JOHN NELSON'S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Get into a sweat on the dance floor

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THE DAYS ARE getting longer and warmer, so you'll want to prepare for the great outdoors.

What better way to get in shape than to get out and dance, move to the groove, trip the light fantastic?

In other words, succumb to your muse, be it jazz, country, rock or blues.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, Jerry's Country Jam is hosted by Classic Country with Terry Roszatycki, Jim Rosand and Jerry Robinson from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

On Saturday, get in shape for spring and summer by dancing to the Jimmy Hoffman Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ Today, kick off your weekend at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, with multi-instrumentalist Ches Ferguson from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Friday, boogie down to Washington Blues Society-nominated Best Traditional Blues Set John “Scooch” Cugno and the Delta 88 Revival band from 8 p.m. to midnight. Cover.

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

On Wednesday, Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green entertain as Deadwood Experiment from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ On Friday at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., 2Far (2nd Friday Art Rock) presents the bluegrass of Loose Gravel, coming from Forks, at 8 p.m. $3 cover. Sarah Tucker is the artist in residence.

On Saturday, dance to Eureka with Classic Case members from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $3 cover.

■ On Friday at the Barhop Brewery, 124 Railroad Ave., the Discovery Bay Pirates will regale you with Irish pub songs and sea chanteys from 9 p.m. to midnight.

■ On Saturday at Elliott's Antique Emporium, 135 E. First St., Bruce and Roma, aka Hawaii Amor, sing from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

■ On Saturday, Inside Defiance, This Ends Now and Mydlyfe, Crysys, Fluffy & D-ray (MCFD) rock the Coo Coo Nest, 1017 E. First St., at 10 p.m.

■ 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 are on the road to Lincoln City, Ore., but the Luck of the Draw Band has award-winning Wanda Bumgarner stepping in from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Special guests this week are Ma and Pa Crockpot.

■ 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.


■ On Friday, chase your winter blues away by spending some time with Therapy Session in a free concert at Peninsula College's Forks Extension site, 71 S. Forks Ave., at 7 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., dance to the Dixieland jazz of the Dukes of Dabob at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the Olympic Express Big Band will put spring in your step from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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

■ On Saturday at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Gerald Braude performs acoustic jazz from 6:30 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.

■ Today in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, it's audition night, with three groups performing from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

All Points Charters & Tours is offering free transportation from Port Angeles and Sequim. (See Port Angeles entry for contact details.)

On Friday, dance to the rock, pop and hip-hop of Sway from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, dance to the '70s through today's rock with Triple Shot from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, dance to and reminisce in a special Heart by Heart tribute to Seattle rockers Heart from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Today at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., premier slide guitarist Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings stop by on their international tour at 7:30 p.m. $25 cover.

On Friday, an International Women's Day concert features Aimee Ringle and Aimee Kelley (The Aimees) and the Jenny Davis Trio and friends. $10 suggested donation.

On Saturday, the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival features LT Smooth, Stephen Inglis, Bobby Moderow, Walter Keale and Paul Togioka at 7:30 p.m. $25 in advance.

On Wednesday, genre-jumping finger-style guitarist Brooks Robertson performs at 7:30 p.m.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., catch JB and his reggae band, Groove Fiery, at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, folk musician Robert Sarazin Blake performs elements of Celtic, modern punk rock, country and blues at 10 p.m. $7 cover.

■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub and Grill, 1016 Lawrence St., Meredith sings a set of soulful originals and covers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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

■ Today, classical guitarist Trevor Hanson plays at Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine, 1208 Water St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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

■ On Thursdays and Fridays, Steve Grandinetti plays and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, 431 Water St., from noon till 2 p.m.

High notes

■ On Saturday, Locos Only opens for Massy Ferguson (the band, not the tractor) for the fifth annual Five Acre School Barn Dance fundraiser in the Big Barn Farm on Kitchen-Dick Road, Sequim, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Ages 21 and older only. $15 cover.

■ On Saturday, Port Townsend's Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., hosts the Second Saturday Contra Dance, featuring Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals with caller Joe Michaels from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $6 cover; 3 to 18 years old, $3.

■ On Saturday, Washington Old Time Fiddlers District 15 meets at the Sequim Prairie Grange on Macleay Road. All-player jams begin at noon in the main and side rooms, and onstage performances begin at 2:30 p.m.

Listeners, dancers and acoustic instrumentalists are welcome. Admission is by donation.

For more information visit

■ On Tuesday, the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Peninsula College's David P. Jones, performs its annual winter concert at 7 p.m. in the Maier Performance Hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.


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: March 06. 2013 5:31PM
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