18th annual Maltby Bluegrass Concert, Auction Saturday,
Treat yourself and your family to a great family event with an old-fashioned auction and foot-stompin’ music! You’ll have a great time and will be dazzled by the level of musicianship!
This popular family event will take you back to “the nostalgic good-old-days” with its rustic country setting, youth in their Scout uniforms, and an enthusiastic audience listening to great music.
The concert is the main fundraiser for the Maltby Community Club, a small nonprofit community organization that was founded in the 1930s. The Club is home to Cub Scout, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops; 4-H; martial arts training; The Starving Housewives Crafts; and the monthly Maltby bluegrass jam (open to the public and one of the largest of its kind in the Northwest).
Three hot bands from Oregon and Washington will headline the 18th annual Maltby Bluegrass Concert and Auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Maltby Community Club in Maltby, 8711 206th Ave. SE in Snohomish.
A popular band, Runaway Train (from south Puget Sound) plays hard-driving traditional bluegrass music and features a 17-year-old banjo player who won the Rockygrass banjo contest in Colorado when he was only 14!
The Seattle-based The Howdy Boys band has built a large fan base with their high energy brand of music, a combination of bluegrass, honky-tonk, and old time country. Band members are seasoned professionals who have performed with the top bands in the region. Fiddler Doug Bright is one of the top fiddlers in the area.
Roundhouse from Salem, Ore., performs an eclectic collection of music from various genres; they’ll take you on a wonderful musical journey through bluegrass, folk, southern and classic rock, and gospel music … all in the same trip! Lead vocalist and bass player Kim Jones Leavitt is a graduate of Snohomish High School, and is thrilled to be able to return home to perform.
The silent and live auctions are a down home, grassroots experience, spiced with a professional auctioneer enticing everyone to bid on a wide array of items. It’s a lot of fun with something for everyone to bid on!
Auction items are always a last minute surprise. You won’t know until the day of the auction what items are available, but in the past auction items have included tickets to festivals and other events, software, top soil, gift baskets, plants, autographed CDs, art, jewelry, antiques, tools, crafts, instruments, restaurant dinners, music accessories and clothes.
Adding to the warm “down-home” community feeling, the Club will be open to those with concert tickets to participate in informal music jamming before and after the concert.
Purchase your tickets in advance because the concert sells out every year. $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 years old and older, $10 for youth 12–18 years old, and free for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult with a concert ticket. For information, directions or tickets, contact Jan Jones at 360-568-3685.