Final Cove Concert features Shifty Sailors
June 25, 2008 · Updated 12:21 PM
"Photo: Herb and Lila Bacon of Bells Beach give a hand to the Sailors after a rousing sea chantey. It was the couple's first chance to enjoy the fair after working the Lions Club corn-on-the-cob booth all weekend. I was husking the corn, Herb said. I'm just 'the wife,' but I was there in the booth, too, Lila added.Joan Soltys/staff photoThe music of Whidbey's own Shifty Sailors and the Skagit Community Band will complete the Concerts on the Cove's five-week summer series this Sunday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Coupeville Town Park.Concert-goers can enjoy the music and help stock the shelves of Whidbey's Help House. The $5 admission fee will be reduced by $1 with a donation of one can of food and $2 with two cans. Children under 12 are admitted free. Season ticket holders are also encouraged to bring food. Completing their summer engagements on Whidbey Island, the Shifty Sailors will be performing selections from both their first CD, Heave Ho, My Lads and their upcoming CD due out in November, Haul On . . .Skagit Community Band, under the direction of Vince Fejeran, returns for the second year in a row performing old favorites, a medley of Irving Berlin tunes, and several marches including the concert's finale, Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever.Concerts on the Cove's fall season begins at Coupeville High School's Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. with the music of Mad Pudding. Along with Concerts on the Cove, Soroptimist International of Coupeville is sponsoring the fund-raiser to pay for the new Whidbey General Hospital gowns.Vern Olsen, president of Concerts on the Cove, says Mad Pudding is one of the liveliest and most versatile young bands coming out of Canada. This will be a great kickoff for the 2000/2001 season in the Performing Arts Center, Olsen said. "