By popular demand, ARRIVAL, Canada’s tribute to ABBA, will return to the 2018 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival accompanied by DREAMS, Canada’s Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band. ARRIVAL performed their ABBA show to a large and enthusiastic audience at last year’s 50th anniversary festival and people who saw the show and people who missed the show have requested that we bring this group back. There will be one performance only at 7 PM on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. DREAMS will perform Fleetwood Mac favorites from 7 to 7:45 PM. During the half-hour break for costume changes, there will be a Scandinavian joke telling contest. Bring your best jokes and audition at 6 PM if you’d like to be included. ARRIVAL will perform their ABBA tribute from 8:15 to 9 PM and a public dance with Coreen Bergholm’s Scandinavian Country Band will follow in the exhibit hall.
Admission to the ARRIVAL/DREAMS concert includes admission to the festival after 5 PM. Shopping, snacks, a Viking dinner, and beverages will be available and the beer garden will be open before and after the show. The arena where most of the retail booths are located will close briefly from 6 to 6:30 PM when everyone with a ticket will be readmitted to find a seat near the main stage.
Don’t miss this experience to enjoy classic feel-good tunes from an outstanding tribute band. Bring your friends and enjoy a summer evening you’ll talk about for years. Reserved seats in the first five rows cost $35. The remaining reserved seats on the floor cost $25. Tickets for the general seating area in the bleachers cost $15. There is also some general admission floor seating for handicapped. Complete ticket information will be posted soon.