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October 19th, 2017

Arlington Drug & Alcohol Coalition Presents (ADAC) - A Conversation With Kids

Tony Hoffman, nationally renowned speaker, former BMX Elite Pro, and currently ranked #2 in Masters Pro Class. He is a 2016 Rio Olympic Games Coach, with Women's BMX Pro, Brooke Crain. Mr. Hoffman is a powerful speaker and will address the community in the Byrnes Performing Arts Center. He openly shares his story of drug abuse, prison and successfully overcoming his addiction, providing hope to families and communities.

ADAC will also host a resource fair at 5:00pm prior to the presentation so community members can learn how to obtain support and help for themselves or friends and family members.

Arlington and Lakewood School Districts' secondary will also have an opportunity to hear the inspirational story of redemption by Mr. Hoffman. Lakewood High School will attend an assembly on October 19 prior to the community presentation. Arlington secondary students will hear from Mr. Hoffman on OCtober 20.


November 18th, 2017

The Arlington Arts Council Presents - Legend of the Blues V


Curtis Salgado is a one-of-a-kind talent whose music is as compelling as his story, his career spanning forty years as vocalist, harmonicist, and songwriter.  From co-fronting The Robert Cray Band to leading his own band (and recording nine solo albums), to being the original Blues Brother while helping transform John Belushi into Joliet Jake Blues, to touring the country with Steve Miller and Santana, he is a true musical giant. 

In recognition of his talents, Curtis Salgado won the coveted Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer of The Year in 2013  the highest honor the blues world has to offer.  More recently, Curtis was awarded the 2017 BMA for Soul Blues Male Artist, Soul Blues Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. That's after having earned the Soul Blues Artist of The Year honors in 2010, 2012, and 2013. 

Curtis Salgado has earned a reputation for high-intensity performances and a repertoire inspired by his encyclopedic knowledge of soul, blues and R&B music. Blues Revue says Salgados music is triumphant, joyful, blues-soaked R&B and declared him to be one of the most soulful, honest singers ever.  And he's coming to Arlington


Opening the show, Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons take the audience on a journey through the history of American roots music.  They were awarded first place at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee,  out of 94 solo/duo acts representing 16 countries. They were honored for their unique blend of pre-blues a cappella field hollers, fiddle and banjo breakdowns, and duet distillations of early jazz. 

Based in Seattle, they are not only great musicians, but also scholars of blues traditions.

Their mission is to spread the glory and whimsy of traditional song through street corner stomps, schoolroom shindigs, house concerts and jam sessions. They have been playing together for five years and for three of those, they performed at the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, learning at the feet of the elders of the acoustic blues tradition.  They are exploring modern day music along the Mississippi River in an ongoing documentary film project.

They prefer to be recognized as American songsters, rather than blues musicians, because their repertoire is much broader and spans many genres.

Whatever you want to call it, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons make music that hews to the rough-and-tumble collisions of musical inspirations from the early 20th century; music that paved the way for everything we enjoy today.


Tickets are $15.00 plus fees at Brownpaper Tickets
Or no fees at Flowers by George, 335 N. Olympic Ave in downtown Arlington
and tickets will be $20.00 at the door the night of Festival.

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