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Locals for Locals Anniversary Concerts

  • Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA, 98260 United States (map)

Randy Hudson and the Heggenes Valley Boys return for WICA’s 22nd Anniversary weekend concerts featuring a rollicking local talent variety show. Expect great music, hilarious parodies, and surprises all weekend. 

Locals for Locals features Whidbey favorites The Heggenes Valley Boys (Joe Jeszeck, Russel Link, Ed Fickbohm, Kathy Link, Bill Currie, Randy Hudson) and returning favorite Resonance (Claudia Walker, Julie Glover, Mona Reardon).  Special guests Tom Walker and Tom Fisher, who performed as members of the Rural Characters for many years, will join Link and Hudson of the Heggenes Valley Boys for a sidesplitting set of old and new songs dedicated to Island life and the craft of humorous songwriting. The show will also include an electrifying number by Greg Garbarino, debuting his 60’s rock star persona, and a special tribute to the 25th anniversary of Hearts and Hammers by the Open Circle Singers. 

Hudson, who has been involved in every anniversary show since 2003, thinks it’s remarkable how people have come to look forward to this annual event. He feels it’s because “Folks know what they’re in for and show up cheerful and ready to be entertained - and there’s nothing like performing to a friendly home town crowd. It’s a good deal – the more fun we have the more fun the audience has. And the fact that the money raised helps make it possible for so many other local artists to take advantage of this great community performance space makes it even better.”

Of all the programming throughout the years, the Locals for Locals Anniversary Concert and the Local Artist Series speak most clearly to the heart of WICA’s mission. This is the 18th year of the Locals for Locals concert and my last as the Executive Director of WICA. I am grateful to the Rural Characters, who many years ago offered to help out with the annual concert, and wound up bringing to life everything we love about Whidbey. Stacie Burgua

Ticket early; this will sell out! 

All Seats $22.  Proceeds from these concerts underwrite the Local Artist Series. 

Zech Hall Piano Bar will open one hour prior to the event.


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Via Phone: Please Call the Box Office at
800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268
In Person: Visit the Box Office at
565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260

**Online Ticket Purchases are available until one hour prior to the performance**

Wednesday through Friday
2pm - 6pm
and 2 hours before every show

Or questions regarding your ticket order please call or visit the WICA Box Office.

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