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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.

Malo Combo Play for OPD at the Port Townsend Elks December 13th sticky icon

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

Olympic Peninsula Dance presents the Kitsap band Malo Combo, playing acoustic latin and swing music on Friday, December 13 at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge.

The Malo Combo keeps hips swiveling on the Kitsap peninsula and in the South Puget Sound area with the intimate sounds of acoustic guitar and latin percussion.Malo Combo Friday night, December 13, Malo Castro will bring his congas, timbales and bongos north for a rare visit to Port Townsend adding rhythmic spice to the quintet's passionate music from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Malo's natural feel for rhythm and knowledge of dance translates directly to the dance floor and gets people moving.

There will be a free (with admission) dance lesson by Malo Castro in Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata 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.

Commander Cody at the PT American Legion July 11th sticky icon

Location: 
Port Townsend American Legion Hall
209 Monroe Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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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.

Locos Only at the Barhop Brewing Taproom July 25th

Date: 
Fri, 25-Jul-2014, 8:00 pm
Location: 
The Barhop Taproom
124 W Railroad Ave
Port Angeles, WA 98362

From Sonja Hickey:

This Friday, July 25, Locos Only brings its energetic "roots in the blender" brand of rock to The Barhop Taproom in Port Angeles starting at 8. This a great place to meet friends, sample excellent local microbrews, and dance to the music!

Round Trip at the Sequim VFW July 26th

Date: 
Sat, 26-Jul-2014, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 
Sequim VFW Hall
169 E. Washington
Sequim, WA 98382

No cover, all welcome.

Locust Street Taxi, The Better Half, Band Lab, and Rhythm Planet in Quilcene August 2nd

Date: 
Sat, 2-Aug-2014, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 
Linger Longer Stage
151 East Columbia Avenue
Quilcene, WA 9

From the Linger Longer Productions website:

Taxi Fest poster

Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/704904.

Freddy Pink in Quilcene July 19th

Location: 
Linger Longer Stage
151 East Columbia Avenue
Quilcene, WA 98376

From the Linger Longer Productions website:

The Linger Longer Outdoor Theater is pleased to announce the return of FreddyPink to the Linger Longer Outdoor Theater in Quilcene, by popular demand!

Freddy Pink is the West Coast’s PREMIERE Rock-N-Soul band. Featuring a FIRE BREATHING horn section. From Motown’s R&B hits of the 60′s, to the great rockin’ horn bands of the 80′s and 90′s, the fabulous Freddy Pink will literally blow you away

Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/705815.

Centrum's Blues at the Clubs at the Cellar Door August 1st and 2nd

Date: 
Fri, 1-Aug-2014, 10:00 pm - Sat, 2-Aug-2014, 1:00 am
Date: 
Sat, 2-Aug-2014, 10:00 pm - Sun, 3-Aug-2014, 1:00 am
Location: 
The Cellar Door
940 Water Street (downstairs, across the street from the Tyler Street Coffee House)
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Cellar Door:

Centrum's "Blues in the Clubs." Please see Centrum's website at centrum.org for line-up, ticketing and other information.

Food and drink available.

360-385-6959.

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