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Steppenwolf veterans will perform at music fest

POULSBO — Magic Carpet Ride, comprised of several former members of Steppenwolf, headlines at the fifth annual Americana Music Festival Sept. 8 on the waterfront in Poulsbo.

The music festival is free and will begin at 11 a.m. with an opening ceremony and a brief 9/11 memorial. Music and events will continue all day until 7:30 p.m.

Magic Carpet Ride will perform classic Steppenwolf hits like “Born To Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride,” as well as other hard-rock hits from the 1970s.

Also on the lineup: Soul Siren, Swing Fever, Bremerton Symphony Quartet, Down Goes Frazier, the North Kitsap High School Marching band and more. This one-day event will include local food vendors and an expanded kids zone, with a bounce house, dunk tank, face painting, games, treats and more. Local businesses will showcase their products and services. Nonprofits will be on hand too.

The Americana Music Festival is an annual fundraiser for the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce and a local nonprofit selected each year. This year, Coffee Oasis, an outreach program for homeless youth, has been selected. Coffee Oasis will open a new location in Poulsbo this fall.

Other events on Sept. 8
Other activities will take place in and around the Americana Music Festival. The Poulsbo Rotary will host a Boating Rendezvous, with many boaters coming from Canada, Washington and Oregon. Many boaters will moor for the weekend at Poulsbo Marina and in Liberty Bay. The Poulsbo Artwalk will take place in downtown Poulsbo, the Farmers Market will be open and the City of Poulsbo will have Poulsbo Park Days.

For more information, contact Interim Executive Director Sandi Hunter, Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce, 779-4848. Email or visit


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