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Tag: The Fabulous Wailers

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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April
21st

Memorial concert for Kent Morrill May 4

Kent Morrill, left, and Buck Ormsby. (Lui Kit Wong/The News Tribune) (3/23/09)

Kent Morrill is being remembered by his band in the best way they can: a memorial concert. The lead singer of The Fabulous Wailers died April 15 of cancer. He was 70.

On May 4 past and present members of The Wailers and a who’s who of Puget Sound classic rock performers will take the stage at a free, all ages concert at Tacoma’s Temple Theater.
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