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Six Guitars with Chase Padget takes the stage April 30


Your Monday night is about to get a whole lot more exciting.
April 30th marks the final performance in the Monday Musical Club of Tillamook’s Cultural Event Series. Six Guitars with Chase Padget will perform at Tillamook High School’s Don Whitney Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Adam Schwend, the Director of the Cultural Event Series, says the performance is a perfect blend of music, comedy and characters.
“The performance is called Six Guitars, but it’s just one guy taking on six different characters, and playing the guitar in six different genres,” explained Schwend. “So you’ll get some rhythm and blues, classical guitar, rock and roll – all mastered by a single guitarists using only one guitar the enter show. It’s quite incredible to see.”
Padget, who hails from Portland, is not only an accomplished guitarist but also a comedian and successful improv actor, having studied and worked at the Sak Comedy Lab in Orlando, Fla. – one of the best improve companies in the country.
“He really plays off his audience,” Schwend said. “It’s a very interactive and funny performance that keeps the audience engaged, laughing and entertained right til the very end.
Padget has been a performing musician and actor for 15 years, and even worked at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in various comedic and musical roles, including writing custom songs for special events.
He first premiered Six Guitars in 2010 at the Orlando International Fringe Festival, where it won several awards including Best Solo Performer, Best Male Actor and Best Musician. Padget has performed Six Guitars more than 300 times in festivals and performing arts centers all across the country.
“He has other acts, but this is definitely his most successful and it’s wildly popular everywhere he takes it,” Schwend said.
Unlike previous performances of the Monday Musical Club, Six Guitars with Chase Padget falls on a Monday night this time.
“We’ve traditionally done these concerts on a Sunday afternoon, so this time it’s an evening performance to give folks a little different of an experience.”
Schwend says that while this is the last event of the season, the Cultural Event Series will return in the fall with an exciting lineup.
“We will be announcing our upcoming season in the beginning of May,” he said. “And I think it’s slated to be one of the best seasons we’ve ever had, so I’m excited for that and can’t wait to share that information with folks.
Six Guitarts with Chase Padget will perform at 7 p.m. at the Don Whitney Auditorium in Tillamook High School. Tickets are $25 each, and students get in free.