JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Kick up your heels at venues across Peninsula

IT’S OFFICIAL! SUMMER is finally here, so kick up your heels and dance, dance, dance.

Check the following listings for your favorite music and venue.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, Rusty and the High Country Band host country jam night with special guest singer Terry Roszatyc from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Saturday, the Jimmy Hoffman Band returns from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ Today at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 W. U.S. Highway 101, and every Thursday night, Jason Mogi headlines the Deadwood Experiment with special guests. You’ll never know who’s going to show up, but you’re sure to have a good time at 8 p.m.

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

■ On Friday at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., Deadwood Revival revels in the summer. Kim, Jason and Paul will deliver at 9 p.m. $3 cover.

■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., singer/songwriter Jake Archer entertains at 8 p.m.

Linda Dowdell and Craig Buhler play classic jazz Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. $3 cover.

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

■ Justin Scott Rivet plays Mondays at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

■ On Friday, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country and guest Mike Bare 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 the Fiddle Kids from 6 p.m. 9 p.m.

■ On Sunday at Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., Lee Tyler Post performs from 6 p.m. to 9 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 at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., get your Dixieland dancing shoes on for the Dukes of Dabob from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Final Approach with Amanda Bacon performs from 5:30 p.m.

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

■ Every Saturday at Dungeness Bay Wine & Cheese, 123 E. Washington St., Lee Tyler Post plays 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, Rachael and Barry play rock and Motown from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Friday in Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Dana Osborn and 3 Miles High play classic rock and country with the electric violin by Joel from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, Rock Candy returns from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, dance and swing to the Stardust Big Band from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Hadlock

■ On Saturday at the Valley Tavern, 21 Chimacum Road, the Dukes of Dabob will get you cutting a Dixieland rug in the beer garden from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Today at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., Maray Fuego plays at 8 p.m. Sliding-scale cover of $3 to $7.

On Friday, Fannie Mae performs at 8 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, two acts fill the evening: At 8 p.m., Below the Salt performs. Following this show, enjoy Leo and the Big Sky from Kansas. Sliding-scale cover of $5 to $8.

On Tuesday, Wendy Dewitt and Kirk Harwood play Chicago-based blues and boogie woogie at 8 p.m. Sliding-scale cover of $6 to $8.

On Wednesday, Steve Grandinetti’s student recitals start at 7:30 p.m., followed by Steve and friends. $5 cover.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., the Stray Dogs Bluegrass Band takes over at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Lincoln Barr and Red Jacket Mine perform Delta blues at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

The Sunday music presentation is Pepper Proud and the Peacock Feathers at 7 p.m. No cover.

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

On Sunday, enjoy the smooth jazz of Kim Rushing, Cheryl Hodge and Ted Enderle with special guests from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Shady Grove plays folk songs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Castle Key, Seventh and Sheridan streets, the Eugenie Jones Jazz Trio performs from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $8 cover.

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

■ On Friday at the Undertown, 211 Taylor St., Champagne Sunday performs at 8 p.m. $3 cover.

On Saturday, the Stray Dogs Bluegrass Band plays at 7 p.m.

■ Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., from 5 to 8 tonight.

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

■ Steve Grandinetti plays at the Apothecarium, 1300 Water St., on Friday 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.

High notes

■ On Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market at The Gateway, Howly Slim plays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

■ Wednesday’s Concert on the Pier in Port Angeles features the Dukes of Dabob from 6 p.m. to 8 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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