Concerts in the Park #3: The Portage Fill Band

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Name: Concerts in the Park #3: The Portage Fill Band
Date: August 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
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 1st and run through Thursday, August 29th. All concerts start at 7:00pm and are held in Ober Park on Vashon Island. Enjoy live music performances from today's top talent in Rock, Roots Reggae, Big Band, High Energy Folk and Cajun Slamgrass 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.

The Concerts in the Park series is presented by the Vashon Park District. 

Supporting sponsors this year are Susan Lofland at John L. Scott Vashon, Sarah & Michael Schosboek at Windermere Vashon, Heidi Grimsley at John L. Scott Vashon, Stacie Trigg at Trigg Insurance, Renee Leboeuf at Green Frog Productions, Mike England at Fairway Insurance, Teri Byrd at Vashon 4 Paws, Julie & Mark Romero at Niece Pumping, Connie Sorensen at Windermere Real Estate/Wall Street Inc, Tom Schwaegler and May Chaleoy at May?s Kitchen & Bar and Jena Thornton at The Lodges on Vashon.  

The concert series is curated by Vashon Events.   We'd also like to thank Open Space for Arts & Community, our in-kind sponsor for Concerts in the Park as our backup venue in case of bad weather!  A big thank you to David Godsey and Janet McAlpin for this insurance plan!  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.

Thursday, August 15th, 7-9pm
The Portage Fill Band
(Big Band)


For well 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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Location:

Ober Park, Vashon Island

17130 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070

Date/Time Information:
Thursday, August 15th, 7-9pm
Contact Information:
Pete Welch/Vashon Events
Fees/Admission:
Free show.
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