Topic: Live Music

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

3rd Annual Lakedale Music Festival

Written on July 18, 2019 at 7:21 am, by

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is pleased to present their third annual jazz festival featuring jazz guitarist Brian Nova. Attendees will enjoy performances in the Meadow and on Lakedale’s lodge deck overlooking beautiful Neva Lake. Festival proceeds will benefit the San Juan Islands School Music Programs and Terry’s Kids. The festival is open to all  Continue Reading

Broadway comes to SJI for the SJCT Summer Festival

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

Ben Jeffrey will be joining San Juan Community Theatre from the New York production of Disney’s The Lion King for two extraordinary events!  Ben has been playing the role of Pumbaa for nine years, and singing his heart out on Broadway and in tours across the country.  Story and Song: A Cabaret Friday, July 19th,  Continue Reading

Space Lady to Perform at Alchemy Art Center

Written on July 15, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Alchemy Art Center will host living outsider music legend Susan Dietrich, known by most as The Space Lady, for an unforgettable performance on Tuesday, July 16th at 8pm.  The show will take place in the Dome at Alchemy Art Center located at 1255 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor. A $10-15 donation is requested at the door.  Continue Reading

Cancelled

Written on July 10, 2019 at 1:40 pm, by

Due to today’s weather, tonight’s Music on the Lawn featuring the Chameleons has been cancelled.

The Ruth Moody Band

Written on July 10, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Coming to San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 pm, it’s the Ruth Moody Band Ruth Moody is a two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys, she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, received  Continue Reading

Soft Opening

Written on July 6, 2019 at 9:21 am, by

Cynthia invites you to her Soft Opening… This Saturday – July 6th – 4:00 to 7:00 with Daniel Day & Scott Sluis playing music from 5 – 7:00 pm.  Join us at Cynthia’s Bistro for late afternoon/early evening music and small plates & libations House Wine & Beer – $6.00 We will be offering an  Continue Reading

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