Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin’ Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by three funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together.
The Vashon Youth Chorus under the direction of Marita Ericksen will perform with the Vashon Island Chorale at their Winter Wonderland concerts on Saturday, Dec 5 (7:30pm) and Sunday, Dec. 6 (3pm) at Bethel Church.
The concert will feature “One Voice” by the Wailin’ Jennys, as well as a new composition based on a poem by Thich Nhat Hanh. The show will continue with Toto’s popular 80’s hit, “Africa”, Sweet Honey in the Rock’s “Ella’s Song” and special trio performances by choir founders, Tom Pruiksma, Shane Jewell and Emily Pruiksma.
The Ike Harmon Band plays original Cordilleran Tribal rock’n’roll, blues, folk and ballads. The resulting music is passionate and exhilarating as only masterfully-crafted and powerfully played songs can be.
From deep in the swamps of Vashon, where dreams are born and come to rest, comes an evening of inspired performance featuring some of our Island’s most imaginative entertainers. On October 3, Steffon and Arlette Moody present Swamp Bottom Cabaret—a spin-off of their roving outdoor Swamp Bottom Jamborees, adapted for the Blue Heron stage—featuring local musical groups The S Curves and The Nilbillies.
The Van Redeker Band performs danceable interpretations of songs by pop music’s greatest songwriters, including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke and JJ Cale, as well as originals by veteran musician Daryl Redeker.
Poultry in Motion is basically what happens when you take talent, good looks, charm and enthusiasm, throw it all together in one band, then take away the talent, good looks and charm. They started out playing volleyball in vacant lots, alleys and transfer stations for tips. Later they graduated to playing music on empty trash bins in old car lots for pigeon food.
Vashon Island band Fendershine’s members hail from five distinct corners of America, and their respective swampy, poppy, psychedelic, prog-rock and folk-punk influences come together in their own concoction of danceable rock.
An all day music festival featuring prominent young and older established musicians from Vashon and Seattle to raise money for underprivileged kids in the Chautauqau and McMurray music and other arts programs.
Vashon Events and the Vashon Park District have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday, July 2nd and run through Thursday, September 10th. All concerts start at 7pm and are held in Ober Park on Vashon Island.
Vashon sent her off with a big bang of a farewell show last June, and now, after touring the country throughout this past year, Cami Lundeen is finally returning to the island with a multitude of new songs and stories to share as well as favorites from her debut album.http://www.camilundeenlive.brownpapertickets.com/
The Doors were the quintessential American rock band of the late 60s. Their unique sound which blended elements of rock, blues, jazz, psychedelia, poetry, shamanism, rebellion, and live theatre has captured the imagination of every generation.
Put on your flip flops and sunglasses and take a flight to the Caribbean this summer with VAA’s annual outdoor summer concert held at beautiful Camp Burton. This year’s tropical theme includes live performances by bands playing calypso, Afro-Cuban jazz and reggae that will leave you feeling like you’ve spent the day on a distant beach. No passports required.
Thursday, July 23rd, 7-9pm: Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing. Vashon Events and the Vashon Park District have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday, July 2nd and run through Thursday, September 10th.
Ian Moore is a prolific singer-songwriter who was spawned from the 90’s roots rock scene of Austin, Texas and gained popularity as a guitar prodigy. Winner of seven Austin Music Awards including “Best Musician”, “Best Band” and “Best Electric Guitarist,”
At it’s core, the band consists of Henry Kammerer (Guitar, Banjo, Vocals) and John Johnson (Buckets, Drums, Clanks, Grunts); two worn, but exuberant voices singing and shouting above a swirling mass of banjo, buckets, slide, washboard, and car parts.
Join Vashon Events at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi on Saturday, June 20th at 8pm as we celebrate dads and their special connection to their kids. This unique showcase features fathers and their children of all ages performing together.
Carter Castle is one of Vashon Island’s most original musicians and lyricists. Inspired by our rich heritage of folk artists and blues greats, Castle’s music expresses universal themes and his personal stories. His sound is touched by his love of the American folk sounds of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and country artists such as John Prine, Steve Earle and Dave Van Ronk. His lyrics bring all the senses into play, conjuring up shapes, images, colors and moods.
The Rumble Strips play high-energy dance music from anywhere: West Africa, New Orleans, Brazil, and the pop charts. With full batteries of percussion, horns, guitars and vocals, it’s all hands on deck for a sound that’s sublime, ridiculous, oversized and built for joy. Not a show; a party.