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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.

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.

Scratchdog Stringband at Sirens June 27th

Date: 
Sat, 27-Jun-2015, 9:00 pm
Location: 
Sirens Pub
823 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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Hillstomp at Sirens June 26th

Date: 
Fri, 26-Jun-2015, 9:00 pm
Location: 
Sirens Pub
823 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Sirens web site:

Portland Oregon junkbox blues duo HILLSTOMP is infamous for digging through the dumps and forgotten backwoods of American music, recycling traditional elements into a refreshing and distinctive brand of do-it-yourself hill country blues stomp. North Mississippi trance blues, a bit of Appalachia, and a dash of punkabilly come clanging and tumbling from assorted buckets, cans and BBQ lids, all drenched in rambunctious slide guitar. Somehow it works.

Despite their homemade instruments and novel approach, Hillstomp is no novelty act.

Willow Grove at Sirens June 20th

Date: 
Sat, 20-Jun-2015, 9:00 pm
Location: 
Sirens Pub
823 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Sirens web site:

Carlianne grew up a country girl in the rural parts of Longview, WA listening to Faith Hill, Shania Twain and Abba, while CJ grew up in the city listening to artists ranging from Johnny Cash and Kris Kristopherson to Dave Grohl and Bono. Threads of each weave together to form their own original fabric, an elegant, country-rock genre.

Prom Queen at Sirens June 19th

Date: 
Fri, 19-Jun-2015, 9:00 pm
Location: 
Sirens Pub
823 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Sirens web site:

“Churning out sickly sweet pop tracks inspired by pinup girls and 1960s house-wives, PROM QUEEN is, naturally, everything Lana Del Rey tries too hard to be. A multi-instrumentalist with sultry vocals and a killer retro style, Prom Queen pulls you in with her sugary disposition—and keeps you with her edgy girl power.”

- Seattle Weekly

$5 cover.

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