Rabbit Wilde @ Seafarers'

Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Rabbit Wilde captures the wind, the streams and the mountain air in their songs. Their beautiful vocal harmonies take you down a well-beaten path in the wilderness accompanied by rhythm and melodies from the classic Americana folk instrument family...This quartet of incredible musicians have lassoed the Northwest spirit and infused it into their own brand of storytelling lyrics and deep and passionate hearts for the land they grew up in. At Seafarers' Park.

The Broken Banjo

Saturday, August 20, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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In the mid-sixties outside of Millington Tennessee, there was a smoky little coffee house that showcased an array of folk and blues musicians. That establishment was owned by Steve Lord, Deirdre’s father and called “The Broken Banjo”. It seemed the perfect name for this newly formed group from Whidbey Island – For Deirdre Fairfax, Larry Mason and Kevin Johnson, Island roots run 

2016 Summer Concert Series
Presented by City of Anacortes
Sponsored by the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts (501c3)

August 20th – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Gates open at 5:00PM

Admission: $8.00 – Children under 12 are free

The Naught Blokes @ Seafarers'

Friday, August 26, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Naughty Blokes are an original Rock Band from Bellingham, WA. Warren Meier-Lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Johnny Brewer - Lead guitar and vocals, Denny Segel - Bass guitar and vocals, Tim Kraft - keyboards, and Tim Maloy - Drums. The Blokes took off after winning the KISM Road to RockStar Competition in May of 2014 by a landslide. August 26th Friday 6-8 pm at Seafarers’ Memorial Park

Scary Monster & The Super Creeps

Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Scary Monster & The Super Creeps was hatched as a David Bowie Tribute band in 2009 by lead vocalist Sean Meyer. The band added Prince’s Purple Rain to the repertoire in 2014 for the thirty year anniversary of the album’s release. Bobby Yost plays lead guitar, Ken Pierce on keyboards, David Wiggs on the drum throne, Walt Burkett plays bass, Jill Clark singing backup vocals. Sean and Walt are alumni of The Walrus, David and Ken played together in Luke Warm And The Moderates, Bobby Yost with So Adult.

To honor the passing of Prince, the Scary Monster and the Super Creeps will be performing the album Purple Rain in it’s entirety and many other wonderful songs from his immaculate catalog. In addition we will be distilling down the vast repertoire of our Bowie sets to our absolute favorites. It will be an evening of dedication to the two artists that have given this band life.

REFA Benefit concert

2016 Summer Concert Series
Presented by City of Anacortes
Sponsored by the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts (501c3)

August 27th – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Admission: $8.00 – Children under 12 are free

Alan Hatley Band

Saturday, September 3, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Alan Hatley Band is a fun loving band that plays and performs Rock/Blues and Original music. Hendrix, SRV, Cream, Clapton, CCR, ZZ Top and much more!

2016 Summer Concert Series
Presented by City of Anacortes
Sponsored by the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts (501c3)

September 3rd – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Gates open at 5:00PM

Admission: $8.00 – Children under 12 are free

The Hoe & The Harrow

Saturday, September 10, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Hoe and the Harrow tills up a style unique to our surroundings. At times drawing from the traditional sounds of Folk, Americana, and Roots Music, yet muddled with a layer of punk and grunge reminiscent of early Seattle Sound. Once harvested these lyric-driven melodies serve as food for the soul and spirit. Solemn, haunting and steeped in the rich river valley and maritime culture of their home.

2016 Summer Concert Series
Presented by City of Anacortes
Sponsored by the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts (501c3)

September 10th – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Gates open at 5:00PM

Admission: $8.00 – Children under 12 are free

2nd Sunday Jazz

Sunday, November 13, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The original music of The Ginger UPs draws inspiration from the couple’s 20 years together and their love of both jazz and acoustic pop music. Jennifer Spector & David Tieman are crafting award-winning songs that are both fresh & timeless featuring David’s exceptional musicianship on electric guitar & bass, Jennifer’s acoustic guitar, her beautifully unique vocals and their distinctive harmonies together. They will also be performing some of their favorite jazz standards as well.

Sun., Nov. 13, 2 – 3:30pm at the library
The Ginger UPs perform a free, live jazz concert at the Library. For details, visit jazzatthelibrary.com.

2nd Sunday Jazz

Sunday, December 11, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Seabreeze Jazz Band performs a free, live jazz concert at the Library. For details, visit jazzatthelibrary.com.

Sun., Dec. 11, 2 – 3:30pm at the library

Geoffrey Castle and his All Star Band

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Enjoy a midweek holiday celebration on Wednesday, December 14 when the Port of Anacortes hosts the 6th annual Celtic Christmas Celebration featuring violinist Geoffrey Castle and his All Star Band.

This event (6:30-8:30 p.m.) has become a tradition for many Anacortes residents and families. See the historic Transit Shed Event Center transformed with seasonal lights, Christmas trees and decorations.
Castle, a familiar talent in this region, delights audiences with a mix of refined electric violin talents and theatrics. Contributing to the concert program is a team of “All Stars” and special guests from the Seattle Irish Dance Company. Also performing will be Seattle Opera vocalists Pamela Casella and Veronica Casella-Nim.

In addition, prepare your children for a special appearance by Santa himself!
Light refreshments will be available.

General admission is FREE with a donation of a new, unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots, or non-perishable food items for local food banks.Call (360) 299-1822 or visit www.portofanacortes.com to secure VIP seating with a $25 donation.

Jazz at the Library

Sunday, January 8, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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2nd Sunday Jazz

FSW Trio performs a free, live jazz concert at the Library.

Trumpeter/composer Kevin Woods is quickly emerging as one of the most melodic and emotive voices in improvised music in the northwest. Greg Feingold started playing bass at the age of 10. He quickly realized that bass was something he would pursue for the rest of his life. A versatile guitar player with virtuosic technique, Cole Schuster has shared the stage with jazz greats. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

8th Annual Swing Dance

Saturday, February 11, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Returning to Anacortes from their enthusiastically received appearances at the Depot last February and at Seafarer’s Park in July, Seattle’s upbeat, six-piece Good Co band performs Dixieland classics and electro-swing hot dance numbers.

When: Sat., Feb. 11, 7–9:30 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm
Where: Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave., Anacortes
Admission: $5 suggested donation for adults; youth under 18 free
Entertainment: Good Co – 20’s style Dixieland jazz & electro-swing band
Refreshments: Snacks & water included; soft drinks, wine & beer available for purchase

Jazz at the Library

Sunday, February 12, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Clave Gringa is a Seattle-based Latin jazz ensemble showcasing the compositions of Ann Reynolds (Ann-ita). Ann draws on many different Cuban music and dance styles in her compositions – from the European influenced danzón and chá to the Afro based rumba and 6/8 folkloric rhythms. Ann Reynolds – piano and vocals; Daniel Barry – trumpet; Steve Smith – percussion; Dean Schmidt – bass.

Admission is free, but seating is limited at the library.

Swing Dance at Senior Center

Saturday, February 18, 2017
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A-Town Big Band plays energetic swing music at the Senior Center, 1701 22nd St. Free for all ages. Hosted by Anacortes Public Library Jazz Committee and Library Foundation’s Manieri Endowment Fund. Sat., Feb. 18, 7pm at the senior center

Questions? 360-293-1910 or library.cityofanacortes.org.

Acoustic Music in the Library

Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the musician's own acoustic instrument. Experienced musicians interested in playing should inquire at the Circulation Desk. 3rd Sunday, Feb. 19, 2 – 2:30pm & 3rd Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 – 6:30pm at the library.

Acoustic Music in the Library

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the musician's own acoustic instrument. Experienced musicians interested in playing should inquire at the Circulation Desk. 3rd Sunday, Feb. 19, 2 – 2:30pm & 3rd Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 – 6:30pm at the library.

The Great Jazz Trombonists

Friday, March 17, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Music educator Vince Fejeran presents the first program in a series devoted to jazz history from the perspective of individual instrumentalists. In this program, Vince follows the development of jazz trombone style and technique through history, highlighting the most important contributors and illustrating with recordings from the Library’s Manieri jazz CD collection.

A similar talk in early April will feature jazz guitar.

Vince is a long-time member of the Anacortes Public Library Jazz Committee as well as the booking agent for the Second Sunday Jazz series held at the Anacortes Library and the Heart of Anacortes. He oversees the Skagit Community College jazz program, is an active trombone player with many local bands, and directs the Skagit Community Band.

Free and open to the public.
Questions? 360-293-1910 or library.cityofanacortes.org.

Fri., Mar. 17, 7pm @ Anacortes Public Library

Hitting on the Six

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hitting on the Six: a History of Jazz Guitar

Guitarist Steven Dolmatz discusses the history of jazz guitar from its beginnings in the 1920’s to today’s practitioners. He covers the development of guitar technique and innovation over time, complete with recordings of classic milestones of great players from Eddie Lang, Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt to Wes Montgomery, Emily Remler and Bill Frisell. This event is sponsored by the Anacortes Library Foundation Manieri Endowment. 

Tues., April 4, 7pm at the library.

2nd Sunday Jazz

Sunday, April 9, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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The Overtones perform a free, live jazz concert at the Library. Visit jazzatthelibrary.com for details. This event is sponsored by the Anacortes Library Foundation Manieri Endowment. Sun., Apr. 9, 2 – 3:30pm at the library.

Swing Dance at Senior Center

Saturday, April 15, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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A’Town Big Band plays energetic dance music at the Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.; free for all ages! This event is sponsored by the Anacortes Library Foundation Manieri Endowment. Sat., April 15, 7pm at the Senior Center.

2nd Sunday Jazz

Sunday, May 14, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Holly Pyle & Dmitri Matheny Jazz Quintet perform a free, live jazz concert at the Library. Visit jazzatthelibrary.com for details. This event is sponsored by the Anacortes Library Foundation Manieri Endowment.

Sun., May 14, 2 – 3:30pm - at the library

Mr. Tambourine Man

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Musician and entertainer Paul “Buck” Stierle returns with this popular performance of Bob Dylan’s early years, 1962-1974. Buck focuses on Dylan’s early hits, such as “Blowing in the Wind,” “Don’t Think Twice,” “The Times They Are a’ Changing,” and many more, including “Like a Rolling Stone,” voted #1 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs of the 20th century. The performance traces Dylan’s progress through folk music, protest song, folk rock, and rock-n-roll to country rock and Christian music.

Wed., May 17, 7pm  - at the library

A Brief Cultural History of the Saxophone

Friday, May 19, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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From Marching Bands to Modern Jazz: A Brief Cultural History of the Saxophone
After its invention in 1846, the saxophone had an interesting and unlikely trip to its current place as a cultural icon in popular music. Learn about its inventor, Adolphe Sax, the artists who gave it a voice, and the music it helped make famous. The evening will include a display of vintage and modern instruments, a historical lecture, and chance to hear some of the famous players in action. The presenter, local musician John Anderson, has performed throughout the Pacific Northwest and has been featured on recordings by Trish Hatley and other Northwest artists. The presentation is sponsored by the Anacortes Library Foundation Manieri Endowment.

Fri., May 19, 7pm - at the library

Music from Hungrytown

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Renowned folk duo Hungrytown performs a selection of their timeless compositions, all with gorgeous vocal harmonies. Their music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, IFC’s Portlandia, and Netflix’s Lady Dynamite.

Wed., May 24, 7pm - at the library

Whatcom Chorale and Whatcom Chorale Sinfonia

Sunday, June 4, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Whatcom Chorale and Whatcom Chorale Sinfonia, Deborah Brown, conductor and artistic director, present the powerfully beautiful and moving German Requiem by Johannes Brahms, featuring distinguished soloists Sherrie Kahn, soprano, and Charles Robert Austin, bass.  

Sunday June 4, 3 p.m., Bellingham High School Theater, 2020 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA.  

Adults $20, Students and Seniors $15, under 18 $5.  Tickets available at Bellingham Food Co-op downtown and Cordata stores, Village Books Fairhaven and Lynden, and Everybody's Store; online at www.whatcomchorale.org, and at the door.

For more info:  Phone: (360) 747-7852 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2nd Sunday Jazz

Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ranger & the "Re-Arrangers" perform a free, live jazz concert at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 Fourth St., an outdoor venue. Visit jazzatthelibrary.com for details. This event is sponsored by the Anacortes Library Foundation Manieri Endowment. Sun., June 11, 2 – 3:30pm at the library

Music Soothes the Soul

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Anacortes Arts Commission members present Art, Therapy and Wellness, an “Arts for All” program. Join Commission members in exploring how art affects our health, minds and creativity through journaling, writing, drawing, enjoying music and laughing. In this segment we explore the art of music and how it plays an important part in our well-being. 

Art, Therapy, Wellness: Music Soothes the Soul - Wed., June 14, 7pm at the library