Family fun and finger-lickin’ good music at the Maltby Bluegrass Concert, Auction and Jam

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The 18th annual Maltby Bluegrass Concert, Auction and Jam will be held Saturday, April 21, at the Maltby Community Club.

Doors open at 3 p.m. for open jamming for concert volunteers and those with tickets to the concert. The concert starts at 7 p.m., with silent and live auctions taking place during the intermissions.

Treat yourself and your family to this great family event with an old-fashioned auction and foot stompin’ music! You’ll have a great time and will be dazzled by the level of musicianship!

The concert is the main fundraiser for the Maltby Community Club, a small non-profit community organization that was founded in the 1930s.

Three hot bands will headline the concert, including:

• A very popular band, Runaway Train (from south Puget Sound) plays hard-driving traditional bluegrass music and features a 17-year-old banjo player who won the Rockygrass banjo contest in Colorado when he was only 14.

• Seattle-based The Howdy Boys has built a large fan base with their high energy brand of music, a combination of bluegrass, honky-tonk and old time country. Band members are seasoned professionals who have performed with the top bands in the region. Fiddler Doug Bright is one of the top fiddlers in the area.

• Roundhouse from Salem, Ore., performs an eclectic collection of music from various genres. They’ll take you on a wonderful musical journey through bluegrass, folk, southern and classic rock and gospel music. Lead vocalist and bass player, Kim Jones Leavitt, is a graduate of Snohomish High School and is thrilled to return home.

The silent and live auctions are a down-home, grassroots experience, spiced with a professional auctioneer enticing everyone to bid on a wide array of items. Auction items are always a last minute surprise. You won’t know until the day of the auction what items are available, but past auction items have included tickets to festivals and other events, software, top soil, gift baskets, plants, autographed CDs, art, jewelry, antiques, tools, crafts, instruments, restaurant dinners, music accessories and clothes.

The club will be open to those with concert tickets to participate in informal music jamming before and after the concert.

Note: Purchase your tickets in advance because the concert sells out every year.

Maltby Community Club is located at  8711 – 206th Avenue SE (corner of 87th Avenue S.E. and 206th Avenue S.E., one block north of Hwy. 524 and the Maltby Café), Snohomish (Maltby).

Tickets are  $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 years old and older, $10 for youth 12 – 18 years old, and free for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult with a concert ticket.

For information, directions or tickets, call (360) 568-3685.

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