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

Date: 
Fri, 18-Apr-2014, 7:00 pm
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

From the Upstage web site:

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.

Floating Otis at the Port Townsend Elks April 25th

Date: 
Fri, 25-Apr-2014, 7:30 pm
Location: 
Elks Lodge #317
555 Otto Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Playing early 60s through 80s+ music, from Martha Reeves to Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Beatles, Stones, Cream, Van Morrison, Springsteen, Pretenders, Talking Heads, and a number of others.

Floating Otis

Jon Langford & the Sexy, The Solvents, and the Jet Sparks at the Cellar Door April 21st

Date: 
Mon, 21-Apr-2014, 7:00 pm
Location: 
The Cellar Door
940 Water Street (downstairs, across the street from the Tyler Street Coffee House)
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From James Lindquist on behafl of the Cellar Door:

Jon Langford & the Sexy

The Solvents

Jet Sparks

Rock n' Roll

Mon. Apr. 21 7pm

$10 at the door / $8 advance

Whozymama at the Quimper Grange April 26th

Date: 
Sat, 26-Apr-2014, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: 
Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Jeannette Wilson:

We're hoping you're all ready for some fun because Whozyamama will be here!

They'll have a wonderful blend of Cajun, Creole & Zydeco providing great listening & dancing music.

1219 Corona - Quimper Grange

Jack will give a dance lesson at 7:00 followed by live music & dance until 10:30.

Family friendly with a $12 cover for adults.

Snacks are appreciated.

Hope to see you all there!

May 24th, featured band The New Iberians

September 27th, featured band Swamp Soul

Bang Bang Boogie at the Uptown Pub April 18th

Date: 
Fri, 18-Apr-2014, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: 
Uptown Pub
1016 Lawrence Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From James Lindquist:

Bang Bang Boogie

Local Singer/Songwriter duo play Blues, Americana & Rock n' Roll

Fri. Apr. 11
9:00 - 11pm

No cover

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

Food & drink available

The Upstage Presents the Joe Louis Walker Band at the Highway 20 Roadhouse April 19th

Date: 
Sat, 19-Apr-2014, 8:00 pm
Location: 
Highway Twenty Roadhouse
2152 W. Sims Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From James Lindquist on Behalf of the Upstage:

The Upstage presents Joe Louis Walker Band

Rockin' Blues Sat. Apr. 19 8:00pm

$30 ($25 'Dancer Discount')

Reservations: 360-385-2216

In 2013, The Blues Foundation inducted Joe Louis Walker into the Blues Hall of Fame as one the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers — a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist. Walker’s music is equal parts rock ‘n’ roll and passionate blues.

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