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Vicci Martinez, Jeff Angell to headline Tacoma Rock Legend concert

Tacoma native Vicci Martinez will perform at Saturday’s Tacoma Rock Legend concert at Cultura Event Center.
Tacoma native Vicci Martinez will perform at Saturday’s Tacoma Rock Legend concert at Cultura Event Center. Staff file, 2015

Tacoma performers Vicci Martinez and Jeff Angell will headline the Tacoma’s Rock Legend Concert on Saturday night.

Also performing will be the band Point Defiance doing a rare unplugged set, and the band Varsity Week, featuring Justin McDonald from Jet City Fix, according to promoters from Black Ice Entertainment. Opening the show will be Girls Love Rockets, who released their third, and self-titled, album this year.

The show will be at Tacoma’s Cultura Event Center.

Martinez has been touring the United States and Europe the past five years. She has performed with artists including Sting, Annie Lennox, B.B. King, The Doobie Brothers, Jonny Lang, Michael Franti, Colbie Caillat and Ed Sheeran.

The 31-year-old singer and songwriter from Tacoma lept into the national spotlight when she finished third in NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” in 2011.

A graduate of Stadium High School, Martinez has 10 albums to her credit, including the 2015 self-released “I Am Vicci.”

The 43-year-old Angell is currently performing with The Walking Papers as guitarist and lead singer. The Tacoma native has previously played with Post Stardom Depression and The Missionary Position.

Angell is also performing with his newly created blues band Staticland, playing with keyboardist Ben Anderson and drummer Josh Fant. The trio will begin its first U.S. tour in late June, starting with a show June 24 at The Tractor Tavern in Seattle.

Tacoma’s Rock Legend concert

When: Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Cultura Event Center, 5602 S. Washington St., Tacoma.

Tickets: Advance tickets are $20 at flavorus.com/Vicci.

Note: The concert is for those 21 and older.

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