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Chautauqua Music Festival

Chautauqua Music Festival is an all-day music festival on Vashon Island that raises money for underprivileged kids in the elementary and middle school music programs. It combines Vashon youth and adult music acts with performers from Seattle, great outdoor food and camping at our local Eagles Aerie 3144...all to help schools make sure every young promising musician has the ability to thrive in the highest levels of their art.  We will have live music, camping, ample parking, security, RV hookups, full bar, award winning food booths (Bourbon and Bones, Monica Dimas), raffles, shuttle service from the ferry dock to the event and back at a  wonderful and unique venue with wonderful people.

While this is a kid friendly event, no kids will be allowed in the main building after 9:00 pm. This is also a non-dog event. Camping is ten dollars a night, please schedule in advance by calling the Vashon Eagles 3144. A shuttle bus will travel back and forth from the ferry to the event at scheduled time over the course of the day.

Where: Vashon Eagles Aerie 3144.
Starts at 1:00 pm and goes till 2:00 am, August 6th, 2016
Tickets: 12.00 General Admission available at: , the Vashon Book Shop and at the Vashon Eagles 3144.

Music: We have lined up a variety of music acts of all ages and many genres to fill out an eclectic, fun day of quality music for all who come:
Fresh Espresso
Shawn Smith
Tilson xoxo
The Hoolabees
Lonesome Shack
Rusty Willoughby
4 Horsemen
Heavy Nettle
John Browne
Colin Loch
20 Eyes
Thalia Goering
Ralph Reign   

We believe that the arts are more than just an aesthetically pleasing hobby. The arts define the essence of any culture, and historically, societies with strong arts are strong in other endeavors as well. From industry to business to science, all benefit from the work of well-rounded individuals who think creatively. Strong arts inform this kind of thinking, and supporting them supports the growth of ideas, the diversity and effectiveness of society’s mechanisms, and the progression and vitality that are the hallmarks of a great country. Vashon Island is known worldwide for its vibrant arts community, but with dwindling budgets, and a changing demographic affecting the cost of living for residents and their families, sustaining this vitality becomes harder by the year. We hope to offset this growing trend with this and future events. We did in 2015 and it was a memorable, successful outing that raised over 5000.00 in donations alone. With the recruitment of national acts, a larger fan base and more community involvement and outreach, we are looking to double this in 2016!

How is the money raised at the event used? The money raised is used by the schools to set up things like scholarships to help pay for extra-circular trips and events as well as going towards setting up a instrument library that kids with lesser means can access. Keep in mind this is NOT an event put together by the school, but by volunteers in the community and the Vashon Eagles Aerie 3144.