Arts and Entertainment

Concert series gets a kick from Raucous


The Mirror

“Kickin’” country music and classic rock and roll will fill Steel Lake Park when Raucous takes the stage at 7 p.m. next Wednesday in the sixth performance in the Summer Sounds at the Beach concert series.

Raucous members say they put on energy-packed performances.

The band plays a wide variety of music, from classic rock and country to popular music by modern artists. Featured songs include music from bands such as Fleetwood Mac and the Dixie Chicks to ZZ Top and Bruce Springsteen.

Formerly the Eagle Creek Band, Raucous has performed throughout Washington since 1994. From Federal Way and up to Sedro Woolley, the band has put on shows at various types of venues, including festivals, fairs and casinos. They’ve also performed at corporate and private parties, including a private reception for former vice president Al Gore and Governor Gary Locke.

The six-member band consists of “Raucous Chicks” Sandy Land and Sarah Jane Frank on lead/harmony vocals and percussion. The “Genteel Slicks” are John Masai on drums, Bill Rispoli on lead/rhythm guitar and vocals, Karl Tegland on lead guitar and Jim Varnell on bass guitar and vocals. Varnell also acts as the MC.

Summer Sounds at the Beach is a seven-week outdoor concert series at Steel Lake Park, put on by Federal Way’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. Aug. 18 ends the series with musical storyteller and folk singer Brad Warren.

Admission for the concerts is free. They begin at 7 p.m. and last one hour. The rain relocation venue is Klahanee Lake Community Center, 33901 Ninth Ave. S.

News intern Trish McMahon:

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