Day of music, with noted bands, will celebrate young artists

Bric/Brac is a new outdoor multi-artist concert event aimed at supporting youth voices on Vashon.

Bric/Brac, an outdoor multi-artist concert aimed at supporting youth voices on Vashon, will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, outdoors at Open Space for Arts & Community.

Mike Dumovich, the event’s director, is a musician and organizer known on Vashon and beyond not only for his soulful music but also for his willingness to use his connections in the music industry to create events that benefit youth.

With the inaugural edition of Bric/Brac, Dumovich has partnered with Open Space, the Vera Project and Mode Music to benefit Mode Music and Orbit, the all-ages program at Open Space.

This won’t be the first time Dumovich has initiated noteworthy events on Vashon to support and foster young people in their pursuit of art and music.

Bric/Brac, he said, will build on the 2015 to 2017 Vashon event series, the Chautauqua Music Festival, which he presented in partnership with the Vashon Eagles to raise money for music programs in Vashon schools.

“I believe that young artists are being pushed away from being young artists,” he said. “Our goal is to let them know it’s okay to be an artist and they don’t need to veer from that because of outside pressures to monetize what they do. Artists should be artists — and young artists know they are artists pretty early on.”

The high-octane lineup of Bric/Brac supports that idea.

The Seattle trio Naked Giants will headline the event. The band came onto the national music scene with their 2018 full-length debut, “SLUFF, a wild amalgam of pop, punk, grunge and surf rock. But if that record was the sound of “affable miscreants just out of high school,” as one reviewer wrote at the time, then “The Shadow,” the band’s new and second studio effort, was a more mature offering that critics have compared to the work of Joy Division, Mudhoney, the Ramones and Talking Heads.

The festival will also include performances by Caitlin Sherman, Chastity Belt’s Julia Shapiro, and It’s All Happening, a youth band from Seattle whose members are also music students of the trio that makes up Naked Giants.

Dumovich credits his collaborators, Josh Ayala, an islander with numerous music industry connections, and Erin Rubin, owner of Mode Music, for their work in arranging numerous aspects of the concert.

Bric/Brac will take place on the expansive Great Lawn at Open Space, with plenty of room to spread out, and include food options from local purveyors and information tables hosted by local youth arts-oriented nonprofits.

David Godsey, programming director of the event on behalf of Open Space, said he is excited to help bring Bric/Brac to life.

“I always admired Mike’s vision and execution behind the Chautauqua Music Festival, and I’m glad to be able to be a partner together with him on its rebirth and growth as a new event, Bric/Brac,” said Godsey.

Bric/Brac begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, outdoors at Open Space for Arts & Community. Suggested admission for general admission tickets are $20, and $10 for 17 years old and younger. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Masks will not be required but will be strongly recommended and there will be sanitation stations throughout the concert area.

Visit for more information on the musical lineup as well as food and drink options, and to purchase tickets at all donation levels.

Update: A earlier version of this article, appearing in the print edition of The Beachcomber, did not state that ticket prices were by donation.