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Exit ‘Americana,’ enter ‘Poulsbo Music Festival’

POULSBO — The new Poulsbo Music Festival is taking over where the Americana Music Festival left off.

The Chamber of Commerce’s Americana Music Festival, you may recall, took a hiatus this year because of a lack of volunteers. Glen Bui of Born To Be Wild offered to step in and revive the festival, but when negotiations with the chamber failed he organized a new festival to fill the void.

The Poulsbo Music Festival is Sept. 7, 2-7 p.m., at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. Admission is free, but all donations and net proceeds from sponsorships will benefit the Poulsbo Fire Department. The department will use the proceeds to buy at least one thermal imaging camera and provide CPR training for residents.

Four bands will perform: Ghostlight, an Enumclaw classic rock band; Down To Three, three rock ’n’ roll firefighters that Bui heard in a night club in Belfair (“They play Clapton, Zeppelin, Hendrix — they’re really good,” Bui said); Sin Circus, four metal wunderkinds from Puyallup who impressed Vince Neil with their rendition of a Motley Crue song; and Born To Be Wild, which includes former members of Steppenwolf.

“It’s going to be great music — all classic rock,” Bui said.

The Poulsbo Fire Department will have a fire truck there. There will be activities for children too.



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