music calendar


Seattle and beyond

Benaroya Hall performances: All take place at 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747,, unless otherwise noted.

Basically Baroque series, Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, $17 to $115.

Musically Speaking series, “Four Seasons” lecture, 2 p.m. May 4, $17 to $115.

The Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, 7 p.m. May 4, $35 to $75; 206-292-2787, 206-215-4747.

Guitar Recital series, 7:30 p.m. May 6, $17 to $62.

Seattle Israel at 60 celebration, 7:30 p.m. May 7, $20 to $100, 206-292-2787, 206-215-4747.

Seattle Pops series, “Music and Hollywood Romance,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8 through 11, $17 to $77.

Ladies Musical Club performances: Various times and dates at various Seattle locations; all are free; 206-622-6882,

1 p.m. May 2, Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., Seattle: Music of Obradors, Copland, Brahms, Lehár, Turina, Rachmaninoff &Korngold, Brahms &Chopin.

2 p.m. May 3, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry St., Seattle; Music of Obradors, Copland, Brahms, Lehár, Turina, Rachmaninoff &Korngold, Brahms &Chopin.

7:30 p.m. May 4, University House, Wallingford, 4400 Stone Way N., Seattle; works of Strauss, Fauré, Debussy, Verdi, Puccini &Lehar.

Northwest Chorale, Mozart’s “Requiem”: 7:30 p.m. May 2, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4805 NE 45th St., Seattle; 7:30 p.m. May 3, First Christian Reformed Church, 14555 25th Ave. NE, Shoreline; admission by freewill donation; 206-522-9853,

Seattle Orchestra and Seattle Chamber Singers: 3 p.m. May 4, First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W., Seattle; $25, $20 seniors, $10 students; 206-682-5208,

UBS Masterworks Season: Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, unless otherwise noted; all at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747,

Discover Music series, “Peter and the Wolf,” 11 a.m. May 3, $20, $15 seniors, students.


Snohomish and Island counties

Arlington High School’s “Swing Into Spring”: 6:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show May 9 and 10, high school commons, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington; $14, includes desserts and beverages; tickets from Flowers By George and Copy, Mail and More in Arlington; 360-618-6300.

Avril Lavigne: 7 p.m. May 10, Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $35 to $47.50 plus service fees; 866-332-8499,

Andrew McKnight: 8 p.m. May 10, Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1607 Fourth St., Marysville; $10.

Skagit County and north

Skagit Community Band’s “Musical Extravaganza”: 7:30 p.m. May 2, Maple Hall, 204 Douglas, La Conner; tickets from Next Chapter Bookstore, 721 First St., La Conner, or at door; also 7:30 p.m. May 4, Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St., Anacortes; tickets from Watermark Book Co., 612 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, or at door; $10, $8 seniors and students, free under age 13 for both concerts;

Seattle and south

Music of Remembrance’s “Ghetto Songs”: 7:30 p.m. May 12, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $36 at door; 206-375-7770,

Jam sessions

Snohomish and Island counties

Jam sessions at Art Workshop: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sundays, Art Workshop Studio, upper level of the Art Building, 724 First St., Mukilteo; bring singing voices, guitars and other instruments; 525-971-5521.

Bluegrass &Country Music Makers Association: Bluegrass jam sessions, 1 p.m. second Sundays, Darrington Community Center, 570 Sauk Ave., Darrington; 360-436-1217; dinner after session, donation requested; 360-436-1179, 360-436-1006.

Bluegrass open mike: 7 to 10 p.m. last Saturdays, Wired &Unplugged Internet Coffeehouse, 717 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-2472.

Jazz jam: All ages and skill levels jazz jam session with Dovetail and The Dennis Jones Trio, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays, Wired &Unplugged Internet Coffeehouse, 717 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-2472.

Native American flute gathering: Cedar Tree Native flute circle, 10 a.m. to noon, last Saturdays, Wired &Unplugged Internet Coffeehouse, 717 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-2472.

Old Time &Country Music Association: Jam sessions 6:30 to 9:45 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, free, Baker Hi-Rise, 1401 Poplar, Everett; 425-334-5769.

Open electric and acoustic jam session: Downbeat electric and jazz, 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Stewart’s of Snohomish, 709 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-4684.

Open jam: 8 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays, Monahan’s, 1707 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-259-0811. Hosted by Unbound with weekly special guests.

Open jam session: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Rocko’s Fireside Alehouse, 7520 Beverly Blvd., Everett; 425-347-7700.

Open mike: 9 p.m. Wednesdays, The Jet Deck at Paine Field, 10203 31st Ave. W., Everett; 425-353-0770.

Open mike: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Wired &Unplugged Online Coffee House, 717 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-2472.

Open mike: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Whidbey Coffee, 619 Fourth St., Mukilteo; 425-423-0450.

Open mike: 5 to 7 p.m. first and third Sundays, Victory Music, Alderwood mall food court, 3000 184th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-771-1121.

Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Jams second and fourth Fridays, 5 p.m. Celtic group, 6 p.m. workshop, 7 p.m. circle jam. Free family entertainment. 8 p.m. fourth Fridays, stage shows. Bring fiddle if you have one; a few loaners available; free, old Arlington High School, 135 S. French St.; 360-691-5907, e-mail

Seattle and south

Legends: Live jam night, 8 p.m. to midnight Sundays, 4433 35th Ave. SW, Seattle; 206-938-3598.


Snohomish and Island counties

The Club Casino: Marson’s Comedy Suite, 620 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite 777, Everett; 425-212-2266; 9 p.m. Saturdays, $7.50 cover plus 2-item minimum purchase. May 2, feature is Dan Moore Kikel, headliner is Chris Alpine.

Crazy Moose Casino: Comedy show, 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 22003 66th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; free; 425-672-4770.

Foxy’s Pub: Happy hour comedy, 6 p.m. Thursdays, 9601 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-513-0960; $3; includes well drink or domestic beer.

Hawkeye’s Pub &Grill: 1002 Vernon Road, Lake Stevens; 425-335-4359. Comedy nights, 9 p.m. first Saturdays, no cover.

Seattle and south

Mainstage Comedy and Music Club: 315 First Ave. N., Seattle; 206-217-3700, Shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays, $10; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, $20. April 25 and 26, Brian Malow. May 1 through 3, Lamont Ferguson.

Paramount Theatre: 911 Pine St., Seattle; 206-628-0888,

Margaret Cho with Liam Sullivan and Kelly, 7 and 10 p.m. May 10; $32 and $42 plus service fees.

In the clubs

Snohomish and Island counties

Cartwright’s American Broiler: 10809 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; 425-290-8064, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Robbie Jordan &Sweet Sucker with Pat Hues and Tim Smith, no cover.

Club Broadway/Big Apple Casino: 611 Everett Ave., Everett; 425-259-3551. Live music and hip-hop, Fridays and Saturdays.

The Club Casino: Showroom Lounge, 620 SE Everett Mall Way; Everett; 425-212-2266; 9 p.m. Saturdays, no cover. “Almost Vegas” singers’ showcase, second Fridays, 425-870-6784 to arrange performances. 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Fridays, music with DJ/KJ Maxwell.

Eddie’s Trackside Bar &Grill: 214 N. Lewis St., Monroe; 360-805-5305, 7 p.m. Thursdays, open mike sessions with Clem Daddy.

Emory’s on Silver Lake: 11830 19th Ave. SE, Everett; 425-337-7772. Live jazz, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Engel’s Pub: 113 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-778-2900. Live blues music, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays.

Espresso Americano: 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-3492, Family-friendly live concerts, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, free with one drink purchase. May 2, Michelle Weaver and Michelle McGrath.

Jack’s: 1307 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-252-2266. Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, happy hour.

JR’s Sports Bar: 9506 19th Ave. SE, Everett (formerly Silver Dollar Casino building); 425-379-7787. Ladies’ Night with DJ Michael B., Thursdays. Live music Fridays and Sundays.

La Hacienda Restaurant: 210 W. Division Ave., Arlington; 360-435-9433. Mariachi band, Wednesdays.

Marson’s Restaurant: 620 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 777, Everett (formerly Gerry Andal’s Steakhouse), live jazz 7:30 and 9 p.m. Fridays; no cover. May 2, Shiri Zorn with Steve Rice. Special event 4 to 7 p.m. May 4, “A Kiss Of Jazz” The Trish Hatley Quartet.

Monahan’s: 1707 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-259-0811. Jam with Unbound and special guests, 8 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays. Ladies’ night happy hour karaoke with Veronica, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays. Live music Fridays and Saturdays.

One-Eyed Jack’s Roadhouse: 14019 Highway 99, Lynnwood; 425-741-5570. DJ’d music Fridays; live music Saturdays.

Oxford Saloon: 913 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-3845. 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays, “Swingtime Express,” jazz and swing quartet, swing dancers welcome, lessons available, no cover, families welcome. 9 p.m. May 2, MilesFromChicago, $5.

Prohibition Grille: 1414 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-258-6100. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays features live piano music, Carl Amberson with Tim Koss and 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, Carl Amberson, free.

Rockhopper Coffee House: 8898 SR 525, Clinton; 360-341-4420. Art project sessions, 10 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays, ongoing, registration required at 360-341-4420,

Spar Tree: 106 W. Stanley St., Granite Falls; 360-691-6888. 8 p.m. Fridays, karaoke with Joe &Karen. 9 p.m. Saturdays, Eddie Spagetti &Rumble Balls, no cover.

Stanwood Hotel &Saloon: 26926 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-2888. Unless otherwise noted, music is as follows: Karaoke, 9 p.m. to approximately midnight, Fridays. Live blues bands 9 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays, no cover.

Stewart’s Place: 709 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-4684. Open electric and acoustic jam session, downbeat, 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Under the Red Umbrella: 1502 Rucker Ave., Everett; 425-252-9193. Free music unless otherwise noted. 6 to 8 p.m. May 2, Larry Murante.

Wired &Unplugged: 717 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-2472. Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Poetry Night Thursdays. Acoustic open mikes, Fridays, $2 cover or free with a purchase. Local musicians perform, Saturdays.

Skagit County and north

Silver Reef Casino’s Portage Bay Bar &Lounge: 4876 Haxton Road, Ferndale; 360-383-0777, The Jimmy Wright Band, classic rock, through May 3. May 8, The Jim Basnight Band, rock.

Seattle and south

Dulces Latin Bistro: 1430 34th Ave., Seattle; 206-322-5453. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Lisa Lanza.

El Gaucho: 2505 First Ave., Seattle; 206-728-1337. Live music nightly. 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, Deems Tsutakawa, solo pianist, no cover. 7 p.m. to closing, Tuesdays through Saturdays, Daniel Davison, solo pianist. 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays, Vinyl Avengers, rock and honky-tonk. 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, the Brian Nova Quartet and vocalist Stephanie Porter. 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays, Floyd Standifer Quartet. 8 p.m. Saturdays, Micah Hulscher and the Keys to the Country.

El Gaucho: 2119 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 253-272-1510. No cover. Steve Andreason, solo pianist, 7:30 p.m. to closing, Wednesdays through Saturdays. Mr. D, solo pianist, 7:30 p.m. to closing, Sundays through Tuesdays.

The Funhouse: 206 Fifth Ave. N, Seattle; 206-374-8400, Unless otherwise noted, music at 9:30 p.m., admission $5. Advance tickets from May 2, Blank Its, Crash Normal, Pyramids, Le Shat Noir, $6. May 3, ATM, Stay Tuned, Whiskey Galore, Keg. May 5, Dead Vampires, Dragstrip Riot, All American Playboys, Telephone &Telegraph. May 6, Prize Country, Sirhan Sirhan, Bullet Club. May 7, 13th Grade, Harptallica, Press Start to Rock, $6. May 8, Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout, The Resets, The Freehands.

Highway 99 Blues Club: 1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle; 206-227-7242, Music starts at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Every Monday is “Blue Monday,” and music is free; Tuesdays are “Blues Showcases,” $5 cover. May 2, Kevin Selfe &The Tornadoes, $12. May 3, The Type A! Band, $15. May 7, Gertrude’s Hearse, $5. May 8, a zydeco show — Chubby Carrier &The Bayou Swamp Band, $17.

Larry’s Nightclub: 209 First Ave. S., Seattle; 206-624-7665. DJ’d music, nightly.

The Last Supper Club: 124 S. Washington St., Seattle; 206-748-9975. DJ’d music, Fridays and Saturdays.

Lucky Eagle Casino: 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester; 866-224-2044. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Cabaret Lounge entertainment, free. May 2 and 3, Loose Gravel.

Lumette: 2128 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; 206-694-0055, Greg Schroeder Quartet, Thursdays.

Madison’s Cafe: 3803 Delridge Way SW, Seattle; 206-935-2111. 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, singer/songwriter night.

The Pink Door: 1919 Post Alley, Seattle; 206-443-3241; 206-443-324, Casey Macgill and the Blue 4 Trio, Wednesdays; Tony Yazzolino and Steve Kamke, Thursdays; Northwest Showcase with various bands, Fridays; Cabaret and burlesque, Saturdays; Janna Wichter, Sundays.

Salty’s at Alki Beach: 1936 Harbor Ave. SW, Seattle; 206-937-1600. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Victor Janusz.

Studio Seven: 110 S. Horton St., Seattle; 206-286-1312, Most tickets from 800-992-8499, All ages for show, bar with ID, and doors 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Prices are advance, door. 7 p.m. doors May 2, Corporal Mortification, I Rot, Crush Your Enemies, Killing Roots, Burning Of I, cost TBA. 8 p.m. doors May 3, Michael Prophet, Hawaiian Lyon, The Scientist, $18, $20. May 4, Battle of the Bands, details TBA. 7 p.m. doors May 5, Ensiferum, Turisas, Tyr, Eluveitie, SuidAkrA, Oakhelm, $18, $20. 7 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show May 6, With Dead Hands Rising, The Classic Struggle, A Breath Before Surface, Ghost Of A Fallen Age, They Come In Swarms, $7, $9. 8:30 p.m. show May 8, Esham, Royce da 5’9” with guests, $15, $17.

Sunset Tavern: 5433 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle; 206-784-0627, Shows at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Costs listed as advance, door. Early Sunday shows always feature special mystery headliners, film, comedy and variety show, $5. 9 p.m. May 2, Amateur Radio Operator, Das Llamas, Black Whales, Elder Mason, $6. 10 p.m. May 3, Conrad Ford, Barton Carroll, Hazelwood Motel, $7. 9 p.m. May 4, Spaceship Excellent, Frankie Starr and guests, $6. 9 p.m. May 5, Locke, Check Minus, Your House or Mine, $6. 9 p.m. May 8, Ms. Led, Argo, Mouseheart Factor, $6.

Twisted Cork Wine Bar: 900 Bellevue Way, Bellevue; 425-637-0808. Music 9 p.m. to midnight and no cover, unless otherwise noted. Wednesdays, Angelo Pizarro Project.

Waterfront Seafood Grill: 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70, Seattle; 206-956-9171. 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, Ben Fleck, solo pianist.


Snohomish and Island counties

Everett Eagles community band: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, 1216 Broadway, Everett; seeking woodwind, percussion and bass players; 425-290-7529.

Music classes: Various dates and times, ongoing, Arts and Music Center, 11419 19th Ave., Suite C-111, Everett; music and movement for newborns through age 4, Little Mozarts piano for ages 4 to 6, and adult piano for beginners; 425-337-5328,

Gene Nastri Community School of Music Seeks board members; 425-290-9500 to apply or to nominate someone; also mail nominations to Gene Nastri School, 304 Lincoln Ave., Suite 202, Mukilteo, WA 98275.

Northern Sound Children’s Choir: Seeking seventh to 12th grade girls interested in learning music theory, taking voice lessons and giving performances of a wide range of music styles; rehearsals 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Peace Lutheran Church, 1717 Larson Road, Silvana; 360-652-4942,

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

Voices Northwest: Women 16 and older are encouraged to join Snohomish County’s newest a capella chorus. Mondays, The Bridge Church, 2500 Lake Ave., (formerly 99th Avenue SE), Snohomish; 360-794-4426, or e-mail

Skagit County and north

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra classes for all ages: Solo and ensemble coaching for sting quartets, trios, woodwind, brass ensembles and more; registration requested by e-mailing

Seattle and beyond

Seattle Recorder Society: 7:30 p.m. first Fridays, Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd Ave. NE, Seattle; 206-325-7066,,, new participants always welcome.



Wednesday and Saturday: Smokey Point Buzz Inn, 3528 168th St. NE; 360-658-1529.


Thursday: 8 p.m. to midnight, first and third Thursdays, The Skagit Valley Resort and Casino, 5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow; 360-724-7777.


Friday, karaoke and Saturday, live band: Hong Kong Gardens, 4643 E. Highway 525; 360-341-2828.


Thursdays through Saturdays: Jack’s, 1307 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-252-2266. 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Thursday: Monahan’s, 1707 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-259-0811. 8 p.m. to midnight, ladies’ night happy hour karaoke with Veronica.

Friday and Saturday: Hunan Palace, 2821 Pacific Ave.; 425-339-3390.

Thursday and Friday: Kodiak Ron’s, 7601 Evergreen Way; 425-347-6659.

Tuesday and Thursday/Friday/Saturday: Foxy’s Pub &Eatery, 9601 Evergreen Way; 425-513-0960.

Thursday: Glacier Lanes, 9630 Evergreen Way; 425-353-8292.

Wednesday: $10,000 contest, 9 p.m. JR’s Sports Bar and Grill, 9506 19th Ave. SE; 425-379-7787.

Friday and Saturday: White Elephant Bar &Grill, 1912 Broadway Ave.; 425-252-5200.

Wednesday through Saturday: Patty’s Eggnest, 6720 Evergreen Way; 425-353-2200.

Friday and Saturday: Homeport Tavern, 2116 Everett Ave.; 425-259-2661.

Granite Falls

Friday: Spar Tree, 106 W. Stanley St.; 360-691-6888. 8 p.m. Fridays, karaoke with Joe &Karen, no cover.

Lake Stevens

Thursday: 8 p.m. La Hacienda, 513 Highway 9; 425-334-4939.

Friday/Saturday: Hawkeye’s Sports Bar and Grill, 1002 Vernon Road; 425-335-4359.


Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday: Billy McHale’s, 18430 33rd Ave. W.; 425-775-8500.

Daily: Daverthump’s, 19720 44th Ave. W.; 425-774-6573.

Wednesday and Thursday; Saturday and Sunday: One-Eyed Jack’s Roadhouse, 14019 Highway 99; 425-743-5570.

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., 13th Ave Pub and Eatery, 1233 164th SW; 425-742-7871.


Daily: Danny’s Midway Pub &Grill, 14824 Smokey Point Blvd.; 360-659-2248.

Tuesday through Saturday: Maxi’s, 9611 State Ave.; 360-659-0879.

Mill Creek

Saturday: Pounders, 18001 Bothell-Everett Highway; 425-485-7678.

Mountlake Terrace

Thursday through Sunday: O’Houlie’s Pub, 21919 66th Ave. W.; 425-776-1833.


Saturday: The Buzz Inn, 9900 Airport Way; 360-568-3970.

Wednesday and Thursday: Kids’ karaoke, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Oxford Saloon &Eatery, 913 First St.; 360-568-3845,


Tuesday: Blazing Saddles Restaurant &Lounge, 27021 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-6569, 6 to 8 p.m. for kids and families; 9 p.m. to midnight for adults.

Saturday: Viking restaurant, Viking Village, 8820 Viking Way; 360-629-2030.

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