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     AUG | SEPT | OCT  |  PAST   ||    All shows 8pm at Fremont Abbey unless noted 

    7/2: The Moth


    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    The Moth StorySLAM – World renowned storytelling event & top arts podcast as heard on NPR!

    1st THURSDAYS @Fremont Abbey Arts Center
    3rd FRIDAYS @Bloedel Hall, 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.

    ADVANCE TICKETS:  Tickets go on sale through The Moth email system (sign up and select Seattle) and they do sell out fast. Usually about 1 week before the show.   Note: Premium tickets let you get in early and skip the big line but do not guarantee a seat if you’re not there at 6:45.

    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 have to be outside at 8pm as we read down the list until the venue is full.

    VOLUNTEER: Signup on the Abbey Arts email newsletter to find out other ways to get into The Moth such as the hard to get free Volunteer spots!

    SUPPORT: We serve local beer from Hilliards and Two Beers Brewery; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery, and Jones Soda. This is a fundraiser event which means all bar profits tonight go to support the Greening the Abbey project to lower our carbon footprint and help make the building more sustainable and low cost for all it’s users.  Managed by building owners, Church of the Apostles.


    7/3: Colm Keegan

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    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    Colm Keegan (of Celtic Thunder)

    6pm (Meet & Greet) | 8pm (General) | TICKETS: $25 General | $45 Meet & Greet  


    7/8: Sarah Kay

    7-8 Sarah Kay (web)

    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    Sarah Kay – Spoken word poet from NYC (TED Talk with 7.8 million views) with Karen Finneyfrock

    “A day with Sarah Kay reminded me of poetry’s power to help us make sense of our lives, to see the world in a new way.”Deb Martin, Rowan University

    “Finneyfrock’s work strikes the perfect tonal balance of humor, devastation, and real storytelling – never just using metaphor for metaphor’s sake.” – BUST Magazine

    Doors 7pm  |  Show 8pm TICKETS: $12 Advance  |  $15 Door 


    7/9 Breaking Free

    7-9 Breaking Free

    Breaking Free Performance by Emerging Teen Artists

    Across the River Arts in partnership with Interagency Academy, the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, and Seattle Art Museum presents emerging teen artists exploring the theme of Breaking Free. This one night showcase is curated by members of the Expressive ArtsClass at the University District Youth Center.  Breaking Free features a wide variety of original works by innovative local teen performers ready to extend their reach. Spoken word artists, musicians, and every style in between will make up this special show, giving the community an opportunity to meet these talented individuals and experience their captivating work.

    More info: http://www.acrosstheriverarts.org/current-shows/

    Doors 7:00 pm | Show 7:30-9:30 pm



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    7/14: The Round (122)

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    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    The Round (122):  Musicians Naomi Wachira & guests share the stage with slam poet Jessica Lohafer (Bellingham) and live painters Brent Holland & Jess Smith.

    TICKETS: $7 Early Discount  |  $8 Advance  |  $10 Door  |  FACEBOOK RSVP

    7/16: Bleachbear, COHO

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    Bleachbear, COHO @ Out To Lunch Concert
    - Downtown Seattle – City Hall Plaza. Up & coming young bands perform for your lunch break.  

    12:00 – 1:30 | FREE

    7-16 Coho 2


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    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    Vera Presents: ELENI MANDELL, Courtney Marie Andrews, Sophia Duccini (Swander) @ Fremont Abbey,
    Doors 7:30 pm  |  Show 8pm
    TICKETS: $8 Advance  |  $10 Door

    7/17: The Moth StorySLAM

    11-21-the-moth-horizLocation-BloedelHall(1245 10th Ave East)

    Tickets & Info

    8pm storytelling event, 7pm doors, waiting list goes up at 6:30pm for 8pm entry based on space available.

    All ages, bar w/ ID, mostly seated.  All bar profits go to support local nonprofits.

    Thanks to our local sponsors – Hilliards Beer and Two Beers Brewery;  Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery, and Jones Soda.



    7/21: SAM LEE (UK)

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    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    SAM LEE (UK) – first Seattle performance by this Mercury prize nominee.

    w/ Brenda Xu

    Lee is a 21st-century artist, collecting new versions of old songs on his iPhone and laptop, but his repertoire is steeped in the reek and smoke of folk history and lore, its tales of love, parting, exile and murder bound by a sympathetic magic still resonant today, parting the veil on vivid scenes from our islands’ deep history.

    Awarded the 2011 Arts Foundation prize and nominated for the 2012 Mercury Award for his debut album, ‘Ground Of Its Own’, he has taken his music worldwide to more than 20 countries, appeared in Peaky Blinders on TV, and joined The Unthanks to commemorate the Great War at the Barbican in London. Lee reached an even larger audience with his performance of ‘The Tan Yard Side’ to the accompaniment only of a nightingale on Radio 4 on 19 May 2014. This remarkable recording marked the 90th anniversary of the first-ever outside broadcast of ‘Singing with the Nightingales’ by cellist Beatrice Harrison on 19 May 1924.

    “The rising star of traditional English folksong”The Daily Telegraph

    “One of the most promising folk singers to emerge from the London scene this decade” - The Independent

    “An extremely natural and charismatic performer. His modern, often trancelike arrangements of traditionals never fail to still a room.”  – Timeout

    Doors 7pm  |  Show 8pm

    TICKETS: $10 Early Discount  |  $12 Advance  |  $15 Door  |  FACEBOOK RSVP


    7/28: Open Arts Mic

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    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    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.

    August 2015:


    8/6: The Moth

    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    8/11: The Round (#123)


    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    The Round (#123) – 3 musicians share the stage with slam poet & live painter

    8/21: Byrne & Kelly

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    Location-BallardHomestead(6541 Jones Ave NW)
    8/21 Byrne & Kelly (Celtic Thunder) Acoustic By Candlelight @ Ballard Homestead, all ages, seated

    “What began as Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called ‘Acoustic By Candlelight’ a few years ago has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly.  Driven by vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly dives into combining genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, folk sound.    In 2013 Byrne and Kelly was awarded ‘Best Duo in a Concert, Pub or Festival’ and ‘Best New Album’ for Acoustically Irish by the Irish Music Association.  In addition, Acoustically Irish took the Bilboard #1 position, World Album #1 on iTunes in the United States, Australia and Canada, Amazon World Album #1 and cdbaby Global Chart #1.

    The duo’s second album release, Live in Australia, was recorded live at The Vanguard in Sydney, Australia in June of 2014.  Following the release later in the year, Live in Australia quickly became the  #1 World album on Billboard, iTunes, Amazon and cdbaby.

    VIP Doors 6:15  | General Doors 7 pm |  Show 7:30 pm

    TICKETS: $55 VIP Advance  |  $35 Advance  |  $40 Door  |  FACEBOOK RSVP

    8/21: The Moth

    Location-BloedelHall(1245 10th Ave East)



    9/11: Lowland Hum

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    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    Lowland Hum, The Collection

    Doors 7pm | Show 8pm  |  TICKETS 

    OCTOBER 2015


    10/2: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

    10-2 Ramblin Jack Elliot

    Location-BallardHomestead(6541 Jones Ave NW)

    Ramblin’ Jack Elliott with Courtney Marie Andrews
    5 Time Grammy Award Nominee

    D0ors: 7pm | Show 7:30 pm | Tickets: $20 advance | $25 door | $18 senior/student 




    6/23: Jolie Holland


    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    Jolie Holland with Erik Walters (Silver Torches), Susie Philipsen (Yves)

    Doors 7pm | Show 8pm  | General Admission $15 | Doors $20 


    All ages, bar w/ ID, mostly seated.  All bar profits go to support local nonprofits.

    Thanks to our local sponsors – Hilliards Beer and Two Beers Brewery;  Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery, and Jones Soda.


    6/21: Ball of Wax 10

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    Location-BallardHomestead(6541 Jones Ave NW)

    Ball of Wax 10th Anniversary and Family Concert @ Ballard Homestead The FoghornsGreenhornBluehornColin J NelsonShannon Jae and special guests

    Doors 1:30 pm  |  Show 2-4:30pm | TICKETS: $7 Advance  |  $10 Door  

    Kids 12 and under are free.   Concert indoors + lawn games out in the side yard. Picnics welcome.

    6/20-21: Fremont Fair

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    Arts Tent @ Fremont Fair

    Saturday Noon-6p, Sunday 11a-5p




    Location-BallardHomestead(6541 Jones Ave NW)

    Abbey Arts & Sustainable Ballard present


    June 13th @ Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW

    A new nonprofit space for community

    2:00-5:00 (FREE)  RainWise demos, games, arts activities and neighborhood fun in the side yard

    3:00-4:30 Early Show – Yaima (Pepper Proud, Jeff Kimes and Masaru Higasa) inside @ Ballard Homestead. All ages concert + Kids music workshop after the show.
    TICKETS: $5 early discount  |  $8 at the door  |  kids 12 and under free  |  FACEBOOK RSVP


    7:30 Evening Show - with Tomo Nakayama (Grand Hallway), St Kilda (Joshua Morrison), Levi Fuller & The Library.
    TICKETS: $8 advance  |  $10 door  |  FACEBOOK RSVP

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    6/12: Grace Love

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    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    Grace Love (special acoustic-ish birthday show), with Danny Godinez

    Doors 7pm  |  Show 8pmTICKETS: Advance $8  |  Door $10

    We serve local beer from Hilliards and Two Beers Brewery; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery, and Jones Soda. Fundraiser for Artist Life Guild, all profits from bar sales go to support arts & community programs.


    6/9: The Round (121)


    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    The Round (121): Susie Philipsen (Yves), Tony & Sharis Kevin (The Kevins), slam poet, live painters Glory Cancro & Emilee Morehouse.  

     Doors 7pm | Show 8pm TICKETS: Advance $7 – $8  |  $10 Door  



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    6/2: Playlist Seattle (3)

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    Location-BallardHomestead(6541 Jones Ave NW)

    Playlist Seattle (3) Theatre inspired by the songs of Alice in Chains and The Missionary Position @ Ballard Homestead. 

    Doors 7pm  |  Show 7:30 pm | TICKETS: Advance $10  |  Door $15  

    5/30: CATHEDRALS X

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    Location-StMarks1245 10th Ave E


    CATHEDRALS X : A’capella performances by local indie musicians: Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver), Lemolo, Adra Boo (Fly Moon Royalty), Erin Austin (OK Sweetheart), Lizzy & Jonny Gundersen (Le Wrens), Bradford Loomis & Beth Whitney (The Banner Days), Sarah Gerritsen, Sophia Duccini.    

    Open seating in this epic old cathedral space.  Bring cushions or blankets if you like. Audience is permitted to sit up near and around the main stage area. 

    Doors 7pm  |  Show 8pm | TICKETS & SEATING INFO

    ALL AGES, BAR W/ ID (Seattle Cider, Wilridge Wine, Jones Soda)

    Estimated schedule:  8:05 Sarah Gerritsen & friends, Sophia Duccini (Swander), Lizzy & Jonny Gundersen (Le Wrens), Erin Austin (OK Sweetheart)   —Intermission—  Adra Boo (Fly Moon Royalty), Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver), Bradford Loomis & Beth Whitney (The Banner Days), Meagan Grandall (Lemolo), Group Finale

    Note: Artists are performing short 3-4 song sets.  No sound system, natural voices only.

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    5/29: Fiddle Showcase

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    Location-BallardHomestead(6541 Jones Ave NW)

    Fiddle Showcase @ Ballard Homestead – featuring The Ballard Fiddlers, Rachel Nesvig, and the Barn Owls. All ages, mostly seated.

    Doors 6:30 pm  |  Show 7 pm | TICKETS: $7 Advance  |  $10 Door