Daryl and the Diptones fans will be happy to know they’ll have another chance to go rockin’ Saturday, August 22 (6:00-9:30 pm), at the Johnson Farm on Anderson Island.
This is a fund-raiser for the Anderson Island Historical Society, which operates a museum which focuses on the settlement of the Island and the South Sound, and maintains the farm property and its 15 buildings. The Johnson Farm was established in 1896, when Finnish immigrants John and Alma Marie Johnson first built a 2-room cabin on the hillside south of the present farmhouse (which was built in 1912). This farm is typical of those developed by many Islanders who raised chickens and dairy herds as a source of income. The Johnsons had four children and their sons, Oscar and Rudy, continued to operate the farm after John died in 1924.
For 25 years these accomplished musicians, which comprise Daryl and the Diptones, have provided entertainment benefitting non-profit organizations. In 2005, they received a City of Destiny Award which recognizes volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to our Tacoma community.
The event will be 6:00-9:30 PM at the Johnson Farm, and includes food and beverages in a biergarten format. For those who want to make a day of it, the Ol’ Swimming Hole is a great place for a swim and eating your lunch. The Island also has bed and breakfasts (you can google Anderson Island Bed and Breakfasts). For ferry information, click here.