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Jul 27 - Aug 2 American Legion State Baseball Tournament
16 high school summer teams from around the State play for the American Legion AA State Championship.  There is a concession stand onsite.  Join us for some great baseball.
  • Date:
    July 27, 2012
  • Location:
    Daniels and Volunteer Park Fields
  • Contact:
    Susan Medalia
  • EMail:
    smedalia@comcast.net
  • Date/Time Details:
    Welcome BBQ July 27, 2012 Games Begin July 28th
  • Fees/Admission:
    There will be a nominal fee for admission which is to be determined.
Aug 1 Savage Jazz @ The Rockfish
It's our monthly Jazz invitational hosted by the Savage Jazz Trio. Join us for the best in mainstream jazz with special surprise guests, 6 - 9 PM the first Wednesday of every month. 
  • Date:
    August 1, 2012
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
Aug 2 AFP Meeting
  • Date:
    August 2, 2012
  • Time:
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location:
    Chamber Board Room
Aug 2 Nathan James @ The Rockfish
Never one to follow convention, and always one to think for himself, Nathan James has created a musical identity with his homemade instruments and self taught skills. Whether you catch Nathan James as his true one man band pickin' and scratchin' on his own invention of washboard guitar, stomping out time on his custom suitcase drum set while singing and blowing harmonica or kazoo; or leading his new trio, you are sure to be moved and impressed with the unique energy and soul that he possesses. Nathan James is a well respected and experienced artist in his field. For 15 years now, he has successfully made his living touring and recording, solely specializing on his passion of blues, and American roots music. Starting his career of full time gigging musician at age 18, Nathan is no stranger to live performance.

Drawing from a deep well of influences from many early roots artists and styles, James was quickly attracted to the individuality of self made music and artistic expression. While simultaneously discovering the guitar and the blues at age 13, Nathan James has since been in complete focus as to where his life goal would lead. Growing up in the small town of Fallbrook Ca, has been influential in deciding to choose this path. "There wasn't a lot to do here, so you either got in trouble, or found something productive to do!" Having supportive parents that didn't force him into the usual college after high school allowed Nathan to go straight into the 'real working world' of playing music. "Part of it was luck that I was able to get paying gigs right off the bat!" Local San Diego blues bands the Blues Pharaohs and Billy Watson gave Nathan a chance to get his feet wet with enough local gigs to support himself literally a month after graduating high school! This led to also working with well known Southern California blues acts Jamie Wood, and Johnny Dyer. At age 19 Nathan got the call from internationally known blues veteran James Harman to join his band and tour the country. With Harman is where he gained the experience that has shaped most of his own career.

After touring and recording nonstop with Harman for 3 1/2 years, Nathan decided to have a go at literally a solo career- that is playing one man acoustic based blues. This was instantly successful, leading to playing over 30 gigs a month at times!! With the strain of carrying the entire show by yourself all the time, Nathan met up with harmonica player/vocalist Ben Hernandez, a like minded young blues roots musician aficionado, and together they started working as a duo. As word spread of these two and their ability to bring back to life the spirit of duos like Sonny Terry and Brownie Mcghee country blues, they gained international notoriety while traveling all over the West Coast and; In 2007, they entered the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, and took 1st place! This really has made their reputation spread like wildfire. That year alone the duo traveled to Denmark, Italy and Taiwan. During his career Nathan has worked with other many well known artists including: Kim Wilson, Pinetop Perkins, Billy Boy Arnold, Lazy Lester, Johnny Dyer, Janiva Magness, Rick Holmstrom, Mark Hummel and Gary Primich.

Currently Nathan’s three piece band is forging a cumulative sound that combines elements of 1920's acoustic blues, amplified juke joint hill country, and 1950's uptown blues mixed with 1960's soulful R&B! Influences range from Tampa Red, to B.B. King, to James Brown and the Famous Flames. This is not your average blues power trio that leans towards the much abused "blues rock" formula. Instead each member in the band knows all the nuances of the different feels and tones. Knowing how to get people's attention, Nathan will often go out solo from the bandstand and burst into a frenzied ragtime breakdown that can lead to a washboard solo on his custom LED lit 'Washtar Gitboard'! Another unique aspect of a live show is band mate Troy Sandow. He may start off the set on upright bass while Nathan will play an uptown lead guitar style in the vein of B.B. or T-bone Walker. Then he will switch over to amplified harmonica and Nathan will fingerpick a driving groove on his baritone guitar in the style of R.L. Burnside or Lightnin' Hopkins. Although Nathan's band pays homage to these traditions and has the same quality of musicianship, there is an original and fresh new energy coming from musicians of a much younger generation.
 
  • Date:
    August 2, 2012
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
Aug 3 - Aug 5 Anacortes Arts Festival
Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3.  10:00 am - 6:00 pm.  Call 360.293.6211 for more information.
  • Date:
    August 3, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Aug 3 The Grape Escape

–“The Grape Escape,” a late-summer evening of local wines, craft beers, artisan foods, music and more – with proceeds benefitting three nonprofit human-services agencies in Skagit County. 

The August 3, 2012 from 4-9pm charitable event at Juntunen Gardens will feature wine and beer tasting from northwest Washington wineries and breweries, delightful food tastings from local vendors, music, service club grape stomp challenge, and other fun activities throughout the evening.

            Proceeds will benefit Skagit Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of the NW and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Our vision with this event is to help families from the first stages in their lives (Children's Hospital) through some difficult times in life (Habitat for Humanity) and then gracefully helping them at the final stages (Hospice). Please join us in this vision!

Tickets to the event are $50, which covers admission, food and beverage scrip, and a commemorative glass. For more information call Creative Celebrations at 360-428-5972 or info@cceventplanning.com or visit Skagitgrapeescape.com to buy your tickets now.

  • Date:
    August 3, 2012
  • Time:
    4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.skagitgrapeescape.com
  • Location:
    Juntunen Gardens
  • Contact:
    Colleen Smiley
  • EMail:
    info@cceventplanning.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    August 3, 2012 from 4-9 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    $50
Aug 3 First Friday Gallery Art Walk
First Friday Gallery Art Walk.  Come downtown and enjoy the art galleries!!
  • Date:
    August 3, 2012
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location:
    Downtown Anacortes
  • Date/Time Details:
    Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Aug 3 The Tiptons @ Seafarers' Park
Summer Concert Series
  • Date:
    August 3, 2012
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • Location:
    Seafarers Way  Anacortes, Washington 98221
     
  • Contact:
    360-293-3134
  • EMail:
    hyde@portofanacortes.com
Aug 3 The Jangles @ The Rockfish
The Jangles, Seattle's premier Western Swing Band, play both kinds of music, Western and Western Swing! Band

Leader, Mike Faast has assembled a group of top NW musicians, together they deliver hot pickin' and three part harmony in a style they affectionately call, "Hick Jazz."

They're perfectly at home performing a Western Concert or a Western Swing Dance. With a repertoire that includes, western classics, western show tunes and a wide array of swing tunes, they are winning fans in bluegrass, western and western swing circles alike.

The Jangles are, Paul Anastasio/fiddle, Mike Faast/lead vocals/guitar, Roger Ferguson/guitar/fiddle, Lance and Laurie Haslund/vocals/bass/ukulele.
 
  • Date:
    August 3, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
  • Location:
    320 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-588-1720
  • EMail:
    info@anacortesrockfish.com
Aug 3 DJ Ben Brown @ H2O
  • Date:
    August 3, 2012
  • Time:
    9:30 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesh2o.com/events/
Aug 3 Red Jacket Mine @ The Brown Lantern
  • Date:
    August 3, 2012
  • Time:
    9:30 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.brownlantern.com/
  • Location:
    412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-293-2544
  • EMail:
    comments@brownlantern.com
  • Fees/Admission:
    21+ Only, No Cover
Aug 4 Anacortes Farmers Market
Find the freshest produce in town as well as delectible edibles, incredible local art and handcrafted items. Come hungry for breakfast, coffee and lunch in our Outdoor Market Cafe.  Join our Community Workshops (inside the Depot) & Live Music (in the Market Cafe) Each Saturday!  And New This Season*, open Wednesdays, June 20 - September 5, 4-7pm.  
  • Date:
    August 4, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • Location:
    At the Depot Community & Arts Center, 7th Street & R Avenue
  • Contact:
    360.293.7922
  • EMail:
    info@anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturdays, 9am - 2pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free to all!
Aug 4 Johnny Biz @ The Brown Lantern
Live in the Beer Garden
  • Date:
    August 4, 2012
  • Time:
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://brownlantern.com/index.htm
  • Location:
    412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-293-2544
  • EMail:
    comments@brownlantern.com
  • Fees/Admission:
    No Cover, 21+
Aug 4 Cherry Poppin' Daddies @ Seafarers' Park
Summer Concert Series
  • Date:
    August 4, 2012
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • Location:
    Seafarers Way  Anacortes, Washington 98221
     
  • Contact:
    360-293-3134
  • EMail:
    hyde@portofanacortes.com
Aug 4 Ron Hendee Band @ The Rockfish
A native of Wichita, Kansas, Ron began playing trumpet at age ten. Upon entering high school, Ron had a place in the All City High School Jazz Ensemble. The family was relocated to Everett, Washington during the fall of Ron's sophomore year where Ron found himself in the solo spot of Jan Jessen's Jazz Band.

After graduating from high school, Ron joined one of Seattle's touring bands, The Springfield Rifle. Later he Shirley Lorene & Rushour.

After a tour in Air Force where he was a featured trumpet/flugelhorn/vocal soloist, he met up with trombonist Randy Oxford who introduced him to The Legendary Blues Cruise. Randy encouraged Ron to go and experience the chance to play with some of the nation's best blues performers. Since that first cruise, Ron has shared the stage with such greats as Tommy Castro, Bernard Allison, Chico Banks, Marcia Ball, Eden Brent, Elvin Bishop, Lionel Young, Keith Crossan's Big Band, Lee Oskar & The Low Rider Band, Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones, and many more.

He has performed with Northwest greats Polly O'Keary & The Rhythm Method, The Red Hot Blues Sisters, The Greg Marshal Band, The Randy Oxford Band, and The Mark Whitman Band.

He currently performs with, not only his own band but, with Hot Rod's Blues Revue. Ron feels his new band is the best group of musicians around with Doug Kearney (guitars/vocals), Jim Cliff (bass/vocals), and Matt Williams (drums). Ron's new CD "Through The Arch" (from darkness to light) is getting airplay world wide. The CD features national/international artists Mike Rogers (drums), Eden Brent (piano on My Little Boogaloo written by Ron for her), Doug Kearney (guitars), Darryl "Funky Z" Fields (bass), Scotty Harris (bass, saxes), and Lissa Ramaglia (bass/background vocals).  
  • Date:
    August 4, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
Aug 4 R Factor 5 @ H2O
R Factor 5 is a well rounded Top 40 Dance Band playing hits from the 60′s, 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s along with hits from today. Their huge variety of fan favorites includes pop, rock, R & B and even some country. 
  • Date:
    August 4, 2012
  • Time:
    9:30 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesh2o.com/events/
Aug 7 Marine Trades Committee Meeting
  • Date:
    August 7, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location:
    Chamber Board Meeting
Aug 8 Trail Tales Interpretive Walk
Native & Introduced Plants – Where Did They Come From? How Were They Used? Friends of Skagit Beaches are pleased to sponsor another Trail Tales docent led walk along the Tommy Thompson Trail on Wednesday, August 8that 10:00 am. Please meet at the 34thStreet spot to identify and discuss about a dozen important plants along the Trail, how they fit into the environment, and how they were used by humans of different backgrounds. There will be pictures, an herbal medicine discussion with an emphasis on nutrition, and stories. And it will be berry season! The walk is suitable for children and history buffs, Anacortes residents and visitors alike. The walk is along a paved, flat trail that is handicapped accessible. For more information go to the Trail Tales link at www.skagitbeaches.org 
  • Date:
    August 8, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location:
    34th Street sign along the Tommy Thompson Trail
Aug 8 Stilly River Band @ The Rockfish

Performing together for decades, the Stilly River Band delivers an exciting range of music, from bluegrass to progressive folk, Latin, Irish, rock and rhythm 'n blues. Their bluegrass arrangement of Sam & Dave's soul classic, Hold On, I'm Comin' will put a smile on your face for the rest of the day.

Known by some as “the bad boys of bluegrass”, the Stillys play and eclectic mix of music from traditional bluegrass to other less conventional styles played in a bluegrass format that the band labels “rude grass.”

The band features John Amber-Oliver on lead vocals and guitar, Jonathon Schneider on tenor harmonies and banjo, Stuart Torgeson on dobro and accordion, John Daugherty on vocals and stand up bass, Steve Stolpe on vocals and mandolin and Mike Schway on fiddle.


The Stilly River Band delivers accomplished musicianship, excellent vocal harmony and an always entertaining and unpredictable show. Looking for a cross between Earl Scruggs and the Tempations? These are your guys!  
  • Date:
    August 8, 2012
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
Aug 9 Economic & Community Development Division Meeting
  • Date:
    August 9, 2012
  • Time:
    2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Aug 9 Trish Hatley @ The Rockfish
Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the Northwest music scene.

Known for her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the music, she effectively balances technical mastery with genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans everywhere she performs.

Hatley is also one of the hardest working musicians around. She performs and records with her own band, the Trish Hatley Quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans & Phil. She has appeared in several Pops concerts with the Everett Symphony and has also been a frequent guest vocalist with Jim Kerl’s Swing Session Big Band.

Trish has recorded five CD’s to date and has also produced four shows: “A Fifth of Jazz,” “Women in Song”, “Isn’t It Romantic” and “The Great American Songbook.” Her latest CDs, “I Remember” was released in January 2010, and released in March 2010, “Sing, Ask and It Is Given,” a collection of affirmations set to original jazz melodies that she composed.

Trish performs regularly at festivals, nightspots and concerts throughout the Northwest. Showtime for Trish's Rockfish performance is 6PM.

"When I think of Trish, the first word that comes to mind is dazzling. Her ability to captivate the audience while inspiring the musicians has made Trish one of our most requested soloists."
—Dr. Paul Cobb, Conductor, Everett Symphony

"This slim brunette does it all with a style and energy suffused with a self effacing wit and possesses a soulful soprano voice!"
—Nancy Wollbeck, Anacortes American  
  • Date:
    August 9, 2012
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
Aug 10 Friends of the Forest Hikes
Northwest Whistle Hike:  Join the Friends of the Forest for a guided hike on Friday, August 10th from 10am until noon.  This hike is open to seniors and adults. This route is a regular favorite, providing spectacular views and deep woods feel with just the right amount of physical challenge. Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot.
  • Date:
    August 10, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.friendsoftheacfl.org
  • Location:
    Anacortes Community Forest Lands
  • Contact:
    Friends of the Forest
  • EMail:
    info@friendsoftheacfl.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    August 10 from 10 am to noon
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free
Aug 10 - Aug 12 FAITH ON FIRE Catholic Family Conference

Don’t miss an exciting summer weekend at the Faith on Fire Catholic Family Conference, Friday to Sunday, August 10 to 12, 2012! This is the third year of the event and past year attendees have come from Oregon, Idaho, California, Washington, and Canada. So join in & bring your friends! 
            Featuring dynamic internationally known inspirational speakers in an outdoor setting! Enjoy talks and great live music with World Youth Day performing artist John Angotti. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain will concelebrate Sunday’s closing mass with parish pastor and conference host, Fr. Vu Tran. Special sessions will be featured for youth/young adults.

This event is great for all ages: youth, college students, singles, married couples, families, and grandparents!

The conference will be held on the grounds of St. Mary Church, 4001 St. Mary’s Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221 (just a 20 minute drive off I-5). Free on-site parking, tent camping spaces, shower facilities, & limited RV parking (first come first serve) will be available. For information, registration fees & registration options, and downloadable flyers, please visit www.faithonfirenw.org, email stmary@fidalgo.net or call 360-293-2101.

  • Date:
    August 10, 2012
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.faithonfirenw.org
  • Location:
    St. Mary Church, 4001 St. Mary?s Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221
  • Contact:
    St. Mary Church
  • EMail:
    stmary@fidalgo.net
  • Date/Time Details:
    Friday to Sunday, August 10 to 12, 2012 (Registration begins at 5pm on Friday and the conference closes at 1:30pm on Sunday)
  • Fees/Admission:
    Please visist www.faithonfirenw.org for fee and registration information.
Aug 10 Song Writers in the Round @ Seafarer's Park
Alice Stuart, Mark Riley, and Leeanne Trevalyan in the Port's Summer Concert Series
  • Date:
    August 10, 2012
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • Location:
    Seafarers Way  Anacortes, Washington 98221
     
  • Contact:
    360-293-3134
  • EMail:
    hyde@portofanacortes.com
Aug 10 Chris Stevens and the Surf Monkeys @ The Rockfish
Seattle guitarist and singer Chris Stevens has been a favorite of Northwest blues fans for many years. His intense playing calls the prime years of stellar guitarists like B.B. King, T-Bone Walker and Kenny Burrell to mind. Preferring to deliver his electric blues lines with the rich tones of a big Gibson archtop, Chris combines scorching blues feeling with dazzling chops and constantly surprising musical ideas to create a style that cuts across genres, including blues, jazz... and surf!

Taking their unusual name from a song title by legendary blues guitarist Freddy King, the Surf Monkeys keep a firm footing in the blues while stretching the boundries with ultra cool spy themes, reverb drenched surf twang and Chris’ own “blues on the edge of jazz” originals. The Surf Monkeys truly are the missing link!  
  • Date:
    August 10, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm?selmonth=8&selyear=2012
  • Location:
    320 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-588-1720
  • EMail:
    info@anacortesrockfish.com
Aug 10 DJ Ben Brown @ H2O
  • Date:
    August 10, 2012
  • Time:
    9:30 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesh2o.com/events/month/
  • Location:
    314 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-755-3956
Aug 10 Lost Bay, 1st Year Anniversary Show @ The Brown Lantern
21+ Only, No Cover
  • Date:
    August 10, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.brownlantern.com/
  • Location:
    412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-293-2544
Aug 11 Anacortes Farmers Market
Find the freshest produce in town as well as delectible edibles, incredible local art and handcrafted items. Come hungry for breakfast, coffee and lunch in our Outdoor Market Cafe.  Join our Community Workshops (inside the Depot) & Live Music (in the Market Cafe) Each Saturday!  And New This Season*, open Wednesdays, June 20 - September 5, 4-7pm.  
  • Date:
    August 11, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • Location:
    At the Depot Community & Arts Center, 7th Street & R Avenue
  • Contact:
    360.293.7922
  • EMail:
    info@anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturdays, 9am - 2pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free to all!
Aug 11 Friends of the Forest Hikes
All around Heart Lake Hike: Join the Friends of the Forest for a guided hike on Saturday, August 11th from 10am until noon.  This hike is open to all ages.  There is no better place to be in the middle of summer than in the middle of our woods. Get to know the heart of the forest on this wonderful journey all the way around Heart Lake. Lush deciduous areas flow into an amazing old growth grove. Meet at the Heart Lake Parking lot. 
  • Date:
    August 11, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.friendsoftheacfl.org
  • Location:
    Anacortes Community Forest Lands
  • Contact:
    Friends of the Forest
  • EMail:
    info@friendsoftheacfl.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    August 11 from 10 am to noon
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free
Aug 11 Kid's Day @ Cap Sante Boat Haven
There will also be a bouncy house and ice cream sandwiches at each Kid’s Day! We hope to see you there!!! 
 
  • Date:
    August 11, 2012
  • Time:
    1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://portofanacortes.com/news.shtml
  • Location:
    August 11 @1:00PM Cap Sante Boat Haven 1019 Q Ave Anacortes
    (taking place right outside the Harbor Master’s Office) 
     
Aug 11 The Porterhouse Brewfest

The 10th annual Porterhouse Brewfest is back again on Saturday, August 11th from 2-7pm in front of the Porterhouse restaurant on Gates street in downtown Mount Vernon.  This fundraiser for the Lincoln Theatre Foundation will feature a wide array of local, regional and nationally-known breweries, as well as live blues bands, and street-cart food vendors.  The proceeds benefit the mission of preserving and operating the historic Lincoln Theatre and presenting programs for the community. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 on the day of the “21 and older” event.  Admission includes 5 tickets for beer tastings, with additional tickets sold for just $2 each. The Brewfest will also feature on-going raffles for cool prizes including a man’s and a woman's cruzer bicycle from Skagit Cycle, and vacation get-aways from Pier 7 in La Conner.  Tickets and information is available at lincolntheatre.org or by calling 360-336-8955.

  • Date:
    August 11, 2012
  • Time:
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://lincolntheatre.org
  • Location:
    In front of the Porterhouse restaurant on Gates street in downtown Mount Vernon.
  • Contact:
    360-336-8955
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturday, August 11th from 2-7pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 on the day of the ?21 and older? event. Admission includes 5 tickets for beer tastings, with additional tickets sold for just $2 each.
Aug 11 Into Light Band @ The Heart of Anacortes
  • Date:
    August 11, 2012
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.theheartofanacortes.com/event/into-light-band/
  • Contact:
    360-293-3515
Aug 11 Mark Dufresne @ The Rockfish
Mark DuFresne is one of the most sought after Blues talents in the Northwest. The Washington Blues Society has awarded him best vocalist, songwriter and harmonica more than any other artist.

He has recorded three CD’s of all original music. “Out of That Bed”, “Have Another Round” and “There’s A Song In There”, which featured the lineup of the former Hollywood Fats Band.

In 2002 Mark joined the coveted band “Roomful of Blues” as lead vocalist. While in that role the band received a Grammy nomination for “That’s Right”. They also won the W.C. Handy award for Best Band - 2004. The New England Blues monthly awarded him Best Blues Vocalist. He returned home to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 after a very successful four and a half years.

Recently he has had the pleasure to tour in Europe with Italy’s finest... Maurizio Pugno, guitar, Alberto Marsico, organ and bass, and Gio Rossi: excellent musicians, excellent pasta...

Duresne's work on the chromatic harmonica is considered as some of the most innovative in Blues music and his skill at circular breathing consistently leaves audiences amazed.

“DuFresne is as distinctive as a vocalist as he is a fiery player; rather than recycling old riffs, his original compositions are tuneful, melodic and grooveworthy..” - Blues Review Magazine....  
  • Date:
    August 11, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
Aug 11 Marion Weston @ H2O

MARION WESTON began touring in April 2007 shortly after she returned from recording her first CD “Everything” in Nashville. Marion’s desire was merely to create an independent collection of country songs written by Canadian and American songwriters that spoke to her heart. To her surprise, soon after she finished the recording process Marion found that she was getting invites to perform, including an offer to open on the big stage at the huge Merritt Mountain Music Festival in Merritt, B.C. in front of Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire. Not one to turn down a challenge and an opportunity, Marion rounded up a gangbuster set of musicians that love live music as much as she does.

The MARION WESTON music experience is both versatile and creative and offers her audiences a great blend country, rock, blues and funky original and cover tunes that show off Marion’s bluesy, sexy, silky voice.

MARION WESTON loves life and all of her friends and family in Bellingham, Washington. She feels blessed to be able to touch so many and make new friends with performances in the northwest and Canada.

  • Date:
    August 11, 2012
  • Time:
    9:30 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesh2o.com/events/month/
  • Location:
    314 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-755-3956
Aug 12 2nd Sunday Jazz - Gail Pettis @ The Heart of Anacortes

Accompanied by Judd Sherwood drums, Larry Holloway (bass) and Blake Angelos (piano).

Four-time nominee and Earshot Golden Ear Awards “2007 Northwest Vocalist of the Year,” Gail is a welcome addition to the Pacific Northwest jazz scene. Gail’s rich, warm vocals and understated phrasing inspire comparisons to Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn and Carmen McRae and have been described as “deliciously soulful” by Cadence Magazine.

Grandaughter of Delta Blues guitarist and vocalist Arthur Pettis, Gail grew up in Gary, Indiana and now resides in Seattle, WA.  She switched to music from a career as an orthodontist in 2002.  Performance highlights include a residency at the 2006 Amersfoort Jazz Festival as featured artist with the New Manhattan Big Band and smaller combos on the mainstage, a performance at KAVC Hall in Kobe Japan, and mainstage performance at the Gene Harris Jazz Festival in Boise, Idaho.

Gail’s debut CD, May I Come In? received international airplay and was nominated for Earshot’s Golden Ear award “2007 Northwest Recording of the Year”. Her sophmore recording, Here in the Moment, was released in January 2010 debuted at #9 on the JazzWeek national airplay chart  and is currently #5 as reported by JazzWeek the week of March 1, 2010.

Gail has also contributed vocals to Grammy-nominated CD “Colabs”, has several song credits in major motion pictures and her voiceover and jingle work has been heard on radio and television.

  • Date:
    August 12, 2012
  • Time:
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.theheartofanacortes.com/event/gail-pettis-08-12-2012/
  • Location:
    The Heart of Anacortes (Corner of "O" & 4th Ave)
  • Contact:
    Clara at 360-333-1869
  • EMail:
    clara@corp.howitworks.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    August 12th 2-3 pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE
Aug 12 Gail Pettis @ The Heart of Anacortes

Accompanied by Judd Sherwood drums, Larry Holloway (bass) and Blake Angelos (piano).

Four-time nominee and Earshot Golden Ear Awards “2007 Northwest Vocalist of the Year,” Gail is a welcome addition to the Pacific Northwest jazz scene. Gail’s rich, warm vocals and understated phrasing inspire comparisons to Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn and Carmen McRae and have been described as “deliciously soulful” by Cadence Magazine.

Grandaughter of Delta Blues guitarist and vocalist Arthur Pettis, Gail grew up in Gary, Indiana and now resides in Seattle, WA.  She switched to music from a career as an orthodontist in 2002.  Performance highlights include a residency at the 2006 Amersfoort Jazz Festival as featured artist with the New Manhattan Big Band and smaller combos on the mainstage, a performance at KAVC Hall in Kobe Japan, and mainstage performance at the Gene Harris Jazz Festival in Boise, Idaho.

Gail’s debut CD, May I Come In? received international airplay and was nominated for Earshot’s Golden Ear award “2007 Northwest Recording of the Year”. Her sophmore recording, Here in the Moment, was released in January 2010 debuted at #9 on the JazzWeek national airplay chart  and is currently #5 as reported by JazzWeek the week of March 1, 2010.

Gail has also contributed vocals to Grammy-nominated CD “Colabs”, has several song credits in major motion pictures and her voiceover and jingle work has been heard on radio and television. 

  • Date:
    August 12, 2012
  • Time:
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.theheartofanacortes.com/event-calendar/
  • Location:
     
    4th & "O" Ave., Anacortes, 98221  
  • Contact:
    360-293-3515
Aug 13 - Aug 17 Lincoln Theatre Summer Drama Camp for Teens

The Lincoln Theatre is calling all teen actors to the stage August 13th through the 17th for their summer drama camp for teens 12 and older. Instructor K Brian Neel of Seattle brings 20 years of experience writing, acting, and directing nationally and internationally  to this weeklong workshop.  Students will experiment with dance, mime, character improv and writing to expand their talents, interests and knowledge of new art forms. The student’s efforts will culminate in a performance onstage at the historic Lincoln Theatre on the final day.  Enrollment is $275 for the full week. Scholarships are available and space is limited.  Classes will be held 9am-4pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 South First Street, Mount Vernon, WA.  More information is available at lincolntheatre.org or by calling 360-419-7129 x101.

 

 

  • Date:
    August 13, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:
    Lincoln Theatre, 712 South First Street, Mount Vernon, WA
  • Fees/Admission:
    Enrollment is $275 for the full week
Aug 14 Questers - AnaCurtis Chapter 1381
Antiques & Collectibles Club
 
Come and learn from featured speakers and fellow collectors.
  • Date:
    August 14, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location:
    Anacortes Public Library
  • Contact:
    Reva - 293-4126
  • Date/Time Details:
    2nd Tuesdays of the month
Aug 14 Accommodations Committee
  • Date:
    August 14, 2012
  • Time:
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location:
    Chamber Office
Aug 14 The Nia Technique
Come experience a new way to exercise with dance, martial arts, yoga and much more.  JAG  Jason Alan Griffen will be in Anacortes for August 14th and 16th  to give us his very special teaching
style.  This will be an exhilarating ( not intimidating) experience.  All levels are welcome.
$10 per class
  • Date:
    August 14, 2012
  • Time:
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.studio1010.net
  • Location:
    Studio 1010
    1010 6th street
  • Contact:
    360 421 2552
  • EMail:
    openwaterswimmer@aol.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    August 14 and 16
  • Fees/Admission:
    $10
Aug 15 Spoonshine Duo @ The Rockfish
The Spoonshine Duo featuring Jacob Navarro and William Cook of the popular group, Spoonshine, perform their own brand of home grown roots music the third Wednesday of every month.  
  • Date:
    August 15, 2012
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
Aug 16 Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors @ The Rockfish
The past two decades have seen the emergence of young harmonica-led blues bands. In California, groups that draw their inspiration from the Chicago school but add elements of jump blues and rock 'n' roll into the mix have come up with an exciting new style of West Coast blues. In Oakland, the northern capital of California blues, resides the incredibly powerful harmonica player and vocalist Mark Hummel, leader of The Blues Survivors, who has been a major force in shaping and defining this musical genre.

Mark Hummel is a road warrior - a true Blues Survivor. Along the way, he has crafted his own trademark harmonica sound - a subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing. While Mark is new to Electro Fi Records, his earlier albums, constant touring and appearances at the major blues festivals have firmly established his solid reputation around the US and Europe.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Los Angeles, California, Mark absorbed the music of such Chicago based harp blowers as Little Walter, James Cotton, and Sonny Boy Williamson, before settling in Berkeley, California in 1972. There he played with local bluesmen such as Cool Papa, Boogie Jake, Mississippi Johnny Waters and Sonny Lane. In 1980, he took the helm to lead the popular Blues Survivors Band.

In 1985, the Blues Survivors released Playing in Your Town, on Rockinitus Records, and immediately went out on the road. Earning their name, they toured virtually non-stop throughout the United States, Canada and Europe often playing alongside such blues greats as Charlie Musselwhite, Brownie McGhee, Lowell Fulson and Eddie Taylor.

While on tour with his band in 1988, Mark was introduced to Canadian guitarist and vocalist Sue Foley. After several tours that year, Mark and Sue released Up & Jumpin', which also features piano legend Charles Brown.

Eager to revive the Blues Survivors, though, Mark hit the road again in 1990, before releasing Hard Lovin' in 1992 on Double Trouble Records. He has been on the road constantly since then, stopping only to record Feel Like Rockin' in 1994 and Married to the Blues in 1995 on Flying Fish Records. He has performed at numerous festivals across the country, including the San Francisco Blues Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and has performed and judged at the Hohner Harmonica World Championship, held in Germany.

For Heart of Chicago, Mark's sixth release and first on Tone-Cool, Mark traveled to the Windy City to record with some of the city's most legendary players and pay tribute to his Chicago blues influences. Featuring former Muddy Waters sidemen Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Bob Stroger on drums and bass, guitarist Dave Myers from Little Walter's band, and others. In 1998 Mark released Lowdown To Uptown,his 7th cd, a mix of Chicago blues & uptown jazz. This cd featues great guests such as Jr. Watson, Mike Welch, Brenda Boykin & the last piano recording of the late, great Charles Brown. Mark's most current CD is called "Ain't Easy No More" on the Electro Fi label. A mixture of Hummel's originals and some choice rearrangements of previously recorded blues. It's receiving extended radio play at the moment.

Since 1991 Mark has been both producing & performing at his Blues Harmonica Blowout™ series. These shows have grown to be a much heralded event & continue to draw sellout crowds wherever they appear. The list of participents is a Who's Who of Blues harp history: John Mayall, John Hammond, Norton Buffalo, Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, Huey Lewis, Curtis Salgado, Kim Wilson, Watermelon Slim, Sugar Ray Norcia, Kenny Neal, James Harman, Fingers Taylor, Snooky Pryor, Dave Earl, Rod Piazza, Magic Dick, William Clarke, Rick Estrin, Paul DeLay, Billy Branch, Lazy Lester, Carey Bell, Little Sonny, Paul Osher, Lee Oskar, Cephas and Wiggins, Gary Primich, Paul Rischell and Annie Raines, Carlos Del Junco, Sam Myers and many more!  
  • Date:
    August 16, 2012
  • Time:
    8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
  • Contact:
    360-588-1720
  • EMail:
    info@anacortesrockfish.com
  • Fees/Admission:
    $10 Cover
Aug 17 Executive/Finance Board Meeting
  • Date:
    August 17, 2012
  • Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 17 Fidalgo DanceWorks Open House

Join Fidalgo DanceWorks as we welcome our incoming Managing Director, Courtland Weaver, and celebrate the coming school year!  Meet our instructors and board of directors, sample various dance disciplines, register for fall classes, and find out more about our mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit dance school!

  • Date:
    August 17, 2012
  • Time:
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.fidalgodanceworks.org
  • Location:
    901 Third Street, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    Keiko McCracken, Office Manager
  • EMail:
    dance@fidalgodanceworks.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Fruday, August 17, 3:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free
Aug 17 Cloverdayle @ Seafarers' Park
Northwest's own country duo Cloverdayle (Aug 17th) whose "A Little Want To" attitude saw them through recording their first alumn 9 Miles Down a 10 Mile Road.Bring your blankets, chairs, goodies and beverages and enjoy a night outside under the stars surrounded by music.   
  • Date:
    August 17, 2012
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • Location:
    Seafarers' Way, Anacortes, WA 98221
  • Contact:
    360-293-3134
  • EMail:
    hyde@portofanacortes.com
Aug 17 John Carswell and Blues Union @ The Rockfish
Blues Union is a soulful groove machine led by B-3 Organist and Blues Vocalist John Carswell.

It’s Carswell’s incredible blues vocals that set him apart from those who claim to play the blues. He loves the good times and he loves to make you smile doing what he does best.

Bass player, Larry Holloway, quips: “that guy’s got more soul than James Brown.”

Over the course of his forty-year career, Carswell has played with Blues and R&B legends B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, and Ray Charles.

Residing now in the Northwest he works between Seattle and Bellingham as frequently as the clubs can book him. Locally, he has performed at Resort Semiahmoo, Poppe’s Bistro, Skagit Valley Resort, and for the Jazz Project’s Art of Jazz Series.

The band is filled out by Judd Sherwood on drums who performs regularly throughout the Northwest with his own groups and by carefully assembling players from around the region to play jazz in concert and at clubs. He has performed with Herb Ellis, Bill Perkins, Teddy Edwards, John Stowell, Bert Wilson, and Nancy King. He founded The Jazz Project in February 1997 to increase performance opportunities for Jazz Musicians and to promote the music from a musician’s perspective of community development and education. He has received eight consecutive grants from Washington State Arts Commission.  
  • Date:
    August 17, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
Aug 17 DJ Ben Brown @ H2O
  • Date:
    August 17, 2012
  • Time:
    9:30 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesh2o.com/events/month/
  • Location:
    314 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-755-3956
Aug 18 Anacortes Farmers Market
Find the freshest produce in town as well as delectible edibles, incredible local art and handcrafted items. Come hungry for breakfast, coffee and lunch in our Outdoor Market Cafe.  Join our Community Workshops (inside the Depot) & Live Music (in the Market Cafe) Each Saturday!  And New This Season*, open Wednesdays, June 20 - September 5, 4-7pm.  
  • Date:
    August 18, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • Location:
    At the Depot Community & Arts Center, 7th Street & R Avenue
  • Contact:
    360.293.7922
  • EMail:
    info@anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturdays, 9am - 2pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free to all!
Aug 18 Jump Start Your Writing with author Kathleen Kaska
Jump start your writing with Kathleen Kaska author of the Sydney Lockhart Mystery series.  This one day workshop will give you the opportunity
to start that book that you have been thinking about and give you the guidance to make it great and get it published.
  • Date:
    August 18, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.studio1010.net
  • Location:
    Studio 1010 1010 6th street
  • Contact:
    Wendolyn Rue 360 421 2852
  • EMail:
    openwaterswimmer@aol.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    August 18th
  • Fees/Admission:
    $55
Aug 18 Trail Tales Interpretive Walk
Please join us for another in the series of the Trail Tales Shoreline Interpretive Program walks along the Tommy Thompson Trail on, Saturday, August 18th at 2:00 pm.The docent led walk is called Native Cultures Along Fidalgo Bayand will begin at Fidalgo RV Park. Join us to learn more about the totems, settlements, traditional uses of cedar and plants, as well as the abundant lives of the original inhabitants of this area. As always, the trail is along a paved, flat trail which is handicapped accessible. For more information go to the Trail Tales link at www.skagitbeaches.org
  • Date:
    August 18, 2012
  • Time:
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Location:
    Fidalgo RV Park
Aug 18 Rivertalk @ The Heart of Anacortes

World Beat, Reggae, and popular music, crisp horn arrangements, energetic and great for a night of dancing!

Rivertalk started out as a drumming circle around 1990 in Skagit County and the Bellingham area. Little by little instruments started coming out of the woodwork and the band evolved and flowed – like a river – to the band it is today. For many years they were a star attraction at the Rexville Grange, near LaConner. 

  • Date:
    August 18, 2012
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.theheartofanacortes.com/event-calendar/
  • Location:
    4th & "O" Ave., Anacortes, 98221  
Aug 18 The Mountain Runners

Back by popular demand, the Lincoln Theatre presents an encore of the local film “The Mountain Runners” on Saturday, August 18th at 7:30pm.  The movie tells the story of the Mount Baker Marathon and the group of hardy individuals that braved snow storms, foul weather and death, to summit Mount Baker and return to Bellingham for a winning purse of only $100.  The old-time band from the movie’s soundtrack, “Pretty Little Feet,” will perform in the theatre before the show from 7-7:30pm. Tickets and information are available at lincolntheatre.org or by calling 360-336-8955.

 

  • Date:
    August 18, 2012
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Aug 18 Hot Rod's Blues Review @ The Rockfish
Hot Rod's Blues Reviwe is led by Frank "Hot Rod" Holman on Hammond B3 and Piano. Holman has been a longtime player in the Seattle music scene. In the 80's he played with FrontPage at landmark Seattle clubs like The Warehouse, The Pipeline, Bananas, and Parkers. Later he spent time in LA recording and performing with The Living Dolls.

Frank returned to the NW and played with various Seattle bands including Variant Cause, The KZOK Classic Rock Band and The Diablotones.

Over the past 6 years, Frank has found a home for his Hammond B3 in the Seattle Blues Scene. He also is a founding member of the Robbie Laws Bigger Blues Band.  
  • Date:
    August 18, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
Aug 18 Fat Tones @ H2O

Stealing the show at major music venues, blowing away audiences, winning award after award both collectively and individually has all become common place for the Fat Tones.

In the last two years the Fat Tones have won 10 different awards at the Empire Blues Society Awards Banquet, including BEST BLUES GUITARIST, BEST BLUES BAND, BEST BLUES DRUMMER, BEST BLUES BASSIST, BEST BLUES ALBUM, BEST SLIDE GUITARIST and BEST PERFORMER.

The band’s independent releases include their fifth CD “$50 and Free Beer”, joining the hot selling “Struttin’”, the ever popular “Three” and their debut “Bomb Run”.

Sometimes fate allows all the puzzle pieces to fall into place, and that is exactly what happened one fruitful night a few years back at a club in Spokane, Washington. Bobby Patterson (Lead Guitar), Bob Ehrgott (Bass Guitar), and Robby Minton (Drums) got into a jam that electrified the audience and had them screaming for more. 

  • Date:
    August 18, 2012
  • Time:
    9:30 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesh2o.com/events/
Aug 18 907 Britt featuring: Jacob Navarro @ The Brown Lantern
  • Date:
    August 18, 2012
  • Time:
    9:30 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.brownlantern.com/
  • Location:
    412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-293-2544
  • EMail:
    comments@brownlantern.com
  • Fees/Admission:
    21+ Only, No Cover
Aug 19 Duo-Harpsichord Concert
Harpsichordists Barbara King and Monica Kim will perform music written for
two harpsichords at a private residence in Anacortes. Music from both the
baroque and contemporary periods will be performed in this unusual program.
  • Date:
    August 19, 2012
  • Time:
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location:
    4606 Cypress Drive, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    Barbara King, 360-293-4930
  • EMail:
    bp.king@frontier.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    August 19, 2012, 3 pm

  • Fees/Admission:
    General admission: $15; children 12 and under accompanied by adult: free. Reservations may be made by sending payment and contact information to the Anacortes Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 635, Anacortes, WA 98221.
Aug 19 The Dusty 45's @ The Heart of Anacortes

“Rousing horns, sizzling original numbers, and genuine talent…”

Billy Joe Huels (Lead vocals, trumpet, guitar and songwriter)

Billy Joe Huels was raised on a farm in Southern Illinois. Growing up with a soundtrack of honky tonk and his parents’ collection of 40’s swing era LP’s, he developed a broad appreciation for American roots music. He found his passion when his father bought him his first trumpet at age 10 and the performer in him came alive. During college Billy Joe put down his trumpet, and set out to further his education and ‘make a living.’ But a love of playing music and performing never left him, and before long he found himself in the Seattle club scene belting out his original compositions with a Fender Telecaster in hand. Eventually, the trumpet was dusted off where it took center stage, and the unique sound and style of the Dusty 45s was born.

As founder and front man of the Dusty 45s, Billy Joe’s charisma and commanding stage presence has kept the Dusty 45s at the top of the Seattle music scene for more than a decade. He has contributed to numerous recordings with top Northwest artists, and most recently has lent his guitar and growling trumpet skills to the legendary Wanda Jackson.

Jerry Battista (Lead guitar)

Blues, rock and roots veteran Jerry Battista has been the lead guitarist in the Dusty 45s for nearly 10 years. Formerly, he was a member of several top Northwest bands, including The Allies and Edison Jones. Battista also fronts his own group and continues to be a popular draw in clubs throughout the Northwest. He was named ‘Best Guitarist’ by Seattle Weekly in 2010, and in 2011 his band The Davanos was named Best Cover Band in Seattle.

Kelly Van Camp (Drums and harmonica)

Kelly Van Camp grew up just south of the Seattle border, in Olympia, WA. His passion for drumming is nearly as old as he is. At age six he became drummer for his sibling/cousin band, showing the world that Quaker Oats boxes, tupperware, and pencils really can make great music. Flammable Gas recorded more than a dozen homemade albums. By age 12 it became apparent that Kelly’s passion for drumming wasn’t just a stage that he was going through, and his parents enrolled him in private lessons. He started gigging with his own bands and other groups during high school and hasn’t stopped since. Kelly moved to Seattle in 2001 and has contributed significantly to the rock, roots and ska scenes, performing and recording with his own bands as well as a wide variety of acts and musicians, including Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, and Dave Dederer of The Presidents of The United States Of America. He’s been with the Dusty 45s since 2006.

Jeff Gray (Upright Bass)

Jeff Gray is a Southern boy who grew up in Georgia and now hails from Bellingham, WA. His unmistakable sound is an integral part of the Americana roots rock engine of the Dusty 45s. He was a member of Bellingham’s Footstompin’ Trio and the Gadjo Gypsies. Additionally, he expresses his talents writing and arranging for a wide variety of Northwest groups. 

  • Date:
    August 19, 2012
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.theheartofanacortes.com/event-calendar/
  • Location:
     
    4th & "O" Ave., Anacortes, 98221  
  • EMail:
    360-293-3515
Aug 22 Fidalgo Swing @ The Rockfish
Join us for some great Django inspired tunes performed by local favorites Fidalgo Swing. Guitarist and host Allen Lewis will be joined each month by special guests to kick off our very own Djangofest right here at the Rockfish. 
  • Date:
    August 22, 2012
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
Aug 23 Beautification Committee Meeting
  • Date:
    August 23, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location:
    Chamber Board Room
Aug 23 Skagit Contra Dancers
Contra Dance Workshop by Skagit Contra Dancers.

This is a workshop for beginners, although experienced dancers are welcome. Live music by Flowing Tide. Come alone or with a partner to enjoy this uniquely American folk dance.
  • Date:
    August 23, 2012
  • Time:
    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.skagitcontra.org
  • Location:
    Depot Arts Center, 611 R Avenue, Anacortes.
  • Contact:
    Bill or Betty Connor
  • EMail:
    info@skagitcontra.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Thursday, August 23, 7:30 - 9:30pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    $8 at the door
Aug 24 - Aug 25 The Face of Feminine Leadership
Stanford University teacher Julie Daley will be leading this workshop for women.
How can we best use our feminine qualities to be leaders in this changing world?  
 You will gain leadership tools, confidence and a new enthusiam for your own
ability to make a difference now.
  • Date:
    August 24, 2012
  • Location:
    Studio 1010
    1010 6th street Anacortes Wa
  • Contact:
    Wendolyn Rue
  • EMail:
    openwaterswimmer@aol.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    August 24th 7pm
    August 25th 10 am to 5pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Earlybird $175 After July 31rst $195
Aug 24 Gallery Opening, Music, Wine Tasting!
Come join us for a reception of Jon Witsell's black and white fine art photo project Botanica Obscura, local musician Robert Sarazin Blake will be playing live. Mickey McEachern will be hosting a summer wine tasting that evening as well. $5 for 8 tastes! Should prove to be a fun evening in the waning days of summer! Anderson's Store is a quick walk from the Guemes Ferry Terminal.
  • Date:
    August 24, 2012
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://jonwitsell.com/botanica-obscura-gallery-show-andersons-store-gallery/
  • Location:
    Anderson's General Store Gallery, 7885 Guemes Island Rd Anacortes, WA 98221
  • Contact:
    Jon Witsell
  • EMail:
    jon.witsell@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    08/24/2012, 6-9PM
  • Fees/Admission:
    Gallery Opening and Music: Free. Wine Tasting: $5
Aug 24 Outdoor Movie- The Lorax
Bring your low rise chairs and blankets to this family movie The Lorax.

Movie is at Storik Park starting at dusk.

This movie is made possible by the Anacortes Rotary Noon Club.
  • Date:
    August 24, 2012
  • Time:
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location:
    Storvik Park
  • Contact:
    Anacortes Parks and Recreation Dept.
  • EMail:
    nicolej@cityofanacortes.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Dusk- 8pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE
Aug 24 Cee Cee James @ The Rockfish
"SERIOUSLY RAW" ~ Roy Brown - Washington Blues Society:

Outside of Portland, several years ago, a little girl that her mother called Christina took her mom's hand on the way to Sunday services. She was thrilled by the voices, the passion that came with voices; Christina was driven by something deep inside and had to join in. She never strayed far from those voices. As time passed, one emerged. Singing her passion became the life journey of Cee Cee James. She is not only one of us, she is one of ours, spending her days in the small northwest village of Langley, on Whidbey Island while spilling her guts for the northwest blues scene, night after night.

Dropping her childhood name, and coming off a huge success of the first blues genre album, Low Down Where The Snakes Crawl, her second blues CD was recorded last fall at the Sunbanks Rhythm and Blues Festival. Soon to be released is Seriously Raw, Live at Sunbanks. While 'Snakes' was a bit of a concept album and musically went in multiple directions, the upcoming release is an outdoor, pure party buffet of blues, blues / rock, and with just a sprinkling of straight ahead rock and roll (check out her version of Tina Turner's "Nutbush City Limits" as arranged Cee Cee James style.

The record starts out pure blues covering "Crossroads" the likes of which you won't believe if you are thinking Robert Johnson. If he could hear this version today, a smile would come over his face. Next comes 'I Ain't Superstitious' again nothing like Willie Dixon, but more traditional than Crossroads. Cee Cee's writing is showcased in the next three tunes, penned for the former and the upcoming studio album slated for a fall release. Crowd response says it all when you are talkin' music that touches the soul. Comparisons to Janis Joplin will never stop. Instead of fighting it, Cee Cee embraces it with a Janis tribute on the next two cuts, 'Mercedes Benz' and 'Bobby McGee.' My very favorite Cee Cee James cover is Luther Allison's 'House of the Blues.' It's on this record, and it is well worth the price of admission just to have this song.

Cee Cee is backed on this record by the one and only Chris Leighton on drums with Dan Mohler on bass and "Slide Boy" Rob Andrews on slide and rhythm guitar. This combination makes up one of the tightest rhythm sections in blues music. On lead guitar Jason Childs is not a screaming, mind numbing player, but one who produces an intricacy of notes and chords, and an intimacy of feel that turns your head in his direction when he takes a solo.

Cee Cee James is a near term future national talent, and she is breaking out right now. Seriously Raw is a five star record.  
  • Date:
    August 24, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
Aug 24 DJ Ben Brown @ H2O
  • Date:
    August 24, 2012
  • Time:
    9:30 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesh2o.com/events/month/
  • Location:
    314 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-755-3956
Aug 25 Whale of A Sale
  • Date:
    August 25, 2012
  • Location:
    Upstage Boutique & Men's Store, Alley Cat Antiques, Buers Anacortes Flowers & Gifts, Read Me A Story, Donatellos Flowers & Gifts, Kathy's Upscale Retail, Ana Cross Stitch, Earth Bound Used Books, Epicure for the Passionate Cook , Red Door Thirft Store
  • EMail:
    Lhines@anacortes.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Hours vary on each business
Aug 25 Anacortes Farmers Market
Find the freshest produce in town as well as delectible edibles, incredible local art and handcrafted items. Come hungry for breakfast, coffee and lunch in our Outdoor Market Cafe.  Join our Community Workshops (inside the Depot) & Live Music (in the Market Cafe) Each Saturday!  And New This Season*, open Wednesdays, June 20 - September 5, 4-7pm.  
  • Date:
    August 25, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • Location:
    At the Depot Community & Arts Center, 7th Street & R Avenue
  • Contact:
    360.293.7922
  • EMail:
    info@anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    Saturdays, 9am - 2pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free to all!
Aug 25 Anacortes Work Boat Races
  • Date:
    August 25, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Aug 25 View the Workboat Races from John Wayne's former Yacht The Norwester
  • Date:
    August 25, 2012
  • Time:
    11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    John Wayne's former yacht "The Norwester" will be participating in this year's 4th Annual Anacortes Workboat Races and Pirate Faire.August 25th. She will be available for free tours at Cap Sante Marina's Guest Dock on August 25th from 9am till noon. A private cruise from 12:00 to 4:00 pm is being offered o to watch the Workboat Races and lead the parade of workboats in the Guemes Channel. Passage on this historic vessel is $35 for a four hour cruise and can be booked by calling 360.708.7770. Proceeds from the cruise will be donated to the Anacortes Seafarers' Memorial Foundation.

    "Duke" Wayne was reintroduced to life at sea through NORWESTER and Mr. Roos and in 1955 they entered into a partnership owning NORWESTER. During this time, NORWESTER received a face lift. A large day room and wheel house was added forward of the original salon and headroom was increased to an amazing 6? 6? (to accommodate Mr. Wayne?s 6? 4? height and allow him to keep his hat on). Solid bulwarks, cover over the side decks and new upper decks were also added. While in this partnership, she plied the waters of southern California and Mexico and became somewhat of a celebrity in her own right.

    A must see for all Duke fans and those who appreciate the classic wooden boats "Duke" Wayne was reintroduced to life at sea through NORWESTER and Mr. Roos and in 1955 they entered into a partnership owning NORWESTER. During this time, NORWESTER received a face lift. A large day room and wheel house was added forward of the original salon and headroom was increased to an amazing 6? 6? (to accommodate Mr. Wayne?s 6? 4? height and allow him to keep his hat on). Solid bulwarks, cover over the side decks and new upper decks were also added. While in this partnership, she plied the waters of southern California and Mexico and became somewhat of a celebrity in her own right.
  • Contact:
    Linda Lipke 360.708.7770
  • EMail:
    lalipke@gmail.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    August 25h, 2012
    9am-4pm
  • Fees/Admission:
    Free
    $35
Aug 25 Memories of You - A Wurlitzer organ concert

The Lincoln Theatre welcomes Jeff Fox in concert on the original Style D special Wurlitzer theatre organ on Saturday, August 25th at 3pm. This fundraiser for the Lincoln Theatre is sponsored by organ enthusiasts Fred and Eva Beeks to celebrate Fred’s birthday. The event will feature vocal selections by Jody Fox. Jeff Fox, who often performs on the Mount Baker Wurlitzer in addition to his church organist duties, gave considerable time to the Lincoln Theatre in the late 1970’s, helping owner Ed Pollock on restoration work and is very familiar with the Lincoln’s organ.  In addition to the concert, Jeff with play along with a classic Harold Lloyd silent short film “Number, Please?”  Tickets are $10 and are available at lincolntheatre.org or by calling 360-336-8955.

  • Date:
    August 25, 2012
  • Time:
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location:
    712 South First Street
    Mount Vernon, WA
Aug 25 Chris Eger Band @ The Heart of Anacortes
The Chris Eger Band is a fresh, eclectic and electric group that blends a variety of music types into a style of its own. Not many musical genres are left untouched. The group draws on Blues, Rock, Funk, Rockabilly, R&B and Jazz just to name a few.

CEB is lead by 23 year old guitarist/vocalist Chris Eger, whose funky, blues guitar work and powerful tenor vocals are sure to excite. Eger is backed by bassist and father Randy Eger, who has over 35 years of live performance experience. Drummer, Mark Clark, is a veteran of the Northwest music scene, playing with the likes of the New Deal Rhythm Band and the Chryslers. Clark brings a solid, funky foundation to the group. Chris’s long time high school friend, Brendan Abshier, has been the CEB’s right hand man since the beginning. Abshier’s tasty B3 and keyboard chops fill out the band’s sound.

The band’s high-energy performances are always a crowd pleaser and signature of what the cast brings. Whether it’s a rockin’ blues beat or a mellow groove, the band is tight, funky and dishes out plenty of soul.

CEB has shared the stage with many greats including: Grand Funk Railroad, Jamie O’Neal, Chance McKinney n’ CrossWire, Kal David, and the Zen Blues Quartet. 

  • Date:
    August 25, 2012
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.theheartofanacortes.com/event-calendar/
  • Location:
     
    4th & "O" Ave., Anacortes, 98221
     
  • Contact:
    360-293-3515
Aug 25 Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitarist Keola Beamer

 

The Lincoln Theatre presents legendary Hawaiian slack key guitarist Keola Beamer for a night of traditional Hawaiian music and dance on Saturday, August 25 at 8pm.  The fifth generation Hawaiian musician will be joined by his partner, hula dancer Moanalani Beamer, and will incorporate ancient Hawaiian instruments and dance into inventive new arrangements of island favorites. Beamer was recently featured in the soundtrack for the Oscar-nominated film “The Descendants.”  Tickets and more information are available at lincolntheatre.org or by calling 360-336-8955.

 

  • Date:
    August 25, 2012
  • Time:
    8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Location:
    712 South First Street
    Mount Vernon, WA
Aug 25 Badd Dog Blues Society @ The Rockfish
Tapping the wealth of abundant talent in the Bellingham blues scene, Andy Koch has brought together an up-tempo ensemble sure to please blues lovers everywhere. You’ll be in for an evening to remember as Andy and his band wind their way through the back alleys of the blues; dancing, singing
and howling the night away.

The Badd Dog Blues Society — an independent band formed in 1995 — tours steadily, working three to four nights a week from the mountains to the islands. The band travels as a four to five piece, drawing from a growing dog pound orchestra of more than 40 top-notch players, spreading the word of the
blues throughout the Northwest and up and down the West Coast from Baja to Alaska.

Andy Koch (harmonica, vocals, guitar and keyboard) was born in Salt Lake City in 1955, raised in Seattle’s inner city and now resides in Bellingham. He has been a showman since an early age and plays a variety of instruments, but focuses on vocals and harmonica. Koch is the host of regular “open
mics” in Bellingham and a guest artist with numerous local and national artists.

A sampling of Koch’s other credits include: Three years as a street musician, roaming from New York City to San Francisco to Seattle; Merlin, The Rubber Band, Dream Suite, The Blues Bandits and The Blues Tornados. He has studied with Lee Oskar, Howard Levey (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones), First Place National Harmonica
Champion Jim McLaughlin, Phil Wiggins, Bud Spires, Mark Graham, Grant Dermodey and Gary Primich, among many others.

Koch is a member of the Bellingham Independent Musician’s Association,
Allied Arts and the Washington Blues Society, He is also a perpetrator of live music in and around
Bellingham and a talent-buyer and musical director for Wild Buffalo, Bellingham’s premier live music
venue. Koch’s exciting interpretation of the harmonica puts new definitions in the dictionary of music for
this amazingly diverse instrument. His gutsy vocals make blues aficionados scream and his fun-loving
stage presence is contagious — bringing his fans back time and time again.  
  • Date:
    August 25, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
Aug 25 Alan Hatley Band @ H2O

The Alan Hatley Trio is an audience engaging Blues/Rock band that was formed about 4 yrs. ago and has performed and been very well received at lots of local venues and fairs.

Alan Hatley (lead guitar and vocals) older brother Ron Hatley (drums and vocals) and Stan Hayden (Bass guitar and vocals). Alan and Ron have a full history and musical background as they come from a family of musicians with musical influences of Country, Rock, Blues, and Jazz. Stan is also a seasoned musician and teacher. Stan joined the group a year ago and has made great contributions with his knowledge and talents.

The Alan Hatley Trio also writes and arranges their own flavorful original songs with a unique fused sound blending Rock, Blues, and Jazz. A fun loving band! 

  • Date:
    August 25, 2012
  • Time:
    9:30 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesh2o.com/events/
Aug 26 David Correa and CASCADA @ The Heart of Anacortes
Entertaining crowds at summer concert series’, music festivals and cultural events since 1999 with its passionate and distinctive blend of instrumental Latin Guitar World Fusion. David Correa and CASCADA have toured throughout the west coast, northwest & southwest regions and have won numerous accolades and awards including best Latin band in the North Bay three years in a row from 2005 through 2007. Signed to prestigious Baja/TSR Records in ’06 and releasing “Rumba de la Selva” in 2007. in 2008 “Gypsy Spice” Best of New Flamenco was released and featured the track “Linda” from “Rumba de la Selva” along side artists such as Ottmar Liebert, Jesse Cook, Armik, Young & Rollins, Luis Villegas & Benise.
  • Date:
    August 26, 2012
  • Time:
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.theheartofanacortes.com/event-calendar/
  • Location:
    Corner of 4th & "O" Anacortes, WA
  • Contact:
    360-293-3515
Aug 28 Retail Trades Group meeting
Retail Trades Group meeting
  • Date:
    August 28, 2012
  • Time:
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Location:
    Gere -A- Deli
  • EMail:
    lhines@anacortes.org
  • Date/Time Details:
    8:30 am - 9:30 am
Aug 29 Jack Hamilton @ The Rockfish
Join Mr Entertainment, Jack Hamilton, for a set that spans from Van Morrison to Van Halen every fifth Wednesday at the Rockfish. Show starts at 6PM.  
  • Date:
    August 29, 2012
  • Time:
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm
  • Location:
    320 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-588-1720
  • EMail:
    info@anacortesrockfish.com
Aug 30 The Family Meal
The Lincoln Theatre will take part in the Mayor’s Wellness Challenge with a free screening of the short film “The Family Meal” on Thursday, August 30th at 6:30pm.  The documentary explores the role having a meal together as a family can play in creating a healthy lifestyle. The film looks at the contrasting problems of obesity and under-nourishment in American families. Following the film guest speaker Marilyn McKenna will share her journey through weight loss.  Information is available at lincolntheatre.org
  • Date:
    August 30, 2012
  • Time:
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location:
    712 South First Street
    Mount Vernon, WA
Aug 31 Coffee Club
You're invited to join us at the next meeting of our coffee club.  Discussing current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed informal setting, is a great way to get to know one another.

Coffee and doughnuts are on us.

  • Date:
    August 31, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Website:
    https://www.edwardjones.com/cgi/getHTML.cgi?page=/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=522227
  • Location:
    708 E. Morris Street, Suite C., La Conner
  • Contact:
    Terra Forkner
  • EMail:
    terra.forkner@edwardjones.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Friday, August 31st at 9:00am
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE
Aug 31 Lobo Marino plays live at The Buisiness

Lobo Marino, a medatative folk grou from Richmond, VA will be playing a FREE show at The Business on Friday, August 31st.

Lobo Marino is the musical response to the travels and ongoing spiritual journey of members Jameson Price and Laney Sullivan.  During a year long trip in South America, Price and Sullivan encountered one of their many spirit guides, the enormous Pacific Sea Lion, also known as “el lobo marino”.

  • Date:
    August 31, 2012
  • Time:
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Website:
    http://thebusinessanacortes.com/
  • Location:
    The Business


    The Business
    402 Commercial Ave
    Anacortes, WA
  • Contact:
    The Business (360) 293-9788
  • EMail:
    nick@thebusinessanacortes.com
  • Date/Time Details:
    Friday, August 31st
    5PM
    FREE
  • Fees/Admission:
    FREE
Aug 31 Swingnuts @ The Rockfish
Swingnuts Jazz: Vintage & Original Jazz with Natural Repercussions

Featuring high-spirited swing, upbeat Brazilian, and freewheelin' jazz from the 1920s to the 1950s plus modern day originals.

This concert’s Nuts include Peggy Wendel, Andy Carr, Mark Dodge, Philip Nakano.

Swingnuts breathe new life into standards and improvise solos - a Jazz tradition that keeps vintage music up to date and forever in style. Swingnuts also play fresh jazz originals in that speak of our modern times. Well-crafted originals by award-winning journalist Peggy Wendel develops topics as modern as farmers markets and airports or as old as romance.

Find Swingnuts Jazz on Facebook and Reverbnation.

www.swingnutsjazz.com/live.htm
 
  • Date:
    August 31, 2012
  • Time:
    9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/calendar.cfm?selmonth=8&selyear=2012
  • Location:
    320 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-588-1720
  • EMail:
    info@anacortesrockfish.com
Aug 31 DJ Ben Brown @ H2O
  • Date:
    August 31, 2012
  • Time:
    9:30 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.anacortesh2o.com/events/month/
  • Location:
    314 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
  • Contact:
    360-755-3956
Aug 31 DJ Ontic @ The Brown Lantern
MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT

-Drink specials start at 8:00
-Music starts at 10:00
-80's to Current
-$1 off all wells, wines, and drafts with military I.D.
  • Date:
    August 31, 2012
  • Time:
    10:00 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Website:
    http://www.brownlantern.com/index.htm
  • Location:

    412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes

  • Contact:
    360-293-2544
  • EMail:
    comments@brownlantern.com
  • Fees/Admission:
    21+ w/ I.D.
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