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REFA Annual Fund Raiser at The Heart of Anacortes

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 5:00pm
The Heart of Anacortes   1014 4th St.,   Anacortes, WA

Dance to the music of Janie Cribbs & the T.Rust Band

Janie Cribbs & T.Rust Band photo
The 13th Annual Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts Fundraiser will be held Saturday, August 24th, at The Heart of Anacortes. Doors will open at 5pm with Jamie Cribbs & the T. Rust Band taking the stage at 6pm. This year’s gala event is themed “Celebrating 50 Years Since Woodstock” and dress from the ‘60s is encouraged. There will be a costume contest with prizes for best ‘60s attire. In addition, guests will be able to bid on a wide variety of silent auction items donated from area businesses and individuals.

This event will raise money for REFA's scholarship and grant programs.

Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band have been together for five years playing numerous sold-out and SRO shows at various venues across Washington State. Well known for their intimate up-close and personal performances in smaller rooms, they also love to play out-of-doors for Community Street Dances and ticketed Winery concerts. They have been the featured crowd-pleasing Band in Washington cities such as Anacortes, Freeland, La Conner, Langley, Mount Vernon, Port Townsend, Oak Harbor (Music Fest), Ocean Shores, Spokane, Westport and beyond, remembered long after the lights go down for their infectious Roots, Blues and memorable mesmerizing Americana music.

This band is a mix of powerhouse vocals laced with gorgeous gritty guitar featuring original soulful songs, compelling stories and blues-drenched licks all laid down with irresistible rhythms and melodies. Band members are Janie Cribbs, Joe Reggiatore, Kevin Holden, and Dave Willis. Janie and Joe are the Songwriters adding the original lyrics and melodies that set this Band apart. Over the years Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band have raised thousands of dollars and awareness for local charities at dances and special events all over Whidbey Island. Their commitment to raising up “Live Local Music” has benefited the community and hopefully inspires us all to lend a hand! The T.Rust Band has just released their second music album “Queen of Fire” to rave reviews here in the USA and overseas in Belgium, The Netherlands, France and will be out touring and playing numerous shows in 2019.

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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