Topic: Live Music

Music on the Lawn

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec is very excited to announce the 2018 Music on the Lawn Summer Concert Series. This long-standing concert series is on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15, located at the San Juan Historical Museum, which is at 405 Price Street. It is a perfect time to grab a blanket or bring a chair and have a  Continue Reading

Blackthorn at San Juan Community Theatre

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

From lively jigs and reels, to songs with rousing choruses and heart-wrenching airs and ballads, the Canadian Celtic band Blackthorn brings their music to life with luscious harmonies and complex instrumentations. Their repertoire is rooted in the musical traditions of Scotland and Ireland as well as the folk music of English and French Canada. Blackthorn features  Continue Reading

West My Friend

Written on June 6, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre is bringing grassroots folk to the stage, this Friday. Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and three-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of guitar, mandolin, and accordion  Continue Reading

40 Years!

Written on June 5, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Tom Starr shares this announcement about the One More Time band… The One More Time band celebrates 40 years  Friday Harbor’s ONE MORE TIME big band is celebrating  its 40th year. The band was started in 1978 by then music teacher Paul Dossett and some musicians in the community, along with some of Paul’s former  Continue Reading

Barbershop Bonanza

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Barbershop Bonanza is excited to sing for you Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm. For 22 years now, Barbershop Bonanza has honored a uniquely American music with contemporary and old-time favorites full of four-part harmonies and adding a Cappella choral selections, as well. Directed by Angel Michaels, the Bonanza is hosted by San Juan’s mixed  Continue Reading

Luke Wallace Concert

Written on April 23, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Get Inspired, Entertained and Empowered at an Upcoming Luke Wallace Concert Canadian Folk Musician and coastal water protector Luke Wallace is partnering with Friends of the San Juans for benefit concerts to celebrate and protect the Salish Sea. The concerts will raise funds for Friends’ Marine Protection Program, which safeguards our region from the risk  Continue Reading

Grange Regional Talent Contest

Written on April 21, 2018 at 9:55 am, by

Frank Penwell shares this announcement from the FH Grange… Aida Must is going to represent our community through Friday Harbor Grange #225 at the Washington State Grange’s Northwest Regional Talent Contest being held at McMillan Grange in Puyallup, WA. Aida will sing and play the ukulele.  Aida is a Junior at Friday Harbor High School.

Island Sinfonia

Written on April 19, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Celebrating the 33rd season of making musical memories for all ages, Island Sinfonia will perform on San Juan Island on Sunday, April 29, at 3:00 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. The orchestra performs a wide variety of music, ranging from classical favorites to tunes from musicals and operas. Violin, viola, cello, wind, and brass instruments  Continue Reading

Dudley Dance

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Join the SJI Grange for a “Dudley Dance” at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor on Monday April 23rd. Dudley Laufman is a legendary contra dance caller and musician who has spent a lifetime calling and playing dances throughout rural New England. His influence and popularity created the wave of interest in old-time dancing and  Continue Reading

A First for Melodious Notes …

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island’s annual showcase of island and Northwest chamber musicians adds a “custom-made” composition to its repertoire in 2018. Melodious Notes Over the Harbor will be presented at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Highlighting the concert is the premiere of San Juan Island composer Alex Shapiro’s “Water Voyages,”  Continue Reading

Get that Groove on at San Juan Singers Spring Concert

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island’s community chorus wants islanders to leave those “Rainy Days and Mondays” behind and “Let the Sunshine In” by “Feelin’ Groovy” at their spring concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. The San Juan Singers team up with the celebrated San Juan Island rock group,  Continue Reading

String Wizards of Canada Play This Friday

Written on February 8, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

The string wizards of Canada land in the San Juan Community Theatre Whittier Theatre THIS Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm. The band described by the CBC as the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada rocks their concerts with virtuosity, rigor, creativity, and an impressive stage presence. And for the Montreal Guitar Trio, humor and interacting with the public  Continue Reading

Singing Valentines

Written on February 1, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Valentines are not just for sweethearts; they are a caring gesture for anyone you cherish. And to help you express your affections, our entire chorus will arrive at your home, business or at your dinner date in our snappy costumes, with a fresh rose and a couple of special songs to serenade one, two or  Continue Reading

John Welsh Band

Written on December 13, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Canada Band Energizes SJCT December 15 An upbeat Canadian band brightens the holidays with a high-energy concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. Blending Latin, West African, reggae, and folk and surf rock rhythms, the John Welsh Band features crowd participation, energizing rhythms, and sing-along choruses.   A world traveler  Continue Reading

Happy Holidays from Island Carolers

Written on December 8, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Island Carolers, a small group of your friends and neighbors, has been coming together for 30+ years to bring holiday cheer to your festive gatherings.  This year we will be available December 15-17 for your afternoon or evening parties.  Our “playlist” is approximately 20 minutes long, with many tunes you will recognize along with some  Continue Reading

The Seven Joys of Christmas

Written on December 6, 2017 at 11:10 am, by

The San Juan Singers celebrate Christmas and the winter season in songs and carols. The anchor piece is “The Seven Joys of Christmas,” by Kirke Mechem, accompanied by a small chamber ensemble. The Joy of Love, the Joy of Bells, the Joy of Mary, the Joy of Children, the Joy of the New Year, the  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Contradance

Written on November 14, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

This month our Saturday dance features nationally known fiddler Vivian Williams playing with Phil Katz on melodeons and Joe Micheals on guitar, as the band Simple Pleasures.    This will be a special opportunity to enjoy Vivian’s playing, she’s a big star in the old time fiddling world.  Our caller this month is Michael Karcher,  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contradance

Written on October 17, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Please join us at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor for the monthly Saturday contra dance, Saturday October 21st. from 7:00 til 9:00. Our caller will be Judy Zeidel, from Bellingham, and the band will be JP and the OK Rhythm Boys, from Orcas Island. As always with contra, every dance is taught by the  Continue Reading

Music at the Brewery

Written on September 19, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Great food, great beer and live music on a Friday evening in Friday Harbor. Oh yeah! Daniel Day here personally inviting you to come out and have some fun with me on Friday, September 22nd at the San Juan Island Brewing Co. Music from 6 to 9 “ish”. I recommend the Porter. It’s amazing. Hope  Continue Reading

Voices of our Elders

Written on September 13, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The Up Close project brings the stories, wisdom, artistry, and humor of Island elders to the stage of San Juan Community Theatre’s Gubelman Theatre this Friday and Saturday, September 15-16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the SJCT Box Office (360) 378-3210 or online at www.sjctheatre.org Local  Continue Reading

Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Concert

Written on September 1, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Chamber Music at The Brickworks Join us as we fill the beautiful Brickworks event space with music, conversation, and community. This diverse program includes music by living composers (one based on San Juan Island), some Latin flair, and a classic of the string quartet repertoire. Alex Shapiro – Intermezzo for Harp & Bassoon Astor Piazzolla  Continue Reading

Honoring an Island Composer

Written on August 30, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s final Night Music of the season is a tribute to one of our own! Some 13 local musicians honor Hollywood composer and San Juan Islander Dick Hieronymus this Thursday, August 31 at 7:30 pm. Space is limited in the Gubelman Theatre and Steele Memorial Garden and the concert is filling up  Continue Reading

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