Sly Mr. Y to perform at MLT’s Family Fourth celebration

Sly Mr. Y will perform at the MLT Family Fourth of July.
Sly Mr. Y will perform at the MLT Family Fourth of July.

Mountlake Terrace resident and musician Chris Yates didn’t have to look far for a gig to perform at on Independence Day. Yates and his band Sly Mr. Y has been booked to provide the musical entertainment at this week’s Mountlake Terrace Family Fourth of July.

The evening’s activities are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.; an aerial fireworks display is set for 10 p.m. The free event will take place at the soccer field of Evergreen Playfield in the 5400 block of 224th Street

Yates and his band have been popular performers at recent Tour de Terrace festivals in Mountlake Terrace, often performing on Friday nights following the conclusion of the festival’s parade. Sly Mr. Y is scheduled to take the stage at this year’s Tour de Terrace in late July.

Sly Mr. Y is described as “a high-energy classic rock dance band,” and plays a variety of covers from the ’60s, ’70s, ;80’s and more, with the occasionally original song thrown into the set.

You can find more information on Sly Mr. Y here.

The Mountlake Terrace Family Fourth of July is returning after a five-year hiatus. The City dropped the event after 2008 due to costs; the event is returning this year due funds raised in sponsorships from local businesses, groups and individuals, including Red Onion Burgers, Northwest Urology, Northwest Home Investments, HomeStreet Bank, Premera Blue Cross, Snohomish County Fire District 1 Firefighters IAFF Local 1828, Mountlake Terrace Police Guild, Robert Reed Newell and City Manager John Caulfield.

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