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

Deception Pass Park Concert

Saturday, July 1, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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American Roots Music Series Presents 133D National Army Reserve Band, General's 7 Dixie Band at Deception Pass State Park. The 133D Army Band is a diverse group of musicians and ensembles, which serve the community and represent the Washington National Guard to audiences across the state. Members of the band range in age from their late teens to mid fifties and represent a wide cross section of our community. With music educators and professional musicians, students and other career professionals, the 133D Army Band is diverse in its professional composition. Come listen to this talented band while enjoying the park! Meet at the West Beach Amphitheater.

The Jessica Lynn Band

Friday, July 7, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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On February 24, 2014, Jessica released her first single for London Tone Music, Calling Me Home, as part of their 52×52 label launch. Produced by Geoff Ott at London Bridge Studio, it’s a song inspired by how comfortable she feels in the Pacific Northwest. Between the familiar landscape and the fact that her music has been so well received by so many, Jessica wrote a beautiful country love song to her new home.

https://www.jessicalynnmusic.org/

At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

Johnny “Bulldog” Tristao

Saturday, July 8, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Johnny “Bulldog” Tristao is on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. For the last two decades he has been the lead singer for Creedence Clearwater Revisited touring all over the world.

Larry Mason is on guitar, vocals, and drums and has toured Europe and the US with The Brandos. Larry also plays guitar and sings with Broken Banjo. Kevin Johnson plays lead guitar and sings as well as producing Johnny Bulldog’s records. Kevin has been head of sound engineering at Microsoft and was the sound technician on the television shows “Sell This House” and “Hoarders”. Kevin also plays and sings with Broken Banjo.

Garey Shelton plays bass and is an in demand player in the Pacific Northwest. He has worked with countless successful acts including James Brown, Danny O’Keefe and Jesse Colin Young. He has played on hundreds of CD’s and produced a Grammy-winning record with Eric Tingstad.

Johnny Bulldog is comprised of four seasoned musicians that perform as an acoustic act featuring the music of The Beatles. In the second set, when dancing is called for, they plug in and rock with tunes from Credeence, Wilson Picket and other legends.

All Concerts free to the public. At Heart of Anacortes

Obe Quarless and the Caribbean Connection Steelband

Saturday, July 8, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Obe Quarless is a dynamic entertainer and steel pan musician. Obe was introduced to the steel pan as young child by his father, a musician from the native country of the steel pan—the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. His affinity for music came from growing up in the shadow of his father’s calypso band, The Islanders, and playing music with his father and three younger brothers. A classically trained musician, Quarless holds a degree in percussion from Whitworth University. He brings a wide range of musical influences to his steel pan performances.

https://www.facebook.com/ObeQ.Music/

7 p.m. at the Deception Pass State Park Amphitheater between West Beach and North Beach. Free to all.

Second Sunday Jazz

Sunday, July 9, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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A’Town Big Band is Skagit County’s own popular big band.  Providing lots of energy, they play the Big Band music of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Bob Curnow, Buddy Rich, and more.

The Heart of Anacortes is an outside venue, so please dress for the weather.  In the case of rain, this performance will be canceled.  Free admission. Part of the Anacortes Public Library Manieri Jazz Endowment.

At Heart of Anacortes. Free

Skagit Swing Band

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Skagit Swings Band's 18 musicians include 5 Saxophones, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, 4 rhythm instruments (piano, bass, guitar & drums), and a great vocalist. We all belong because we enjoy music. At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

Dusty 45s

Friday, July 14, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Seattle's Dusty 45s have inspired and fired up crowds for almost two decades. They deliver their rockin', high-energy music at full throttle, keeping fans on their feet and begging for more. The group melds styles ranging from Country Twang to Jump Blues and Surf to R&B, all while adding Dixieland and jazz elements. The finished product is a sizzling sound uniquely their own.

Food vendors: Vagabond, Lopez Island Creamery, Vivi's Kitchen, NW Coffee and Espresso and NaeNae Tasty Hotdogs.

At Seafarers' Memorial Park, All Concerts free to the public.

The Fieldboats

Saturday, July 15, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Fieldboats are a rock and roll band from Lopez Island in the beautiful San Juan Islands.

They enjoy creating all original songs with a northwest americana groove.

The Fieldboats recently released an EP that was recorded and produced on Lopez Island. It includes four songs and is available for preview, free download, and for sale at: https://fieldboats.bandcamp.com/releases

All Concerts free to the public.

The Fieldboats are a rock and roll band from Lopez Island in the beautiful San Juan Islands. They enjoy creating all original songs with a northwest americana groove. The Fieldboats recently released an EP that was recorded and produced on Lopez Island. It includes four songs and is available for preview, free download, and for sale at: https://fieldboats.bandcamp.com/releases

At Heart of Anacortes, 4th St. & “O” Ave., All Concerts free to the public.

Bays Family Irish Band

Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Randal Bays is well known in the worldwide Irish music community as a fiddler and guitarist, and he has performed with many of the great Irish musicians of our time, touring North America, Ireland and Europe. Joining Bays are his wife, Susan Waters, on fiddle and vocals, and his sons Willie and Owen Bays on Irish flute and concertina. They are following in the tradition of family music-making in rural Ireland, going back hundreds of years and continuing to the present day. Family groups such as the Bays Band often play for dances, parties, wakes and gatherings of all kinds, in addition to appearing at concerts and music festivals.

www.randalbays.com/famband.html

7 p.m. at the Deception Pass State Park Amphitheater between West Beach and North Beach. Free.

Jazz Underground

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jazz Underground is a Seattle-based group that plays contemporary big band jazz. Their repertoire includes music from the libraries of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, and Duke Ellington, as well as music by jazz greats like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker. In addition, the group performs music by local composers and arrangers, including original tunes by members of the band.

At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

Rivertalk

Friday, July 21, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Rivertalk, our beloved Skagit Valley band, together since the early 90’s, flowed from being a drum circle howling at the moon into a 12 piece band featuring Jan Foster, our incredible vocalist. We play lots of original music, World Beat, Reggae, Ska and Rock. We have many new originals to share with you. Rivertalk band members and fans have loved and supported one another for years. We delight in the magic that happens when we play together. When we get rolling, the energy is positive, infectious, and spirals upwards.

Food vendors: Vagabond, Lopez Island Creamery, Vivi's Kitchen, NW Coffee and Espresso and NaeNae Tasty Hotdogs.

At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

The Popoffs

Friday, July 21, 2017 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Every Day until July 22, 2017

Are you ready to be entertained? Are you looking for a high-energy party band that combines great musicianship, an energetic stage show and great song selection? The Popoffs is your answer.

The Popoffs are on a mission to fill dance floors everywhere. Playing hits from the 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s & today.

The Popoffs are a very versatile band, playing clubs, festivals and corporate events. The Popoffs have entertained kids of all ages and a reunion of the class of 1960. The Popoffs also have one the premiere vocal lineups in the northwest.

The Popoffs are committed to keeping everybody dancing and having a good time all night long.

At Swinomish Casino.

The Hoe and the Harrow

Saturday, July 22, 2017 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.

At Heart of Anacortes, 4th St. & “O” Ave., All Concerts free to the public.

Squirrel Butter

Saturday, July 22, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Squirrel Butter duo performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jug band and blues artists from the late 1800s through the 1950s. Charlie Beck plays fiddle, banjo and guitar, and Charmaine Slaven plays fiddle, guitar—and clogs while she sings. Their harmonies are infectious—and so is their energy.

www.squirrelbutter.com

7 p.m. at the Deception Pass State Park Amphitheater between West Beach and North Beach. Free.

The Popoffs

Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Every Day until July 22, 2017

Are you ready to be entertained? Are you looking for a high-energy party band that combines great musicianship, an energetic stage show and great song selection? The Popoffs is your answer.

The Popoffs are on a mission to fill dance floors everywhere. Playing hits from the 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s & today.

The Popoffs are a very versatile band, playing clubs, festivals and corporate events. The Popoffs have entertained kids of all ages and a reunion of the class of 1960. The Popoffs also have one the premiere vocal lineups in the northwest.

The Popoffs are committed to keeping everybody dancing and having a good time all night long.

At Swinomish Casino.

A-Town Big Band

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Founded in January of 2013 in Anacortes, Washington, the "A'Town Big Band" is Skagit County's newest big band. Providing energetic melodies and rhythms as versatile as its members, "A'Town Big Band" plays everything from swing to samba, and ballads to blues. A'Town Big Band performs the music of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Sammy Nestico, Bob Curnow, Buddy Rich, and more.

At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

The Naughty Blokes

Friday, July 28, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thea Hart of "What's Up" Magazine says in her review "The Naughty Blokes boldly rocked through fun toe-tapping tunes, sweet riffs and smooth progressions galore in their energetic and well arranged set. The group easily caught the ear and the interest of every one present. They brought well balanced brit rock featuring confident and clear guitar work and ear catching vocals. This is the kind of music you turn up when you hear it on the radio."

The Blokes' blend of catchy tunes, soulful vocals, soaring guitar hooks and a strong rhythm section, along with a fun stage presence, guarantees a good time for all!

Food vendors: Vagabond, Lopez Island Creamery, Vivi's Kitchen, NW Coffee and Espresso and NaeNae Tasty Hotdogs

At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

SeaBear’s Diamond Anniversary Concert

Saturday, July 29, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Featuring Three-Ish and Hamilton/Cox

Anacortes original artists Three-ish started by playing with friends at a local open mic. Sometimes there’s three, sometimes there’s only two and often instruments are rotated. With the “ish” there’s always room to grow. Bailey the awesome aussie loves to howl along during practice sessions. Music includes originals and covers, which are conceptualized into their own style. Three-ish incorporates guitars, 3 part vocal harmonies, violin, and rhythm into their folk-indie sound that they’ve shared across Skagit county. Current Band Members consist of Valerie Teske, Daniel Ver & Channing Waage. Find more information here:

Hamilton/Cox is a musical relationship that began in Gospel/Contemporary Christian. Ten years later, we have taken our unique blend of roots jazz, blues, reggae, and rock to the streets. We love to sing together. We love to engage our audiences. We love to honor the traditions of music for the masses.

At Heart of Anacortes, 4th St. & “O” Ave., All Concerts free to the public. 

Suggested donation – $10 to benefit the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group

La Famille Leger

Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Always popular at Deception Pass!  The Leger Family includes patriarch Louis Leger on accordion; his wife, Barbara, on guitar; son, Devon, on fiddle; and daughter-in-law, Dejah, on piano. Le?ger hails from New Brunswick and is steeped in the music of French Canada. The family also plays their feet—les pieds. The rhythmic patterns of their feet keep the music in time. The whole family plays, sings and dances together—and soon the granddaughters will join in.

www.lafamilleleger.com

7 p.m. at the Deception Pass State Park Amphitheater between West Beach and North Beach. Free.

The Walrus

Thursday, August 3, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The band’s vocally rich and intricate arrangements include songs by the Beatles, Queen, the Jackson 5, the B-52s, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, The Police, Roy Orbison, Jefferson Airplane, Heart, The Trammps, CSNY, Talking Heads, Aretha Franklin, and many others

The Walrus is made up of five seasoned professionals who care about making every event and performance fun, smooth and enjoyable for all. All band members sing, enabling the band to perform songs most cover bands would never think of even trying, such as Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” 

In Mount Vernon, on  the Riverwalk. Every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm

Arts Festival Music

Friday, August 4, 2017 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Main Stage on 3rd Street has a dynamite lineup of diverse sounds from around the world.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Romanian Folk Dancers – Folk Dancing
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM    Jacob Navarro – Original Fusion of World Music
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM    A Town Big Band – Swinging Big Band Jazz
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM    Knut Bell and The Blue Collars – Pacific Northwest Americana
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM    Chance McKinney – Award Winning Country Rock

The Jazz Stage is located between 9th and 10th Streets next to the Reunion Wine Bar at the south end of the Festival. 

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM    TIME3JAZZ – Fresh Interpretation of Jazz Standards
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM    Seabreeze Jazz Band – Jam Session Jazz
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM    Joan Penney – Eclectic Jazz Vocalist
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM    Nearly Dan – Dynamic 12 piece Steely Dan Tribute Band

The Port Stage is located at the north end of Commercial Avenue next to the Waterfront Pub

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM   Fidalgo Danceworks – Youth dance performance
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM    Sundae & Mr Goessl – Retro Jazz
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM    Jessica Lynne – Country Music with Spunk
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM    Bobby Holland and the Breadline – Up-tempo, diverse Blues
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM    Commander Mojo & The Horns of Discontent – Northend party band

Arts Festival Music

Saturday, August 5, 2017 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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The Main Stage on 3rd Street has a dynamite lineup of diverse sounds from around the world.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Romanian Folk Dancers – Folk Dancing
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM    Aloha Danny – Aloha Guitar Fun
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM    Wishbone Alley – Lively blend of Swing, World Beat and Latin
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM    Miller Campbell – Anacortes Country Sweetheart
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM    John Van Deusen – Hooky & Slick Pop

The Jazz Stage is located between 9th and 10th Streets next to the Reunion Wine Bar at the south end of the Festival. 

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM    Eugenie Jones Quartet – Jazz with a Rhythmic & Silky Tone
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM    Pearl Django – Gypsy Jazz and New Metropolitan Swing
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM    Gail Pettis – Soulful Jazz Singer
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM    Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra – Jazz Standards and Latin & Brazilian Jazz

The Port Stage is located at the north end of Commercial Avenue next to the Waterfront Pub

10:30 PM – 12:00 PM    ALKI Jones – Americana/Roots-Rock
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM    Saeed Abbas & The Gye Nyame Ensemble – West African Drumming & Dancing from Ghana
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM    Fantasy Band – Favorite Hits from the 70’s & 80’s
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM    Dodgy Mountain Men – Home-brewed Stompgrass

Arts Festival Music

Sunday, August 6, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Main Stage on 3rd Street has a dynamite lineup of diverse sounds from around the world.

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM    Uke Jam Session – Tribute to Richard Mitlyng
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM    Marcia Kester – Rock & Country
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM    Ebb Slack & Flood – R&B, Funk and Reggae
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM    Old Town Tonic – Current & Cool Folk Music

The Jazz Stage is located between 9th and 10th Streets next to the Reunion Wine Bar at the south end of the Festival. 

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM    Trish Hatley Quartet – Swinging Jazz
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM    Island Jazz Quintet – Jazz Originals and Standards
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM    Kareem Kandi – Original and traditional Jazz and Blues

The Port Stage is located at the north end of Commercial Avenue next to the Waterfront Pub.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Wren & Della – Circus Act
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM    The Side Project – Sultry Pop
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM    Shaggy Sweet – Rockin’ Covers

The Naughty Blokes

Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thea Hart of “What’s Up” Magazine says in her review “The Naughty Blokes boldly rocked through fun toe-tapping tunes, sweet riffs and smooth progressions galore in their energetic and well arranged set. The group easily caught the ear and the interest of every one present. They brought well balanced brit rock featuring confident and clear guitar work and ear catching vocals. This is the kind of music you turn up when you hear it on the radio.”

The Blokes’ blend of catchy tunes, soulful vocals, soaring guitar hooks and a strong rhythm section, along with a fun stage presence.

August 10 in Mount Vernon on the Riverwalk. Thursdays 6-8 pm.

Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band

Saturday, August 12, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Janie Cribbs and The T.Rust Band are a tight outfit with stunning seductive vocals, sizzling slide guitar and a foot tappin’ rhythm section playing a mix of originals and some unique blues standards…

Perhaps the Best Bands are the ones that wander off the road of slick Popular taste, establishing their own credo: Tell the common man’s story, sing the song with gusto and heart, play the scorching hot guitar licks with a well-oiled rhythm section…and make sure it’s “Broadcast on the Frequency of Love!”

Meet  Janie Cribbs and The T.Rust Band

The duo “Janie and Joe” are well known in their corner of the Pacific Northwest woods on Whidbey Island and Far beyond. With years of notable appearances at Festivals, Bars, Taverns and Coffee Houses, Tours and thousands of CDs sold they are now culminating the process in their current project with the T.Rust Band – “Live Music Tonight”.  
The sets feature a  “Roots – Blues and Sultry Soul Revolution”  filled with 
the Bluesy energy of  “Come to Listen, Stay to Dance!”

With threads from her Irish Folk and Celtic past as well as Blues drenched vocals from her years as one of the most memorable Blues voices in the region, (and twice nominated for vocals by W.B.A.) Janie Cribbs and her partner Joe Reggiatore  make their Own music. It’s a brand of “Freedom Music”, with nods to  The Staples Singers for that Mantra.
Joe Reggiatore, who himself hails prominently from the L.A. Rock scene, found himself on a deserted North West beach with nothing but a beat up old acoustic guitar. His rebirth into an acoustic and electric guitar-playing original  was crafted in thousands of hours of solo exploring with his many guitars in his owl-lined rehearsal/writing space.

The pair agree that living on Whidbey Island has been for them a sort of “Woodstock Experience” – a place to write, grow, expand and test the local musical waters. They find plenty of happy and agreeable folk who apparently can’t get enough, showing up regularly to sold-out and standing room only shows. With the addition of organic hand drums, percussion and full kit from Kevin Holden and the multi-instrumental talents of Dave Willis on Bass and Beyond, the Band excels live.

 

At Heart of Anacortes, 4th St. & “O” Ave., All Concerts free to the public.

Whiskey Fever @ Riverwalk

Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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About 15 years ago in a sleepy, backwater town tucked into the foothills of the Pacific Northwest, 11 year-old Jack Mattingly had an epiphany… he would be a musician. Inspired by the members of a rock band brought in as part of “career day” at Jack’s school, he began his journey.

Today, Whiskey Fever is the realization of that goal. A Rock/Acoustic/Hillbilly quartet that include, not only the former fourth grader who found is calling in music, but in a unique twist of fate, one of the original members of the band that inspired him to follow his dream.

Jack’s songwriting and story-telling is the perfect blend of heart, smarts, and humor. His musicianship, whether on guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica or even washboard is confident and clean. Combined with the mellow undertones of the bluegrass, rock, and folk that inspired him along the way, the music is compelling, honest, and most of all, engaging.

August 17 @ 6-8 pm at Riverwalk park Mount Vernon

Jessica Lynne @ Swinomish

Friday, August 18, 2017 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Jessica Lynne, a sensational and rising country star and one of London Tone Music's most successful artists. Her great songwriting and singing talent combined with her drive, focus, warmth and friendliness, made her not only an instant favorite with the country music promoters and clubs in the greater Seattle area, but also with other musicians in town. Jessica loves to write and play music so much that she is known to play almost every night of the week somewhere, sometimes as the headliner, other times as support for her many musical friends. Main Stage at Swinomish Casino.

REFA Summer of Love Celebration

Saturday, August 19, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts presents their annual summer concert and fundraiser on August 19, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00pm. This year’s theme celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love and will feature Bellingham classic rock dance band, The Walrus. Don your bell bottoms and love beads, and practice your peace signs for this psychedelic event!

This annual fundraiser and silent auction supports the Rick Epting Foundation in their mission to enhance the quality of life in Skagit Valley and surround areas through the arts with a focus on children’s art education. Come enjoy a groovy evening while supporting local arts and music programs.

One of the Northwest’s favorite bands, The Walrus has been energizing clubs, parties, weddings, and outdoor events since 1995.

In January 2015, The Walrus was selected to play for pre-game festivities at the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

The band’s vocally rich and intricate arrangements include songs by the Beatles, Queen, the Jackson 5, the B-52s, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, The Police, Roy Orbison, Jefferson Airplane, Heart, The Trammps, CSNY, Talking Heads, Aretha Franklin, and many others. View our song list.

The Walrus is made up of five seasoned professionals who care about making every event and performance fun, smooth and enjoyable for all. All band members sing, enabling the band to perform songs most cover bands would never think of even trying, such as Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

At Heart of Anacortes, 4th St. & “O” Ave., Suggested Donation: $10

Polecat @ Riverwalk

Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Formed in Bellingham, Washington in Spring 2010,  Polecat has traveled all over Northwest U.S., performing over 400 shows in four years. Their unique instrumentation enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound. The general appeal of Polecat comes from their unique take on roots music and their interactive and high energy live shows. At Riverwalk Park in Mount Vernon

Hot Damn Scandal @ Heart of Anacortes

Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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“Hot Damn scandal performs music that seems to be carved out of the broken heart of the American dream… you feel like you have heard these songs all your life. These are your favorite boots, your lucky hat, your Saturday night shirt, Your old dog that disappeared after the rain” – Scott Casey

“It’s as if Django Reinhardt himself is sitting in with them, in spirit and sound”  – Anna Rankin with What’s up Magazine

“The songs are a mix of raucous minor key rockers and arrestingly tender ballads.” – Robert Sarazin Blake

Hot Damn Scandal finds its songs under park benches and in forgotten alleyways. The resulting outlaw ballads, dirty jazz, circus freakouts, shanty-rags, string band funk, lonesome heart-breakers, and whiskey bottle love songs blend together in a sweet song syrup somewhere between a ramble and a roar. Sometimes called ‘Tipsy American Gypsy Blues’, Hot Damn Scandal pulls no punches and and puts thunder in your molasses.

At Heart of Anacortes, 4th St. & “O” Ave., All Concerts free to the public.

Johnny Bulldog @ Riverwalk

Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Johnny Bulldog is comprised of four seasoned musicians that perform as an acoustic act featuring the music of The Beatles. In the second set, when dancing is called for, they plug in and rock with tunes from Creedence, Wilson Picket and other legends. They draw crowds wherever they go. At Riverwalk Park in Mount Vernon.

Stacy Jones Band @ Heart of Anacortes

Saturday, September 2, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Stacy Jones Band continues to blow fans away with their high-energy, genre bending performances. Amazing vocals, incredible musicianship, outstanding songwriting and powerful, dynamic arrangements – it’s easy to understand why Stacy and her band are captivating the crowds and gathering new fans at each event they perform.

Stacy Jones not only impresses with a vocal richness beyond her years but is also a top-notch harmonica player as well as playing keyboards and acoustic guitar.

The entertaining trio of Rick Bowen (drums), Tom Jones (bass) and Kevin Sutton (guitar) provides the foundation for a strong ensemble sound and the band’s obvious joy of making music together is contagious.

At Heart of Anacortes, 4th St. & “O” Ave., All Concerts free to the public.