JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Dine, drink, dance in style this week on Olympic Peninsula

ARE YOU READY for a royal week?

You don’t have to be British to appreciate royal treatment.

Check out the following venues where you may dine in style, lift a toast or two, cut a rug and all the while enjoy music of your choice.

Guys, it’s a great chance to make your gal feel like the princes she is and, gals, it could be your chance to make him feel like a prince among men.

Port Angeles

■ On Saturday at the Junction Roadhouse, junction of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 112 five miles west of Port Angeles, get the royal treatment by Deadwood Revival and their old-timey, foot-stompin’, roots-rockin’, down-to-earth, good-timin’ music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $5 cover.

All Points Charters & Tours will be running the shuttle, so phone 360-460-7131 or 360-775-9128 for pickup and return.

On Sunday, the Goodfellas have taken over the Junction Jam from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Next Wednesday, banjo craftsman Jason Mogi and bassist Paul Stehr-Green play from 
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ Tonight at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, the Sundowners will host a jam from 
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can’t help but have a fun time with these guys.

On Friday and Saturday, the Jimmy Hoffman Band reigns supreme from 8 p.m. to midnight.

■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, at The Landing mall at 115 Railroad Ave., for one night only, Charlie Ferris takes you back to the ’60s. Charlie will cover the rock, country blues and jazz of the era including the British invasion and the American response with stories to match at 7 p.m. $3 cover.

On Saturday, come down for a royally good time and a royal wedding hat party! All About Me will provide the music; you provide the hat (and may yours win), and Kate and William will wish they were there at 8 p.m.

■ On Friday, Chuck Grall, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country perform at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band welcome Denny Secord Jr. for an evening of acoustic country, bluegrass, and old time music from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Monday, Rusty and Duke hold court at Smuggler’s Landing, 115 Railroad Ave., with some pickin’ and sweet singin’ from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Every Tuesday evening at the Port Angeles Senior Center, Seventh and Peabody streets, the Port Angeles Senior Swingers present Wally and the Boys playing ballroom dance favorites for the dancing pleasure of all adults 45 and older from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover, first-timers free!

■ On Wednesday at Dupuis Restaurant, 256861 U.S. Highway 101, Bob and Dave play blues with a brew and barbecue from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


■ Sherry Flanagan will be performing her original Northwest songs at the Salmonberry Gallery, 120 Forks Ave., Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., the Old Sidekicks will perform from 5:30 p.m.

Sunday is rock-metal night with Elephant Graveyard, Jack Havoc and Hemlock from Las Vegas at 10 p.m. $3 cover.

On Wednesday, the Blue Hole Quintet will play danceable music in a wide range of jazz flavored styles from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ Every Wednesday at Mugs ‘n’ Jugs Bar and Grill, 735 W. Washington St., Jimmy Hoffman and friends will perform unplugged from 7 p.m. to midnight. Donations welcome.

■ At The Buzz, 128 N. Sequim Ave., Kelly Thomas and Victor Reventlow will host the very popular and rousing open mic Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Stymie’s Bar and Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, Kelly and Barry will perform country and classic rock from 
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Friday at Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn, the Billy Shew Band plays classic rock, blues and originals from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, City Knightz will play all the oldies but goodies from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Monday, we be jammin’ with host Barry Burnett and friends, so bring your ax and/or vocal talents for the fun from 
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Port Hadlock

■ On Friday at the Ajax Cafe, 271 Water St., Franco Bertucci and Nathan will play songs focus on the fun and original from 6 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Tonight at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow Showcase is followed by Rhinestones. The suggested $10 donation goes to the Port Townsend Recreation Center.

On Friday, blues legend Willie “Big Eyes” Smith brings his band for one big show at 8 p.m.; $25 cover.

On Saturday, for rock ‘n’ roll the way it was meant to be, don’t miss Dragstrip Riot at 8 p.m.; $6 cover.

For Big Band fans, join the fun at the Northwest Big Band Jam on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Phone 360-385-2216 for reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens, 823 Water St., Pretty Little Feet will make their way from Bellingham to play old-time family-style songs and tunes at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

The Pitfalls will bring their original rock to the stage Saturday at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

On Monday, Willie & Lobo will provide Gypsy jazz at 
7:30 p.m. $20.

■ Tonight at the Undertown, 211 Taylor St., Texas bluesmen Rich DelGrosso and John Del Toro Richardson, with bassist Dean Mueller from Portland, Ore., will play blues at 7:30 p.m. $12 cover.

On Friday, there will be a “ReCyclery” benefit and dance party at 8 p.m. Donations accepted.

On Saturday, Joel Levy will sing with the Jim Oliver and John MacElwee duo at 8 p.m. $3 cover.

■ On Friday, the Uptown Pub and Grill, 1016 Lawrence St., has the experimental, eclectic rock of Wandering Mind at 
9 p.m. $3 cover.

■ On Sunday at Port Townsend Brewing Co., 330 10th St., Skip Morris will play jazz guitar from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Steve Gradinetti will play rock, blues, jazz, funk, reggae and rhythm and blues from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Ol’ Howly Slim is at the Banana Leaf Bistro, 609 Washington St., on Friday at 6 p.m.

■ On Saturday at the Quimper Grange, 1210 Corona St., dance to the youthful and talented Onlies, playing old-time music with Tony Mates calling from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Adults $6, 18 and younger $3 cover.


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 (subject line: John Nelson).

Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday’s Peninsula Spotlight magazine.

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