Music calendar


Darrington Bluegrass Festival benefit concert: 4 to 8 p.m. April 19, Maltby Community Center, 8711 206th St. SE, Snohomish. Tickets are $10 each to see Money Creek Mining Co., Blueberry Hill, North Country and The Combinations.


Snohomish County

Jim Page: Called the “modern successor to Woody Guthrie,” Seattle songwriter and social justice balladeer Jim Page performs at 7 p.m. April 18 at Cafe Zippy, 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett.

Little River Band: 8 p.m. April 25, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $35. Call the box office at 425-258-6766. In its heyday in the 1970s and ’80s, the Australian band had 13 top-40 hits in the U.S., including “Lady” and “Lonesome Loser.”

“The Art of the Jitterbug”: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra performs big band dance music of the 1930s at 4 p.m. April 26 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. The concert includes two pairs of dancers demonstrating moves from early years of big band jazz, such as the jitterbug, the Lindy hop and East Coast swing. The music includes hits made popular by such band leaders as Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. Call 425-275-9595 for tickets, which range in price from $15 to $34. For more information on events, see edmondscenterforthearts. Coming up at ECA, Yesterday and Today, Beatles music, 7:30 p.m. May 17.

Bronn Journey: Westminster Presbyterian Church hosts harpist Bronn Journey for an evening of sacred and popular music, 6 p.m. May 4. An offering will be taken. Reception to follow. The church is at 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. For more information, call 425-252-3757.

Everett Philharmonic: The orchestra, under the direction of Paul-Elliott Cobbs, performs its season finale at 7 p.m. May 10 at Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett. The concert features harpist Juliet Stratton performing Saint-Saen’s Morceau de Concert for harp and orchestra. The program also includes Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, Dvorak’s Carnival Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Tickets are $25 or $20 for seniors and students. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The stage-side chat with Cobbs is at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at

Cascade Symphony: The orchestra concludes its season at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. To order tickets, call the box office at 425-275-9595. Director Michael Miropolsky conducts and Natalya Ageyeva will be featured piano soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The orchestra also will perform Overture to Rienzi by Wagner and the Classical Symphony by Prokofieff. A pre-concert lecture at 6:30 will be given by KING-FM’s Dave Beck.

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival: May 16 and 17, several venues, downtown Everett; 60 bands including Moondoggies, Gardens &Village, La Laz, Rose Windows, The Grizzled Mighty, Wampire, Chad Valley, the Maldives, Wild Ones, Night Beats, Trails &Ways, Fly Moon Royalty, Fresh Espresso and Radiation City. Tickets available at

Mount Vernon

Sarah and Aaron Hall: The Oso siblings, she on violin and he on cello, will perform the Brahms Double Concerto with the Skagit Symphony, conducted by Roupen Shakarian, at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at McIntyre Hall, 5201 E. College Way, on the Skagit Valley College campus, Mount Vernon. The program also includes Mozart’s Impresario Overture and Haydn’s Symphony No. 54. Tickets are available by calling the box office Tuesday through Friday afternoons at 866-624-6897.


Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Band: Starbucks’ annual “Hot Java, Cool Jazz” show at the Paramount Theatre is 7 p.m. April 25 at 911 Pine St. Mountlake Terrace performs along with bands from Ballard, Bothell, Garfield and Roosevelt high schools. Proceeds from tickets, $19 each, benefit the schools. Call Seattle Theatre Group, 877-784-4849.

Seattle Symphony: Performs at Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; tickets and other information at Guest conductor Stéphane Denève directs “The Death of Oscar,” a tone poem for a fallen Celtic hero by Scottish composer James MacMillan. Beethoven’s lively Third Piano Concerto follows, featuring British soloist Paul Lewis at the keyboard. The program closes on a vibrant note with Rachmaninov’s Romantic Symphony No. 2. Performances are noon April 18 and 8 p.m. April 19.


Strawberry Fest Talent Show: Marysville Strawberry Festival needs entertainers for its June 19 talent show. Auditions are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 8 and 9, Marysville Pilchuck High School auditorium. Looking for all ages, solo, or group, vocal, dance, comedy, bands, piano. Go to for application. Call 360-653-6584 for information.

Call for bands: The city of Arlington is looking for bands for its annual Music in the Park series on Thursdays in August. Write to

Friday Music Jam Sessions: For people with disabilities and their friends, the Village Music and Art’s Friday jam sessions, featuring live music by Jon Dalgarn and Voices of the Village, are 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays at 338 N. McLeod, Arlington. Musicians and other interested community members are welcome. Children under the age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Call 360-653-7752, ext. 14, for information or to sign up.

Music Hall Community Orchestra: Meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Music Hall, next to Macy’s inside the Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way. For more information, call 425-252-6542.

Old Time and Country Music Association: Seeking new members. The group meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month at the Baker Hi-Rise, 1401 Poplar St., Everett. Provides entertainment, including old-time country, gospel and bluegrass music, for residents and guest of Snohomish and Skagit County senior living and care facilities. Contact club president Bill Bissonnette at 360-403-7379 or email

Voices Northwest: Women’s chorus meets 7 p.m. Mondays, First Baptist Church of Monroe; 17922 149th St. SE, Monroe; open to women 16 and older; email; 425-741-9123.

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