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July 6, 2014

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

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 via some of the tastiest sitar playing this side of Ravi Shankar” (Valpariso Times, IN) “bring musical diversity, captivating storytelling and humorous side notes to create an amazing show.” (Labyrinth Café/Fort Lauderdale, FL)
   

July 6, 2014

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!

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!

July 6, 2014

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!

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!

July 2, 2014

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

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). Featuring Seattle area band members who have played and formed prior well followed Northwest bands such as Olympic Sound Collective, Rai, and Altered States of Funk.

July 2, 2014

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

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

June 18, 2014

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.

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. This will be a warm-up for Bill’s annual big show in the Beer Garden during Strawberry Festival.

June 18, 2014

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.

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.

The Backyard Bandits express a cool, modern take on American roots music. They play a balance of originals as well as interpretations of songs by some of America’s greatest songwriters, including Bob Dylan, JJ Cale and T-bone Walker.
 The Bandits are Greg Martin on lead guitar, bass and vocals, Isaiah Hazzard on drums, and Sam Van Fleet on bass, guitar and vocals.

June 18, 2014

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.

 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. He toured and played in better clubs throughout Europe, and taught jazz theory and improvised music classes in several music conservatories. Mark lived and performed for several years in San Francisco and Victoria, BC as well.

June 18, 2014

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.

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.  

June 4, 2014

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

June 4, 2014

San Francisco band Blind Willies, led by singer/songwriter Alexei Wajchman, plays music as powerful as it is eclectic. Offering up a raucous blend of folk, blues, Americana, rock ‘n’ roll, and original songwriting.

San Francisco band Blind Willies, led by singer/songwriter Alexei Wajchman, plays music as powerful as it is eclectic. Offering up a raucous blend of folk, blues, Americana, rock ‘n’ roll, and original songwriting.

May 21, 2014

Seattle Rock Orchestra was born out of the desire to marry the unabashed energy of rock ‘n’ roll with the broader palette of musical nuances treasured in classical music.

Seattle Rock Orchestra was born out of the desire to marry the unabashed energy of rock ‘n’ roll with the broader palette of musical nuances treasured in classical music. Since 2008, the group has perfected its unique blend of genres by re-imagining, arranging and performing high-quality, high-energy tributes to rock icons such as Queen, David Bowie, the Beach Boys, Beck and Radiohead.

May 15, 2014

We all know a One Nitestand is never enough – You just want more! Well good news, they’re back! And they have new stuff as well as a female duo who will redefine the local blues scene.
 

We all know a One Nitestand is never enough – You just want more! Well good news, they’re back! And they have new stuff as well as a female duo who will redefine the local blues scene. This band is ‘nothin’ but rockin’ blues’ and you’ll say “oh yeah!” when you hear them! Can Blues/rock be this much fun? It is for the players and it will be for you when you join this band of musicians who’ve been rode hard and put away wet. They’re dusting it off and shinin’ up nice for another rare gem of a show.

May 15, 2014

Vashon Opera will present an astounding cast of professional opera stars, chamber orchestra and children’s chorus for Massenet’s Werther.
 

Vashon Opera will present an astounding cast of professional opera stars, chamber orchestra and children’s chorus for Massenet’s Werther. Wesley Rogers portraying the title role has an incredibly beautiful yet powerful tenor voice and is making his mark on the international operatic and concert stages.

May 7, 2014

On Friday, May 9 at 7 PM Massachusetts musician/vocalist Jason Eisenberg will bring his eclectic guitar style to the Havurat for a night of “blues, swing and the occasional Tango”.

On Friday, May 9 at 7 PM Massachusetts musician/vocalist Jason Eisenberg will bring his eclectic guitar style to the Havurat for a night of “blues, swing and the occasional Tango”. Joining him will be veteran island musicians Daryl Redeker on guitar and Bob Kueker on bass. A. J. Wachtel, in his Boston Blues Blog, described J-Bob’s vocals as “reminiscent of Tom Waits meets Leon Redbone” and concluded that he performs “first rate material done in a very different way. Good stuff.”

May 7, 2014

Alex Dugdale studied tap since he was six years old, and discovered the pull of jazz while standing on a NYC subway platform from a man playing Duke Ellington’s Take the A Train on steel drums.

Alex Dugdale studied tap since he was six years old, and discovered the pull of jazz while standing on a NYC subway platform from a man playing Duke Ellington’s Take the A Train on steel drums. “I put on my tap shoes, and took the ‘A’ train with the steel drum player, and we started jamming to it. The people in the station started to hear our conversation and watched and listened as we spoke through the music… the crowd got with the beat and followed us on board.”

April 22, 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.

April 22, 2014

Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra’s April 25 concert welcomes Spring with Delius’ lush On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Air and Dance, Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1

Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra’s April 25 concert welcomes Spring with Delius’ lush On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Air and Dance, Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1, Arthur Foote’s Suite for String Orchestra in E Major and selections from Busoni’s beautiful and rarely heard Concerto for Piano and Strings in D Minor.

April 9, 2014

Club O has been growing month by month, with more and more Islanders of all ages coming to dance and relax. And we have two very special Club Os in April and May! On Friday, April 11, donations will be collected to support Islander Larry Flynn and his annual AIDS LifeCycle.

Club O has been growing month by month, with more and more Islanders of all ages coming to dance and relax. And we have two very special Club Os in April and May! On Friday, April 11, donations will be collected to support Islander Larry Flynn and his annual AIDS LifeCycle. Every year, Larry joins thousands of cyclists to bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles - 545 glorious miles in 7 days. Riders gather $3000 in donations in order to participate in the event - so Open Space is joining with Larry to help him raise funds!

April 9, 2014

Cordaviva is a 9-piece powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora.

Cordaviva is a 9-piece powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. Their upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, Afro beat, funk, and various Latin styles. Bright horns compliment sublime vocal harmonies (sung in various languages), soulful guitars, and relentlessly driving percussion.

March 26, 2014

High and Lonesome was formed in 1985 and played all the bluegrass festivals throughout the Northwest. 

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.

March 26, 2014

The Vashon Island Chorale begins rehearsals on Tuesday, April 1 to prepare for its celebratory 25th anniversary concert “No Bridges” to be held at Bethel Church

The Vashon Island Chorale begins rehearsals on Tuesday, April 1 to prepare for its celebratory 25th anniversary concert “No Bridges” to be held at Bethel Church on Sunday, June 29 at 3pm. Composer Bronwyn Edwards was commissioned to write a suite of music celebrating the history and many wonders of Vashon Island and the Chorale will present this special concert free as a gift to the community. A grant from 4Culture is helping to make this event possible.

March 26, 2014

The Finisterra Trio presents two piano trios popular with chamber music audiences,

The Finisterra Trio presents two piano trios popular with chamber music audiences, Antonin Dvorak’s Dumky Trio and Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music. Both composers draw on numerous ethnic sources in these works yet assimilate them into their own distinct musical language.

March 11, 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.