112 N. Tower Ave. / Centralia, WA, 98531
Saturday, September 15, 2018
All ages welcome
All DayFree admissionAll ages welcome
We try not to do anything halfway around these parts - except for this annual party, that is! It's a full-on celebration marking the halfway point to our favorite holiday. We'll have music, food and drink specials and more. Get the cool event stamp for your Passport.
Whistlin' Rufus - 7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m. in Olympic Club Theater
Workingman's Corned Beef & Cabbage with Hammerhead Ale, red potatoes & carrots $15.75
Irish Fries Are Smilingfresh-cut fries topped with cheese & ale sauce, crisp bacon, sour cream & green onion $10.50
Irish Reubenhot corned beef, Swiss cheese, buttermilk coleslaw & mustard sauce on grilled rye bread with your choice of fresh-cut fries or tots $14.50
Iced Irish CoffeeJameson Irish whiskey, our own cold brew coffee & whipped cream $8
Irish MuleTullamore D.E.W., fresh-squeezed lime & ginger beer $8
coffee-like roasted barley bitterness, semi-sweet chocolate & a moderate
The Whistlin' Rufus musicians bring a lot
of experience to the stage and have roots in Classical, Irish, Folk, Bluegrass,
Rock and Roll and Jazz music. When you stir it all together combining their
exciting knack for arrangements, their three and four part vocal harmonies,
original ballads and toe tapping fiddle tunes, well, you end up with Whistlin'
Rufus. The band has been together since 2003, celebrating their 10th
anniversary this year.
Pat Connell- Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
- Founding member of Whistlin'Rufus, Pat
also acts as the booking agent, web-guru, equipment manager, and press agent
for the band. Pat has been performing in
bluegrass and country rock bands for many years from Bend to Portland. Pat and
Ritchie co-write much of the original compositions of Whistlin' Rufus.
Ritchie Wernick- Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
- Founding member of Whistlin' Rufus, Ritchie is the tunesmith, arranger,
producer and resident happy face in the group. Ritchie learned his craft in
numerous coffee houses on the East coast.
Natasha O'Neal - Fiddle, Vocals - Natasha hails from Wisconsin and her fiddle
playing and high vocal harmonies are the highlight of a Whistlin' Rufus show.
Nat stays fit by chasing around husband Seth and kids Finn and Eliza
Patrick Connell - Guitar, Vocals - Patrick
joined Whistlin' Rufus last year after playing for several years with a
Bluegrass band out of Ashland, "The Mighty Lonesomes". Patrick is the
lead guitar player and his flat picking solo's are the centerpiece of the
Whistlin' Rufus sound.
Zachary Banks - Cello, Vocals - Zach is the newest member
of Whistlin' Rufus and completes the band with his amazing cello and high
lonesome harmonies. A classically trained musician, Zach brings composure,
youth and great good looks to the band.
Jon Meek - Banjo, Dobro - Jon is a multi-instrumentalist playing the banjo and the dobro for Whistlin' Rufus. Jon won the Rocky Mountain Dobro championship a few years ago and his banjo playing is awesome, He can do anything with a string instrument and we are thrilled to have him in Whistlin' Rufus.
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