JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Get outdoors (or on the floor) and dance to music

THIS IS THE time of year when you have no excuse to not get out and listen/dance to your favorite music. Indoors or outdoors, your favorite music is out there. Find it and enjoy.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, Jerry’s Country Jam will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Sequim’s Turner Brothers Band brings its classic and original rock from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover.

■ On Friday, Front Street Alibi, 1605 E. Front St., hosts the Jimmy Hoffman Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ On Friday, the 2nd Friday Art Rock (2FAR) at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., features Seattle band Gems at 8 p.m. Artist Sarah Tucker will be painting quick portraits of selected band and audience members. $3 cover.

Justin Scott Rivet goes solo Mondays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

■ On Friday, Charlie Ferris returns to Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $3 cover.

Blues guru Thom Davis returns Saturday at 7 p.m. $3 cover.

■ 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 Tuesday, Ches Ferguson plays at 7 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 with musical guest brother Denny Secord Sr. from 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

■ On Sunday, Fret Noir, the duo of Gil Yslas and Mary Tulin, performs at the Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., from 4 to 6 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 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.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday, get your Dixieland fix at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., with the Dukes of Dabob at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Bound to Happen performs from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Wednesday, Locos Only plays at 5:30 p.m.

■ On Saturday at The 3 Crabs restaurant, 11 3 Crabs Road, Cort Armstrong and Blue Rooster play from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Dungeness Bay Wine & Cheese, 123 E. Washington St., singer-songwriter Lee Tyler Post performs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Wind Rose Cellars, 155 W. Cedar St., Jake Reichner performs on the wine patio from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 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, Locos Only performs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Friday in Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Chasing Mona plays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, it’s an ’80s theme party with the Spazmatics, so dress the part and have some fun from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, get two-stepping to Denny Secord Jr. and Haywire from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Hadlock

■ On Saturday at the Valley Tavern, 21 Chimacum Road, , the Dukes of Dabob play Dixieland jazz outdoors in the beer garden from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Today at the Upstage, 923 Washington St., the Twisters, Canada’s award-winning jump blues band, performs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. $12.

Friday marks the debut of Porto Alegre with Robin Bessier, Skip Morris, John MacElwee, Bill Kiely and Tom Svornich from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

On Saturday, the Shed Boys, an acoustic quartet, plays bluegrass and folk from 7:30 p.m. $5 youths; $6 adults.

On Sunday, Aireene Espiritu, a roots and blues vocalist backed by a tenor ukulele, performs from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $8 cover.

On Tuesday, Fannie Mae and the Missing Parts, an acoustic instrumental quartet, plays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sliding-scale cover of $3 to $8.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Jon Auer of The Posies joins the Peninsula’s The Solvents and plays rock at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Mike D.C., “Call Me Lladro” Side Pony and guests perform hip-hop/rhythm and blues and ’80s at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

Sunday features the Fallen Stars and Americana rock at 7 p.m. No cover.

■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing, 330 10th St., the Delta Rays play from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Sunday, the Low Ones play folk rock 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 Castle Key, Seventh and Sheridan streets, jazz diva Jenny Davis and her quartet perform from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $10 cover.

■ On Saturday, R and B (Rachael and Barry) and band will play at the Highway 20 Road House, 2152 Sims Way, at 9:30 p.m.

■ Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., today 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 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 market

■ On Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market at The Gateway center, Charlie Ferris brings his fresh approach to classic songs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Local concerts

■ On Tuesday in Sequim’s Music in the Park series on the James Center stage north of Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., Bound to Happen rocks from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Wednesday’s Concert on the Pier in Port Angeles features The Weavils playing bluegrass from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Community concerts are outside, so prepare for any weather.

High notes

■ On Saturday, Olympic Cellars Winery, 255410 U.S. Highway 101 east of Port Angeles in the big barn, local band Fat Chance plays its 30th anniversary concert at 7 p.m. in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula. $10 cover.

■ The 2nd Saturday Community Dance at the Port Townsend Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., will be held with Jo Yount calling and Kristen and Otto playing the tunes. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends about 10:30 p.m. $6 fee, $3 for those 3 to 18 years old; free for younger than 3.

■ On Friday at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., singer-songwriter-musician Paul Chasman performs a concert of original songs as part of the “River Story” program series at 7 p.m.


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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