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    DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR | PAST  |   All shows 8pm at Fremont Abbey unless noted.

    12/1: Abby Gundersen

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    12/1: Abby Gundersen album release concert.  

    With special guest Noah Gundersen and more.

    A relaxing evening with mostly instrumental music in the Great Hall upstairs at Fremont Abbey Arts Center.   

    TICKETS: $10 advance, $13 door  |  Facebook Event

    12/3: The Winter Round


    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.

    TICKETS  are $15 via The Triple Door or call (206) 838-4333 |  FACEBOOK RSVP

    12/3: The Moth

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    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:  Have a drink for a cause! 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 which means all bar profits tonight go to support local charity LITERACY SOURCE.



    12/13: OpenSpace Edition 2


    12/13: OpenSpace Edition 2 @ Fremont Abbey
    8:30-9:00pm. FREE. 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.

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    12/15: Open Arts Mic

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    Location-FremontAbbey(4272 Fremont Avenue North)

    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.

    12/18: The Moth

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    1245 10th Ave East

    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.

    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 which means all bar profits tonight go to support a local charity.


    12/19: Noah Gundersen


    12/19 Noah Gundersen Holiday party
    w/ special guests:


    The Gundersen Family


    John Van Deusen (formerly of The Lonely Forest)

    Valley Maker



    8pm show, all ages, bar w/ ID

    This is a mostly seated show and is general admission. Some standing room in back so arrive early.


    JANUARY 2016

    1/7 The Moth Storytelling event @ Fremont Abbey

    1/8 The Cloves Album release concert

    1/12 The Round – 3 musicians share the stage with slam poet and live painter.

    1/15 The Winterlings – album release concert, w/ special guests

    1/15 The Moth StorySLAM @ Bloedel Hall St Mark’s

    1/19 Open Arts Mic – FREE, 7:30

    1/29 Ballard HS Fiddlers Concert w/ All Ages Square Dance, 7:00 @ Ballard Homestead


    11/21: Chris Paul Stelling



    11/21 Christopher Paul Stelling, Planes on Paper @ Ballard Homestead.


    NPR Tiny Desk ConcertCBS Saturday Morning “Hard Work” PerformanceCountry Weekly “Horse” Performance

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    11/20: The Banner Days

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    Location-BallardHomestead6541 Jones Ave NW

    11/20 The Banner Days (Bradford Loomis/Beth Whitney) Album Release
    with Tim Wilson (Ivan & Alyosha), Emily Ann Peterson

    TICKETS: $10-$12 advance, $15 door  |  FACEBOOK

    “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. 11-20 banner days

    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


    11/3-14: #Abbey10

    Abbey Arts Tenth Anniversary
    (10 Events, 10 Days)


    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.

    {Abbey10 Media Kit.pdf | Abbey10 Flyers to Share }

    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*

    11/8: OpenSpace Edition 1

    11/10: The Round 126*

    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


    11/14: Tenth Anniversary Party*

    @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 reunionAndrew 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.


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    RSVP for any event by contacting Heather – rsvp(at)fremontabbey.org

    All events are all ages  |  *Indicates Bar w/ ID



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    11/8: Open Space Edition 1


    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. 

    11/10 – The Round #126


    11/10 – The Round #126 @ Fremont Abbey

      Musicians Bryan John Appleby (solo), Song Sparrow Research, guests + slam poet & live painters
     Guest Music Curator: John Richards of KEXP

     Event host: Isaac Kaplan-Woolner
    Bar proceeds go to Literacy Source

    TICKETS $10+ | More info | FACEBOOK

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    11/7: OneBeat Seattle


    Location-StMarks 1245 10th Ave East

    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.

    More info | Facebook

    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.*

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    11/6: Family Show


    Location-BallardHomestead 6541 Jones Ave NW

     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

    $5-25 suggested | Facebook Event | 6:00


    11/6: St Paul, Tivel, Berkeley


    11/6 – St Paul de Vence, Anna Tivel, David Berkeley @ Fremont Abbey

    TICKETS $10 advance, $13 door  |  FACEBOOK


    “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).


    11/3: Launch Party


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     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

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    11/4: Art for a Cause


    @ Fremont Abbey, 7:00-9:30p

    FREE. Light snacks provided. All ages welcome.   Give back to the community by making art to help cheer those in need.  Join host Bethany Foelber at this art making parting where we will be creating art & cards that will be given to Patrick Place  (low income housing a block from the Abbey for those who were previously homeless).  Facebook Event RSVP | FREE

    10/31: The Steel Wheels

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    6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle

    About The Steel Wheels: “The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.

     …”End of the World Again,” quite possibly one of the most beautiful songs of homecoming ever written.  -The Bluegrass Situation

    These men don’t rely on clichés, but they do have their feet steady in the firmament of sophisticated folk music.  Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams would be proud of their word play, their ambitious colorful language in their story… The Steel Wheels should be enjoyed because they sound like no one else in roots music.” -No Depression

    feat. Local Seattle band, Honey Mustard

    All ages, seated, 7:30 show start, 7:00 doors open. Costumes welcomed but not required.

    TICKETS: $12 student advance, $13 general advance, $15 door  |  Facebook Event


    10/23: Drummond, Talbot

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    Location-BallardHomestead6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle

    Nick Drummond (of Impossible Bird/The Senate)

    Nathaniel Talbot (Album Release)

    TICKETS: $12 adv / $15 door 

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    all ages, seated

    About Nathaniel: “With enveloping lyrical stories and a voice that elicits the ghosts of folk’s storied past, Talbot cuts through the throngs of the Pacific Northwest’s folk-pop hopefuls and stands high above in class unto himself.” – SSG MUSIC

    “Challenging what folk music is capable of, Talbot’s powerful, uplifting voice harnesses a country twang complemented by lush acoustic finger-picking and a violin that feels like it was birthed next to a babbling brook in the mountains” – SEATTLE WEEKLY


    10/17: Bombadil, Erik Walters


    Location-BallardHomestead6541 Jones Ave NW

    Bombadil – North Carolina
    “Quirky, multi-textured, wildly inventive, eclectic, and hugely enjoyable,” “…a combination of open-minded chamber folk and the bright and sunny pop music of the 1960s,” “Syd Barrett meets The Beatles,” are just some of the media accolades used to describe Bombadil, a band that over the past year or so has been building a steady buzz, catching the attention and support of media outlets like the New York Times, NPR, and Diffuser.”

    Silver Torches (Erik Walters solo) – Seattle

    7:30 show, 7:00 doors, all ages, seated

    TICKETS: $10 early / $12 advance  |  $15 door   Facebook Event

    Groove in the Garden – Bombadil – “People Look Everywhere But Up!” from Beau Vorous on Vimeo.

    10/16: Kapoor, Broderick




    Vikesh Kapoor
    Heather Woods Broderick (of Efterklang/Horse Feathers/Sharon Van Etten)
    Ora Cogan (Vancouver BC)

    TICKETS: $9 adv, $13 door  |  Facebook Event

    ​”​Kapoor’s cameos of blue-collar life are poignant and universal: wrecked home towns, insecure employment, busted dreams. An impressive debut.” ★★★★ THE GUARDIAN
    “A series of sharply etched portraits of struggling Americans that points back along a road of socially conscious songs.” – THE NEW YORKER

    Heather Woods Broderick is known for being a member of the internationally successful Danish band Efterklang, as well as Horse Feathers and as backing singer for Sharon Van Etten, her new solo release “Gilder” has been gathering critical praise from the likes of Vice Noisey, the Gaurdian (UK), Pitchfork, and was recently featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered.

    “It is ethereal and perfect. I just madly love this record.”
    Bob Boilen, NPR Music’s All Songs Considered

    “beautiful post-folk ballads…a thing of tremendous sonic depth…one of the year’s best debuts…”



    Musically like an intriguing fusion of Cockteau Twins meets Stevie Nicks.

    Mama Shelter – Heather Broderick from Sea Chant on Vimeo.


    Joining Heather will be Vancouver’s Ora Cogan, her music interweaves, folk, psychedelic-country, dark pop and Americana influences. She is a mesmerizing vocalist whose ethereal sound draws comparisons to the likes of Angel Olsen, Jolie Holland, and Mazzy Star.

    Her recent EP “Crystallize” is getting great press and was recently picked as a US radio CMJ Chart Discovery last week.

    Ora has toured the the area several times opening for the likes of Chelsea Wolfe , Shana Cleveland and The Be Good Tanyas.

    10/15: Benefit Event


    10/13: The Round (#125)



    10/13 The Round (#125) featuring musicians Big Sur, Vicci Martinez, Debbie Neigher, and more sharing the stage with slam poet Matt Gano and live painters Glory Cancro & Penelope (youth artist). 2nd Tuesdays @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center. TICKETS:  $8 advance / $10 door  |  Facebook Event 

    The 125th event in our monthly series of collaborative arts performances. Each month a curated lineup of three musicians share the stage with a slam poet and live painter. Always a unique performance with different artists. Audience sits up close just a few feet away for this intimate listener oriented concert experience. Curated by Nathan Marion.

    Big Sur

    Vicci Martinez

    Vicci Martinez is a recording artist known for passionate performances, powerhouse vocals, and forging her own path—independently releasing music and touring the country for years before being a finalist on the first season of The Voice, NBC’s primetime singing competition, in 2011. On the show, she was mentored by CeeLo Green and they released a single together, “Come Along,” for her major label debut, Vicci. Martinez has shared the stage with BB King, The Roots, Ed Sheeran, Train, and more. She has returned to releasing music independently with a new found energy and urgency, a new ferocity. On May 1, 2015, she released I Am Vicci Martinez, written and produced with Enter-Exit-Stay. Its lead single, “Bad News Breaker,” made its debut to nine million viewers on an episode of The Voice. Her music is raw, personal, powerful, and now—”Finally!” she says—the music she wants to dance to.

    Debbie Neigher

    An artist with a gift for earnest lyricism, Debbie Neigher is one of San Francisco’s most promising singer-songwriters.

    10/9: Gary Louris (Jayhawks)



    Gary Louris, vocalist and lyricist for the Minnesota Alt-country group, The Jayhawks, comes to Seattle, performing a rare concert at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center.

    With guest Lizzy Gundersen (Le Wrens)

    TICKETS  $20  |   Facebook Event

    All Ages, bar w/ ID. Mostly Seated.



    “…lilting vocals and gentle accoustic fireworks: The slow waltzing guitars and sweet, wrenching vocals of the mortality-obsessed ‘Will I See You in Heaven’ might seem melodramatic on any other record, but not here, because time rolling slowly away from us is the Jayhawks’ main subject matter.” – Rolling Stone on The Jayhawks

    “…pioneers of the alternative-country movement.” – NPR

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    10/2: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott


    Location-BallardHomestead6541 Jones Ave NW

    *SOLD OUT*

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

    Doors: 7pm | Show 7:30 pm
    Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door, $18 senior/student | FACEBOOK RSVP

    *SOLD OUT*    Standing room/partial seating tickets may be available at the door at 7:30pm, waiting list goes up at 6:30pm.  $25.   Approximate set times 7:30 Courtney Marie Andrews, 8:15 Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.

    Free street parking on 65th, please do not park on Jones Ave. Parking lot may be available on 23rd as well.


    “In giving new life to our most valuable musical traditions, Ramblin’ Jack has himself become an American treasure.”  

    – President Bill Clinton awarding Jack the National Medal of the Arts

    “His tone of voice is sharp, focused and piercing.   All that and he plays the guitar effortlessly in a fluid flat-picking perfected style.  He was a brilliant entertainer….  Most folk musicians waited for you to come to them.  Jack went out and grabbed you…..  Jack was King of the Folksingers.”

    -Bob Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One


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    9/17: OK Sweetheart, Arc Iris

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    OK Sweetheart (Erin Austin)
    Arc Iris (Jocie Adams of The Low Anthem)

    Arc Iris who recently opened for The Gypsy Kings at Chateau Ste Michelle winery will be touring back through and playing an intimate concert at the Fremont Abbey sharing the evening with local favorite OK Sweetheart.

    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. This is a fundraiser event which means all bar profits tonight go to support 6th Day Dance, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between dancers and those with mental or physical disabilities.


    TICKETS: $8 early / $10 general / $13 door  | Facebook Event

    About OK Sweetheart \ About Arc Iris

    9/11: Lowland Hum

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    Lowland Hum, The Collection, Kathleen Murray

    Doors 7pm | Show 8pm
    TICKETS available at the door tonight, only $10 | FACEBOOK RSVP

    “Lowland Hum recently released their self-titled sophomore album, leading to an onslaught of positive attention from everyone from iTunes and Spotify to NPR Music, who debuted it on their First Listen stream; NPR cited the indie-folk duo as “Benefiting from a freewheeling, beefed-up studio band, the dynamic range of this 13-song set runs from hushed insularity to ardent expansiveness, alighting on dozens of gradations between.”

    Furthering their ever-growing popularity, the band was just featured on NPR’s World Cafe and Daytrotter, while their single “Odell” first debuted on Earmilk. In addition, the official music video first appeared on Nerdist, who writes that the number is, “…the perfect visual metaphor for Lowland Hum’s atmospheric brand of emotionally intelligent folk.” http://lowlandhum.com

    “It’s hard to convey the sound of two people in love, but Lowland Hum does that effortlessly.This music is mostly unadorned and pure, with considerable attention to detail. Lauren’s voice sounds refreshing and simple, and Daniel’s passion shakes from his head and literally to his feet.” -Bob Boilen NPR


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    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. This is a fundraiser event which means all bar profits tonight go to support the Artist Life Guild.


    9/10 Rabbit Wilde EP Release


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    *9/10 Rabbit Wilde (Wild Rabbit – Bellingham) EP Release Party

    with guests Preacher’s Wife and Patrick Chadwick.
    All ages, bar w/ ID.  7:00 doors, 8:00 show.

    “Rabbit Wilde captures the wind, the streams and the mountain air in their songs. Their beautiful vocal harmonies take you down a well-beaten path in the wilderness accompanied by rhythm and melodies from the classic Americana folk instrument family…This quartet of incredible musicians have lassoed the Northwest spirit and infused it into their own brand of storytelling lyrics and deep and passionate hearts for the land they grew up in.” The Hype

    “Even those who don’t read this will be drawn to the sound of Rabbit Wilde’s Americana Stringband thanks mostly to the seraphic vocals of string player Miranda Zickler. Her voice, bookended by the Hamer brothers on uke and [guitar], plus cello will have you giddy and glad to be alive.” The Stranger, The Lowdown on Summer Meltdown 2014

    TICKETS  $10 early, $12 general, $14 at the door

    SUPPORT: This event is a benefit show with all bar profits going to a local charity. We serve ALL LOCAL Hilliards, Two Beers Brewery, Seattle Cider, Schilling Cider;  Wilridge Winery, and a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. Support for this show goes to 6th Day Dance, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between dancers and those with mental or physical disabilities.



    9/8: The Round (#124)



    Musicians Rachel Zylstra (NYC), Henry Mansfield and guest perform and collaborate alongside visual artists and slam poet Brian McCracken (Olympia).  All ages, mostly seated, PG13 event.

    About Rachel Zylstra: “From Grand Rapids, famous primarily for Gerald Ford and furniture, comes this wordy, bespectacled, self-conscious young lady who for all you know could be Michigan’s answer to Nelly McKay. “ – The Village Voice

    “A classically trained pianist with a weakness for Radiohead… [Rachel Zylstra is] smoky, sweet and verbose (in the best ways)” – Scoutmob.com

    TICKETS: $6 advance | $8 doors

    8/22: Ben Chasny

    8-22 Six organs of admat Abbey POSTER


    8-22 Alicia Amiri


    8/22 Six Organs of Admittance (Ben Chasny’s first acoustic solo show since 2005!)

    with Alicia Amiri: https://aliciaamiri.bandcamp.com/

    and Valley Maker (solo): http://www.valleymaker.com/  

    Influenced by the Fahey school of guitar picking, his [Chasny] musical style varies from everything from “new folk” to “psychedelic drone” and everything in between, often incorporating chimes and eclectic percussion. His latest album is quite loud and was informed by a compositional system he created  to spur creativity, which was informed heavily by Gaston Bachelard and Jeu de Marseille.  While very different, the most well-known parallel system is probably Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies.

    This performance is a unique solo acoustic show.​    

    TICKETS  $12 advance, $15 door  |  FACEBOOK RSVP

    8/21: SAM Remix

    SAM Remix – Aug 2015 OSP

    @ SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park 

    “The #SAMRemix returns and we celebrate summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park among Sam Vernon’s site-specific installation, How Ghosts Sleep (Seattle): Hive and SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park collection, during a special evening of performances, tours, dancing and more at this late-night creative explosion.”

    {Special Event} Abbey Arts is a co-host sponsoring this fun arts & culture event along with other local nonprofits. Presented by SAM.

    Friday, Aug 21.  18+ event.


    8/21: Byrne & Kelly – SOLD OUT

    8-21 B&k


    (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 Billboard #1 position, World Album #1 on iTunes in the United States, Australia and Canada, Amazon World Album #1 and cdbaby Global Chart #1.”

    VIP Doors 6:15  | General Doors 7 pm |  Show 7:30 pm
    TICKETS: $55 VIP Advance, $35 Advance, $40 Door  |  FACEBOOK RSVP