JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: Get up and dance while spring’s here

SPRING HAS SPRUNG, and live music has sprung out all over, too. So tune up your ears, get out your dancing shoes and embrace spring in all its glory.

Port Angeles

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

On Saturday, Jimmy Hoffman and his band return with classic country and Southern rock from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., the seductive jazz of Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz will soothe your soul at 7:30 p.m. $3 cover.

On Saturday, Clark Driese brings the Whidby Street Revue, a three-piece acoustic band that plays bluegrass, blues, jazz and folk, at 7:30 p.m. $3 cover.

On Sunday, chill out and warm up with the harp-playing of John Manno from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

■ On Friday, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country perform 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 old-time music with guest Steve Sahnow on harmonica from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Sunday at The Landing mall, 115 Railroad Ave., Les Wamboldt and Old Time Country provide golden oldies from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $5 single; $8 couple. Food and drink available from Smugglers Landing.

■ On Friday, Justin Scott and the Riveters rock the Coo Coo Nest, 1017 E. First St., with a party dance and original tunes from 10 p.m.

■ On Sunday at 4 p.m., singer/songwriter Nature Lindsay entertains at Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St.

■ On Tuesday at the Junction Roadhouse, junction of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 112 5 miles west of Port Angeles, Ches Ferguson stops by at 7 p.m.

At the Junction today, Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green will start the fun at 7 p.m.

■ On Monday, Justin Scott Rivet goes solo at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., from 8 p.m. to 10 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., the Old Sidekicks will get you kicking up your heels at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, rock band Chantilly Lace plays all classic dance tunes from decades past at 8 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Blue Hole Quintet plays hits with a jazz twist at 5:30 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Three Crabs Restaurant, 11 3 Crabs Road, beat the blues with the Night Beats and Dee Coburn from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ Join Kelly and Doug at The Buzz, 128 N. Sequim Ave., on Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for a fun-filled acoustic evening of local talent. Sign up at 6 p.m.

■ On Friday at Stymie’s Bar & Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, the lovely and delightful Jenny Davis will jazz up your evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Friday at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Fret Noir (Gil Yslas and Mary Tulin) plays folk and Celtic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the Nasty Habits brings its party rock with a twist from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, settle down with the classic country of Denny Secord Jr. and Haywire from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Hadlock

■ Today and Friday at the Ajax Cafe, 271 Water St., Buzz Rogowski will perform original jazz and pop classics on piano from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Today at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., Matt Sircely hosts multi-instrumentalist songwriter and performer Mark Ettinger at 8 p.m. $5 to $8 sliding-scale cover.

On Friday, jazz legend and former Port Townsend Mayor and legislator Barnie McClure takes it away on the grand piano at 8 p.m. $8 cover.

On Saturday, the second annual Funny Song Night features Mark Graham, Otto Smith, Kristen Smith, Mike Murray and others at 7:30 p.m. $10 cover.

Steve Grandinetti brings his band for a night of rock, roots and rhythm and blues Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Seattle-based sci-fi pop band Hotels brings its post-punk, rock and pop for a 10 p.m. show. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Dry Martinez performs at 10 p.m.

■ On Saturday, violinist extraordinaire Geoffrey Castle comes to the Castle Key, Seventh and Sheridan streets, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $10 cover.

■ 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 Street, 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.

■ The Toolshed Trio plays Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Undertown, 211 Taylor St.

■ Steve Grandinetti plays and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, 431 Water St., on Thursdays and Fridays from noon till 2 p.m.

High notes

■ On Saturday at the Sequim VFW Post, 169 E. Washington, Uncle Reuben and the Steamers play for a dance open to the public from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission by donation.

■ Today in the Sequim High School auditorium, 601 North Sequim Ave., the Sequim High School Band welcomes the public to its free spring concert at 7 p.m.

The concert also will feature the jazz ensembles, the wind ensembles and the percussion ensembles.


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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