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The Seattle band, General Mojo’s, will play a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, outdoors at Open Space.

(Courtesy Photo) The Seattle band, General Mojo’s, will play a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, outdoors at Open Space.

Flower-powered band to perform season-ender on outdoor stage

Seattle-based band General Mojo’s to close out Summer Stage season at Open Space.

The busy inaugural Summer Stage season at Open Space for Arts & Community will come to a close with a concert by the Seattle neo-psychedelic band, General Mojo’s, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, outdoors at Open Space.

Since June, shows in the all-outdoors venue have included Liquid Light, Up Up Up Inc. Circus, The Vashon Repertory Theatre Festival and a “Welcome Home” concert, showcasing local musicians, that was presented in partnership with Vashon Events.

This weekend, islanders can head out to the penultimate show — a concert by the popular Portland-based band Shook Twins, presented in partnership with Debra Heesch, that will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.

According to David Godsey, co-founder of Open Space, it’s been an exhilarating debut season, which will have the perfect ending with its last concert.“I can’t imagine a group more capable of sending us out with a fabulous show than General Mojo’s,” said Godsey.

General Mojo’s has been on the Seattle music scene since 2014, with bandleader Dune Butler serving as the glue of the group, backed by original members Eric Vanderbilt-Matthews, Sam Veatch and David Salonen. Contributions from recent members Skyler Mehal (guitar) and William Mapp (drums) are also now part of the mix.

A press release called their music “hypnotic, flower-powered soundscapes,” describing “cascading synth lines, atmospheric vocals, and fuzzed-out guitars” that drive audiences to the dance floor. The group has a new self-produced album, “Cycles.”

Tickets to the show are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. Online sales end at 5 p.m. on Sept. 19, but tickets will still be available at the door. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs and wear good shoes for dancing.

The seating areas will include a space designated for dancing, and audience members seated in chairs will be asked to save room in front of the stage for blanket-sitting patrons. Open Space requires guests to wear a mask at events indoors or out and regardless of vaccination status. Visit OpenSpaceVashon.com for tickets.


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