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1st THURSDAYS @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center
3rd FRIDAYS @ St Mark’s on Capitol Hill, presented by Abbey Arts
7pm doors, 8:00pm show, all ages, mostly seated, bar w/ ID. Arrive by 7:45p to ensure entry.
WAITING LIST: About 20-50 spots are typically available at the door ($10 cash only) and we have a convenient waiting list system for you. Here’s how it works: Simply line up when you can (lines often start by around 6:15pm and then the waiting list goes up outside on the door promptly at 6:30pm. Once you sign up, feel free to grab dinner as actual entry will be based on space available at 8pm only. So you only have to be outside at 8pm as we read down the list until the venue is full.
SUPPORT: Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from exclusive beer sponsor Hilliards; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser event for the Greening the Abbey project, managed by the building owners, Church of the Apostles. So that means a lower carbon footprint and helps Fremont Abbey be more sustainable and lower in cost for all of its users.
2/5 Victoriana Dan & Madeline Owen
Art Opening & Gallery Party, 6-8pm, FREE – 1st floor entrance
The Gallery party will be downstairs at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center on Friday February 5th and light refreshments will be available.
Stop by anytime between 6 & 8pm to view artwork and meet the artists.
“Victoriana Dan is a Seattle-based painter and illustrator. Many of her acrylic works reflect the Pacific Northwest’s breathtaking and unique landscape with an illustrator’s eye for simplicity. Taking inspiration from vintage travel posters, Victoriana expresses her love for the natural charm and beauty that defines the PNW area.”
“Madeline Owen is a Seattle based artist and member of the Kang-O’Higgins Atelier (artist group). She specializes in charcoal and oils and is interested in capturing the movement of shared experiences. Her work is currently on display at Karla Matzke Gallery and other venues in the Seattle area.”
2/9 The Round 129
3 musicians share the stage with a Spoken Word poet and live painter.
Musicians sharing the stage: Lana McMullen, Sophia Duccini, Debbie Miller
Spoken Word poet: Chelsey Richardson
Youth Spoken Word poet: Samone
Youth live painter: Lina
(Music will begin with an opening set by Emily Ann Peterson followed by Emmet Cahill taking the stage at 7:30pm)
After his sold out tour of the west coast in 2015, Celtic Thunder star Emmet Cahill returns to Seattle to play an intimate concert at Fremont abbey this February 12th. Named Irelands most exciting young singer last year, multi award winning tenor Emmet has been performing to audiences across the world for many years. Emmet will treat his fans to a concert of Irish classics, Broadway hits, modern classics and much more.
As a recording artist, string-arranger, songwriter and session musician, Emily Ann Peterson has had the honor of working with Sera Cahoone (Sub Pop), Shelby Earl, Shannon Stephens (Asthmatic Kitty), Goldfinch, The Portland Cello Project, Rosie Thomas (Sub Pop), David Bazan (Barsuk), The Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Anaïs Mitchell, Karin Stevens Dance, Barcelona (Universal), and many others.
Emily currently holds or has held membership in the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Rock Orchestra, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The Grammys), Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Suzuki Association of the Americas, and New Directions Cello Association. She is an alumnus of the Colorado Suzuki Institute & Texas Cello Academy, and is a founding faculty member of the Coda School of Music. – See more at: http://emilyannpeterson.com/start-here/#sthash.lvNmCkle.dpuf
SUPPORT: Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from exclusive beer sponsor Hilliards; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser event for Literacy Source, building a literate community and promoting self-sufficiency by providing learner-centered instruction to adults in English literacy and basic life skills.
2/14 Open Space Edition 4 @ Fremont Abbey
8:30-9:00pm. FREE. Contemplative music. Bring cushions/pillows/blankets.
Edition 4 features music by Cody Kilpatrick. Doors open at 8:00.
Event held 3rd Tuesdays! – FREE event.
All performance art forms welcome. Music, poetry, more. See Facebook Group for info. 7:00 signups, 7:30 start. All ages, PG13, mostly seated. Original music & art only please, no covers unless in the public domain. Hosted by Cooper.
Tickets & Info via The Moth
8pm storytelling event, 7pm doors, waiting list goes up at 6:30pm for 8pm entry based on space available. Event normally 3rd Fridays @ St Mark’s, 1st Thursdays @ Fremont Abbey. All ages, bar w/ ID, mostly seated.
**Parking is limited. Please carpool, bike, bus and/or park off site.
SUPPORT: We serve local beer from Hilliards; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser event for Abbey Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to presenting creative events for all ages and incomes in unique spaces around Seattle.
w/guest Birthmark (solo): https://birthmark.bandcamp.com
“Polyvinyl Records touring artist OWEN (Mike Kinsella of American Football) performs solo at the Abbey.”
“Owen is the solo project of Chicago’s Mike Kinsella. As a departure from over a decade of work playing in a variety of bands — Cap’n Jazz, American Football, and T/T/T to name a few — Owen became Kinsella’s way of finally exercising complete creative control over all aspects of a project, including songwriting, recording, and overall artistic direction. Owen’s musical output as evolved from sparse acoustic offerings to lush, string-filled arrangements. Kinsella often exposes family relationships and personal experiences with lyrics that are at times clever, witty, raw, and biting.”
all ages, mostly seated
SUPPORT: Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from exclusive beer sponsor Hilliards; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser for 6th Day Dance,
a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between dancers and those with mental or physical disabilities.
3/4 Young Artist Performance Event
Abbey Arts has launched the premiere iteration of its Young Artist Program (YAP). The YAP is a career-development workshop series designed to help young Seattle area musicians, performance poets, and visual artists to learn & grow towards a sustainable career in the arts.
The Young Artist Program focuses on the business of being a professional artist and is designed to create ongoing support for youth 18-24 who are serious about their craft.
This showcase serves as the culmination of the members’ growth and collaboration over the past 6 months.
GROUP 1 MEMBERS:
Alex Olson: Producer/Musician – Fluencie – https://soundcloud.com/fluencie
Jadyn Estrada: Singer/Songwriter – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmWmt5bjF9Y
Joshua Koets: Poet/Spoken Word
Katie Kuffel: Singer/Songwriter – http://www.katiekuffel.com/
Victoriana Dan: Visual Artist – http://www.victorianadan.com
Madeline Owen: Visual Artist – www.madelineowenstudio.com
3/10 Ben Fisher
with Shelby Earl
Ben Fisher Returns From The Land Of Ben-Gurion
Ben Fisher is visiting the Pacific Northwest this spring and will be playing his first show in Seattle in over a year and a half.
In this one-off performance, he’ll be previewing songs from the concept record he’s working on, titled Does The Land Remember Me? before jetting back to Jerusalem to work more on the record, eat copious amounts of falafel and enjoy the 85 degree weather that will be waiting for him.
Have a question about what it’s like writing a concept record about Israel or about daily life in Jerusalem? Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and it’ll be discussed at the show.
Shelby Earl is an American singer-songwriter and musician based in Seattle, WA. Earl’s first solo album, Burn the Boats, was produced by John Roderick (featuring members of Telekinesis, The Long Winters, Fleet Foxes and more) and released on Local 638 Records (owned and operated by Visqueen’s Rachel Flotard). In 2011 NPR’s Ann Powers named Earl her “new favorite songwriter” and Amazon.com dubbed her album the “#1 Outstanding 2011 Album You Might Have Missed”.
Earl released her second solo album, Swift Arrows, produced by Seattle indie folk artist Damien Jurado, in July 2013. The album was recorded live at Seattle’s Columbia City Theater.
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Laura Gibson + Guest
“Laura Gibson is excited to announce her forthcoming new album Empire Builder, slated for release on April 1, 2016 via Barsuk, her second record for the label and fourth LP.”
$17 advance general/ $15 advance student / $20 at the door (all)
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Jessica Lea Mayfield
with Matt Batey (Ruler/Cataldo)
“Jessica Lea Mayfield’s echo-laden bluegrass vocals mesh with scorching electric guitar lines to render remarkable results” – John Luersson (Rolling Stone)
SUPPORT: Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from exclusive beer sponsor Hilliards; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser event which means all bar profits tonight go to support local charity.
Join Bleachbear as they celebrate the completion of their second album, “Cowboy Movie Star.” They will also be premiering their new music video at the show. Siahna from this year’s season of The Voice and Mason Turner and The Reign will be opening this all-ages show. Doors open at 7 PM, music begins at 7:45 PM. Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1946619378897432/
Bleachbear is an all-girl indie rock band that was named “Seattle’s Best Underage Band” in 2014 by Seattle Weekly, and was a finalist in EMP’s Sound Off! competition in 2015. Packing an indie dream pop punch, front woman Tigerlily’s angst-soaked lyrics create an evocative, wistful vibe. With their breezily sweet harmonies layered over a fusion of distortion, Bleachbear is the perfect juxtaposition of fragile and badass. Website: http://www.bleachbear.com/
“The Winterlings are an American Folk Music duo based in Seattle. They have played the CMJ Music festival in Manhattan, The Juan De Fuca Festival in Port Angeles, Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle and Fisherman’s Village Music Festival in Everett just to name a few”
SUPPORT: We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser event which means all bar profits tonight go to support Artist Life Guild, a non support professional counseling services for artists.
1/12 The Round – 3 musicians share the stage with a performance poet and live painter. $8 / $10
-Musicians: Daniel Blue (Motopony), Gabriel Wolfchild, and Katie Kuffel (Young Artist Program)
-Live painters: Matthew Brennan, Victoriana Dan (Young Artist Program)
– Performance Poet: Sara Brickman
Daniel Blue (Motopony)
Katie Kuffel (Young Artist Program)
1/10 Open Space Edition 3 @ Fremont Abbey
8:30-9:00pm. FREE. Contemplative music. Bring cushions/pillows/blankets.
Edition 3 features music by Zadok, Lacey Brown, Matt Chism. Doors open at 8:00.
1/8/16: The Cloves, with Robert Deeble
“Modern Americana Folk harmonized through a ‘60s pop lens.”
“The Cloves are a 6-piece folk/pop band based in a small town called Sumner just outside of Tacoma, Washington. Songwriters Michael Hochstatter and Kevin Poleskie sing personal, confessional lyrics over a musical tapestry that includes cello and vintage keyboards alongside more conventional pop instrumentation.”
All ages, mostly seated, bar w/ ID.
SUPPORT: We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser event which means all bar profits 6th Day Dance, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between dancers and those with mental or physical disabilities.
SPECIAL EVENT! *SOLD OUT*
The Gundersen Family Holiday Show w/ special guests:
Lemolo, Ivan & Alyosha, John Van Deusen (formerly of The Lonely Forest), Valley Maker
8pm show, all ages, bar w/ ID. $20 tickets, profits to charity.
This is a mostly seated show and is general admission. Some standing room in back so arrive early.
12/13: OpenSpace Edition 2 @ Fremont Abbey
8:30-9:00pm. FREE EVENT. Doors open 8:00.
Contemplative music by candlelight. Bring cushions/pillows/blankets. Sit anywhere around the space. Some chairs available. Please silence all devices. Open Space is a new project held on most 2nd Sundays at 8:30pm.
Music for Edition 2 by Erin Jorgensen on marimba.
Live @ The Triple Door! On a Thursday this year. Our special show with alumni from past Rounds, but this year we are going all out with select artists from the past 10 years!
Join us for a fabulous evening at the amazingly plush Triple Door venue downtown across from Benaroya (underneath The Wild Ginger). Full dinner menu, drinks, plush booths, high end sound & lights, great service, and more.
12/1* Abby Gundersen album release concert, with special guest appearance by Noah Gundersen. Plus Angelo Deaugustine opens the show. Come for a relaxing evening concert with mostly instrumental music in the Great Hall upstairs at Fremont Abbey Arts Center.
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR TONIGHT $13
About the new album: “‘Aurora’ is the press forward that exists in spite of (or perhaps even because of) the cycle. It is the change that comes with the breaking of dawn.” More…
“A banner day” is an old saying referring to a day so good, you could hang a banner over the whole thing in celebration. New Seattle duo, The Banner Days, aims to take that nostalgia we typically relegate for yesterdays past, and put it right in our hands for today, tomorrow, and the next.
About The Banner Days: After the self-titled 2014 release of their critically acclaimed and award-winning album, northwest songwriters, Beth Whitney and Bradford Loomis, along with Beth’s husband/upright bassist, Aaron Fishburn, teamed up again with producer, Brandon Bee, to capture their unique take on some beloved hymn classics both ancient and modern. Hand Me a Hymnal spans the wide breadth from soulful, joyous gospel, to brooding Appalachian ballads; from foot stomping bluegrass to swanky R&B and makes the distance seem miniscule.
With their dramatic crescendos, minimalist intensity, and intricate harmonies, The Banner Days have elicited comparisons to The Civil Wars and the Swell Season.
…”There’s something so magical about the chemistry that Bradford Loomis & Beth Whitney bring…Whitney’s sweet yet strong vocals paired with Loomis’ expressive range make this duo one powerhouse of a pairing. -SMI
Celebrating a decade of arts & culture for all ages & incomes. We’ve done the math and it turns out Abbey Arts has empowered an estimated 225,000 moments (individual experiences) in the past 10 years. That’s concerts, events, classes, rehearsals, art creation and more.
Join in the fun and support Seattle’s creative community as we empower the next 10 years of Abbey Arts programs and events. With over 31,000 attendance at our events and programs annually we are growing fast. We also discount over $60k per year to local profits and raise over $10k in donations for charity via our partner bar programs.
Abbey Arts needs your support to provide even more affordable arts & culture opportunities for a growing city. Thanks to our event rentals, 100% of your donation goes to support arts & community programs, including ArtsConnect, Young Artists, Abbey Artists, and affordable music & arts events. Nonprofit, non-religious, 501c3, since 2005. Donate Here.
11/3: Launch Party @ Evo
11/4: Art Making for a Cause
11/5: The Moth StorySLAM*
11/6: Family Concert & Square Dance
11/6: Folk Concert
11/7: OneBeat Music Event*
11/12: An Evening for Abbey Arts*
Exclusive performances, live painting, great food & drink, more. Event Chair: Helen Nesbitt, Event Host: Devin Schweppe. Musicians: Naomi Wachira, Gabriel Wolfchild. Live painter: Emilee Morehouse. PRIVATE EVENT, RSVP REQUIRED. SOLD OUT
@Fremont Abbey Join in the big party! Food, drinks, art making, games, photo booth, Art Raffle, Family Fun Hour, and more. All funds go to support Abbey Arts programs for people of all ages & incomes. Special short performances by musicians Tomo Nakayama with a Grand Hallway reunion, Andrew Vait (of Sisters), Shenandoah Davis, Abbey students, modern dancer Ashleigh Miller, live painters Brent Holland & Fritha Strand plus slam poets and more.
Complimentary appetizers generously donated by The Upper Crust Catering, taco bar from Pecado Bueno (healthy mexican food), fancy popcorn bar by Kukuruza. Cash bar. Event Co-chairs: Erin O’Malley, Lori Austin.
Raffle includes items from Travel with Rick Steves, WA Sauna (float on Lake Union!), local art, Candere Cruising,
$10-100 suggested donation. 7-10p Party (6-7p Family Fun Hour), All ages, bar w/ ID.
DONATIONS AT THE DOOR | FACEBOOK EVENT
RSVP for any event by contacting Heather – rsvp(at)fremontabbey.org
11/8: Open Space Edition 1 @ Fremont Abbey
8:30-9:00pm. FREE. Doors open 8:00. A new evening of contemplative candlelit music in the Abbey’s Great Hall space. Bring cushions/pillows/blankets. Some chairs & cushions provided. Unplugged music for Edition 1 will be performed by Abby Gundersen on piano. Event Host: Cody Kilpatrick. FREE.
2nd Sundays most months. Edition 2 is Dec 13 featuring Erin Jorgenson on marimba. This event sponsored by a grant from Church of the Apostles. All are welcome.
OneBeat 2015 Music Event – 25 performers from 17 countries
w/ special guest Naomi Wachira
8:00 event, 7:00 doors, all ages, bar w/ ID, free parking, TICKETS AT THE DOOR TONIGHT, 7pm
Global Resonance, an evening of reflective music featuring 25 musicians from 17 countries, in collaboration with Seattle artists.
OneBeat Brings It’s Big Vision For Music (The Examiner)
Information: Attendees are welcome to bring cushions, blankets, pillows, etc. and sit all around the massive space including right up around the low stage. Chairs & benches also provided.
*All bar profits go to Greening the Abbey Campaign managed by Church of the Apostles. Thanks to St Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral for supporting local nonprofit arts programs as well.
The closing event of OneBeat Seattle, this reflective, mostly-acoustic performance will invite OneBeat artists, joined by local collaborators, to use the gorgeous resonant space of St. Mark’s Cathedral to reflect on the new aesthetic and political possibilities that emerged from our month of collective residency. This journey of 25 musicians from 17 countries will end not so much with a bang, but with freshly-minted songs and other original works that celebrate our common humanity, reflect on the struggles behind us, and look forward to the long path ahead.
OneBeat is a pioneering music diplomacy initiative from the U.S. Department of State that brings the world’s brightest artists and musicians together for a dynamic one-month creative residency in the United States. The goal: promote cross-cultural collaboration between artists of diverse backgrounds, and demonstrate how it’s possible to transcend boundaries of race, region, religion and politics through music.
Established in 2012, the program is produced by Found Sound Nation and since its first iteration, has hosted 82 musicians of varying aesthetics and artist vision from 35 countries, and produced performances in 20+ cities across the U.S., as well as 30+ public music education workshops and over 50 publicly available audio recordings through a unique system of portable crowd-sourced music creation called “street studios.”
In 2015, after three years of successful programming, OneBeat is now launching its most ambitious endeavor—ONEBEAT2015: Seattle, a week-long collaboration with the City of Seattle designed to promote creative collaboration between the region’s revolutionary music industry and OneBeat’s global network of artists, and draw local audiences and organizations together via vibrant world music performances and educational events. www.1beat.org
Produced with presenting support from the City of Seattle’s Office of Film + Music and Office of Arts & Culture, participating support of EMP, Seattle Art Museum, World Affairs Council, Abbey Arts, Columbia City Theater and Creative Advantage, creative support of local artists.*
+ Check out the video from 2014’s final show:
Family Event & Square Dance
6:00, Puppet Making workshop with Stephanie, Community Dinner (+ free Veraci pizza while supplies last!), foosball, corn toss, art making and more. Live music & all ages square dance upstairs 7:00-8:30
Event host: Lori Austin & neighbors
11/6 – St Paul de Vence, Anna Tivel, David Berkeley @ Fremont Abbey
“From incidental and unplanned beginnings, St. Paul de Vence has emerged out of one genuine step after another into the band they are today. Indeed, they bring forth a sound that grows so directly out of who they are, weaving together their multi-instrumental and vocal-harmony talents with a natural ease and joy reminiscent of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. When band member Benjamin Doerr began to write songs about his grandfather’s early life fighting with the Free French Forces in WWII, it was uncertain, as well as unplanned, how quickly they would be received. From first listen, friends were raving about how the demos of these nostalgic songs were some of Doerr’s finest and truest work so far. Soon after, long-time collaborators joined the journey to expand the work into something ever grander. Upon a story of youth, war, love and life that sits so close to Doerr and, indeed, most of humanity was built an artistic structure that continues to drive this group to new creative places.”
Santa Fe-based songwriter and author David Berkeley writes songs capable of both breaking and mending the heart. The San Francisco Chronicle calls him a “musical poet,” and the New York Times praises his “lustrous, melancholy voice with shades of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake.” He’s released five studio albums, one live album and authored a book. Berkeley’s current project comes out September 25th, 2015. It’s his most exciting and ambitious yet: a novella comprising ten intertwining stories and an album of ten accompanying songs (one for each story).
Evo (3500 Stone Way N) 8-10pm
Live music from The Fabulous Party Boys & young artist Katie Kuffel, plus local Two Beers Brewing / Seattle Cider / Wilridge Wine, social arts tables, #Abbey10 Twitter/Instagram contest to win prizes, corn toss game, art making, complimentary snacks, and more! Enter via secret back entrance (free parking). Cash bar, all proceeds go to support the Young Artist Program. Stop by anytime 8-10p, meet new friends, post#Abbey10 fun on your social media and help invite friends to the big party on 11/14. $5-25 suggested donation at the door | Facebook Event