JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: Listen to outdoor, indoor gigs all week

THE SNAPS, CRACKLES, pops, booms and bangs of the July 4th weekend have quieted down, but the live music scene remains just as hot as ever.

With indoor and outdoor gigs, dancing and just listening music, bands and jams, there is something for old and young alike. Enjoy!

Port Angeles

■ Tonight at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, come on down for Jerry’s Country Jam from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. If country’s your style, come and dance or play plugged or unplugged.

The Jimmy Hoffman Band will draw country dancers and fans to Castaways Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jimmy will also throw in a classic pop tune or two as well as his original tunes.

■ Charlie Ferris is back in town for just one show, and Wine on the Waterfront (WOW), 115 Railroad Ave., has him Friday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Charlie promises to put on a really diversified show for his angels and you before he heads off to his roots in Maine. $3 cover.

On Saturday, Sarah Shea will belt out some great jazz and classic pop tunes at 8 p.m.

$3 cover.

■ On Friday, Chuck Grall, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country perform at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. Highway 101, from 6 p.m. to

8:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band welcome guests Bill and Lill (ukulele and vocals) for a rousing evening of acoustic country, bluegrass and old time music from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ At the Junction Roadhouse, junction of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 112 five miles west of Port Angeles, Johnnie Mustang hosts the Sunday Junction Blues Jam from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. There have been some great jams and blues improvisations lately. Come and join in.

■ On Monday, Rusty and Duke entertain at Smuggler’s Landing, 115 Railroad Ave., with some pickin’ and sweet singin’ from 6 p.m. to 8 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 for the dancing pleasure of all seniors 45 years plus, 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., Tulin and Yslas bring their “Sweet Bark Blend” to the stage from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

■ On Friday, Howly Slim will be playing at Cedarbrook Garden Cafe, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

■ At The Buzz, 128 N. Sequim Ave., Kelly Thomas and Victor Reventlow host the very popular and rousing open mic Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

■ On Friday, at Stymie’s Bar and Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, Rachel stops by to sing some songs for your supper 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Please note the new times.

■ On Friday, at Club Seven, (for the last time) at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, locals MLR (Moderately Light Rock) close out Club seven’s great legacy from

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Special guests are a young, progressive original rock band from Bellingham, the estafets.

On Saturday, come for the grand reopening of Seven, the club’s new name, featuring Seattle power house party bands The Spasimatics at 7 p.m. and The Afrodisiacs at 9 p.m.

On Sunday local folk and country band, The Old Sidekicks, continue making a name for themselves from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Monday, We Be Jammin’ with host Barry Burnett and friends, so bring your ax and/or vocal talents for the fun from

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Tonight at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., Grammy Award winner, Susan McKeown plays modern Celtic from Ireland at 7:30 p.m. $20 cover.

On Friday, Southbound plays roots, country blues, and hillbilly jazz at 8 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, the Preston Shannon Band plays blues and rock at 8 p.m. $14.

On Sunday, Nelson, B.C.’s, Wassabi Collective brings their eclectic fusion of pop, rock, hip hop, roots, reggae and more at

9 p.m. $6.

On Tuesday at 8 p.m., enjoy the jazz of the George Cole Quintet. $7.

On Wednesday, the Lee Boys play sacred steel with a hard driving blues-based beat, from

8 p.m. to 11 p.m. $12.

Phone 360-385-2216 for reservations.

■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing Co., 330 10th St., Port Angeles favorite, Deadwood Revival, brings their roots, old-timey, can’t stop dancin’ music to the outdoor stage from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Sunday, Skip Morris brings his jazz guitar to the Brewery from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, Chuck Easton continues the jazz theme from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Stargrass performs Saturday at Sirens, 623 Water St., at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

■ On Saturday, at the Castle Key, Seventh and Sheridan streets, the Chad McCullough Trio plays jazz from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $10 cover.

■ On Friday, Steve Grandinetti goes solo on guitar at the Owl Sprit, 218 Polk St., from

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Friday, Howly Slim plays at the Banana Leaf Thai Bistro, 609 Washington St., at

6 p.m.

Farmers markets

■ Port Angeles Farmers Market, Gateway Center, has Justin Stang of Sideways reign on Saturday from 10 a.m. to

1 p.m., and Wednesday Mason James plays from 4 p.m. to

6 p.m.

■ The Port Townsend Market, uptown, hosts the Steve Grandinetti Band Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

■ In Chimacum, Howly Slim plays at 10 a.m.

High notes

■ On Friday at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Maclaey Road, Abby Mae and the Homeschool Boys open for the final appearance of Prairie Flyer on the Peninsula at 7 p.m. $8 cover, 12 and younger free. For more info, phone 360-797-4598.

■ On Saturday at Olympic Cellars Winery, 255410 Highway 101, Port Angeles, the Halyards play at 7 p.m. $10 cover. This is an old-time nostalgic barn dance that relives one of the old barn’s past lives. Bring your memories of the barn and old photos in its dance hall days.

■ Wednesday’s Concert on the Pier in Port Angeles features the jazz classics of Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz from

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Tuesday, MLR brings their multi-generational classic rock and roll to Music in the Park at the James Center for the Performing Arts, 563 N. Rhodefer Road, Sequim, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Saturday at the Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St., Port Angeles, BBR is playing swing, blues and Latin tunes in a fundraiser for the Elks Children’s Therapy Fund, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $12 cover.

■ On Saturday, Deadwood Revival plays a free concert behind the Sequim Branch Library, 630 N. Sequim Avenue from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ The Clallam County Fair is having a variety and talent show at the fair, Aug. 21 from

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wilder Stage. Those interested in performing can get more info at Tune up that old guitar and tweak those tonsils and join the fun


John Nelson is a self-styled music lover and compulsive night owl who believes in SDLqKLMA — 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 e-mailing (subject line: John Nelson).

Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday’s Peninsula Spotlight magazine.

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