Jonathan Richman Will NOT Be at LoveOly Summer Fest. Event Organizers Were the Target of Elaborate Booking Scam
Olympia, WA – Olympia residents were excited to welcome Jonathan Richman back to Olympia on Saturday, August 28 – the last LoveOly Summer Fest of the season. Richman is an American singer and guitarist. In 1970, he founded the Modern Lovers, and he has performed in Olympia many times over the past 20 years. The Olympia Film Society (OFS) partnered with the Downtown Alliance to produce the headline acts for the festival. When OFS received a call from someone pretending to be Richman expressing his interest in performing at LoveOly Summer Fest, they booked the act, and the Alliance promoted it.
Today event organizers learned that they did not book the real Jonathan Richman but were the target of an elaborate booking scam. See Full Press Release
Oh, Rose, based in Olympia, Washington, is fronted by Olivia Rose. The Olympia, Washington-based band Oh, Rose tells complex stories of family, adversity, love, and friendship. They will now perform at 5 p.m. in place of Richman and Victory Shoes is playing at 4 p.m.
In addition to Main Stage acts, Saturday's Summer Fest is full of other activities!
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Illusion of Elvis, music. Location: the Main Stage. Danny is known for his high-energy Elvis Tribute shows that focus on connecting with his audience. He enjoys performing all three decades of Elvis' career.
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Swing Dance Social, dancing. Location: 5th and Washington. Free lesson provided by David Accurso!
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Salsa Dance Social. Location: 5th and Washington. Free lesson provided by Rudy Romero! No partner is needed. Enjoy the sounds of Latin America. All dance levels are welcome.
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm: Ian Forester, music. Location: 5th and Washington. Ian is a singer/songwriter of Contemporary Folk from Olympia.
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm: Summer Fest welcomes Victory Shoes to the Main Stage. Location: On the Main Stage in front of the Capitol Theater, 206 East 5th.
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm: Samba OlyWA, dance. Location: 5th and Washington. Samba OlyWA is an amateur percussion and dance group dedicated to building community by learning and sharing Samba and other rhythms. They provide the opportunity for anyone, regardless of experience, to join them as they take their spirited and joyous energy to the streets and the stage.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Summer Fest welcomes Oh, Rose to the Main Stage. Location: On the Main Stage in front of the Capitol Theater, 206 East 5th.
12 PM - 6 PM
Here's What's Happening in the Activity Area on 5th between Capital and Washington for Kids and Families from the Hands on Children's Museum
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Radiance Massage & Yoga.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Sarah Foster, Stilt Walker.
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Mr. Twister, Balloon Twister.
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament.
Biergarten Area: Biergarten featuring beer from Three Magnets Brewing Co. and Well 80 Brewhouse. Location: On Washington Street between 5th and Legion.
Community Group: Olympia Historical Society: Stop by this week's community group, Olympia Historical Society, and learn more about Olympia's maritime history! Visitors will enjoy:
- Various materials and handouts. (Posters, panoramic views of cities, membership forms, and back issues of Thurston county journals
- Blown-up photographs of our city on easels
- Get a map of the Maritime Heritage self-guided tour along the boardwalk!
- Mini tugs will be available for display & historical items/photobooth props!
- Olympia Harbor Days/South Sound Maritime Heritage Association
Location: On Washington Street between 4th and 5th.