JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Juan de Fuca Festival slated this weekend in Port Angeles

LIVE MUSIC ABOUNDS in Port Angeles this weekend with four days of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts on Friday through Monday.

The program for the festival, with music lineups and stage locations, was in last Sunday’s Peninsula Daily News.

For tickets and more details, visit It’ll be four days of great fun for the whole family.

All Points Charters & Tours will be running a continuous free shuttle from the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., to the Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St., on Saturday and Sunday.

Read on for live music events elsewhere on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Port Angeles

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

On Saturday, rock to the Turner Brothers Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ Today at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 W. U.S. Highway 101, Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green play a variety of genres at 8 p.m.

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

■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., Scott Sullivan performs from 9 p.m.

On Saturday, national touring artist Lee Tyler Post brings a mix of acoustic soul, roots rock, Americana and Southern blues at 9 p.m.

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

Later, Kevin Lee Magner and Bound to Happen will get you on your feet at 8:30 p.m.

■ The Jimmy Hoffman Band takes over the Front Street Alibi, 1015 E. Front St., on Saturday with his brand of rocking country from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover.

■ Justin Scott Rivet does two solo acoustic shows weekly: On Fridays, Justin plays at the Barhop Brewery, 110 N. Laurel St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Mondays, you’ll find him at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

■ On Sunday at The Landing mall, 115 Railroad Ave., Les Wamboldt and Old Tyme Country provide golden oldies from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $5 single; $8 couple.

■ On Friday, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country, with special guest yodeler Wanda Bumgarner, 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 have a special tribute to loggers with musical guests David Bekkevar, Eric Toipin, Phil Sisson, Wanda Bumgarner, Denny Secord Jr. and Randy Raymond. Stories by John Singhose and Del Sage will highlight the evening. Take it all in from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Sunday, Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., has Gregory Robbins at 4 p.m. opening for Lola Parks at 7 p.m.

■ Every Tuesday evening at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., 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 at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., the Old Sidekicks have too much fun from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, three bands, Estafets, Trinity Avenue and Robot Pi, rock from 9 p.m.

On Wednesday, get your Dixieland fix with the Dukes of Dabob at 5:30 p.m.

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

■ On Friday at Stymie’s Bar & Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, guitarist Thom Davis performs from 6 p.m. to 9 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 in Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Chasing Mona will have you on the dance floor from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, Social Network plays a mix of party music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, Blind Floyd in a Sunday concert series plays tribute to Pink Floyd and “The Wall” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Today at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., Caroline Aiken, Jeff Tassin and Jon Parry perform at 8 p.m. $10 cover.

■ On Friday and Saturday, the Ono Grimes band reunites Steve Grimes and saxophonist Danny Ward in an evening of funk, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, and samba at 7:30 p.m. $10 cover.

On Sunday, the Strangled Darlings perform at 7:30 p.m. Sliding-scale cover of $4 to $8.

On Wednesday, singer-songwriter Cory Walters performs at 7 p.m.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., the Nathaniel Talbot Quartet plays folk music at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Billy Dwayne and the Creepers plays at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Sunday, Jim Keaveny sings folk and Americana at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing, 330 10th St., the Chuck Easton Sextet plays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Sunday, Ravin’wolf plays blues, rock, Southern and pop fusion from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Brook Parrott plays soulful Americana with beautiful vocals from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Castle Key, 651 Cleveland St., the Chad McCullough Trio performs from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $10 cover.

■ On Friday at the Undertown, 211 Taylor St., acoustic duo Bucket of Honey performs at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, the Selah trio will play jazz standards, bossa and swing tunes at 8 p.m. $6 suggested cover.

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

He also plays and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, 431 Water St., on Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 2 p.m.

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

He also plays guitar every Monday at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

High notes

■ Victor Reventlow and friends will be performing at Sequim’s Open Aire Market on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 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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