Dance Along to Music and Laser Light Show

The organizers aim to get their audience up and dancing.

The second installment of Liquid Light – a combined music and laser-generation light show which recently debuted on Vashon — will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, outside at Open Space for Arts & Community.

The premiere of Liquid Light took place on July 4, as a safe substitute for fireworks, but this time around, the organizers aim to get their audience up and dancing. Of course, for the more laid back, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome, too.

Presented by Voice of Vashon deejay Jon Schroeder and lighting artist David Marine, Liquid Light is the result of a collaboration by two island artists who want to share their love of art and music. The team synthesizes light and music by creating glowing, abstract real-time images with fully synchronized sound.

“When hundreds of islanders showed up on July 4, we knew that we had something special on our hands. It was very Vashon,” said producer David Godsey, describing the upbeat, fun, and funky atmosphere. “People were ooohing and ahhing at the lights and lots of folks were dancing around the edges. So, this time we’re doing more to support the dancers in the crowd — more space and lights for a dancing area.

“Part of what we really love about this portable and powerful technology is that it allows us to take our two passions, music and art, and put them together outdoors in a natural environment at night,” said Schroeder. Combining those elements makes for a hypnotic, communal experience.”

Doors for the show open at 8 p.m. on Aug. 11, when music will be playing as audience members hang out, visit and perhaps do a bit of early-bird dancing. The full laser show will begin at 9 p.m. Guests are invited to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy with the show.

Admission is $12, ages 12 and under are free, and nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Tickets are available at Please leave your pets at home, but bring your favorite camp chair, pillows, blankets and dancing shoes. Those with lawn chairs will be seated further back so that folks on blankets can see. Questions can be directed to