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Islanders of all ages can hear Ballard’s Sedentary Sousa Band pay musical homage to some of John Philip Sousa’s most famous marches, including Stars and Stripes Forever (National March of the U.S.A), The Washington Post March and Semper Fidelis (the official Marine Corps march) and more 7 p.m., Thursday, July 7, at Ober Park.

Northwest singer/songwriter LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends will heat up the Ober Park stage this July. Their sold out VAA show earlier this year received rave audience reviews.

THE HOWDY BOYS return to Café Luna to set the joint jumping with great old bluegrass, classic honky tonk, and inspired original material. Since the band’s formation in 2008, Jeff Brohier, Rob Bulkley,

The Doors were the quintessential American rock band of the late 60s. Their unique sound which blended elements of rock, blues, jazz, psychedelia, poetry, shamanism, rebellion, and live theatre has captured the imagination of every generation. Their iconic front man, Jim Morrison, a leather clad demon poet

Bill Brown will be bringing his Kingbees to Vashon for return visit at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi. Many folks in the Northwest are familiar with Bill’s high energy ‘rockin’ blues show that he’s been performing in the Northwest since 1986. Islanders will also remember Bill from his performances at the Beer Garden during Strawberry Festival in years past.

Garth Reeves has been playing professionally for over 18 years. After cutting his teeth in the halcyon days of the Olympia scene, Garth moved to Seattle to explore that cities burgeoning music explosion. A short of list of bands Garth has been in include: Dangermouse, Nubbin, Goodness, Blue Spark

Hailing from Sumner, a small town in Washington between Seattle and Tacoma, James Coates is a singer that carries with him a vocal raspiness usually reserved for Bob Dylan or Tom Waits,

The Doily Brothers band is truly an Island fixture. The band was originally formed circa 1970 and some very talented Island musicians have been a part of its soul. Bringing you a well rounded mix of Classic Rock ,

Out of Austin, Texas, Bill Carter and Ruth Ellsworth have been writing songs together for more than three decades. Their hits cover a broad range from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s only Number 1 song “Crossfire” to the theme song for the King of the Hill Christmas Episode, “Ballad of Hank Hill.”

They have written country hits as well as songs for major motion pictures, such as “From Dusk Till Dawn”, “The Secret Life of David Gale” and “Once Upon a Time in Mexico.”


Seattle based group Rouge will open Vashon’s free Summer Concerts in the Park series, 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 23, at Ober Park. Co sponsored by Vashon Park District and Vashon Allied Arts, this free Thursday night tradition brings together family and friends

Since 2008, Ruth and her husband, multi-instrumentalist Johnny Leal, have toured the Western United States numerous times. They've performed in regional music festivals including the Willamette Valley Music Fest, Black Hawk's Solar Cook Off, and Eugene's Grrrlz Rock Concert Series.

Since its establishment in 2004, Picoso has evolved from a trio playing on the streets of Seattle into a smoking seven piece band that regularly lights up venues around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Sarab (Persian for "Mirage") is a unique new ensemble of Vashon musicians performing passionate and evocative vocal and instrumental music from around the world.

June 23 -- Rouge French Cafe Music

July 7 -- Sedentary Sousa Band

July 21 -- LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends

August 11 -- Eduardo Mendonca Quartet &

Copacabana Samba!

August 25 -- Shark Biscuit Surf Band

Chautauqua music teacher Andy James and his Chautauqua student production team have produced a new CD based on West African folk tale, Nana Miriam; the story of a magical girl who saves her people.

Massy Ferguson is excited to come play the Red Bicycle Bistro for the second time in the last year. The first time the roots rockers were scheduled to play the venue last October

Island drummer Todd Zimberg will reunite with two of his closest musician friends, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe, for another epic performance at the Red Bicycle Bistro.

Celebrating their sixteenth year, Hot Club style group Pearl Django continues to be one of America’s most respected and in demand groups. Pearl Django returns to Vashon, Saturday, June 4, for an 8 p.m.

Experience Schumann, Brahms, Beethoven’s and more when some of the region’s finest classical musicians gather for the annual Vashon Chamber Music Festival. Island cellists Rowena Hammill and Douglas Davis have brought together a stellar list of musicians to participate in the three day celebration.

In April, 2012, the Vashon Island Chorale will present a concert of music written by local composers or composers with "ties" to the community.

Members: Ken Jacobsen-guitar,James Harrington-bass,Jason Lollar-organ/keys,Nigel Brown-Drums,Donovan Curry-Percussion
Blue Monster is five piece instrumental funk band that has been playing venues and festivals in the northwest since 2005,originally started as a trio on Vashon island