Farmers Market In Need of Musicians

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Fiddlers, finger-pickers, troubadours, musicians who don’t need to plug in to have a good time, the Bremerton Farmers Market needs you.

The market will be expanding its hours this season in response to requests from ferry riders, and is looking for a solo or ensemble to help create the mood, said market board President Tiffany Royal on Thursday.

The market season starts May 15, and takes place every Thursday through Oct. 9 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., longer hours than in the past.

“That was a big request last year from customers,” she said.

The market will set up shop in the parking lot of Seaside Church at 1318 Park Ave, near Evergreen Park.

Musicians have been booked for the third Thursday of the month, and tentative arrangements have been made to fill the fourth Thursday, but the market needs to round out its bill.

Music to color in the background of the market experience, is what’s needed, “kind of a soft ambiance,” Royal said.

It’s possible to plug in to amps, but Royal said it wasn’t preferred. It’s not a matter of having some folkies cry out “Judas!“, but because the amplified music can bother vendors and customers and can spoil the mellow mood acoustic instruments can create.

The gig does not pay.

For more info, or to jockey for a regular Thursday spot, call Royal at (360) 621-5934.

The tip for this entry came from real estate agent Jo Soss’ blog, Blogging Bremerton. Click here for Jo’s blog.

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