Topic: Live Music

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

Night Music Thursday

Written on August 3, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

SJCT’s summer Night Music series returns this Thursday at 7:30 pm in the intimate Gubelman and Steele Memorial garden. San Juan Island singer/songwriter/guitarist Debbie Nash Strasser shares her original songs and stories, accompanied by Hanneke Klein-Robbenhaar on the fiddle; with assists from cellist Sasha von Dassow on a piece or two. Doors open at 7:00  Continue Reading

Kate and Keith

Written on July 29, 2017 at 10:04 am, by

Keith Busha writes to let you know about upcoming performances… Hi Everybody! This Tuesday, August 1st, it’s Kate and Keith at San Juan Golf and Tennis Club for Happy Hour. Music starts at 5:00 and goes until 6:30. Address is 806 Golf Course Road. Loads of parking, easy access, great food and beverage. Come join  Continue Reading

A Cappella on the Inter-Island

Written on July 29, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

It’s Summer and time for those who enjoy A Cappella singing to take a sea cruise on the inter-island ferry on this next Wednesday evening, August 2nd. Joining you will be San Juan Island’s own “Sound Vibrations,” the renown women’s chorus with a polished, fresh sound. Also aboard will be The Island Chordsmen Plus, a  Continue Reading

San Juan Summer Arts Festival

Written on July 28, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Summer Arts Festival is a celebration of the creative talents from all of San Juan County. Sponsored by the San Juan County Arts Council and our local business supporters, this summer’s event marks the second annual ongoing festival, to be found poppin’ off at the Brickworks Plaza in Downtown Friday Harbor, on  Continue Reading

Pigs on the Wing x TWO

Written on July 26, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Portland’s Pigs on the Wing lands in Friday Harbor for TWO nights of an electric journey into the world of Pink Floyd. The tribute band performs at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. Each night highlights different Floyd themes, with Friday’s concerts focusing on the Wish  Continue Reading

FH Chamber Music Festival Returns!

Written on July 21, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Island cellist Sasha von Dassow continues his annual FH Chamber Music Festival with a Friday night concert on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. featuring NW and internationally-acclaimed musicians and a Sunday master class July 23 taught by those musicians. Friday’s music at San Juan Community Theatre has a varied look with an unusual combination of  Continue Reading