(WSB photo: Bubbleman at 2015 Morgan Junction festival)
The first big neighborhood festival of summer is now only eight days away – the Morgan Junction Community Festival, in and around Morgan Junction Park, on the west side of California SW just north of Fauntleroy Way, 10 am-5 pm on Saturday, June 17th, presented by the Morgan Community Association. Here are some entertainment and food highlights, from Susan Madrid with the festival-organizing committee:
The music kicks off with the Endolyne Children’s Choir at 10 am. Soyaya, featuring exciting African rhythms, performs at 11:15, right after the Bubbleman (10:30). Gary Benson, local solo guitarist, plays at 12:30. The Brian and Janie Show, rocking out with top 40 dance/pop hits and classics, comes on at 2:15. The music wraps up with Yesod, a three-piece eastern/western string and percussion ensemble, from 4:00 to 5:00.
Food offerings are:
The Tamale Guy, who was very well received last year. They will offer three different fillings, served with their excellent Mexican slaw.
Das Brat Wagen will grill up a variety of German style gourmet dogs, including two kid-friendly items.
Mini the Dough-Nut will be serving cooked-to-order doughnuts with traditional or create-your-own toppings.
Sweet Bumpas Ice Cream, our local ice cream guys, offer 100% homemade ice creams and sorbets with a creative and creamy touch. Flavors are inspired by the seasons and always have a special twist.
West Seattle Thriftway will be grilling burgers in front of the store from around 11 until 3. Proceeds from sales go to funding next year’s festival.
That’s just part of what you’ll find at the festival – we’ll have more previews next week!