StrutzFest is taking a break this year — instead of the two-day classic rock festival in Darrington, fans will enjoy Arlington’s own Strutz band in concert in downtown Arlington at Legion Park on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The Michelle Taylor Band will start the fun at 3:30 p.m. and play until 5:30 p.m., then Strutz will play it’s classic rock from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for this 21-and-older event that includes a beer garden and food sales. Organizers wanted to bring an event to downtown that would fill the gap of Arlington’s Brew Fest, also taking a break this year. Strutz Party in the Park will have 4 different types of beers, wine, and cider.
Strutz features vocalist Deanne Bracamonte, Carol Harvey, Dave Pettigrew, Paul Christie, Mike Brandvold, special guest Lynn Sorensen (formerly of Bad Company) and Toby Strotz, on drums. They perform classic rock of the 1970s and ‘80s.
The Michelle Taylor Band spans a mix of styles that include both hard and soft rock as well as blues, country and contemporary dance music. Inspired by vocalists such as Adele, Beth Hart and Susan Tedeschi, Michelle sings with similar passion and power. The band recently released its first original CD “Dirty Love.”
The event is part of Arlington’s Entertainment Series.
A partnership with Arlington Arts Council and StrutzFest, proceeds will be split between public art in Arlington and the Mike Turner Memorial Foundation charities. The event is made possible by funding from the Arlington Hotel/Motel Tax Fund that promotes tourism in Arlington.
Tickets are on sale at https://strutz.brownpapertickets.com.