JOHN NELSON'S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Get skinny on the dance floor

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IT'S TIME TO shed that holiday weight gain before it bogs you down, and I have just the way to do it: Get out and dance those pounds off at one or more of the following venues.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, sing and pick country-style at the jam hosted by High Country from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Today, Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green return as Deadwood Experiment on Thursdays at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

On Saturday, Enumclaw's five-piece blues band Palmer Junction returns from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Phone All Points Charters & Tours at 360-775-9128 or 360-460-7131 for a free ride out and back.

n On Friday, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country play at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Sunday, join the country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band with musical guests Mick and Barry play from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Every Tuesday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., the Port Angeles Senior Swingers present Wally's Boys playing ballroom dance favorites from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover; first-timers free.

■ On Friday and Saturday at Dupuis Restaurant, 256861 U.S. Highway 101, Bob and Dave play blues from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., the Discovery Bay Pirates entertain at 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Final Approach lands with boomer music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Co., 157 W. Cedar St., singer-songwriter Eileen Meyer and friends perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ It's “All the Buzz” Wednesday at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., with Victor hosting the open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Stymie's Bar and Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, Al Harris entertains from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ Today in Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, live music returns to the Thursday lineup with Dave and Rosalie Secord, the Old Sidekicks and Chantilly Lace from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. All musical groups of any size wishing to participate can phone Jeff Crumb at 360-683-7777 or me at 360-775-9128 for more information. Phone Willie Nelson at 360-460-7131 for a ride out and back.

On Friday, Dana Osborn and 3 Miles High will inspire you to boogie from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, party down with City Knights from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

It's a country Sunday with Denny Secord Jr. and Haywire from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Today at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., Scott Law brings his tunes for a 7:30 p.m. show.

On Friday, it's a local jam band night. Phone the number below for more information.

On Saturday, Junkyard Jane plays at 8 p.m. $8 cover.

On Sunday, Dreamtime and FeLions perform at 6 p.m. Sliding-scale cover of $3 to $8.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., New Forge plays at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, the Steve Grandinetti band plays eclectic styles at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub and Grill, 1016 Lawrence St., Chris Gunn plays originals and covers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays guitar at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ Steve Grandinetti plays and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, Port Townsend, on Thursdays and Fridays from noon till 2 p.m.

High notes

■ Contra dancing will be Saturday at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles. The Rhythm Rollers will be playing, and Tony Mates will be calling.

The event begins with a workshop at 7:30 p.m., with dancing at 8 p.m.

There is a requested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for children — or bring goodies to share during the break.


John Nelson is a self-styled music lover and compulsive night owl who believes in “KLMA — Keep Live Music Alive” on the North Olympic Peninsula. His column, Live Music, appears every Thursday.

Are you performing in or promoting a live music gig? Contact John by phoning 360-565-1139 or emailing, with John Nelson in the subject line. And note: Nelson's deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. preceding Thursday's column.

Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday's Peninsula Spotlight magazine.

Last modified: January 02. 2013 5:59PM
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