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Music at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds August 12th, 13th, and 14th


By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 10 August 2016

Location: 
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
4907 Landes Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Jefferson County Fair web site:

All shows at the Small Stage.

Friday

12pm

Wild Berry Pickers - The Wild Berry Pickers is a bluegrass/folk family band that is comprised of Alex, Meigan, Jason, Kailee, and Leianna Kunz.

1:30pm

Greased Lightening Show with the "Reincarnations of Rock n Roll" -The Greased Lightning Show is a good time, high energy blitz of early Rock n' Roll, R&B, Rockabilly, Doowop, and Surf music.  The group is led by singer/guitarist Raven, of Port Townsend, who specializes in a tribute to Buddy Holly and sizzling guitar instrumentals. Elvis, in the person of award winning tribute artist, James Reynolds of Brinnon, joins the show for a return to the fair with the King of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest hits. Supporting the all-star cast will be drummer Peter Ross, of Hoquiam and Steven Urbanc, of Port Townsend.

3:30pm

"Cats Meow Swing Band" - A 6-piece high caliber musical ensemble showcases members selected from some of the peninsula's finest big bands and combos. These talented musicians play the best of the entertainment industry's hit tunes and have a repertoire that extends from the early 1900's on into the 2000's. The group has "horns-a-plenty" with a trumpet, saxophone and a trombone on the front line accompanied by an excellent, unparalleled three-piece rhythm section. The group provides music in an impressive fashion for most any occasion, be it a concert, dance or a private party. From classic jazz and big band standards to fifty's favorites, this band does it all with a refreshing emphasis on catchy vocals. "Don't miss this one".

5:30pm

The Ryders Band - Performing a mixture of bluegrass, folk, country, rock 'n roll, old-time, and other forms of Americana, the Ryders Band is all about playing the kind of music that isn't played on the radio much these days. Funky, fun and festive describes the energy and attitude we bring to every event we perform. Whether a small backyard party for friends and family or up in front of the largest fair/festival crowd, we share our joy in playing some of America's best songs. Featuring a blend of acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, lap steel, ukulele, drums/percussion, electric and upright basses, 3 and sometimes 4 part harmonies with both female and male voices, we create new versions of some of America's finest songs.

Saturday

11am

Luckarose - Tom Lukas Guitar / Vocals - Tom has performed professionally for over 25 years playing Rock, Top 40, Disco, Motown and Country. Born in Brooklyn NY, early influences were Peter Green of a very early Fleetwood Mac as well as Clapton and Page's work. Tom backed up one hit wonders Randy and the Rainbows (Denise, Denise) and recorded and produced a solo CD in 2000 called Dark Dances. Since moving to Port Orchard Tom has been in several local bands including, Dusty Cadillac, Blue Rocket and The Baker Street 5. Rose Guastella Keyboards / Vocals - Rose is an artist and musician by profession. She plays keyboards and sings backup. Her musical experience began in New York with many years of classical and pop piano training augmented by lessons with Morton Estrin (Billy Joel's teacher) and rounded out with a year of piano with jazz legend Dick Hyman. Rose has always enjoyed many different kinds of music including rock, country, folk and rockabilly. A few years ago, she began to broaden her playing to include more eclectic music and found that she really enjoys playing keyboards with a live band. Since moving to Port Orchard Rose has been in several local bands including Dusty Cadillac, Blue Rocket and The Baker Street 5. Bob Bisordi Drums/Percussion - Bob worked his way through college playing drums in bands for weddings, parties and in clubs and bars. He spent a summer in Glacier National Park as the show drummer. He also did recordings for local artists, including a song, which became the theme song for a major political candidate. Born in San Francisco, Bob started taking lessons at 7 years old. Bob studied drums with Bay Area legend Forrest Elledge. His early influences were David Garibaldi (Tower of Power), Bernard Purdy and the late great Jeff Porcaro (Toto).

1pm

Jessie Leigh Band - "Music has always been a part of who I am. My mom says I would hum before I could talk." This innate passion for music has always been a big part of who Jessie Leigh is, but after high school she wasn't sure she was ready to share something so personal with the world. So instead of pursuing music full time, Jessie Leigh went to college to get her teaching degree. During this time she focused her musical energy on gospel music while she learned to lead worship at church. "This time of 'less intense' musical schedule really helped me grow musically and hone in on a lot of important skills. It also reaffirmed my passion for music and I realized I needed to do more." After playing her first live county show in 2014, Jessie Leigh's music career took off. Soon after her first solo show, she began forming her own band and started writing songs. In her first year on the scene, Jessie Leigh opened for a number of national acts including Chris Janson, Kenny Chesney, Craig Campbell, Josh Gracin, and more. Jessie Leigh and her band also won the 2015 Battle of the Bands, played at the Oregon Jamboree, and began touring in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada. While off stage, she began working on her first album of all original songs available NOW! "I wake up every day feeling incredibly blessed that I get to make music and share it with the world!"

3pm

Wild Berry Pickers - The Wild Berry Pickers is a bluegrass/folk family band that is comprised of Alex, Meigan, Jason, Kailee, and Leianna Kunz.

4:30pm

Dukes of Dabob - The Dukes are a Fair time favorite with their combination of swinging Dixie, traditional jazz and blues

6:30pm

Lobo del Mar - Lobo del Mar consists of a large family of traveling musicians and dancers. Picking up different world music & dance styles wherever they live, this group is a unique collection of performing artists that entertain around the globe.

Sunday

10:30am

Bellajack - Bellajack musicians: Jim, Ali, Hill, Warren and Jeni harmoniously offer a wide array of music ranging from current indie pop to original tunes. They have performed at the local Farmers Markets, the All County Picnic, Wooden Boat Festival, Lisa Lanza's annual Ugandan Benefit Concert and private parties."

12:30pm

Brittany Jean - Brittany Jean is a 24 year old singer/songwriter originally from West Chicago, IL. Don't let "Chicago" fool you, though. Living 35 miles outside the city, it didn't take too long to find those Midwest cornfields. Brittany stepped into a recording studio for the first time in October 2012, and released her first professionally recorded album (Whispered Stories) in September 2013. She grew up listening to folk balladeers and country singers, and this upbringing is evident in her folk-country style. After Whispered Stories was released, Brittany moved two thousand miles west with her family to a small, apple town in Washington. Though far from the central hub of country music, she has been able to travel back and forth to Nashville, TN to record in a city and studio she loves. Brittany Jean's second album(Leavin' Home) comprised of ten original songs and two cover songs was released on March 11th, 2016. From songs about the Washington wildfires to songs about trying to find wild horses, there is a more acoustic, Americana feel to this sophomore album than Whispered Stories. Brittany is hoping to perform all over Washington this year--to see parts of the state that she hasn't seen before, to travel and experience song-sparking adventures, and to meet more kindred spirits in the audience.

3pm

Olson Brothers Band - The Olson Bros Band burst onto the country music scene in 2013 winning the Lake Fair Battle of the Bands and a national country songwriting contest with their song Sunrise which earned them a trip to Nashville where they were introduced at The Grand Ol' Opry. The band originated in Olympia and is lead by singers and songwriters Luke and Isaac Olson. They are currently playing shows all over the Northwest and have over 40 shows on their summer schedule. The Bros have recently been enjoying a little time on the radio waves throughout Washington and are also known for their energy on stage and sweet vocal harmonies! Isaac and Luke love performing but are also enjoy writing music and have spent some time writing songs down in Nashville. Their new album has tons of great music, some written together and some in collaboration with Brandon Kinney (Who has written songs for Randy Houser (Going Out With My Boots On), Craig Campbell (Out of my Head), Cole Swindel and many other famous acts). The Olson Bros both attended Washington State University which is where they truly started to find a love for country music. If you haven't heard of them yet, find them online and come out to see them play.

Gate Fees

  • Adults $8
  • Seniors (65+) $6
  • Students (13-17) $6
  • Children (6-12) $2
  • Age 5 and under Free