This original “band without instruments” got its bob-bob-bobbin’ start more than 30 years ago when two singing telegram deliverers lost their jobs and teamed up with a bass singer, songwriter and recording engineer and made their debut in a San Francisco Cuban restaurant. In 1984, they received a Grammy nomination for their unique vocal cover of the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.”
The trio added a female singer and the quartet began playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Passionkirche. Today, original ‘Bob’ Matthew Stull and that bass singer Richard Greene remain on board with newer ‘Bobs’ Dan Shumacher and Angie Doctor. Falling outside a cappella tradition, the group also proclaims they’re filled with a “hot tub of humor, vocal prowess and musical wizardry.”
Student Reserved $14
Student RUSH (at door) $5
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Park staff, volunteers and re-enactors from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada recreate life on San Juan Island at mid-19th century.
Karen Haas will present “I Am Always on the Women’s Side – Civil War Vignettes” at 7 p.m., Friday, July 25 in the English Camp barracks.The major highlight of the weekend will culminate in the Candlelight Ball, scheduled at 8:00 p.m., in the English Camp, Royal Marine Barracks on Saturday, July 26. The public is invited to join in the dancing and refreshments that will include the traditional cake and punch. Music for contra dancing will be provided by the Pig War Band.
For more information about or participating in Encampment 2014, call Doug Halsey at (360) 378-2240, extension 2228 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. All black powder demonstrations are done with blank cartridges on a controlled range under strict NPS safety standards.
One of America’s favorite pilot destinations, Friday Harbor Airport draws more than its share of interesting aircraft for its annual one-day Fly-In and Open House. Now in its 5th year, the 2014 date is set for July 26. The day starts with a pancake breakfast from 8-10 am and the day ends at 3 pm. Hangars will be open with displays and activities for the family, including face painting and free gliders for the kids. Register to win free airplane and helicopter rides. Food and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Everything else is free, including admission, parking and shuttle from downtown.
The Summer Arts Fair is the largest and longest-running in the islands. Held the third weekend in July, we block off Court Street with rows of white tents where local artists show and sell their wares. Buy pottery, textiles, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, soaps, furniture, hammocks and so much more – all directly from the artist.
Island Rec leads the always-anticipated Chalk It Up event, where kids of all ages decorate the courthouse sidewalks! Bonnie’s Creative Passions has a children’s crafts tent where kids can make all kinds of fun summer souvenirs. Food and a fabulous musical lineup complete the day with lively marimba, country, folk, local rock n roll. Sponsored by The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce.