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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 the Skyway.

“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 in that.”

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 Blues).

Saturday, July 31: Coming Up Threes (Celtic Rock).

Saturday, Aug. 14: Countryside Ride (Country-Western Honkytonk).

Friday, Aug. 27:Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters (Roots Rock).

More dates to be added.

By Garth Guibord/MT





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