Showing posts with label Concerts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Concerts. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Danny Gokey: Hope Encounter Tour Coming Soon

Danny Gokey's "The Hope Encounter" Tour
Danny Gokey
Danny Gokey is gearing up for his first-ever headline tour with this fall’s Hope Encounter. Also featuring GRAMMY® nominee Tauren Wells and breakout artist Riley Clemmons, the tour will hit 29 markets across the country, including Seattle on October 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Eastridege Church.

“It’s been a dream of mine since American Idol to headline my own major tour,” says Gokey. “That platform opened my eyes to the power of mixing hope with entertainment. Hearing a message of hope at just the right time can truly make an impact in someone’s life. Getting this opportunity is a dream come true! I love touring, being with fans, and seeing first-hand how the music can encourage people in a time in our society where hope (mixed with a little fun) is so desperately needed.”

Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a Top 3 finalist on Season 8 of American Idol. His first album, My Best Days, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Since then, the Wisconsin native has celebrated a series of #1 album debuts, including his first award-winning holiday album, Christmas Is Here, as well as singles including the recently Gold-certified “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” and “Hope In Front of Me.” Gokey’s latest album, Rise, reached #1 on the Billboard Top Christian Album chart and garnered his first Grammy nomination. Its title track, marked his third, multi-week, multi-chart #1 single.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here. Eastridge Church is located at 24205 SE Issaquah Fall City Rd, Issaquah, Washington 98029.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Don't Forget Your 'Bumpershoot' This Labor Day

Named after the humble umbrella, The Bumpershoot festival is held every Labor Day weekend at the Seattle Center.

Nearly 50 years of age, thousands come through the gates to enjoy music of all kinds, comedy, spoken word, dance, live theatre and more at both indoor and outdoor stages. Some of the performing act are:

Music Lineup: J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, SZA, Fleet Foxes, Lil Wayne, Illenium, Portugal The Man, RL Grime, Phoenix, Ludacris, Young Thug, Chromeo, Blondie, Cold War Kids, T-Pain, Mura Masa, Gryffin, DVSN, Rhye Bishop Briggs, Tinashe, The Revolution, Tritonal, Kelela, Lane 8, Emancipator Ensemble, Moses Sumney, Deorro, Marian Hill, AJR, Noah Gundersen, Towkio, Poolside, Superorganism, Bahamas, Bhad Bhabie, Elderbrook, Olivia O’Brien, Saweetie, Arkells, Black Pistol Fire, Yung Pinch, Cherry Glazerr, London On Da Track, Sasha Sloan, Knox Fortune, Elohim, Mt. Joy, Xavier Omar, Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers, Daysormay, Ducky, Maxo Kream, Fisher, Field Report, Sloucher, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Kailee Morgue, Marc E. Bassy, The Pink Slips, Ella Vos, Jade Bird, GG Magree, BAS, Jillian Jacqueline, Duckwrth, The Regrettes, Ripe, Travis Thompson, Jack Harlow, Knife Knights, Grynch, Yuno, Jpegmafia, Cozz, LovelytheBand, Wimps, Ethan Tucker, Khanvict, Carlie Hanson, Xie, Great Grandpa, Brent Amaker the the Rodeo, Donormaal, UMII, Noodles, DJ100Proof, Mersiv, Jo Passed, BAG (Blimes X Gifted Gab, Jake Crocker, Let’s Eat Grandma, Desure, Skating Polly, Craig Jaffe, Micaiah Sawyer

Comedy and Conversation Lineup: Eugene Mirman, Last Podcast on the Left, Think It, Say It, Do It, Langston Kerman, The Omnibus Project with Ken Jennings & John Roderick, Emily Heller, Alex Edelman, Sam Jay, Josh Johnson, Liza Treyger, Shane Torres, Haunting Renditions: Plugged in with Eliot Glazer, Chris Fairbanks, On Deck with Courtney Karwal, Jamel Johnson and Mike Mulloy, Amir K., Kate Willett, Lisa Best, Off Book: The Improvised Musical with Jessica McKenna and Zack Reino, Bri Pruett, Dear Owen Wilson with Blair Socci, Kortney Shane Williams, Gavin Matts, Bad Jokes with Wilfred Padua and Hansmjustin, Sophie Buddle, Arts Corps Presents: Youth Speak Seattle, Alyssa Yeoman, Seattle Battle of the Word, Sam I’Am – They/Them.

Visual Arts Lineup: Dylan Neuwirth (Courtesy of Season), Celeste Cooning, 1 Reel Film Fest, Pottery Northwest, Everyday Black, Laser Dome at Pacific Science Center, Rockart Poster Show, Subpop Pop Up, Ames Bros. Pop-Up, Amplifier, Let’s Get Visual Visual, Alchemy Arts Collective, Art/Not Terminal Gallery

Dance Lineup:
Yogashoot: Presented by Corepower & Yogahustle, Khambatta Dance Company, Massive Monkees, Seattle Kokon Taiko, Theatre Puget Sound

All performances areas and venues and designed for all-ages, however the material shared may not be appropriate for children. However, there is a special children’s programming area for kids age 12 and under. Some areas are marked as “Emerald” or “VIP” where alcohol is allowed but children are not. This year’s Bumpershoot will be held August 31 through September 2, 2018. For tickets and other info, check out the festival's website.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Crowder: American Prodigal Tour

Crowder's "American Prodigal" tour will be making a stop in Seattle on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Moore Theatre with special guests The Young Escape. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $100-$125. VIP tickets are available too which include a post show Kenny Rodgers VIP Jamboree, meet and greet with Crowder and nacho bar! For questions and more info, call 800-745-3000. The Moore Theatre is located at 1932 2nd Ave., Seattle, 98101. For tickets or more information, click here.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Roadshow 2018

Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Bethel Music, Zach Williams and Social Club Misfits in concert!


Presented by Compassion International, Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Bethel Music, Zach Williams and Social Club Misfits will be in concert for The Roadshow 2018 on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Key Arena. All seats are $10 general admission and no tickets are required. However, you’ll want to get there early to get a good seat. LMG Concerts also offers a $25 “Fast Pass” which includes entry into the show and a reserved spot in line which will save you time waiting to get in. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. and the show begins at 6:00 p.m. The Key Arena is located at the Seattle Center at 305 Harrison St. Seattle, 98109. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Live Music and a Movie in One

La La Land in Concert


Experience the original musical film, La La Land, like never before with a live symphony orchestra! The Seattle Symphony performs the Oscar®-winning score alongside the film's original vocal recordings. Relive the glamour of the film as it plays on a big screen above the orchestra. You have two night to enjoy this production – February 13 and 14 at the Benaroya Hall with both performances beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

You can purchase tickets online or by calling the box office at (206) 215-4747. The Benaroya Hall is located at 200 University St. in Seattle 98101.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Christmas Comes Early to Everett

Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant and Jordan Smith come to Everett for Christmas.


It’s time to deck the halls early when Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith roll back into town for their 2017 Christmas concet, this time held at the Xfinity Arena Everett on November 18, 2017. And before you ask, yes, Jordan Smith (winner of Season 9 of NBC’s The Voice) will join them on stage once again singing his fantastic version of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”

In addition to the performance, and in support of their longstanding relationship with Compassion International, Michael and Amy are exclusively meeting with as many as 200 people who sponsor a child through the organization prior to the concert and through the website This “Compassion Meet & Greet” is an opportunity to learn more about the Compassion International’s child sponsorship experience and will include a photo opportunity with the artists. (Tickets to each concert must be purchased separately.)

Tickets range from $38-$128 and a 4-course dinner package including parking is also available starting at $110. TheXfinity Arena at Everett is located at 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201. For more information call 1-866-332-8499 or visit the arena website.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summer Nights Music

Concerts at the Mural
Concerts at the Mural (Seattle Center)


KEXP and Seattle Center present Concerts at the Mural Friday nights this August starting at 5:30 p.m. and while some of the names of the bands playing sound otherwise, all performances are considered “family friendly.”

“Take advantage of the warm summer nights and take in the tunes from some of KEXP's favorite artists. The four FREE all-ages shows are tailored to the culturally curious who seek to discover the best of the area’s independent music scene. Come early to get your seats, enjoy the beer/wine garden, and visit our sponsor booths.”

Concerts will be held in front of the mosaic mural at the Seattle Center (located at 305 Harrison St., Seattle 98109) a short distance from The Armory so you can pick up some food to go, spread out a blanket and get ready to rock on August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017. The Seattle Center is located at Admission is free and seating is “first come, first served” so come early. If a show cannot happen outdoors due to rain, it will be moved to the Gathering Space at KEXP's home at Seattle Center. For cancellation information/updates, call 206-684-7200.

This year’s music line up includes:
  • August 4: The Helio Sequence, Summer Cannibals and COSMOS
  • August 11: Telekinesis and Haley Heynderickx
  • August 18: Thunderpussy, Surprise Guest and The Courtneys
  • August 25: The Maldives, Industrial Revelation and Emma Lee Toyoda

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Free Music on Your Lunch Hour and More

Out to Lunch Concert Series in Seattle
(Out to Lunch Concert Series)


Seattle’s Out to Lunch concert series is celebrating an unbelievable 39th year this summer with special free music performances every day of the week at different locations throughout the city. And while the name suggests lunch-time concerts, a number of performances will be performed in the late afternoon.

This free, outdoor series brings live, lunchtime music to 12 downtown locations from July 5 to September 1, 2017. All concerts take place from 12-1:30 p.m., except on Mondays, when OTL brings late afternoon entertainment to downtown venues from 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, click here.

Here is the complete schedule of what you can expect and when:

  • Wednesday, July 5: 12–1:30 p.m. / Clinton Fearon / Harbor Steps
  • Thursday, July 6: 12–1:30 p.m. / Pearl Django / City Hall Plaza
  • Friday, July 7: 12–1:30 p.m. / Brotha’ Groove / Westlake Park
  • Monday, July 10: 4:30–6 p.m. / Champagne Honeybee / 426 Terry Ave. N.
  • Tuesday, July 11: 12–1:30 p.m. / Winterlings / 5th & University
  • Wednesday, July 12: 12–1:30 p.m. / The Chancellors / Harbor Steps
  • Thursday, July 13: 12–1:30 p.m. / Abbey Arts presents: / Katie Kuffel, Paris Alexa and a live painter / City Hall Plaza
  • Friday, July 14: 12–1:30 p.m. / Nolan Garrett / Westlake Park
  • Monday, July 17: 4:30–6 p.m. / The Flavr Blue / 2121 7th Ave.
  • Tuesday, July 18: 12–1:30 p.m. / Lost Dogma / 5th & University
  • Wednesday, July 19: 12–1:30 p.m. / The Dusty 45s / Harbor Steps
  • Thursday, July 20: 12–1:30 p.m. / SWSPP / City Hall Plaza
  • Friday, July 21: / 12–1:30 p.m. / Radio Raheem / Westlake Park
  • Monday, July 24: 4:30–6 p.m. / Limited Edition / 426 Terry Ave. N.
  • Tuesday, July 25: / 12–1:30 p.m. / Northern Shakedown / 5th & University
  • Wednesday, July 26: 12–1:30 p.m. / Lucky Brown Band / Harbor Steps
  • Thursday, July 27: 12–1:30 p.m. / Down North / City Hall Plaza
  • Friday, July 28: 12–1:30 p.m. / Happy Orchestra / Westlake Park
  • Monday, July 31: 4:30–6 p.m. / Bleachbear / 426 Terry Ave. N.
  • Monday, July 31: 4:30-6 p.m. / Scarlet Parke / 2121 7th Ave.
  • Monday, July 31: 4:30-6 p.m. / Planes on Paper / Denny Park
  • Monday, July 31: 4:30-6 p.m. / General Mojo’s / 515 Westlake Ave. N.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 1: 12–1:30 p.m. / Tekla Waterfield / 5th & University
  • Wednesday, Aug. 2: 12–1:30 p.m. / Soul Revue / Union Square Research Institute
  • Thursday, Aug. 3: 12–1:30 p.m. / En Canto / City Hall Plaza
  • Friday, Aug. 4 / 12–1:30 p.m. / Kris Orlowski with Budo / Occidental Square
  • Monday, Aug. 7: 4:30–6 p.m. / The Maldives / 426 Terry Ave. N.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 8: 12–1:30 p.m. / Two Guys & a Broad Blues Band / 5th & University
  • Wednesday, Aug. 9: 12–1:30 p.m. / Skerik’s Bandalabra / Union Square
  • Thursday, Aug. 10: 12–1:30 p.m. / SWOJO with Gail Pettis / City Hall Plaza
  • Friday, Aug. 11: 12–1:30 p.m. / Vaudeville Etiquette / Occidental Square
  • Monday, Aug. 14: 4:30–6 p.m. / Intisaar / 2121 7th Ave.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15: 12–1:30 p.m. / Deseo Carmin / 5th & University
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16: 12–1:30 p.m. / Headwaves / Union Square
  • Thursday, Aug. 17: 12–1:30 p.m. / Cosmos the Band / City Hall Plaza
  • Friday, Aug. 18: 12–1:30 p.m. / Star Anna / Occidental Square
  • Monday, Aug. 21: 4:30–6 p.m. / Grace Love / 426 Terry Ave. N.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 22: / 12–1:30 p.m. / Allison Shirk / 5th & University
  • Wednesday, Aug. 23: 12–1:30 p.m. / Andrew Landers / Freeway Park
  • Friday, Aug. 25: 12–1:30 p.m. / V. Contreras / Occidental Square
  • Monday, Aug. 28: 4:30–6 p.m. / Marina and the Dreamboats / 426 Terry Ave. N.
  • Monday, Aug. 28: 4:30–6 p.m.: Tiffany Wilson / 2121 7th Ave.
  • Monday, Aug. 28: 4:30–6 p.m.: The True Loves / Denny Park
  • Monday, Aug. 28: 4:30–6 p.m.: Ten Miles Wide / 515 Westlake Ave. N.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29: 12–1:30 p.m. / The W Lovers / 5th & University
  • Wednesday, Aug. 30: 12–1:30 p.m. / Kate Voss & the Big Boss Band / Waterfront Hot Spot
  • Friday, Sept. 1: 12–1:30 p.m. / Ayron Jones / Occidental Square

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Ballard Locks Summer Concert Series


The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard celebrated its 100th birthday on May 28, 2017. In part of the celebration, concerts will be held on the lawn on almost every weekend this summer. Most concerts begin at 2:00 p.m. (except where noted). The following concerts are scheduled but be sure to double-check to the Ballard Locks website for any changes.

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are located at 3015 NW 54th St., Seattle 98107.


  • 4 – Barneleikarringen (children’s Scandinavian dance)
  • 11 – Highline Community Symphonic Band (classical music)
  • 17 – Cascadia Big Band (post-swing big band)
  • 18 – Elliott Bay Pipe Band (traditional pipe and drum music)
  • 24 – Eastside Modern Jazz (Latin, funk, jazz, rock fusion)
  • 25 – Kirkland Civic Orchestra (classical and pop music)


  • 1 – The Professor Gadget Sax Quartet
  • 2 – 85th Street Big Band (30s, 40s, and 50s swing)
  • 3 – KNKX Discover Your Northwest Jazz Festival – 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  • 4 – Seattle Civic Band (patriotic music)
  • 5 – High Class Brass Quintet (patriotic marches and pop music) – 6:00 p.m.
  • 6 – The Jazz Pearls (lively jazz)
  • 7 – Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band (marching band hits)
  • 8 – Greenwood Concert Band (marches)
  • 9 – The Thornton Creek Clarinet Choir (classical and pop music)
  • 15 – The MoodSwings (all-femal big band)
  • 16 – West Seattle Big Band (big band swing and jazz)
  • 22 – Musica Molida (street organ music)
  • 23 - Greenwood Concert Band (marches)
  • 29 - Letter Carriers & FOE Band (concert band)
  • 30 - Coal Creek Jazz Band (Dixieland Jazz)


  • 5 – Batucada (Brazilian Samba)
  • 6 - Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band (marches)
  • 12 - Pacific Cascade Big Band (Swing jazz)
  • 13 - MachOne Jazz Orchestra (big band/contemporary jazz)
  • 19 - Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra (jazz)
  • 20 - Around the Sound Band (marches, movies and show tunes)
  • 26 - Lynnwood Community Band
  • 27 – The Tempos (big band)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jim Gaffigan: Nobel Ape Tour

Jim Gaffigan will be in Seattle September 16, 2017.


Mr. Hot Pockets himself will be coming to town this fall for a night of comedy at the KeyArena. Internationally renowned for his understated and quirky style, Grammy-nominated comedian Jim Gaffigan uses his quiet witticisms to guide his latest tour. When the Indiana-born stage comic, who turned “Hot Pockets” into this generation’s “Free Bird,” isn’t revisiting his standup roots on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, or venues across the world, he’s writing books, including 2013’s Dad Is Fat and 2014’s Food: A Love Story. Gaffigan also enjoys a bustling movie career; guest stars on shows such as Bob’s Burgers, Portlandia, and Flight of the Conchords; and in 2011 even costarred with Kiefer Sutherland on Broadway.

The Nobel Ape Tour makes its stop at the KeyArena in Seattle on Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (206) 684-7200. The KeyArena is located within the Seattle Center at 305 Harrison St. in Seattle 98109.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival

Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival
Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival (City of Bellevue)


The Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival showcases both regional and national artists over the course of five days in various locations throughout the city of Bellevue. The 2017 featured artist performances include Catherine Russell, a musician and vocalist who has worked with David Bowie, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper and more. Her 2017 album, Harlem On My Minds, was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. She will perform at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

The Corey Harris Band will plan on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre  beginning at 7:30 p.m. Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music.

Radio Raheem will play on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Bake’s Place. Radio Raheem was formed in 2011 and gets rave reviews for the group’s mix of funk, soul and rock. And the Rumba Kings will appear on Thursday, June 1 at Bake’s Place.

The Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival runs from May 31 through June 4. Tickets can be purchased online or by  phone by calling (425) 453-3111.

Monday, April 24, 2017

10 Years, 10 Pianos

10 Grands, Seattle WA
Ten Grands (Seattle Symphony)


Serving as a fundraiser for music education programs for Washington State, Benaroya Hall hosts the tenth annual Ten Grands event on Saturday, May 13. Over the years, this special event has raised over one million dollars to the cause with ten different artists playing ten grand pianos in one spectacular event.

This year’s pianist tickling the ivories include a blind artist, a ten-year-old prodigy and a Steinway Classical Artist:
  • Colleen Adent: A classically-trained, improvisationally-minded pianist, Adent is one of the Pacific Northwest’s accomplished pianists, the uniqueness of Colleen’s artistry lies in her ability to improvise as well as perform as a classical musician.
  • Yelena Balabanova: A native of Moscow, Russia, Balabaova is one of only six Steinway Classical Artists in our state. She is an acclaimed soloist and is widely recognized for her extensive repertoire, original interpretations, and innovative programs.
  • Tom Grant: One of the original Smooth Jazz artists, Grant is considered one of the founders of that genre who's hit records on major labels from the 80's propelled him to national and international recognition.
  • Andrew Gu: Currently a pre-college student with scholarship at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in California, Gu was born in August 2006 in Germany to a musical family. He moved to Boston with his parents when he was two.
  • JJ Guo: A second year Informatics major at the University of Washington, Guo performed in the Seattle and Portland Ten Grands from 2007–2015.
  • Michael Allen Harrison: His classical contemporary style carves a distinct niche of timeless music that has connected with thousands throughout his three-decade career.
  • Michael Kaeshammer: Described as “Canada’s triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma.”
  • Kelsey Lee Keogh: Keogh can be found regularly performing at SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle, Canlis and The Bellevue Collection.
  • Ben Klinger: Klinger dedicated much of his career in the piano industry to helping other artists and organizations grow in exposure and opportunities.
  • Alexander Lu: A Junior at the International Community School in Kirkland, Lu studies piano with Dr. Sasha Starcevich and was the Grand Prize winner of the inaugural “King FM Ten Grands Young Artist Award” competition.
  • Mac Potts: Born blind, with absolutely no vision, whatsoever, Potts began playing piano at about two.

Ten Grands will be presented on Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall. Tickets range from $43-$121 and can be purchased online or by calling (206) 215-4747. Benaroya Hall is located at 200 University St., Seattle 98101.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

And All That Jazz

Ballard Jazz Fesival


The Ballard Jazz Festival started in 2003 to highlight the growing jazz scene in old town Ballard with six clubs. For 2017, the festival now runs for four nights featuring over 100 performers playing at 15 different venues. The highlights of the festival include:

Brotherhood of the Drum – Wednesday, May 17
Four drummers lead their own groups at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave. NW beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Guitar Summit – Thursday, May 18
Guitarists take the stage on night two of the festival as we showcase some of the finest six-string talent from the Northwest and beyond again at Conor Byrne Pub at 8:00 p.m.

The Ballard Jazz Walk – Friday, May 19
23 groups will play in 10 different venues all for a single ticket price. The most recognizable event of the festival brings together all styles of jazz and a New Orleans atmosphere with listeners pouring from club-to-club making this a truly one-of-a-kind event.

Mainstage Concert – Saturday, May 20
The crown jewel of the festival features international jazz artists to Ballard at our Mainstage Concert at the Nordic Heritage Museum located at 3014 NW 67th St. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

For complete information, visit the Ballard Jazz Festival website.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Honk! Fest West Celebrates 10 Years

Honk Fest West 2017
Honk! Fest West celebrates 10 years this summer. (Honk! Fest West)


It takes a village to create Honk! Fest West. This free, family-friendly festival is part of a much larger “global renaissance of community street band culture” says the groups’s website. The Seattle celebration features over 25 bands playing in parks and neighborhoods.

“There is a rich community ethic among HONK!ers, who use their music to erode the barriers between professional and novice, and between audience and performers," says the group. "Although uniforms are sometimes used as a performance tool, individuality is key, and group members often hail from all range of classes, ethnicities, ages, and backgrounds. Perhaps most importantly, the honkers’ ultimate goal is to have fun, to relish the art of making fun as a form of individual and collective transcendence, and to encourage others to see and do the same.”

Honk! Fest West is taking donations and volunteers! Visit their website for full details. This year’s events will take place at the following locations and times:

  • June 2nd – Georgetown from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • June 3rd – Pioneer Square from 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m, and Waterfront Park from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  • June 4th – Columbia City from 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Jodan Feliz Invites You to Come to the River

Jordan Feliz Seattle Concert May 18, 2017.
(LMG Concerts)


While most are just now getting to know Jodan Feliz, he’s actually been around for a while now, but not as we know him now. He began his music career as a heavy metal singer. According to his website, that type of music was never his passion. Then he became a church worship leader. Today, his “sound” is self-described as “soulful R&B-grove-pop" and his hit song in "The River."

Jordan Feliz’s debut project, Beloved, features a lot of the 70’s sensibilities into his modern mix. “I was the kid growing up with the headphones on listening to every lick and reading the lyrics,” Jordan says. “My dad had a collection of cassettes. My mom had some vinyl. I discovered artists like the Commodores, Bill Withers, and Nat King Cole through them. When I was in the studio making Beloved, I told my producers I didn’t want thirty guitars stacked on one track. I didn’t want five different guitar tones. I want to put one guitar sound on a song and find a way to make that one lick sound massive, the way those 70’s artists were able to do. If you stack too many sounds on one track you can lose the song in all that clutter. Building ‘clean’ tracks on Beloved was very intentional.”


Jordan Feliz will be in town at the Aurora Community Church on May 18, 2017 with special guests, The Incandescent and The Exchange. Tickets run from $12-40 and can be purchased online or by calling (877) 987-6487. Groups of 10 or more can get $2 off per ticket. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:00 p.m. The Aurora Community Church is located at 1900 N 175th St., Shoreline, WA 98133.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Windborne’s The Music of Prince

Windborne's The Music of Prince
Marshall Charloff performing the songs of Prince. (Seattle Symphony)


The Seattle Symphony has officially become cooler with news that Benaryoa Hall will host Windborne’s The Music of Prince. “Known for stretching the boundaries of music and seamlessly tying together multiple genres of pop, funk, R&B, folk-rock, hip-hop, jazz, soul, new wave and psychedelic, there is no comparison to Prince's distinct sound,” says the orchestra’s website. The new concert features guest conductor Brent Havens, vocalist Marshall Charloff and a full rock band. It will be a symphonic tribute highlighting Prince’s classic songs like “Purple Rain,” “When Does Cry,” “Little Red Corvette” and “Kiss.”

The Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for movies and television in addition to classical music and Marshall Charloff is the front man for The Purple Xperience. He is so good as Prince, you’d swear that he had returned from the grave.

The tribute concert will be held on Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall which is located at 200 University St., Seattle 98101. Tickets range from $36-$100 and can be ordered online or by calling (206) 215-4700.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fisherman's Village Will Be Rockin'

Fisherman's Village Music Festival


The fourth annual music festival known as Fisherman's Village will be held in various location in Everett from March 31-April 2nd featuring more than 50 bands and musicians from the Northwest.

Featured musicians and band performing during the festival include The Cave Singers, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Dip, Tangerine, Jenn Champion, Naked Giants, Tilson XOXO, Donormaal, Cardioid, Flaural, Gabriel Mintz, Greet the Sea, Tellers, Lowman Palace, Crater Lakes, Her Silo, Sleepwell Citizen, The Porters, Thunderpussy, Sassyblack, Kyle Craft, Porter Ray, My Goodness, Lake, Fauna Shade, Hideout, Moondog Matinee, Kevin Murphy (of the Moondoggies), Vacationeer, Crystal Desert, Edmund Wayne, The Rainieros, Clone Wolf, Campion, Nail Houses, Alex Johnston, The Seshen, Karl Blau, Legs, Cataldo, Planes on Paper, Sloucher, Spirit Award, Wild Powwers, John Van Deusen, The Low Hums, Snuff Redux, Fruit Juice, Sleeping Lessons, The Moon is Flat, The Winterlings, Male Bonding and The Skyemonkey.

The concerts will run from 6:00-11:00 p.m. on Friday, 3:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. on Saturday and 2:00-10:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit the Fisherman's Village website.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hot Java Cool Jazz

Hot Java Cool Jazz 2017
(Starbucks/STG Presents)


As part of Starbucks’ ongoing commitment to supporting the local youth arts community, the 22nd Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz benefit concert features award-winning jazz bands from five local high schools with 100% of proceeds from ticket sales going to support each school’s music program. Seattle area high school jazz musicians take the stage in a showcase of the city’s finest young talent performing with their big bands. The bands performing in the 2017 concert will be from Bellevue, Edmonds-Woodway, Garfield, Mountlake Terrace and Roosevelt high schools. (Since 1995, Starbucks has raised more than $510,000 for local school music programs.)

The musical event happens March 17, 2017 at the Paramount Theatre located at 911 Pine St. 98101. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $22 (not including fees) and can be purchase online or by phone by calling, (800) 745-3000. For more information, visit the STG Presents website.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Oh Mercy Me!

Seattle MercyMe concert to be held in May 2017


MercyMe formed in 1994 and first gained mainstream recognition with the crossover single, "I Can Only Imagine.” Since then, the group has had 13 consecutive top five singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, with seven of them reaching No. 1. MercyMe has won eight Dove Awards and has had many Grammy Award nominations.

In 2014, the band MercyMe sang about grace and a new life in Christ on their album, Welcome to the New. In 2017, the band will be sharing about what it looks like to live as followers of Chirst on Lifer and at the Lifer concert coming to Xfinity Arena in Everett on Friday, May 12 where they will welcome special guests Hawk Nelson and Micah Tyler.

Hawk Nelson is a Canadian Christian rock band from Peterborough, Ontario. In 2006 Hawk Nelson won a No. 1 spot on VH1's top 20 video countdown with "The One Thing I Have Left" music video.
The band recently released their most current album Diamonds in 2015.

Micah Tyler is from Buna, Texas and has just released his debut EP, Different.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. The Xfinity Arena is located at 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett, WA 98201. Tickets start at $18 and can be purchased online or by calling (866) 332-8499.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Seattle Music Exchange Project Spotlights Angelo Rodello

Angelo Rodello
Pianist Angelo Rodello (Seattle Symphony)


Before embarking a world tour with The Seattle Music Exchange Project pianist Angelo Rodello will perform at the Benaroya Hall to kickstart the new program.

Angelo Rondello founded the Seattle Music Exchange in 2016 to give voice to Seattle’s cultural identity and to cultivate its connections with other cultures around the world. The unique program brings local performers and composers to audiences at home and abroad through concerts, residencies, and educational programs.

Rodello will be performing contemporary classical pieces by Seattle-based talents Samuel Jones, Peter Vukmirovic Stevens, Angelique Poteat, Benjamin Salman and Adam Haws. The concert will be held on Saturday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online. Benaroya Hall is located at 200 University St. 98101.