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December 21, 2016

Open Space’s New Year’s Eve extravanza returns, in a fabulous black light event...
Music will be spinning, lights will be flashing, and Vashon’s biggest dance floor welcomes all ages. Islanders and visitors alike, join us to ring in 2016 with family & friends. Fancy dress, masquerade dress, or just comfy dress encouraged - everyone, wearing anything, is welcome.

Open Space’s New Year’s Eve extravanza returns, in a fabulous black light event...
Music will be spinning, lights will be flashing, and Vashon’s biggest dance floor welcomes all ages. Islanders and visitors alike, join us to ring in 2016 with family & friends. Fancy dress, masquerade dress, or just comfy dress encouraged - everyone, wearing anything, is welcome.

December 21, 2016

Vashon Events is once again partnering with the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi to host a showcase of holiday songs to benefit Island nonprofits this holiday season. The Fourth Annual Will Sing for Vashon will take place on Friday, December 23rd beginning at 8pm. The event is an open call from Vashon Island musicians to perform a holiday song. In the past over 25 acts perform through the night.

Vashon Events is once again partnering with the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi to host a showcase of holiday songs to benefit Island nonprofits this holiday season. The Fourth Annual Will Sing for Vashon will take place on Friday, December 23rd beginning at 8pm. The event is an open call from Vashon Island musicians to perform a holiday song. In the past over 25 acts perform through the night.

December 7, 2016

The High and Lonesome Band is a group of friends who’ve played together nearly 30 years. They’ve been together so long that some original band members have even been replaced by their offspring.

The High and Lonesome Band is a group of friends who’ve played together nearly 30 years. They’ve been together so long that some original band members have even been replaced by their offspring. With roots firmly planted in American Ethnic music, High and Lonesome brings an intricate, tasty brew of bluegrass, blues, and Bakersfield-style country music.

December 7, 2016

If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time.

If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It’s no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage.

November 20, 2016

Come celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving with the Free Range Folk Choir on Monday Nov. 21st, 7pm at the VHS Theater.

Come celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving with the Free Range Folk Choir on Monday Nov. 21st, 7pm at the VHS Theater.

“I am that I am, I am beauty, I am peace, I am joy, I am one with Mother Earth. I am one with everyone within the reach of my voice. In this togetherness, we ask the divine intelligence to eradicate all negatives from our hearts, from our minds and from our actions. And so be it....Ashe.”  - Babatunde Olatunji

November 20, 2016

The Vashon Island Chorale is preparing to sing three concerts of Handel’s “Messiah” at the Vashon Center for the Arts in the Katherine L White Theater

The Vashon Island Chorale is preparing to sing three concerts of Handel’s “Messiah” at the Vashon Center for the Arts in the Katherine L White Theater on Thursday, Dec. 1, 7:30, Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30 and Sunday Dec. 4, 3pm. There will be a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to curtain for all three events. Tickets are being sold online at vashoncenterforthearts.org, at the Center for the Arts ticket desk, at the Heron’s Nest, and at the door if still available. Prices are: $20 general, $18 VAA members, $15 senior, and $5 youth (16 and under).

November 9, 2016

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 another epic Strawberry Festival show at the Red Bicycle Bistro. This is the busiest night of the year on Vashon Island!

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 another epic Strawberry Festival show at the Red Bicycle Bistro. This is the busiest night of the year on Vashon Island!

October 12, 2016

Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of The Carpenters, and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece backing band.

Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of The Carpenters, and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece backing band.

October 12, 2016

80-year-old Overton Berry is a Seattle music legend, dazzling pianist, bandleader, composer and baritone whose career spans well over 60 years. A member of the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame, Berry practiced in the black musicians union hall as a youth (the unions were integrated in 1958) and was immersed in the fabled early Seattle jazz scene since the 1950s, playing with the likes of Diane Schuur,

80-year-old Overton Berry is a Seattle music legend, dazzling pianist, bandleader, composer and baritone whose career spans well over 60 years. A member of the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame, Berry practiced in the black musicians union hall as a youth (the unions were integrated in 1958) and was immersed in the fabled early Seattle jazz scene since the 1950s, playing with the likes of Diane Schuur, Dee Daniels, and Andre Feriante, as well as fronting his own bands that created a legion of fans. Berry is joined by Rick Spano on drums, and Jeff Davies on bass.

October 12, 2016

It took the members of Vashon’s popular Some’tet band three years to create their first CD, and they’re celebrating its release Friday, October 14, at the Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi Bar.
It took Voice of Vashon 14 years to get an FM broadcasting license, and they’re celebrating the second year of KVSH 101.9FM community radio Friday, October 14, at the Red Bike.

It took the members of Vashon’s popular Some’tet band three years to create their first CD, and they’re celebrating its release Friday, October 14, at the Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi Bar.

It took Voice of Vashon 14 years to get an FM broadcasting license, and they’re celebrating the second year of KVSH 101.9FM community radio Friday, October 14, at the Red Bike.

September 27, 2016

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 features Mike Saskor (guitar), Willow Goodine (Keys), Rob Cochran (Bass) & Chris Martin (Drums).

Celebrating the life and music of legendary singer Patsy Cline, Vashon Center for the Arts and Debra Heesch present Sweet Dreams on Saturday, September 17. One of “Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest of All Time”, Cline tragically passed away in a plane crash at the age of 30, but the music she left behind influences countless singers.

August 31, 2016

Cherrywood Station is Gus and Camille Reeves. The duo met in Portland, OR, and, after singing gospel tunes together acapella the first night they met, they never stopped collaborating. Both Gus and Camille are prolific songwriters who carry the torch of American music

Cherrywood Station is Gus and Camille Reeves. The duo met in Portland, OR, and, after singing gospel tunes together acapella the first night they met, they never stopped collaborating. Both Gus and Camille are prolific songwriters who carry the torch of American music by performing classic and original numbers with the acoustic sounds of soul, country, blues, and folk. Their first E.P., Soup Can Telephone, is will be available at this show and includes five original tracks.
Friday, Sepember 2, 8pm
Cherrywood Station
With Vashon Events Youth Opener Mallory Breen

August 31, 2016

With lyrics inspired by Speak on the Mic’s experiences growing up in Tacoma, Washington’s tumultuous Hilltop district, an infectious hybrid of Rap, Hip Hop and R&B melodies are smoothly delivered on soul-infused, urban backbeats. Themes of determination,

With lyrics inspired by Speak on the Mic’s experiences growing up in Tacoma, Washington’s tumultuous Hilltop district, an infectious hybrid of Rap, Hip Hop and R&B melodies are smoothly delivered on soul-infused, urban backbeats. Themes of determination, unapologetic fun and irreverence, grief and breakthroughs resonate in S.O.T.M.’s compositions.  

August 17, 2016

Island drummer Todd Zimberg will reunite with two of his closest musician friends once again, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe, for another epic performance at the Red Bicycle Bistro. The trio has had so much fun playing gigs at the Red Bike that they decided to come back and give the Island another spectacular night of jazz, rock and blues.

Island drummer Todd Zimberg will reunite with two of his closest musician friends once again, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe, for another epic performance at the Red Bicycle Bistro. The trio has had so much fun playing gigs at the Red Bike that they decided to come back and give the Island another spectacular night of jazz, rock and blues.

August 3, 2016

Chautauqua Music Festival is an all-day music festival on Vashon Island that raises money for underprivileged kids in the elementary and middle school music programs. It combines Vashon youth and adult music acts with performers from Seattle, great outdoor food and camping at our local Eagles Aerie 3144

Chautauqua Music Festival is an all-day music festival on Vashon Island that raises money for underprivileged kids in the elementary and middle school music programs.

August 3, 2016

Bring the family!  There’s plenty of grass and natural berms to spread out those picnic blankets and enjoy some wonderful music on a warm summer night.  Families can come relax, let the kids play on the playground and enjoy the entertainment at these summer events.

Bring the family!  There’s plenty of grass and natural berms to spread out those picnic blankets and enjoy some wonderful music on a warm summer night.  Families can come relax, let the kids play on the playground and enjoy the entertainment at these summer events.

July 20, 2016

Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses.

Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn’t mean that the revolution isn’t still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe.

July 20, 2016

Jeff Kanzler is a Seattle born singer-songwriter. Initially working in Seattle before he moved to Los Angeles, then to a remote part of the Alaskan interior and ultimately to Vashon, his work to date is primarily Americana with traditional instrumentation.

Jeff Kanzler is a Seattle born singer-songwriter. Initially working in Seattle before he moved to Los Angeles, then to a remote part of the Alaskan interior and ultimately to Vashon, his work to date is primarily Americana with traditional instrumentation.

What people are saying about Jeff:
Comparisons are as inevitable in music as in life and in this sense singer/songwriter Jeff Kanzler is no exception (“reminiscent of a young Bob Dylan” Don Yates – KEXP).

July 6, 2016

Together for years writing and playing original music on Vashon Island and in the Seattle area, The FieldHands are a rock band. Their music blends some of the best traits of rock, alternative country and the Americana vibe present in music from artists like Wilco, Son Volt, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Iris Dement and others.

Together for years writing and playing original music on Vashon Island and in the Seattle area, The FieldHands are a rock band. Their music blends some of the best traits of rock, alternative country and the Americana vibe present in music from artists like Wilco, Son Volt, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Iris Dement and others.
 

June 22, 2016

Since the last Strawberry Festival in 2015, Bill Brown and the Kingbees have been performing all over Puget Sound. Folks love Bill’s crisp harmonica and no holds barred vocals. They are a favorite for private parties for their energy and dynamic tonal vocals.

Since the last Strawberry Festival in 2015, Bill Brown and the Kingbees have been performing all over Puget Sound. Folks love Bill’s crisp harmonica and no holds barred vocals. They are a favorite for private parties for their energy and dynamic tonal vocals. They average 40 years a piece in professional experience, but still have the vitality of 20 year olds! .

June 8, 2016

Vashon’s own, Cami Lundeen, returns to the island this June for a show with her band. Lundeen will rock the stage with your favorites from her debut album as well as new songs she’s written since leaving the island.

Vashon’s own, Cami Lundeen, returns to the island this June for a show with her band. Lundeen will rock the stage with your favorites from her debut album as well as new songs she’s written since leaving the island. Joining Lundeen on stage will be Wesley Peterson on drums, Jason Everett on bass, and more to come…

Website www.camilundeen.com
Facebook Musician Page:
www.facebook.com/camilundeen

June 8, 2016

Pianist, composer, and teacher Kate Moody will present a series of Connect & Glow Guided Meditations and Music on second Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. at Vashon Intuitive Arts. Each session focuses on a different topic. The topic on June 11th is “Spring Cleaning - I Forgive Me.” August 13th is “Vitality and Growth,” and September 10th is “Connecting With Inner Guidance.”

Pianist, composer, and teacher Kate Moody will present a series of Connect & Glow Guided Meditations and Music on second Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. at Vashon Intuitive Arts. Each session focuses on a different topic. The topic on June 11th is “Spring Cleaning - I Forgive Me.” August 13th is “Vitality and Growth,” and September 10th is “Connecting With Inner Guidance.”  (There will be no presentation in July.)

May 25, 2016

Wailing guitar, swirling organ, thunder Bass, throbbing drums and the urge to make you dance are what we bring to the party. The group has made appearances in the last three Strawberry Festival lineups, two years at the “Cat Butt” festival, several dates at the “Red Bike” and a truly unique mid-summer party for Tony’s Going Away (that never happened, he’s still here).

Wailing guitar, swirling organ, thunder Bass, throbbing drums and the urge to make you dance are what we bring to the party. The group has made appearances in the last three Strawberry Festival lineups, two years at the “Cat Butt” festival, several dates at the “Red Bike” and a truly unique mid-summer party for Tony’s Going Away (that never happened, he’s still here). The repertoire is comprised of material from such notable groups as Steely Dan, Jeff Beck, CCR, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and Harry Nilsson.

April 27, 2016

Comprised of about 20 Islanders ranging from professional musicians to amateurs, the community musical group is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year. Charter member Lou Engels still plays in the band.

Comprised of about 20 Islanders ranging from professional musicians to amateurs, the community musical group is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year. Charter member Lou Engels still plays in the band.

Engels remembers how Monty Sewell, who once played with Louie Armstrong, helped found the band back in 1973. Engels said that Sewell owned a music store where Blooms & Things is now located.