Musical performances schedule on Long Beach Peninsula
July 31, 2014
Headlining in venues ranging from small, intimate rooms to an outdoor, waterfront amphitheater, live musical performances can be heard up and down the Long Beach Peninsula this summer and throughout the year. Upcoming musical events include Blues and Seafood, Jazz & Oysters, and Battle of the Bands, with the Waikiki Concert Series continuing at Cape Disappointment State Park.
Tickets are $15 for Friday evening, $25 for all day Saturday, and $35 for both days. A full weekend pass that includes Jazz & Oysters is $55. Tickets can be ordered online at https://www.databarevents.com/bluesandseafood.
Jazz & Oysters, a popular outdoor concert with lawn seating on sprawling green fields, serves up a variety of delights from noon until 5:30 p.m., in Ocean Park, on Aug. 17. In addition to Jazz, listeners can savor famed Willapa Bay oysters, as well as fruit and cheese plates and desserts, provided by the area’s fine restaurants. Wine, beer and other beverages are also available.
Setting the stage, Cherie Blues will stir it up with blues-infused jazz with a touch of R&B. Vocalist Cherie Walters will lay her smooth tones on a wide selection of jazz, swing, standards, blues and R&B. Clifford Dibble brings his long career as a jazz guitarist to the group. Bass guitarist Philippe Joubert, who has performed with many jazz and rock ensembles in France and across the United States, and drummer Rossen Atanassov, who has played with world-renowned musicians including Dave Samuels and George Garzone, complete the ensemble.
Next up, The Cory Weeds Quartet will keep toes tapping with jazz rhythms. The quartet blends the amazing talents of alto saxophonist Cory Weeds, guitarist Dan Balmer, honored with membership in The Oregon Music Hall of Fame and the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame, Louis Pain, labeled “Portland’s Boss of the B-3” by The Oregonian, and drummer Julian MacDonough.
Tickets are $25. Active military and their families are free. For those interested in also attending Blues and Seafood in Ilwaco, August 15 and 16, combo tickets are $55. Tickets can be purchased online at http://watermusicfestival.com/tickets/
Willapa Harbor Festival will once again present the Battle of the Bands, August 1 through 3, at various venues in Raymond. Top, regional bands competing will be Plus Tax, Humptulips, Jackie Mitchell & Sean Sturgill, Jesse Lee Falls, Amadon, Bremen, Steve Brown Band, Human Ottoman, Wild Country featuring Andy Portman, Caryn Jamieson, Leone Madrone, Jessica Marie Porter with Joe Hanson and Bob Barnum, McDougall, Search Party, The Weather Machine, and more. Project Lionheart, last year’s runner up, will perform twice on Aug. 2 -- on the main stage at 3 p.m. and at Pitchwood Alehouse at 10 p.m.
Concerts will continue throughout August with the Waikiki Beach Concert Series, held in the outdoor amphitheater at Cape Disappointment State Park. Upcoming performances include the “Northwest’s premier Celtic Fusion band” – Beltaine, at 7 p.m. on July 26. The Ben Rice Band, who plays rockabilly, swamp rock and soul-infused country, is slated for Aug. 9. The Resolectrics, well loved for their original, soulful blend of rock, folk and classic rhythm & blues, will play on Aug. 23.
Long Beach’s ongoing SummerFest brings live music and more to the downtown. Honky Tonk Union will perform on Aug. 3, George Coleman, Aug. 10, the Naselle High School Marimba Band on Aug. 16, Locust Street Taxi on Aug. 23 and 24, the Oly Mountain Boys on Aug. 30 and 31, and finishing out the season will be ever-popular Brownsmead Flats, on Sept. 1.
For schedules of upcoming performances visit the websites for Pitchwood Alehouse, Raymond; 101 Public House, South Bend; Sou’wester Lodge and the Shelburne Inn and North Jetty Brewing, all in Seaview; as well as Pickled Fish at Adrift Hotel, The Cove and the Peninsula Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
For additional information on upcoming performances as well as destination information, call the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau at 360.642.2400 and visit http://www.funbeach.com.