The Edmonds Arts Festival is updating its popular miniature/small paintings selection by giving small paintings its own category, expanding the sizes that it accepts and sells. (Edmonds Arts Festival)

The Edmonds Arts Festival is updating its popular miniature/small paintings selection by giving small paintings its own category, expanding the sizes that it accepts and sells. (Edmonds Arts Festival)

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Sorticulture sets down roots all weekend in downtown Everett, and eight-piece funk-fusion band Cytrus comes to Kings Hall.

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Black Lab Gallery: 1805 Hewitt Ave., Everett.

• Lioneer, King Lincoln, Violent Beauragarde and The Villains Inside at 7:30 p.m. June 7. $10 at the door. Ages 21 and up.

• Screen Frogs, Checker Bloom and Mysterious Teriyaki at 7 p.m. June 21.

Tony V’s Garage: 1716 Hewitt Ave., Everett.

• Jason Martin AKA Problem at 7 p.m. June 28. $30.

“Peace and Love from Laurel Canyon”: Join the students of The Music Circle as they present music from The Byrds, The Mamas and The Papas, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and a host of others at 6:30 p.m. June 7 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $20. For more, go to

No Quarter: A tribute to Led Zepplin: For over 25 years, No Quarter has been pounding the Hammer of the Gods to Led Zeppelin fans both nationally and internationally. The dance floor will be open during this show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. June 8 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $15. For more, go to

Cytrus: This eight-piece funk-driven fusion band based in Seattle will perform at 8 p.m. June 8 at Kings Hall, 1611 Everett Ave., Everett. Tickets are $15. For more, go to

The Musical Mountaineers, and friends: This benefit concert will kick off the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s $1.5 million campaign to convert its visitors building into a sustainable ecosystem lab. The concert is set for 7 p.m. June 15 in the Chinook Room at the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Tickets start at $40. For more information and to buy tickets, go to

Ted Vigil “Tribute to John Denver”: Ted Vigil is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist born in Seattle and raised in Olympia who’s been performing since age 10. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. June 15 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $25. For more, go to

Joe Nichols: The country music artist will perform at 8 p.m. June 15 in Canoes Cabaret at Tulalip Resort Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. Tickets are $45-$55. More at

Dana Cooper: The Nashville singer-songwriter will perform a CD release concert for “The Ghost of Tucumcari” at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at Artisans Books & Coffee at 1802 Hewitt Ave., Everett. $20 suggested donation. Cooper will also host a songwriting workshop from 5-7 p.m. June 19 at Artisans, limited to 12 people. Tickets for the workshop are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. For more information and to buy tickets, go to

Taylor Made (Tribute to James Taylor): Taylor Made consists of seven northwest musicians performing all of James Taylor’s classic songs. The show starts at 7 p.m. June 21 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $20. For more, go to

NORTH SOUND Young Adult Battle of the Bands: A musical showdown that brings together talented young musicians from across the Pacific Northwest on from 5-9 p.m. June 22 at Kings Hall, located at the APEX Art & Culture Center in Everett. Selected Pacific Northwest bands, whose members are 21 years old and younger, will gather to showcase their musical prowess and compete for prizes. Each band will be evaluated by a panel of judges yet to be determined and audience members will cast a vote for their favorite band. The winning band will receive a coveted spot at the Snohomish Block Party’s Snohomish Live Mainstage on Aug. 24 and additional prizes will be awarded to the top three bands. All competitors will receive commemorative t-shirts. To apply to compete, or to purchase tickets, go to

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2024 Summer Concert Series: Tickets for all shows went on sale March 25. Go to for more information.

• Jordan Davis, June 21

• Charley Crockett, June 27

• Beck, with Symphony Orchestra, July 3

• Tate McRae, July 7

• The Revivalists with Hiss Golden Messenger, July 11

• Harry Connick Jr., July 12-13

• Lyle Lovett And His Large Band, with Milk Carton Kids, July 14

• Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, with Adeem The Artist, July 16-17

• John Legend, July 20-21

• Stray Cats, July 27

• The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Aug. 1

• Gipsy Kings, with Nicolas Reyes, Aug. 2

• Lake Street Dive, Aug. 3-4

• O.A.R., with Fitz And The Tantrums, Aug. 13

• Gary Clark Jr., Aug. 14

• Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, with Berlin, Aug. 15

• Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, with JD McPherson, Aug. 16-17

• Michael Franti and Spearhead, with Citizen Cope and Bombargo, Aug. 18

• John Fogerty, with George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Aug. 19

• The Beach Boys, Aug. 23

• Chris Isaak, Sept. 12

• Wynonna Judd, Sept. 20

• Crowded House, Sept. 21

• Indigo Girls and Amos Lee, Sept. 28.

The Paperboys: This globe-touring Canadian sextet can be counted on to stomp through Celtic reels, traditional Mexican folk, fiddle tunes, New Orleans brass band music, classic pop songcraft, bluegrass and even a philosophical waltz or two before bringing it all home with a Latino/West African singalong. They’ll perform at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $25-$55. For more, go to

Arts Night Snohomish: First Saturday of the month, open mic for music, poetry, monologues, scenes, dance. Event is free, donations appreciated, refreshments provided. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 913 Second St., Snohomish.

Peter Rivera: Rivera, the original voice and beat of Rare Earth between 1969 and 1975, will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 29 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $15 and up. More at

Kickin’ Asphalt ‘24: Singers Kaylee Rose, Canaan Smith, Josh Gracin and Taylor Hicks will perform at 5 p.m. July 6 at Evergreen Speedway, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Tickets start at $45. Military and those age 10 and under get in free. For more, go to

Pacifica Chamber Orchestra: The 2024-25 season begins Oct. 5 with music by Howard Hanson, Ernest Bloch, the U.S. premiere performance of Ruth Gipps’ Cringlemire Garden, Impression for String Orchestra, and the Concerto for Organ and String Orchestra by Jon Laukvik, Youngjin Joo, organ solo. On Dec. 7, PCO’s Annual Showcase of Local Young Musicians will present Joyce Ye, piano soloist and Alex Chen, cello soloist who will perform music by Mozart and Haydn. Also on the program is String Lake by Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon plus music by Peter Warlock and Josef Suk. Four living composers’ works will be performed Feb. 22, 2025: Chicharra by Nicholas Repetto, The Flow of Compassion by M. Torumtay Altan, Movement for String Orchestra by Stefan Diehl, and Stephanie Ann Boyd’s A Kaleidoscoped Menagerie. The summer concert is set for June 7. The orchestra will perform Arioso for String Orchestra by Philip Glass, and Andante for Strings by Vally Weigl. Weigl’s compositions are rarely heard outside the U.S., though her works span decades. Also on the program is music by Wallingford Riegger, Franz Schreker and Karel Husa. Pacifica Chamber Orchestra performs at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. All four concerts are set for 3 p.m. Saturdays, with tickets sold at the door 30 minutes before each concert. Ticket prices are $25 for general admission and $20 for students 17 and younger and for adults 65 and older. For more, go to or call 206-972-7722.

Ice Cube: An original member of the hip-hop supergroup N.W.A., Ice cube is today is an icon of music, movies and sports. Now, he’s set to bring his musical skills to Everett at 8 p.m. July 18 at Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. Tickets start at $55. For more, go to

Rock the Boat: Mudhoney and Sweet Water, with Van Eps and Cloud Cover perform July 19 and Clay Walker, Deana Carter and Smith & Tegio perform July 20 from 3:30-10:30 p.m. at Boxcar Park (200 Millwright Loop W) at the Port of Everett waterfront. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with a DJ set. There will be food trucks and a beer garden serving beer, cider, wine and cocktails. Tickets $45-$90 for the July 19 show and $59.50-$150 for the July 20 show. For more, go to



Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: The theater’s 2023-2024 season is celebrating Shakespeare. It will continue with the musical version of “Twelfth Night” through June 9. Red Curtain Arts Center is located at 9315 State Ave., Suite J, in the Goodwill shopping center, behind the EvCC cosmetology school, in Marysville. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 dor seniors, students and military, and $12 for children 12 and under. For more, go to

Kala Vaibhavam Indian dance benefit: Experience the beauty, drama and stunning costumes of traditional East Indian dance, paired with vendor booths and Indian food, at 3-6 p.m. June 8 at Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main St., Monroe. There will also be a special guest performance by the Granite Falls School of Dance. Proceeds will benefit improvements to the performing arts center. For tickets and more information, go to

An Evening with Jonathan Evison: Join us for wine and dessert along with sparkling conversation with this best-selling, award-winning author at 7 p.m. June 11 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $50. For more, go to

Washington School of Dance Spring Recital: Students age 3 to adult will perform dances in ballet, jazz, tap and more at 6 p.m. June 14 and 1 p.m June 15 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $18.50. For more, go to

Shreya Ghoshal: Noted for her wide vocal range and versatility, Ghoshal is one of the most prolific and popular singers of India. The show starts at 7 p.m. June 21 at Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $49. For more, go to

Edmonds Driftwood Players: The theater’s 65th season continues with the 13th annual Festival of Shorts, June 27-30 (8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday) at Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for minors, seniors and military. Season 65 subscriptions are $96-$106. For more, go to

Village Theatre: The 2024-25 season comprises four musicals and a murder mystery. All five shows will be staged by the professional theater company at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. For more, go to

• “Camelot,” the beloved musical by Lerner and Loewe, will run from Oct. 19 to Nov. 10.

• “Legally Blonde,” the stage musical version of the Reese Witherspoon movie. Jan. 4-26, 2025.

• “Dial M for Murder,” a new adaptation of the murder mystery chestnut, promising more twists and turns than the Hitchcock film. March 1-23, 2025.

• “Jersey Boys,” The story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, who sang like angels and cussed like Jersey teenagers. May 3-25, 2025.

• “The Color Purple,” a musical based on Alice Walker’s novel and Steven Spielberg’s movie. July 5-27, 2025.


Katherine Blanford: This Atlanta-based comedian will perform at 8 p.m. June 22 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $20. More at


“To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar”: The 1995 American road comedy film directed by Beeban Kidron stars Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo as three New York City drag queens. This free screening will feature special guest and emcee Seattle drag queen Rita LaRue with opening remarks from Mayor Mike Rosen. Festive attire is encouraged! 6 p.m. June 7 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. For more, go to


Penn Cove Gallery: Whidbey Island designer Mary Ellen O’Connor’s work will be featured during the month of June at Penn Cove Gallery, 9 Front St., Coupeville. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For more, go to

Edmonds Arts Festival: The 67th annual event June 14-16 will feature painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and other unique artisans, along with live music, food vendors and a large student-art display at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. Festival hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more, go to

Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum: Silks and weavings by Melissa Scherrer Paré and Audrey Ducas are featured on the second floor through July 7. The museum, at 703 S. Second St., La Conner, is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. More at Free.

Edmonds College Art Gallery: “Growing Things: An Exhibition of Student Art” is the gallery’s spring exhibition of student art, featuring drawings, paintings, designs and photography through June 14 on the third floor of Lynnwood Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. For more, go to

Cascadia Art Museum: Current exhibitions at this venue for Northwest art from the early and mid 20th century are: “A Legacy Rediscovered: Northwest Women Artists 1920-1970,” through Jan. 5, 2025; and “Modern Forms / Modern Adornment,” through Nov. 24. Hours at the museum, 190 Sunset Ave. S., Edmonds, are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. More at

Schack Art Center: The current Art Education in Action Exhibition is “Chromacosm: Our Universe in Color,” through June 9. In it, artists explore the intangible nature of color through “monochromatic artwork in various mediums, accompanied by a detailed explanation of the materials used, concepts explored, underlying science, and other information to help unlock the mysteries of color,” the art center says in a news release. It will be visited by thousands of Snohomish County students and their teachers. The Schack Arts Center is at 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. It’s open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.


Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival: The premier festival for garden art, local plants and flowers, and handmade outdoor products is set for June 7-9 in downtown Everett. This free event will feature special guest Cisco Morris, plus live music. a beer and wine garden, gardening and art classes, and more. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more, go to

Welcome to Oz: Lynnwood Pride is proud to announce Lynnwood’s inaugural Pride event from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 8. This free event will include speakers, entertainers, vendors, a fashion catwalk contest for kids nad adults, a “Wizard of Oz”-themed theater performance and more. To particiapte as a vendor, contact To participate as musical act, contact For more information, go to or

Baby Animals & Berries Festival: Get up close and personal with baby goats, lambs, calves, chicks, ducklings, rabbits and more each weekend from June 8-23 at Swans Trail Farms, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. General admission is $22.95 plus tax; less for seniors and infants. The country store, food service and U-pick strawberries will be open and do not require a ticket. For tickets and more, go to

Juneteenth: More Than A Day: This community event is a day of remembrance, education and joy honoring Black/African American emancipation and the end of the U.S. Civil War. The program — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15 at Mountlake Terrace Library and Civic Campus, 23204 58th Ave. W — will include a DJ, photo booth, community resources, activities for youth, panels with community leaders, a presentation and exhibit by Georgia Payne on Underground Railroad Code Quilts, and free food provided by three local vendors: L&S Soul food and BBQ, Navis Catering Kitchen, and Yummy Box.

Family Nature Day: Meet red wigglers face to face, hum along with bees, get “batty” with the bat lady, plant a plant, rescue rubbish, count the rings of trees, rub some bark, have a close encounter with insects and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15 at Willis D. Tucker Community Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish. Sponsored by Snohomish County Master Gardeners. Free.

Crave! NW: Explore foods from around the world while enjoying live music at from 6-11 p.m. June 21 at the Lynnwood Event Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. For more information and tickets, go to

“Beyond the Barrel” Whiskey Fest: This festival will include tastings, pairings, seminars and music at 6-9 p.m. June 29 at Angel of the Winds Casino Resort’s Rivers Run Event Center, 3438 Stoluckquamish Lane, Arlington. Tickets start at $150. For more information, go to

Twin City Idlers Show & Shine: Join us June 30 as we rev up for a spectacular showcase of timeless automobiles, from vintage marvels to modern classics. Day-of registration ($25) opens at 6 a.m. and judging starts at 10 a.m. For more, go to

Silvana Fair: Started in 1947 to help local youth prepare for larger fairs, the one-day Silvana Fair continues to attract large numbers of exhibitors and participants. This year, the field behind Viking Hall — 1331 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood — will come alive at 9 a.m. July 27 with flag raising and opening ceremonies, followed by children’s games, judging of animal exhibits, a riding lawnmower tractor pull and a petting farm for the littlest visitors. Live music starts at noon and, of course, fair food is available all day. The day wraps with the Parade of Champions at 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more, go to

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