Lacey in Tune Celebrates 25 Years

By Jonah Barrett “There are many things that I like about Lacey in Tune. I love the stage,” proclaims musician Darren Motamedy. “It’s really rare to play on a stage that is designed for musicians.” Lacey in Tune begins again this July, organized by Lacey Parks and Recreation supervisor Jeannette Sieler. Planning a summer-long entertainment series …

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Lacey in Tune – The Not-Its

By TOM SIMPSON If you are under age 15, and you like to rock, Lacey in Tune and Timberland Regional Library’s Summer Reading program has you covered. The Not-Its, a Northwest “Kindie Rock” quintet, is composed of Sub Pop alumni and radical musicians who create kid-friendly harmonies infused with punk sensibility and rocking beats. Are …

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Lacey in Tune – Return of the King

By TOM SIMPSON Danny Vernon is well known to Olympia and Lacey audiences for his fascinating recreation of Elvis Presley’s passion, style and tunes. He performs music from across Presley’s career, including the young, hillbilly Elvis of the 1950s, the sleek movie-star Elvis of the 1960s and the dissolute, glam Elvis of the 1970s. Performing …

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Lacey in Tune – Nashville Singer Kaitie Wade

By TOM SIMPSON Country singer and songwriter Kaitie Wade spent the last five years in Nashville, performing and recording to international acclaim. Her single “Don’t Wanna Miss” received airplay on U.S. and international radio last year. Wade recently opened for country star Russell Dickerson during his Washington-state tour. Her entertaining style includes a classic-country feel …

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Lacey in Tune – Sway

By TOM SIMPSON Lacey in Tune goes into August with SWAY, a Northwest cover band that features contemporary hits by artists like, Bruno Mars, Usher, Rihanna, David Guetta, Lady GaGa, Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd, Jason Derulo, LMFAO and Ariana Grande. The band also throws in classic hits by Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Prince for …

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Lacey in Tune – Creature Teachers

By TOM SIMPSON Instead of music or acting, this evening focuses on creatures of all sizes and types – including the most creepy-crawly of all, snakes and spiders. “Creature Teachers” is a dynamic duo, composed of animal lovers Shanti Kriens and Amanda LeBlanc. Kriens and LeBlanc take creatures of all sizes directly into classrooms and …

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Lacey in Tune – Beatles Tribute

By TOM SIMPSON At the end of July, Lacey in Tune is proud to bring Beatles cover band British Export to local audiences. British Export has recreated the tunes, the style and the amazing passion of a live Beatles show with their tribute concerts, performing for thousands of fans at prestigious events around the world. …

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Lacey in Tune – Unicorns Believe

By TOM SIMPSON Unicorns Believe is a one-woman musical with huge ambition – the show is oriented at children, but it covers the myths, lore and facts of the legendary unicorn, interwoven with a heartfelt tale about chasing your “twinkle” and overcoming the “cloud of gloom.” Jenifer Joy (aka Jenuwin Joy) is an experienced and …

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Lacey in Tune – Rock Hits with Jimmy Vegas

By TOM SIMPSON For the past 15 years, the Jimmy Vegas Band cover group has entertained audiences at special events and festivals. The band’s repertoire is enormous, ranging from rock hits composed by John Mellencamp and Tom Petty to country standards by Johnny Cash, from soul classics by Marvin Gaye and KC and the Sunshine …

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Lacey in Tune – Justin James

By TOM SIMPSON Las Vegas performer Justin James comes to Lacey in Tune for a Saturday evening family-friendly performance. James combines a sharp comedic wit with the skills of a hypnotist for an enraptured performance like no other. As a national touring artist for over twenty years, James has created unique evenings for corporations, college …

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