|Live music returns to the Skyway in July posted on 07/01/2021|
Tracie Anderson and Tom Baker took over the Skyway Bar and
Grill more than 20 years ago, and in that time the restaurant has offered more
than 2,500 nights of music.
Anderson noted that bands have come from everywhere on the
national and local scene and that while some have played at the Skyway since
the beginning, others just while traveling through.
Since last March, however, it has been a different tune with
no music, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
But the stage is now set for a return to live performances at
“I think we're all excited. Musicians are happy to be
playing music and we're happy to have music be a part of our restaurant/bar,”
she wrote in an email to The Mountain Times. “I think we all feel a sense of
relief. The past 15 months have separated us and now we get to gather again for
a common interest.”
Anderson noted that they plan on summer shows to be held
outdoors from 7-9 p.m. for one or two days per week. Updates will be available
through the Skyway’s Facebook page and website, as well as in the calendar
section of The Mountain Times.
The music runs the gamut, from bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll
to jazz and folk.
Anderson sees music as a way to bring people together,
allowing them to focus on what they have in common rather than their differences.
“We've heard from so many customers, and employees that they
really miss live music and can't wait until we start booking shows,” she added.
“I think we miss dancing and partying together. Live music brings us all
together. People make friendships here and I think live music plays a big part
The Skyway Bar and Grill is located at 71545 Hwy. 26 in
Zigzag. For more information, including an upcoming schedule of music, visit
skywaybarandgrill.com or find them on Facebook.
Upcoming concerts at Skyway
Saturday, July 3: Deja 2 +
(Mike Gilbert, John Slater, and Loren King).
Friday, July 9: Free Creatures (Folklore Hip Hop).
Saturday, July 10: Steelhead Stalkers (Latin Jazz).
Saturday, July 17: Pagan Jug Band (High Energy Bluegrass).
Saturday, July 24: TBA.
Friday, July 30: Billy D. & The Hoo Doos (Chicago
Saturday, July 31: Coming Up Threes (Celtic Rock).
Saturday, Aug. 14: Countryside Ride (Country-Western
Friday, Aug. 27:Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters
More dates to be added.
By Garth Guibord/MT