OKTOBERFEST
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

OKTOBERFEST

Our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration is coming up fast! We have a day of festivities planned even better than last year, including an amazing music lineup, German style craft beers, local food trucks, games for the whole family, and more! Check out the details below, and be sure to visit our facebook event for spotlights on food trucks and beer details, as well as full music bios.

GERMAN STYLE CRAFT BEERS ON TAP:

  • Bohemian Pilsner (new release!!)

  • Summer Perle Kölsch

  • Oktoberfest Märzen

AMAZING LIVE MUSIC: All brought to you by Vashon Events!

  • Billy Joe & the Dusty 45's [He makes flames come out of his trumpet!] 6:30pm

  • Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers 3:30pm

  • JD Hobson solo act 1:00pm

LOCAL FOOD TRUCKS/TENTS:

  • Orca Eats

  • Iyad's Syrian Grill

  • Gravy

ACTIVITIES/PRIZES FOR WHOLE FAMILY:

  • keg barrel rolling contest

  • kids activities

  • raffles & more!

ADMISSION PRICES:

  • $10 cover for adults 21+ (includes Oktoberfest Beer Mug *while supplies last, so get there early!*)

  • Under 21 FREE

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Pub Music: Camille Reeves
Sep
23
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: Tim Couldn't Make It
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Tim Couldn't Make It

Everyone wants to know why Tim can't make it. The 'why' is not important. It's a work in progress. He has a therapist. Baby steps.

Despite Tim's predictable absence, the boys carry on playing interesting and out-of-the-ordinary music. If you've heard the band, you'll know they feature a variety of cover tunes that aren't on the list you expect, along with some you do. They play stuff they like. Their audience likes the music because they keep coming back for more. You can hear the band's music at www.tcmi-band.com. You can see pretty pictures there too!

The band: Chuck Keller on bass. Wesley Peterson on drums and vocals. Rick Dahms on guitar and vocals. Doug Pine on guitar and vocals.

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Pub Music: Tab Tabscott & Ron Frombach
Sep
30
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Tab Tabscott & Ron Frombach

Tab Tabscott plays a nice mix of Happy Little Sad songs and Sad Little Happy Songs, coupled with fiery and emotional slide guitar sounds.

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.

Join Tab and Ron Frombach for an intimate evening of soothing sounds, delightful vocals, and solid rhythms from many parts of the globe.

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Pub Music: Pat Reardon
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Pat Reardon

Pat Reardon has been writing and performing his songs since 1981 when he began busking in his hometown of Burlington, Vermont. Pat plays clever original songs woven within "what-did-he-just-say?" yarns; wrapped up in blankets of word-play and squirming vibrant images; all nestled within poignant lilting melodies and snug toe-tapping grooves. He wrings rhythmic emotion from the neck of his guitar, moans kisses from his harmonica; and stops the crowd with his powerfully soulful voice.

Pat's originals jump from genre to category to decade in a smooth confident style. His stage banter is as entertaining as his songs and often verges on a high wire comedy act - he works without a net, folks! Original he is, boring he is not, come be entertained.

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Pub Music: Michael Whitmore
Sep
16
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Michael Whitmore

Michael Whitmore is a nylon string guitarist, occasional vocalist, & leader/composer for the band Some’tet. He tends towards the frayed edges of jazz -- post-jazz, nu-jazz, free-jazz, with a hint of samba. A veteran of the Los Angeles new music scene, he moved to the Northwest a decade ago. Highlights in a long career include a NEA California Composers Grant, dozens of album & soundtrack credits as a leader, sideman or collaborator, including a project composing music for Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright. He is an author, music historian, very often a DJ, & always a record collector. Currently he hosts two radio shows on Vashon’s KVSH 101.9FM. Greatest influences to his distinctive guitar style include Baden Powell, Lenny Breau, Sonny Sharrock, Lionel Loueke, John Stowell & Jon Abercrombie. Other inspirations include Brigitte Fontaine, McCoy Tyner & Mark Hollis.

“★★★★ Nylon string guitarist extraordinaire” -- Buzz Weekly

“Top 200 Favorite Guitarists List” -- Nels Cline

“Always intriguing, insinuating mysteries but never resolving them” -- Option

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Pub Music: Rick & Andy Doussett
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Pub Music: Rick & Andy Doussett

Yes, they can finish each other’s sentences and believe they know what the other is thinking but that doesn’t get in the way of the musical chemistry.

Andy has been playing music all his life, and if not on an instrument, then he is singing. (Sometimes not in the most appropriate of settings) He played Tenor Saxophone in the Vashon High School band, he sang a lead part in the musical Chicago, as well as played bass guitar in early bands. He is currently the bass player and joins Rick in lead vocal duties in the Funk/Rock band Rooster.

Rick has had a lifetime of guitar. Mostly known for his electric excursions, he is an accomplished acoustic player, songwriter, recordist, producer and band member as well.

The duo will be pulling from their deep history to perform in a more acoustic manner and no doubt some silliness will ensue. You may ask “What style of music will be on offer”? The answer is YES!


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Pub Music: Phil Royal
Sep
9
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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Pub Music: Steve Amsden
Sep
6
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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No Cover Pub Music: Mark Graham & Orville Johnson
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover Pub Music: Mark Graham & Orville Johnson

Why would two of the most talented, zany and widely-respected roots musicians in the United States - both of whom have appeared on Garrison Keilor's Prairie Home Companion - choose to go on the road as a duo? Simple: Mark Graham and Orville Johnson love the magic when they play together as much as their audiences do. "People comment on that all the time," says Orville. "They can tell we're having a good time up there. We play on a lot of different emotions."

Wry humor, virtuoso harmonica, soulful blues, hot pickin' and sweet country vocals - that's what you get when Orville and Mark combine forces as the Kings of Mongrel Folk.

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No Cover Pub Music: Gus Reeves
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover Pub Music: Gus Reeves

Gus Reeves is a songwriter and singer specializing in a decidedly soulful brand of Americana. He has been creating and performing for over twenty years and was honored by the Illinois Arts Council with an Artist Fellowship Award. He does music composition, lyric writing, and remote vocal work for clients around the world. A few of his influences are Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, CSNY, Taj Mahal, Otis Redding, and Aretha Franklin. He lives and works on Vashon Island, WA.

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Pub Trivia
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Trivia

TRIVIA TUESDAY is hosted by Kingsley & Claudia!

Every week we have several rounds of interesting & unique topics to cater to everyone attending. Trivia night is always fresh and fun with new & entertaining questions.

It's free to take party and each winning team receives a gift card to the pub for food & drinks! Come out and join in the fun!

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No Cover Pub Music: Camille Reeves
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover 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 Trivia
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Trivia

TRIVIA TUESDAY is hosted by Kingsley & Claudia!

Every week we have several rounds of interesting & unique topics to cater to everyone attending. Trivia night is always fresh and fun with new & entertaining questions.

It's free to take party and each winning team receives a gift card to the pub for food & drinks! Come out and join in the fun!

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No Cover Pub Music: Gregg Curry
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover 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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Pub Trivia
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Trivia

TRIVIA TUESDAY is hosted by Kingsley & Claudia!

Every week we have several rounds of interesting & unique topics to cater to everyone attending. Trivia night is always fresh and fun with new & entertaining questions.

It's free to take party and each winning team receives a gift card to the pub for food & drinks! Come out and join in the fun!

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No Cover Pub Music: Michael Whitmore
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover Pub Music: Michael Whitmore

Michael Whitmore is a nylon string guitarist, occasional vocalist, & leader/composer for the band Some’tet. He tends towards the frayed edges of jazz -- post-jazz, nu-jazz, free-jazz, with a hint of samba. A veteran of the Los Angeles new music scene, he moved to the Northwest a decade ago. Highlights in a long career include a NEA California Composers Grant, dozens of album & soundtrack credits as a leader, sideman or collaborator, including a project composing music for Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright. He is an author, music historian, very often a DJ, & always a record collector. Currently he hosts two radio shows on Vashon’s KVSH 101.9FM. Greatest influences to his distinctive guitar style include Baden Powell, Lenny Breau, Sonny Sharrock, Lionel Loueke, John Stowell & Jon Abercrombie. Other inspirations include Brigitte Fontaine, McCoy Tyner & Mark Hollis.

“★★★★ Nylon string guitarist extraordinaire” -- Buzz Weekly

“Top 200 Favorite Guitarists List” -- Nels Cline

“Always intriguing, insinuating mysteries but never resolving them” -- Option

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No Cover Pub Music: Roger Taylor
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover Pub Music: Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor grew up on folk music, Motown, and rock and roll - in that order. After realizing that being a drummer meant too much schlepping, he started playing acoustic guitar and discovered that this provided a much better accompaniment for singing, even if it meant starting over on a new instrument. He's still learning…

He loves and plays many different kinds of music, but gravitates toward songs that tell a story or are just plain beautiful to hear. A sucker for both slow ballads and rocking grooves, Roger can’t quite decide whether to be a lounge lizard or a rock and roller. Fortunately for both camps, he found a middle ground in the genre of folk-rock-singer-songwriter-Americana.

He plays with the Vashon band Rumor Has It, and with the Bellingham acoustic trio Rosewood Caravan. Come on down, relax with your friends, and enjoy Roger playing solo at Vashon Brewing Community Pub. 

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Pub Trivia
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Trivia

TRIVIA TUESDAY is hosted by Kingsley & Claudia!

Every week we have several rounds of interesting & unique topics to cater to everyone attending. Trivia night is always fresh and fun with new & entertaining questions.

It's free to take party and each winning team receives a gift card to the pub for food & drinks! Come out and join in the fun!

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No Cover Pub Music: Greg Dember
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover Pub Music: Greg Dember

Greg Dember, who divides his time between Vashon and Seattle, brings together roots-based improvisational music with a passion for smart, literate indie-pop songwriting and experimental sonic textures. When leading an ensemble, Dember’s music is often supported by chamber instruments such as violins and trumpets. Even playing solo, Dember evokes his colorful compositions using just his voice and a piano or guitar.

With six recorded albums, Dember’s set includes a variety of original songs as well as inventive takes on “Beck’s Song Reader,” a book of sheet music of American alternative music.

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No Cover Pub Music: Steve Amsden
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover 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.

View Event →
Pub Trivia
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Trivia

TRIVIA TUESDAY is hosted by Kingsley & Claudia!

Every week we have several rounds of interesting & unique topics to cater to everyone attending. Trivia night is always fresh and fun with new & entertaining questions.

It's free to take party and each winning team receives a gift card to the pub for food & drinks! Come out and join in the fun!

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No Cover Pub Music: Pat Reardon & Friends
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover Pub Music: Pat Reardon & Friends

Pat Reardon has been writing and performing his songs since 1981 when he began busking in his hometown of Burlington, Vermont. Pat plays clever original songs woven within "what-did-he-just-say?" yarns; wrapped up in blankets of word-play and squirming vibrant images; all nestled within poignant lilting melodies and snug toe-tapping grooves. He wrings rhythmic emotion from the neck of his guitar, moans kisses from his harmonica; and stops the crowd with his powerfully soulful voice.

Pat's originals jump from genre to category to decade in a smooth confident style. His stage banter is as entertaining as his songs and often verges on a high wire comedy act - he works without a net, folks! Original he is, boring he is not, come be entertained.

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No Cover Pub Music: Tim Couldn't Make It
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover 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.

Unfortunately, Tim probably can’t make it to the next show, so Doug Pine and Rick Dahms will be playing without him once again. But….the good news is the group has grown to include Chuck Keller on bass, Wesley Peterson on drums, and Mike Nichols joining in on harmonica during very special occasions.

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Pub Trivia
Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Trivia

TRIVIA TUESDAY is hosted by Kingsley & Claudia!

Every week we have several rounds of interesting & unique topics to cater to everyone attending. Trivia night is always fresh and fun with new & entertaining questions.

It's free to take party and each winning team receives a gift card to the pub for food & drinks! Come out and join in the fun!

View Event →
Pub Trivia
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Trivia

TRIVIA TUESDAY is hosted by Kingsley & Claudia!

Every week we have several rounds of interesting & unique topics to cater to everyone attending. Trivia night is always fresh and fun with new & entertaining questions.

It's free to take party and each winning team receives a gift card to the pub for food & drinks! Come out and join in the fun!

View Event →
No Cover Pub Music: Phil Royal
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover 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!

View Event →
No Cover Pub Music: Doussett Brothers
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover Pub Music: Doussett Brothers

Yes, they can finish each other’s sentences and believe they know what the other is thinking but that doesn’t get in the way of the musical chemistry.

Andy has been playing music all his life, and if not on an instrument, then he is singing. (Sometimes not in the most appropriate of settings) He played Tenor Saxophone in the Vashon High School band, he sang a lead part in the musical Chicago, as well as played bass guitar in early bands. He is currently the bass player and joins Rick in lead vocal duties in the Funk/Rock band Rooster.

Rick has had a lifetime of guitar. Mostly known for his electric excursions, he is an accomplished acoustic player, songwriter, recordist, producer and band member as well.

The duo will be pulling from their deep history to perform in a more acoustic manner and no doubt some silliness will ensue. You may ask “What style of music will be on offer”? The answer is YES!

View Event →
Pub Trivia
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Trivia

TRIVIA TUESDAY is hosted by Kingsley & Claudia!

Every week we have several rounds of interesting & unique topics to cater to everyone attending. Trivia night is always fresh and fun with new & entertaining questions.

It's free to take party and each winning team receives a gift card to the pub for food & drinks! Come out and join in the fun!

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No Cover Pub Music: Steve Itterley
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover Pub Music: Steve Itterley

Steve Itterly is a Colorado based singer-songwriter who draws form 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, Jackbroadbent, Anders Osborne, and Benjamin Booker.

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No Cover Pub Music: Steve Amsden
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

No Cover 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.

View Event →