Music and concert calendar

  • Wed Aug 22nd, 2012 6:42pm
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Edmonds Summer Concerts in the Park: 3 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 26 at City Park, Third Avenue S. and Pine Street; free; 425-771-0228;

Aug. 26: Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band, marches.

Everett Thursday Night Waterfront Series: Free outdoor concerts, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30, Port Gardner Landing, 1700 W. Marine View Drive;

Aug. 30: Randy Oxford, powerhouse trombone blues.

Everett Port Gardner Landing Waterfront Concerts: Free outdoor concerts, through Aug. 26, Port Gardner Landing, 1700 W. Marine View Drive;

Aug. 25: 20 Riverside, funky rock with a hip-hop twist, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 26: Ali Marcus, groovy blues, swingin’ country and folk, 2 to 4 p.m.

Evergreen State Fair: Grandstand entertainment, Aug. 23 through Sept. 3. Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Tickets are $22 to $55;

Aug. 27: Styx

Aug. 28: Rodney Atkins

Aug. 29: Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat

Aug. 30: Demi Lovato with Hot Chelle Ray

Aug. 31: Jake Owens

The Gorge: Outdoor concerts, Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW, George. Tickets through LiveNation; 800-745-3000. These 2012 dates were confirmed at press time:

Aug. 31 through Sept. 2: Dave Matthews Band

Sept. 22: Jason Mraz

Island County

Fifth annual Bluegrass in the Garden: Rhythms and harmonies offered by some of Whidbey’s favorite bands starting at 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; 360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121 or The schedule is 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. open mic; noon to 1:10 p.m. Bayview Sound; 1:20 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pearly Blue; 2:40 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Deadwood Revival; 4 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Money Creek Mining Co.; admission $10; children 15 and under free. Dogs on leash welcome. Food and soft drinks available for purchase.

Skagit County

Guitarist Keola Beamer and Moanalani Beamer: Slack key guitar Keola Beamer and his partner, hula dancer Moanalani Beamer, incorporates ancient Hawaiian musical instruments into inventive arrangements of well-loved Hawaiian music and contemporary songs. Keola Beamer’s music was recently featured in the soundtrack for the Oscar-nominated film “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney; 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. Tickets range from $20 to $30 at or call 360-336-8955.

Seattle and beyond

Bothell Music in the Park: 6:30 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 24 at North Creek Sportsfield No. 3, 11905 North Creek Parkway;

Aug. 24: Dudley Manlove Quartet, from the swinging ’60s to the romantic ’80s

Bothell Farmers Market concerts: Free performances noon to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept 28, Country Village, 23718 Seventh Ave. SE (Bothell-Everett Highway); 425-483-2250;

Bumbershoot: End-of-summer arts and music showcase, Sept. 1 through 3, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; details at

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; 7 p.m. showtimes unless otherwise noted. Details at

Sept.1: Diana Krall with guest Denzal Sinclaire, $49.50 or $99.50.

Sept. 7: Blondie and Devo, $49.50 or $95.

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.

Marymoor Park concerts: Concert series at 6046 W. Lake Sammammish Parkway NE, Redmond. Tickets through 800-745-3000;;

Aug. 18: Norah Jones; 7 p.m., $44 or $64

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 Dyland 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 or call 206-215-4747.

Seattle Peace Concerts: Free concerts, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, various Seattle parks; Food bank donations for Northwest Harvest will be accepted.

Aug. 26: Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E.

Sept. 9: Lower Woodland Park Shelter 1, Aurora Avenue N. and N. 59th Street.

Sept. 23: Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way.

Zoo Tunes at Woodland Park Zoo: All concerts begin at 6 p.m., through Aug. 29; gates open at 5 p.m.; tickets at

Aug. 29: Rosanne Cash and Madeleine Peyroux, two great voices; $26.


Everett Youth Symphony Orchestras: Auditions are being held for its four orchestras on Aug. 23, 24 and 25 at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. All musicians up to age 21 are eligible. To schedule an audition, students may either fill out an online registration form at or contact membership coordinator Carla Schultz-Parks by email at or call 425-348-3472. Auditions will include positions for principal piano and principal harp. In its 48th season, the Everett Youth Symphony Orchestra is led by Music Director and Conductor, Dr. Wesley Schulz. This fall, EYSO welcomes Emma McGrath, associate concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony, as its inaugural artist.


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 or

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;

The Sound Singers: 1 p.m. practices, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; new members welcome; 425-774-5555;

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

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 barbership chorus meets 7 p.m., Mondays, Everett Music Hall; 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett; open to women 16 and older; email; 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