(Laura Jean Walls-Fisher Photo)
Hundreds attended “Liquid Light” on July 4.

(Laura Jean Walls-Fisher Photo) Hundreds attended “Liquid Light” on July 4.

Laser and music show will light up the night next week

“Liquid Light” returns, in a follow-up from its debut presentation from July 4th.

Vashon’s very own outdoor sound and light experience, “Liquid Light” will return at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Open Space for Arts & Community.

The “very Vashon” event, said producer David Godsey, is a follow-up to the debut presentation of the light show, which took place on July 4. This time around, he said, it has been specially curated to encourage dancing.

“When hundreds of islanders showed up on July 4th, we knew that we had something special on our hands,” he said. “People were ‘oohing’ 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.”

Godsey said the show will also be a great experience for more laid-back attendees, with plenty of space to lounge on lawn chairs and blankets and take in the spectacle.

Created by combining curated music and pulsing, laser-generated imagery projected on the Douglas Fir grove at Open Space, “Liquid Light” is the creation of Voice of Vashon deejay Jon Schroeder and lighting artist David Marine.

“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.”

On Sept. 16, gates will open at 7:30 p.m. at Open Space, with music playing for hanging out, visiting, and early-bird dancers. The full laser show begins at 8:15 p.m. Guests are invited to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy with the show. Please leave pets at home, but bring your favorite folding chair, pillows and blankets. Those with lawn chairs will be seated further back so that folks on blankets can see.

Admission is $12 in advance and $15 day of the show, with ages 12 and under free, and no one turned away for lack of funds. Tickets are on sale at openspacevashon.com. Questions can be directed to info@openspacevashon.com.

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