Snuff Redux, a Seattle band that includes former islanders Skyler Ford and Daniel Chesney, will be the first band to headline Vashon’s new Sharing the Stage series (Courtesy Photo).

Snuff Redux, a Seattle band that includes former islanders Skyler Ford and Daniel Chesney, will be the first band to headline Vashon’s new Sharing the Stage series (Courtesy Photo).

What’s Happening Sept. 27 – Oct. 4

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:55pm
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Loose Change, a well-seasoned island dance band, will have a free show at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi. Lead singer Troy Kindred fronts the band through a set list known for rhythm and blues songs from the 1960s, interspersed with disco, funk, a few touches of gospel and a little rockabilly. Keyboardist and music director Kevin Pottinger is in charge of the band’s cast of well-known players, which include a horn section and a swinging set of backup singers. Expect such crowd-pleasers as “Mustang Sally,” “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Unchain My Heart,” and other classic songs from the American canon. The show is for all ages until 11 p.m. and for ages 21 and older after that.


Vashon Events, along with islanders Tara and Rick Vanselow, are taking the reins to run Vashon’s popular concert series, “Sharing the Stage,” which pairs performances by well-known bands and players with opening acts by local teens. Auditions for the next show, with Snuff Redux headlining, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct 1, at the Vashon High School Theater. Contact Tara Vanselow by Sept. 28 at, to sign up for the audition.


Islander Jamie Wolf will lead a workshop addressing recovery from abuse and sexual harassment in the workplace, as part of Vashon Center for the Arts’ upcoming #MyMeToo exhibit. The exhibit opens Friday, Oct. 5, and the workshop will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at VCA. Wolf has professional experience working in restorative justice and public safety sectors, working with and studying the impacts of trauma on children in custody and the officers who are responsible for their care. During her interactive, discussion-driven and participatory workshop at VCA, Wolf will discuss her own journey to recovery from childhood trauma and sexual harassment in the workplace. Tuition for the workshop is $30, sign up at


The island band RiverBend will play a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Vashon Center for the Arts. Band members Paul Colwell, Peter Larsen, Dick Gordon and Chuck Roehm bring decades of experience on guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica and upright bass.

St. Ophelia, a local band fronted by vocalist Rebekah Kuzma and singer-songwriter Joseph Panzetta, will have a CD release party at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The band brings an alternative sound to the stage with original songs that run the gamut from spacious folk to more rocking tunes. Advance tickets, $8 and $10, are available online at All tickets at the door cost $16.

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