The Umpqua Bank BandTogether for Scholarships Benefit presents The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson. With Special guest Doc Ryan and the Whychus Creek Band.
Tickets: Reserved seating $59, $49, $39 (plus $3 preservation fee)
Doors Open @ 5:30 PMRock to the live music with The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson plus special guests Doc Ryan and the Whychus Creek Band. Bring your cell phones and participate via mobile bidding in the silent auction throughout the evening. All proceeds from the event are awarded as scholarships to graduates from Central Oregon high schools who demonstrate a serious commitment to a career in healthcare. Want more information on applying for 2018 scholarships?
- Click here to register early for the silent auction (bidding opens Sept. 22)
For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”. Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.
“We started as a straight blues band”, vocalist and harmonica player Wilson says. “We
now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We’re an American music band
and we’re much higher energy than we were before.”
In addition to Wilson, the current Thunderbirds line-up features Jay Moeller on drums,
Johnny Moeller and Mike Keller on guitar and Randy Bermudes on bass. “To be in the T-Birds, you need to understand the different styles of music and different ways of playing,” Wilson comments.