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Live Music and Happenings Ellensburg/Kittitas County 2/29/24 - 3/7/24

Updated: Feb 29

Thursday, February 29th (Leap Day)


Ian Jones (Country Music)@ Mike’s Tavern, 427 East 1st Street, Cle Elum.  21+ No Cover. You Can Read About Ian here:



Clarinet Studio Recital @ CWU McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall, Ellensburg. Free 6PM

Friday, March 1st   (First Friday Art Walk, Ellensburg)


Kairos Lunch Concert @ Hal Holmes Community Center, 209 N. Ruby Street., Ellensburg.

Kairos Lunch Concerts are free, informal, fun, 40-minute concerts for the community featuring CWU music professors, students, and Ellensburg community members performing a wide variety of very short pieces. Everyone is welcome – in particular young children who have a hard time sitting still, and so usually don’t attend concerts. A low hum of background noise, chomping sounds, and impromptu dancing are to be expected.  Free.  12PM


Star Anna @ The Ink, 405 N. Main Street Ellensburg. ECR just moved to our new studios at The INK.

In celebration, we will be hosting our very first, FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK event. We will have live music on the ECR Tiny Stage with local musician, Star Anna. We will broadcast her performance on the ECR stream as well as blasting it from the speakers on the rooftops in historic downtown Ellensburg! The Ellensburg Music Preservation Project will also be displaying vintage posters from our local music scene.  Come join the fun! Free/ All Ages  5PM-7PM


Birdie Fenn Cent @ Palace Art Gallery, 210 W. 4th Ave., Suite X. Ellensburg. Free /Paradigms opens in the art gallery. Gallery opens at 5PM Music at 6PM.


The Ellensburg Blusers @ GARD Vintners, 311 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg.  All l Ages/ No cover. Arrive early to get a table. 6:00 PM-9:00PM


Punk @ Old Skool’s (Performances by Play With Fire//Take Back//Bad Habit!) @ Old Skool’s, 308 N. Main Street, Ellensburg. All Ages, Entry by donation. 7PM


Jukebox Central @ Nuwave Gallery, 115 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg. Experience the essence of the Pacific Northwest at Nuwave Gallery's First Friday Art Walk on March 1st! There will be live music, a mountain-themed art show, and beverages by Fortuity Cellars. All Ages, No Cover. 5PM-8PM

Rusty Cage Duo (Acoustic Outlaw Country) @ Nodding Donkey Bar, 1518 West University, Ellensburg. 21+ 7PM-10PM


Shrek, The Musical. EHS Winter Musical @ Morgan Performing arts Center, 400 East 1st Avenue, Ellensburg. Tickets  can be purchased at $12-$15   7PM-9:30PM  (Additional Performances March 2nd at 2PM and 7PM)


Acoustic Night With Lyle Ronglien @ The Brick Saloon, 100 West Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn. 21+  9PM

Friends For The Ghost @ Timberwolf Pub, Summest West, Snoqualmie Pass. All Ages/Free 6PM-8PM

Saturday, March 2nd

 Crisscross Combo (Jazz) @ Punch Gallery Indoor Stage., 10630 N. Thorp Hwy.

The Pet Portrait group exhibition opens in the Punch Gallery and we've got beverages and snacks in the Punch Snack Bar.

This performance will be inside and seating is limited, so plan to arrive early for a good seat. All Ages /Free  Gallery open @ 12PM  Music 2PM-4PM



Dan James and Maddie Wolf will be performing at The KC First Responders Charity Foundation Pint Night, Whipsaw Brewery, 704 N. Wenas St., Ellensburg.  No Cover, All Ages 12PM-3PM


Community Contra Dance @ Hal Holmes Community center, 209 Ruby Street, EllensburgAll dances are taught, so even if you don’t have a clue what it is, come give it a try. There is live music, and all are welcome: singles, couples, children, beginners, whoever. The dance is free thanks to the Ellensburg Public Library. 7:30PM-10:30PM


Highway 9 @ The Brick Saloon, 100 West Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn. 21+  9PM

Woods Creek Band (Bryce Van Parys on bass, Diane Keene vocals, Larry Hays guitar, Pete Moore drums.) @ Cle Elum Eagles , 220 Pennsylvania Ave, Cle Elum. 7:30- 10:30PM


Whalien (Rock Fusion) @ Milwaukee Lodge, Broken tip Bar, Snoqualmie Summit East, 21+ only, Free  4PM-6PM

Sunday, March 3rd


Luke Echeverria’s Make-it-or-Break it Voice Recital @ CWU McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall, Ellensburg. Free 12PM


Beaumont Fry & Jamie Ramos Joint Horn Recital @ CWU McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall, Ellensburg. Free 2PM


Reid Whitecotton Bass Recital @ CWU McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall, Ellensburg. Free 4PM


CWU Winter Choir Concert @ Dr. Wayne S Hertz Concert Hall, CWU. Tickets $10-$15.  Tickets can be purchased at  7PM


Open Mic Night @ Old Skool’s, 308 N. Main Street, Ellensburg. All Ages, Entry by donation. 7PM


Monday, March 4th


Open Mic Night with Riley@ Iron Horse Brewery Tap Room, 1621 Vantage HWY Ellensburg. All Ages/ No Cover   6:30PM-8PM


Tuesday, March 5th


CWU Symphonic Band and Concert Band/ Liberation” CWU, Dr. Wayne S. Hertz Concert Hall, Ellensburg.

Central Washington University Bands presents “Liberation,” a musical performance featuring the CWU Concert and Symphonic Bands. If you are unable to attend in person, please consider joining us on the web @ The performance will open with the CWU Concert Band followed by a brief intermission and the Symphonic Band. T. Andre Feagin conducts the symphonic band and Kyle Edwards and Giovanni T. Clarke conduct the Concert band. 7PM


Valley Voices Community Choir @ Ellensburg Presbyterian Church, 1307 East 3rd Ave., Ellensburg.  No audition required, SATB harmonies, we expect 25-40 singers this quarter, & older teens through older age are welcome. Sight-reading skills are not necessary but you'll use it if you've got it & we'll send out practice recordings as needed.  Go to for more info. 6:30PM-8PM

Wednesday, March 6th


Kyle Edwards, Graduate Lecture Recital @ CWU, Dr. Wayne S. Hertz Concert Hall, Ellensburg. Free/ 4:30PM


Daniel Holter Clarinet Recital @ CWU McIntyre Music Recital Hall, Ellensburg. Free/ 8PM

Thursday, March 7th


Kolby Arnold Trumpet Recital, @ CWU McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall, Ellensburg.  Free 6PM






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