Foreigner

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS

On Saturday July 9, the Olympia Choral Society will share the stage with Foreigner, the band that rocked radios around the country in the late ‘70s and early ’80s.

The British-American band had 16 Top 30 hits, including “I Want to Know What Love Is,” the song that will feature 25 members of the chorus. Foreigner is appearing at Skookum Creek Event Center at Little Creek Casino and Resort in Shelton.

Olympia Choral Society chorus members didn’t rehearse with the band, said director Terry Shaw. “Everybody who’s going knows it,” he explained.

The choir also will be selling CDs before and after the show to benefit the Grammy Foundation’s Music in the Schools program, and will receive a $500 donation from the band. The choir, founded in 1998, is a nonprofit that aims to serve the community by giving free concerts and raising funds for choirs.



What: Foreigner

Where: Skookum Creek Event Center at Little Creek Casino, 91 W. State Route 108, Shelton

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9

How much: $75-$100

Get tickets: 360-432-7300 / little-creek.com

This concert is open only to those aged 21 and older.