Rigmarole is back in town with its own unique blend of rock, funk, jazz and classical fusion to help shake off those cabin fever blues, Saturday, March 9, at Quincy Veterans Hall. Photo submitted

Shake off those winter blues with Rigmarole

Plumas Arts is offering an event to bring a smile to your face as you look out your window on these wintry days. Save the date for a dance at Quincy Veterans Hall on Saturday, March 9, when Rigmarole comes back to town with its own unique blend of rock, funk, jazz and classical fusion to help shake off those cabin fever blues.

“Rigmarole was a big hit at our 35th anniversary party in the Dame Shirley Park last June. We were asked to bring them back for a dance at the Vets Hall and so here you go,” says Roxanne Valladao, Plumas Arts executive director. “Many of us know Rigmarole as ‘Tanner’s Band.’”

Tanner Johns was born and grew up here as an active part of the local music scene with his parents Dave Johns and Shelley Miller. Tanner went off to college to become a music teacher and that is where he met the members of the band as they progressed through the music education and performance department at CSU, Chico.

Their friendships were maintained after college and, as they have gravitated closer and closer to Chico, they decided to start playing music together again.

The band members are now all music educators in the north state. “It is such a great pleasure of ours to practice and play what we preach to our students,” says Tanner Johns. “Playing music is a totally different outlet than directing and rehearsing with kids.”

Admission to the dance is $20 in advance or at the door. Plumas Arts members get a pre-sale discount ticket at $15 if purchased by Friday, March 8. For more information, visit plumasarts.org or call 283-3402.

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