Mark your calendars, Thursday, August 28th, 7-9pm.  Bring the family!  There’s plenty of grass and natural burms to spread out those picnic blankets and enjoy some wonderful music on a warm summer night.

“Remember when you were a little kid and you would spin until you had to fall down? Or run to cool off? Or jump from the back of a couch and really really fly?”

Carrie Akre is a musician best known for her work with Seattle underground bands Hammerbox and Goodness. Since Goodness disbanded in 1998

Recognized as one of Hawaii’s most versatile musicians, Jeff Peterson is at the heart of the Hawaiian music scene today. His passion for the guitar has allowed him to shine as a solo artist and has given him the opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of artists

Burley Mountain has been playing their own form of country/rock in the Seattle area for several years. Fronted by Brandon Russell, who also plays rhythm guitar and writes most of the songs, it’s easy to hear their influences, ranging from classic country to southern rock, to the Grateful Dead.

Island Songwriter, performer and humorist Kevin Joyce will present an intimate solo cabaret show featuring Joyce on guitar and piano, singing original tunes written during his 25 years on Vashon

Put on Your Dancin’ Shoes for the Senior Center. The Senior Center is celebrating the big 30

Open Space is thrilled to welcome this all-ages, super-fun outdoor theatre treat:
Teatro Minestrone’s Around the World in 8 Stories.

Club Shostakovich is the roaming Seattle chamber music series that has brought the Shostakovich string quartets to Seattle-area venues over the last two years.

Bill Carter has been a pillar of the Austin music scene for nearly three decades, helping shape the city’s rich musical history along with his songwriting partner and wife, Ruth Ellsworth.

VAA is proud to reprise our annual outdoor summer concert this August. We call it ‘Bramblefest’ in honor of the many brambles that naturally proliferate all across the Island and bear fruit at the peak of summer.

Vashon Opera’s sixth season kicks off in September with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, considered one of the greatest operas of all time. Watch as the Don pushes his limits and meets his ultimate demise in this brilliantly crafted masterwork.

 

Soul Senate is a 7-piece, high-energy, adrenaline-inducing, audience-oriented, original soul/funk party powerhouse. This band has lit up the dance floor at the Bike in the past, but they are pulling out all the stops for Strawberry Festival Friday – do not miss this epic show!

The Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short are coming to town.  ”The delightfully surprising collection of songs and sounds this husband/wife act create, while stretching the limits of Celtic music by stirring in generous amounts of Indian Ragas and Middle Eastern flavorings

Publish the Quest,  a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to Vashon for the biggest weekend on Vashon.  Strawberry Festival!

Mark your calendars, summer is almost here and so are the annual free Summer Concerts In The Park.  Bring the family! 

Swindler is a fresh take on deep pocket groove with a penchant for intricate fusion and improv magic. Hailing from the Emerald City, this exciting project

Face it, you are going to need something to look forward to. After the neighbors have finished blowing up what had been their kids’ college funds and then returned the cooler you loaned them so they could transport their flag-festooned fingers to the medic

Aladdin and his host of exotic friends, including Genie, Jeannie, Jasmine, the Wishes and an unruly Flying Carpet take the stage at Vashon High School for a week-end production by the dancers of Vashon Dance Academy, June 27-29.

Brightin Rose Schlumpf and Jamie Namkung will present a short recital of music for viola and piano by Bach, Bartok, Enseco and Glazunov on Wednesday, July 2 at 7 p.m. at the Blue Heron.  The recital is free and open to the public.

Vashon’s new blues rock trio, The Backyard Bandits, will be appearing live at a free concert at Havurat on Saturday, June 21st, at 7 PM.

Mark Lewis is master of the alto sax, baritone sax, flute and piano; author of more than 1,600 compositions; and has recorded and produced more than twenty albums on various labels. Rotterdam, Holland was Mark’s home base for many years.

Bill Brown will be bringing his Kingbees to Vashon for return visit at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi on Saturday, June 21st at 8:30pm. Many folks in the Northwest are familiar with Bill’s high energy ‘rockin’ blues show that he’s been performing in the Northwest since 1986.

Author David Laskin writes about ordinary people whose lives are forever changed due to cataclysmic events in history.   Perhaps the most fascinating story he has written to date is his own.  Laskin’s  newest book, “The Family: Three Journeys Into the Heart of the Twentieth Century”