For the first time in the Anacortes Arts Festival, Massy Ferguson, a true American Rock Band, will be performing at this year’s Festival on Sunday August 9th from 3:00p.m. – 4:30p.m. on the Port Stage! Massy Ferguson, although named after a farm-equipment company, have been described to cover genres from Americana, roots, folk, twang rock, alternative country, and just good rock ‘n’ roll.
After starting the band in 2006 as a duo playing at the Mukilteo Farmers Market, this small town band has grown from playing around the Seattle area to performing around the world sharing the stage with artists such as Brad Paisley, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum.
To hear them before you see them, visit www.massyfergusonband.com
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The Festival is excited that the Beatles tribute band, Crème Tangerine, will be performing at this year’s Festival on Friday, August 7th from 6:00pm-8:00pm on the Port Stage during our Locals Night. For over a decade, Crème Tangerine has created a dynamic live Beatles music experience filled with energy, tone, humor and the spontaneity known only from the Beatles.
Each summer this five-man band is featured in multiple summer series in the Pacific North West, as well as nonprofit galas, weddings, festivals and theaters. Crème Tangerine produces and performs the annual “Seattle Beatles Rooftop Day” concert event in Pikes Place Market alongside many big names, including the former president of the Beatles Apple Records, Ken Mansfield.
To get a sneak peak of their music and the band, visit www.cremetangerine.com
New to the Festival this year are Mistura Wristwatches by Juan Barreneche from Dallas, TX in Booth #320W. They are hand crafted from wood and other renewable resources. Our jury agreed that we had never seen a watch both so beautiful and artfully created.
The designs stem from the alliance of art with nature. The ideas for them are drawn from the inspiration of the exotic natural beauty in Columbia and parts of Mexico. They are sure to be a guest favorite this year at the August Festival.
These watches are just one of the more than 80 new art and craft creations that you will see this year. Make sure to give yourself enough time at the Festival to enjoy all of the new and returning vendors.
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The Festival is excited to announce that Chance McKinney will be playing this year’s Festival on Friday, August 7 from 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. Chance’s “Industrialized Country” is a blend of Country Music, 90’s Rock and 60’s Motown, with a little Heavy Metal influence.
Chance and his unique country-blended sound is a favorite among Northwest audiences. He won the hearts of our community when he joined a Oso Fundraiser at the Tulalip Casino after the mudslide disaster. He helped them raise $16,000 that night in an event that came together in under two short weeks.
Chance has toured with Dwight Yokum, Creedence Clearwater, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Lynard Skinner. This year, you can see him live at the Anacortes Arts Festival on Main Stage.
To hear Chance’s music and read more about him, visit www.chancemckinney.com.
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The Manieri Foundation has teamed up with the Anacortes Arts Festival this year to bring a high-energy, amazingly talented line-up to the Jazz Stage this year.
Friday night, August 7, is a night not to be missed with a Street Dance featuring Cambalache Band from 6:00 – 8:30p.m. Cambalache Band is the hottest Cuban Salsa Band in our region. They are an 11 piece ensemble that is the toast of the Seattle Cuban community. The Jazz Stage, Wine Garden and dancing will move to a new location at 10th and Commercial this year.
The Manieri Foundation has also arranged for Blues Union, Bass & Face, Jonny & The Moondogs, Pearl Django, Savage Jazz, Cheryl Hodge, Bill Anchell, Trish Hatley and Fidalgo Swing Trio to perform throughout the weekend.
Stay tuned for more music announcements and final stage schedules soon!
Joining us again as one of our 2015 pre-selected artists is metalworks artist Mary Beier. Mary was our top booth artisan award winner last year. She creates fun and colorful metal sculpted paintings at her studios in California and Arizona.