Red curtain to spotlight live music and stand-up comedy

The Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts in Marysville will showcase local talent at two shows this month.

On July 23, local rock bands Nice to Be Pretty and Creamsicle will take the stage. Tickets for the show for all ages, which starts at 8 p.m., are $15.

Nice to be Pretty is a band from Seattle that plays popular covers in a wide range of styles from artists such as: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avril Lavigne, Green Day, Pink, Nirvana, White Stripes, Aerosmith, Oliva Rodrigo, Led Zeppelin and many more. .

Creamsicle offers original pop/rock/blues music, coupled with unique arrangements of a few covers. The group is known for their energetic performances, sing-song choirs and killer hooks. Often dressed in matching costumes or outfits, they are always ready to party on stage, according to a Red Curtain press release.

Then, at 8 p.m. on July 29, the arts center will transform into a comedy club. The theater will host six Seattle-area comedians for an evening of adult comedy, featuring Deb Tahara, Vanessa Dawn, JR Berard, Juan Pablo Forno, Matt Benoit and April Gallaty. Tickets for the show are $18.

The Arts Center is located at 9315 State Ave., Suite J (in the Goodwill Mall, behind the EvCC School of Cosmetology). Tickets are available online at; by phone at 360-322-7402; or in person the night of the show.

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