Courtesy Judith Lampi
ASTORIA — By popular demand, Arrival, Canada’s tribute to ABBA, will return to the 2018 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival along with Dreams, Canada’s Fleetwood Mac tribute band.
Arrival will take visitors back in time to experience the amazing music of ABBA, the Swedish group that sang in English and was the most commercially successful pop group in the world from 1974 to 1982. Dreams is an authentic-sounding, seven-piece tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Both bands perform in full costume and have traveled the world with their shows.
The performance takes place 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Dreams will perform Fleetwood Mac favorites first. During the break for costume changes, there will be a Scandinavian joke-telling contest.
Arrival will perform their ABBA tribute next. Afterward, there will be a public dance with live music by Scandinavian Country.
Tickets are on sale at the Liberty Theatre in Astoria or online at libertyastoria.showare.com. Reserved seats are $35 and $25. General admission tickets are $15. Prices will increase by $2 at the door. Parking is $2 per day. Admission to the Arrival/Dreams concert includes festival admission after 5 p.m. Shopping, snacks, a Viking dinner and beverages will be available. The beer garden will be open before and after the show. Retail booths will close at 6:30 p.m., and everyone with a ticket will be readmitted to the arena at 7 p.m. to find a seat.
Don’t miss this experience to enjoy classic feel-good tunes from outstanding tribute bands. Bring your friends and enjoy a summer evening you’ll remember for years.