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Vashon Artists Celebrate KVSH-FM

October, 2015 (October 13 to be exact) marks the first full year of broadcast for Voice of Vashon’s community FM radio station, KVSH 101.9.  During that year, KVSH has featured local artists in its “All Vashon All The Time” playlist.  

By way of showing appreciation for the exposure, a group of Vashon’s finest performing artists are producing a KVSH Birthday Xtravaganza show with proceeds to benefit Voice of Vashon.  With October 13 the official birthday, the group has settled on October 10 and 11 to stage their show at Open Space for Arts & Community.  Open Space is also co-producing the Xtravaganza with artists Jon Whalen and Luke McQuillin (aka 10-10 Productions).  

Doors open on Saturday, October 10, at 7PM and Sunday, October 11 at 4PM with the popular island band, Rumor Has It taking the stage.  At 8PM and 5PM respectively, KVSH DJs Jeff and Cindy Hoyt will open the show and act as radio announcers in an imaginary radio studio of old., but with decidedly contemporary music.  They will provide introductions and comedy breaks  throughout the high-energy performances by vocalists Arlette Moody, Terri Cole, Jon Whalen and Dianne Krouse.  McQuillin and Whalen have assembled a stellar ‘house’ band including Lonesome Mike Nichols on harmonica, McQuillin  and Whalen on guitar, San Francisco import Duane Campbell on bass, Doug (Slab) Findley on sax, Adrian Witherspoon on slide trombone , Christopher Overstreet on keyboard and Jesse Whitford on drums.  Gregg Curry and Mark Graham will keep the tempo up during intermissions while the audience partakes of treats and drinks as well as Xtravagant extras to tickle their fancies between acts.  

Act II of the Xtravaganza delivers on the promise of excitement and high energy with a top secret grand finale.  
Tickets are $20 per person and available at Vashon Book Shop and BrownPaperTickets