Submitted by Orcas Center.
Get ready to welcome the sun with a day packed full of music, dance, and fun this Saturday, June 18 on the Village Green.
After the Solstice Parade (beginning at noon), enjoy live music and dancing on the Village Green including performances by the “Junior Dance Collective”, “The Shooting Stars” and “Fashion Trashion”.
Star Guts and Bahia in Motion take the stage as part of the Summer Concert Series presented by Orcas Center, OrcaSong, Country Corner, and San Juan County. Between high-octane synth dance pop and gritty barn-stomping bluepunk, Star Guts offers a safari of sight and sound through the fabric of space/time itself. Bahia In Motion span several cultural traditions from Brazil: Dances of the Afro-Brazilian Orixas from Bahia, Frevo and Xaxado from the Northeast region of Pernambuco, Samba, with its roots in Bahia which spread to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and throughout Brazil, and Capoeira, the Brazilian Martial Art, born out of the resistance against slavery in Salvador Bahia.
As we head into the early evening, Madison West, a singer-songwriter with a voice that makes you want to slow down and listen – takes the stage at 6pm to open for Good Lovelies, the hardworking Canadian trio of Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Susan Passmore. Guitar-wielding songwriters all, and queens of the goose bump, Good Lovelies raise three-part harmony with grace and ambition, and are poised to soar even higher in the roaring 2020s on every conceivable front.
Join the Orcas Community on Saturday, June 18 at the Village Green – No matter when you arrive, you’ll be met with the festive spirit of the island and beyond!