to be featured
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
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
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
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
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.