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December 21, 2014

High and Lonesome was formed in 1985 and played all the bluegrass festivals throughout the Northwest. The band broke up at the end of 1989, but reunited in 1993 and were hired to play 3 shows at the very first Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival that year.

High and Lonesome was formed in 1985 and played all the bluegrass festivals throughout the Northwest. The band broke up at the end of 1989, but reunited in 1993 and were hired to play 3 shows at the very first Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival that year.

After another hiatus, High and Lonesome reunited and performed at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival last summer, 24 years after the last time they performed there. Earla Harding, founding member of the Wintergrass Blues Festival, recently said that High and Lonesome was one of the greatest local bluegrass bands ever.

December 21, 2014

A longtime Vashon favorite, this band aims to entertain you on the hottest dance night of the year with non-stop danceable tunes and a commanding stage presence.

A longtime Vashon favorite, this band aims to entertain you on the hottest dance night of the year with non-stop danceable tunes and a commanding stage presence. The band’s leader and powerful front man Troy Kindred is an entertainer in every sense of the word. His infectious energy and enthusiasm gets the crowd into the act – and his vocals will tear the paint off the back walls.

December 17, 2014

Vashon Events presents “Will Sing For Food,” on Saturday, December 20th starting at 8pm. Local musicians are signing up to perform holiday carols to earn tips to support the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank. We’ll have a list of songs and performers available soon!

Vashon Events presents “Will Sing For Food,” on Saturday, December 20th starting at 8pm.

Local musicians are signing up to perform holiday carols to earn tips to support the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank. We’ll have a list of songs and performers available soon!

The evening marks the second time we’ve done this to kick off the holiday season in an intimate setting with some of the Island’s more endearing musicians.

It will be fun, festive and for a great cause.

December 7, 2014

On Friday, December 12, guitarist Michael Nicolella, flutist Jeffrey Cohan and violist Roxanna Patterson perform the world premiere of In Dreams or flute and viola by Seattle-area composer Huntley Beyer, along with a new work for solo guitar by Michael Nicolella.

On Friday, December 12, guitarist Michael Nicolella, flutist Jeffrey Cohan and violist Roxanna Patterson perform the world premiere of In Dreams or flute and viola by Seattle-area composer Huntley Beyer, along with a new work for solo guitar by Michael Nicolella. and early 19th-century chamber music for guitar with flute and viola. This combination of instruments was extremely popular during Beethoven and Schubert’s time but has been little heard from since.

December 7, 2014

Sharing the Stage is a dynamic music series on Vashon Island. Top name headliners play the island in professional venues…and high school band are the opening act!

Sharing the Stage is a dynamic music series on Vashon Island. Top name headliners play the island in professional venues…and high school band are the opening act!

Student musicians from Vashon Island High School will open for Brothers From Another from Seattle, bringing Vashon Island’s residents together to focus on teens and young-adults and their musical interests.

December 3, 2014

Delilah Pearl and The Mantarays perform sultry ballads and jazzy rousers from the era of the divas: Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Delilah Pearl and The Mantarays perform sultry ballads and jazzy rousers from the era of the divas: Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald. Delilah sizzles in front, on vocals, backed by stalwart Vashon Island musicians Greg Dember (piano) , Michael Whitmore (guitar), Toliver Goering (bass) and Dodd Johnson (drums). The Mantarays deliver the standards freshened by an approach influenced by years in rock, experimental and indie music.
This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover!

December 3, 2014

Open Space for Arts & Community proudly presents our first-ever Electro Swing Extravaganza, featuring Portland’s Sepiatonic and Seattle’s Good Co, in a fabulous evening of dancing to Electro Swing and Original Live Music - all with a twist of Vaudeville!

Open Space for Arts & Community proudly presents our first-ever Electro Swing Extravaganza, featuring Portland’s Sepiatonic and Seattle’s Good Co, in a fabulous evening of dancing to Electro Swing and Original Live Music - all with a twist of Vaudeville!

As the US’s one and only Electro Swing Band, Good Co recently debuted their first album, Electro Swing for the Masses. Pounding dance beats are mixed with gypsy jazz guitar riffs, samples from the past turned on their head along with a live horn section blowing down the house.  

November 19, 2014

Vashon Island’s own Free Range Folk Choir will present a Concert on Sunday November 23rd, 7pm at the Burton Church (23905 Vashon Hwy SW). Come enjoy the harmonies of a cappella choral music from around the world!

Vashon Island’s own Free Range Folk Choir will present a Concert on Sunday November 23rd, 7pm at the Burton Church (23905 Vashon Hwy SW). Come enjoy the harmonies of a cappella choral music from around the world!
Admission is free; your donations in support of the event are gratefully accepted.
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November 19, 2014

This month, on November 20th, we bring you local musicians Pat Reardon & Jenny Bell. The music takes place from 7:30-9:30pm.

The Hardware Store Restaurant decided to start having a regular live music night back in March of this year and it has turned out to be a lot of fun and a great venue to hear some really talented people perform.  Starting in October, we’ve gone from a weekly live music night to a monthly live music night.

The music takes place from 7:30-9:30pm.

This month, on November 20th, we bring you local musicians Pat Reardon & Jenny Bell.

November 19, 2014

Vashon Events presents an evening song and story.The first annual singer-songwriter showcase will feature over a dozen artists. Each artist will have 5 minutes to play 2-3 songs and tell the stories behind them. This is an evening not to be missed.

Vashon Events presents an evening song and story.The first annual singer-songwriter showcase will feature over a dozen artists. Each artist will have 5 minutes to play 2-3 songs and tell the stories behind them. This is an evening not to be missed.

November 8, 2014

Snapdragon is pleased to bring you live music on Saturday nights.  Stop on by for some wonderful music, delicious food and tasty beverages!

Snapdragon is pleased to bring you live music on Saturday nights.  Stop on by for some wonderful music, delicious food and tasty beverages!

On Saturday, November 15th, performing in the Cone Hastings Gallery will be Emree Franklin.
Emree Franklin is a 20-year old singer/songwriter from Friday Harbor.  Her poignant voice, edgy rhythms and creative songwriting lyrics has caught the attention of industry elite.

November 8, 2014

Makana’s first two concerts at Open Space were extraordinary - huge audiences brimming with excitement who were brought to both tears and standing ovations by the amazing talent and giant heart of this virtuoso, world-class performer.

Makana’s first two concerts at Open Space were extraordinary - huge audiences brimming with excitement who were brought to both tears and standing ovations by the amazing talent and giant heart of this virtuoso, world-class performer.

Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and composer who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change.

November 8, 2014

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

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. Multiple harmonies, driving guitar lines and soaring lead instrumentals punctuate good stories and strong melodies. The FieldHands incorporate local flavor and imagery in their lyrics.

October 8, 2014

Snapshots of unique voices in contemporary dance: Flashpoint, an evening featuring the latest from six exciting choreographers in 10-15 minute works to inspire and fire the imagination.

Snapshots of unique voices in contemporary dance: Flashpoint, an evening featuring the latest from six exciting choreographers in 10-15 minute works to inspire and fire the imagination.

October 8, 2014

We get a yearning every fall here at Open Space, an itching in our feet and a jiggle in our legs, and we start to hear the imaginary strains of something we need to move to – and we know it’s time to dance.

We get a yearning every fall here at Open Space, an itching in our feet and a jiggle in our legs, and we start to hear the imaginary strains of something we need to move to – and we know it’s time to dance. So we are pleased as punch to welcome The Great Divide and the Jeff Kanzler Band to the Cider Fest Stomp on Saturday, October 11! You can wrap up a fantastic 2014 Cider Fest at Open Space, and kick up your heels on Vashon’s biggest dance floor, to music from our island’s favorite musicians.

October 8, 2014

The Bog Hoppers are made up of a group of friends that live for Celtic music. Their sound can be described as a high-energy celtic drive with a bluegrass feel.

The Bog Hoppers are made up of a group of friends that live for Celtic music. Their sound can be described as a high-energy celtic drive with a bluegrass feel. A combination of original and traditional songs are played with emotion stemming from their roots in the Celtic regions.The band has deep roots in Celtic music and ancestry, but are still proud Americans. That is the reason they choose to play traditional Irish/Celtic tunes with heavy influences from generations of American music.

September 24, 2014

Bob Dylan said it best: “He who is not busy being born is busy dying.” Singer, songwriter and guitarist Ian Moore lives and creates by that precept.

Bob Dylan said it best: “He who is not busy being born is busy dying.” Singer, songwriter and guitarist Ian Moore lives and creates by that precept.

It’s a way of living has led Moore from emerging as, at first glance, a teenage guitar prodigy in the early 1990s in his hometown of Austin, Texas to fruition as a full-blooded musical artist, now based on Vashon, whose rich and keenly intelligent compositions invoke critics’ comparisons to some of the most respected names in both classic and contemporary rock’n’roll music.

September 24, 2014

Artistic Directors Rowena Hammill and Douglas Davis are pleased to partner once again with Vashon Allied Arts to present the sixth season of Vashon Chamber Music.

Artistic Directors Rowena Hammill and Douglas Davis are pleased to partner once again with Vashon Allied Arts to present the sixth season of Vashon Chamber Music. Travel across Europe with Vashon Chamber Music’s 2014-2015 concert series, featuring four programs with international flavor, paying tribute to the great composers of England, Russia, Italy, Germany and France. Please join us for what promises to be an exciting year of memorable masterpieces and performances!

A Tribute to England:
Music of Bridge, Vaughan Williams and Britten

September 10, 2014

Fendershine is a Puget Sound rock band whose music spans a gamut as wide as the corners of the country from which its members hail.

Fendershine is a Puget Sound rock band whose music spans a gamut as wide as the corners of the country from which its members hail. Arkansas swamp rock, Minneapolis post-punk pop, Bay Area psychedelic doo-wop, Boston folk-punk and Idaho panhandle prog-metal have been stirred up in the artistic, Pacific Northwestern mixing bowl of Vashon Island. Searing guitar and fiddle leads layered with electric and acoustic guitar rhythms are poured over a plateful of chunky grooves and topped with a smooth sauce of rich vocal harmonies.

September 10, 2014

Snapdragon is pleased to bring you live music in the courtyard on Saturday nights.  Stop on by for some wonderful music, delicious food and tasty beverages!

Snapdragon is pleased to bring you live music in the courtyard on Saturday nights.  Stop on by for some wonderful music, delicious food and tasty beverages!

On Saturday, September 13, 7-9pm, we bring you Jessie Houghton.

August 27, 2014

Larry Murante’s beautifully woven stories about every day folks, set to song combine compassionate, socially conscious lyrics and an upbeat, joyful, energetic folk/rock style.

Larry Murante’s beautifully woven stories about every day folks, set to song combine compassionate, socially conscious lyrics and an upbeat, joyful, energetic folk/rock style. Jackson Brown, Lyle Lovett, Hal Ketchum and Michael McDonald are all reflected in his music. Larry is known for his soaring, mellifluous, tenor, a strong rhythmic guitar style and an engaging stage presence.

August 27, 2014

From your friends at Open Space for Arts & Community, here’s another reason to not leave the island... and still get what you need!

From your friends at Open Space for Arts & Community, here’s another reason to not leave the island... and still get what you need!

Presenting: club O  

You don’t have to spend a weekend night running in to Seattle just to find a cool place to dance.  Now you’ve got your own place to go, club O: Vashon’s own dance club.

August 27, 2014

The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi will be shining its spotlight on one of the most innovative jazz bands in the Northwest

The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi will be shining its spotlight on one of the most innovative jazz bands in the Northwest, the Island Jazz Quintet. Meeting and growing in a place that is the antithesis of bright lights and glamour gave the band a chance to develop its style in peace. That style combines improvisational jazz, bossa nova, and a smoky hint of cabaret in distinctive arrangements that lead Victory Review to note, “Vashon Island boasts a group worthy of national attention. This group would be right at home in a New York cabaret.”

August 16, 2014

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.

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.  Families can come relax, let the kids play on the playground and enjoy the entertainment at these summer events in our very own Ober Park.
The concerts are presented and funded by Vashon Park District in association with Vashon Events.