Play It Again event to benefit PAA

Published on Thu, Sep 16, 2010
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The Pacific Arts Association has scheduled a dinner and fundraising concert at Semiahmoo Resort to benefit their annual Blaine Jazz Festival.

The dinner includes pizza, pasta, salad, dessert and coffee as well as a cash bar for beer and wine. Two musical groups will also perform. Cost is $40 for adults (a $16 tax deductible donation) and $25 for children ages six through 12 (a $7.50 tax deductible donation). Children ages 5 and younger are free.

Bill Wallace, of Blaine, is the leader of “The Goldies” group, and has had a 40 year career in music, the last 20 of which were spent with his group “The Blonde Boys.” Wallace will play guitar and sing with The Goldies as they perform rock and roll music and ballads of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

The second musical act is a Los Angeles-based group “The Kingston Tribute Band,” formed 10 years ago by L.A. musician John Lukes and Semiahmoo resident John Sturdivant. The two found they had more than a passing interest in folk music – in particular, the music of The Kingston Trio – and formed a group to perform in nightclubs in Southern California.

The Blaine Jazz Festival brought more than 70 students and 18 professional musicians to Blaine for a full week last year and the PAA was able to provide more than $8,000 in scholarships to students who may have otherwise not been able to attend.

Tickets are available online at, at the Pacific Building Center with a credit card, or the Blaine Visitor Center and Semiahmoo Resort coffee shop with cash or check to the Pacific Arts Association.

The deadline for ticket purchases is September 19.