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VFS presents the classic twang of old time country music

Vashon Film Society will screen the foot-tapping music show "Old Farts and Jackasses" at the Vashon Theatre on Friday, July 5 at 9:30 pm for its monthly First Friday Art Film series. The all-star lineup of great musical performances captures priceless performances from the giants of country and will be followed by a live old time music jam.

The classic music clips were curated by Northwest Film Forum and serve as a big screen rebuke to Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton’s rude comment earlier this year about the roots of country music.
Shelton said, "Nobody wants to listen to their grandpa’s music. And I don’t care how many of these old farts around Nashville going, ‘My God, that ain’t country!’ Well, that’s because you don’t buy records anymore, jackass."
Merle Haggard, recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement, tweeted in response, "On behalf of all the old farts, we forgive you, Blake! But you should do a tribute album! Don’t ya think?"
Vashon Islanders will do their own tribute to twangy, all-American country music by singing, clapping and dancing along to the music of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and more at the Film Society sponsored show. Bring your guitar to join in the music jam after the big screen show!
Admission to the all ages evening is just $7