Entertainment Briefs


Blues, jazz

to be featured

at Greenway

YAKIMA – Yakima’s premier summer fundraiser has gone Memphis Blues style this year.

Three bands, including headliner Sonny Landreth, award-winning Northwest wines and microbrews, delicious food and desserts, as well as a silent auction, will all be featured during “A Case of the Blues and All That Jazz” on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Yakima’s own Blue Tropics will open the show, followed by Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives, and then the slide guitar master Landreth.

Food and beverages will be available throughout the afternoon and evening. Visitors to the social event are also reminded to not miss the silent auction test, where a variety of items donated by individuals and businesses will be up for bid.

The gates to the Yakima Greenway will open at 3 p.m., with music scheduled from 3:30 to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 the day of the event, and include entry, a commemorative beer or wine glass and five scrip to purchase food or drink. Tickets are currently available at the Greenway office at Sarg Hubbard Park or by calling (509) 453-8280.

Event organizers also note there are still tables available in the VIP tent. A $600 blue table is good for entry to the event by eight people, VIP parking passes, an hors d’oeuvres tray, certificates for two bottles of wine, commemorative glasses and five scrip for each person, a table centerpiece and a commemorative group photo.

Fair exhibitor guidebooks now available on-line

Ever grown a gargantuan gourd or gorgeous goat and wanted to enter it in the Central Washington State Fair, but didn’t know how to go about it?

The fair’s exhibitor guidebook gives all the information that is needed for entering everything from pigs to pies and asters to apples. The 2006 guidebook tells how, when and where to enter livestock, food items, flowers, hobbies, fruits and vegetables…and much more…in this year’s fair. And it provides information on contests open to exhibitors, as well as premium information and other useful tips for bringing home a blue ribbon.

This year’s guidebook can only be found on the Yakima fair’s website:



Last year, fair officials paid out more than $105,000 in premiums to exhibitors. This year’s fair will run Sept. 22 through Oct. 1.

Loverboy, Lorrie Morgan replacement acts at fair

YAKIMA – The rock group Loverboy and country singer Lorrie Morgan have been signed to perform the final weekend at this year’s Central Washington State Fair.

The two performances are replacement acts for the rock bands Collective Soul and Kansas, both of whom cancelled their appearances at this year’s fair.

Loverboy will perform Friday, Sept. 29, with Morgan scheduled to perform Saturday, Sept. 30.

The band Loverboy, one of the most successful mainstream rock bands of the 1980’s, had such hits as “Turn Me Loose” and “The Kid is Hot Tonite.” The group’s Sept. 29 performance is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.


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