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Tag: LouieFest

July
25th

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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July
12th

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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June
19th

Sonics return to play Pantages Theater July 27

Tacoma’s garage rock heroes the Sonics are returning to their hometown July 27 for a concert at the Pantages Theater. The band agreed to kick off Tacoma’s annual LouieFest, a two-day arts festival that this year will be held at the new LeMay-America’s Car Museum.

The original Sonics are nothing less than an icon to the city that birthed them, and the punks of the Puget Sound return to Tacoma after regrouping in 2007 and touring venues in Europe and Asia.

Tickets are on sale at the Broadway Center Box Office, ranging from $35 to $75. To purchase

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