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Concerts in the Park: Publish The Quest

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Name: Concerts in the Park: Publish The Quest
Date: August 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
Thursday, August 17th, 7-9pm
Publish The Quest
(Spoken Funk Rock)

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 17th, we are excited to bring you Publish The Quest.

As a teenager, Jacob Bain routinely snuck off to play his guitar and hang out in a little bootleg cabin in the middle of the woods known as Troll’s Cottage on Vashon where he was raised. A haunt for old hippies and eccentric musicians, Troll’s Cottage became his second home for a few years, and a hub for young local musicians encountering the world’s music. Enthralled by Fela Kuti, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, and Ali Farka Toure. Bain tried to emulate the West African licks, the sounds of the mbira, or thumb piano, on his guitar, to capture the rhythms. This fascination became a quest of its own, one that eventually took Bain to Africa, where he met many of his idols and dove deeper into the music.

While African rhythms set the pulse of Publish the Quest’s blend of electric hip hop pop, Southeast Asia has shaped the band’s lyrics and perspective. “Don’t Point That Gun at Me” and “You Never Know Who You’re Gonna Meet” recount actual experiences in Thailand and Burma. His stories thump and lilt about fear and violence, watching friends fall deeper into debt, and a system that takes and takes, but Bain also expects experiences to knock him off his feet and change the way he thinks. He “asks for peace, to extend the love, to build it up again, to take a stand—and if there are problems, to solve them.” 

Whether you're there to dance or listen, Publish The Quest is a band you don't want to miss!
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Ober Park,
17130 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon Island
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Thursday, August 17th, 7-9pm
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