The pioneer spirit is alive and well in Tacoma. Want to
join in the fun? Come to Old Town Park on Saturday, September 16, where Job Carr
Cabin Museum will host the annual Pioneer Days Festival, beginning at 12 noon.
Pioneer Days Festival is a “pay as you can” event, offering many fun hands-on
activities and games for children. This is family fun at its best – no electronics
required. The Festival features folk music and pioneer craft demonstrations, too!
“JCCM strives to be a family-friendly, cultural venue,” stated Executive Director Mary
Bowlby, “Pioneer Days Festival is a big part of this. It’s a very fun day!”
Along with the many hands-on “pioneer” activities & crafts, the Festival will feature
entertaining musical experiences. Mike Saunders and Podorhythmie will bring the 19th
century sounds of stringed instruments and step-dancing throughout the afternoon.
Also, Brass Band Northwest returns to present a concert at the close of the Festival at
4 PM. The concert is the first in the 2017-18 concert series presented by Classical
Tuesdays in Old Town. “Tap your foot to Boogie Woogie and Marches while enjoying
the exciting sounds of all-brass music in our lovely Old Town Park!” stated Pamela
Ryker, who coordinates this popular performance series. This ensemble plays in the
tradition of the British brass bands, featuring several kinds of horns, plus percussion.