Evening Concerts

June 24, 25 & 26 • 7:30 to Midnight

Hybrid Concerts at the Lincoln Theatre

The Lincoln TheatreIn a first for Zimfest, the ticketed evening concerts will feature live bands alternating with video of pre-recorded performances from Zimbabweans in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in the diaspora. We are excited about the quality and diversity of performers who we have lined up to submit recordings for Zimfest 2022, individuals and groups we could not bring here in person. And we are more than happy to welcome back some old friends to perform in person!

The Lincoln Theatre in downtown Mount Vernon is a classic theater dating from the vaudeville days, and has been a popular and essential part of the Skagit Valley for almost a century. Zimfest is proud to be associated with this enduring and historic community treasure!

Buy Tickets Evening concert tickets are available only from the Lincoln Theatre.

  L = Live
P = Pre-recorded
Concert schedules are subject to change

Friday, June 24, 2022  See More »

7:30 – 8:20 L Sarungano Langley, WA USA Sarungano “Storyteller,” is a 4-piece vocal and mbira ensemble
8:25 – 8:55 P Tsungai Tsikirai & Friends Maidenhead, UK The latest Southern African sounds from vocalist extraordinaire Tsungai Tsikirai
8:55 – 9:50 L Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble Seattle, WA USA This group has been together since before the first Zimfest in 1991!
9:50 – 10:05   Intermission    
10:05 – 10:25 P Ndomupeishe Chipendo: Dinhe Dance Harare, ZW Dance from the Korekore people of northern Zimbabwe
10:25 – 10:55 P Linos Wengara Magaya & Zimbaremabwe Mbira Vibes Brighton, UK Acoustic mbira plus vocals and percussion
11:00 – 12:00 L Boka Marimba Portland, OR USA Portland’s original African-style marimba band

Saturday, June 25, 2022  See More »

7:30 – 8:15 P Totem Marimba Band Johannesburg, SA A range of world music on marimba, led by Michael Sibanda
8:15 – 8:45 P Dzirimudeze Mbira Ensemble Gweru, ZW Indigenous and contemporary mbira music from Midlands State University faculty
8:50 – 9:50 L ZiMBiRA AfroFusion Boulder, CO USA 10-piece AfroJam band steeped in the traditional music of Zimbabwe
9:50 – 10:05   Intermission    
10:05 – 10:20 P Martha Thom: Jerusarema Dance Harare, ZW A joyful dance from Murewa, Zimbabwe
10:20 – 10:55 P Music According to Percussion Harare, ZW Exploring different regions of Zimbabwe through music and dance
11:00 – 12:00 L Vawachi II Seattle, WA USA Veterans of Dumi Maraire Marimba Ensemble, Kutamba and more!

Sunday, June 26, 2022  See More »

7:30 – 8:25 L Mbira dzaSoko Richmond, CA USA Zimbabwean mbira maker and player Salani Wamkanganise with Kelly Orphan and friends
8:30 – 9:00 P Africa Rise Harare, Mutare & Kwekwe, ZW Top 5 winners of the 2022 Celebrate Africa music competition promoting African instruments and music
9:00 – 9:25 P Vaima Arts Trust Harare, ZW Nyunga nyunga and marimba music from an organization that works with vulnerable members of the society
9:25 – 9:40   Intermission    
9:40 – 10:05 P Umkhathi Theatre Works Bulawayo, ZW Award-winning multi-disciplinary performing arts ensemble
10:05 – 10:50 P Mhare DzeNhare Harare & Chinoyi, ZW A collective of seven women mbira players with a fresh take on the traditional repertoire
10:50 – 11:50 L Jeff Brahe & Friends Lakewood, WA & Santa Fe, NM USA Mix of marimba, mbira, bass guitar and vocals