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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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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.   

August 16, 2014

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

Carrie Akre is a musician best known for her work with Seattle underground bands Hammerbox and Goodness. Since Goodness disbanded in 1998, she has contributed vocals to the project band The Rockfords and released three solo albums.

August 16, 2014

Subconscious Population….a band that everyone knows and is a huge part of Island history when it comes to music. If you think that maybe, just maybe…

Subconscious Population….a band that everyone knows and is a huge part of Island history when it comes to music. If you think that maybe, just maybe… on a quiet summer night, sitting on your porch perhaps…you might have heard wisps of “Jah Lee Kali”, “Funkified” or “One In A Million” floating through the air…you just might have.

August 13, 2014

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.

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. Andrew Stauffer has been playing bass and adding vocal harmonies since the beginning, but things really began to take off when Marty Ofsowitz joined on lead guitar. With the addition of Scott Jantzen on drums in 2011 the quartet was fully formed.

August 13, 2014

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

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 from Hawaii, across the US, and abroad. His focus on Slack Key guitar, classical, and jazz music has allowed him to develop a unique and transcendent voice on the guitar while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage.

August 13, 2014

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

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, interspersed with fond stories, and personal reflections Joyce’s songs run the gamut from ballads to blues to R&B and alt country, all with his signature humor, intellect and disarming honesty. Tickets includes a copy of Joyce’s CD Say It.

July 30, 2014

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.

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. Over 200 artists have found gold in the songwriting genius of this Texas troubadour, including Stevie Ray Vaughan (“Crossfire”), The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Palmer,The Counting Crows, Storyville, Omar and The Howlers, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Ruth Brown, John Anderson, and Waylon Jennings.

July 30, 2014

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

Put on Your Dancin’ Shoes for the Senior Center

The Senior Center is celebrating the big 30, Saturday August 2nd.  From 7 pm till the wee hours, swing to Portage Fill, nosh on sumptuous appetizers, imbibe a fresh blackberry mojito and bid often and high on an amazing array of silent auction donations.  This community wide event is open to all to help support the Senior Center.

July 16, 2014

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.

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. It speaks to the idyllic and sweet summers that characterize Vashon-Maury, and we hope you will inaugurate a family tradition of spending a glorious summer afternoon on the grass, listening to exceptional musicians. This year, the theme for the concert has a world beat flavor, beckoning the rhythms of Cuba, Brazil and Spain.

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.