• 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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    1/31: Munde & Evans

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    Bluegrass banjo legends
    Alan Munde & Bill Evans with Miles & Karina

    Bluegrass and original acoustic music  @ Ballard Homestead
    7:30pm show, 7:00 doors.  

    TICKETS:  $15 advance  |  $20 door

    FACEBOOK RSVP

    Banjo Legends Alan Munde & Bill Evans – together for the first time! Join us for this very special, one-of-a-kind concert bringing together two of the most important and influential bluegrass banjo players of the last several decades, performing bluegrass, original compositions, fiddle tunes on banjo, beautiful slow songs and much, much more. And they’re also funny!  

    With guests:

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    “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

    1/31: Seattle Rock Orch.

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    Seattle Rock Orchestra Social Club performs Arcade Fire

    Featuring singers:  Jim Antonio of The Purrs,  Intisaar, Jake Hemming of Big Sur, Gaetana Gravellese of Each & All

    “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.” 

    SOLD OUT!!    |    FACEBOOK RSVP 

    All ages, mostly seated, bar w/ ID.  Benefit show for Literacy Source, all profits from bar sales go to support their community programs. We serve local Hilliards beer & Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, plus a rotating cocktail.

    SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

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    FEBRUARY, 2015

    2/5 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 @Bloedel Hall, St Mark’s on Capitol Hill

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

    Benefit Event!  All bar profits all go to support arts programs for all ages & incomes via Abbey Arts.

    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:  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:

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    We serve local Hilliards beer & Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, plus a rotating cocktail. Benefit show for Artist Life Guild, all profits from bar sales go to support their programs to help local Seattle artists.

    2/6 The College Show

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    Musicians: Emma Lee Toyoda, Blue Poseidon and Forest Walls

    Visual Artists: Suzi Spooner and Jordyn Delaney

    TICKETS:  $5 early discount  |  $7 student advance  |  $8 general advance  |  $10 door

    FACEBOOK RSVP

     

    2/10: The Round (#117)

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    Musicians: Kevin Murphy (The Moondoggies), Lydia Ramsey, Richie Rekow (Rose Windows), plus slam poet & live painter

    Featured nonprofit: Youth In Focus

    Tickets: $7 early discount  |  $8 advanced  | $10 door  

    FACEBOOK RSVP

     

    And a special thanks to The Upper Crust for providing a delicious catered meal for our artists. 

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    2/17: 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.

    2/19: Honey Noble

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    With guests: Ormonde (Anna-Lynne Williams), Silver Torches.
    7pm doors, 8pm show, all ages, mostly seated

    TICKETS: $8 advanced  |  $10 door

    FACEBOOK RSVP

    2/20: The Moth

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    @ Bloedel Hall, St Mark’s on Capitol Hill.  1245 10th Ave East.  Tickets and info: www.themoth.org/events

    Free parking

    8pm event, 7pm doors, waiting list goes up at 6:30pm for 8pm entry (typically 20-50 spots open)

    SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

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    We serve local Hilliards beer & Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, plus a rotating cocktail. Fundraiser for Abbey Arts, all profits from bar sales go to support arts & community programs.

    2/24: Playlist Seattle #2

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    2/24- Playlist Seattle #2: featuring theater pieces inspired by Nirvana and Ayron Jones and The Way.

    @ Ballard Homestead

    TICKETS:  $7 advanced  |  $10 door

     FACEBOOK RSVP 

    MARCH, 2015:

    3/7 Ballard Homestead

    The Grand Opening of Ballard Homestead

    Free for all ages. 4-7p Family Fun with live music & art, 7-9pm Acoustic music & arts performances

     Ballard Homestead is a new community nonprofit venue curated by Abbey Arts. All ages, all incomes.

    6541 Jones Ave NW in Ballard. Free street parking and lot 1 block east on 23rd.  www.ballardhomestead.org

    www.facebook.com/ballardhomestead

    FACEBOOK RSVP

    3/10: Round #118

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    Cumulus, Chris Staples (Barsuk Records), guests. Slam poet & live painter.

    3 live musicians share the stage with slam poet and live painter

    The Round is 2nd Tuesdays at the Abbey. All ages, mostly seated, PG13 event.  8pm show, 7pm doors

    TICKETS $8  |  FACEBOOK RSVP

    3/17: 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.

    3/13: Kris Delmhorst

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    Abbey Arts presents Kris Delmhorst, guest

    @ Ballard Homestead at 7:30pm 

    TICKETS: $12 advanced  |  $15 door 

    FACEBOOK RSVP

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    1/23: Jonah Tolchin

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    with Debbie Miller, Tobias the Owl  

    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


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    1/17: Laura Gibson

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    *TICKETS AT THE DOOR TONIGHT*

    LAURA GIBSON solo, 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

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    “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

     

    Valley Maker:

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

    FACEBOOK RSVP

     Tickets Available at the door tonight, opens 7pm. 

    All ages, mostly seated, bar w/ ID.  Benefit show for Artist Life Guild, all profits from bar sales go to support their programs to help local Seattle artists.

    SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

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    We serve local Hilliards beer & Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, plus a rotating cocktail.

     

    1/16: The Moth

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    @ Bloedel Hall, St Mark’s on Capitol Hill.  1245 10th Ave East.  Tickets and info: www.themoth.org/events

    Free parking

    8pm event, 7pm doors, waiting list goes up at 6:30pm for 8pm entry (typically 20-50 spots open)

    Fundraiser for Literacy Source, all profits from bar sales go to support their community programs.

    1/14: The Show Ponies

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    The Show Ponies (Indie grass old timey band from LA)

    with guest Tai Shan

    TICKETS  $8  |  $10

    FACEBOOK RSVP

    1/13: The Round (#116)

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    A welcome home evening with Daniel Blue (motopony ) just back from a long tour, Hannah Williams back in Seattle, plus Matty Gervais of Mikey and Matty! Live painter Skye Graves all the way from Edmonds, and Slam poet Michael Hodges. The Round is held on 2nd Tuesdays at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center in Seattle.

     

    TICKETS: $10 advance | $13 door | $8 early discount tickets.
    FACEBOOK RSVP 

     

    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.

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    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!

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    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.