Tuba Christmas, New Flatmo Poster and Cutest Kid Playing a Tuba Ever

Jude Carter, 5, of Eureka performs in his third Tuba Christmas at the Eureka Theater on Saturday.

Jude Carter, 5, of Eureka performs in his third Tuba Christmas at the Eureka Theater on Saturday. [All photos by Mark McKenna]

Dozens of locals gathered at the Eureka Theater on Saturday to watch the unveiling of this years’s Redwood Coast Music Festival poster and Tuba Christmas. Normally held at the Gazebo in Old Town, the weather forced this year’s installment indoors.

Board members of the Redwood Coast Music Festival took the stage first to unveil this year’s poster designed by local artist Duane Flatmo. Flatmo has designed 22 of the 26 posters for the festival which runs March 31st through April 3rd this year. The festival has been raising money for local senior and music programs for 26 years.

Members of the Redwood Coast Music Festival Board of Directors unveil this year's poster designed by local artist Duane Flatmo.

Members of the Redwood Coast Music Festival Board of Directors unveil this year’s poster designed by local artist Duane Flatmo. [Festival Board member Lynn McKenna is the mother of photographer Mark McKenna]

Tuba Christmas, led by Fred Tempas, took the stage following the unveiling. The local version of the now international event is in it’s 28th year. Tuba Christmas and the poster unveiling have been a combined event for the past several years.

For more information on this year’s Redwood Coast music Festival visit rcmfest.org

Fred Tempas directs the Tuba Christmas at the Eureka Theater on Saturday.

Fred Tempas directs the Tuba Christmas at the Eureka Theater on Saturday.

Doug Hendricks of Arcata was participating in his 5th Tuba Christmas this year.

Doug Hendricks of Arcata was participating in his 5th Tuba Christmas this year.

Fred Tempas directs the Tuba Christmas at the Eureka Theater on Saturday.

Joy to the North Coast! 

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