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‘Blue Guitar’ featured in South Whidbey Acoustic Festival

The fourth annual South Whidbey Acoustic Music Festival presents “The Year of the Blue Guitar” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 30.

The event will be held at the beautiful Tilth Sustainability Campus at the intersection of  Highway 525 and Thompson Road, which is the site of the Tilth Farmers’ Market, just north of Bayview Corner,

Activities for kids will include an introduction to stringed instruments for young children, offered by Island Strings, at 11:45 a.m. in front of the Calyx School next to the market.

Local finger-style guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick kicks off main stage performances at 11 a.m. followed by Blaine England and Joann Quintana at noon. Young violinists Liv and Gabby Barlow take the stage at 1 p.m.

Highly accomplished singer-songwriter Karin Blaine presents her urban folk songs starting at 2 p.m. An hour later, Texan Trevor Reichman, another excellent songwriter, will enthrall listeners with his quietly captivating tunes.

Steve Showell and Joanne Rousse take the stage at 4 p.m. along with their daughter Kendra. The Muse & eye (Russell Clepper and Sarah Dial Primrose) perform the closing set of the day, beginning at 5 p.m.

The event is free, but $10 suggested donations will be accepted to support musicians.


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