Concerts in the Park: Clinton Fearon

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Name: Concerts in the Park: Clinton Fearon
Date: August 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
2017 VASHON ISLAND CONCERTS IN THE PARK 
Thursday, August 24th, 7-9pm
Clinton Fearon
(Roots Reggae)

Vashon Events and the Vashon Park District have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday, August 3rd and run through Thursday, August 31st. All concerts start at 7pm and are held in Ober Park on Vashon Island. Enjoy live music performances from today's top talent in country rock, urban Latin, roots reggae, spoken funk rock and big band performing against one of Vashon's most beautiful outdoor backdrops.  

Bring the family!  There's plenty of grass and natural berms to spread out those picnic blankets and enjoy some wonderful music on a warm summer night.  Families can come relax, let the kids play on the playground and enjoy the entertainment at these summer events.

Concerts in the Park are presented by the Vashon Park District and curated by Vashon Events.   If you've never experienced the warmth of community at the cool nights of summer concerts in the park, you're in for a special treat. 

Please remember that there are no dogs allowed at Ober Park. Alcohol and smoking are also not permitted.

We are excited to announce that we have invited the Orca Eats food truck to serve concert-goers this summer at the 2017 Concerts in the Park!

Delicious entrees, sides, desserts and beverages - seasonal and local when possible from salmon to veggies to sausage, handcrafted fresh desserts and drinks. Orca Eats is proud to be a no-plastics food truck, using only paper containers and wood utensils, no straws or lids, all truly compostable and recyclable! Join the orca pod with a meal or a snack while you enjoy the concerts at Ober Park.

Check them out at http://www.orcaeats.com/

On Thursday, August 24th, we are excited to bring you Clinton Fearon.

Much like quite a few other reggae musicians who came of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Clinton Fearon was a country boy who migrated to Kingston as a teenager to seek his musical fortune amongst the proliferating studios and sound systems of the big city. He was born in St. Andrew in 1951 and moved around the countryside with his father and stepmother before relocating to Kingston in 1967; he immediately organized a singing group with some friends, but it never amounted to anything and broke up before it could record. It was around 1970, when he joined Albert Griffiths and Errol Grandison to form the Gladiators, that he hit his stride as a musician, and began what would be the most significant and commercially successful association of his career.

Flash forward to 1989, when Clinton came to Seattle and co-founded The Defenders and then finally in 1993, formed his own group called The Boogie Brown Band.

When asked about his music, Clinton states that “…our sound is roots, its roots, lover’s rock, rock steady. It’s not too far from the root. I’m not trying to branch off into anything I’m not totally relaxed with,” he continued. “A lot of (other bands) try to follow the market. I try to follow my creativity more so than follow the market. It’s what’s in your heart; you have to follow your heart.”  

Whether you're there to dance or listen, Clinton Fearon is a band you don't want to miss!
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Location:
Ober Park
17130 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon Island
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, August 24th, 7-9pm
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Fees/Admission:
Free!
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