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August 30, 2017

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.

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 along with the talents of Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, and Robby Krieger gave audiences a glimpse of ‘The Other Side’.

August 30, 2017

This season, we highlight and celebrate women’s contributions to jazz as instrumentalists, singers, and composers. Series tickets $89. Tickets to Individual Shows On Sale August 14, if available.

This season, we highlight and celebrate women’s contributions to jazz as instrumentalists, singers, and composers. Series tickets $89. Tickets to Individual Shows On Sale August 14, if available.

An Evening with Diane Schuur
Diane Schuur in RedSeptember 9

August 10, 2017

Local singer-songwriter, Allison Shirk, returns to the Red Bike on Friday, August 11th at 8:30pm to perform original songs and cover tunes for her birthday bash!

Local singer-songwriter, Allison Shirk, returns to the Red Bike on Friday, August 11th at 8:30pm to perform original songs and cover tunes for her birthday bash! The date is her actual birthday and she hopes to celebrate the day doing what she loves the most, making music and being with friends and loved ones. Allison plays music that blends her Texas country roots with her love for vocal jazz and blues. After a successful kickstarter campaign in 2015, Allison has been promoting her debut album, Break My Heart and performing around the Northwest as a solo artist and with a band.

August 10, 2017

The Sugar Shack will host the Austin, Texas folk pop duo, Beth//James, for a free summer lawn concert on Thursday evening, August 10th in Town Center.

The Sugar Shack will host the Austin, Texas folk pop duo, Beth//James, for a free summer lawn concert on Thursday evening, August 10th in Town Center. The show begins at 7:00 pm. Islanders are invited to bring a picnic blanket, set up early and enjoy tasty, smoked BBQ and cold drinks offered by The Sugar Shack.

August 10, 2017

Vashon Events and the Vashon Park District have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday,

Vashon Events and the Vashon Park District have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday, August 3rd and run through Thursday, August 31st. All concerts start at 7pm and are held in Ober Park on Vashon Island. Enjoy live music performances from today’s top talent in country rock, urban Latin, roots reggae, spoken funk rock and big band performing against one of Vashon’s most beautiful outdoor backdrops.  

August 2, 2017

Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays capture the golden rhythm and romance of 1940’s vocal jazz/swing standards.

Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays capture the golden rhythm and romance of 1940’s vocal jazz/swing standards.
Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays capture the golden rhythm and romance of 1940’s vocal jazz/swing standards with soul and a touch of R&B. They’ve got a style and signature sound that’s all their own with singer Delilah Pearl, Dodd Johnson on drums, Michael Whitmore on guitar, Tim Kehl on piano, Barry Cooper on trumpet and Toliver Goering on bass.

July 19, 2017

What we are: Now in its third season, Chautauqua Music Festival was started to support the elementary and middle school music programs on Vashon Island.  To date, the festival has raised over $14,000 to support young musicians who lack the means to buy instruments, sheet music and other expenses.

What we are: Now in its third season, Chautauqua Music Festival was started to support the elementary and middle school music programs on Vashon Island.  To date, the festival has raised over $14,000 to support young musicians who lack the means to buy instruments, sheet music and other expenses.

July 19, 2017

Welcome to the Outlaw Blues! Welcome to the JD Hobson Band. On the busiest night of the year on Vashon Island!

Welcome to the Outlaw Blues! Welcome to the JD Hobson Band. On the busiest night of the year on Vashon Island!

When Outlaw Country and Americana meet the Delta Blues you get a whole new genre. JD Hobson takes his Virginia Appalachian blues roots and combines it with Seattle’s Americana and rock scene, and a sound is created that has gotten people standing up to take notice.

“Hobson’s brand of bluesy Americana is steeped in rich outlaw tradition.” (Seattle Weekly Reverb Magazine)

July 5, 2017

Cherrywood Station is Gus and Camille Reeves. The duo met in Portland, OR, and, after singing gospel tunes together a cappella the first night they met, they never stopped collaborating.

Cherrywood Station is Gus and Camille Reeves. The duo met in Portland, OR, and, after singing gospel tunes together a cappella the first night they met, they never stopped collaborating.
Both Gus and Camille are prolific songwriters who carry the torch of American music by performing classic and original numbers with the acoustic sounds of soul, country, blues, and folk.
Their first E.P., Soup Can Telephone, is now finally available and includes five original tracks.
Friday, July 7th, 8pm
Cherrywood Station

June 29, 2017

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and soulful Reggae. They have gained international attention as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004.

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and soulful Reggae. They have gained international attention as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004. Their energetic live shows have never failed to impress audiences throughout the western US and Canada.

April 26, 2017

Vashon Island Chorale concerts feature world premiere of “Song of Songs” by Abraham Kaplan.
Under the direction of Dr. Gary D. Cannon, the Chorale presents concerts this weekend at Vashon Center for the Arts

Vashon Island Chorale concerts feature world premiere of “Song of Songs” by Abraham Kaplan.

Under the direction of Dr. Gary D. Cannon, the Chorale presents concerts this weekend at Vashon Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30pm with pre-concert lecture at 6:45 and on Sunday April 30 at 3pm with pre-concert lecture at 2:15.

April 26, 2017

Welcome to the Outlaw Blues! Welcome to the JD Hobson Band.
When Outlaw Country and Americana meet the Delta Blues you get a whole new genre.

Welcome to the Outlaw Blues! Welcome to the JD Hobson Band.

When Outlaw Country and Americana meet the Delta Blues you get a whole new genre. JD Hobson takes his Virginia Appalachian blues roots and combines it with Seattle’s Americana and rock scene, and a sound is created that has gotten people standing up to take notice.

“Hobson’s brand of bluesy Americana is steeped in rich outlaw tradition.” (Seattle Weekly Reverb Magazine)

April 12, 2017

Jealous Dogs is Seattle’s Only Pretenders Tribute, snatching their namesake from a deep-cut off Pretenders II.

Jealous Dogs is Seattle’s Only Pretenders Tribute, snatching their namesake from a deep-cut off Pretenders II.

Comprised of Seattle music scene veterans, this four piece was brought together by a common love and appreciation for the Pretenders blend of new-wave and punk rock.

Sherri Jerome (Strange Jerome) is Chrissie Hynde; attitude and voice blazing. Aaron Taylor fearlessly channels James Honeyman-Scott’s crunchy, melodic guitar riffs. Aimee Zoe and Moe Provencher (MoZo, Jackrabbit) provide the energetic, bouncy rhythm section.

April 6, 2017

Some’tet is a band that’s been filling Island venues and islanders’ hearts for three years, leading them to be Some’tet- one of the most popular performing groups around.

Some’tet is a band that’s been filling Island venues and islanders’ hearts for three years, leading them to be Some’tet- one of the most popular performing groups around.

The band includes Michael Whitmore on nylon strings, Barry Cooper on trumpet/flugelhorn, Dianne Krouse on sax/clarinet, Patrick Christie on upright bass, Dodd Johnson on percussion and jazz vocalist Christine Goering.

March 29, 2017

The series of concerts features the Seattle-based Girsky String Quartet performing all the string quartet masterworks of Ludwig van Beethoven in chronological order and in lecture-recital format.

The series of concerts features the Seattle-based Girsky String Quartet performing all the string quartet masterworks of Ludwig van Beethoven in chronological order and in lecture-recital format.

After a January performance at the Vashon Center for the Arts Kathrine White Hall, the quartet returns to the intimate atmosphere of the Havurah on April 2nd.

The quartet will play Opus 59, numbers 2 & 3; Opus 74 “The Harp,” and Opus 95 “Serioso.”
Admission at the Door
$20 General
$15 Seniors/Students

March 29, 2017

Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra’s Saturday, April 8 concerts usher in springtime with performances of Copland’s masterwork “Appalachian Spring” in the original scoring for flute, clarinet, bassoon, strings and piano

Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra’s Saturday, April 8 concerts usher in springtime with performances of Copland’s masterwork “Appalachian Spring” in the original scoring for flute, clarinet, bassoon, strings and piano. The group, led by Co-Music Directors Justin Cole and Karin Choo, will be joined by several soloists for Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti No. 5 and 6, including Daniel Brandt, violin/viola, Thane Lewis, viola, Nancy Morgan, flute, and Lisa Lewis, harpsichord.

March 27, 2017

Coming out of Seattle and Vashon is an awesome new band called Gypsy Wolf, who will be laying down groovy tunes and good times with their smooth rock, blues, reggae and psychedelic jams.

Coming out of Seattle and Vashon is an awesome new band called Gypsy Wolf, who will be laying down groovy tunes and good times with their smooth rock, blues, reggae and psychedelic jams.

March 15, 2017

Vashon Island School District & Barking Rooster Productions present renowned Irish Musician and Folklorist, Mick Moloney, at the Vashon High School Theater on Saturday March 25th at 7pm. Moloney will be joined by Celtic fiddler, Athena Tergis, for a one-of-a-kind evening to celebrate Irish culture with musicians who have performed together in the forefront of traditional Irish music for the past 15 years.

Vashon Island School District & Barking Rooster Productions present renowned Irish Musician and Folklorist, Mick Moloney, at the Vashon High School Theater on Saturday March 25th at 7pm. Moloney will be joined by Celtic fiddler, Athena Tergis, for a one-of-a-kind evening to celebrate Irish culture with musicians who have performed together in the forefront of traditional Irish music for the past 15 years. Tickets are $20 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $24 at the door. The concert will take place at the Vashon High School Theater.

March 1, 2017

Like a fluorescent-lit snack-aisle oasis in some desolate interstate road stop, brimming with Skittles and limited-edition Sno Balls, Tacocat’s Easter-egg-hued pop-punk-pop is bubblegum-sticky with hooks, bound to brighten up the most drab stretch of bummer backroad.

Like a fluorescent-lit snack-aisle oasis in some desolate interstate road stop, brimming with Skittles and limited-edition Sno Balls, Tacocat’s Easter-egg-hued pop-punk-pop is bubblegum-sticky with hooks, bound to brighten up the most drab stretch of bummer backroad.

February 15, 2017

Rooster plays their own unique take on a mix of “free range” rock, blues, pop, new wave, fusion, soul, and funk from the 60s though today. Nothing seems to be off limits for these guys. The group has rocked the last four Strawberry Festivals, several dates at the “Red Bike”, and Vashon’s infamous “Cat Butt” festival as well as casuals and private parties.

Rooster plays their own unique take on a mix of “free range” rock, blues, pop, new wave, fusion, soul, and funk from the 60s though today. Nothing seems to be off limits for these guys. The group has rocked the last four Strawberry Festivals, several dates at the “Red Bike”, and Vashon’s infamous “Cat Butt” festival as well as casuals and private parties. Founders Rick Doussett (guitar/vox) and Ken Widmeyer (keys) are joined by Andy Doussett (bass/vox) along with Stephen Cooper (drums/vox).

February 15, 2017

The Blue Janes are a Seattle ukulele trio made up of three women’s voices and three ukeleles. Veterans of Seattle’s folk, folk-pop, and singer-songwriter communities, the trio sings sweet, melodic original and cover tunes, a few from the traditional Americana repertoire, and some very funny and raucous numbers.

The Blue Janes are a Seattle ukulele trio made up of three women’s voices and three ukeleles. Veterans of Seattle’s folk, folk-pop, and singer-songwriter communities, the trio sings sweet, melodic original and cover tunes, a few from the traditional Americana repertoire, and some very funny and raucous numbers.

February 15, 2017

The Glenn Cannon Blues Trio will be performing for the second time at the Red Bike on Vashon Island on Friday, 090916-glenn-cannon-blues-trio-watermarkedFebruary 17th and they’ll be playing some rockin’ covers from the likes of Robin Trower, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn and more!

The Glenn Cannon Blues Trio will be performing for the second time at the Red Bike on Vashon Island on Friday, 090916-glenn-cannon-blues-trio-watermarkedFebruary 17th and they’ll be playing some rockin’ covers from the likes of Robin Trower, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn and more!

The last time they played here, the room was packed and they did not disappoint – these boys know how to rock.

February 1, 2017

In the first half of the twentieth century, English composers wrote some of the most richly beloved masterworks in choral history. Centerpieces including Ralph Vaughan Williams’s gentle, Shakespearean Serenade to Music, composed for sixteen soloists, and the dramatic and incredibly demanding Mater ora filium of Arnold Bax.

In the first half of the twentieth century, English composers wrote some of the most richly beloved masterworks in choral history. Centerpieces including Ralph Vaughan Williams’s gentle, Shakespearean Serenade to Music, composed for sixteen soloists, and the dramatic and incredibly demanding Mater ora filium of Arnold Bax.

February 1, 2017

If you were on the dance floor the night of The Van Redeker Band’s electrifying Red Bike show last October you know you’ll want to be there again, as the group returns for another evening of dance-crazed Rock ‘n Roll love. The night will be extra special, as The Van Redeker Band celebrates its 2nd anniversary, debuting an expanded set list with many new dance tunes.

If you were on the dance floor the night of The Van Redeker Band’s electrifying Red Bike show last October you know you’ll want to be there again, as the group returns for another evening of dance-crazed Rock ‘n Roll love. The night will be extra special, as The Van Redeker Band celebrates its 2nd anniversary, debuting an expanded set list with many new dance tunes.