JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Peruse your muse at local live venues

AND THE BEAT goes on. Whether your beat is jazz, rock, country or whatever, you should be able to find your muse somewhere on our very talented Peninsula.

Port Angeles

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

On Saturday, Testify will rock Southern style from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ The Second Friday Art Rock (2FAR) at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., features the Girdle Scouts Cabaret Show at 8 p.m. $3 cover.

■ Also for Second Friday, Howly Slim will be at The Landing Art Gallery, 115 E. Railroad Ave., at 6 p.m.

■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., Ches Ferguson returns with fiddler Julie Campbell at 8 p.m. $3 cover.

On Saturday, catch The Winterlings at 7:30 p.m. $3.

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

■ On Fridays, Justin Scott Rivet 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 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 guests Bill and Lill and a special mystery guest from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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

■ On Monday, Charlie Ferris returns to the Bushwhacker Restaurant, 1527 E. First St. at 6 p.m.

■ On Tuesday, Ches Ferguson plays at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 W. U.S. Highway 101, at 7 p.m.

■ Every Tuesday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Wally and the Boys play 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 Wednesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Wednesday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Final Approach lands with a load of boomer music at 5:30 p.m.

■ On Saturday at The 3 Crabs, 11 3 Crabs Road, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band perform from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Wednesdays at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Kelly and Victor host an 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, Jim Armstrong will sing for your supper from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Friday in Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Lorrie Kuss and All About Me play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, Notorious 253 plays dancing music for the wackiest wedding party ever from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, Lorrie and All About Me return for an encore performance from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ At Dungeness Bay Wine & Cheese Bar, 123 E. Washington St., Lee Tyler Post provides rock and soul Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Today at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., David Vest entertains at 7:30 p.m. $8 cover.

On Friday, catch Led Kaapana and Mike Kaawa at 8 p.m. $25 cover.

On Saturday, Robbie Laws and the Blues Buskers entertain at 8 p.m. $10 cover.

There are two events Sunday: At 3 p.m., there is a concert by Scott Cossu. $6 youths and $12 adults.

At 5 p.m., take to the floor with a salsa dance at 5:30 p.m. $5 dancers.

On Wednesday, there’s a flamenco concert with Arte Eterno! Flamenco en Vivo! at 8 p.m. $20/15/$5 children.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., it’s a Brass Screw Confederacy Party featuring Lowire at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, the Sour Mash Hug Band plays at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Sunday, singer/songwriter/guitarist Cory Walters performs at 7 p.m.

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

On Sunday, Chuck Easton will sate your jazz thirst in the beer garden from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, R&B, Barry Burnett, Rachael Jorgenson, Tom Svornich and Todd Fisher play from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Castle Key, Seventh and Sheridan Streets, the George Radebaugh Trio will play from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $8.

■ On Saturday at the Uptown Pub, 1016 Lawrence St., Hazelnut Grove will play from 9 p.m. $5.

■ 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 and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, 421 Water St., on Thursdays and Fridays from noon till 2 p.m.

High notes

■ Camp Heebie Jeebies needs help. Phone Bud Critchfield at 360-582-3082 or send a check to Karayco Productions Inc., 500 W. Hendrickson Road, No. 5035, Sequim, WA 98382.

■ On Friday, Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St., presents its second cabaret with Del Rey. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. $15 tickets available at Quimper Sound Records, Cross Roads Music and

■ The public is invited to join Washington Old Time Fiddlers on Friday at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, for an evening dance that begins with a refresher lesson at 6:30 p.m.; musical performances at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday; and a gospel concert at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Visit for more details.

■ Get tickets before June 15 for the Bluegrass, BBQ and Brews Dinner Concert at the Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, Port Ludlow. Phone 360-437-2208 for ticket information.

■ On Saturday, The Winterlings perform at the Port Angeles Farmers Market at The Gateway center, Front and Lincoln streets, at 10 a.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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