There were over 300 guests in attendance at the Beatles showcase last Friday, June 21.
The event was hosted by Vashon Events. Over 40 musicians performed and there was help from 18 volunteers.
“I had to keep running in the back and pulling out more chairs for people as they arrived,” said organizer Pete Welch. “We couldn’t be happier with the turnout. We sold 120 tickets online and then the rest at the door.”
Vashon Events is still tallying up all the expenses for the show, but Welch said that the event raised more money than any other showcase in prior years. “It was a ton of work for us to plan and then actually put it all together the night of the show, but we are so happy with the outcome.”
Vashon Events will host its next showcase on Sept. 13th at Open Space, which will be centered around songs from LGBTQ artists and will tie in with the exhibit at the Heritage Museum.