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Summer concert series kicks off May 30 in WS

Hosted by Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce

The Mt. Adams Chamber will be hosting the first Summer Concert Series.

The series will be held on Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. in both the White Salmon and Bingen Parks.

The series includes:

May 30, White Salmon Park -- Memorial Day, The Spitfires. The Spitfires are a swingin' six-piece band with tunes that dancers like and play what the audience demands. Younger dancers will love the large selection of up tempo jump and swing tunes. For the ballroom dancers, there will be plenty of rumbas, cha chas, waltzes, tangos and fox trots.

June 18, White Salmon Park -- The Gorge Jazz, Big Band Sound. Dance or just listen to the power of an authentic 18-piece Big Band sound. The band plays dance music from the 1930s to today.

July 4, White Salmon Park -- Montavilla Brass Quintet. The Montavilla Brass Quintet performs a wide range of patriotic music, as well as classical, Dixieland, swing, and, of course, Sousa marches. Bring your flag and let's Celebrate the 4th.

July 20, Bingen Park -- The Connolly Brothers. One of the Gorge's most well-know acts for country, rock and pop music. A mainstay on the Gorge music scene, the Connolly Brothers have been playing music in band for over three decades. They are frequently joined by friends from their world-class band, Foothill Diesel.

Aug. 13, Bingen Park -- Hapa Hillbillies. Hot vintage swing, jazz and country with a Hawaiian flavor. The blend is a beguiling mix of English and Hawaiian words, traditional vocal harmonies and Hawaiian instruments, played with a jazz style.

Sept. 5, Bingen Park -- The Sugar Daddies. A great variety of American dance music, including rock 'n roll, boogie-woogie, swing and blues. Mark Womble is on keyboards and vocals, Dennis Williams on saxophone and clarinet, and Jeff Minnick on drums. The band has released a CD of original songs and is currently recording its second CD.

All concerts are free, thanks to sponsorships from several individuals, businesses, and organizations.

The Business Partners of White Salmon/Bingen organized the concert series, with support from the White Salmon Arts Council.

For more information, call Bill Werst at 493-1985.


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