Topic: Live Music

Kuinka at SJCT Saturday

Written on June 28, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Seattle String Band Reinvents “Americana” Both a unique name and a unique sound characterize the Seattle-area band performing at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. Kuinka is a distinct breed of string band—one proudly defiant of preconceived notions of what fits under the label “Americana.” The band’s name comes from  Continue Reading

Fiesta 2017 ticket sales open

Written on June 24, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Tickets are now available for a memorable Brickworks community dinner catered by Liz Varvaro (On Island Thyme) and Chef Andy Radizialowski, a no-host bar and lively music by the acclaimed Los Bambinos. Dinner tickets are $35 each (under 18 years just $15) and can be purchased at the Community Home Trust office On Argyle Street  Continue Reading

Free Marimba Performance

Written on June 18, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

The Kubatana Marimba band will be offering a free performance at the Life Care Center (660 Spring Street) in Friday Harbor on Thursday, June 22nd. Everyone is welcome!

FH Chamber Music Festival

Written on June 18, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

San Juan Island cellist Sasha von Dassow – a former member of the Florida Orchestra and music director and conductor of the North Port Symphony – brings his Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival back to San Juan Community Theatre this summer for its third year.  Featuring NW professional musicians and a variety of full-length chamber  Continue Reading

Pearl Django

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

Summer Sizzles with a Visit from the Northwest’s Gypsy Jazz Kings! Pearl Django brings their hot club style of gypsy jazz back to San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. The band celebrates more than two decades in existence, having played throughout the world, including at the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt  Continue Reading

Barbershop Bonanza

Written on June 2, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

The barber pole rumor has it that most islanders are very specific: They either claim to love Barbershop music, or… not so much! But could it be one of those “I don’t know how to describe it, but I know what I like” things? For clarification – a definition of Barbershop singing:  Close four-part harmonies,  Continue Reading

The Micah and Me Music Show

Written on May 10, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

The Micah and Me Music Show Dance Party for Families with Young Children Bring your little ones to The Micah and Me Music Show Dance Party this Friday, May 12 at 6:30 PM at Brickworks. Micah and Me hail from Portland, Oregon. They perform a high energy live show that appeals to all ages, especially  Continue Reading

Badd Dog Blues

Written on May 6, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Hi Friday Harbor, We are in town next week at Herbs Tavern. Friday and Saturday, May 12th & 13th at 8:30 pm. Andy Badd Dog and the Pack will be kicking off the season, with Chester Dennis Jones, Rob Smith and Ranger. No Cover Thanks!  Andy “Badd Dog” Koch

Kate and Keith at the Golf Course

Written on May 2, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Kate Schuman and Keith Busha will kick off the Summer music series at the Golf Course this week. It’s open to the public and free. Over the Winter they worked on some new pieces and so they will be playing a mix of music.  Click on the poster at right for more info.

Keith Entertains at Cheesecake Cafe

Written on May 1, 2017 at 1:38 pm, by

Keith Busha writes to let us know that he will be entertaining today from 5:00 to 6:00 at the grand opening celebration at the Cheesecake Cafe and Bakery. Here he is with more… I’m going to be playing at the Opening of the Cheesecake Cafe tonight. I play from 5-6. Also, there are free samples  Continue Reading

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