Tulalip Amphitheatre: $10 to $65 depending on the act at Ticketmaster; www.tulalipamphitheatre.com/
• Aug. 25: Foreigner; 7 p.m.
• Aug. 30: Joe Walsh; 7 p.m.
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.
• 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27: Styx; $22 to $45.
• 7 p.m. Aug. 28: Evergreen Idol followed by Rodney Atkins at 7:30 p.m.; $22 to $45.
• 7 p.m. Aug. 29: Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat; $27 to $50.
• 7 p.m. Aug. 30: Demi Lovato with special guest Hot Chelle Rae; $32 to $55.
• Aug. 31: Jake Owens; $22 to $45.
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.
• 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.
5th 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 www.meerkerkgardens.org. 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.
Slow Food Roots Music Festival: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 26, Stanwood Camano Community Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; Tickets are $25 for one day; $40 for two days; $22 for seniors, $15 for youth and free to children 12 and under; brownpapertickets.com. A weekend of local food and music including honkahillarockabilly from Knut Bell; blues from Nick Vigarino and songwriter, Russell Bartlet; The Stilly River Band; bluegrass from Stanwood and soulful rockabilly from Lane Fernando. Go to www.slowrootsfestival.com.
Seattle and beyond
• 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.
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.
Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattlesymphony.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.
Auditions for string players: Cascade Symphony will hold auditions for string players at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. SW, Lynnwood. The auditions are for open posisions in the violin, viola and string bass sections and for lists of substitutes. For details, go to cascadesymphony.org/auditions.htm. To make an appointment, email email@example.com or 206-525-0965.
Youth symphony auditions: Everett Youth Symphony Orchestras will hold auditions Aug. 23, 24 and 25 at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. All instruments are open, includin principal piano and principal harp. There are four orchestras. Musicians are eligible up to age 21. To schedule an appontment, students may either fill out an oline registration form at www.everettyouthsymphony.org or call Carla Schultz-Parks at 425-348-3472.
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.
Public music opportunities: 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Leatherheads Pub &Eatery, 10209 270th St. NW, Stanwood; one- or two-person groups, playing acoustic instruments only; call 360-348-3361 for details and to reserve times; www.leatherheadspub.com.
Recorder music sessions: The Everett recorder Players + meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon first and third Saturdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett; easy medieval, Renaissance and baroque pieces; free; for ages 50 and up; must provide own instrument and be able to sight-read; join anytime; 425-257-8780. The group will take a break from July through September, resuming in October.
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 practices at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Christ The King Lutheran Church, 1305 Pine Ave., Snohomish; open to ages 16 and older; 425-259-2383; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com; 425-741-9123.
Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Celtic jam, 5 p.m., workshop, 6 p.m. , circle jam, 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.