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Concerts in the Park: The Portage Fill Band

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Name: Concerts in the Park: The Portage Fill Band
Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Website: Vashon Events
Event Description:
Thursday, August 31st, 7-9pm
The Portage Fill Band
(Big Band)

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 31st, we are excited to bring you The Portage Fill Band.

For over 40 years, the Portage Fill Big Band has been an integral part of the musical life of Vashon Island. A perennial Strawberry Festival favorite. the Portage Fill Big Band continues to entertain with exciting and danceable music from the Big Band era and beyond. 

The Portage Fill Big Band is Vashon's oldest "garage band" with their unique brand of dance music. With over 300 tunes to choose from, the Portage Fill promises an entertaining show for listeners and dancers alike. 

Made up of almost two dozen current or former island residents, Portage Fill is a classic "Big Band" with full horn and sax sections, backed up by a complete rhythm section, and features 2 vocalists for the crowd's listening and dancing pleasure.  Portage Fill is well known for their selection of Big Band swing tunes from the 30's and 40's, but is versatile enough to work in some blues, Latin, or even rock and roll numbers to put on a show for all ages and musical tastes.   

Whether you're there to dance or listen, the Portage Fill is a band you don't want to miss!
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Ober Park,
17130 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon Island
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, August 31st, 7-9pm
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