Topic: Live Music

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on January 12, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Our caller this month is Amy Wimmer from Seattle. Amy and her husband Tom run the weekly dance at the Phinney Ridge Community Center, and Amy is a master at providing folks with a good time! The band this month is our own Spuds, who you’ve seen playing at the farmers market and other local  Continue Reading

The Space Lady Comes to the San Juan Islands

Written on January 2, 2020 at 10:43 am, by

Last year, Susan Dietrich Schneider, internationally known as The Space Lady, played the dome at Alchemy Art Center on San Juan Island.  Whether folks already knew of her 20-year musical career or were simply curious about someone with a name like The Space Lady, community response on the night of the show was overwhelming.  As  Continue Reading

A European Village Christmas

Written on December 15, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

A Concert of Choral and Instrumental Carols, Hymns, and Anthems from France, Scandinavia, and Germany, will take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, December 21st at 3:00 PM. The concert will feature an unaccompanied choir directed by Richard Lind. Instrumental performances by Sue Collado, clarinet; Hanneke Klein-Robbenhaar, violin and viola; and Richard Lind,  Continue Reading

Hearing Is Believing

Written on October 22, 2019 at 7:36 am, by

Rachel Flowers Concerts Following Hearing Is Believing At Friday Harbor Film Festival Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Rachel Flowers, an astonishing, young musician and composer from California, subject of the award-winning documentary Hearing Is Believing, will perform Live following the film’s screenings on Friday, October 25 at 1:15 pm and Saturday, October 26 at 4:15  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on October 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm, by

Coming up on Saturday is this month’s Contra Dance. This month’s caller is Tom Wimmer from Seattle, and the Band is The Beats, from Bellingham, consisting of Steve Blum-Anderson on fiddle and Brigget LeClair on piano.  This trio of folks are very talented and will be sure to get the crowd up and spinning around!   Continue Reading

Pajama Musical Hour

Written on October 7, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Join children’s musician Nancy Stewart for an evening “Under the Stars” with stories, silliness, and sing-alongs for the San Juan Island Library’s annual Pajama Storytime. Nancy Stewart is an award-winning musician and the creator of SingWithOurKids.com, an early literacy online resource for caregivers. The Pajama Musical Hour is on Friday, October 11th and begins at  Continue Reading

Export World Tour

Written on September 24, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Export, the band from Friday Harbor, circa 1979-80 will be playing a reunion show here this coming weekend, Saturday evening at the Grange. Band leader Dennis Michael reports the following… As we have been preparing for next Saturday’s show we received some sad news. Our guitar player, Rick Wiltse’s mom Donna Reynolds recently passed away.  Continue Reading

Up Close

Written on September 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

This weekend only, The San Juan Community Theatre will feature a unique musical and poetic experience, focused on intergenerational collaboration. Up Close opens Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 pm and continues through Sunday. Up Close features stories, poems, and songs written in collaboration with elders from San Juan Island.  Professional composers and writers collaborate with  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on September 8, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

  WHAT: Third Saturday Contra Dance WHERE: Grange Hall in Friday Harbor WHEN: Saturday September 21, 7 till 9 PM PRICE: $10 donation at the door, $5 students   MORE DETAILS: Our caller this month is Judy Zeidel from Bellingham, who will include her waltzing workshop once again.  Last year’s workshop was very successful and many  Continue Reading

Music at Cynthia’s Bistro

Written on September 5, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The Music Weekends Continue – Get back to the GARDEN Friday & Saturday 4:00 to 7:00 Music Lineup for this week – Friday – 9/6 – 4:00 to 7:00 Nickie Davis & Nomi Ross Nickie and Nomi are a Friday Harbor based singer/songwriter duo with strong harmonies and a broad range of covers and originals!  Continue Reading

“Export” Reunion

Written on September 3, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Back in 1981 in Friday Harbor, a group of high school grads joined up and formed a rock n roll band named Export. Members at different times included Dennis Michael, Rick Wiltse, Mike Ingalls, David (Rusty) Longley, Caitlin Suzanne, Greg Henion and Chris Lawson. And later this month at the Grange they are holding their  Continue Reading

September 5th Ferry Sing

Written on September 2, 2019 at 8:46 am, by

FREE September 5th Ferry Sing featuring the “Island Chordsmen Plus” chorus and “Sound Vibrations” ensemble from San Juan Island. The Island Chordsmen Plus (mixed gender) barbershop chorus from San Juan Island is presenting for the first time, a second free FERRY SING gathering this summer. The first was on August 1st and the last is  Continue Reading

Piano at the Museum

Written on August 26, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Archipelago Collective will present an informal concert at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) on Friday, September 6 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. A free concert, open to the public, features the powerhouse piano team, Liz Dorman and Michael Smith, of the Archipelago Collective of the San Juans, playing four-hand piano works.  Continue Reading

Announcing Afterglow Evenings at Cynthia’s

Written on August 22, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Local Music, Locally Sourced Food, Local Garden Setting Join us Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 for an evening of local music and local food thoughtfully prepared. Our Garden Patio is open and it is a wonderful setting for listening to local music and enjoying your evening. Reservations Recommended – 360-317-7178 or cynthiasofcourse@gmail.com  Continue Reading

Archipelago Collective 2019 Chamber Music Festival

Written on August 22, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

This September marks Archipelago Collective’s fifth anniversary performing exhilarating and world-class classical music on San Juan Island. Our 2019 festival week will present five concerts in a celebration of chamber music both old and very new. Our musicians are unparalleled virtuosi who come from across the country, and this year you’ll be able to hear  Continue Reading

Fountainsun to Perform at Alchemy Art Center

Written on August 21, 2019 at 8:45 am, by

Alchemy Art Center will host Fountainsun for a return performance almost one year later on Saturday, August 24th at 8pm.  The show will take place in the Dome at Alchemy Art Center located at 1255 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor. A $10 donation is requested at the door.  Parking is limited, please carpool. Fountainsun is the  Continue Reading

Sway Wild (Featuring Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer)

Written on August 15, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw are back at it with new perspective, a new name, and a new sound. Sway Wild is their own unique blend of indie-rock, folk, funk and pop, influenced heavily by all the wild things around and within them. Known as a standout electric guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Mandy Fer fills the stage with  Continue Reading

Summer Melodious Notes Over the Harbor

Written on August 14, 2019 at 8:40 am, by

After a very successful concert in April, Melodious Notes is trying something new by being in the Gubelman for an evening and afternoon performance. This will give the audience an intimate setting so that they will be able to be up close and personal with the musicians. The performances are designed to be lighter and  Continue Reading

Channel Your Inner Rock Star

Written on August 10, 2019 at 7:52 am, by

Come Sing Rock Classics and Hits with Members of the Chameleons, Desolation Sound, and Special Guests. Tired of only singing your favorite songs in the car? Are you ready to belt your heart out live? Well, here’s your chance to live out your rock star dreams, Sign up by Thursday, August 15th at 4:00pm in  Continue Reading

Hot Club Jazz with Pearl Django

Written on July 28, 2019 at 7:30 am, by

With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today.  Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions.  Pearl Django has  Continue Reading

Lori Goldston to Perform at Alchemy Art Center

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

Alchemy Art Center will host Lori Goldston, avant garde cellist best known for her work with Nirvana, for a haunting and immersive performance on Thursday, August 1st at 8pm.  The show will take place in the Dome at Alchemy Art Center located at 1255 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor. A $10 donation is requested at the  Continue Reading

Ferry Sing

Written on July 23, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The Island Chordsmen Plus (mixed gender) barbershop chorus from San Juan Island is presenting two free FERRY SING gatherings this summer, with the first on the 1st of August just around the corner. That’s a Thursday afternoon/evening and will feature both the chorus and the all woman ensemble “Sound Vibrations” that you’ve heard on the  Continue Reading