Live and Local Saturday July 27, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

At the Aurora Borealis

There's a lot of live and local music to choose from each weekend.

Most venues have food, some have dancing. Most have a cover charge and require reservations.

All have great local bands and entertainment!

This Saturday, July 27, 2019 here's what's happening:


AURORA BOREALIS

Blue Velvet Groove - $0 cover Free! - 8 - 11pm

The Aurora Borealis 16708 Aurora Ave N, 206-629-5744. 21+

Blue Velvet Groove is a 10 member funk/disco/groove supergroup of musicians covering artists such as Stevie Wonder, Chic, Aretha Franklin, Heatwave, LaBelle, Earth, Wind and Fire, Chaka Khan, Amy Winehouse, Sly and the Family Stone and other artist from the 60’s to current.

Members have years of experience performing at clubs, casinos, wineries, festivals and other venues! This year they were selected to perform at the Sky River Rock Festival 51st Anniversary event and many other amazing local venues. Their goal is to get everyone out on the dance floor and having a great time!


DARRELL'S TAVERN

Surf X Surfwest - Surf Music Fest... 12 Surf Bands, outdoor stage - $15 cover - 21 and over! - 2:30pm - 11:30pm

Darrell's Tavern 18041 Aurora Ave N. 206-542-6688.

Heavy rock metal and punk bands at Shoreline's own Dive Bar. Live music, vintage decor, pizza, tacos, hotdogs, and free pool.

Feast your ears on an epic gathering of surf bands from the Pacific Northwest! Ten bands! Two stages!

Featuring... The Delstroyers, The Evanstones, The Viking Surfers, Via COMBUSTA, The Cosmic Wrays, Pleasure Island, MuerteMen, The Seatopians, Stereo Donkey, Plank.

And a food truck by El Carbito Mexican Food!


EASY MONKEY TAPHOUSE

Brian Butler Blues Band - 8 - 10pm
No cover until September for any show as part of our customer appreciation!
Easy Monkey Taphouse, 17537 15th Ave NE B. 206-420-1326.

Acclaimed musician Brian Butler plays bold blues and originals. A gifted storyteller, Brian backs his expressive vocals with dynamic guitar and harmonica. Never straying far from his blues background, Brian has created an innovative sound that pays tribute to the classic blues while blending diverse musical influences. Brian's performances are energetic, inspiring and not-to-be-missed.


THIRD PLACE COMMONS

Scott Cossu  FREE and family friendly. 7:30 - 9:30pm
Third Place Commons Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE in Lake Forest Park.

An internationally known composer, pianist, and recording artist, Scott’s work includes a melodic blend of jazz, classical, and ethnic influences. Scott was up front when New Age was just beginning over 30 years ago.  He was one of the first Windham Hill Artists.

Scott would affectionately call his music Heavy Mental or Cosmic National Geographic, even though he was one of the grandfathers of the New Age scene; he was labeled a “jazz luminary of the future”, by Billboard Magazine.  Much of Scott’s work exhibits departures from the New Age field and includes a melodic blend of jazz, classical and ethnic influences.


NORTH CITY BISTRO

Rod Cook and Toast - $12 Cover - Tickets

North City Bistro and Wine Shop1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline 98155, Call 206-365-4447 or go to website and fill out the simple reservation request form, in order to secure seats for the show. Then buy your tickets here.

Rod Cook and Toast has been performing original and cover material based in blues, rock, country, Americana, surf and American roots music in general around the Pacific NW for over twenty years. They have recorded two albums. The band consists of Rod Cook (guitar, vocals), Jon Bayless (bass, vocals) and Chris Leighton (drums). Jon Bayless is known for his former work as bassist with Heart in addition to holding down the groove with countless bands in the Northwest. Chris Leighton also has played with too many Northwest bands to count in the last forty years as well as Randy Bachmann and Laura Love.


GRINDERS


Grinders Italian Restaurant 19811 Aurora Ave N
Reservations highly recommended;  206-542-0627  GrindersNW@gmail.com

In 2010, Little Bill was honored with the release of “Big Blues for Little Bill” – a compilation of his songs redone by NW artists such as Duffy Bishop, Billy Stoops and Polly O’Keary. The disc coincided with Bill’s 70th birthday with shows at the Triple Door and the Rialto Theatre. All proceeds from the sales of the cd went to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation – a cause that is near to Bill’s heart.

Over the years, Engelhart has had the pleasure of working with some of the finest musicians in the northwest including Jo Johanson, Isaac Scott and Buck England. In addition, he has opened for legendary acts such as BB King, Robert Lockwood Jr. and Buddy Guy. The singer, songwriter and bass player has a roomful of awards including NW Hall of Fame, the W.C. Handy Award and the BB Life Time Achievement Award.

His current lineup consist of master guitarist Billy ‘Stapes’ Stapleton and the tight and steady multiple award winning Billy Barner on the drums.performed in Texas Roadhouses and in Stadiums. He has performed for two US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, and Jimi's music for the Hendrix family. He has jammed with jazz legends, international blues stars, and has worked with sidemen to the biggest rock acts.



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