Date(s) - 08/17/2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Beach Amphitheater
The Deception Pass Park and Washington State Parks Folk & Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the Annual American Roots Music Series/Arts in the Park at Deception Pass State Park.
Thanks to the generous support of Island County and Deception Pass Foundation, this year’s series has expanded from four to eight concerts on Saturday evenings from 7-8p.m. from July 6 through August 24 at the North Beach Amphitheater. The concerts feature musical traditions from across America with the occasional world musical tradition sprinkled in for good measure. Admission is FREE to the performances, though a Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park.
Come early for best seating!
August 17th, join us for The Juan Manuel Barco Conjunto — Tejano and conjunto music
Juan Manuel Barco is a legend of conjunto and Tejano music in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Barco was born in Coal Mine, Texas, to a family of migrant farm workers who followed the crop harvests within Texas and to other states such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Arizona and California. Barco taught himself to play the guitar at six years of age, and later he taught himself to play the bajo sexto and bass guitar. His music incorporates all of the different styles he heard as his farmworker family traveled from place to place, and he composed his own songs about the migratory experience. He and his band play a lively mix of traditional Tex-Mex music and original compositions.