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REFA Fund Raiser for the Burlington-Edison Music Program

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 6:30pm
The Old Edison   5829 Cains Ct,   Bow, WA

Dance to the music of Fantasy

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The Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts is sponsoring a fund raising event featuring performances by Burlington-Edison High School students and local band Fantasy at The Old Edison on June 15. The event begins at 6:30.

This event will raise money for the Burlington-Edison Music Program and will feature performances by the Burlington-Edison Burlington High School Jazz Band, Drum Line and the student band Chuckanut Funk. The student performances will begin at 6:30 and Fantasy will take the stage at 8:30.

Fantasy is a local dance band that was founded by local musicians Steve Olszewski and Eric Thompson in 1975. The band toured extensively during the 70ís and 80ís up and down the west coast of the US and Canada. They specialize in playing rock favorites from the 70ís and 80ís. Exemplary vocals and musicianship shine through each performance. The current band line up is Steve Olszewski (lead guitar / lead vocals), Eric Thompson (keyboard / vocals), Dave Perkins (bass / vocals), Jan Ellingson (lead vocals, flute, percussion, guitar and keyboards), Carr Johnson (keyboards, guitar, harmonica and vocals) and Danny Hansen (drums).

The event will include an optional suggested donation as well as a raffle with numerous prizes with all the proceeds being given to the Burlington-Edison Music Program.

Come out for a night of musical fun and support the arts at the same time!


Rick Epting PhotoIn 2006, friends of the late Rick Epting formed the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts and continued his legacy of supporting the Arts in Skagit County with a showcase of local talent and humor. Our mission is "to enhance the quality of life in Skagit County through the arts."

Rick Epting  was one of the founding members of both the Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation, the Skagit Performing Arts Council (SPAC), and appointed by the Governor to serve on the Washington State Arts Commission. He was also instrumental in the restoration campaign for the Lincoln Theatre and the planning and organization for McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. Rick was a proud supporter of Arts groups and organizations in Skagit County until his untimely death in August 2005.



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