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

Hop on over to Whidbey Island for a garden tour on Saturday, then rock out with local bands in Everett on Saturday night.

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This garden features a collection of original garden art as well as unique, rare and wonderful plants. (Whidbey Island Garden Tour)

This garden features a collection of original garden art as well as unique, rare and wonderful plants. (Whidbey Island Garden Tour)

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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. 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

Black Lab Gallery: 1805 Hewitt Ave., Everett.

• 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.

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

Monroe Community Band: The community band will perform a free concert titled “Pirates and Sea Songs” at 7 p.m. June 22 at Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main St., Monroe.

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.

Evergreen Community Orchestra: The orchestra will perform five arrangements with Michael Powers on guitar as well as two “Hungarian Dances” by Brahms, a movement from Gustav Mahler’s “First Symphony” and selections from Maurice Ravel’s “Mother Goose” Suite at 7 p.m. June 29 at the Snohomish County PUD Theater, 2320 California St., Everett. The concert is free. For more, go to

Super Diamond: This tribute band delivers a glittering, smoke-filled show performing Neil Diamond‘s hits with a rock edge and unrestrained enthusiasm. 7:30 p.m. June 29 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $25-$55. For more, go to

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

All-American Boys Chorus: On the Road Again: These Emmy Award-winning young men are ready to dazzle audiences with captivating harmonies, energetic choreography, and a repertoire that spans genres and generations at 6 p.m. July 6 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $6.50-$28.50. 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

Dwight Yoakam with The Mavericks: The Grammy-winning country artist will be joined by one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups of the early ‘90s at 7 p.m. July 20 at at Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. Tickets start at $55.50. 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

Barclay Shelton Dance Center 2024 Summer Revue: Performances are for 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. June 21 and June 22 as well as 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. June 23 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. For more information and to purchase tickets, 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

Hope Theatre Group: Young adults will perform “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at 7 p.m. July 12 as well as 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 13 at the Snohomish County PUD Theater, 2320 California St., Everett. Tickets are $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

All Aboard: The Everett-based nonprofit activity center for adults with developmental disabilities will stage “We Welcome All Aboard” at 6 p.m. July 24 at the Snohomish County PUD Theater, 2320 California St., Everett. The show features songs and stories that explore the themes of what makes us unique and what inclusion looks like. Tickets are by donation. 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

Mike E. Winfield: This Baltimore comedian will perform at 8 p.m. July 27 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $20. More at


SnoCo Movie Club Screening & Discussion: “Leonor Will Never Die” (2022) will be shown at 2:30 p.m. on June 29 at the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. The runtime is 99 minutes, and film is not rated. An optional discussion will follow. Admission is free. For more, go to

Geekapalooza Film Festival: Movies will be screened July 19-21 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Find a list of films, showtimes and ticket information at


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

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.

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

Whidbey Working Artists Studio Tour: Meet artists and see their work — both completed and in progress — in their own studios from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18. For more information, go to


Baby Animals & Berries Festival: Get up close and personal with baby goats, lambs, calves, chicks, ducklings, rabbits and more each weekend through June 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

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

Whidbey Island Garden Tour: This annual self-led tour — set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22 — features five home gardens plus a bonus garden: the WSU Master Gardener Education Garden at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Also, local artists donated their work for an online raffle that raised more than $1,000, and that work will be featured within the gardens on the day of tour. Tickets are $30, available online along with a tour map and garden descriptions at Tickets can also be purchased at Bayview Garden, Flowers by the Bay, Lavender Wind Farm, Rain Shadow Nursery and Venture Out.

“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

Chevrolet of Everett Car Show: This car show — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13 at 7301 Evergreen Way, Everett — will include raffles, food and cars of all makes and models, with proceeds benefitting the Behind the Badge Foundation. Registration is $20. To register, 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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