Music calendar


Oso benefit shows

Acoustic for Oso: Evening of May 9, Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle. Performers include The Presidents of the United States of America, the Meices, Duff McKagan, Alessandra Rose.

Benefit Show: Evening of May 10, Flights Pub, 7601 Evergreen Way, Everett. Performances by Lacero, Darklight, Rain Light Fade and Eros.

Tractor Tavern Benefit for Oso: 8 p.m. May 12, Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave., Seattle. Tickets $25.

Hope for Oso: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 17 at the Stanwood Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood. Family friendly music, kids activities. Performers include Thomas Vail, Rejoice Israel, The Griffiths, Nicely Band, The Unknown, Marcus Metz, Hickerbilly (formerly Trainwreck), Jacob Navarro, Knut Bell and The Blue Collars, Bare Feet, 69 Lines, Sean Goodrich and Bill Blackstone.

Raising Hope for Oso: 7 p.m. May 24, Eagles Hall, 1000 Metcalf St., Sedro-Woolley. Performers include Ragged Edge, Shadow Creek Project, Contrabanned. $10 donation goes to relief funds.

“Heroes of the Blue Stilly”: Geoffrey Castle, internationally acclaimed electric violinist, will honor the first responders to the mudslide; 7 p.m. May 24, Stanwood High School Performing Arts Center, 7400 272nd St. NW. Tickets are $20. Call 360-629-1300 or go to Checks are payable to Stanwood Camano Area Foundation/First Responders, P.O. Box 1209, Stanwood, WA 98292-1209.

Snohomish County

Concert pianist Sam Rotman: Calvary Arlington presents a Mother’s Day concert at 10 a.m. May 11 at Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington High School. Rotman has performed more than 2,500 concerts in 59 countries. The concert is free.

“Yesterday and Today”: Edmonds Center for the Arts presents a tribute to the Beatles at 7:30 p.m. May 17, at the center, 410 Fourth Ave. N. With spot-on musical precision and stunning sets, the hall will take on the sights, sounds and memories of the 1960s. Tickets range from $22 to $32; $15 for students and seniors; military get a 10 percent discount. To order tickets, call the box office at 425-275-9595. For more information, see edmondscenterforthearts.

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival: May 16 and 17, several venues, downtown Everett; More than 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

North Cascades Concert Band: Brian Turnmire, trumpeter with the U.S. Marine Corps Band, “The Presidents Own,”will be the featured soloist with the North Cascades Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. May 17, Byrnes Performing Art Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., on the campus of Arlington High School. Turnmire began playing at age 6. He earned a degree in music from the University of Georgia, was principal trumpet for the Chattanooga, Tennessee, Symphony and then joined the Marine Corps band. Turnmire will be featured in “The Southern Cross,” “Buglers Holiday,” “Trumpeter’s Lullaby” and Hoagy Carmichael’s “ Stardust.” In addition, the band will play a Holst suite, Dixieland and a medley of Glen Miller tunes. The concert is free, but donations are accepted.

Pacific Northwest Folklore Society: In partnership with the Everett Library, the society presents a free concert by popular Poulsbo folk musicians Hank Payne and Claire Favro at 2 p.m. May 18, library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt. More information about the musicians is at

Sonus Boreal: Northern Sound Choirs presents Sonus Boreal in a concert “Music of the Americas,” 3 p.m. May 18, Byrnes Performing Arts Center, Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Local youth choirs include those from Sunnyside Elementary School in Marysville and Mount Vernon High School. Stuart Hunt directs. Tickets are $12, or $10 for students and seniors. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, but are available online at

Island County

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: Local Artist Series benefit concerts by comedy country music group The Rural Characters, 7:30 p.m. May 16 and 17 at the center, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. The Rural Characters are Tom Fisher, Gordy Adams, Randy Hudson and Tom Walker with Russell Link on percussion and special guests the Heggenes Valley Boys Joe Jeszeck and Ed Fickbohm. Tickets are $25, available at or by calling 800-638-7631.

Mother’s Day Music &Rhodies: Performance by harpist Harper Tasche, noon to 4 p.m. May 11, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, off Resort Road, Greenbank. Admission is $10 per adult, children under 16 free. More information is at


Branford Marsalis: The jazz master performs with his band at 8 p.m. May 10 and 2 p.m. May 11 in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya, 200 University St., Seattle. Tickets range from $54 to $69. Go to or call 206-215-4747.


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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