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MALTBY COMMUNITY CENTER 26th Annual Bluegrass Concert and Open House March 16th, 2024

We are back!
After some time off we are bringing back the annual concert and open house for 2024.
To benefit the Maltby Community Club, a non-profit community organization and home to Cub Scout, Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops, 4-H, a community forum, martial arts training, and the Maltby Bluegrass Jam. We are doing things a bit different this year, we are going to have a open house prior to the concert to showcase the groups/events that the club hosts and supports.

The doors will open at 4pm, with a Squaredance showcase at 5pm, with the concert starting at 6pm. Please come by and learn about all that happens here at the club!

Here are our bands and the details:

Heartbreak Pass

Heartbreak Pass began its musical journey in 2007, in the hills of the North Idaho Panhandle. They have successfully put their spin on classic bluegrass, country and pop songs along with a wide variety of originals, quickly becoming a favorite in the Inland Northwest. Randy Engle, handles the Mandolin, Octive Mandolin and guitar, along with lead vocals. Bonnie Bliss, a retired chiropractor and lifetime musician, anchors down the bass, along with a large share of lead vocals and harmonies. Stan Hall, who has penned all of the band’s original tunes, also takes care of both rhythm and lead guitar and vocals. They have played many of the favorite Northwest Festivals, including Wintergrass, and also opened for both Ronda Vincent in Spokane, and the Infamous Stringdusters. Heartbreak Pass will be sure to entertain you, both musically and Lyrically. Fun times and fun music!

https://www.facebook.com/heartbreakpass

Friends of Larry

Friends of Larry It is a special gift to have so much talent come together on a bluegrass stage. Originally formed in 2019 as a tribute to bluegrass legend Larry Sparks, this group from northern Washington State delivers an authentic bluegrass sound, with soulful harmonies, and an unmistakable chemistry. We hope you enjoy our walk through the deepest hollers, all the way up to the ridgetops. Robbie Bennett - fiddle, vocals Pete Goodall - mandolin, vocals Bob Martin - banjo Kevin Miller - guitar, vocals Sarah Miller - upright bass.

Runaway Train

Runaway Train is as solid as it gets. The band has been around seemingly forever (formed in 2000). That is a huge testament to the core players who keep this train running. Greg Linder is a dedicated bluegrasser, not only in this band but as one of the founders of Bluegrass From The Forest festival held each July in Shelton, WA. Currently in its 19th year. Kent Powell, has been a mainstay in the Northwest bluegrass scene for the last forty-three years, playing banjo and bass in several bands, including Crossfire and North Country. Multi-instrumentalist, John White, plays mandolin with Runaway Train. He is a pretty good guitar player as well. Doug Wenzen is the newest member of the band. He is versatile at several styles of banjo playing, including Scruggs, chromatic, and melodic.

https://www.facebook.com/runawaytrainbluegrass

The rest of the details

Start time: The doors will open at 4pm
Squaredance showcase at 5pm
Concert start time 6pm

Prices: Adults $15.00 Donation
Seniors (65+) $10.00 Donation
Under 12 Free when accompanied by an adult

Location: Maltby Community Club
8711 206th St. SE, Snohomish, WA
www.maltbyclub.org