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.
■ 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.
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■ 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.
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.