Music Calendar


Snohomish County

Hometown Hootenanny: The Dec. 13 show is a semi-scripted musical, combining the talents of the Hometown Band and other musicians with a clever holiday-themed storyline written by Cal Winston. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main St. in Monroe. A Christmas Eve snowstorm has shut down Hooterville’s airport and left a plane full of 1960s country music superstars stranded. The solution? Deliver them to the HOOT Radio station for an on-air version of the concert they won’t be able to perform at their destination. DJ Bull Shooter (Cal Winston) invites Merle Haggard (Buck Hammock), Johnny Horton (Dan Leal), Wanda Jackson (Tammy Christensen), Ernest Tubb (Liam Fitzgerald) and Jerry Lee Lewis (Duane Trueblood) to send their Christmas wishes across the airwaves. Hear these stars’ signature hits plus their favorite Christmas songs. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors/students/military and $5 for kids 12 and under. Call the Red Curtain office at 360-322-7402.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood: The church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, is the venue for several more Christmas concerts this month. Sacred Music Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, “So Fair and Bright,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12; Northwest Boychoir, “Festival of Lessons and Carols,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; Mukilteo Christmas Concert, featuring violinists Kwan Bin Park and Yuri Namkung, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Tickets at the door.

The Old Time Fiddlers: For Dec. 12 at Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Celtic jam is at 5 p.m. Workshop at 6 p.m. Circle jam at 7 p.m. Christmas to be sung and played. Free family entertainment; listeners and acoustic musicians of all ages and their instruments are welcome.

Arlington High School’s “Flight”: The performance vocal group presents “It’s a Wonderful Arlington Christmas Show” at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13, Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Tickets, $9 general, at the door or at

“In the Mood”: Musical variety show by Sky Performing Arts, 8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Junction, 114 N. Lewis St., Monroe. This annual World War II-era big band production recreates what a USO show on the front lines at the close of the war might have been like. The Sky Notes Orchestra, a 17-piece band singers, actors, comedians Terry Simon, Greg Norgaard, L. Sam Samano, Robin Hilt, Kelsey Jacobs and Matt &Emily Lauckhart. This year’s tunes include Glenn Miller’s “I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo,” Benny Goodman’s “Loch Lomond,” “My Blue Heaven.” Ticket prices are $14 and $16 and are available at the door.

Celtic Christmas: Edmonds United Methodist Church offers a special concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the church, 828 Caspers St. The concert features Abigail Lennox and the Boston-based band The Beggar Boys. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors (free for children 12 and younger) at

Boeing Employees Choir “Christmas Festival of Song”: 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Cedar Cross United Methodist Church, 1210 132nd St. SE, Mill Creek. Free-will offering.

“Messiah”: The Christmas portions of the great work by Handel will be performed by conductor Lyle Forde and the Arlington-Marysville Community Choir and Orchestra at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Byrnes Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Festival seating, all seats $5.

Holiday Classics Concert: Kamiak High School orchestra and choir offer a concert at 1 p.m. Dec. 14 at Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave. Tickets, $5 to $40, available at

Mohsen Yeganeh: The popular Iranian singer, known as the King of Persian Pop, performs at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. The show is sold out, but tickets might be available at the door.

The Rhythm of Christmas: The Monroe Concert Band plays a benefit concert for the Monroe Cold Weather Shelter at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Frank Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main, Monroe.

Bronn Journey Christmas Concert: Bronn (harp) and Katherine (vocals) Journey perform at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 and 21, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20, Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish.

March 4th Marching Band: This Portland group performs at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Call 425-258-6766 for tickets.

Mark O’Connor: The famed Mountlake Terrace-native fiddler plays an “Appalachian Christmas Concert” at 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Meany Theater, University of Washington. See

“Our Gay Apparel”: Seattle Men’s Chorus makes a stop in Everett for a concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 20 at Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave. Tickets are $28 to $48.

Heart By Heart: The band, considered a spin-off because it includes Heart’s co-founding member and bassist Steve Fossen and original Heart drummer Mike Derosier, also includes Somar Macek, Randy Hansen, Lizzy Daymont and Bob Rivers. Concert is 8 p.m. Dec. 20 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Call 425-258-6766 for tickets.

“A Bluegrass Christmas”: Weatherside Whiskey Band plays a concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 a Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. This four-piece, alt-country and bluegrass ensemble features Whidbey Island native Tanner McInerney, joined by Jakob Singer, Amy Meyer and Jacob Yackshaw, in an evening of holiday song favorites played with a little roadhouse style. All seats are $20. For tickets by phone, 800-638-7631.

Trace Bundy Christmas Concert: The show benefits Monroe’s Take the Next Step organization and its efforts to combat poverty. Curtain is 7 p.m. Dec. 23 at Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main St., Monroe. Call 360-794-1022 for $15 advance tickets.

Jazzin’ With the Classics for Christmas: The Stanwood Area Historical Society and Concerts at the Floyd present the concert, featuring soprano Linda Tsatsanis, jazz flutist, pianist and clarinetist Martin Lund, classical flutist Jeffrey Cohan and jazz bassist Nate Omdal at 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Call 360-629-6110 for more information. Suggested donation is $15. Those 18 and under are free.

Seattle Symphony: Handel’s “Messiah” with the Symphony Chorale on Dec. 19, 20 and 21; Benaroya Hall, Seattle. Information and tickets at or 206-215-4747.

Messiah Sing: The annual sing-along concert, with harpsichord, orchestra and soloists at St. Aidan Episcopal Church on Camano Island is 7 p.m. Dec. 30 at the church, 1318 Highway 532. More information is available by calling 360-939-0260.

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