• FREMONT ABBEY

    Upper Fremont at 43rd
    On the #5 bus line and short walk to E line


    4272 Fremont Ave North
    Seattle, WA 98103


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    DECEMBER |  JANUARY | FEBRUARY | MARCH

    12/19 Gundersen Family

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    *SOLD OUT*  Waiting List Info

    Gundersen Family Holiday concert,

    with special guests Erik Walters, Tony and Sharis Kevin, and Lowlands

     

    TICKETS   $15 presale  /  ($12 student/senior)  /  $18 door

    12/20: The Moth

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    DATE CHANGE – SATURDAY, DEC 20 @ FREMONT ABBEY

    Theme: Bouncing Back

    Waiting list tickets available at the door (usually 20-40 spots, see below). 

     

    Abbey Arts presents The Moth StorySLAM: World renowned storytelling event & top arts podcast as heard on NPR!
    1st Thursdays & 3rd Fridays normally. See www.themoth.org/events for official dates & ticketing. 

    7pm doors, 8:00pm show, all ages, bar w/ ID, plenty of non-reserved seating available.

    BENEFIT EVENT:  100% of bar profits go to support the Abbey Legacy Fund (via Church of the Apostles) to help offset the costs of keeping the Abbey warm and well maintained for local artists & community groups. 

    ADVANCE TICKETS:  Tickets go onsale 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:  Online tickets can sell out in an hour or less, so we make about 20-50 spots available at the door ($8 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 6pm and then the waiting list goes up outside on the door promptly at 6:30pm.  Once you sign up, feel free to go grab dinner and check back in at 8pm 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.  You can even watch the line develop from the neighboring restaurants.

    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!

    Hilliards Drysoda

    We serve local Hilliards beer & Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, plus a special cocktail or two. All bar profits go to support a different nonprofit cause!  You’re welcome to bring in dinner while you wait for the show to start but we ask that you not eat anything noisy during the event due to the quiet nature of storytelling.

    JANUARY 2015

    1/2: The Moth

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    Abbey Arts presents The Moth StorySLAM: World renowned storytelling event & top arts podcast as heard on NPR!
    1st Thursdays @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center (except holidays like New Years Day!)
    3rd Fridays @  TBD, Capitol Hill

    7pm doors, 8:00pm show, all ages, bar w/ ID, plenty of non-reserved seating available.

    Bar profits all go to support nonprofit causes each month.  This month features the Abbey Legacy Fund to empower local arts & community activities at the Fremont Abbey (owned by Church of the Apostles).  All profits go to offset costs to allow young artists to grow & develop here at the Abbey through concerts, open mics, events, volunteerism, and more. 

    ADVANCE TICKETS:  Tickets go onsale 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:  Online tickets can sell out in an hour or less, but about 20-50 spots are available at the door ($8 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 go grab dinner and check back in at 8pm 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.

    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!

    Special thanks to our sponsors: Hilliards Drysoda

    We serve local Hilliards beer & Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, plus a rotating cocktail. All bar profits go to support a different nonprofit cause!  You’re welcome to bring in dinner while you wait for the show to start but we ask that you not eat anything noisy during the event due to the quiet nature of storytelling.

    1/13: The Round (#116)

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    Musicians, slam poet, live painter.

    $8 advance  |  $10 at the door

    FACEBOOK RSVP 

     

    1/14: The Show Ponies

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    The Show Ponies (on tour), guests.  

    TICKETS  $8  |  $10

    FACEBOOK RSVP

    1/16: The Moth

    @ Bloedel Hall, St Mark’s on Capitol Hill

    Free parking

    8pm

    1/17: Laura Gibson

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    LAURA GIBSON, with Valley Maker 

    “Gibson allows her songs to breathe, leaving spaces between the notes that reward with time to absorb and imagine.” –Seattle Times
    “The sound of a confident artist stretching her own limits, without losing sight of the warmth, richness, subtlety and haunted beauty that made her worth celebrating in the first place.” NPR / National Public Radio

    “Rather than another exercise in genre-dabbling and dilettantism, La Grande succeeds as a cohesive work hanks to the persistence of Gibson’s vision. As a songwriter she’s preoccupied with those timeless questions of the human condition…Themes of love, loss, regret, and mortality crop up often, and, significantly, they’re well-served by the surrounding songcraft.” Pitchfork

    “A varied and hugely absorbing record.” **** 4 stars, Q

    “Curiously beautiful…. The songs crackle and sparkle with instrumentation–including vibes, woodwind, marimbas, pump organ and piano–with layers of Gibson’s distinctive voice, girlish and pretty, but cracked and splintered like glass.” **** 4 stars, Mojo

    “Squeaking with the glamour of a rusty gramophone, [it] flashes with delicate splendor…Gibson’s voice is 100 per cent her own.” 8/10, NME

    “An alluring blend of analogue alt. country and contemporary new folk.” **** 4 stars, Uncut

    TICKETS   $9 student  |  $10 advance  |  $13 door

    FACEBOOK RSVP

    1/20: Open Arts Mic

    7-15 open mic small horiz

    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. Hosted by Cooper.

    1/23: Jonah Tolchin

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    with Tobias The Owl, Debbie Miller 

    About Jonah Tolchin:

    “… A promising new artist who artfully occupies the gulf between old-school tradition and contemporary appropriation.” – Kim Ruehl, NPR Heavy Rotation

    “…demonstrates the finesse and maturity of someone like Jason Isbell, 8 out of 10”  – Uncut Magazine

    “Adding raw, punk brio to a folk-blues template…”  – Mojo Magazine

    “…He has the songwriting chops and singing prowess of an aged blues legend.” – The Bluegrass Situation

    TICKETS  $8 presale  |  $10 door 

    FACEBOOK RSVP

    1/31: Seattle Rock Orch.

    Seattle Rock Orchestra Social Club performs Arcade Fire

    “SRO presents the debut performance of its brand new ensemble, Seattle Rock Orchestra Social Club, a new volunteer community orchestra and companion ensemble to Seattle Rock Orchestra. This performance will take place in the magical space that started it all, The Fremont Abbey, site of SRO’s very first tribute show. SROSC will perform highlights from all four of The Arcade Fire’s studio albums, featuring a rotating cast of outstanding vocal talent as well as SRO’s famous performance energy.”

    TICKETS   $12 presale  |  $10 student/senior  |  $15 door

    FACEBOOK RSVP 

    1/31: Bill Evans

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    Bill Evans, Alan Munde, Miles & Karina

    Bluegrass show  @ Ballard Homestead,

    7:30pm show, 7:00 doors.  

     TICKETS:  $15 advance  |  $20 door

    “Step into the stylish world of Miles & Karina where the colors are of a higher chroma, the weather is studio-lot perfect and the music has been pre-selected to improve your mood. You will smile and they will smile back.” Tim O’Brien

    12/13: Early Show

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    Pepper Proud + Mikey Mike Gervais, plus live painting by HENRY.  4pm show!  

    Rescheduled to DEC 13.  GET DISCOUNT TICKETS HERE | FACEBOOK RSVP

    4pm Concert for ALL ages @ Ballard Homestead (6541 Jones Ave NW)

    Doors open at 3:30, free parking on street and nearby church lot 1 block away on 23rd

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    12/10-12: Damien Jurado

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    Abbey Arts presents: DAMIEN JURADO – Special Event
    3 shows, Dec 10 – 12, 8pm. 7pm doors.
    All ages, mostly seated, BAR w/ ID featuring local Hilliards Beer, Wilridge Wine, more.
    (ALL SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT, Thank you!)
    *Waiting list goes up at 6:30pm Thursday & Friday for possible entry at 8pm. $20 cash only.

    “Seattle veteran’s 11th, and best, dials up the baroque” – MOJO
    “Sumptuous career best” – UNCUT | 9/10
    “An artist who never stops surprising.” NPR

    Abbey Arts on Tumblr!

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    Hey, we’ve got something new! www.AbbeyArts.Tumblr.com

    12/6: The Winter Round

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    BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 206.838.4333

    {TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR TONIGHT!}

    The Winter Round @ The Triple Door


    On Saturday, Dec 6th
    we’re holding a fabulous dinner party and fundraiser to empower nonprofit arts programs & cultural events in Seattle for people of all ages and incomes. Because arts & community matter. And we can’t do this without you.  
    Abbey Arts programs are held in Fremont, Ballard, and Capitol Hill. Non-religious. Since 2005.

    The Triple Door serves fabulous food & drink from the Wild Ginger menu and features plush booths and very high end sound & lights. Don’t miss it!

    The 2014 edition of The Winter Round features:
    Naomi Wachira
    Eric Anderson (Cataldo)
    &Yet
    plus young up & coming artists Lizzy & Jonny Gundersen (Le Wrens), Sophia Duccini and the band Coho

    Slam Poets:  Matt Gano, Chelsey Richardson

    Live Painters:
    Siolo Thompson painting one large piece to auction off, benefiting Abbey Arts!
    Fritha Strand painting small pieces for any $100+ donor

    A HUGE thanks for all the artists supporting this event.

    DEC 6, 8pm show @ The Triple Door, below Wild Ginger across from Benaroya Hall at 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

    Doors open 6:30pm for full dinner service

    BUY TICKETS or call 206.838.4333

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    12/3: Polecat

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    “Richard Reeves – double bass, Karl Olson – drums, Cayley Schmid – fiddle, Aaron Guest vocals and 12-string guitar, Jeremy Elliott electric lead guitar and vocals. Formed in Bellingham, Washington in Spring 2010, Polecat has traveled all over Northwest U.S., performing over 400 shows in four years. Their unique instrumentation enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound. The general appeal of Polecat comes from their unique take on roots music and their interactive and high energy live shows.”

    JACOB JOLLIFF / WES CORBET (Joy Kills Sorrow)

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    “Banjo player, Wes Corbett and mandolinist, Jacob Jolliff have been playing music together for over ten years.  Both growing up in the northwest, they would get together to hang out and play shows every chance they had.  A few years later, they both landed in Boston, where they joined the new acoustic group, Joy Kills Sorrow.  With this band they toured internationally for five years, as well as played on many national radio and television programs.  Shortly following JKS going on hiatus in April 2014, Jacob started touring with the progressive bluegrass band, Yonder Mountain String Band.  Lately Wes has been teaching at the prestigious Berklee College of Music as well as working on his own projects.  The duo’s show consists of highly-interactive instrumental music, built on the chemistry that comes from from sharing the stage for so long, as well as tight vocal duets.”

     TICKETS  $10 / $13   ||   Facebook RSVP

    7pm doors, 8pm show, all ages, mostly seated

    11/26: Bryan John Appleby

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    Abbey Arts presents: Bryan John Appleby (solo), Shenandoah Davis, James Wallace (Nashville)

    @ Ballard Homestead, in NW Ballard, 6541 Jones Ave NW

    A special “house concert” with Seattle favorites and a visitor from Nashville. Join us for this Thanksgiving eve concert in an intimate old renovated space in NW Ballard. Chairs, benches and open floor space available. Small picnics welcome.

    Note: 7:30 concert start, 7:00 doors open
    All ages, mostly seated

    Ballard Homestead is a new community venue space in NW Ballard near 65th/24th, Olaf’s (former Coppergate), etc.  About 9 short blocks from Market street so not a bad walk at all.  Free street parking and in church lot 1 block east on 23rd. Please be extra quiet as you leave the venue due to sleeping neighbors nearby.

    BUY TICKETS or at the door

    FACEBOOK RSVP

    11/21: Abbey 100 Party

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    Celebrate Fremont Abbey’s 100 year history and help power the next 100 years of community.  Everyone is invited!  The theme for the evening will be historic 1914 era with futuristic 2114  flair. Feel free to dress up if you’d like. Food, drinks, live music & performances, interactive art making, storytelling, more.

    FREE Event, donations welcome, all ages, bar w/ ID.

    6-10pm drop in, toasts at 7p and 9p

    Sponsored by Abbey Arts, Church of the Apostles, Pecado Bueno, Hilliards Brewing, Two Beers Brewing, Seattle Distilling Co., Dry Soda,

     RSVP on Facebook for more info

     

    11/21: The Moth

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    3rd Fridays @ Bloedel Hall St Marks, 1245 10th Ave E.  www.TheMoth.org/events for tickets & info

    Waiting list goes up at 6:30pm for 8pm entry.   (Also 1st Thursdays @ Fremont Abbey)

    11/20: Mirel Wagner

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    with special guest LIZZY GUNDERSEN (Le Wrens)

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    Tickets at the door ($13 general, $10 student)  ||   Facebook RSVP

    11/11: The Round (#114)

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    Musicians Zach Fleury, Lacey Brown, Emily Ann Peterson + Slam Poet Jamie Marlow (Seattle Poetry Slam), Live visual artist Heather Stringer.  2nd Tuesdays (except December 6th @ The Triple Door!)

    Facebook RSVP, Videos & Info

    $6 student advance / $7 early / $8 ADVANCE TICKETS  /  $10 Door

    11/13 Downton Abbey

    Rainbow City Band performs the music of Downton Abbey. 7:00

     

    11/7-8: The Little Prince

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    La Fille & Rose – Dance, Music & Projection Storytelling inspired by the tale of Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince).

    Choreography by Tara Dyberg, Dance Performance by Tara Dyberg, Victoria McConnell, Mariko Nagashima, Ashleigh Miller,  Music for dance composition and live After Party performance by Sebastian & The Deep Blue.

    7:30p show both nights, DOORS OPEN about 6:45P downstairs in the Gallery. All ages, bar w/ ID. 

    12:30 Kids Matinee on Friday (Free to the public, space is limited, RSVP to tori(at)fremontabbey.org )

    $10-15 advance, $18 at the door, kids 10 and under are free

    BUY ADVANCE TICKETS OR AT THE DOOR

    Event supported in part by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods, and Hilliards Beer.