Arts and Entertainment

Arlington Arts Council announces 'Route 66' concert

ARLINGTON — Spend an evening out being entertained by the music of the swing era in the Linda M. Byrnes Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The "Route 66" swing band will be headlining, with Arlington High School Jazz Band I opening the show. Route 66 has been playing instrumental and vocal music from the swing era throughout the greater Puget Sound region for more than 25 years. They specialize in the music of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, for fans both young and old.

Route 66 is comprised of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, a piano, bass and drums, accompanied by vocalist Cindy Solvang. The band performs the hits of American jazz greats Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Count Basie and many more. In 2004, Route 66 recorded its first CD, "Get Your Kicks …" and recorded their second CD, "Don't Forget Winona," in 2008. You can preview their music at

The Arlington Arts Council is presenting this concert with financial assistance from Arlington's Hotel-Motel Tax Fund. Proceeds raised will be used to acquire more public art for Arlington, such as the murals and sculptures along the Centennial Trail.

The concert starts 7 p.m. on Oct. 8. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at or at Flowers by George, located at 334 N Olympic Ave. in downtown Arlington, and at the door.

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