Rural Route 3 is an all original, bluesy, funky‚ĶA Straight-Up Rock-n-Roll band from Tacoma, WA.  The band features a slide guitar, a groovy bass, and a tommy-gun drummer… all of whom combines to form an edgy energetic style of music. the release of our 3rd CD, The Bad Monkey Blues Band, demonstrates the power of original song writing, a diversity of musical influences and the energy of live rock n’ roll. While Rural Route 3 focuses on original material, we have been known to delight our fans from time to time with a unique twist on a cover song.

Rural Route 3. The Making of 1454 Woodlawn
Break My Heart


An annual favorite on the AMERICA BE STRONG stage at the TACOMA FREEDOM FAIR, you will also hear award-winning songs inspired by the stories of Military Veterans representing the MusicWorks4Veteran Project; a nonprofit group with programs which welcome and encourage Veterans to participate in music making. All members are Volunteers with the project and make up the core of the MW4V Band. These songs will move you in many ways.

Musicworks 4 Veterans

America Be Strong Stage (at Camp Patriot)ARMED FORCES ICONHeadline Show

Tony La Stella & The Goombas (2 songs)1) “America Be Strong”

2) “Perfect Symphony”

Rural Route 3

Music Works for Veterans (MW4V) with the John Leonard Band

Max Renshaw  

Freedom Fair Blues StageIn Memory of Teddy Lee Hooker

Randy Oxford Band

Maia Santell and House Blend

Lightin’ Willie and the Poorboys

Zac Harmon

Bob Corritore and Dave Riley

Danny Vernon…Tribute to Elvis


Katie Down’s Stage(One Video of 3 Bands)1st band is U2532nd band is Wasted on the Way (Crosby Stills and Nash Tribute Band)3rd band is Infinity Project.

Worthy Gospel StageJasmine Fuller (12 years old)

Nathaniel Chapman

Stacy Shown