JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Take part in Earth Day with music

THE TIME HAS come to help Mother Earth. After taking part in Earth Day activities, get out, dance and take in some live music to finish off a great day.

Port Angeles

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

On Friday, the Night Beats play classic rock ’n’ roll from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, Andy Koch and the Badd Dog Blues Society bring the best blues on the Peninsula from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ On Saturday at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 W. U.S. Highway 101, Hazelnut Grove (Ches and Julie from Deadwood Revival) plays at 9 p.m.

In honor of Earth Day, four or more in one car will receive a special gift.

Willie Nelson’s All Points Charters & Tours will help with that, too; phone 360-775-9128 or 360-460-7131 for a free ride.

■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., welcome back Charlie Ferris at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, the K­lallam Earth Day Beach Cleanup Challenge concert features singer/songwriter Danny O’Keefe and multi-instrumentalist Joel Tepp at 8 p.m. Only 40 tickets are available, for $40 each. Book in advance at 360-565-8466.

On Sunday, classical and folk guitarist Gerald Braude entertains in the main bar from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

■ Catch the country-rock action at Front Street Alibi, 1605 E. Front St., when the Jimmy Hoffman Band rocks the room from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ On Friday at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., Justin Scott and the Riveters perform at 10 p.m. $3 cover.

■ On Friday, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country and special guest Clallam County Fair talent winner and yodeler Wanda Bumgarner perform 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 guests Bill and Rudy from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ Deadwood Revival’s Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green perform today at 8 p.m. at Bella Italia, 118 E. First St.

■ Cruise on out to Joyce on Friday night to catch the Cruzin’ Bluzers at Salt Creek Inn, state Highway 112 and Camp Hayden Road, at 9 p.m.

■ On Saturday, Coog’s Budget CDs, 1111 W. Front St., has an all-ages concert with Decapitate the Disciples, AK47, Trinity Avenue, Distinction and the supergroup Mydlyfe Crysys, Fluffy and Diimel at 6 p.m.

■ Also Saturday, Elliott’s Antique Emporium, 135 E. First St., hosts “Jazzy Judy” Clark from noon to 2 p.m.

■ The Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., has the Crow Quill Night Owls making an appearance Sunday at 4 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.

■ On Wednesday at Dupuis Restaurant, 256861 U.S. Highway 101, Bob and Dave play blues with a brew and barbecue from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Gil Yslas of Fret Noir performs at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Chantilly Lace plays at 8 p.m.

On Wednesday, Amanda Bacon and Final Approach make their landing at 5:30 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Three Crabs Restaurant, 11 3 Crabs Road, Old Sidekicks play country from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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

■ On Friday in Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Denny Secord Jr. and Bobby play country classics from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, the M-80s play classic ’80s from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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

Port Hadlock

■ On Friday at Hadlock House, 141 Chimacum Road, Andy Koch brings his Badd Dog Blues Society back. $3 cover; $5 couple.

Port Townsend

■ Today at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., enjoy the Caribbean music of Putumayo at 7:30 p.m. $5 cover.

On Friday, a Savor the Sound fundraiser has the jazz of Overton Berry, Eric Fridrich and Jeff Davies at 7:30 p.m. $12 cover.

On Saturday, Sandy Diamond and Quasimodo and the Bellringers perform at 8 p.m. $12 cover.

On Sunday, two shows begin at 5:30 p.m. in Rex Rice’s Penultimate Sunday Jazz Jam. $5 cover.

Following at 8:30 p.m. are Joanne Rand and Matt Sircely. Sliding-scale cover of $6 to $8.

On Wednesday, Kara Hesse Cabaret begins at 7:30 p.m. Sliding-scale cover of $5 to $8.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Saturday, Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., welcomes the return of Baby Gramps at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

Can’t make it Saturday? Catch the Baby Gramps’ Sunday show at 7 p.m. $5 cover.

■ On Saturday at Castle Key, Seventh and Sheridan streets, the Rickey Kelly Quartet plays jazz from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $8 cover.

■ On Friday at the Undertown, 211 Taylor St., Allyn Guthrie plays acoustic rock and blues at 8 p.m.

Skip Morris will bring his vocals and guitar Saturday from 6 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.

■ On Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St., will present Fret Noir.

■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays 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., Port Townsend, on Thursdays and Fridays from noon till 2 p.m.

High notes

■ On Friday at the Big Barn, 702 Kitchen-Dick Road, the “Beat the Blues Barn Dance” fundraiser for Five Acres School features a “family dance” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring the Black Diamond Fiddle Club, Zumbatomic and Juana Marimba. There also will be a silent auction and raffle.

On Saturday, Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys kick off at 5 p.m., followed by New Forge. $15 cover for those 16 and older.

Got any questions? Phone 360-681-7255.

■ On Friday and Saturday at The Landing mall, 115 Railroad Ave., Port Angeles, Dave and Rosalie Secord will be performing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed Saturday by Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green. Join the Klallam Earth Day beach cleanup and have fun.

■ On Friday, Olympic Peninsula Dance presents Jim Nyby and the F Street Band from 8 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St. Adults $15; disabled/students with ID $10; 12 and younger $7.

Details are at 360-385-6919 or 360-385-5327.

■ On Monday, the Air Force Academy’s Falconaires Big Band will present a free concert at 7 p.m. in the Port Angeles High School auditorium, 304 E. Park Ave. The Stardust Big Band will start the evening off.

The Falconaires also will hold a music clinic in the afternoon for Peninsula music students. For more details, phone Bobbie Usselman at 360-681-3432.


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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