News Release 11-054
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Sandy Mealing, (360) 902-8559
Rod Jacques, (509) 687-3710
Jens Lund, (360) 902-8526
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service:
Lake Chelan State Park plays host to music festival
Sep. 7, 2011 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to an outdoor music festival at Lake Chelan State Park, nine miles west of Chelan.
The festival begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 and continues at 11 a.m. Sept. 17 at Lake Chelan State Park, 7544 South Lakeshore Road, Chelan. The event celebrates the talent of musicians found throughout Washington state. All are welcome to the free event, which includes a potluck dinner on Sept. 16. The Discover Pass is not required for those attending the event.
Sept. 16 schedule of events:
• 6 p.m. – Potluck
• 6:30 p.m. – Open mic (Everyone is invited to participate)
Sept. 17 schedule of performances:
• 11 a.m. – Loch Dhu (Celtic/Irish traditional songs)
• 12:15 p.m. – Olivia de la Cruz (sing/song folk)
• 1:30 p.m. – Hounds @ Bay (swampy blues)
• 2:45 p.m. – Hank Cramer & Friends (cowboy songs)
• 4 p.m. – Juan Manuel Barco y Su Conjunto (ballads from the TexMex border and the migrant experience)
• 5:15 p.m. – Mugsys Groove (Cascade Mountain funk)
• 6:30 p.m. – Michael Carlos band (Hispanic inspired original folk rock)
• 7:45 p.m. – Kevin Jones Band (original rock)
• 9 p.m. – Campfire sing-along
Camping reservations for Lake Chelan State Park may be made online at www.parks.wa.gov or by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. If all campsites are reserved during the festival, campsites in the lawn at the park will be available for $15 per vehicle per night.
This event is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are required in order to attend the event, please call (360) 902-8526, (509) 687-3710 or the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service (800) 833-6388. Requests must be made in advance.
The event is part of a broader series of events celebrating Washington’s diverse cultures and presented by the Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program. The program is a partnership between the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission and Northwest Heritage Resources with funding provided by National Endowment for the Arts and Washington State Arts Commission program grants, with additional funding from the Washington State Parks Foundation. For a full schedule of Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program events, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events.
Lake Chelan State Park is a camping park on the forested south shore of Lake Chelan. The park has 6,000 feet of shoreline, lakeside views and expansive lawns for strolling and playing. A coniferous forest and lake provide respite from summer heat in this Eastern Washington park. A large, sandy beach and boating opportunities are popular attractions.
The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 98-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
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