Hear that joyful fiddle, the heartbeat of the double bass, the soulful saw? It’s JP and the OK Rhythm Boys returning to Lopez with their delightful swing and original homegrown songs, in a benefit dance and concert for the Lopez Community Pool Construction Project of the Friends of Lopez Island Pool.
You loved this engaging Orcas Island trio at Lopez Center, Woodmen Hall string workshops and at the Galley in years past; now dance to the swing music, croon along with the three-part harmonies, or just sit and tap your toes again at Woodmen Hall on Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Get a taste of their style at www.jpandtheokrhythmboys.com. BONUS: the three talented musicians, JP Wittman, Gordon Koenig and Anita Orne promise a new song.
The concert is no charge, but there is a suggested donation of $20. All donations will be matched by a generous anonymous donor, then the total raised will be matched again by FLIP’s $500,000 challenge gift from the Schmidt-Barton Family Foundation. What an opportunity to help kick-start construction at 177 Pool Lane. They’ll have shovels in the ground this year.
Tickets can be purchased at Paper Scissors on the Rock, Lopez Book Shop and at the door. Kick winter out and bring the sunshine back to Lopez with JP and the OK Rhythm Boys.
FLIP would like to thank concert sponsors Gary and Karen Alexander, Barbara Carver, Carolyn McGown, Jeff Nichols/The Galley, Leslie Quenell and Brian Silverstein, Raiti Waerness, and producers Kate Scott, Micki Ryan and Lisa DiGiorgio.
For more information, visit www.lopezislandpool.org.