First Friday Art Walk
Friday, October 4th, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes back Buttercup Lane for an early evening of musical variety at 5:00 p.m., October 4th for Sequim’s First Friday Artwalk.
“One of the neat things about playing for the First Friday Art Walk at the Olympic Theater is that we have the opportunity to enhance the Buttercup Lane wardrobe,” said band member Mike Johnson. “The guys in the group wear color matching long-sleeve dress shirts and Diane wears a color matching blouse or scarf. Since the Art Walk has a different color theme for each month, and since this is our fifth time to do the show, our wardrobe now boasts of red, blue, green, yellow, and for the month of October, orange dress shirts – we’re really styling.”
Buttercup Lane is a cover band. Although they have written some original material, the band’s primary focus is to cover some of their favorite music from several different genres. They would be hard pressed to be just a country band or just a jazz band as they love music from a variety of sources including classic rock and roll, big band swing, blues, pop, and yes, country and jazz.
The folks that make up Buttercup Lane are Mike and Diane Johnson, Rodger Bigelow, and Dave Keyte, all local Sequim residents. Each has an extensive background in music. Playing as a group for the past three years at various venues throughout the Olympic Peninsula, Buttercup Lane sees themselves as messengers of their shared experience. They hope that audiences are intrigued and uplifted by their playing, singing and banter, and that the fun they have creates a few shared experiences for both band and listeners.
The performance starts at 5:00 p.m. in the Gathering Hall – a bit earlier than normal to accommodate OTA’s production of The War of the Worlds and OTA Moments right after. The Olympic Theatre Arts Center is located at 414 N Sequim Avenue. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open. Call (360) 683-7326 for more information.
PHOTO: Right to Left – Mike Johnson, Diane Johnson, Rodger Bigelow, Dave Keyte.
OFF Stage (Olympic Theatre Arts First Friday) happens every month on the first Friday,
during the Sequim Art Walk. Featuring a wide variety of entertainers and entertainment,
it is always a fun evening here at OTA!
Olympic Theatre Arts Center is located at 414 N. Sequim Ave. If there is no Production on the Main Stage or in the Gathering Hall, Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., otherwise, see the posting above for an exact time. There is no charge for attendance. Refreshments, including beer, wine, and light snacks will be available for purchase.
For additional information contact the theatre box office, open 1–5 p.m., Monday–Friday, at (360) 683-7326.