Music calendar


Snohomish County

Hometown Hootenanny goes Bluegrass: Red Curtain Foundation’s next hootenanny is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Local bluegrass favorites show off their lightning-fast musicianship and soaring vocals. A popular annual show, the concert is what fans call “a bluegrass festival without the grass stains.” Bands include North Country Bluegrass, Money Creek Mining Company, Faast &Blair and Stillwater Hill. Tickets are $17 general, $14 for seniors/students/military and $5 for kids 12 and under, available online at or by calling the theater at 425- 258-6766. The box office opens at 6:30 the day of the show.

Dave Nachmanoff in Concert: 7 p.m. Feb. 11; Snohomish Public Library, 311 Maple Ave., Snohomish; 360-568-2898. Award-winning singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff returns to Snohomish for an evening of folk-rock music. The concert is free. Nachmanoff has written hundreds of original songs, released nine solo albums and toured with Al Stewart for many years. The concert is funded by Friends of the Snohomish Library.

Early Music Concert from the Silk Road: 7 p.m. Feb. 13; Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main St., Edmonds. The free concert features Tomoko Sugawara, kugo harp, and August Denhard, lute, blending musical colors from East and West to create new sound portraits from the varied cultures along the ancient trade routes. Presented by Edmonds Arts Commission and Edmonds Library Friends.

The Duet — Bottom Line Duo: Concert is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Tickets are $20 and available from Spencer and Traci Hoveskeland, the Bottom Line Duo, got their ensemble name in 1992 when presented as the Bottom Line by the “Ladies Music Club” of Bellingham. It stuck. The cellist and the bassist perform in a chamber music fashion, with anecdotes and refined comedy. The duo has played in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.

South End String Band: Concert to benefit the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center; 7 p.m. Feb. 15, at the center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Suggested donation of $15 includes snacks. Beer and wine for sale. Since the “Floyd” opened its doors in 2006, the band has played their old-time fiddle music in annual benefit concerts. Special guest this year is Granite Falls’ Ryan Foxley on mandolin and fiddle. The band is Erich Schweiger on fiddle, Monika DeNasha on guitar, bassist Don Mailloux and the outspoken Jack Archibald playing the banjo.

Cascade Symphony Orchestra: The annual children’s concert, “Paddington Bear’s First Concert,” will be played at 3 p.m. Feb. 22, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. It features Dave Dolacky in a repeat performance as narrator. Call 425-275-9595 for tickets, which are priced at $10 for adults, $5 for students with ID and $2 for children age 12 and under with a donation for the food bank.

Pacifica Chamber Orchestra: Fred Chu, artistic director, and Pacifica Chamber Orchestra will perform a “Sunshine Concert” at 3p.m. Feb. 23 at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Tickets are $20 or $15 seniors and students. Tickets are available at the door ahead of curtain time. The program includes “Serenade” by Moor, “Concertino” for clarinet, bassoon, string orchestra and harp by Strauss, “Divertissement et Musette” by Samazeuilh and “String Octet Opus 20” by Mendelssohn. Soloists are Cindy Olsen, clarinet, and Judy Lawrence, bassoon. More information is available at

Everett Chorale: “Back to Broadway” fundraising event, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. The annual gala sing-along fundraiser features the Broadway hits of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, including “Oklahoma.” “Carousel,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music.” The fundraiser includes a silent auction, raffle drawings. Tickets are $40 and include wine or beer, sweet and savory appetizers and one raffle ticket. The Everett Chorale, under the direction of Lee Mathews, has been affiliated with the Everett Community College for 48 years, attracting singers from all over Snohomish County. Tickets are available online at or leave a message at 425-347-6040.


Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Ludovic Morlot conducts the Berlioz, with its call of shepherds, cackle of witches and dramatic march to the scaffold. In addition, French cellist Xavier Phillips is to play the Schumann “Concerto in A minor for Cello.”


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 county, 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

Open mic: Open microphone for all ages beginning at 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Performer signup begins at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $3 performers, $5 audience. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412; Tickets for concerts available through or call 360-568-9412.

Threshold choir: Women who sing in small groups at the bedsides of the seriously ill and dying. Rehearsals are 4 to 5:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays in Stanwood. Call Darlene at 907-441-1411.

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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