“What a show we have planned for this year!” said Orcas musician Martin Lund. “We always believe in the Big Bang theory when making an exit after this upcoming performance with this year being no exception!”
The One World Music Festival got its start in 2002, and has given 17 years of service to the community of Orcas, benefiting the Funhouse Commons and Orcas Center.
“Now, it is time to explore new musical galaxies, move on to where no musician has gone before!” Lund said.
One World, one of the most popular shows over the years at Orcas Center, will present to another packed audience on June 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. Their theme for this final year is “Heaven Knows – Anything Goes!”
Lund added, “It’s perfect for a variety show that has fun crossing musical borders. That was how we did the first One World and this is how we will go out.”
This year’s One World has enough talent to provide a kaleidoscope of music that many will relate to.
“This is why some people even plan their vacations around the One World because they know that they will have a great time!” said Lund.
Headlining the show will be Pete Kirkland, bringing over his old Motown records for you to sing along with. Tiffany Loney and Katie Zwilling will be dancing up a storm to “Puttin’ On The Ritz” along with the best rhythm section from Seattle: Brian Kirk, Chuck Deardorf, John Morton and Jake Sele. They’ll be doing it up big time with a tribute to the king of surf guitar, Dick Dale.
Other selections will be an Appalachian fiddle tune, ragtime with Turtleback Brass, Bach with a Beat by Almost Classical and BroGrass providing a bluegrass romp through an up-tempo, foot-stomping tune. Expect a fun night with Lund heading up the show with arrangements of songs never heard before this far north. Tickets are available at www.orcascenter.org.