JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Tap your toes to outdoor concerts, indoor dances

THE SUMMER MUSIC scene is really heating up with outdoor concerts, indoor dances and music to just sit and tap your toes to all across our beautiful and talented Olympic Peninsula.

Port Angeles

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

On Saturday, dance to Mister Sister (formerly Big Fine Daddies) from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover.

■ Today and every Thursday night at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 W. U.S. Highway 101, Jason Mogi headlines Deadwood Experiment with special guests at 8 p.m.

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

■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., the smooth jazz of Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz returns at 8 p.m. $3 cover.

■ Justin Scott Rivet and the Riveters rock on at the Coo Coo Nest, 1017 E. First St., on Friday at 10 p.m.

■ Justin Scott Rivet goes solo Mondays 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 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 Terry Roszatycki from 6 p.m. 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 Wednesdays through Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., the Discovery Bay Pirates come aboard with sea chanties and more at 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Final Approach lands with “boomer music” at 5:30 p.m.

■ On Saturday at The 3 Crabs restaurant, 11 3 Crabs Road, the Old Sidekicks return from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Friday at Dungeness Bay Wine & Cheese, 123 E. Washington St., Thom Davis, master acoustic guitarist of Delta and Piedmont blues, performs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Saturday, singer-songwriter Lee Tyler Post performs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ On Friday at Pondicherri West, 119 E. Washington, “Jazzy” Judy Clark sings a variety of genres during the First Friday Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Friday at Rainshadow Coffee, 157 W. Cedar St., Fret Noir performs at its second CD-release party from 6 p.m. to 8 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, The Pop Offs perform a variety of 1960-’90s pop and rock from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, the Chris Ward Band plays country from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, Electric Blue Sun will get you dancing from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Hadlock

On Saturday at the Ajax Cafe, 271 Water St., Mick and Barry perform from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Today at the Upstage, 923 Washington St., singer-songwriter Suzanne Jones performs at 5 p.m. for your dining enjoyment.

On Friday, the Dan “Big Hands” Colvin Band plays blues, country, rock and soul at 7:30 p.m. $7 cover.

On Saturday, the Randy Oxford Band delivers its signature sound of upbeat, high-energy blues at 8 p.m. $12 advance cover.

On Wednesday, Thollem McDonas tickles the ivories at 7:30 p.m. $6 cover.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Carolyn Mark & Her Stallions perform alternative country at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Monkey Jungle returns for another outrageous evening at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Sunday, Eugenie Jones performs jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues from 7 p.m. No cover.

■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing Co., 330 10th St., Janie Cribbs performs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Sunday, John Nelson (not me) performs a mix of folk, blues and country from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Chuck Easton performs jazz from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Undertown, 211 Taylor St., Nathaniel Talbot of Portland, Ore., performs indie folk at 8 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Locos Only plays at 6 p.m.

■ The Crow Quill Night Owls brings its special brand of music to the Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St., on Saturday at 5 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 and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, 421 Water St., Port Townsend, on Thursdays and Fridays from noon till 2 p.m.

Farmers markets

■ On Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway center, Cort Armstrong performs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Local concerts

■ On Saturday, the Eric Miller Band performs rock, country and blues at Fort Flagler State Park, Battery Bankhead, 10541 Flagler Road, at 7 p.m.

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

■ In Wednesday’s Concert on the Pier in Port Angeles, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw band will get you grooving from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Community concerts are outside and subject to weather conditions, so bring appropriate gear and clothing.

High notes

■ On Saturday, Olympic Cellars Winery, 255410 U.S. Highway 101 east of Port Angeles in the big barn, kicks off its summer concert series with a fundraiser for WAG (Welfare for Animals Guild). The West Coast Women’s Blues Revue, featuring Teri Anne Wilson and Alice Stuart, the icon of Northwest women’s blues, perform at 7 p.m. $10 cover. Your host for the evening is Harvey, the winery dog in training.

■ On Sunday, The Toolshed Trio will play outside the Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St., Port Townsend, at 7:30 p.m. for a party to introduce Homeward Bound to the community.

Homeward Bound is an organization committed to creating and offering affordable housing by placing land in trust and selling homes to qualified low-income families.


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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