Here’s The Schedule For White Center’s Jubilee Days

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Our sister site The White Center Blog reports that White Center’s annual Jubilee Days is underway, with the opening of the Carnival and fireworks Wednesday night (July 14).

One of the oldest summer festivals in King County, Jubilee Days is celebrating its 87th year of providing free great family and community entertainment. This classic summer festival features participants from neighborhood schools, businesses and other organizations. This year’s parade (Sunday at 10am) will feature several well known performing groups, including the Charros Association of Washington, which will have a performance Charros showing the training skills and agility of the horses and horsemen alike.

There will also be a Kids Parade, which begins staging at 9am at McDonalds. It will start first, then will be followed by the Grande Parade, which runs down 16th starting from 112th Street (at McDonalds), and heads North to 100th.

  • THUR. 7/15: Carnival
  • FRI. 7/16: Carnival
  • SAT. 7/17, 7:30am: White Center Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast, 9615 20th SW, Holy Family School
  • SAT. 7/17, 10am: Street Fair
  • SAT. 7/17, 10am: Food Vendors Open
  • SAT. 7/17, TBD: Beer Garden Open
  • SAT. 7/17: Carnival
  • SAT. 7/17, 10am: Car Show and Shine
  • SUN. 7/18, 10am–11am: Parade
  • SUN. 7/18 – Street Fair
  • SUN. 7/18 – Food Vendors
  • SUN. 7/18 – Beer Garden Opens
  • SUN. 7/18 – Carnival Opens

Here’s the detailed entertainment schedule:

The M.A.C. Band (Middle Age Crisis Band) was founded as a way to deal with the stresses of middle age life, raising teenagers, and to make some fun music. With members Reiko, Paul, Einar and Caius, the M.A.CThe Middle Age Crisis Band is a hard pumping, fun and punkish/ J-pop style band that plays all original music (sometimes in Japanese). With songs like “Parent Teacher Conferences on Lithium” and “I’m not your Maid”, the MAC Band delivers music with lyrics that adults of any age can relate to, and that appeals to “all ages” audiences as well. Among the bands influences are The Presidents of the United States, Ramones, B-52’s, Blondie, and Shonen Knife. Band members: Reiko- Lead vocals (Japanese and English), keyboard, guitar, Einar – Lead guitar, vocals (English), Caius – Drums, Paul- Bass.

Visit our Myspace page for music samples A partial list of places played in the Seattle Area: Funhouse, The Central Saloon, The Skylark, Merchants Café, 88 Keys, Poggie Tavern, Blue Moon, Beacon Pub, Rainier Valley Cultural Center, L.A.B. at the Seattle Drum School, S.L.A.B. at the Seattle Drum School in Georgetown Partial song list (all original songs): Parent Teacher Conferences On Lithium, Alpha Boy, The Bromance of Bert and Ernie, I Am Not Your Maid, Mom + Me, Up and Down, Time Traveler, Old Like Me, What?, Taken for Granted, and more on the way.

  • 3:00-3:45 Gadzooks

We are a pop punk band hailing from the mean streets of Seattle.

  • 4:30-5:15 Blue Ribbon Boys
  • 5:15-6:00 Rat City Ruckus
  • 6:45-7:45 20Riverside

20 Riverside is a six-piece band playing a unique and infectious mix of hip-hop funk infused with lively and mature instrumental solos. To quote one a 20 Riverside song, the music is “funk, blues, jazz, rock, reggae and hip-hop.” All six met in high school but didn’t start playing music together until several years later. They are now one of the stand-out up-and-coming funk and hip-hop bands in the Seattle area.

  • 8:15-9:15 Khingz

If punk rock and blues met in a dark, cigarette smoke fogged speak easy in Gotham City and were overwhelmed by jazz-induced lust and bore a child they raised in a ghetto to an alternative soundtrack out would come Khingz.

One-half of the Seattle-based group Abyssinian Creole, Khingz offers his highly anticipated 2009 debut, From Slaveships to Spaceships, on Fresh Chopped Beats / MADK Productions. …Spaceships is Khingz’ first release since 2001’s Vitamin D helmed production Mi Vida Negra, written under his alias Khalil Crisis.

As Khalil Crisis, he was torn between a life of crime and his desire to be a force for change and control of his own life. From Slaveships to Spaceships is the culmination of Khingz’ transformation from a youth with a crime-haunted past, to a man of honor. The actualization of his higher self was inspired by his motivational and self-esteem building work with youth programs in Seattle (King County), Washington. Khingz also ventured east where he provided similar service for youth in Brooklyn (Kings County), New York. This move proved to be life-changing. In addition to his tales of hood antics and experience, he began to include rhymes about liberation and has inspired his listeners to think past the corners.

In recent years Khingz has embraced a nomadic lifestyle, as evidenced by long stays in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Vancouver, BC. …Spaceships, reflects these travels, sharing Khingz’ broadened perspective without losing the fire that formed him into an emcee originally. His live performances have been praised as reigniting showmanship and raw emotion as key elements in moving the crowd, earning him the respect and following of his peers and fans. The education that Khingz has extracted from both the streets and scholars has proven invaluable as his lyrics and philosophy reflect. Khingz pushes the boundaries of conscious thought-provoking Hip-Hop with his feet planted firmly in his experience as a battle-tested reality MC. He gives credence to his commitment as an elite and original artist successfully (and often tortuously) forging his own path rather than follow in the footsteps of others.

…Spaceships is a window into Khingz’ actual journey past the imprisoned mentality plaguing some of the communities he’s lived in. He has a message for oppressed people everywhere – “You are the prize over which everyone is fighting, seize yourself.” With …Spaceships he is extending a hand to his people – all of you – and asking you to step off the slaveship and step on board the spaceship. See you there.

  • 9:45 Gabriel Teodros


Gabriel Teodros is an intimate storyteller with an electrifying stage presence; smart, soulful, South Seattle raised with roots in the Horn of Africa. One of the most innovative and influential MCs to come out of the Northwest region, Gabriel Teodros has been making noise internationally with his classic debut “Lovework” The long-awaited follow up LP “Colored People’s Time Machine” is due Fall 2010!

Gabriel Teodros is the everyday journeyman with more stories to tell than most people twice his age. Having seen both city and countryside through the eyes of a struggling artist and immigrant child, Teodros spins observations and wordplay into internationalism on wax. Linking first and third world people’s struggles, he is sincere when he says “we in this together son, your beef is mine.”

From ciphers at Westlake to spending months in Vancouver and Brooklyn, Gabriel’s story is one of trial, tribulation and a search for redemption. The contrast of his onstage ferocity with his offstage humility reveals a multifaceted spirit who understands that the political is personal. Whether addressing political repression and resistance in East Africa or reflecting on the effects of patriarchy in his relationships, Teodros captures each moment soulfully with his unmistakably (north)west coast delivery.

Teodros has left a mark in the underground NW hiphop scene as one half of the duo Abyssinian Creole (with emcee Khingz & DJ WD4D), and since the late 90’s has been seen rocking microphones from classrooms to theatres, clubs, stadiums, protests, prisons to street corners alongside the likes of Zap Mama, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, K’naan, Ozomatli, Barrington Levy, KRS-One, Digable Planets and Fishbone to name a few. Even before dropping his solo masterpiece, Lovework, Teodros already had love from a community who eagerly anticipate his next story to tell.

Since the release of ‘Lovework’ Gabriel Teodros reached #1 on the CMJ Hip Hop Charts, released 4 music videos, was featured on NPR and in URB Magazine’s “Next 100”, and has been recieving rave reviews everywhere from Rolling Stone to Gabriel has also been staying busy on tour in support of the ‘Lovework’ album, working with youth in South Seattle & doing whatever he can to help other artists get their voices heard while recording the future classics right out of his home.

Sunday, July 18:

  • 11 am -12 pm Gary Allen May
  • 12:30 pm -1:30 pm Wrecked Chords

White Center Jubilee Days The Northwest has always had it’s fair share of loud, obnoxious rock n’ roll from the introduction of the three chord anthem, “Louie, Louie”, to Mudhoney’s “You got it”, just to name a few. The Wrecked Chords don’t have any plans to change the scope of this long standing tradition. They play loud, three chord rock n’ roll that leans more towards bands like the Cramps, and Girl Trouble with a heavy 50’s undertone. Their live show consists of just enough “slop”, and punk rock attitude, making them one of Seattle’s funnest bands to shake your ass to. They’ve just released their debut album titled, “Hot Mess” for the Rockin’ Stan record label. The band spent 2 days recording with producer Chris Martin at Birdhouse Studios in June of 2009. The end result being a well put together pile of shit that has quickly become a favorite amongst our diverse music community. You can catch the bands live show at venues such as the Funhouse, Comet, and The Central Saloon. Their CD is available through and all local record stores. “It’s not garage, it’s garbage!” -JT

  • 2 pm – 3pm Amateur Radio Operator

Somewhere between memory and echo lies the stories and sounds of ARO, living in the silence between the big parts; the reverb after the snare hit, the sound after the fall of a building, or wind through big big trees. We chase the ghosts stories of work, old dogs, broken radios, industrial rivers, rust, and death by knocking on the tops old guitars and rusty snare drums with a Big Muff running through eight seconds of delay.

  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Rat City Brass

Rat City  BrassUnited by their mutual appreciation of classic mid-century instrumental pop – particularly the music of Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – a group of seasoned Seattle musicians came together in the fall of 2009 to form Rat City Brass. Since then, the group has played to captivated crowds at numerous club shows and festivals in the Puget Sound area.Rat City Brass

The Rat City Brass instrumentation consists of two trumpets, trombone, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums and percussion. It’s a big group that creates a big sound. RCB make it even bigger by throwing in just the right amount of contemporary kick for the modern listener. With top-notch musicianship, soaring melodies, rocking rhythms and cool breezy stage presence, Rat City Brass is guaranteed to raise smiles from old-school music aficionados and jaded hipsters alike. Rat City Brass is pleased and proud to come back home to play their first White Center Jubilee Days on July 17th.

  • 5pm – 6 pm White  Center Jubilee Days

White Center Jubilee Days Infused by a passion for American roots music in all its varied forms, The Dusty 45s’ sound blurs the line between genres to create a style that is, in it’s final distillation, entirely fresh and new. Singer/ Songwriter, Billy Joe Huels, paints his illustrative and personal stories with a signature ’65 Gibson steel string guitar, and combines elements ranging from honky-tonk and swing to pure rock. Enter in Seattle’s finest with top-notch vocal harmonies, twangy guitars, upright bass and drums, top it off with Huels’ fiery trumpet and The Dusty 45s’ unique sound is complete.

Professional, confident, and experienced, The Dusty 45s’ Billy Joe Huels (lead vocals, guitar, trumpet), Jerry Battista (lead guitar, vocals), Kelly Van Camp (drums, harmonica, vocals), and Jeff Gray (upright bass, vocals), play to packed houses from coast to coast. Six independent releases have earned the band regular airplay, glowing reviews, and sales reaching over 20,000 units in the U.S. and abroad. The band has appeared alongside countless other major artists and entertainers, and in 2008, The Dusty 45s were also honored to meet Barack Obama and perform for his campaign.

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