Karl Blau  -Returns
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Karl Blau -Returns

We are very pleased to announce the much anticipated return of one of Skagit’s very own from his new home in Philly. He has returned for a visit to the islands of his youth. If you know Karl, well then you know this is not an event to miss. If you don’t know Karl, well then this is your opportunity, so don’t let yourself down. And remember “Its Worth the Swim.”

This is a free all ages show!

So no excuses, just come for the fun!

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Petunia & The Vipers
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Petunia & The Vipers

“Petunia & The Vipers are one of these creative generators and innovators, and their music and moxy can be found defining the cutting edge of what is considered creative in country and roots today, while still keeping alive what made country music great in the past.”

“…Hybrid musical style…edge of punk appreciation…this is an amazing album…a whole range of different styles”   -Bob Harris, BBC

“REAL UNDERGROUND MUSIC. Foot-tapping country & western laced with rock and jazz.”-The New York Post

“That’s not a band. It’s another world.” -Jonathan Byrd, artist

“Petunia and the Vipers glide effortlessly between every Country niche with the greatest of ease…”

$10 at the door/kids 12 and under are free.
Music starts @ 7 p.m.

 

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Cascadian Groove
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Cascadian Groove

About Cascadia Groove

Cascadia Groove is an inspiringly upbeat Danceable Groove Jazz ensemble whose members are: (L to R): Alex Sheldon, Drums; Terry Nelson, Keys; Keith Stone, Sax; Gary Tobin, Guitar;  Paul Sherman, Bass;   ...  all world-class musicians.  

Get ready for energetic music throughout a tour of Blues, R&B, Jazz, World-beat, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and more with performances that get your foot tapping, blood pumping, and wanting to Move To The Music! Cascadia Groove sets feature 50%(+) outstanding original material by Gary Tobin in the style of The Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber, The Rippingtons, Joe Sample, George Benson, Norman Brown (to name a few)... along with Jazz/Afro-Cuban/ Latin interpretations of Pop and R&B covers by Michael Jackson, Chaka Kahn, Earth Wind & Fire, Toto, and many more.  Add it all together and it's an event overflowing with positive uplifting music.  What's more, Cascadia Groove often combines the music with a visual element using timed projected images and lighting resulting in a show that is extraordinarily fun, infectious, and memorable.  Audiences simply love this group.



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Scott Pemberton with special guest Sky Colony
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Scott Pemberton with special guest Sky Colony

The “Bruce Lee” of guitar, the Scott Pemberton Band is a jamming, funk, rock, psychadellic journey through music; an unforgettable event.   

Many master guitarists find their homes within a specific genre, perfecting the ins and outs of their chosen musical realm until their names become synonymous with the very art form.

Portland's Scott Pemberton is not your average guitarist. He's a musical nomad. His home isn't in one comfortable bubble, but rather spread across genres. One moment, he's shredding through the blues. Then next, he's living in a classic rock world, or drifting melodically through an ethereal psychedelic plane. Maybe he's leading a dirty funk jam, or experimenting with something heavier, or sitting back on a jazz odyssey.  Regardless of genre, though, Pemberton's musical journey is marked by two unmistakeable realities: You always know when you're hearing a Scott Pemberton song. And you're always going to be captivated.

Sky Colony returns to Guemes Island!  Bringing their own brand of Dream Folk.  These guys are not to be missed.  They have been busy working on there new album and we can’t wait to see them back on our main stage.

$10 at the door

Kids 12 and younger are Free!

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Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band with special guest Milo Matthews
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band with special guest Milo Matthews

Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band return to Guemes Island once again.  Bringing with them the sound of the islands.  

Clinton Fearon is a composer, songwriter, singer and player of instruments since his early teens, and a professional since the age of 19.He was born in Jamaica and become the bassist, vocalist and lyricist for the mythic Gladiators, as well as a session musician for Coxsonne Dodd in Studio One and Lee 'Scratch' Perry's at Black Ark, two of the main producers on the island at this time. He also composed some everlasting bass lines for well-known artists like Yabby You, Jimmy Riley, Max Romeo, Junior Byles and many others.

After leaving Jamaica 1987, Clinton Fearon start a new career from Seattle. With other musicians of the Gladiators, he decided to stay in the US and to found The Defenders. The band built a nice following in the Northwest. After five years the band split and Clinton Fearon formed the Boogie Brown Band with local musicians in 1993.

Each song of Clinton Fearon is a strong message coming from the heart of a man who dedicates his life to help a better world to come. With chiselled music and poetic lyrics, he opens reggae to a wider audience who simply loves his beautiful songs.

 

$10 in advance $15 at the door/kids 12 and under are free.
Music starts @ 6:30 p.m.

 

Milo’s style of music ranges from jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk to even folk.  He performs his own originals as well as adds his unique flavor to 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and present cover songs.  He demonstrates versatility unlike any other bassist by using a drum pad, effects pedal and a looping machine which provide his unique rhythm, bass line, keys and lead guitar turning him into an unstoppable one-man show!  It’s very rare to hear Milo play the same song exactly the same way which makes each performance fresh and new!

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Enduro, and  Jack Mattingly & Whiskey Fever.
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Enduro, and Jack Mattingly & Whiskey Fever.

Two of the best bands Skagit Valley has to offer! Enduro of Anacortes and Jack Mattingly & Whiskey Fever of Anacortes/Sedro Wooley are going to rock Guemes Island. This is a don’t miss opportunity to see two great bands on one stage with a fabulous view of Anacortes! Who knows who might drop by? Osprey, Eagles, Whales, and herons have graced us in the past so come see who shows up this time?

$10 at the door

Kids 12 and younger are Free!

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Kyla Kombucha Brewery takeover, DIGS Pizza,  w/ Music by Ben Starner, Mia Starner, and Phil Nakano
Jul
10
5:45 PM17:45

Kyla Kombucha Brewery takeover, DIGS Pizza, w/ Music by Ben Starner, Mia Starner, and Phil Nakano

The great folks from Kyla will be on hand to tell you all about their delicious hard kombucha. So come ask questions and try a cold Kyla Kombucha. We will be serving a DIGS Pizza and salad menu for the evening instead of our usual fare. Additionally Ben Starner will be accompanied by his wife Mia on Vocals and Phil Nakano on percussion and saxophone.

“Ben Starner is a Skagit County native born and raised. Ben has always loved music and has been playing the piano since 12, getting a jump-start from his sister when she taught him Scott Joplin’s classic rag “The Entertainer.” This led to his piano lessons with the first five years of playing saturated in the genres of ragtime and stride solidifying his musical foundation and continuing to be his favored styles. Today, Ben’s love of music and excellent ear affords him the ability to enjoy and perform multiple genres, not forsaking his first loves (jazz and ragtime) but in the true spirit of these styles, adds to the richness of his musical artistry. “

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Yogoman Burning Band and Ebb Slack Flood
Jul
6
6:30 PM18:30

Yogoman Burning Band and Ebb Slack Flood

Come celebrate the return of Spring to the PNW with Yogoman!

YOGOMAN's Jamaica - New Orleans Dance Riddims compel audiences to get up and dance with shout outs, sing a longs, and call and response lyrics.  Lead singing drummer Jordan Rain leads his world class dance band through a variety of syncopated styles- Ska, Reggae, RnB, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Latin, Rock and New Orleans Traditional Jazz/Brass Band music.  Rain has written, arranged and produced 5 albums with YOGOMAN (also known as Yogoman Burning Band) and 2 solo albums.  As a family man, Rain tours with his wife Jacqueline "Bongo Jac" Rain who sings and plays percussion in the band, while occasionally featuring their musically talented children and has brought a lineage of star musicians to the stage over the years. YOGOMAN rehearsals and shows have educated both band and audience members alike to the subtlety of vintage Jamaican and Soul music that Rain has been a vinyl DJ of since 1999. Jamaican Music legends that have shared the stage with YOGOMAN are Toots & The Maytals, the Skatalites, Third World, Winston "Flames" Jarrett (of Alton Ellis & the Flames), Clinton Fearon (of the Gladiators) and Pato Banton, while co-billing with star groups such as Iron & Wine, Lost Bayou Ramblers, ORGONE, Dengue Fever, Cave Singers, Camper Van Beethoven, RJD2 and collaborating live on stage with Pato Banton, Winstrong, SambAmore, Lucky Brown, the Polyrhythmics, Junior Reid (Black Uhuru), Blue Scholars and Earles Of Newtown.


"...It's ALWAYS a good idea to spin a Yogoman track. Positive lyrics, infectious melodies, stellar musicianship...just great, great songs. They've gone from being unknown to KHUM listeners to being possibly the most requested band during my shift."
-Larry Trask/DJ, KHUM.com/104.7 FM

"If you're not having a good time to YOGOMAN's music, you have to ask yourself, do I know how to have a good time?" - Sam Beam of Iron and Wine

$10 at the door Children 12 and under are free of charge.

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Father's Day Pizza Dinner a Benefit for Fiddlehead Montessori
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Father's Day Pizza Dinner a Benefit for Fiddlehead Montessori

Come join us for a spectacular Father’s day celebration. This is a perfect way to celebrate fathers day. Included with your entrance fee is an assortment of Artisan Pizzas, Caesar Salad, refreshments, and a no host wine and beer bar. Come play yard games and disc golf while enjoying a cold beer and pizza. The musical entertainment will include The Enthusiasts, Jacob Navarro, and Friends. 100% of the entrance fee goes to benefit Fiddlehead Montessori’s Scholarship Fund. So you can celebrate while knowing that your money is supporting non profit Montessori elementary education in Anacortes and Skagit County.

$25 adults

$10 18 and under

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Piano Night w/ Ben Starner
May
29
5:00 PM17:00

Piano Night w/ Ben Starner

“Ben Starner is a Skagit County native born and raised. Ben has always loved music and has been playing the piano since 12, getting a jump-start from his sister when she taught him Scott Joplin’s classic rag “The Entertainer.” This led to his piano lessons with the first five years of playing saturated in the genres of ragtime and stride solidifying his musical foundation and continuing to be his favored styles. Today, Ben’s love of music and excellent ear affords him the ability to enjoy and perform multiple genres, not forsaking his first loves (jazz and ragtime) but in the true spirit of these styles, adds to the richness of his musical artistry. “

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Sway Wild (featuring Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw)
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Sway Wild (featuring Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw)

Internationally-acclaimed songwriters Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw (from San Juan Island, Washington State, US), now joined by long-time friend and bassist Thom Lord, are back at it with a new sound, new album and new name - Sway Wild! Their exceptional harmonies coupled with Fer's pioneering electric guitar work have become a vehicle to carry them around the world, sharing the stage with such acts as Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Lake Street Dive, Gregory Alan Isakov and many others. Winning over audiences from Alaska to Amsterdam, Sway Wild performs a heartfelt and dynamic blend of innovative folk-rock, pop, and funk. Their debut self-titled Sway Wild album includes special guests Birds of Chicago, Sean Hayes, Anna Tivel and others and will be released worldwide in Summer 2019.

Adults $10 children 12 and under free.


Comin' and Goin' 

https://youtu.be/SViJGka4vpw

websitewww.swaywild.com
facebook: 
www.facebook.com/DaveMcGrawandMandyFer

Instagramwww.instagram.com/swaywild

twitterwww.twitter.com/swaywild

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Piano Night w/ Ben Starner
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Piano Night w/ Ben Starner

“Ben Starner is a Skagit County native born and raised. Ben has always loved music and has been playing the piano since 12, getting a jump-start from his sister when she taught him Scott Joplin’s classic rag “The Entertainer.” This led to his piano lessons with the first five years of playing saturated in the genres of ragtime and stride solidifying his musical foundation and continuing to be his favored styles. Today, Ben’s love of music and excellent ear affords him the ability to enjoy and perform multiple genres, not forsaking his first loves (jazz and ragtime) but in the true spirit of these styles, adds to the richness of his musical artistry. “

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Yogoman Burning Band
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Yogoman Burning Band

Come celebrate the return of Spring to the PNW with Yogoman!

YOGOMAN's Jamaica - New Orleans Dance Riddims compel audiences to get up and dance with shout outs, sing a longs, and call and response lyrics.  Lead singing drummer Jordan Rain leads his world class dance band through a variety of syncopated styles- Ska, Reggae, RnB, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Latin, Rock and New Orleans Traditional Jazz/Brass Band music.  Rain has written, arranged and produced 5 albums with YOGOMAN (also known as Yogoman Burning Band) and 2 solo albums.  As a family man, Rain tours with his wife Jacqueline "Bongo Jac" Rain who sings and plays percussion in the band, while occasionally featuring their musically talented children and has brought a lineage of star musicians to the stage over the years. YOGOMAN rehearsals and shows have educated both band and audience members alike to the subtlety of vintage Jamaican and Soul music that Rain has been a vinyl DJ of since 1999. Jamaican Music legends that have shared the stage with YOGOMAN are Toots & The Maytals, the Skatalites, Third World, Winston "Flames" Jarrett (of Alton Ellis & the Flames), Clinton Fearon (of the Gladiators) and Pato Banton, while co-billing with star groups such as Iron & Wine, Lost Bayou Ramblers, ORGONE, Dengue Fever, Cave Singers, Camper Van Beethoven, RJD2 and collaborating live on stage with Pato Banton, Winstrong, SambAmore, Lucky Brown, the Polyrhythmics, Junior Reid (Black Uhuru), Blue Scholars and Earles Of Newtown.


"...It's ALWAYS a good idea to spin a Yogoman track. Positive lyrics, infectious melodies, stellar musicianship...just great, great songs. They've gone from being unknown to KHUM listeners to being possibly the most requested band during my shift."
-Larry Trask/DJ, KHUM.com/104.7 FM

"If you're not having a good time to YOGOMAN's music, you have to ask yourself, do I know how to have a good time?" - Sam Beam of Iron and Wine

$10 at the door Children 12 and under are free of charge.

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Pearl Tottenham, Luuk (SiLM), Laura Hickli, 36?

Guemes Island General Store with local acts Pearl TottenhamLuuk Honey (from SiLM), and international touring acts Laura Hickli (Art Pop Singer Songwriter, Educator at The National Music Centre - Canada) and 36?.(Art Rock, Western Canadian Award Winner, featured on Ready-To-Rock Official Spotify Playlist.)

$8 at the door, children 12 and under are free.

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Earth Day Luminary Parade w/Rudy Slizewski (of Tapwater)  and  Ebb, Slack, & Flood
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Earth Day Luminary Parade w/Rudy Slizewski (of Tapwater) and Ebb, Slack, & Flood

This is our third annual Earth day Luminary Parade. This is a whimsical night filled with a visual feast of warm glowing handmade art brought to us by Loalynda Bird and a mighty troup of artists. At six thirty the night begins with Rudy Slizewski (of Tapwater) bringing us a soulful solo set. Eight o’clock will bring a group of island drummers playing a 15 minute set on the Terrace. At eight thirty the parade will start. The parade will end with a performance by local favorites Ebb, Slack & Flood. A true island experience. Not to be missed. This is a community event open to everyone and free of charge.

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The Sweet Goodbyes
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

The Sweet Goodbyes

Join us this Full Moon Night for some sweet, sweet music!

Amber Darland and Lisa Harmon have been performing individually throughout the Pacific Northwest for many years. In the spring of 2015, the two Bellingham based singer-songwriters discovered a kindred voice in each other and decided to launch the folk duo, The Sweet Goodbyes. This collaboration has revealed strength beyond the sum of its parts. With intricate melodies, weaving harmonies and lyrics that are both political and deeply personal, The Sweet Goodbyes offer their audiences a chance to witness something rare. Amber Darland and Lisa Harmon wear their hearts on their sleeves and together their voices blend flawlessly. You can't help but feel good when you watch this duo perform live. The Sweet Goodbyes are full of charm and talent - sure to prick the ears and put a shiver up the spine. 

This is an all ages Free show!

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Alex Ashley
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Alex Ashley

A rare, triple-threat singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Alex Ashley creates an electrifying amalgam of insightful lyrics, profound storytelling, sultry, smoky vocals and razor-sharp guitar playing that bring his songs to life with nostalgic effervescence. Compared to the likes of "a young Vince Gill, John Mayer and Eric Clapton, he crosses the boundaries of folk, blues and Americana music with new and original songwriting."

All Ages. No Cover Charge.

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Milo Matthews
Apr
6
6:30 PM18:30

Milo Matthews

Milo’s style of music ranges from jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk to even folk.  He performs his own originals as well as adds his unique flavor to 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and present cover songs.  He demonstrates versatility unlike any other bassist by using a drum pad, effects pedal and a looping machine which provide his unique rhythm, bass line, keys and lead guitar turning him into an unstoppable one-man show!  It’s very rare to hear Milo play the same song exactly the same way which makes each performance fresh and new!

All ages show.
Music starts @ 6:30 p.m.

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Nematones
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Nematones

We are thrilled to have the Nematones grace the island with there, blazing old time fiddle tunes and warm harmonies from the Skagit Valley! If you like strings this show is for you!

This is a Free all ages show.

We will be offering our full menu plus a comforting winter special ask our staff for details.

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Jacob Navarro & Navid Eliot   Album Release
Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

Jacob Navarro & Navid Eliot Album Release

This album was recorded in an old Seattle shipyard after some hard touring on the bluegrass circuit. This is acoustic folk music, with the understated influence of many nights on the road picking old melodies and accompanying banjos and mandolins. It was approached as a duet record, and to help perform these songs, Navid Eliot, of Planes on Paper, will be accompanying on guitar.

This is a Free all ages show! So all you need to bring are your ears.

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 Alex Ashley
Feb
2
6:30 PM18:30

Alex Ashley

A rare, triple-threat singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Alex Ashley creates an electrifying amalgam of insightful lyrics, profound storytelling, sultry, smoky vocals and razor-sharp guitar playing that bring his songs to life with nostalgic effervescence. Compared to the likes of "a young Vince Gill, John Mayer and Eric Clapton, he crosses the boundaries of folk, blues and Americana music with new and original songwriting."

All Ages. No Cover Charge.

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AMP Music night at GIGS
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

AMP Music night at GIGS

Anacortes Music Project is back with a stellar lineup of local musicians. Come for the food and stay for the show. This is an all ages show $7 door charge to be paid directly to AMP. Show starts at 7pm with special guests Mariah Erken & Mason Blackburn. Headlining the show is Jack Mattingly & Whiskey Fever.

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Norm Baker (solo)
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Norm Baker (solo)

Norman Baker is a Seattle based singer-songwriter rooted in Americana and Lumber Rock. When not touring with an acoustic guitar and 2 full length albums, he can be found helping other artists further realize their art by helping them record and perform music. Baker has been on over 30 albums and performs 200+ shows a year. His band Norman Baker & The Backroads double as backing band and session band for other acts including Vicci Martinez, Massy Ferguson, reggae legend Winston Jarrett, and Seattle dub heavyweights Dub Lounge International. He will be touring the Western US throughout 2018-19 in support of releasing new music.



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Dog Tail Swing
Jan
5
6:30 PM18:30

Dog Tail Swing

In it's current incarnation, Dog Tail Swing includes Paul Sherman on Bass, and David Jackson and Peter Jackson on Guitars. Playing music from the days of Prohibition and the Depression, they are sure to make you dance and drink your troubles away!

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Cascadian Groove
Dec
15
6:30 PM18:30

Cascadian Groove

About Cascadia Groove

Cascadia Groove is an inspiringly upbeat Danceable Groove Jazz ensemble whose members are: (L to R): Alex Sheldon, Drums; Terry Nelson, Keys; Keith Stone, Sax; Gary Tobin, Guitar;  Paul Sherman, Bass;   ...  all world-class musicians.  

Get ready for energetic music throughout a tour of Blues, R&B, Jazz, World-beat, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and more with performances that get your foot tapping, blood pumping, and wanting to Move To The Music! Cascadia Groove sets feature 50%(+) outstanding original material by Gary Tobin in the style of The Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber, The Rippingtons, Joe Sample, George Benson, Norman Brown (to name a few)... along with Jazz/Afro-Cuban/ Latin interpretations of Pop and R&B covers by Michael Jackson, Chaka Kahn, Earth Wind & Fire, Toto, and many more.  Add it all together and it's an event overflowing with positive uplifting music.  What's more, Cascadia Groove often combines the music with a visual element using timed projected images and lighting resulting in a show that is extraordinarily fun, infectious, and memorable.  Audiences simply love this group.



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Scott Pemberton Band
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Scott Pemberton Band

The “Bruce Lee” of guitar, the Scott Pemberton Band is a jamming, funk, rock, psychadellic journey through music; an unforgettable event.   

Many master guitarists find their homes within a specific genre, perfecting the ins and outs of their chosen musical realm until their names become synonymous with the very art form.

Portland's Scott Pemberton is not your average guitarist. He's a musical nomad. His home isn't in one comfortable bubble, but rather spread across genres. One moment, he's shredding through the blues. Then next, he's living in a classic rock world, or drifting melodically through an ethereal psychedelic plane. Maybe he's leading a dirty funk jam, or experimenting with something heavier, or sitting back on a jazz odyssey.  Regardless of genre, though, Pemberton's musical journey is marked by two unmistakeable realities: You always know when you're hearing a Scott Pemberton song. And you're always going to be captivated.

 

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Josh Clauson
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Josh Clauson

Frontman of Seattle-based Flowmotion, has returned to his acoustic roots with the creation of a dream-folk album, Driftless. A first-time collaboration with his wife Genevieve, Driftless is a heartfelt record drenched in dreamy melodies and powerful lyrics. Featuring accompaniment from The Shook Twins, Calm Israel, as well as Aaron Guest and Jeremy Elliott from the band Polecat, this release is one of Clauson’s finest works. Recorded and co-produced by Michael Iris at Bell Creek Studio, Driftless is now available everywhere.

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The Hoe & The Harrow
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Hoe & The Harrow

Local Indie Folk band the Hoe & the Harrow tills up an orchestral mix of dreamy folk, medieval waltzes and grungy pop mixed with some other intangibles, capturing the essence of there home in the Pacific Northwest. Come and share the warmth that only Island hospitality can bring.

Adults $5, Kids 12 and younger are free of charge.

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Halloween Costume Party - Ebb, Slack, Flood (3rd Annual)
Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

Halloween Costume Party - Ebb, Slack, Flood (3rd Annual)

Guemes Island General Stores 3rd annual costume Halloween Party.

Ghoulish Halloween Buffet, funky sounds of Ebb, Slack, Flood, costume prizes, and fun for all ages!!! Don’t be afraid the islanders (Fidalgo or Guemes) they usually don’t bite. Can’t be sonsure about the mainlanders. But remember everyone is welcome. $5 Adults in costume $10 Adults without costume (kids under 12 free)
$12 dinner buffet / $6 for kids under 12
Music starts @ 6:30 p.m.

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