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■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, it’s Jerry’s country jam with guest singers Rusty and Duke from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ Today at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., the open-mic variety show begins at 9 p.m.
On Friday, Inherit the Earth plays reggae at 9 p.m. $3 cover.
On Saturday, DJ RoBoTiX spins danceable mixes at 9 p.m. No cover.
■ On Friday at The Dam Bar, junction of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 112, Gordon Bowlby hosts the jam session from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
■ On Saturday on the sidewalk in front of Coog’s Budget CDs, 111 W. Front St., Arts in Action will have Andy Maupin, Aloha in the Olympics, Dakota Long, Yodeling by Merle, Trinity Avenue, Decapitate the Disciples and MCFD in live performances from noon to 7 p.m.
■ On Friday at Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave., Jeremy and Anna Pederson play acoustic alternative and modern tunes from 8 p.m. to 11 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. will be followed by the Serendipity Band with special guest guitarist Rich Burch until 8 p.m.
■ On Saturday at Easy Street Coffee and Tea House, 128 W. First St., Witherow and Dan & Tiff, singers-songwriters and guitarists, will perform original music from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
■ 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 perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On Friday, The Mogis play soulful, sweet melodies from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On Saturday, Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz entertain with their special jazz formula from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On Wednesday, Bill Volmut showcases original tunes and acoustic folk rock from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
■ On Friday at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., the Discovery Bay Pirates sing Irish pub songs and sea chanteys from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, Final Approach revs engines with its version of oldies and rock ’n’ roll from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
■ On Saturday at the Sequim VFW, 169 E. Washington St., the Old Sidekicks play country and classic rock for dancing from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. An optional beef taco meal is available for $8. The public is welcome.
■ On Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express, 1441 E. Washington St., Gil Yslas entertains at 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.
■ Today in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, dance to Buck Ellard’s cool country swing from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Friday, Pop Rocks play new dance and rock from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
On Saturday, the Turner Brothers are on stage with their classic rock sound from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
On Friday in the Rainforest Bar, the Van Dukes play from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, Justin Kausal-Hayes returns from Seattle to reprise his solo show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
■ On Saturday at the Ajax Cafe, 271 Water St., Mick and Barry Burnett perform acoustic classic rock and country from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ 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.
■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Leftover Pie jams on 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.
■ On Friday and Saturday at the Uptown Pub, 1016 Lawrence St., the Brother Townsend fundraising campaign provides original progressive Americana starting at 9 p.m. The band has a Kickstarter campaign to support the pressing of its album and working capital to expand out of Port Townsend.
■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing, 330 10th St., the Lady Grace Band with blues, acoustic and hip-hop tunes is up on the garden stage from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Sunday, Mark Clawson plays a new-age mix of original classical, blues and covers on his acoustic guitar from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, the guitar/bass combo of Cort Armstrong and Strider Yocum perform Cort’s originals from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
■ On Saturday at April Fool & Penny Too, 725 Water St., during the Port Townsend September Gallery Walk, Toot Sweet plays clarinets from 10 a.m. to noon.
■ On Saturday at the Cellar Door, 940 Water St., Mr. Moo Symphonic Ambient Electronica performs from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, well-known Portland, Ore., jazz guitarist John Stowell brings his Scenes Trio — with Jeff Johnson on bass and John Bishop on drums — for a rich evening of improvised music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
■ On Saturday at the Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St., Toolshed Trio performs roots, rock and blues in the impound lot from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; 21 and older. Free.
■ On Sunday at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St., composer-musician Wayne Horvitz plus the Sweeter Than the Day band (Horvitz on piano, Alex Guy on viola and violin, Geoff Harper on bass and Andy Roth on drums) perform piano-infused jazz originals at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 at 360-385-KCPT (5278) or www.keycitypublictheatre.org.
■ Every Monday at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., Trevor Hanson plays guitar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ On Saturday at the Hungry Bear Cafe, Milepost 206 on U.S. Highway 101 in Beaver, The Soul Ducks perform their hopping rockabilly and rhythm and blues during the 13th annual Bear Creek Chili Cookoff from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This all-ages event offers free hot dogs and burgers, plus a beer garden for those 21 and older.
Setup is at 8 a.m., with grilling starting at noon.
The three-hour cookoff ends with judging at 3 p.m.
■ On Saturday at the Laurel B. Johnson Commmunity Center, 923 Hazel Point Road, Coyle, there’s bluegrass at 7:30 p.m. when the FarmStrong Band performs.
Jim Faddis, vocals and rhythm guitar, joins with Cort Armstrong, vocals and resonator guitar; Rick Meade, vocals and dobro; and John Pyles, vocal and upright bass, for a distinctive “beyond bluegrass” sound.
Admission is by donation.
■ On Saturday at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles, it’s the first Saturday contra dance from 7:30 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m.
Red Crow is the band and Laura Me Smith is the caller.
Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for those younger than 18.
For more information, visit www.blackdiamonddance.org and click on “Schedules.”
■ On Saturday at City Pier in Port Angeles, you can catch “The Swingin’ with Dean Show” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the Arts in Action event.
Live on the piano, trumpet, trombone and with vocals, Dean Ratzman performs music from the ’40s through the ’70s.
Stick around for the street dance at 6 p.m. to hear Locos Only with Kevin Lee Magner, Scott Bradley, Russ Lowry and Paul Stehr-Green until 8 p.m.
On Sunday, “The Swingin’ with Dean Show” makes a comeback from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
■ On Saturday at the Port Townsend Farmers Market, 650 Tyler St., Fungii Mama — with Tamahra Martin on drums and vocals, Bernard Donanberg on bass, Brian McMahon on keyboard, Michael Glaviano on guitar and vocals, and John Adams on sax and clarinet — plays jazz standards and blues from 10 a.m. to noon.
■ On Sunday in the Chimacum High School auditorium, 91 West Valley Road, the Sequim City Band plays a free concert with the Port Townsend Summer Band at 3 p.m.
The program includes “March of the Belgian Paratroopers,” “Where Lark and Eagle Never Flew,” “Miss Trombone, a Slippery Rag,” “Stars and Stripes Forever” and more.
Live Music appears every Thursday. It is compiled by News Assistant Anne Sargent.
Contact the news desk by phoning 360-417-3527 or emailing email@example.com 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.