JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Turn up the heat with music, dance

CAN’T FIND THE summer heat? Get heated up on the dance floor or take in some music to warm the soul.

Port Angeles

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

On Saturday, polish up your classic car for the car show at 3 p.m., or dance to Chantilly Lace from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., dance to the classic country of the Jimmy Hoffman Band.

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

On Saturday, Chantilly Lace plays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

All Points Charters & Tours will pick you up and bring you back for free, so phone John at 360-775-9128 after 7 p.m.

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

■ On Saturday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., Cort Armstrong plays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. $3 cover.

On Sunday, harpist John Manno performs from 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 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 vocalist/guitarist Steve Karns from 6 p.m. 9 p.m.

■ On Sunday at Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., the Crow Quill Night Owls play from 6 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 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 Old Sidekicks will get you ­groovin’ from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the Olympic Express Big Band will have you swinging and swaying from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the fireworks start with jazz-flavored by the Blue Hole Quintet from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Saturday at The 3 Crabs restaurant, 11 3 Crabs Road, the Old Sidekicks perform from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ Every Saturday at Dungeness Bay Wine & Cheese, 123 E. Washington St., Lee Tyler Post plays rock and soul 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, Buck Ellard plays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Friday in Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, the GruVbox plays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, the Fun­addicts play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., then Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Today at the Upstage, 923 Washington St., Steve Christofferson and Heather Keizur perform at 7:30 p.m. $8 cover.

On Friday, United By Music, a benefit for children and cerebrally challenged youths, features Lady A and her band and guitarist Eric Fridrich at 7:30 p.m. $15 donation cover.

On Saturday, the Jazz Gals and guests perform from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $7 cover; $6 seniors and youths.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Deadwood Revival (Jason Mogi, Paul Stehr-Green and Kim Trennery) perform Americana music at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Gwyneth and Monko perform indie folk at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Sunday, Redwood Son and Tim Snider perform at 7 p.m. No cover.

■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing, 330 10th St., Locust Street Taxi plays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Port Townsend Brewing’s anniversary party features Lowire from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by the Better Half from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Gerald Braude plays acoustic guitar from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Electric Blue Sun performs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Saturday, at Castle Key, Seventh and Sheridan streets, the Skip Morris Trio, featuring bassist Ted Enderle and vibraphonist/pianist Mike Horsfall, performs from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $8 cover.

■ On Saturday at the Uptown, 1016 Lawrence St., the Steve Grandinetti Band plays from 8 p.m. to midnight. $3 cover.

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

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

■ Then, Trevor moves over to Lanza’s Ristorante, 1020 Lawrence St., on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 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, Port Townsend, on Thursdays and Fridays from noon till 2 p.m.

Local concerts

■ On Saturday, the Julie Duke Blues Band performs at Fort Flagler State Park, Battery Bankhead, at 7 p.m.

■ Tuesday’s Concert in the Park at Carrie Blake Park, Sequim, features the Dukes of Dabob from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Wednesday’s Concert on the Pier in Port Angeles features the Old Sidekicks from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Fat Chance from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., when the fireworks begin.

Bring a chair, blanket, umbrella, etc., just in case.

Farmers markets

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

■ On Wednesday at the Port Townsend Farmers Market, Steve Grandinetti plays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

High notes

■ Today at Camaraderie Cellars, 334 Benson Road, Port Angeles, Vicki Corson and her band, on their way to the Victoria Jazz Festival, play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Phone 360-417-3564 for more details. Tickets are $30.


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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