This July will see the return of Seattle rock band The Adarna to Lakefair, playing during the final hours of the last day of the festival. The Adarna describes its genre as “Jet City rock,” because Seattle is the birthplace of both the band and the Boeing company. The Adarna’s performance at Lakefair will be part of its seventh national tour, named “The Dollars and Dignity Tour.” Stops along this tour include a collection of West Coast cities and a number of performances along the Southern border, as well as a gig at the largest heavy-metal and rock festival in the country: Rocklahoma. The Dollars and Dignity Tour runs from May 12 to August 26.
Prior to that, The Adarna toured internationally from December 2015 to January 2016, performing in southwest Asia for U.S. troops as part of its Project Gratitude tour. Project Gratitude, The Adarna’s first international tour, was sponsored by Armed Forces Entertainment and served as an opportunity to show gratitude to the brave men and women who are unable to spend the holidays with their loved ones. The Adarna was started by musicians Andreka Jasek and William Perry More, who were soon joined by “Murdock” and Oliver Spencer. The band takes its name from a mythical bird in Filipino folklore called the Ibong Adorna, a phoenix-like avian with a long, colorful tail and lyrical abilities to cure any illness. In reality, Olympians can grab the chance to see The Adarna perform at Lakefair on July 16, with a fireworks finale sure to cure anyone’s rock-and-roll fever.
What: The Adarna
Where: Capital Lakefair,
218 Franklin St. NE, Olympia
When: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 16
How much: free
Learn more: 360-943-7344 | The Adarna