Next Sunday, June 3, “all girl bluegrass band” the Hillbettys are headlining the monthly Garden House Folk Club concert. The Hillbettys — Paisley (upright bass), Alyse (banjo), Milly “Racoon” (fiddle), and Kate (guitar) — will play “mountain music for the masses” at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, free for kids.
John Shaw will open the show. Shaw is a songwriter who has written 60 songs on commission over the last three years, many of them as a fundraiser for Beacon Hill International School’s PTA. He is also writing a book on the the visionary tradition in America’s national anthems, due out in late 2013.
Dinner, or “Beacon Bento,” is now available at Garden House concerts. Local restaurants Baja Bistro, Inay’s Kitchen, Taqueria Luisa, and Travelers’ Thali House will provide a variety of ethnic dishes, including mole enchiladas, pork Adobo, Tunga burritos, and Janti thali as take out meals to enjoy outside in the fresh air before the show or cabaret-style during the show. All meals are $10 or less. See the menu here.
Along with performances from Beacon Hill musicians and artists, The Station coffee house will be hosting a beer garden and food vending on the adjacent El Centro de la Raza grounds. After Beacon Rocks! is The Station’s First Anniversary Party, featuring more local hip hop and rock music from 5pm until dusk.
Chairs and/or blankets are recommended to sit on. Remember that the Festival Street is a paved site.
June 26 schedule, with descriptions courtesy of Beacon Rocks!:
1:00 Leaf Colors: “Indie folk rock with poignant lyrics.”
1:30 Jun Hong Kung Fu and Sports Association: Lion Dance
“A kung fu school that not only teaches martial arts but teaches everyone whom walks through the door to open their mind, work hard, and become productive members of the community.”
2:45 Reckless Nomad “Prepare to kick back with some grungy, blues-tinged rock.”
3:30 Hank Davis and Friends
“A longtime local singer-songwriter and contributor to the folk music website Victory Music.”
“A hard pumping Pop/Punk Rock band, made up of 3 different nationalities (1 Japanese, 2 Romanians and 1 American), 2 different generations, 2 different genders…..all coming together to make great music.”
The show is Friday, May 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Dr. S. Tickets are $15 each for kids and adults (kids under age 2 are free), and are available online through Brown Paper Tickets or by phone at 206-902-4229. Doors open at 6 p.m. The ticket price includes popcorn, drinks, and treats. There will be a raffle for donated prizes.
Goods will also be collected for the children of Wellspring. Donations needed are diapers and pull-ups, formula (Similac), and toiletries and first aid products such as toothbrushes, soap, lotion, shampoo, baby nail clippers, etc.
Thanks to Melissa Jonas for providing us with this info!
The Seattle Symphony Orchestra will perform a free community concert at 7:00 pm tomorrow night, January 19, at Mercer Middle School (1600 South Columbian Way). The concert is open to the public — and, yes, we said free. Thomas Hong is the conductor, and the featured soloist is violist Amber Archibald.
The scheduled program includes works by David Diamond, Gustav Holst, Georg Philipp Telemann, Samuel Jones, and Felix Mendelssohn.
The concert is part of the Symphony’s ACCESS Project (Artistic and Cultural Community Engagement with Seattle Symphony), dedicated to bringing classical music to underserved communities throughout the region.
Looking for something to do this weekend and next? All-ages events are scheduled nearby in Rainier Valley each of the next two weekends: one to raise money to help those in need, and one to celebrate the printed word.
Marissa Ramos, music teacher at Beacon Hill’s St. George Parish School, will play a benefit concert for St. George on May 29th at 7:00 pm in the church. Friends and fellow UW, USC, Yale and University of Arizona alumni will join her in a show featuring two grand pianos and dueling pianists, and a repertoire that includes Mozart, Brahms, Joplin and more.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call the school at (206) 762-0656 to reserve tickets.