Topic: Live Music

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Written on October 13, 2018 at 6:31 am, by

It’s coming next weekend: Amy Carroll, well known caller from Seattle, will be our caller, with music provided by “Forrest Carroll and Friends” – Forrest Carroll on fiddle, Frank Blade on guitar, and Jerry Gallagher on banjo, all popular musicians from Seattle. What: 3rd. Saturday contra dance in Friday Harbor Where: San Juan Grange Hall  Continue Reading

Fiddle Supergroup “Childsplay” to Kick Off Farewell Tour in Friday Harbor

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Childsplay: Fiddlers, Fiddles and Fiddlemaker is pleased to announce the release of their seventh album, “The Bloom of Youth.” The album is the first step in a final farewell tour for the band, many of whom have been in the band for 30 years. Led by violin maker Robert Childs, Childsplay is made up of  Continue Reading

FHHS Band Performs at 66th Annual UW Band Day

Written on September 29, 2018 at 6:03 am, by

Last Spring, the Friday Harbor High School Band was selected to participate in the University of Washington’s 66thannual Band Day event. Nine FHHS band members, seniors Julian Brown and Lucy Urbach, juniors Jack Knapik, Jonah Strasbourger, and Sander Van Hamersfeld, and sophomores Emily Atwell, Blaze Borgquist, Olivia Brown, and Lizzie Lee, joined other Washington high school bands to  Continue Reading

Gospel Jazz Reprise

Written on September 13, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Nine years ago, gospel and jazz lovers attended a pair of concerts at Saint David’s Episcopal Church which both sold out. Apparently they didn’t get enough, because it is going to be done again on Saturday, Sept. 15th, and Sunday, Sept. 16th, starting at 4 pm each day. The reason for the concerts is to  Continue Reading

Coming THIS Saturday : Birds of Chicago!

Written on August 31, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Americana Darlings! Birds of Chicago Saturday, September 1st at 7:30 pm at San Juan Community Theatre Recorded against a backdrop of political division and dread, Love in Wartime, the 2018 release from Americana darlings Birds of Chicago, is a rock’n’soul suite under the influence of the epic music generated by artists of the ’60’s and  Continue Reading

Paul Kollet on Piano

Written on August 25, 2018 at 10:22 am, by

Appearing at Mr. Believable’s on Sunday, August 26, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. Come hear local musician Paul Kollet play some great songs on the piano. From Chopin to Coldplay, Adele to Elton John – From Beatles to U2 , From Pearl Jam to many more! Great Music Makes for a Great Time!

Randy Hansen Rocks the SJC Fair

Written on August 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Randy Hansen’s tribute to Jimi Hendrix was a great way to end Day One of the 2018 SJC Fair. Here are some photo highlights of the event:

Fountainsun with John Bellows and Glenn Hendrick

Written on August 14, 2018 at 8:54 am, by

Glenn Hendrick shares this musical invitation with you… August is the height of the music season on San Juan Island, with so much to get your feet moving at excellent spots in town like Mr. Believable’s and the San Juan Summer Arts Festival. But for a moment of quiet contemplation and a breath of forest  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center

Written on July 27, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Larry Soll shares this invitation with you… Dear Friends, There is going to be a very special evening of music and celebration for an even more “special” cause.  Many of you know Maria Michaelson, an island native who as a teenager traveled by herself to central Africa to learn how village women made incredible sculptures.   Continue Reading

Superpod 6: Music and Fun at Lime Kiln Park

Written on July 10, 2018 at 5:20 am, by

From Erin Corra of FOLKS, Friends of Lime Kiln Society… Join together with supporters of Lime Kiln Point State Park on Thursday, July 19 for a musical evening at our beautiful whale watch park. Bring a picnic and enjoy a sunset tour of the historic lighthouse with friends old and new. Who knows, maybe our  Continue Reading

6 Guitars Comes to San Juan Community Theatre

Written on June 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

One performer. Six guitar styles. Saturday, June 30th at 7:30 pm, Virtuoso guitar player Chase Padgett performs six different guitar-playing characters, each sharing their own style of music. Each genre (blues, jazz, rock, classical folk and country) is showcased with breathtaking musicianship… and there are plenty of laughs too! Ranging from a 19-year-old rock prodigy  Continue Reading

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