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Robin Bessier and Full Circle Play for Discovery Dance at the Port Townsend Elks May 20th sticky icon

Location: 
Elks Lodge #317
555 Otto Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Discovery Dance is thrilled to welcome back Robin Bessier and Full Circle to the Port Townsend Elk on Friday, May 20 at the Port Townsend Elks. The dancing begins at 8:00 p.m. following a free (with admission) dance lesson.

Bessier and Full Circle play a mix of the best dance music from the 1920's to today. Thesongbook includes Duke Ellington, Bill Withers, Ray Charles, Cole Porter, Lerner & Lowe, Full CircleBenny Goodman, Tina Turner, The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind & Fire, Johnny Mandel, Burt Bacharach, and Nat King Cole. Bessier's two prior dances performances at the Elks kept dancers on the floor from opening to close. Look forward to East Coast Swing. Night Club 2-Step, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Two-Step, West Coast Swing, and blues.

Full Circle is composed of professional musicians Robin Bessier on vocals and percussion, Ed Donahue on trumpet, George Radebaugh on piano, Ted Enderle on bass, Tom Svornich on drums, and Bill Kiely on percusssion. All have played in bands across the Northwest and the country.

A free (with admission) lesson in rumba will offered at 7:00 p.m. by locatl dance instructor Janice Eklund. Experienced dancers are encouraged to come help beginners. Couples and singles are welcome. No partner or registration is necessary.

This is a smoke-free and scent-free dance open to all ages.

Admission: $10.

Three Chords and the Truth Play for the Olympic Peninsula Dance Club at the Port Townsend Elks February 20th sticky icon

Location: 
Elks Lodge #317
555 Otto Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

The Olympic Peninsula Dance Club presents Port Townsend's dance-friendly Three Chords and the Truth on February 20 at the Port Townsend Elks. The dancing begins at 8:00 p.m. following a free (with admission) dance lesson.

Buffalo Bill CodyThree Chords and the Truth offer classic country and western tunes including two-step, country waltz, rockabilly blues, country swing and cha-cha. The band is led by Doug Warren on guitar and fiddle, Dave Llewellen, Esq. on steel guitar, Jim Newberry on fiddle, Bruce Cannavaro on bass, and Mark Sabella on drums. This performance might also offer a surprise guest singer, and promises a country rockin’ good time.

A free (with admission) lesson in country two-step will offered at 7:00 p.m. by local dance instructor Janice Eklund. Experienced dancers are encouraged to come help beginners. Couples and singles are welcome. No partner or registration is necessary.

This is a smoke-free and scent-free dance open to all ages.

Admission: $10.

 

Maia Santell & House Blend Play for OPD at the Port Townsend Elks April 18th sticky icon

Location: 
Elks Lodge #317
555 Otto Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Sweet, sassy and satisfying dance music is on tap Friday, April 18 at the Port Townsend Elks with a visit from Tacoma's Maia Santell & House Blend. The dance, sponsored by Olympic Peninsula Dance, welcomes both singles and couples.

Maia SantellOn vocals, Santell's powerful voice -- compared to Bonnie Raitt -- is bold, playful and full of confidence. She's known as "an entertainer's entertainer," delivering songs with a style that's dynamic and full of musical joy.

Backing up Santell, House Blend's guitar, saxophone, bass and drums represent a who's who of Northwest jazz and blues royalty. These seasoned musicians appeal to all age audiences, and dancers are especially enthused by their mix of styles. For more than two decades Santell and House Blend have been favorites around the Pacific Northwest at nightclubs, casinos, festivals, dances, cruises, and special events.

The group performs a mix of jazz, blues, swing, Latin, rhythm and blues, big band hits and contemporary favorites, with a repertoire featuring the best in popular dance music from the 1940's through the 1990's. Maia Santell and House Blend's playlist reflects songs made famous by such artists as Duke Ellington, Etta James, B.B. King, Billie Holiday, Brooks and Dunn, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Santana, Linda Ronstadt, Billie Holiday, Eric Clapton, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Patsy Cline, Wilson Pickett, Fats Domino and Peggy Lee, to name a few. For more information, sound bites and videos, see: www.MaiaSantell.com.

There will be a free (with admission) Foxtrot workshop with Carol Hathaway at 7:00 pm.  Experienced dancers are encouraged to come help beginners. No partner or registration is necessary.

This is a smoke-free dance open to all ages.

Admission: Adults $15; disabled or student with school ID $10; age 12 and under $7.

For more information, call (360) 385-5327.

Jim Nyby and the "F" Street Band Kick Off the 2012-2013 OPD Dance Calendar at the Port Townsend Elks September 21st sticky icon

Location: 
Elks Lodge #317
555 Otto Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Jim Nyby and the "F" Street BandOlympic Peninsula Dance kicks off its 17th season on Friday, September 21 at the Elks Club with a benefit swing dance featuring, and contributed by, the Jim Nyby & the F Street Band plus silent auction. A Country Waltz lesson begins at 7:00pm, followed by Nyby’s Band at 8:00pm. Both are open to the public

Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives Play for Olympic Peninsula Dance November 19th sticky icon

Location: 
Elks Lodge #317
555 Otto Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Red-hot blues and swing dancing come to the Port Townsend Elks on Friday, November 19 from 8 to 11 p.m. with a visit from the Seattle powerhouse band, Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives.  The dance, which is open to all, is sponsored by Olympic Penninsula Dance.

Channing Showwalter at the Uptown Pub September 30th

Date: 
Sat, 30-Sep-2017, 9:00 pm
Location: 
Uptown Pub
1016 Lawrence Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Uptown Pub website:

Authentic Québécois music including a few winks to its influence from Ireland, Scotland and France. A mix of energetic and mellow melodies played on the traditional diatonic accordion, accompanied by fiddle and upright bass.

No cover.

432 Retro at the Uptown Pub September 29th

Date: 
Fri, 29-Sep-2017, 9:00 pm
Location: 
Uptown Pub
1016 Lawrence Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Uptown Pub website:

Revitalized renditions of tastefully selected retro and prog rock. 

No cover.

Uptown Pub
1016 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend, WA
360-385-1530, bar
360-344-2505, kitchen

Food & drink available.

Same Densmore at the Uptown Pub September 23rd

Date: 
Sat, 23-Sep-2017, 9:00 pm
Location: 
Uptown Pub
1016 Lawrence Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Uptown Pub website:

A pleasant voice and smartly succinct songwriting make for a strong and impressive double whammy.

No cover.

Uptown Pub
1016 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend, WA
360-385-1530, bar
360-344-2505, kitchen

Food & drink available.

Plaid Jazz at the Uptown Pub September 22nd

Date: 
Fri, 22-Sep-2017, 9:00 pm
Location: 
Uptown Pub
1016 Lawrence Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Uptown Pub website:

An eclectic mix of Latin, funk, soul rock, and blues.

No cover.

Uptown Pub
1016 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend, WA
360-385-1530, bar
360-344-2505, kitchen

Food & drink available.

The Pearls at the Uptown Pub September 16th

Location: 
Uptown Pub
1016 Lawrence Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Uptown Pub website:

Vocal driven Americana, Alt-Country, and Western Swing.

No cover.

Uptown Pub
1016 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend, WA
360-385-1530, bar
360-344-2505, kitchen

Food & drink available.

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