Lots of live music l MukFest

Sep 05, 2018
Courtesy of: Sam Freeman, Northwest Theatre Press Who’s ready to rock? Nine bands take the stage at the beer garden this year on Friday and Saturday.

As per usual with the Lighthouse Festival, there will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy live music. This year, a total of nine bands will be performing both on the main stage and in the beer garden.

Bands will perform Friday night and throughout the day on Saturday. The Friday bands all perform in the beer garden. The first three on Saturday perform on the main stage while the final three perform in the beer garden.

Ivy Lane, the acoustic cover duo of Elaine Skeffington and Ivan Lee will kick off the live entertainment at 5 p.m. on Friday, performing until 6:30.

Mach One Jazz Band, a 17-piece “variety big band” that has performed in the greater-Seattle since 1998, takes the stage from 7 p.m. to 8:15.

The Machine closes out Friday night with an 8:35 to midnight set. The four-man band covers songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s.

Two Guys & A Broad is the first act on Saturday. They are performing on the main stage and they start at 12 p.m. and go until 1:30. Lead singer and keyboardist Sheri Roberts Grimes joins Marc Lagen and Joel Astley for this year’s festival. Roberts Grimes began her musical career in the 1970s, and overcame a serious health issue, which prevented her from performing from 2012 to 2015.

Scattered Sunn performs on the main stage from 1:45 to 2:45. The band consists of Erik Von Gohren, Doug Baer, Joe Andrews, and Jamey Roberts. They site local bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden as their musical influences.

From 3 to 4:45 p.m. is Selassie I Soldier with The Special Forces on the main stage. Selassie I Soldier performs reggae and world music in the Seattle area.

The Chris Pogae band, which is made up of Chris Pogae, Dan Bagnall, Sandy Dickerson, Katie Green, Liana Green, and Evan Peterson, performs from 5:15 to 6:30 and are the first of three bands to play in the beer garden Saturday night.

Local rock band Legacy takes the stage at 6:45 and performs until 8 p.m. The band is made up of Matt Martin, Justin Petersen, and Josh Stoker.

The closing act for Saturday is Gold Digger, a Puget Sound-based cover band. They cover music from the 70s through some of today’s hits.

There is no live music in the beer garden on Sunday, as they will be showing the Seattle Seahawks’ first game of the season against the Denver Broncos. That game starts at 1:25 p.m.

The beer garden is open from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday. There is a $5 cover charge per person, but if you have valid military or first responder ID, the charge is waved.

The beer garden is also celebrating “Blue Friday,” so wear any Seattle pro-sports team gear and the charge will be waved.

The beer garden closes at midnight on Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

 

 

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