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Live Music and Happenings in Ellensburg and Kittitas County - 2/1/24 - 2/8/24

Updated: Feb 1

Riley Schmit will play at Nuwave Gallery for First Friday Art Walk in Ellensburg. Photo courtesy of Riley. Photo credit to Kingsley Bryant Photography.

Thursday, February 1st


Dos Dudes @ Mike’s Tavern, 427 East 1st Street, Cle Elum. 

21+ No Cover.  7PM- 9PM


Friday, February 2nd 


Kairos Lunch Concert @ Hal Holmes Community Center, 209 N. Ruby, Ellensburg. 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/ All Ages



Music with DJ Kyle Watt and First Friday Reception. @ Gallery One, 408 N. Pearl Street, Ellensburg.  Play putt putt golf at Ball in Play  an interactive exhibit by local artists.  Two Options to Play: Option #1: Free PlayGrab a ball and putter and get going!

Option #2: For the Win! Competitive players are invited to purchase a scorecard for $5. Submit your card with scores for a chance to win the Lucky Duck Lego Trophy made by Pat Stanton, one of two $50 Gallery Gift Cards or Two 18 Hole Rounds of Golf w/ Cart at the Ellensburg Golf Club. Winners announced February 29.

Also an exhibit by Gallery One members will be showing.

Cash bar, all ages.  5PM-8PM


Riley Schmit @ Nuwave Gallery/ Fortuity tasting room, 115 West 3rd Street, Ellensburg. "Riley is a versatile local musician with a distinctive sound who you may recognize from being active in the Kittitas County music scene with several bands. From mellow interpretations of popular music to twangy originals, you’ll be sure to recognize a good portion of his genre-spanning setlist.”

"The gallery will also have an exhibition: The Best of Black and White , featuring diverse and inspiring monochrome artworks from talented local and regional artists." 5PM-8PM


Jason Clifton and Myles Lundy ( acoustic and spinning vinyl) @ The Palace Gallery, 210 W.4th Ave., Suite X.  The Gallery will have an exhibit showing, “With all Due Respect” by the artist Jason Clifton.


Billie Mac Maguire and The Late for Supper Band ( Blues, Folk, Americana, Originals)@ The Mule Cocktail Bar, 119 East 4th Ave., Ellensburg. No Cover. 21+ 7PM-9PM


Rusty Cage (Classic Outlaw Country) @ GARD Vintners, 311 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg.  All Ages, No cover, Arrive early to get a table. 6PM-9PM


The Flat Rocks @ Old Skool’s ,308 N. Main Street, Ellensburg. All Ages, Entry by donation.  7PM


The Odd Couple (a play by Valley Community Theatre) @ The Ramsay Center Ballroom, 416 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg (upstairs) Multiple Performances, Feb. 2,3,4,8,9,10th.  Ticket information: or at  Tickets $15- $18 (special Pay What you Can performance Feb. 9th)



Spiced Rye (two acoustic guitar musicians, singer/songwriters, playing unique covers as well as original works ) @ Dark Moon Craft Beer and Wine, 321 N. Pearl Street, Ellensburg. 21+ No Cover  6PM-8PM.


Acoustic Night With Kelly Van Camp @ The Brick Saloon, 100 West Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn. 21+  9PM


Micah J. @ Nodding Donkey Saloon, 1518 West University Way, Ellensburg. 21+ No Cover 7PM-10PM

Check out Micah J here:


Zach Michaud (Folk and Storytelling) is playing as part of The Timberwolf music Series @ Timberwolf Summit West. Snoqualmie Pass. All Ages/ Free 7PM

 The Timberwolf music series happens every Friday night at the pub through March 1st.


Saturday, February 3rd


Live Chainsaw Carving by Doane Hopkins @ Mule and Elk Brewery, 418 East 1st Street Cle Elum.  It’s Not Music, but how cool is this? Noon


Quit Thinking (instrumental old time and Celtic music) @ Thorp Projects indoor stage. 10630 N. Thorp Hwy, Thorp.  Free/All Ages.  Arrive early for a seat. Refreshments available for purchase.  Vertical Hold video-art exhibition opens. Gallery opens at Noon. Music 2PM-4PM.


The Odd Couple @ 2PM and 7PM (see listing above on Feb. 2nd). 


Low Hums @ Milwaukee Lodge, Broken tip Bar, Snoqualmie Summit East, 21+ only, Free  4PM-6PM


Community Contra Dance @ Hal Holmes Center, 209 N. Ruby, Ellensburg. Community Contra dance open to all and free thanks to the Ellensburg Public Library. All dances taught, live music, no partner or special clothing necessary. Fun for the whole family! 7:30-10:30PM


Chris Ward (Country, toured with Charlie Daniels Band, Mark Chesnut, Tracy Lawrence, Billy Ray Cirus and many more!) @ Cle Elum Eagles, 220 Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum 7:30PM-10:30PM


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


Comedy Night @ The Roslyn Theatre, 101 W. Dakota Ave., Roslyn. 18+ only $25


Micah J. @ The Stovehouse, 3320 Scandia trail Cle Elum. 7PM-10PM

Sunday, February 4th


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


Miranda Wojciechowicz Percussion recital @ CWU McIntyre Music Recital Hall, Ellensburg. Free. 4PM

Monday, February 5th

Open Mic with Riley Schmit @ Iron Horse Brewery Tap Room. 1621 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg. No Cover. 6:30PM-8PM


Swing Dance lessons with The Elllensburg Big Band @ Hal Holmes Center, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg. Free/ All Ages/ All Levels. Made possible by The Ellensburg Arts commission and The Ellensburg Public  Library. The Swing Dance Project is a series of free swing dance lessons Monday evenings through 2024. It will start with a beginner’s lesson at 7pm, followed by an intermediate lesson around 7:45pm, and open social dancing until 9:30pm!   7PM

Tuesday, February 6th


Voice Studio Recital, CWU McIntyre Music Recital Hall, Ellensburg. Free/ 8PM


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, February 7th


Karaoke with Kozmo Blue @ Logan’s 204 West Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn. 8PM-12AM

Thursday, February 8th


For the Dawgs: A Tragedy Rekordz Charity Event / Performances by Tragic E//Plant Food//David Coppin Lanegan//Elian Calderon @ Old Skools, 308 N. Main Street, Ellensburg. All Ages, Entry by donation.  Donations for Ellensburg Adoption Center! 7PM


Micah J. @  Mike’s Tavern, 427 East 1st Street, Cle Elum.  21+ No Cover.  7PM


The Odd Couple (See listing above on Feb. 2nd for more info).   7PM




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