LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: A hodgepodge of hopping harmonies

THE BIG WEEKEND, signaling the end of summer, is upon us.

There are so many choices of entertainment that no one should go hungry, and many of the venues have a menu, too.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, Jerry’s country jam brings in High Country (Rusty and Duke) and guest musician Jim Hensen from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Friday, The Trespassers heat up the stage with Jim Lind, Ron Casey, Israel Butler and Gordon Bowlby from 8 p.m. to midnight.

■ Today at The Dam Bar, junction of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 112, Chip Norris hosts the jam session with guest performer Rufus Perry from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

■ Today at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., the open-mic variety show begins at 9 p.m.

On Friday, the bar makes space for the big sound of DJ RoBoTiX from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

On Saturday, dancers can come back for Walter Lee & the White Boys with their eclectic rock from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. $3 cover.

■ On Friday at Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave., The Soulshakers are on tap with R&B and soul beats from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

On Sunday, the R&B Band pours out more soul from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, a jam session from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. is followed by the Serendipity Band with special guests Rose Symonds and Gary Prosser until 8 p.m.

On Sunday, musician Bob Ermy hosts the open jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All aspiring musicians are welcome.

■ On Tuesdays at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Wally’s Boys play ballroom dance favorites from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover; first-timers free.


■ Today at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Cort Armstrong and friends take you back to folk, blues and Americana periods from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Friday, Linda Dowdell on keyboard and Ed Donahue on trumpet and flugelhorn perform West Coast jazz from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, Br’er Rabbit from Bellingham entertains with folk stomp and Americana from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Wednesday, Bill Volmut showcases original tunes and acoustic folk rock from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Friday at Stymie’s Bar & Grill at the Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, Rufus Perry on guitar and Craig Buhler on flute and saxophone entertain with blues and popular contemporary music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Saturday at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., DJ O.B.1 plays a mix of favorites from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Wednesday, celebrate the beginning of fall and dance to the bluesy beats of the Blue Hole Quintet from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Saturday at the Sequim VFW, 169 E. Washington St., Still Kickin’ plays rockin’ variety for dancing from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Open to the public. No cover.

■ On Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express, 1441 E. Washington St., Gil Yslas entertains at the weekly Music on the Roof from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Wednesday at Nourish, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., Victor Reventlow hosts the open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with sign-ups at 6 p.m. Not limited to musicians; storytellers and poets welcome.


■ Today in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, dance to the Stardust Big Band, bringing back memories of the ’40s, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

On Friday, DJ Bizzle plays all the hits from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, Latigo Lace gives you plenty of reasons to dance with music from the Top 40 and all eras of country from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Friday in the Rainforest Bar, listen to easy country by Trail Mix from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, don’t underestimate Justin Kausal-Hayes from Seattle, who plays a solo pop-rock gig from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Port Hadlock

■ On Friday at the Ajax Cafe, 21 N. Water St., Trevor Hanson plays classical guitar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Ludlow

■ Today in the Fireside Room at the Resort at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, Trevor Hanson plays classical guitar from 6 p.m. to closing.

Port Townsend

■ Today at the Cellar Door, 940 Water St., the rotating local DJ spins from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Friday, Mood Ring, Cradle Cap and MongoSmash take the stage at 9 p.m.

On Saturday, Jack and Joe entertain from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Tuesday, the Jeff Wittekind Band plays blues, rock and fusion from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub, 1016 Lawrence St., Matt Sircely brings the blues, along with bluegrass and Americana, to the stage starting at 9 p.m.

On Saturday, The Blackberry Bushes, a Northwest alternative-folk string band, plays from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing, 330 10th St., the R&B Band with Barry Burnett, Rachael Jorgensen, Tom Svornich and Chuck Easton gets toes tapping with 1950s and ’60s classic rock and Motown from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Sunday, Dream City plays Latin reggae in the beer garden from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. No cover.

On Wednesday, Locos Only gives you a full plate of roots, blues, soul, gospel, rock and country in the beer garden from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St., The Blakes perform American indie and rock and some of their new music in the Impound Lot from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For those 21 and older. Free.

On Saturday, Four on the Floor, Seattle’s classic rock band, rocks the impound lot from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For those 21 and older. Free.

■ On Saturday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Tiller’s Folly, an international trio, has stepped out in front of the progressive roots movement to win awards. They will show you why at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Zero Down harkens back to the days of Aerosmith and Van Halen with an amalgam of British heavy metal and American hard rock at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

On Tuesdays, there’s a fiddler jam session at 7 p.m.

On Wednesdays, join in the open-mic night starting at 9 p.m.

■ Every Monday at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., Trevor Hanson plays guitar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

High notes

■ Today at Pope Marine Plaza in downtown Port Townsend, Concerts on the Dock winds up its summer season with the Dirty Beat Duo. Danceable house music with hints of nu disco and trance.

Open at 4:30 p.m., with music from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free.

Attendees can bring picnics or find food to-go at local businesses.

A beer, wine and cider garden will be available.

■ On Saturday at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 62 Barn Swallow Road, Chimacum, the Finnriver Song & Story Festival starts at 11 a.m. with Aimée Ringle telling stories. There’s something for everyone of all ages until 6 p.m.

Tickets: $5 single; $20 family pass for full day; $10 family pass for half-day.

Phone 360-732-4337 for tickets or visit or

Musicians include the Harmonica Pocket Concert, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Harper Stone, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Blue Sol, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Slí na Bandé Celtic Music Ensemble, 4 p.m. to closing.

■ On Saturday at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, the Soul Ducks play rockabilly and blues for dancing at the hangar party at the Air Affaire, a 10-year anniversary party for Sequim Valley Aircraft Inc., at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, come back to hear the roots and rock band Locos Only from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

■ On Sunday at Fort Flagler State Park, 10541 Flagler Road, the Friends of Fort Flagler present a free family concert with the U.S. Navy Band with traditional march music and patriotic favorites from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A Discover Pass is not required.


Live Music appears every Thursday. It is compiled by News Assistant Anne Sargent.

Contact the news desk by phoning 360-417-3527 or emailing with “Live Music” in the subject line. And note: The 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 27. 2014 5:37PM
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