Evergreen State Fair concerts: Find more information about the 2012 Evergreen State Fair and the entertainment line-up at www.EvergreenFair.org. Tickets may be purchased online at www.EvergreenFair.org or charged by phone at Etix 800-514-3849, ext. 2 (subject to service fee). For no service fee, tickets may be purchased in person at the Fairgrounds Administration Office in Monroe from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Ticket prices include required fair gate admission.
Aug. 31: Jake Owens; $22 to $45.
Seattle and beyond
Bumbershoot: End-of-summer arts and music showcase, Sept. 1 through 3, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; details at www.bumbershoot.org.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series: Outdoor concerts, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, 14111 NE 145th St., Woodinville. Tickets at wine shop or through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. 7 p.m. showtimes unless otherwise noted. Details at www.ste-michelle.com.
Sept. 1: Diana Krall with guest Denzal Sinclaire, $49.50 or $99.50
Sept. 7: Blondie and Devo, $49.50 or $95.00
Sept. 8 and 9: Bonnie Raitt with Mavis Staples, $50 or $80
Sept. 14: Crosby, Stills and Nash, $50.50 or $80.50
Sept. 15: Chicago, $49.50 or $89.50
Sept. 16: Huey Lewis and the News, $45 or $65
Sept. 5: Unity Tour 2012 with 311, Slightly Stoopid and The Aggrolites; 6 p.m., $49.50
Madonna: Get ready to vogue. 8 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4. $45 to $355. KeyArena. Ticketmaster.
Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan and his Band, with special guest Mark Knopfler; Oct. 13, KeyArena; ticketmaster.
Leonard Cohen: The Tower of Song himself. 8 p.m. Nov. 9. $26.50 to $250. KeyArena. Ticketmaster.
Rush: The Clockwork Angels Tour. 8 p.m. Nov. 13. $56 to $126. KeyArena. Ticketmaster.
Live @ Benaroya Hall: The inaugural season of this eclectic music series kicks off with Dwight Yoakam, a Grammy Award winner who combines rock and country, exemplified in his latest album, “3 Pears”; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Tickets are $50 to $74. Go to www.benaroyahall.org or call 206-215-4747.
The Seattle Folklore Society: And the Phinney Neighborhood Association present its 11th season of folk music concerts at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. except one 7 p.m. Sunday concert. Ticket prices vary. Reservations and complete schedule information at 206-528-8523 or www.seafolklore.org. The lineup is:
Sept. 15: Uncle Bonsai performs original, contemporary folk/pop music.
Sept: 29: A celebration and tribute to the life of Woody Guthrie with the Northwest duo The Wanderers and recording artist-Guthrie expert Joel Rafael.
Oct. 6: Dan Newton (Daddy Squeeze) approach to squeeze-box.
Oct. 13: Hanz Araki, Kathryn Claire and the Celtic Conspiracy.
Oct. 20: Bill Staines, folksinger and American troubadour
Oct. 27: Mary Flower, guitarist and lap slide player who swings the blues.
Nov. 3: Dan Weber, singer/storyteller.
Nov. 11, 7 p.m.: Harry Manx, recording artist fusing Eastern musical traditions with the blues
Nov. 17: Kathy Kallick Band, bluegrass and originals
Nov. 24: Western Swing Concert and Dance, featuring The Jangles and Titans of Twang.
“End of Summer Concert and Ice Cream Social”: 3 p.m. Sept. 9, Everett’s First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. Summer Aire, a group of musicians including singers from the Everett Chorale, First Baptist Church, First Congregational Church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church and others will present the sixth annual End of Summer Concert and Ice Cream Social. This year’s concert theme is “Not but PDQ Bach” with selections including “The Seasonings,” “My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth,” “It Was a Lover and His Lass,” “Tobacco is a Wasting Weed,” “Neighbors’ Chorus” and more. Free though donations accepted. For more information contact church administrative assistant Janet Kelly, 425-259-7139.
“A Musical Dessert”: 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the piano lounge of Washington Oakes, 1717 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Pop pianist Richard Dean will be playing along with members of the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra string quartet: Patrice Weed Shearer; Katrina Cordi; Cheryl Harris and Cami Davis; also EPO conductor Paul Elliott Cobbs will be presenting a preview of the orchestra’s new season of concerts which begins Oct. 6. Individual and season tickets will be available for sale. Free and open to the public. Sweets and punch will be served.
Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattlesymphony.org.
Seattle Symphony at Bumbershoot 2012: Seattle Symphony musicians play Sept. 2 at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, for their second annual Bumbershoot performance featuring chamber pieces by a variety of composers, including Shostakovich, Schnittke, Bach and Piazzolla. Tickets at bumbershoot.org.
Indigo Girls with the Seattle Symphony: This Grammy Award-winning folk duo will perform selections from their latest album, “Beauty Queen Sister,” and other fan favorites including “Galileo,” “Closer to Fine,” and “Power of Two”; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Tickets start at $45.
Opening Night Concert and Gala: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin; former Washington state Gov. Daniel J. Evans, narrator. Gershwin: “Cuban Overture”; Bernstein: “Serenade”; Copland: “Lincoln Portrait” (narrated by Daniel J. Evans) and Bernstein: “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story”; 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Tickets start at $64.
“Pines of Rome”: Ludovic Morlot, conductor. Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9; Martinu: Symphony No. 6, “Fantaisies symphoniques”; Debussy: “Nuages and Fetes from Nocturnes”; Respighi: “The Pines of Rome”; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, noon Sept. 21 and 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets start at $19.
Early Music Guild International Series: A mix of music performers from around the globe. The new series includes:
Musica Ficta: Oct. 13. A Spanish group of eight voices and brass with works by Cristobal de Morales, Tomas Luis de Victoria and Alonzo Lobo.
Hesperion XXI: Nov. 10. This Spanish ensemble, directed by Jordi Savall, presents a virtual tour on violas da gamba and lute of 16th and 17th-century Europe.
Marysville Strawberry Community Band: Seeking all types of musicians to build a 50-piece band. The group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays after Sept. 5 at Totem Middle School, 1605 Seventh St., Marysville. For more information, email Nathan_Sackman@MSVL.K12.wa.us or Marysvillecitybands@gmail.com.
Northwest Scottish Fiddlers: Meetings at 1 p.m. second Sundays, in Edmonds and Mukilteo; open to teens and adults; $25 annual membership fee; 425-670-9084; www.NWScottishfiddlers.org.
The Sound Singers: 1 p.m. practices, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; new members welcome; 425-774-5555; www.soundsingersofedmonds.org.
Snohomish County Windjammers men’s barbershop chorus: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Christ The King Lutheran Church, 1305 Pine Ave., Snohomish; open to ages 16 and older; 425-259-2383; email email@example.com.
Threshold choir: Women who sing in small groups at the bedsides of the seriously ill and dying. Rehearsals are 4 to 5:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays in Stanwood. Call 360-939-0240.
“Voices Northwest”: Women’s barbershop chorus meets 7 p.m., Mondays, Everett Music Hall; 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett; open to women 16 and older; email firstname.lastname@example.org; 425-741-9123.
Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Celtic jam, 5 p.m., workshop, 6 p.m., circle jam, 7 p.m. Aug. 24 and Sept. 14 and 28. Snacks throughout the evening; bring snacks to share if you wish. Acoustic musicians of all ages and listeners are welcome; free; Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-691-5907, email email@example.com.