Make Music Day takes over downtown June 21

June 17, 2014

Issaquah Make Music Day will help residents do just that.

The Downtown Issaquah Association will lead downtown merchants and all in attendance in a celebration of music June 21.

Front Street North will set the scene for more than 30 artists and musical performances. They will play from 4 p.m. until late into the night at 16 venues.

Issaquah Make Music Day will not exclude anyone who wishes to perform. The rest of the community can take part in making music of their own on the steps of City Hall at 6 p.m. There, a favorite of last year will return as the All Instrument Flash Mob, made up of musical members of the public, joins to perform “Louie, Louie.”

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Join the band on Make Music Day June 21

June 10, 2014

Someone has to make music and it might as well be the whole community.

For the second year in a row, the Downtown Issaquah Association will lead the city to join the rest of the world in International Music Day on June 21. With festivities highlighting the talents of the community, the day will offer plenty of opportunities to listen to and make music.

Photos by Greg Farrar Above, David Harris (left) plays a bongo drum with Emma Erhardt (left) and Bella Evans, during an all-instrument flash mob performance of ‘Louie Louie’ in 2013 on the City Hall steps for Issaquah Make Music Day in honor of International Music day

Photos by Greg Farrar
Above, David Harris (left) plays a bongo drum with Emma Erhardt (left) and Bella Evans, during an all-instrument flash mob performance of ‘Louie Louie’ in 2013 on the City Hall steps for Issaquah Make Music Day in honor of International Music day

“It’s going to be pretty significant,” DIA Executive Director Karen Donovan said. “We’re going to have over 25 bands in seven outdoor locations, four regular venues and six nontraditional spots.”

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Teen Fest is June 7

June 3, 2014

The city of Sammamish presents Teen Fest 2014 from 2-9 p.m. June 7.

The event kicks off at 2 p.m. with a skate competition in the Sammamish Commons, 801 228th Ave. S.E.

Competitors must be in middle or high school and must fill out a registration form and register in advance, which opens at 1 p.m. Registration fee is $5/residents with school ID, $10/ nonresidents. Helmets are required to compete.

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Skyline’s Scinite rocks out

December 24, 2013

Victoria Snitsar Skyline High School

Victoria Snitsar
Skyline High School

Scinite is a hard rock band started in 2011 by three Skyline High School students — Austin Lowrance, Chris Hart and Andrew Pedroni — who performed as a three-member band until March 2012.

Their major musical influences include AC/DC , Guns and Roses, Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes and Aerosmith.

The band has played in many venues in Seattle and on the Eastside, including Ground Zero, the Sammamish EX3 Teen Center, El Corazon, the Old Redmond Firehouse, Rendezvous, the Black Dog Cafe and the annual Teenfest event at Sammamish City Hall.

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