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Call Traditions at 360-705-2819.

Wednesday, May 31

Writing and Poetry Class Presentation

7:00 PM, None

Thursday, June 1

emma's revolution

emma’s revolutionBold, profound, moving, hilarious and transformative," emma's revolution is the duo of Washington, DC-based, award-winning, activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" and Pacifica's "Democracy Now!", emma's revolution brings their uprising of truth, hope and a dash of healthy irreverance to concerts and peace, justice, labor, enviro, LGBTQ and women's rights events across the US and abroad. This s a CD release for their new recording "Revolution Now."

7:30 PM, Tickets: $20, Student/low income: $15

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Friday, June 2

Andrew Finn Magill

Andrew Finn MagillAndrew Finn Magill grew up immersed in music, spending every summer at the Swannanoa Gathering Folk Arts Workshops learning fiddle from some of the finest folk musicians in the world. By age 16, he was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland Championships and he is equally proficient in several American folk idioms such as old-time and bluegrass. He has toured France with the popular Celtic music & dance revue, Celtic Dances, under the musical direction of Liz Knowles & Kieran O’Hare, and produced a Fulbright-MtvU-funded concept album, Mau a Malawi, with Malawian Afro-vibes artist Peter Mawanga, about those affected by AIDS. He currently resides in Rio de Janeiro, where he is a sought-after violinist in Brazilian styles and leads O Finno, his own quartet of choro musicians.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

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Sunday, June 4

Jazz Jam

We are resuming the Jazz Jam for the 1st Sunday of the month. A fine rhythm section of piano, drums, and bass will play throughout the jam with the musicians who sign up to play. Although the jam is free, donations for that rhythm section are gladly accepted.

2:30 PM, None

Monday, June 5

Call to Action

7:00 PM, None

Tuesday, June 6

Oly Songwriter Circle

7:00 PM, None

Wednesday, June 7

Fellow of Reconciliation Meeting on Nuclear Weapons

7:00 PM

Friday, June 9

Los Flacos

Los FlacosWe always look forward to a spirited concert of traditional Latin American music from Los Flacos With Abel Rocha (of Correo Aereo) on harp, quatro and vocals and Tim Wetmiller (of Hot Club Sandwich) on fiddle, Alfredo Chavez on guitar, and Diego Coy from Colombia on a variety of flutes.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

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Sunday, June 11

Open Shape Note singing

Open to all who would like to sing in the shape note traditions

5:00 PM, None

Sunday, June 11

Jung Society

7:00 PM, None

Tuesday, June 13

Doula Bi-monthly Meeting

7:00 PM, None

Friday, June 16

The Slocan Ramblers

The Slocan RamblersThe Slocan Ramblers, Canada’s young bluegrass band, are coming to our stage. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan. Visit the website.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

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Sunday, June 18

A Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Jam

This is a 3rd Sunday monthly jam of bluegrass and acoustic musicians

2:00 PM, None

Monday, June 19

UkOlympians

This is a song circle for ukelele players and singers. All are welcome but it is not a performance.

7:00 PM, None

Wednesday, June 21

Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard

Helene and HaraldHelene Blum, vocals and violin, and Harald Haugaard, violin, belong to Denmark’s best and busiest musicians, since they played more than 500 concerts within the past five years – most of them abroad. Their band consists of violoncellist Kirstine Elise Pedersen, guitar player Mikkel Grue and drummer Sune Rahbek. Together they form all aspects and the dynamic of Blum’s and Haugaard’s repertoire. When they opened the Tönder festival in August 2014 with a great concert, the Danish daily paper Jyske Vestkysten“ called it a "musical firework“.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

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Friday, June 23

Bat talk and walk at Capitol Lake

7:00 PM

Sunday, June 25

Patrick Landeza

PatrickWe present a noted Hawaiian Slack guitar player and singer from the "Island of Berkeley." When Patrick Landeza became the first mainland-based artist to win the Na Hoku Hanohano award in 2013, he told the audience, “Being born and raised on the mainland never made me any less Hawaiian.” Having initially learned how to play slack key guitar from family, Landeza later apprenticed with slack key legend, Raymond Kane, and was mentored by slack key masters such as Cyril Pahinui, George Kuo, and Dennis Kamakahi. Landeza is a well-respected slack key instructor and has taught classes and at music camps nationwide, as well as had his lessons published in Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

7:00 PM, Tickets: $20, Student/low income: $15

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Sunday, June 25

Hootenany

An open sing-a-long of favorite songs from the 60's on up to the current day. A number of performers present songs and Holly Gwinn Graham hosts the event.

2:00 PM, None

Monday, June 26

Pollinator presentation and study group

7:00 PM, None

Friday, June 30

Roy Book Binder

Roy Book BinderRoy has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down . . . blues. Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis, Pink Anderson and Robert Lockwood? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Hot Tuna, JJ Cale & Bonnie Raitt ? Roy can. He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers. He’s been featured on a PBS special and interviewed by Terry Gross on “Fresh Air.” He plays and he entertains, feeding us music and stories, and the evening is a celebration for us all.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $20, Student/low income: $15

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Saturday, September 9

Uncle Bonsai

Uncle BonsaiSeattle super-harmonizers UNCLE BONSAI are the Tim Burtons of folk music – dark and hilarious, but with moments of great insight and beauty. Singers Patrice O’Neill, Arni Adler and Andrew Ratshin (also the trio’s guitarist) present an often dizzying vocal relay of intricate harmony. The group aligns itself with the underachiever, the dejected, the outsider, in densely-packed lyrics that fly by in a whirr at times, and take a skewed stance on topics such as first-world problems, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, and holidays with family. The group returns to Traditions Fair Trade to perform songs from the upcoming release, "The Family Feast," along with old favorites. Visit the website.

7:30 PM

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Friday, September 15

Hot Club Sandwich

Hot Club SandwichGreat string swing tonight with the return of Hot Club Sandwich to our stage. Performing from San Francisco to Seattle, New York to Fargo, at clubs, colleges, theaters and ballrooms, festivals and farmers markets, and on subways and street corners, Hot Club Sandwich has established itself as one of the leading Django-inspired bands on the Northwest's Gypsy jazz scene.

7:30 PM

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Saturday, October 14

Gypsy Soul

Gypsy SoulGypsy Soul is singer/lyricist, Cilette Swann, and multi instrumentalist/composer/producer, Roman Morykit. With 12 albums and 1.5 million downloads later, their music has also been featured in television shows such as Providence, Roswell, and Felicity among others. Their 2012 release, entitled, “The World Is My Country" received the Independent Music Award for Best Cover Song for their version of “Angel from Montgomery” as well as winning the runner up position in the International Acoustic Music Awards in the Folk/Americana/Roots category. THE SUNDAY SHOW has been cancelled

7:30 PM

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Friday, October 20

Bill Staines

BillThe legendary songwriter and performer returns to Traditions for another great evening of songs and music. "Bill Staines has been my hero since 1977. He carries on where Woody left off-carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew.“ Nanci Griffith

7:30 PM

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Saturday, October 21

Choro das 3

Choro das 3We are so glad that this Brazilian family can return for a concert. We had an outstanding show with them when they were here. Choro das 3 is a Brazilian instrumental group of three sisters and their father that first started to play as a band in 2002. The music they play is called Choro, a form of urban jazz native to Brazil that shares a similar feel with New Orleans jazz or ragtime or bluegrass. They have performed around the world. Visit the website.

7:30 PM

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Saturday, November 4

Larry Murante & Terry Holder

Terry & LarryAward winning singer/songwriter Larry Murante returns to our stage, joined by acclaimed singer/songwriter Terry Holder.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

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Friday, November 24

Tellabrations

This is an annual storytelling event sponsored by the Olympia Storytelling Guild in conjunction with storytelling events across the country. Storytellers: Margaret Allen Lott, Rebecca Hom, Billie Mazzei, Mitch Nelson, Eileen McKenzie-Sullivan and Randi Moe will be sharing their varied stories. MC will be Bruce “Bear” Whitehouse More information at southsoundstory.org or email info@southsoundstory.org

7:00 PM, None

Saturday, December 2

Dana Lyons

Dana and AnneThis is an annual December event with Dana. He is the singer/songwriter best known for his outrageous hit comedy songs “Cows With Guns,” “RV” and “Ride The Lawn.” “Every movement has its minstrel. The unions had Woody Guthrie. The peace movement had Phil Ochs. The environmental movement has Dana Lyons”. Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Note that this concert will start at 7PM!

7:30 PM

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Saturday, December 9

Bryan Bowers

BryanBryan visits us each December or January and provides us the opportunity to listen, to sing, and to laugh as the stories roll out from this long-standing and widely-lauded performer. His virtuosity on autoharp and rousing vocals take him all over the country.

7:30 PM

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Friday, December 22

Tingstad & Rumbel

Tingstad & RumbleWe welcome back Grammy-award winning musicians Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel for two holiday shows. Since 1984 Eric and Nancy have been combining their considerable talents into a musical duo that has produced numerous recordings, legions of fans, and anticipation for each live show. Eric evolved from electric rock guitar to an interest in classical and jazz to solo performing of his original “impressionistic” compositions. Nancy took her interest in wind instruments, oboe and ocarinas to play with the Paul Winter Consort and then to this duo, which has toured throughout the country. Visit the website.

7:30 PM

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Saturday, December 23

Tingstad & Rumbel

Tingstad & RumbleWe welcome back Grammy-award winning musicians Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel for two holiday shows. Since 1984 Eric and Nancy have been combining their considerable talents into a musical duo that has produced numerous recordings, legions of fans, and anticipation for each live show. Eric evolved from electric rock guitar to an interest in classical and jazz to solo performing of his original “impressionistic” compositions. Nancy took her interest in wind instruments, oboe and ocarinas to play with the Paul Winter Consort and then to this duo, which has toured throughout the country. Visit the website.

7:30 PM

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Saturday, December 30

Jim Page & Orville Johnson

Jim & OrvilleJim Page is a long-time Northwest favorite. “Jim's been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bringing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. In the tradition of Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I'm a longtime admirer.” - Bonnie Raitt

7:30 PM

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300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501
360-705-2819
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