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An evening with The Stinkfoot Orchestra

Visual Arts Collective proudly presents an evening with The Stinkfoot Orchestra featuring Ike Willis

By Visual Arts Collective

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Starts on Wednesday, April 26 · 7pm MDT


Visual Arts Collective (VAC) 3638 Osage Street Garden City, ID 83714

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About this event

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Wednesday, April 26 th 2023

Doors at 7 pm - Show 8 pm



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Wednesday, April 26th – The Visual Arts Collective is proud to present a 14-piece tribute to Frank

Zappa with San Jose’s Stinkfoot Orchestra featuring Zappa alum, Ike Willis.

As the iconic voice who contributed to multiple Zappa ensembles, Ike Willis is best known as the voice

of Joe from Joe's Garage. Holding the title of the musician who spent the most years making music

with Frank, Willis' unmistakable baritone helped breathe life into many of Zappa's most enduring

compositions over the course of 10 years and 10+ albums. Decades later, Ike's voice is as strong as ever

and brings an immediate sense of familiarity to the music of the Stinkfoot Orchestra.

Employing a 6-piece horn section, tuned percussion and 4 vocalists, this ensemble pulls no punches -

delivering the intricacies and eccentricities of Frank's music with power, authenticity and musical

prowess. Founded by 35-year veteran of the South Bay music scene, Nick Chargin, the Stinkfoot

Orchestra spent most of the pandemic honing their craft - finally bringing their show to the stage in

September of 2021. Bolstered by a few articles that brought international attention, 2022 saw the band

quickly grow a fanbase throughout the Pacific Northwest – exposing new audiences to Zappa's music

and wowing existing Zappaphiles with well orchestrated arrangements that harken back to Zappa's

(last) 1988 touring ensemble.

“The Stinkfoot Orchestra admirably delivered all the musical virtuosity, compositional non-conformity,

and satire of American culture that Frank Zappa distilled within his extensive oeuvre. The impression

left upon driving home from this experience was one of deep appreciation mixed with laughter and

amazement.” - Ted Silverman, Jambase

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Visual Arts Collective (VAC), is a contemporary fine art gallery, performance venue and cultural center in Garden City, Idaho, committed to presenting exhibitions and events for artists working in visual and performance art, film, music, dance and theater. VAC is dedicated to providing Boise and the Treasure Valley opportunities to explore various disciplines, to engage in interactive art, to participate in special events and to encourage artists and the community to continue in the discovery of artistic expression.