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LouieFest returns with iconic ’60s bands The Sonics, The Wailers, Moby Grape

It’s been on a four year hiatus but now LouieFest, the rock and roll music and art festival, is back with a bang. The weekend features a power house trio of iconic 1960s rock bands: The Sonics, The Wailers and Moby Grape.

The weekend kicks off on Friday with The Sonics at the Pantages Theater and LouieFest takes over the outdoor spaces at Tacoma’s newest attraction: LeMay-America’s Car Museum on Saturday and Sunday.

“Cars and rock and roll – A connection made in heaven,” said LouieFest co-organizer Randy Sparks.
For the first time since the 1960s, Tacoma’s own

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LouieFest returns to Tacoma – at LeMay

It’s been on a four year hiatus but now LouieFest, the rock and roll music and art festival, is back and it’s coming to Tacoma’s newest attraction: LeMay – America’s Car Museum July 28-29.

Forty bands on four outdoor stages will make up the entertainment during the two day festival.

Highlights include:

– Moby Grape

– Tacoma’s The Fabulous Wailers, who first recorded “Louie Louie.”

– 1,000 guitar sing-along to “Louie Louie.” Bring your own guitar and play with the pros.

– Local art, vendors, beer garden and children games/activities

WHEN: 10 a.m. to dusk,

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LeMay opens three months from today

Save the date: LeMay – America’s Car Museum will have its grand opening three months from today on June 2.

The four-story, 165,000 square-foot museum that looks like a gigantic toaster next to the Tacoma Dome will house more than 500 vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles. A large portion of those are from the Harold LeMay collection, housed at the old Marymount campus.

The museum is touting that it was named one of the world’s “8 big openings of 2012” by USA Today. Not too shabby.

The grand opening will include ceremonies, a concert, a free outdoor car

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