Mic Drop: Island Storytelling Series
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Mic Drop: Island Storytelling Series

Island residents, storytellers, comics, and musicians telling 15 minute tales about island life. 

When: Friday evenings, 7pm-9pm November 16th and 30th. December 14th and Special Holiday show December 28th. 

We will be presenting our semimonthly "Mic Drop" series.  Each night we will feature a group of Vashon Island residents telling their own short stories. A mix of professionals, comics, and first time story tellers will be itching to tell you their tales.  Some may be funny, others thought provoking or heart breaking, but all will be certain to entertain you while you sip on your favorite Vashon brews or wines and nibble on our delicious pub bites. 


Have a story to tell? Want to make us laugh or cry? Have a Vashon tale that no one has ever heard? Contact Chris Boscia with any questions, or email your brief outline of a 15-20 minute story to BosciaEmail@gmail.com and we will contact you about formatting and dates.

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Pub Music: Steve Amsden
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Steve Amsden

A warm, talented performer, Steve Amsden is widely acknowledged as an exceptionally creative musician-songwriter. Over the years he developed the strong voice and powerful presence for which he’s now well known. Steve consistently works on new material, performs, records, jams and rehearses, produces music events and supports other musicians. He plays many types of music––folk, bluegrass, country (and Western), rock and roll, blues and jazz standards. He is a mainstay in a community that joyfully integrates the arts.

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Pub Music: Camille Reeves
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Camille Reeves

Camille Reeves is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who grew up on Vashon Island. Her eclectic influences come through to create her entirely original, yet familiar, sound. Having grown up to a soundtrack that featured the Beatles, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, and Carol King, she later branched out, gleaning influences from gypsy jazz and folk music of the Balkans, as well as early American music. Although she has performed on the accordion, mandolin, piano, and guitar, she most recently accompanies herself with the ukulele.  

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Pub Music: Allison Shirk
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Allison Shirk

Allison Shirk is a singer-songwriter/guitarist whose music blends her Texas country roots with her love for vocal jazz. She plays original songs and heart-felt cover tunes. She has a soothing voice and fun stage presence. She draws you in with her smile and warmth.  Allison is a juried member of the King County Touring Arts Roster, Gigs4U Roster, and Amazon.com Roster. Allison will perform a fun mix of original songs, oldies (Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan), and contemporary songs (Ryan Adams, Norah Jones).

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Mic Drop: Island Storytelling Series
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Mic Drop: Island Storytelling Series

Beginning in late Fall, we will be presenting our bi-monthy "Mic Drop" series.  Each night we will feature a group of Vashon Island residents telling their own short stories. A mix of professionals,  comics, or even first time story tellers will be itching to tell you all their stories.  Some may be funny, others thought provoking or heart breaking, but all will be certain to entertain you while you sip on your favorite brews or wines or nibble on our delicious pub bites. 

Have a story to tell? Want to make us laugh or cry? Have a Vashon tale that no one has ever heard? Send your brief outline of a 15-20 minute story to us and we will contact you about format, dates, etc

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Beer & Puppet Theater
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Beer & Puppet Theater

Vashon Brewing and Jawbone Puppet Theater present: Beer and Puppet Theater, Vashon Island’s first puppet slam! 

Don’t miss this fun-filled night of short form puppetry while enjoying a glass of delicious local handcrafted beer. 

Tickets only $8, or $5 for kids (5 and under free, and no one turned away for lack of funds). What a bargain!

Come see short, fun, experimental puppet shows by Vashon and Seattle artists. You can expect folktales, witches, and esoteric clowns, as well as educational yet sublime stories about the solar system, and the flight patterns of the American crow, not to mention a little Kafka thrown in for good measure. “The story of the Mushroom King,” will be presented by our featured artist, writer/director, 9-year-old Daniela Okrent Grau from Seattle.

This is the first in a series of Vashon Puppet Slams. If you are interested, and would like to get involved, or perhaps even present a show at a future slam, please contact Adam Ende at 347-455-5558. 

To learn more about puppet slams across the nation, and the history of puppet slams, check outhttp://puppetslam.com/

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Pub Music: Chuck VanNorman
Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Chuck VanNorman

Vashon singer/songwriter Chuck vanNorman takes the stage with vocalist Jessica Bolding at the pub.
Chuck switches between steel and nylon stringed guitars, employing a variety of techniques and hand-trickery. Vocally, he prefers the fine art of blending melodic verses with a rock edge, often over odd-metered rhythms. “I love it when people don’t notice the skipped or extra beat in a catchy groove.”
Jessica has been a vocalist for as long as she can remember. She gained her vocal strength singing in choirs and experimenting in a vast cathedral. Her unique and rich tones are unmistakable and draw you in to a new space.

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Pub Music: Sarah Christine
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Sarah Christine

Sarah Christine is a visionary songwriter & soulful siren with a deep desire to facilitate connection and healing on the planet through music. She captivates her audience with her warm honey voice and high vibrational lyrics beckoning the listener inward, to stimulate awakening and empowerment. Drawing inspiration from Soul, Reggae, R&B and Gospel, she weaves her enchanting vocals with the soothing sounds of acoustic guitar and world infused rhythms creating original, fresh and uplifting musical experiences that ignite the senses and penetrates the soul.

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Pub Music: Gregg Curry
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Gregg Curry

Greg Curry's songs dig deep into the roots of American music to create his original sound. He has traveled America, absorbing influences from rock, soul, and blues to country, bluegrass, and gospel. Drawing from hundreds of original songs and numerous recordings, he seamlessly knits those American traditions into his unique musical tapestry of lyrical, catchy tunes. Those songs, plus over 20 years of performing, make him a compelling presence on stage.

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Mic Drop: Island Storytelling Series
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Mic Drop: Island Storytelling Series

Beginning in late Fall, we will be presenting our bi-monthy "Mic Drop" series.  Each night we will feature a group of Vashon Island residents telling their own short stories. A mix of professionals,  comics, or even first time story tellers will be itching to tell you all their stories.  Some may be funny, others thought provoking or heart breaking, but all will be certain to entertain you while you sip on your favorite brews or wines or nibble on our delicious pub bites. 

Have a story to tell? Want to make us laugh or cry? Have a Vashon tale that no one has ever heard? Send your brief outline of a 15-20 minute story to us and we will contact you about format, dates, etc

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Pub Music: Phil Royal
Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Phil Royal

Phil Royal washed up onto Vashon Island at the turn of the century. Along with his family and a book of cherished photos, he carried a small box of fingerpicks and a couple of old guitars. After hundreds of hours of solitary play he now has the temerity to climb onto a stage to share what he’s learned, to try to withstand the high amperage terror of performing, and to generally enjoy laying down a finger snapping groove. Don't be fooled by his humorous bio...this man is an amazing guitar player...come check it out!

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Mic Drop: Island Storytelling Series
Dec
28
7:00 PM19:00

Mic Drop: Island Storytelling Series

Beginning in late Fall, we will be presenting our bi-monthy "Mic Drop" series.  Each night we will feature a group of Vashon Island residents telling their own short stories. A mix of professionals,  comics, or even first time story tellers will be itching to tell you all their stories.  Some may be funny, others thought provoking or heart breaking, but all will be certain to entertain you while you sip on your favorite brews or wines or nibble on our delicious pub bites. 

Have a story to tell? Want to make us laugh or cry? Have a Vashon tale that no one has ever heard? Send your brief outline of a 15-20 minute story to us and we will contact you about format, dates, etc

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Pub Music: Rachel Harrington & Mandolin Hooper
Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Rachel Harrington & Mandolin Hooper

Rachel Harrington's albums have garnered 4-stars in Mojo, features on the BBC, and Q Magazine hails her as, "The queen of gothic Americana." As a sixth-generation Oregonian, WWU grad, and devout Cascadian, Harrington's music has always been place-based. A Vashon resident for a while now, Rachel was a winner in the 2001 songwriting contest at Merlefest, a finalist in the Sisters Folk Festival songwriting contest, and has supported the likes of Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, and Iris Dement. 

**Mandolin Hooper will be opening for Rachel—you won’t want to miss this rare combo of talented musicians!!

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Pub Music: Jon Whalen
Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Jon Whalen

If you’ve not seen Jon Whalen perform on Vashon Island, well it’s time to come out from that hidey hole!  You can barely turn a corner on the island and he’s not right up in your grill; on stage, the radio, lying face down in the gutter….  Jon describes his music as mind/body-inspired folk-rock. Fantasy and experience share the subject matter of the songs from time spent in Senegal, West Africa, Europe and hitch-hiking around the U.S., to memories of lovers and friends; lost, found, or never quite there. Relationships, road stories, true and fabricated anecdotes and a skewed global view, fuel the lyrics of his original tunes.

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Pub Music: Mark Wells
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Mark Wells

Mark Wells is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Vashon. His vocal style has been described as dynamic and light, with hints of James Taylor and Paul Simon. Wells’ songs feature lyrics with themes ranging from the deeply personal to social commentary. In addition to his solo work, Mark has performed in the past with various combinations of other Island musicians, including Robyn Landis and bands 5:01 and Geordie’s Byre.

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Pub Music: Chuck Roehm
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Chuck Roehm

Chuck’s upbeat music has been described as “Cosmic Folk”, combining an appreciation of nature with a metaphysical view of life.
Chuck's upbeat musical style combines well with his image-rich lyrics that audiences find energizing and uplifting. He will also be performing songs from his new upcoming Album, Onward and Upward.

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Pub Music: Steve Itterly
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Steve Itterly

Steve Itterly is a Colorado-based 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 style is true to form with his passionate vocals, finger-style prowess, and ripping slide guitar. He has shared a bill with greats such as Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Steve Winwood, Jack Broadbent, Anders Osborne, and Benjamin Booker.

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Pub Music: John Van Amerongen
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: John Van Amerongen

Singer/songwriter John van Amerongen has been developing his personal style and sharing his musical talent on Vashon Island for more than 40 years -- ever since he stepped up to the mic to sing his signature tune "Truckstop Chili" and perform with his bluegrass band of the same name.

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Pub Music: Ian Metler
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Ian Metler

Many of you may know Ian Metler as a friend, a co-worker or as one of the founding members of Island band Trolls Cottage. If you heard him perform with TC, you know how talented this man is.   

lash forward to current day – Ian still writes his own songs and rehearses often. He writes all the time, using what is happening in the world to fuel what he writes about – the things you fight for as a society.  He remembers back to the days when he was younger, and it was the first day of going skiing – it was dark, rainy and depressing…but you’d get up on that hill and forget about everything else.  Music is like that experience for Ian, it’s a meditation of sorts.

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Pub Music: Tab Tabscott
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Tab Tabscott

Tab has played the dobro and pedal steel guitars for a half century and weaves a spellbinding mix of sounds on these instruments which lends a vocal like quality to his delivery. The music is augmented with delightful ukulele and bass accompaniment and lovely vocals.


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Pub Music: Tim Couldn't Make it
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Tim Couldn't Make it

Way back in the mid-1980s, bassist Tim Dahms was making a name for himself in the hip and happening Maui music scene. Much in demand, the tall good-looking Tim could pick and choose the bands and gigs he wanted to bless with his presence and prowess. The fact that most bass players have this luxury wasn’t the point. Tim joined a local rock-and-roll outfit called The Sharks. Playing guitar in the Sharks at the time was Doug Pine. Tim and Doug became friends and also became each other’s favorite musicians, so much so that Tim once asked Doug to tune his bass. Ten strings of mutual admiration. 

One day in July 1989 Tim’s brother Rick appeared on Maui. A successful advertising executive with offices in the state of Connecticut, Rick brought his guitar along. Tim and Doug and Rick played on the beach one night and as is said, the rest is history. They booked a gig and when it was time to play, there was no Tim. “Tim couldn’t make it”, Rick said. This happened twice more before Rick and Doug couldn’t get a booking. Thanks, Tim. 

Rick went back to Connecticut and Doug left Maui and moved to Washington. Fast forward a few years and we find Doug working on the Vashon ferry. Loading a car onto the boat in Fauntleroy one day, Doug looks up and waddaya know, there’s Rick at the wheel. Turns out Rick lives on Vashon, but Tim, he couldn’t make it. So Rick and Doug play music together for about 20 years until it occurs to them that it might be fun to play out. So they did, and they do. With each other, and with others. 

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Pub Music Allison Shirk
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music Allison Shirk

Allison Shirk is a singer-songwriter/guitarist whose music blends her Texas country roots with her love for vocal jazz and blues. She plays original songs and heart-felt cover tunes. She has a soothing voice that draws you in with its sincerity and soulfulness. Allison is a juried member of the King County Touring Arts Roster, Gigs4U Roster, and Amazon.com Roster. She performs regularly around the Northwest at wineries, musical venues, and SeaTac Airport.

Allison is currently working on releasing a video for her single, "Comfort," and is fundraising to release a new album this year. She released, "Break My Heart" in 2015 and "Live from the Blue Heron" in 2016. Allison performs as a solo musician, duo, small ensemble, and full 7-piece band. Her melodious tunes are upbeat and catchy, and gives listeners a sense of her authenticity. Allison plays a fun mix of original songs, oldies (Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan), and contemporary songs (Ryan Adams, Norah Jones).

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Pub Music Gregg Curry
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music Gregg Curry

Singer-songwriter Gregg Curry brings the energy of his full band to his solo performances as he performs his powerful original songs and a selection of covers that says so much about his musical roots. His music can best be described as Americana, as he mixes rock, country, blues, folk, bluegrass, and gospel ingredients into a delectable musical stew.


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Pub Music Steve Amsden
Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music Steve Amsden

A warm, talented performer, Steve is widely acknowledged as an exceptionally creative musician-songwriter. Over the years he developed the strong voice and powerful presence for which he’s now well known.

Steve consistently works on new material, performs, records, jams and rehearses, produces music events and supports other musicians. He plays many types of music––folk, bluegrass, country (and Western), rock and roll, blues and jazz standards. He is a mainstay in a community that joyfully integrates the arts.



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Oktoberfest
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Oktoberfest

Saturday Sept 22nd--the first day of the traditional celebrations in Munich--we will be hosting our first annual Oktoberfest! There will be live music, delicious German influenced food, fun activities for all....and of course: BEER!!! 

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Pub Music Kevin Moe
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music Kevin Moe

Kevin grew up right here on Vashon Island. The isolation and tranquility of island life led him to the pathway of music from a very early age. Kevin took his first guitar lesson at age 10. He played clarinet and oboe in the school band. Kevin passed the time by perfecting his craft. After leaving the island, Kevin studied classical guitar at Western Washington University under the instruction of David Feingold.

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