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Friday, May 25
 

2:50pm PDT

Wes Sp8 & the Apollo Proxy
Singer-Songwriter Blues Punk!

Performers
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Wes Sp8 & the Apollo Proxy

Wes Sp8 & the Apollo Proxy, from Seattle, is an eclectic "classic" rock foundation steeped in blues, punk, and soul, with a tangible love for music itself. The band consists of Glendon Kisner, from on drums, Jonathan Murphy, on bass, and Wes Speight on guitar, keys, harmonica, and... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Steve Itterly
Passionate Folk-Blues Musician

Performers
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Steve Itterly

Steve is a singer-songwriter who draws from a deep well of American musical traditions to create distinctively personal music that is timeless without being overly nostalgic.Steve’s musical journey began in his teens when his father introduced him to Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, and... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:15pm PDT

Shoot Jake
PNW Rock and Roll

Performers
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Shoot Jake

For the last seven years, Ben and Lindsay Johnson have taken their contemporary spin on blues rock and funk all around Washington State as Shoot Jake. In 2015 Dustin Rademacher joined the band on bass and in 2016 they released their debut LP "Get Real." They've since toured the Northwest... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:35pm PDT

Eric Madis
Wide Spectrum of Blues

Performers
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Eric Madis

Luna Records recording artist Eric Madis’ music has appeared in four film soundtracks. He has received 18 nominations from Washington Blues Society and acclaim from NW Folklife, Guitar World and Kerrville National Folk Festival. He has performed through the US and Canada, and has... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:35pm - 7:05pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

History through Blues Dance
With Ari Levitt

Performers
HT

History through Blues Dance

Ari is well-known for his fun, energetic, and delightful classes that can't help but inspire students with a love and passion for dance.  He has been teaching and performing nationally, and internationally for over 25 years; is the co-founder and director of "Waltz Week in Vienna... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:00pm - 7:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

7:10pm PDT

Brian Butler
Original Blues Guitar

Performers
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Brian Butler

Brian is a singer of original and classic blues. He plays acoustic guitar and harmonica and is a compelling and exciting performer.


Friday May 25, 2018 7:10pm - 7:40pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:15pm PDT

Two Scoops Combo!
Foot-Stomping Boogie Piano Songster

Performers
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Two Scoops Combo!

Eric “Two Scoops” Moore, "Seattle's own version of New Orleans' Dr. John" (Seattle Times) has been pounding pianos since age 5. He spent years touring & recording with Chicago Blues veterans at clubs & festivals in 36 states, 12 countries, 3 continents. Eric has released 10 critically... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:15pm - 8:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

8:00pm PDT

History through Blues Dance
With Ari Levitt

Performers
HT

History through Blues Dance

Ari is well-known for his fun, energetic, and delightful classes that can't help but inspire students with a love and passion for dance.  He has been teaching and performing nationally, and internationally for over 25 years; is the co-founder and director of "Waltz Week in Vienna... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:00pm - 8:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

8:20pm PDT

GravelRoad
Heavy Hill Country Blues

Performers
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GravelRoad

GravelRoad is a Seattle band that blends the trance of North Mississippi Hill Country blues with the fuzz and power of heavy rock and roll. GravelRoad’s mix of driving rhythms and heavy guitar sounds range from minute-long fits of angst to slow and methodical psychedelic tracks... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:20pm - 8:55pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

9:00pm PDT

History through Blues Dance
With Ari Levitt

Performers
HT

History through Blues Dance

Ari is well-known for his fun, energetic, and delightful classes that can't help but inspire students with a love and passion for dance.  He has been teaching and performing nationally, and internationally for over 25 years; is the co-founder and director of "Waltz Week in Vienna... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00pm - 9:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

The History of Blues Music, Movement & Dance
With Ari Levitt

Performers
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The History of Blues Music, Movement and Dance

Seattle is a wonderful place to experience and participate in all kinds of social dance, including swing, salsa, ballroom, blues, waltz, tango, zydeco, country, contra and more! "Roll Up The Rug" is one of Seattle's premier teaching organizations for instruction in all levels of partnered... Read More →
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The History of Blues Music, Movement & Dance

Seattle is a wonderful place to experience and participate in all kinds of social dance, including swing, salsa, ballroom, blues, waltz, tango, zydeco, country, contra and more! "Roll Up The Rug" is one of Seattle's premier teaching organizations for instruction in all levels of partnered... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

The Dunghill Rooster Strutters
Jug Band Country Blues

Performers
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The Dunghill Rooster Strutters

The inspiration from our name came from viewing feral chickens in a post-katrina vacant lot next to our old place in New Orleans. We play, old country blues, early jazz, hillbilly and jug band music from the medicine show tradition. Music to tune a jug and strop a razor to.


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

2:55pm PDT

Sheri Roberts Greimes
Original Rocking Country Blues

Performers
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Sheri Roberts Greimes

Soulful singer and powerhouse vocalist, Sheri Roberts Greimes is a favorite in the Pacific Northwest.Having overcome a serious health issue in 2012, Sheri has come back to the stage. Sheri takes everyday as a chance to share her songs with music lovers everywhere! Sheri released her... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:55pm - 3:25pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:35pm PDT

Nick Vigarino
Lightinin' Slide Delta Funk

Performers
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Nick Vigarino

“That slide is naaasty!!” - Bo Diddley“You shouldn’t miss this experience. It’s cut and dried…this guy kicks ass.” - Musician Magazine (NY, NY) “Vigarino radiates an unpredictable fervor with slashing slide guitar, powerful vocals, funky licks, modern lyrics, and his... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:35pm - 4:05pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:40pm PDT

McPage & Powell
6 Piece Acoustic Joy!

Performers
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McPage & Powell

Mary McPage and Jevon Powell have been making music together for 15 years. Through love, loss & everything that life has thrown at them their musical partnership has endured. McPage and Powell is an acoustic music experience. Purely acoustic music. No place to hide... No electric... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109