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‘Summer of ‘69’ returns in music, spirit, Thursday, at SJCT

Local musicians rekindle the music of the
Local musicians rekindle the music of the 'Summer of '69' as part of San Juan Community Theatre's Summer Concert Series, Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m.
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The San Juan Community Theatre’s Summer Night Music Concert Series will “turn, turn, turn” right back to the musical year that, depending on your point of view, either launched or warped a generation:

It’s the ‘Summer of 1969’— peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll— and its music is back in the limelight, Thurs., Aug. 9, at SJCT.

The show features a team of island musicians sharing rockin’ tunes and classic folk songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s, in the Gubelman Theatre. The musical torch bearers of a generation and its cherished hits, anthems and sometimes forgotten numbers, include Daniel Finn, Ian Boulton, Debbie Nash-Strasser, Ian Byington, Steve Keys, Gretchen Gubelman and Beau Borrero, Kate Schuman and Keith Busha.

After a break for the county Fair, SJCT’s Summer Concert returns the following Thursday, Aug. 23, for a special repeat performance of “Remember Patsy Cline”, featuring local musicians Kate Schuman and Keith Busha.

Music begin at 8 p.m. in the Gubelman, preceded by a “social hour” in the Steele Memorial Garden, adjacent to the Gubelman (chocolate desserts, wine and beer will be available for purchase). 7-8 p.m. Seating is limited, 50 seats per show; tickets are $10.

The SJCT Summer Concert Series is supported by the Bed & Breakfast Association of San Juan Island.

Box Office hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; one hour before performance. Info, 360-378-3210, or



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