JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Tasty tunes continue this summer
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That means those great seasonal free outdoor concerts are soon to end their summer-long lineup of weekly live music offerings.
But hey, at least you still have a couple more weeks to enjoy live music on a warm summer evening, and that’s not all!
Besides live music in the year-round concert halls and dive bars, there’s plenty of other late-summer special events and concerts to satisfy your live music palate, no matter your tastes.
Savor the music.
■ Today at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, Chesnut Junction performs bluesy originals and timeless 1960s-’70s rock ’n’ roll jams from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, bluesy Palmer Junction starts its set at 4:30 p.m. to cap off the third annual Badger Run, held in memory of Ken “Badger” Hyatt. No cover, but donations will be accepted on behalf of the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.
On Sunday, BMR (Barry, Mick and Rachael) perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Monday, Country Gold picks and grins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On Wednesday, the folk-funk three-piece Joy in Mudville — featuring banjo, bass, bodhran and the occasional acoustic guitar — starts grooving around 7:30 p.m.
■ On Friday at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., three bands — the Shows, Pawnbroker and Sara in the World — are slated to play starting at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
■ On Friday, the Hayshakers shake things up at Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave., from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. No cover.
■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Brian James performs at 7 p.m. The Seattle-based country singer-songwriter wrote the theme song for the Discovery Channel series “American Farmer” and was recently nominated for a Canadian Country Music Association Award for songwriting.
■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, Jim Lind sings favorites from the classic country era from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., backed up by house band High Country
■ On Friday at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, Dave and Rosalie Secord’s Luck of the Draw Band play good-time, old-time music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., along with guests Vienna and Terry.
On Sunday, join in the weekly country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
■ Every Tuesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Wally’s Boys play ballroom dance favorites at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St. $5 cover; first-time dancers free.
■ On Friday and Saturday, Bob & Dave play the blues at Dupuis Restaurant, 256861 U.S. Highway 101, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
■ On Saturday, it’s another Hot August Saturday Night at Red Lion Hotel’s Port Angeles CrabHouse Restaurant, 221 N. Lincoln St. James Gregory will play solo on the waterfront patio from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
■ On Sunday at Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., Dean Ratzman plays piano, trumpet and trombone, and sings in the Swingin’ with Dean Show from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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■ On Friday at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., the Old Sidekicks play the “oldies but goodies” of classic country and old-time rock ’n’ roll from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the Olympic Express Big Band entertains diners and dancers from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, Brian “Buck” Ellard sings, picks guitar and plays his fiddle from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
■ Today at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Cort Armstrong leads the Thursday Pick ’n’ Pair from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
On Friday, Gerald Braude plays jazz on acoustic guitar from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz perform jazzy standards from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
■ On Saturday, a collaboration between Mary Tulin and Mike Saunders, the newly formed duo RowanTree, plays Celtic roots music at a “Paws in the Garden” event from noon to 3 p.m. at Vision Landscape Nursery, 131 Kitchen-Dick Road.
■ On Sunday, Crescent Blue plays bluegrass music at 1 p.m. at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road.
This week’s performance is the last event of the season for Music@McComb, where bluegrass grows.
■ On Friday at Stymie’s Bar & Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, R&B serve up rock ’n’ roll with a side of Motown from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ On Friday in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, modern cover band Sway, fronted by a talented pair of female lead vocalists, plays newer hits that are sure to have folks packing the dance floor from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
On Saturday, 7 Cedars Casino hosts the Far West Beerfest outside from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring music from three local bands: Joy in Mudville, Locos Only and Rachael, Mick and Barry. There may even be some surprise guests lined up to join in one final jam.
Twenty-four breweries will be represented at the fest offering samples. Tickets are available at www.7cedarsresort.com for $25.
Following the outdoor hops hoedown and pilsner party, Randy Linder and his band plan to rock the Club Seven lounge from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. as they play some of classic rock’s greatest hits.
On Sunday, dance the evening away as the Stardust Big Band entertains from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On Friday, the Rainforest Bar features the roots-rock of Locos Only from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Saturday in the Rainforest, pianist Van Bergan plays easy listening from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
■ On Wednesday, the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., presents its weekly “All the Buzz” open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., hosted by Victor Reventlow.
■ On Wednesday, Nourish Restaurant, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., debuts its own open mic night in the eatery’s dining area from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All ages welcome. For more details, phone Dave Rose at 360-477-1340.
■ On Wednesday at the Resort at Port Ludlow’s Fireside Restaurant, 1 Heron Road, Trevor Hanson plays classical music on guitar from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ On Friday at the Valley Tavern, 21 Chimacum Road, Pies on the Run plays Western swing and bluegrass out on the patio from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. They’re bound to get you up and dancing, and you may even find yourself yodeling along.
■ On Saturday at The Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St., the Blackberry Bushes Stringband, Northwest alt-folk leaders with a growing national audience, play the beer garden from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. No cover.
■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Black Market Revue, a Seattle blues/funk/soul combo, starts boogeying down at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
On Saturday, Money Jungle, another Seattle band, plays bluesy, boozy hard rock starting at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
On Sunday, “the little band with the big sound,” indie-rock duo Sircy, plays a free show starting at 9 p.m.
■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing, 330 10th St., Janie Cribbs and Joe Reggiatore unite as Janie & Joe to deliver soulful, “folkadelic” rock and blues from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Sunday, Pies on the Run, featuring Nancy Fitch and Claudia Neva, plays hillbilly ballads, old-time swing tunes and more from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, Allyn & Guthrie, a self-described “heavy wood” act, play acoustic rock and blues with attitude from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub, 1016 Lawrence St., George Kay plays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cort Armstrong takes over from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., playing country blues, mountain music and folk songs in the songster tradition. No cover.
Today and Friday, Steve Grandinetti plays guitar and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, 431 Water St., from noon until 2 p.m.
■ Today, Steve also plays at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
■ Every Monday, solo guitarist Trevor Hanson plays at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ Rock the Roundhouse looks to be one of the biggest rock shows West End music fans have seen in a long while. Four bands are set to play from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday; more may still be added to the lineup, organizers say.
Already in are Forks alternative band No Nonsense Buffer and Sequim indie-rock upstarts Estafets, who join Seattle electronica outfit Audio Numeric and Sacramento, Calif., punk band Twitch Angry as co-headliners.
The concert is a benefit to raise funds and awareness for Sarge’s Place, a transitional housing facility that assists homeless veterans in the West End of Clallam and Jefferson counties.
Buy an advance ticket for $20 at Chinook Pharmacy, 11 S. Forks Ave., or online at www.brownpapertickets.com; $25 day of show.
Rock the Roundhouse will be held at the Round House Planer Building, 110 LaPush Road, Forks.
■ Today in Port Townsend, Off the Hook headlines the next-to-last Concert on the Dock of the season. Music runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
■ On Friday, Peninsula-based Americana-folk duo Witherow plays at the outdoor stage behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 6 p.m., opening the first half of the show for Canadian indie-folk band Fish & Bird. The free event ends the Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series’ third year of free summer concerts.
■ On Saturday, Thom Davis plays the blues from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Port Angeles Farmers Market, held in and around The Gateway transit center, 123 E. Front St.
■ On Saturday at the Sequim Farmers Market, on Cedar Street between Second and Sequim avenues, Sequimarimba entertains from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
■ On Wednesday in Port Angeles, the Concert on the Pier is the place to be for high-energy, dancable and educational world music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sequimarimba features a rotating cast of 8-10 members playing percussion and — yep, you guessed it! — marimba in a style influenced by the Shona culture of Zimbabwe.
■ On Saturday, Olympic Cellars, 255410 U.S. Highway 101, presents the latest in its “Best Of” Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Rose’s Pawn Shop is a perpetually touring, genre-defying Los Angeles five-piece that effortlessly combines bluegrass, alternative, rock, folk, punk and the kitchen sink.
Tickets are available for $13 online at www.olympiccellars.com or by calling 360-452-0160; $15 at the door.
A portion of the proceeds benefits First Teacher, a program of the nonprofit Parenting Matters Foundation.
■ On Saturday, Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm, 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way, presents the Jungible Festival, featuring five diverse musical acts entertaining from noon until 8 p.m. Slated to play are Polyrhythmics, Polecat, Kore Ionz, Blvd Park and Farmstrong.
Tickets are $25, with free parking. Beer, wine and food are available for purchase. Fun activities are planned for kids, and everyone younger than 12 gets in free. For more details, visit jungiblefestival.com.
■ One more thing: Don’t wash your car, but if you do, get it dirty again before Aug. 31. Members of the Port Angeles High School Band will be washing cars all weekend to raise money for their spring 2014 trip to Washington, D.C.
■ Sure am sorry to hear that a favorite band of mine, Chantilly Lace, is calling it quits after 35-plus years. Dave Schaumberg Sr. and Chuck Darland deserve a fine retirement. Good luck, you guys.
John Nelson is a self-styled music lover and compulsive night owl who believes in “KLMA — Keep Live Music Alive” on the North Olympic Peninsula. His column, Live Music, appears every Thursday.
Are you performing in or promoting a live music gig? Contact John by phoning 360-565-1139 or emailing email@example.com, with John Nelson in the subject line. And note: Nelson’s deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. preceding Thursday’s column.
Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday’s Peninsula Spotlight magazine.
Last modified: August 21. 2013 5:02PM