Topic: Live Music

Abbey Road Live!

Written on June 24, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Abbey Road LIVE! Celebrating the Abbey Road album’s 50th anniversary! 50 years ago, as Woodstock became the defining moment of the ‘60s generation, the Beatles recorded and released their own crown jewel: Abbey Road, their final and most iconic studio album. The image of John, Paul George and Ringo walking the London crosswalk is perhaps  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Written on June 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This month’s dance features two of our favorites, Eric Anderson and Joe Micheals, trading calling and musical duties, and who are bringing their friends Sande Gillette on fiddle and Betsey Cooper on flute to join them. A very versatile group promising a great dance here on the island. As always with contra dance, all dances  Continue Reading

The Bills at SJCT this Weekend

Written on June 11, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

With two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards under their belts, expect the musical magic you’ve come to love from this extraordinary quintet. The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization. Strings, bellows, keys, voices,  Continue Reading

Tribal Gallop BellyDance and Drum Troupe

Written on June 10, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Susan Derr Drake and Paul Drake share this announcement with you… Lalalalalalalalaaaa… in high notes, fast moving tongues and hands covering mouths, Zagarettes can be heard when Tribal Gallop arrives to BellyDance and Drum. New to Friday Harbor, Susan Derr Drake, a Certified Tribal BlackSheep BellyDance Instructor and her Doumbek-drumming husband, Paul, offer classes and  Continue Reading

Western Female to Play at Alchemy Art Center

Written on June 2, 2019 at 7:30 am, by

New York’s Western Female will play at Alchemy Art Center on San Juan Island, Friday June 14th at 8pm in The Dome. Western Female is the musical project of songwriter and former Orcas Islander, Melanie Beth Curran. Through channels of Americana, Old Time, Honky-Tonk, Croon, Early Jazz, French Chanson, Rock n’ Roll, and Spoken Word,  Continue Reading

Barbershop Bonanza

Written on May 20, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Island Chordsmen Plus show is on a Saturday evening this year, June 1 at 7:30 at SJ Community Theatre. Enjoy the Artists’ Studio Tour and the Lions’ Friday Harbor Bike Fest on Saturday, June 1st then round out the day with entertainment by Island Chordsmen Plus. And adding to their show are Sound Vibrations,  Continue Reading

Island Sinfonia

Written on May 10, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The spring concert series by Island Sinfonia is upon us. On Sunday, May 19, Island Sinfonia will present their annual concert at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Friday Harbor at 3:00 pm. Admission is by donation and students are always free. This year’s program promises to be extra special, and will feature flautists Linda Stone  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on May 9, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

This month our caller is Carol Piening from Olympia and our band is The Possum Carvers from Port Townsend, featuring Scott Marckx on fiddle, Jeanie Murphy on banjo and Chris Cooper on guitar, wonderful old-time music and energetic cheerful calling by Carol. As always with contra dance, all dances are taught, no need to bring  Continue Reading

Melodious Notes over the Harbor

Written on April 1, 2019 at 2:52 pm, by

Classical delights are headed your way this Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 pm with Melodious Notes Over the Harbor at San Juan Community Theatre! This will be a lovely chamber concert and will include the favorite “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven, played by Kay Zavislak, part of the Chopin “Cello Sonata” with Sasha Von Dassow, and  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers and Chameleons Rock On!

Written on April 1, 2019 at 9:22 am, by

Yes! The beat goes on, with more hit songs from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. For two nights only, April 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., the San Juan Singers take the stage with The Chameleons, a favorite local rock band at San Juan Community Theatre. The lineup will have you dancing in the aisles  Continue Reading

hird Saturday Contra Dance

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

There’s a Third Saturday Contra Dance coming up on Saturday… WHERE-Grange Hall in Friday Harbor WHEN-Saturday March 16th, 7 till 9 PM PRICE-$10 donation at the door, $5 students This month our caller is Amy Carroll, and our band is Forrest Carroll and Friends. Amy and Forrest have been here for our dances several times,  Continue Reading

Chance Hayden & Andy Coe Guitar Show

Written on March 1, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Chance Hayden and Andy Coe, two front running string slingers of the Pacific Northwest, join forces with an electric guitar band showcasing the depths of their talent and mutual admiration. For over a decade both players have made vast imprints within their respective cities of Portland and Seattle as avid sidemen embracing everything from jazz,  Continue Reading

Gift Machine Band to Play at Herbs on Saturday

Written on February 26, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Psych-pop defenders The Gift Machine are playing a show supporting their new record New Tangles (out via PIAPTK) at Herb’s Tavern at 8:00 pm on March 2nd. PIAPTK is their record label who is based out of Tucson, AZ and was originally founded in Olympia. It stands for People in a Position to Know. They  Continue Reading

Salish Sea Early Music Festival – Early 19th-Century Serenades

Written on February 17, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Early 19th-Century Serenades for guitar, viola and flute will be presented in this second 2019 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance featuring guitarist Oleg Timofeyev, flutist Jeffrey Cohan and violist Stephen Creswell. Included will be the Sérénade by guitarist and mandolin virtuoso Leonardo de Call (1767-1815), the Troisième Sérénade by flutist Anton Bernhard Fürstenau (1792-1852),  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

We hear from Alice Dean… The Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange will take place Saturday, February 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  This month our caller is Gwen Rousseau from Seattle, and the band is The Luddite Ramblers, also from Seattle. The band features Laurel Stone on fiddle, Jay Finkelstien on guitar and  Continue Reading

Ukulele Superstar Jake Shimabukuro to Perform at Whittier Theatre on Sunday

Written on February 1, 2019 at 3:43 pm, by

Shimabukuro’s wholly unique approach to the ukulele started early. As a youngster growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro started playing the instrument at the age of four, learning the basics from his mother, Carol, and then developing his craft further by studying the likes of musical masters such as Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon.  Continue Reading

7th Annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit

Written on January 24, 2019 at 9:17 am, by

The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit returns to San Juan Island February 2nd  and 3rd for the 7th year of education and celebration of the islands’ food and farming communities.  Offering a selection of twenty different workshops and sessions, this year’s Summit is sure to have something for everyone engaged with our local food system.  Continue Reading

Organ Recital at St. David’s

Written on January 24, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

Richard Lind will perform a recital of French, German, Canadian, and American organ music at 3 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. The recital is called THE MYSTICAL ORGAN, and includes organ music composed by Jean Langlais, Charles Tournemire, César Franck, Charles-Marie Widor, Johann Sebastian Bach, Denis Bédard, Olivier Messiaen,  Continue Reading

An Evening with Micaiah Sawyer

Written on January 22, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Micaiah Sawyer is coming to SJCT on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30 pm. She hummed her first notes to the melody of Ode to Joy at sixteen months old, wrote her first song at 10, and hasn’t stopped making music since. She has been recognized by and has worked with many prestigious musicians such as  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on January 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This month’s caller is Marlin Prowell from Bellingham. He runs the very successful dances in Bellingham and is a skilled and very well liked caller in the area. The band this month is The Spuds, our local contra group, all of whom live here on San Juan Island. The band includes Val White on fiddle,  Continue Reading

San Juan Pickathon

Written on January 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Celebrate an evening of collaboration, community & charity at the San Juan Acoustic Music Festival! Join Stephen Dyer, of The Rocky Bay Band, along with other local musicians on Saturday, January 26th from 6:30-9:30pm in the Fairgrounds Marie Boe Building.  Enjoy performances by the Rocky Bay Band, Scott Spadafora, Teddy Deane, Kirk Fuhrmeister, Bruce Harvie,  Continue Reading

Cillian Vallely And Kevin Crawford

Written on January 5, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Organizers Ruth Fleming and Dan Paulson invite you to this event… Sunday January 20th at the Grange at 7:00 Cillian, uilleann piper and low whistle player, and Kevin, flute and whistle player, are part of the hottest Celtic band on the planet, Lunasa who have performed at our theatre to a sold out performance in  Continue Reading