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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire Blog: Chinook Fest Went By Chinook FAST!

Sunday afternoon, as the final notes were played by festival closer Austin Jenckes, another successful Chinook Fest went into the books and, as advertised, it was, indeed, bigger and better than ever!

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Third Annual Chinook Fest This Weekend

Thursday morning on "The Big Show" we will be giving away FREE VIP tickets to this weekend's third Annual Chinook Music Festival.

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Off The Record Owner Goes On the Record with Todd E. Lyons, Esquire

Earlier this morning I had the chance to have Rich Koch, owner and operator of Off the Record, on "The Big Show" to talk about the store's retirement sale, potential buyers of the iconic record shop, Mariners baseball, and how the store and record industry has evolved over the past 30 years.

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Townsquare Media / Lance Tormey
Townsquare Media / Lance Tormey
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Song is Over for Iconic Yakima Music Store Off The Record

For 29 years, Off The Record, 901 Summitview Ave., has been providing music lovers of all genres a local place to listen, peruse and buy LPs, casettes, CDs, posters, T-shirts and more of their favorite musicians and bands.

It was with a heavy heart that I received the news that they soon will close their doors for good.

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire’s Blog: I Meet One of My Musical Idols — Steve Earle

Another 'Bucket List' item crossed off for yours truly last night.

Iconic songwriter/musician Steve Earle and the Dukes came through Yakima on the "Low Highway" tour and played the Capitol Theatre.  I took my dad as a belated Father's Day present as he and I have come to know and love Mr. Earle's music dating back to around 1996.

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Ben Johnson of Shoot Jake Visits KATS Studio

Earlier this morning, Yakima's Ben Johnson of the blues/rock outfit Shoot Jake stopped by 'The Big Show' to talk about some great events coming to town with an emphasis on blues music.  He also brought his axe and debuted a new song he has recently worked up.

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Legendary Outlaw Musician Steve Earle To Play Yakima

Legendary outlaw musician Steve Earle is coming to Yakima.

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All-New Blues and Brews Fest Coming to Yakima in June

Building on recent efforts to brand downtown Yakima as an arts and entertainment destination, a new festival will be launched this June built around craft beer produced in the region and locally popular, nationally recognized and internationally acclaimed blues artists.

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2014 Chinook Fest Youth Battle of the Band Entry Deadline Extended!

The Third Annual Chinook Music Festival has extended the deadline for a 21-and-under Battle of the Bands with the winner getting a slot to perform at this year's three-day event at Jim Sprick Park in the Nile Valley, Sept. 12-14.

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Chinook Music Festival 2014 Will Be Unforgettable

This year’s lineup for the amazing Chinook Music Festival will be as unforgettable as the timeless mountains of Naches, where the festival is set.

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Photo From Press Release From Sturgis
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Big Sturgis Gig™ Band Search Awards $10,000 and Buffalo Chip Main Stage Performance

I can't even count the times that I have been to Sturgis. I love motorcycles and the lifestyle for sure, but the main reason I head to Sturgis or any motorcycle rally is to check out the bikes and the music.

The Big Sturgis Gig and The Buffalo Chip are running a contest to find “that one band” that will play with some of the top performers in the country and Sturgis' biggest musical festival. Do you think you have what it takes?

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Denver Broncos Super Bowl XLVIII Media Availability
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Denver Broncos Super Bowl Song Parody to the Tune of “Desperado”

Another week, another Bob Rivers Twisted Seahawks Tune!

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