd is for southbound traffic. For a detour map, see vashonchamber.com.


Bus service The regular Saturday and Sunday Metro bus schedules will be in effect, and the buses will follow a detour around town. Times will vary slightly from the regular schedule. Get complete bus schedules online at kingcounty.gov/depts/ transportation/metro/schedules-maps.aspx.

Parking and permits Those who drive to town will find parking scarce, and many roads to town will be closed much of the weekend. A limited number of disabled parking permits will allow some to park closer to town. Call the chamber of commerce at 463-6217 to obtain one. Parking will be offered at the Island Funeral Services lot Saturday. All-day parking is $5 and

2017 Vashon-Maury Island Strawberry Festival

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Be sure to be familiar with alternate routes as Festival creates road closures. benefits the Vashon Senior Center. Access to the parking lot will be via 100th Avenue. Head south on 100th Avenue at the four-way stop by the post office. The road ends, and cars must drive on grass to get to the lot. Follow the signs. Reserved parking is also available at the Vashon Presbyterian Church on Saturday only by donation. Money gathered will support the Vashon Resettlement Committee. Those interested in reserving parking should contact Beverly Skeffington at beverlyskeffington@gmail.com or 354-8921.

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Vendor Name A.GGYS AJ’s Espresso Crepe Tyme Euro Gyros Gip’s Down-Home BBQ Hawaiian Shaved Ice International Greek Food J.C.’s Crepe Town Kenny’s Brain Freeze Lek’s Style Mini…. The Dough-Nut New York Italian Sausage (Uncle Buck’s)

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Nibbles Ohana BBQ (Hawaiian Style) Old Red Barn Popping Company Orca Eats Patty’s Tamales Ray’s Food Snapdragon Stanwood Concessions Subway Teriyaki King Vashon Island Baking Vashon Island Rotary Berry Cakes Viking Feast Ice Cream Ziegler’s Bratwurst

VASHON MERCHANTS AND BUSINESSES Booth # 22 72 79 58 27 21 37 78 125 106

Vendor Name All Things Rich/Vashon Olive Oil Co. Hinge Gallery John L. Scott Luna Bella’s Consignment Boutique Raven’s Nest Jewelry by Sue and Israel Shotridge RO Remodeling & Construction Rock It Vashon Intuitive Arts Vashon Youth and Family Services Windermere

CRAFTS Booth # 45 66 97 122 11 50 42 60 120 99 129 52 119 15 130 103 69 146 131

Vendor Name Aqua Luscious 3-D Wood Maps Art to Suit You Brevin’s Solid Gold Fudge Dolls R Sew Fun Downing Pottery Eric Swenson Woodworks Full Moon Rising Bodycare Co. LLC Gustoblende Hazy Dell Press Languid Decadence Lebenzon Paintbrushes Meghan Smith Pottery Mehndi Madness Nova Glass Out of the Closet Artwear RustyBirds.com (Elegant Garden Design) Vivid Imaginations Zeppelin Designs

YOUTH BOOTHS at ober 123 141 39 84 107

8th Grade Exploratory Week Teen Council / The Dove Project Girls to Girls SeaVuria Vashon Bounty VHS QSA


Vendor Name Ann Leda Shapiro & Friends Apple Cox Bad Meezer Records with Charlie’s Taxidermey – and More Bergstrom Studios / FUNA Vashon Bliss Organix Clutch Coastline Casual Clothing Co. Cowbelle Industries Empty Nest Studio GRB Bells Irene’s Tiles Karlista’s Images Meezer Records with Charlie’s Taxidermy – and More Molly O’Brien Moondance Naked Truth Beauty Raven’s Nest Jewelry by Sue and Israel Shotridge Sandrhyme Jewelry Semilla Designs Straycat Woodworks Treen Ware

Chamber of Commerce Information/Lost & Found Booth #144

COMMERCIAL Booth # 124 5 101 114 17 59 46 53 134 118 89 101 76 138 63 41 70 49 48 93 54 136 9 43 127 98

Vendor Name Bathfitter Bhu-Namdol Bubble Fun Colors Origins Creature Comforts Cutco DS Enterprises EA Trade Shows Gutter Helmet Hempmania Lizard Wizard Lularoe Mannu Native Creations Northwest Indian Crafts OM Fire, LLC Origami Owl Qore 1 Renewal by Anderson Runway Fashions Sage Stone Botanicals Sears Selective Eye, Inc. Sumac El Sol Indigenous Arts Usborne Books Zambalha

NON PROFIT & Information Booth # 3 105 121 135 1 13 137 19 139 144 104 133 74 95 23 91 102 110 145 80 125 64

Vendor Name 34th Legistlative District Backbone Campaign Backpack Pantry Cycling Without Age Neighborcare The DoVE Project Harbor School King County Dirt Alert VARSA Vashon Chamber of Commerce Vashon Center for the Arts Vashon Community Care Foundation Vashon Fire & Rescue/FIRST AID Vashon Island Community Church Vashon Island Fruit Club Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP) Vashon Island Rowing Club Vashon-Maury Heritage Association Vashon Seals DUNK TANK! Vashon Vegans Vashon Youth & Family Services Zero Waste Vashon

Vashon Island 2017


Watering Station at Herban Bloom


Bank Road

Bank Road

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Vashon Artists and Merchants

Access to the Green


Vashon Hwy SW

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Vashon Hwy SW

Northend Ferry Shuttle Pick-up



$$$ PSCCU-ATM Restrooms

US Bank Stage Sponsored by US Bank Evergreen Tree Care Street Dances by The Hardwarestore Restaurant

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Vashon Artists on the Green (AG)

Sponsored by Windermere & Quartermaster Cottage

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Southend Ferry Shuttle Pick-up via Agren Park at Vashon Senior Center

Stage at Village Green

1 3 5 7 9 Restrooms $$$ 11 OCCU -ATM 13 15 17 Thriftway Plaza 19 21 23 25 Watering Station at 27 The Vashon Baking Company 29 31 33 35 37 Take k A Break 39 The Vashon Senior Center at 10004 S.W. Bank 41 Road will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 43 Saturday and Sunday for people to rest 45 and use restrooms. 47 49 Vashon Vendors Appear in RED 51 53 Food Vendors appear 55 with GREEN numbers. 57 59 61 SW 174th Street 63 Restrooms 65 See directory on page 10 67 for a complete list of Food Vendors! 69 71 S-2 S-4 73 S-1 S-3 75 77 79 81 83 Parker Plaza 85 87 BUBBLE FUN 89 91 93 95 97 99 Library 101 103 FARMERS MARKET LIBRARY 105 Saturday 1pm-5pm BOOK SALE 107 109 Saturday 10am-3pm 111 113 115 Ober Park 117 Stage 119 Music in the Park 121 Sponsor: Windermere Vashon 123 125 127 129 131 Ober Park Building 133 Watering Station 135 Ober Park 137 Sponsored by 139 VARSA VARSA Stage 141 Friday Night Youth Stage 143 Music in the Park Colin Loch Concert 145 8:30PM Seals Dunk Tank Neighborcare Prize Wheel


$$$ CHASE -ATM - 9922 SW 178th Street Watering Stations at The Hardware Store Restaurant, The Cunningham Building & Vashon IGA Market Fresh

Visit Saturday & Sunday Snapdragon Stage

Festival doesn’t end at Bank Road! Visit Vashon’s Other Businesses for Strawberry Festival Specials!

Map Key

Watering Station at Pandora’s Box Restrooms

Dog Watering Station Sponsored by JR Crawford Realtor Windermere Vashon

Pandora’s Box Stage



Sponsored by Rock Island Pizza, Sawbones, and JRCrawford, Realtor® Windermere®


Vashon Vendors Watering Station at Windermere

Cool Zone & Mother’s Room Sponsored by Windermere Vashon

Vashon Vendors appear in RED Vashon Food Booths appear in GREEN with a RED DOT.


Shuttles Sponsored by PSCCU Chris Hunt & Associates


Beer Garden Hosted by The Lodges on Vashon Watering Station at Vashon Chamber

Vashon Chamber Info Lost & Found

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StrawberRy Festival Music Schedule

Friday, July 21st Beer Garden Stage

Pandora’s Box Stage

Saturday’s Street Dance

Located on the front porch of Pandora’s Box

Located in front of Sporty’s

Sponsored by Pandora’s Box, Sawbones, The Rock Pizza, JR Crawford Windermere

Sponsored by The Vashon Chamber of Commerce

Located in the grassy courtyard across the street from the library

Kristin Chambers Band Kate MacLeod & Friends Nick Hyde Van Norman Carnival Knowledge

Portage Fill Band 7-9pm

Sponsored by Lodges on Vashon, RO Enterprises, CFM Carpet, Dogwood Associates, Vashon Chamber of Commerce, Vashon Events, Bandstand Music

Loose Change

7:00 - 11:00pm

Friday’s Street Dance at U.S. Bank Stage

U.S. Bank Stage

Located in the US Bank front parking lot Gypsy Wolf Adrian Xavier Band

8:30 - 9:30pm 10:00 - 12:00am

VARSA Youth Stage Located near the kids play area in Ober Park Sponsored by VARSA, Scarleteen.com, Vashon Chamber, Vashon Events, Bandstand Music & The Vashon Park District

Max Moore Slingshot Around The Sun Colin Loch Nolan Garrett

7:00 - 7:30pm 7:45 - 8:15pm 8:30 - 9:00pm 9:15 - 10:15pm

Sponsored by US Bank, Ever-Green Tree Care

Some’tet The Paula Boggs Band Pandamonium

1:00 - 1:45pm 2:30 - 3:15pm 4:00 - 4:45pm 5:30 - 6:15pm 7:00 - 7:45pm

Village Green Stage Located in the Village Green where we have our Saturday Market

Saturday’s Street Dance at U.S. Bank Stage Sponsored by The Hardware Store Restaurant

Sinner & The Saints

1:00 - 1:30pm 1:45 - 2:15pm 2:30 - 3:00pm 3:15 - 3:45pm 4:00 - 4:30pm 4:45 - 5:15pm 5:30 - 6:00pm 6:15 - 6:45pm

Jason Everett JD Hobson Jon Whalen Rachel Harrington Mandolin Hooper John Browne Ron Hook Jeff Kanzler Tre Dolci Kai’leo & Iyana Gregg Curry & Ragged Glory Tim Couldn’t Make It Allison Shirk Band Van Redeker Band Bill Brown & The King Bees

Connie Sorensen


1:00 - 1:30pm 1:45 - 2:15pm 2:30 - 3:00pm 3:15 - 3:45pm 4:00 - 4:30pm 4:45 - 5:15pm 5:30 - 6:00pm 6:15 - 6:45pm 7:00 - 7:30pm 7:45 - 8:15pm 1:00 - 2:00pm 2:30 - 3:30pm 4:00 - 5:00pm 5:30 - 6:30pm 7:00 - 11:00pm

VARSA Youth Stage Located near the kids play area in Ober Park Ouch Pouch Evan Erickson RISE & RISK Nuclear Quartet Ava Adams Flower Punks

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Sunday, July 23rd Ober Park Stage Marcus Family Band The Flying Mandolini’s Once Upon A Tuesday Correo Aereo Loose Change

11:30 - 12:15pm 12:45 - 1:30pm 2:00 - 2:45pm 3:15 - 4:00pm 4:30 - 5:30pm

Village Green Stage Henry Perrin Jim Marcotte Elke Robitaille Anne Zasburg

12:30 - 1:00pm 1:15 - 1:45pm 2:00 - 2:30pm 2:45 - 3:15pm

Pandora’s Box Stage

Snapdragon Stage

Happy Festival! www.ConnieSorensen.com

9:00 - 12:00am

Beer Garden Stage

Sponsored by Windermere & Quartermaster Cottage

Find your Home at

3:00 - 3:45pm 4:15 - 5:00pm 6:00 - 6:45pm

Sponsored by Snapdragon,Vashon Chamber, Vashon Events, Bandstand Music

Located on the south side of the Vashon Park District Building Sponsored by Windermere & Vashon Park District

Some Hat Havilah Rand Tekla Waterfield/Jeff Fielder Midnight Darlins Kate Atwell Papa Roots Jamie Riley Drew Piston

Located in the US Bank parking lot in front

Located in front of Snapdragon

Saturday, July 22nd Ober Park Stage Portage Fill Band S Curves & The Straightaways Rumor Has It RiverBend The FieldHands

1:45 - 2:30pm 2:45 - 3:30pm 3:45 - 4:30pm 4:45 - 5:30pm 5:45 - 6:30pm

1:45 - 2:15pm 2:15 - 2:30pm 3:15 - 3:45pm 4:45 - 5:15pm 6:15 - 6:45pm 7:45 - 8:15pm

Song & Legend A&R The Parlour Snakes Sound Sisters Little Deer

11:30 - 12:15pm 12:30 - 1:15pm 1:30 - 2:15pm 2:30 - 3:15pm 3:30 - 4:15pm

U.S. Bank Stage Car Parade 11:45 - 12:45pm Jamie Nova Sky 1:00 - 1:45pm Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers 2:15 - 3:00pm Ike Harmon Band 3:30 - 4:15pm

Snapdragon Stage Rachel Morgan Perry Alex Davis Amy Cole Rebekah & Andy Annie O’Neill

12:15 - 12:45pm 1:00 - 1:30pm 1:45 - 2:15pm 2:30 - 3:00pm 3:15 - 3:45pm

Beer Garden Stage Joy Mills Band OneNiteStand Rooster Poultry In Motion

11:30 - 12:15pm 12:45 - 1:30pm 2:00 - 2:45pm 3:15 - 5:15pm

VARSA Youth Stage Jawbone Puppet Theater Petrichor Twice Nice Emmett Sherman

11:00 - 11:30am 12:15 - 12:45pm 1:30 - 2:00pm 2:45 - 3:15pm


MUSIC Vashon is known as an island full of artists and there is no shortage of those of the musical variety. Strawberry Festival serves as the ideal occasion to showcase both homegrown talent and that from other parts of the region. This year, seven stages will offer live, local music from dozens of bands playing nearly every genre from blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, to country, big band and folk. Several bands are returning favorites, but many are new to Vashon.

For the second year, there will be a youth concert at the VARSA Youth Stage in Ober Park on Friday night. This year, it is headlined by Tacoma guitarist and singer Nolan Garrett. On Saturday and Sunday, the stage will feature island youth bands. Not to be missed are the street dances, where Portage Fill and other bands with big sounds will get you swinging. Hang on to this handy guide and enjoy Vashon’s rich music scene. For more information on festival music, see vashonevents.com.


Beer Garden Stage Located in the grass across the street from the library

Loose Change 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. One of Vashon’s favorite dance bands, Loose Change has been entertaining crowds for more than 15 years. The band’s powerful frontman, Troy Kindred, is anchored by keyboard player Kevin Pottinger. They are backed by a large assortment of players and vocalists to create a fun music and stage show. The sheer size of Loose Change makes for a big sound and a great on-stage look. The band’s playlist focuses on classic R&B hits from the 1960s, interspersed with a few disco and funk songs, touches of gospel and a little rockabilly.

Street Dance at U.S. Bank Stage

Tacoma guitarist and singer-songwriter Nolan Garrett will headline Friday night’s youth concert.

Located in the U.S. Bank parking lot

7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Gypsy Wolf 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Coming out of Seattle and Vashon is an awesome new band called Gypsy Wolf, that will be laying down groovy tunes and good times with its smooth rock, blues, reggae and psychedelic jams.

The Adrian Xavier Band 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Music-maker and community leader Adrian Xavier has been spreading his uplifting message for almost two decades in his community, nationally and globally. His music is a union of positive energy and socially aware lyrics, striving to inspire people from all walks of life. Blending reggae and dub with genrebending projects, he has created music that delivers universal messages of peace, community and love.

VARSA Youth Stage Located near the kids’ play area in Ober Park

Max Moore

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Max Moore is a 17-year-old producer and musician from Vashon Island who writes dreamy electronic and indie songs in his bedroom. He started writing music on his computer in middle school, and has since begun to incorporate instrumentation into his compositions, which draw influence from genres such as hip-hop, indie and pop.

Slingshot Around The Sun 7:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Slingshot Around the Sun is the solo moniker for Jason Dean, an academically trained musician who has spent the last 20 years in the heart of the Seattle and now resides on Vashon Island. His music encompasses several strains of electronic music including IDM, glitch, ambient and techno, and relies heavily on hardware synths and samplers to create energetic pieces in a live setting while allowing the freedom to improvise and feed off the energy of a crowd.

Colin Loch 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Colin Loch is a 27-year-old emcee who was raised on and off Vashon Island due to his father’s Navy career. Music has always been a part of Colin’s life. From opera to jazz, Pavarotti to Armstrong, Jay Z and Ms.

Lauryn Hill, his musical influences span a vast range. He just finished his debut album, “Sound Advice,” which offers a glimpse into the heart and mind of the multi-talented creator.

Nolan Garrett 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Tacoma native Nolan Garrett’s music is a mix of throbbing rock ‘n’ roll energy combined with pop sensibilities, raw blues, classic rock, tight funk and grunge abandon. His live shows are famous for their high energy and his tremendous ability to engage a crowd and leave them breathless.


Ober Park Stage Located on the west side of the library

Portage Fill Big Band 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Vashon Island’s Portage Fill Big Band has been making music for over 40 years and is a perennial Strawberry Festival favorite. The 16-piece big band

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MUSIC features musicians both amateur and professional, with most being members of the band for over 15 years. Led by director Tony Willing and featuring vocalists Maggie Laird and Lou Mangione, festival-goers should bring their dancing shoes and have a ball with the Portage Fill.

versatile musicians, with Ferrari playing flute, tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, while Rosenbaum plays keyboards and guitar. Their music is all original and has evolved and matured over the years.

stages from the Big Apple, New Jersey and the Catskills Mountains to West-Coast venues such as the Oregon Country Fair, Seattle Folk Life Festival, Seattle’s Fremont Fair, Okanogan Family Fair and Vashon Island Earthfair.

The S Curves & The Straightaways

Havilah Rand

Jamie Riley

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

From the jazz halls of New York City to the post-grunge scene of Seattle to the Live Music Capital of the World, Havilah is a true troubadour whose career has spanned several decades and multiple genres. She has earned herself a steady audience and a respected name in Austin, Texas, where the caliber of musicianship is nothing less than stellar. Havilah’s style of songwriting blends a rootsy, rhythmic edge with a poetic lyricism born of adventure, self-exploration and artistry at its most poignant. Painted with lush vocal stylings and honey-smoked melodies, Havilah’s songs and voice remind the listener of Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone, but with a soul all its own.

Island-grown Jamie Riley, 28, is a songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. Riley’s music is a mix of genres including rock, folk, reggae and blues, that takes listeners through a range of song landscapes. A singer and lyricist, Jamie records the guitar, bass, piano and anything else required of his compositions while leaving drum performance to established local drummers like Jesse Whitford.

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The S Curves came together in the summer of 2013 because of a fun and funky traveling performance party called The Swamp Bottom Jamboree. The debut performance included cocktail dresses under hip waders in the middle of a pond by candlelight, accompanied by the boisterous bass of a croaking bullfrog. Cleaned up and dressed up, the S Curves trio is comprised of seasoned Vashon and Seattle performers Arlette Moody, Elaine OttRocheford and Stephanie Murray. They are backed up by The Straightaways, an acoustic swing combo that puts a nostalgic spin on even the most modern tunes.

Drew Piston 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Originating from Northern Idaho, Drew Piston can be found on the islands of the Salish Sea building songs out of c-clamps and storm clouds or hibernating beneath a blanket of slingshots and omelets. Relying on woody guitars and his traffic-like voice, he rarely frightens American audiences.

Rumor Has It

Tekla Waterfield & Jeff Fielder

4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Comprised of guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles and drums, Rumor Has It plays string-band rock and features vocals by Gen Amsden, who sings with a swagger beyond her years. The band formed in 2009, when a group of longtime island musicians got together in a Vashon cabin to make music. The path has led to many different styles of music — Americana, R&B, bluegrass-jam, AfroCeltic — all with signature musicianship and singing.

Seattle-based singer/songwriter Tekla Waterfield calls on a wide range of influences including folk, country, rock, blues and soul, fitting neatly into the wider genre of Alt-Country or Americana. Tekla will be joined by Jeff Fielder.

Pandora’s Box Stage

Midnight Darlins

Kristin Chambers


3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Public school music teachers and touring musicians Melissa Ruth and Johnny Leal began collaborating in 2006 and have since released two albums and toured extensively with their band, Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories. Their most recent incarnation as the Midnight Darlins finds the duo exploring sparse musical arrangements alongside raw and intimate lyrics. These songs often reflect the rural Oregon landscape that they call home. Together they create a signature doowop twang sound which has been enthusiastically received throughout the Western U.S. and Canada.

Kristin Chambers is one of Seattle’s most versatile and original singer-songwriters and recording artists. She creates a stylistic atmosphere that evokes the soulful melancholy of blues, the hopeful intellect of thoughtful pop, sinuous vocals with a hint of country accent and tunes that simmer with a modern woman’s fullspectrum emotional life. As a premier live performer at Seattle’s most iconic venues (The Triple Door, Vitos and The Sorrento) Kristin can show off her full vocal prowess. She is a warm, veteran entertainer who generates an enchanting small-club intimacy in venues of all sizes.

Kate Atwell

Kate MacLeod & Friends

4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Nineteen-year old Kate Atwell is a singer-songwriter whose voice blends folk, soul and acoustic rock together in an intimate way. She is currently attending The College of Wooster in Ohio, but calls Vashon Island home. Performing and creating music have been a huge part of Kate’s life ever since she began playing guitar at age 10. Kate plans on recording an original album this summer focused on coming-of-age experiences.

Kate MacLeod’s original songs have been recorded and sung by other artists from California to the Czech Republic. Here on Vashon, her song “To Call the Island Home” was sung at the opening of the community’s theatrical piece “Heart of Vashon - Telling Our Story.” Kate will share this song at the festival along with compositions such as “The Moon and Mt .Rainier” and “Arriving Vashon,” all mixed in with her eclectic songs of Americana appeal. She will be accompanied by special guest musician Kat Eggleston and other islanders.

5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. RiverBend is the popular island band of Paul Colwell, Rochelle Munger, Peter Larsen, Dave Lang, Cliff Simpson and Chuck Roehm. With instrumentation ranging from guitars, banjos, mandolins and fiddles to accordions, harmonicas and upright bass, the band’s songs range from traditional old-time country favorites to folk songs, Cajun, new twists on old-time rock and original songs.

The FieldHands 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The band will venture out into the light to throw down a set of music for friends on The Rock. Dorsey Davis, Richard Lipke, Emory Medima-Boyajian and Jon Whalen will take the stage to mangle some tunes from the band’s one and only album, some familiar material, as well as some brand spanking new music.

Village Green Stage Located in the Village Green, north of U.S. Bank

Some Hat 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lifelong friends Phil Rosenbaum and Jim Ferrari have been playing together for over 40 years. The two are


Papa Roots 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Born in New York City in 1950, then growing up in White Meadow Lake, New Jersey, Bob Krinsky has a lifetime passion for songwriting under his belt. He has performed his songs in coffee houses, clubs and festival

2017 Vashon-Maury Island Strawberry Festival

Located on the front porch of Pandora’s Box

Nick Hyde 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nick Hyde is a born-and-raised islander who graduated from Vashon High School in 2010. Nick has been


MUSIC playing music since he was in elementary school, but it has been only in the last few years that he has found a passion for singing, songwriting and performance. He is influenced and inspired by all genres and forms of music from classical and jazz improv to blues and folk. Currently residing in Seattle and attending the University of Washington, he splits his time between Seattle and coming back to peaceful Vashon.

Van Norman 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This powerful rock trio brings together the Van Norman brothers (islander Chuck and brother Darren from Seattle) with ex-islander Fletcher Andrews. The repertoire is all original with influences that focus heavily on intricate and driving bass and guitar lines. Within the music you might pick up elements of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Rush, Rod Stewart, Pink Floyd and Blondie. The sound is contemporary, solid and flows within and around lyrics that ring honestly about the current world.

Carnival Knowledge 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Vashon-based Carnival Knowledge has been capturing listeners with its melodic sounds, horns and harmony for about three weeks, but the members of Carnival Knowledge have been playing together in some capacity for years in multiple genres. Founded over a fire pit, the band brings a warmth to its performances and often the smell of smoke. Carnival Knowledge has shared the stage with such performers as Dim Summit, American Whey, Tim Couldn’t Make It and Roxbury Pound.

U.S. Bank Stage Located in the front U.S. Bank parking lot

Some’tet 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. In April 2013, guitarist/composer Michael Whitmore began a weekly residency at Vashon’s Snapdragon Café. Over the next few years, the Sunday night jam grew into a full-blown ensemble: sometimes a quartet, sometimes a sextet or a trio, but always Some’tet. The music is both composed and improvised. The overall sound is mellow, almost West-Coast cool with moments of intense invention. Add a dollop of American primitivism, clusters of neo-bossa nova rhythms, the occasional art song, a torch song, some very soulful vocals ... and there you have it.

The Paula Boggs Band 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The six-piece Paula Boggs Band traverses jazz, world, rock and Americana music. The band’s sound is “Seattle-brewed soulgrass” and it has performed more than 60 shows nationally and in Canada since releasing its sophomore album “Carnival of Miracles” in 2015. This is the band’s third time playing Strawberry Festival and first since 2013.

Pandamonium 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Pandamonium is a new and exciting island music group that performs original and eclectic music that is fun to both listen and dance to. Band leader, composer and seven-string fretless bassist Jason Everett, aka Mister E, draws on his love for funk and fusion and uses a unique sense of rhythm to create danceable grooves in odd-meters. These elements coupled with the rock-solid groove of Wes Peterson on drums, the masterful improvisations of Tony Mann on keyboards, Steve Meyer on saxes and flute, and Ken Jacobsen on guitars and electric cello, make Pandamonium a fresh and exciting band.

as “The queen of gothic Americana.” As a sixth-generation Oregonian, WWU grad and devout Cascadian, Harrington’s music has always been place-based. A Vashon resident for a while now, Rachel was a winner at the 2001 songwriting contest at Merlefest, a finalist in the Sisters Folk Festival songwriting contest and has supported the likes of Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch and Iris Dement.

Mandolin Hooper 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Located in front of Snapdragon

Mandolin Hooper infuses his Texas-bred songwriting with his own lifestyle and influences, resulting in what would happen if Guy Clark and Willie Nelson met Tom Waits at the bar. After leading the punk-country band “Mandolin Hooper and the Texas (née Shadowland) Rats,” he now returns to his singer-songwriter roots with a guitar, a bottle of whiskey, a handful of heartaches and a new earful of songs.

Jason Everett

John Browne

1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Jason Everett, aka Mister E, is a performer, composer and producer who plays a variety of stringed and percussive instruments with his primary instrument being his seven-string fretless bass guitar. Jason has played music outside of the mainstream for most of his adult career including with the avant-garde space-jazz ensemble, Little Green Men, Flamenco fusion groups, Machete’ and Deseo Carmin and world fusion groups Sarab, Avaaza and Tarana. Jason is currently performing and recording with Bay Area world jazz-fusion groups Facing East and Ancient Future.

Progressing from college sophomore to folk-music groupie/worshiper of Tom Rush, Fred Neil, Buffy St. Marie and Bob Gibson in early 1960s Miami, John’s musical career has been what he jokingly refers to as one long, downward spiral to this present time. As part of the Ph Phactor Jugband in the ‘Frisco of ‘66, John was present (if stupefied) as an opening act for many notable performers including Frank Zappa, The Doors, The Quicksilver Messenger Service, Blue Cheer, Mance Lipscomb, Country Joe & the Fish, Art Linkletter and The Congress of Wonders.

JD Hobson

Ron Hook

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

JD Hobson combines his Virginia Appalachian blues with Seattle’s Americana and rock scene to create a sound that has people standing up to take notice. A two-time winner of the South Sound Blues Association’s Back to Beale Street competition, JD brings a powerful mix of upbeat and soulful roots music both solo and with a four-piece band. His music never fails to pack the dance floor while it also stirs the soul. JD has an exceptional feel for most roots music — his ability to grasp every nuance down to the minutest inflection has become his hallmark.

The man, the myth. Mysterious, captivating and ever so talented, this man will lay down his funky grooves and make you forget about your troubles. Frontman for over 30 years for the legendary island band Subconscious Population, Ron has earned the respect of many people not only with his amazing ability to play many different instruments so well or his song-writing expertise, but for his love of life, his artistic world and the wisdom that he instills upon us all.

Jon Whalen

6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Snapdragon Stage

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Jon says that aside from the people he loves, music makes him the happiest of all. He plans to lose himself on stage this year at Strawberry Festival, inspiring a euphoric meltdown of the audience to small, quivering heaps of joy juice.

Rachel Harrington 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Rachel Harrington’s albums have garnered four stars in Mojo, features on the BBC and Q Magazine hails her

Jeff Kanzler Jeff is a Seattle-born singer-songwriter who landed on Vashon via Los Angeles and Alaska. With an expressive and rough-edged voice that has been compared to early Dylan, his beautifully wrought tunes and finely crafted lyrics straddle country, bluegrass and folk genres. His 2007 CD “Black Top Road” released to critical acclaim with extensive airplay in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Brazil.

Tre Dolci 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tre Dolce is Rebekah Bevilacqua on tenor guitar and vocals, Michael Marcus on string bass and Wesley Peterson on percussion. Come relax and be transported.

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MUSIC Kai’leo & Iyana


7:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

With a magical singer-songwriter blend of neo-soul, folk and electronic threads, Om Johari and Hans Teuber are debuting their melodic sound for extraterrestrial and earthling pleasure. Teuber has been a part of the music directorial leadership at Teatro ZinZanni and Johari is a multifaceted North Star vocalist and planetary song scribe.

RISE (Rock Island String Education) is a program for thirdthrough fifth-graders wanting to learn fiddle or guitar. Vashon-based RISK (Rock Island String Kollective) is one of few multi-generational string ensembles playing traditional, folk and rock music. Featuring a range of string instruments, RISK offers public performances at island schools and senior centers.  Both groups have performed at the Folklife Festival for the past two years.

Beer Garden Stage

Nuclear Quartet

Located in the grass across the street from the library

4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Gregg Curry & Ragged Glory 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. For Gregg Curry, Ragged Glory was the magic sounds he heard coming out of the radio of a Mercury Montego as he raced down Southern highways with the windows down. It was Dylan, The Stones, The Band, Tom Petty and so many others making the raw power of rock ‘n’ roll sound perfect. The band has evolved a sound around Curry’s original songs that is its own — a sort of rock ‘n’ roll tent revival/minstrel show blending the sacred, the profane and the in-between into delectable musical stew, new and familiar at once. The lyrics will make you pause, the music will tempt you to dance and chances are you’ll grin like you do when you hear a song that makes you turn up the volume.

Tim Couldn’t Make It 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rick Dahms and Doug Pine met and played music together in 1989 along with Rick’s brother, Tim. One day when it was time to play, there was no Tim. “Tim couldn’t make it,” Rick said. Fast-forward a few years, Doug and Rick are both living on Vashon, but Tim couldn’t make it. Since last year’s appearance, the group has grown to include Michael Marcus on bass, Wesley Peterson on drums and Mike Nichols joining in on harmonica during very special occasions.

Allison Shirk Band 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Allison Shirk is a singer-songwriter whose music blends her Texas country roots with her love for rock, vocal jazz and blues. Allison has a rich, warm voice that draws you in and her sincerity is infectious. Her melodious tunes are catchy. Allison will be joined by her full band — Wesley Peterson on drums, Doug Pine on lead guitar, Tony Mann on keys and Chuck Keller on bass. They will perform a fun mix of original songs and cover tunes.

The Van Redeker Band

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you were there the night of The Van Redeker Band’s electrifying set at last year’s Friday Night Street Dance, you know you’ll want to catch them again at the 2017 Strawberry Festival. The Van Redeker Band performs dynamic interpretations of music’s greatest songwrit-


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Jon Whalen will play the Snapdragon Stage Saturday afternoon. ers, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan, as well as groove-infused originals by veteran songwriter Daryl Redeker. The group is known for its energetic performance style, lush vocal harmonies and non-stop, dance-crazed rock ‘n’ roll love.

Bill Brown & The Kingbees 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The members of Bill Brown and the Kingbees have been busy working on their own projects, but have come together for this summer season. Innovation and high energy are two adjectives to describe this high-performing group that has been entertaining in the Pacific Northwest since 1986. Bring out your dancing shoes.

VARSA Youth Stage Located near the kids’ play area in Ober Park

Ouch Pouch 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Ouch Pouch was formed in the winter of 2016 and brings together bassist and lead singer Joziah Cladoosby, guitarist Isaiah Montemayor and drummer Chick Green. Ouch Pouch’s original music has a distinctive alt-rock sound.

Nuclear Quartet is made up of four talented young musicians between the ages of 9 and 12 from West Seattle and Vashon. The group plays an upbeat mix of rock and pop covers, plus some originals. Influences include Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, Sade, A Great Big World, Elastica and The White Stripes. The band made its debut at the Skylark Café in March and was the opening band for the 2017 Volunteer Park Pride Festival.

Ava Adams 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Ava Adams is a 15-year-old singer-songwriter from Gig Harbor. Formerly the vocalist for A Street Blues, she has spent the past two years writing music, rehearsing and playing countless venues throughout the Pacific Northwest. She recently traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, with her band where they spent the week playing in several iconic blues clubs on Beale Street as a feature band in the 2017 International Blues Challenge. In addition to performing blues, Ava has taken up the acoustic guitar and is excited to be working on solo projects. Her soulful vocals and haunting melodies are mature for her age and have gained her praise in the local music community.

Flower Punks 7:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Rooted in Austin, Texas, Vashon Island and Topanga Canyon, California, this four piece delivers a high energy, yet dynamic sonic experience. The band is currently recording its sophomore release and cultivating a collective of artists and musicians in Venice Beach, California. Flower Punks produces music stemming from a wide array of influences, giving the group a timeless, yet fresh and relevant sound.

Street Dances

Evan Erickson

Two bands will play music for dancing Saturday evening

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Portage Fill Big Band

Evan Erickson is going into his sophomore year at Vashon High School and throughout his life has shown much interest and passion for music, particularly guitar and vocals, as well as other forms of art like photography and acting. This is his first year with guitar, but he has eight years of singing experience.

2017 Vashon-Maury Island Strawberry Festival

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. near the main intersection, in front of Sporty’s See band bio, page 13.


MUSIC Sinner & The Saints 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the U.S. Bank Stage Sinner & The Saints is a rock-and-roll band consisting of current and former Vashon residents. Its members have all shared the stage with each other in various combinations going back over 40 years. Playing everything from oldies and rock standards to innovative renditions of modern hits, Sinner & The Saints’ years of experience and depth of talent are a guarantee for a great show.

rhythmic and soulfully melodic. With silken vocal harmonies described as being “locked in carnal embrace” by the Austin Chronicle, Correo Aereo’s music is viscerally ancient and vibrantly contemporary.

islanders Bob Koch and Rod Smith, who liken themselves to Medieval monks with electric keyboards and guitars. The duo will be joined by Gordon Henry on percussion and wind.

Loose Change


4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

See band bio, page 13.

Located in the Village Green, north of U.S. Bank

A&R is a band with a hand-crafted selection of other people’s pop songs that will have you bubbling underneath a Purple Rain. And, if you’re a Queen, you’ll go crazy for A Little Thing Called cover tunes. Don’t Dream It’s Over now, because the Vashon Strawberry Festival is in July.

Ober Park Stage

Henry Perrin

The Parlour Snakes

Located on the west side of the library

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Henry Perrin grew up in Vermont. One day a tourist asked him, “Have you lived here all your life?” “Not yet,” he replied. Sometime later he threw most of his possessions in a Nissan Sentra hatchback and, eventually, ended up here. Henry plays a mix of acoustic rock, folk and blues, ranging from classics to obscure gems, with an occasional original thrown in to keep things interesting.

The fabulous Parlour Snakes have been invading only the best dives and living rooms, bringing back the soulful sounds of 20th-century America. Inspired by artists like Etta James, Little Willie John, Patsy Cline and Ruth Brown, The Parlour Snakes play the hits of the day and do it right.


Marcus Family Band 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Marcus Family Band is comprised of the fourth and fifth generations of Marcus musicians. Dan and Michael are brothers performing with their sons Max and Nate. The family’s “pops” Marc, instilled in all of the Marcus musicians a love for music and life. The band is dedicating this performance to Marc’s memory and inspiration. The Marcus Family Band’s roots are in jazz and classical music with influences from around the globe.

The Flying Mandolinis 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. All members of The Flying Mandolinis live on Vashon and perform exclusively on instruments in the mandolin family. The group creates beautiful music out of anticipated chaos. If you think that mandolin music is squeaky and grating, these seasoned musicians have turned it into an orchestral treat. Imagine six mandolins in three different sizes, supported by a bass, playing some of your favorite tunes.

Once Upon A Tuesday 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. 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 the Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson, the band mixes elements of jazz, funk and blues.

Village Green Stage

Jim Marcotte 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Jim Marcotte brings elements of multiple musical genres to delight the minds of audiences with his original music and interpretations of his favorite artists’ songs. Along with his extensive and diverse original songs, Jim plays a multitude of covers ranging from classic to current rock, pop, soul and blues artists.

Pulling together a little Indigo Girls and a little Alison Krause, a little gospel and a little jazz, The Sound Sisters have sung off and on together for years around the island. Now, singers Marita Ericksen, Jean Richstad and Lauri Hennessey are excited to bring a little threepart harmony and do their first Strawberry Festival gig together.

Elke Robitaille

Little Deer

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Offering an eclectic performance ranging from haunting ballads to foot-stomping bluegrass, multiinstrumentalist Elke Robitaille takes her audience on a journey from Pacific Northwest Americana to Southern alt-country roots.

Little Deer is Lawson Cannon on guitar, Alex Sturbaum on accordion and Brian Lindsay on fiddle. Little Deer is equally at home at a contra dance, in a pub, on a concert stage and in the recording studio. The trio plays a delightful mix of fast dance tunes, slow airs and the occasional spirited song.

Anne Zasburg 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Anne Zasburg is an international artist at the tender age of 18. Coming from The Netherlands, she will be making her second journey to the United States this summer. She has a strong, soulful voice and performs an incredible array of both original and cover songs.

U.S. Bank Stage Located in the front U.S. Bank parking lot

Jamie Nova Sky 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Pandora’s Box Stage

Correo Aereo

Located on the front porch of Pandora’s Box

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Song & Legend

Correo Aereo is an award-winning Latin American/World music duo. Performing original and traditional music from Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico and beyond, the band’s multi-instrumental and vocal sound is richly sensual, poly-

The Sound Sisters

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Song & Legend is the 10-year-old musical lovechild of

Following her six years dedicated to Seattle’s allfemale AC/DC tribute band, Hell’s Belles, Jamie Nova set out to create the music that was manifesting itself within her soul. In 2010, she recorded and released her first album, “The Softer Side.” She has now formed an amazing band with the talents of JT Phillips on guitar, Rick Friel on bass and Christopher Kiger on drums. With over 15 years of touring experience among its members, the band never disappoints with high-energy shows and a positive vibe.

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MUSIC Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers

Rooster 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Rooster plays its own unique take on a mix of freerange rock, blues, pop, new wave, fusion, soul and funk from the 1960s though today. Founders Rick Doussett (guitar/vocals) and Ken Widmeyer (keys) are joined by Andy Doussett (bass/vocals) and Stephen Cooper (drums/vocals). Rooster will be introducing some new originals mixed in with some familiar favorites.

2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers is the latest incarnation for Danny, who has played lead guitar and written songs since he was 10. He has toured and opened for Pearl Jam, Oasis, Cheap Trick and Elliott Smith. The Sugarmakers are Rick Friel on bass, Faith E. Vicious on percussion and backups and Eric Eagle on the drums.

Poultry in Motion

The Ike Harmon Band

3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The Ike Harmon Band plays original Cordilleran Tribal rock ’n’ roll, blues, folk and ballads. The resulting music is passionate and exhilarating as only masterfully crafted and powerfully played songs can be. Song topics are of the moment, touching on truth and rebellion, love and empowerment, disenchantment and uncertainty, joy and transcendence.

Snapdragon Stage

Courtesy Photo

Multi-instrumentalist Elke Robitaille will play the Village Green Stage Sunday afternoon.

Located in front of Snapdragon

harmonies. They sing with instruments, as well as a cappella, spanning genres.

Rachel Morgan Perry

Annie O’Neill

12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Sugary sweet vocals, infectious pop melodies and contagiously positive songs could only describe 24-year-old Nashville songwriter and performing artist Rachel Morgan Perry. Performing at venues all over the country, Rachel has shared the stage alongside national acts such as Teddy Gentry of Alabama and country music stars Smithfield and Drew Baldridge.

Annie O’Neill is currently recording, songwriting and performing in Seattle and beyond. Recent musical collaborations include a new band with local gem Amy Denio on bass and harmonies. This band focuses on Annie’s originals and will feature special guests throughout the year. Inspired with natural grooves, soulful harmonies and a vocal style all her own, Annie rocks the house every time.

Alex Davis 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Raised on Vashon Island, Alex Davis has been writing songs since the age of 13. His original songs and eclectic covers are a blend of classic country, 1970s folk and indie rock.

Amy Cole 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Amy Cole has never met a music genre her voice didn’t like. She loves performing classical lieder, opera, jazz, folk, rock and pop. She sings with the Vashon Island Chorale, Vashon Opera chorus and recently competed in “The Voice (of Vashon).” For Festival, she will be diving into the folk genre with songs from Handel to Beyoncé reimagined for her rich, dark voice.

Rebekah & Andy 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The duo performs a variety of tunes with lovely


Beer Garden Stage Located in the grass across the street from the library

The Joy Mills Band 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Hailing from Seattle, this five-piece brings together roots music, lyrical ballads and soulful country songs all set against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest. The Joy Mills Band has been named “Seattle’s liveliest country-flavored act since Neko Case” by The Stranger.

OneNiteStand 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. OneNiteStand is gaining ground with more rocking tunes and incredible vocals by Terri Cole — and the good news is, the band’s ready to show off its new polish. This band is nothin’ but rock and blues with the emphasis on classic rock tunes, as well as some originals.

2017 Vashon-Maury Island Strawberry Festival

A Poultry In Motion show is like having a freight train come roaring through your backyard barbecue, so grab your hat and go for the ride. Surely there will be a lot of laughing, a lot of foot-stomping and lots and lots of dancing. The band will bring its unique brand of swampy Cajun blues, gospel, R&B, country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll to the Strawberry Festival.

VARSA Youth Stage Located near the kids’ play area in Ober Park

Jawbone Puppet Theater 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Quirky local father-and-son puppet act, Jawbone Puppet Theater, will present fun, interactive family-friendly shows including “The Turnip,” “The Bucket Rider” and “Airplane Man.” The duo will be joined by puppeteer friends from Tiny Town, Minneapolis, Casa Mucaro, Puerto Rico and more to bring audiences a fast-paced, fun and thought-provoking puppet cabaret.

Petrichor 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Petrichor is a band of teens from Vashon Island High School that plays covers of songs from their favorite alternative and indie bands.

Twice Nice 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Twice Nice is a Vashon-based surf punk four-piece with members Maijah Sanson-Frey, Abe Vanselow, Brennan Barrett and Gaven Dehnert.

Emmett Sherman 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The duo of Emmett Sherman and Daryl Redeker has been in the works for three years now. The pair’s music takes heavy blues and rock influences from some of the great blues and rock players like Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton. Songs played are either blues jams or pre-existing blues/rock songs adapted to Sherman and Redeker’s playing styles.


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BandStand Music

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Grab ’ n Go Specials!

Service Deli Special

Grocery Savings

Potato Salad Made In-House Dill or Sweet Relish

Calbee Harvest Snaps 3 to 3.3 oz Selected Varieties

$4.99 lb reg $5.99 lb

$1.48 ea reg $1.99 Karen Fuller - Thank you for your great 32 years of service at Vashon Thriftway!

Espresso Special

Kombucha Special

Strawberry Italian Soda

Kombucha Wonder Drink 8.4 fl. oz.

Smoked In-House All Natural

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich Tender smoked pork meat mixed

.98 ea reg. $1.39

with our custom BBQ sauce and topped with our signature slaw. Served on a brioche bun.

Produce Special Bing Cherries Washington Grown


reg $5.99

$1.58 lb reg $3.99 lb

JoJo Potatoes $

1.99 lb



Torani syrup, seltzer water, 1/2 & 1/2, over ice and topped with whipped cream.

reg $3.00

Bakery Savings Cyrus O’Leary Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie 8 in. Pies

$5.99 ea reg $7.59 ea

reg $3.29 lb

Festival prices effective July 21, 22, 23, 2017

Growler Department Special Any 64 oz Growler or 32 oz Crowler Can Fill

Beer Department Manager, John Mullins

Locally owned & operated since 1965

.50 off

Natural & Specialty Foods Fresh Seafood & Meats Organic Produce • Craft Beer • Northwest Wines • Espresso • Service Deli Bakery • Floral • Lotto • Orca / Ferry / Bus Passes • Gift Cards

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