Sun, 05/19/2013 - 9:00pm - Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:00am

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Silvero (sludgy garage rock from Bend, OR)




Scott Huckabay Guitar Alchemist Live in Concert

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Waves Studio is proud to announce the return of Scott Huckabay for an evening of transcendental guitar alchemy.

Door open at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm

Tickets $15 Advance/ $0 Day of/ $10 Children under 15

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For more Information: or 360-705-9100

Afromassive and Kasata Sound at the Olympia Ballroom

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 9:00pm - 11:30pm

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T-WIF and KAOS Community Radio present an all ages show on Saturday, April 13, with music by:

Northern California music collective

Kasata Sound
electronic music project by kora player Kane Mathis

9 PM at the Olympia Ballroom, 116 Legion Way SE
$10 general/$8 students and KAOS members

Live Kirtan with Shantala! Ecstatic Chants of Devotion

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 7:00pm

Please join us for a very special evening of joy-evoking sacred music with one of the greatest Kirtan musicians of our times: Shantala: Benjy & Heather Wertheimer.

Doors Open at 6:30pm. Music Begins at 7:00pm

$15 Advance/ $20 Day of event

There will also be Tea Ceremony courtesy of Omar Khadir and Chakralates by Lydia Love.

Location:Waves Studio, 232 Division St NW Olympia WA 98502

Contact: Waves Studio, 360-705-9100, or

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Masterworks Choral Ensemble Hosts NW Regional Harmony Sweepstakes Festival

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Top A Cappella Groups in the Pacific Northwest Make Musical Magic at Harmony Sweepstakes
Join us, once again, as Masterworks Choral Ensemble hosts the Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival. The event is scheduled for 7:30pm on Saturday, March 16, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Olympia.

Experience a kaleidoscope of vocal sounds in an exciting a cappella showcase that celebrates the human voice in all its musical forms. The region’s top a cappella groups will dazzle you with exquisitely superb harmonies, complex arrangements and smooth choreography as they compete in an exhilarating evening of vocal harmony.
Returning to emcee again this year is, Disc Jockey Smilin’ Jay. Musical hosts/guest performers, Six Appeal, also return to the Washington Center stage after their 2012 wins as Pacific Northwest Region AND National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions! 

This concert is sponsored by Washington State Employees Credit Union and Mikael Kautsky DDS

Tickets to the Harmony Sweepstakes range from $13-26 and can be purchased through the Washington Center Box Office: (360) 753-8586

For more information about this concert and Masterworks please visit

Sean Gaskell plays the West African Kora (Harp)

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, March 2nd- 8pm

The Matrix Coffeehouse- 434 NW Prindle St. Chehalis, WA

$6 admission

Sean Gaskell plays traditional music of the Mandinka people on the 21 string West African Kora. The music is traditionally played by Griots (Gree-ohs, oral/musical historians). The Kora is a very melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is contrary to its musical repetoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while praising people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande empire. While the Kora is only 300 years old, many commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the founding of the Mande empire. This event took place in Mali in the mid 13th century. Sean Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh, both of Brikama, Gambia. He has also studied under Kane Mathis, a Kora player formerly based in Seattle who has lead groups such as "The Kora Band" and "The Sahel Band". Sean released his first solo album "Kora Music of West Africa" in March of 2012. He has performed at the Kartong Festival in Gambia, the Dombondir Festival in Senegal, the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle and at the Naked Arts- a weekly series featuring raw, traditional music in Charlotte, NC. "Sean's playing and singing are right on when it comes to traditional Mandinka music. Very nice indeed!" says Roderic Knight- a retired professor of Ethnomusicology at Oberlin College Musical Conservatory- Ohio


Sun, 01/27/2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

...a benefit for the Olympia Old-Time Festival.

Muisc by Cobbler and friends. Calling by A.M. Schaefer and Maggie.

Square dances, mixers, and a cake walk!

Located at the South Bay Grange, 3918 Sleater Kinney Road Northeast.

$10 donation.

Benefit for KAOS at Classic Winemakers with Jenny Jenkins and Elbow Coulee

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

 KAOS Community Radio is kicking off 40 years of broadcasting this month, and Classic Winemakers is helping the station celebrate by hosting a special benefit and wine tasting.

Music by Jenny Jenkins and Elbow Coulee
At Classic Winemakers
325 4th Ave. E.
$5 cover benefiting KAOS
The event is 21+
Wine will be available for purchase by the glass

The Illuminated Ball

Sat, 02/02/2013 - 8:00pm - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 1:00am

Kickstart the 5th Annual Olympia Old Time Music Festival

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 7:15pm - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 10:00pm

Show the 5th Annual Olympia Old Time Music Festival some love on Kickstarter. Pledge what you can, every little bit helps so let's make this the best festival yet! Thanks so much for your consideration.

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