WEEKEND: Quilcene Shindig backyard street party set Saturday
By Charlie Bermant
Peninsula Daily News
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The eighth annual event, which will be Saturday on Old Church Road at U.S. Highway 101 across the street from the post office, will provide music, food and a chance to hang out with friends and neighbors.
“Many people say it’s truly the most fun event that happens in Quilcene every year,” said Linda Herzog of Quilcene.
“You can bring your lawn chair, your kids, your friends, your dog and your fun-loving spirit.”
The event is free, but donations are accepted and will be used to pay the performers and contribute to the restoration of the Quilcene Theater, the old movie theater that has been closed for several years.
Activities are slated to start at noon and end at 8 p.m., but the times are more suggestions than rules.
“Those of you who’ve participated in Shindig in past years know that it ends when the party is over, and that’s not 8 p.m.,” Herzog said.
Quilcene Community Store manager Greg Brotherton’s band, the Village Idiots, will have its debut at the event.
“It’s a good, old-fashioned street party,” Brotherton said.
“It’s a backyard barbecue for the whole community where everyone can come and have a good time.”
Aside from Brotherton’s band, performers will be Locust Street Taxi, The Groove Merchants, Static Illusion, the Machete Sisters, Scott Wilson and Elizabeth Frantz.
A special guest will be Lynval Golding, a British reggae musician who was a member of The Specials and Fun Boy Three who now lives in the area.
Plaid Pepper’s Hot Dog Stand will be there, along with other food vendors.
Additionally a “tarpologist,” or tarp artist, will be on hand to provide shelter in case of rain.
“So rain or shine, we will be ready,” Herzog said.
Brotherton said the event’s success depends on volunteers.
“It can be a struggle to get this done,” he said.
“But the more people who come in to help, the easier it gets.”
Jefferson County Editor Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: August 29. 2013 2:32PM