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Bramblefest

Outdoor Summer Concert
Pan Leggo
Pan Leggo

Put on your flip flops and sunglasses and take a flight to the Caribbean this summer with VAA’s annual outdoor summer concert held at beautiful Camp Burton. This year’s tropical theme includes live performances by bands playing calypso, Afro-Cuban jazz and reggae that will leave you feeling like you’ve spent the day on a distant beach. No passports required.

Layover in Trinidad and ‚Ä®Tobago,  Pan Leggo

Ian Dobson’s Pan Leggo, which in Caribbean English literally means “steel drum party,” instantly evokes the unique sounds of the tropics. Dobson can be found at music festivals across the US, and performing and teaching steel drums on Holland America Line cruise ships in the Caribbean during the winter months. Listen for the steel drums and marimba ensemble covering traditional calypso songs, as well as some classic Jimmy Buffet numbers.
First stop: Cuba,  Sonando

While Cuba is not entirely open to US visitors yet, Sonando’s music will take you to the Cuban countryside. Founded in 1990 by pianist Fred Hoadley, their band is well known for its unique blend of rock, salsa and jazz, which features traditional Afro-Cuban instruments such as the tres (Cuban guitar), congo drums and chekere (a hollow gourd covered with percussive beads). They have released three acclaimed albums, and continue to play Latin jazz festivals across the Northwest

Destination: Jamaica,  Adrian Xavier
Adrian Xavier grew up on the West Coast and was profoundly influenced by the sounds of Bob Marley and the world of reggae, particularly after meeting reggae legends Burning Spear and Joe Higgs. He has collaborated with notable musicians such as the original members of Heart, and reggae groups The Wailers and Soul Syndicate. His soulful 
original songs and Marley covers will have you grooving to the beats of Jamaica.
B.Y.O.U. (Bring Your Own Ukulele)!

Members of Seattle Ukulele Players Association (SUPA) will be playing Hawaiian songs along with the Vashon Ukulele Society.

Also at Bramblefest will be award-winning creole food truck Where Ya At Matt, serving up some of the best po’ boys, gumbo and jambalaya outside of New Orleans!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Windermere Vashon
 Dragon’s Head Cider
 Voice of Vashon
Bramblefest 2015
 Saturday, August 8, 3-6 pm
 Camp Burton, Vashon Island
 $12 Member/Student/Senior, $14 General
 Free admission for kids 12 and under and free kids activities