Topic: Live Music

SJI Young Musicians Showcase

Written on April 19, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Come Listen to Emerging Island Talent at the SJI Young Musicians Showcase What sounds are the next generation crafting under the radar? Join us at The San Juan Island Grange on Thursday, April 27th and hear for yourself! The kids are alright! Music teachers at Spring Street International School and Friday Harbor High School have  Continue Reading

Melodious Notes Over the Harbor

Written on March 26, 2017 at 5:21 am, by

Classical Charms at SJCT April 1 The annual Melodious Notes Over the Harbor concert takes center stage at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Clarinetist Sue Collado, a former principal clarinetist for the La Jolla Symphony, set out to create the annual chamber music event on the Whittier stage six  Continue Reading

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

Written on March 22, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

The Island’s Own at SJCT Tickets are moving fast for Pacific Northwest-based songwriter duo Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer in concert this Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 pm, at the San Juan Community Theatre.  (Their first concert here in 2015 was a near sell-out). The duo is showcasing songs from their latest self-produced/recorded release Off-Grid Lo Fi, an intimate, authentic and  Continue Reading

Concerts to Benefit “Salish Sea Stands Against Kinder Morgan” Coming Soon

Written on March 18, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Canadian First Nations, environmental organizations, and internationally recognized musician Luke Wallace, join the “Pull Together” music tour to resist the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. The proposed Kinder Morgan expansion would greatly increase vessel traffic and the risk of an oil spill in the Salish Sea. The concert tour, coming to the San Juan  Continue Reading

Blues Music Award-Winner in Friday Harbor March 18

Written on March 15, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Blues guitarist Walter Trout’s Alive in Amsterdam tour (which stops at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.) celebrates a successful comeback for the veteran musician.  Following a bleak diagnosis of life-threatening liver failure and hepatitis C in 2013, his rebirth began with a successful transplant in May 2014. And in 2016, his  Continue Reading

“Winter Moonlight” Piano-Style at SJCT

Written on January 25, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Northwest and internationally-acclaimed pianist Kay Zavislak presents a solo concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. Zavislak’s “Winter Moonlight” features an interesting mix of miniatures and masterworks, highlighting various musical eras and styles ranging from the sublime Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven, to jazzy Gershwin and the epic Dante Sonata  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers present: Christmas Reflections

Written on December 7, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

The forty-plus year island tradition continues with San Juan Singer’s holiday concert THIS Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 pm in the Whittier Theatre at SJCT. Christmas Reflections will feature Gordon Thornett’s Gloria in D for an upbeat positive feel, with sparkling brass, grounded with timpani, and a soprano  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers Present: Christmas Reflections

Written on December 5, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Singers have been serenading our community for nearly forty years; it isn’t just a concert anymore… it has become part of our Island tradition. Angel Michaels is hoping our audience will leave these concerts with their hearts a little lighter, and their heads filled with resonances that can only be heard in live  Continue Reading

Orcas Boy Choir Performs in Friday Harbor

Written on November 11, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Saint David’s Episcopal Church welcomes Orcas Boy Choir under the direction of Mary WillAllen for their first appearance in Friday Harbor on Sunday, November 20, at 4 pm. This fall concert features a handful of boys, aged 10-15, singing music in the English tradition at the close of the day. The program is both restful  Continue Reading

Alex Ashley

Written on October 11, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

The Rumor Mill welcomes Alex Ashley this coming Friday, October 14th. A rare, triple-threat singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Alex creates an electrifying amalgam of insightful lyrics, profound storytelling, sultry, smoky vocals and razor-sharp guitar playing that brings his songs to life with nostalgic effervescence. At just 26 years old, he has been described as “that of a well-seasoned musician  Continue Reading

Deobrat Mishra In Concert

Written on September 28, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Fundraising Music Tour The DAYA Foundation and Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music present the venerable Deobrat Mishra for an evening of sacred music and sangha. Deobrat Mishra is a world touring Indian Classical sitarist in the traditional style of Benares Gharana. He is also the director of the non-profit organization Academy of Indian Classical  Continue Reading

All Keyed Up!

Written on September 21, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Mark your calendar for 4 pm on Saturday, September 24, and invite your friends! Dorothy Baker, Richard Lind, Bill Moore, and Jenepher Reeves are performing a program of piano and organ music that is not to be missed. There is something for everyone from classical pieces (Beethoven, Debussy, Brahms, & Ravel) to “Malagueña” with some  Continue Reading

Keith and Kate

Written on September 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Keith Busha shares this invitation… This coming Tuesday at 5:00 Kate Schuman and I will wrap up this Summer’s music series at the San Juan Golf Club. It’s open to the public. There’s food, bar, friends and music without a cover charge. Kate began this series and we have enjoyed every minute of our time  Continue Reading

Pete Kronowitt at the Rumor Mill

Written on September 16, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

At the Rumor Mill tonight it’s Pete Kronowitt. Here are some excerpts from an artist bio from Mean Bean records… The demand for change in America is all around us, and no artist today makes that more clear than Pete Kronowitt, a seasoned singer/songwriter who released his fourth album, A Lone Voice, in the summer of  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Written on September 15, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

You’ve seen announcements here many times for this monthly event, but what exactly is a contra dance anyway? Well I just had to know so I asked the organizers and here’s what I found out… It’s similar to square dancing, but you end up forming more of a line than a square. Also, each couple dances with  Continue Reading

Blues in Friday Harbor

Written on September 6, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Inspiration for the Blues Brothers Performs in Friday Harbor Blues icon Curtis Salgado brings his longtime band guitarist, Alan Hager, with him to Friday Harbor on Friday, September 9, to perform as a duo on San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier Stage at 7:30 p.m. Salgado’s award-winning career as a soul, blues and R&B vocalist/harmonist/songwriter has  Continue Reading

Staxx Brothers

Written on September 1, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

The Staxx Brothers are playing at the Rumor Mill this Friday and Saturday night. No cover. Just some groovy hard soul! Here’s what the Rumor Mill has to say… The Staxx Brothers are coming back this weekend. Yes it does mean we’ll have one of the most entertaining and dance-able bands since Sly & The Family Stone.  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn

Written on July 13, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Tonight, it’s the Crow Valley String Band and Brothers for Sale! – an inspiring family of four musicians: Rachel, Jim, Tashi and Kaj. Grounded in the family’s Celtic and Nordic roots, the Crow Valley String Band performs a remarkable variety of original and traditional tunes and songs from North America and the British Isles. This lively  Continue Reading

Birds of Chicago Land in Friday Harbor

Written on July 12, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

A talented duo touted as “two of the most compelling new voices on the Americana music scene” by the Chicago Sun Times, performs at San Juan Community Theatre on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. Allison Russell and JT Nero, who together make up Birds of Chicago, magically combine roots, gospel, folk and more with  Continue Reading

Live at the Rumor Mill

Written on July 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm, by

Budapest West performs at the Rumor Mill, Saturday July 9th at 7:30pm.  The band says: “We are happy to announce our return to Friday Harbor for another night of great food, excellent drinks, and our rockin’ ‘belly-dance-world-groove’. Join us at Rumor Mill in beautiful downtown Friday Harbor!” Since the release of their first critically acclaimed  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn with the Henry James Band

Written on July 6, 2016 at 2:09 pm, by

The opening of the Music on the Lawn series begins tonight WEDNESDAY JULY 6 at 6:30 PM on the lawn at the Historical Museum, 405 Price Street. Brought to you by Island Rec! Come on out and support this wonderful event! Tonight it’s the Henry James Band – Old school and way cool. Blistering slide work  Continue Reading

Night Music Thursday

Written on July 6, 2016 at 12:48 pm, by

  One trio and two individual singer/songwriters make up the next Night Music concert at San Juan Community Theatre THIS Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 pm. Palace Guard’s unique sounds combine shades of Seattle musical backgrounds, Post-Post Grunge, with maybe a dash of 70s rock swagger. All singers and songwriters who also sprinkle in some  Continue Reading