Mostly Americana celebrates music, veterans

April 16, 2013

By Staff

The community is invited to celebrate America and its veterans at the eighth annual Mostly Americana Dessert Concert at 7 p.m. April 20.

The concert features hundreds of the top choir singers from Issaquah High School, as well as Pacific Cascade and Issaquah middle schools. Pacific Northwest adult choir Breath of Aire will also lend its vocal talents to the evening dedicated to all-things Americana.

In addition to entertainment featuring the choral music of America, attendees can munch on classic desserts, including cookies, baked by parent volunteers.

The highlight of the concert, though, is undoubtedly the moment when the veterans are singled out and recognized, said Wendy White, whose daughter is a freshman in the Issaquah High School choir.

“It’s a great community event,” she said. “It’s really nice when you walk in as a vet. They welcome you as a vet and everyone in the room thanks the vets for their service to our country.”

The concert is the Issaquah Choral Department’s major fundraiser of the year. The choir will likely use the funds to pay for retreats, costumes and travel expenses, White said.

Tickets purchased in advance are $16.50, or $20 at the door. Veterans receive free admission to the event. Students and children can enjoy the entertainment for $5. Dessert is included in the ticket price.

Attendees are encouraged to buy tickets in advance at to avoid long ticket lines and save money. Simply print out the receipt and show it at the door.

“Come enjoy a celebration of American music and watch as young kids and adults collaborate to make beautiful music,” White said.

If you go

  • Mostly Americana Dessert Concert
  • 7 p.m. April 20
  • Issaquah High School Performing Arts Center
  • 700 Second Ave. S.E.
  • Tickets cost $16.50 in advance or $20 at the door. Children and student tickets are $5. Veterans get in free.
  • Purchase advance tickets at
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