May 5, 2014
The local comedy country music group, The Rural Characters, will perform at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17. The performances will benefit the annual Local Artist Series and will be on the Michael Nutt Mainstage.
Attendees can sit back, enjoy the show and pat themselves on the back for showing true community collaboration in helping to support Whidbey Island artists.
Proceeds from these two concerts fund WICA’s 2015 Local Artist Series, covering rental fees for four local artist groups to perform at WICA and allowing them to keep the money made from tickets sales. Each year a community committee juries applications and winners are announced on stage at the benefit concerts.
“The Rural Characters” are Tom Fisher, Gordy Adams, Randy Hudson, and Tom Walker with Russell Link on percussion and special guests, “The Heggenes Valley Boys” featuring Joe Jeszeck and Ed Fickbohm.
Tickets are $25 and are available at www.wicaonline.org, in person at the box office, (open Wednesday through Saturday 1-6 p.m.) and two hours before show times or by calling 800-638-7631 or 360-221-8268. WICA is located at 565 Camano Avenue in Langley on Whidbey Island.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the community of South Whidbey Island and beyond. Founded in 1996 by the Island Arts Council, WICA’s mission is to inspire, nourish and enhance the artistic, social and economic well-being of the community.