JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Get on the floor, dance away

SUMMER IS RIGHT around the corner, so get out, get in shape and dance, dance, dance!

Doon’t dance? Then get out and support our fine local musicians.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, jam with Rusty and the High Country Band from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with country’s golden oldies.

On Saturday, the Jimmy Hoffman Band returns for another great night of country, rock and Southern rock that’ll get you on the dance floor from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ Today and every Thursday at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 W. U.S. Highway 101, Jason Mogi headlines the Deadwood Experiment with special guests at 8 p.m.

On Friday, bluesman Hambone Wilson returns from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

All Points Charters & Tours will pick you up and bring you back for free, so just phone John at 360-775-9128 after 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, Ches Ferguson plays several instruments at 7 p.m.

■ On Friday, Front Street Alibi, 1605 E. Front St., hosts the Jimmy Hoffman Band for a night of country and classic rock from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., Charlie Ferris croons his way through the 1960s to ’70s from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, Fret Noir hosts a “Bittersweet” CD-release concert from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Sunday, harpist John Manno performs at 3 p.m.

■ Justin Scott Rivet has two shows this week at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St.

On Friday, Justin Scott and the Riveters play at 10 p.m.

On Mondays, you’ll find him going it alone from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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

On Sunday, join the country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band play old-time music with musical guest Chuck Grall from 6 p.m. 9 p.m.

■ On Sunday at The Landing mall, 115 Railroad Ave., there’s a special Father’s Day dance featuring Les Wamboldt and his Old Tyme Country band from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $5 single; $8 couple.

■ 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 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover, first-timers free.

■ At Dupuis Restaurant, 256861 U.S. Highway 101, Bob and Dave play blues Wednesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


■ On Saturday at Salt Creek Restaurant and Lounge, 53821 state Highway 112, join the fun with Deadwood Revival (Jason Mogi, Paul Stehr-Green and Kim Trenerry) and its old-time Appalachia, soulful American roots and jam-band improvisations at 9 p.m. $3 cover, with first beer included.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Fret Noir (Gil Yslas and Mary Tulin) plays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the Night Beats play classic rock and pop from the 1950s and ’60s from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

On Wednesday, Brian “Buck” Ellard sings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Saturday at The 3 Crabs restaurant, 11 3 Crabs Road, Paul Sagan on piano and Craig Buhler on woodwinds will vocalize from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ Every Saturday at Dungeness Bay Wine & Cheese, 123 E. Washington St., Lee Tyler Post plays rock and soul from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ It’s “All the Buzz” Wednesdays at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., with Kelly and Victor hosting the open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Stymie’s Bar & Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, Trevor and Sam of Discovery Bay Pirates play from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Friday in Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Awesome Bob, the one-man band, performs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Rhythm Nation will get you on the dance floor from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, the Timebenders will send you back to years gone by and then bring you back to the present from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ On Friday at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., former Port Townsend Mayor Barney McClure and Kevin Mason, with special guests Skip Morris and John McElwee, are featured in a fundraiser at 8 p.m. $15 cover.

On Saturday, rock and soul band Freddy Pink returns for its second appearance in 25 years at 7 p.m. $15 cover.

On Sunday, stop in for one, two or three acts.

At 4 p.m., there’s Chuck Easton’s Student Musical Recitals, followed at 5 p.m. by Port Townsend High School’s band workshop and at 6 p.m. by Rex Rice’s Penultimate Sunday Jazz Jam. $5 cover for the jazz jam.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., the Crow Quill Night Owls, Kit “Stymee” Stovepipe and Calliope Kane, play at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Geoff Tate of Queensryche brings his acoustic band for a 10 p.m. show. $10 cover.

On Sunday, Bronwynne Brent, singer/songwriter from the Mississippi Delta, performs at 7 p.m.

■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing, 330 10th St., Cort Armstrong and Blue Rooster play country, bluegrass, ragtime and country blues from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the beer garden.

On Sunday, Mark Bowman plays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Phat City plays Latin and reggae from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Saturday at the Uptown Pub, 1016 Lawrence St., the Robin Bessier Trio (Robin, John McElwee and Skip Morris) perform at 7 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Highway 20 Road House, 2152 W. Sims Way, Buck Ellard plays guitar and fiddle for a dinner show from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., today and Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Today, classical guitarist Trevor Hanson plays at Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine, 1208 Water St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays guitar at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ Steve Grandinetti plays at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, Port Townsend, on Thursdays and Fridays from noon till 2 p.m.

Farmers markets

■ On Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market at The Gateway, Steve Grandinetti performs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

■ On Saturday, Howly Slim picks and grins from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sequim Open Aire Market on Cedar Street between Second and Sequim avenues.


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, 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.

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