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Live Music in Ellensburg and Kittitas County - 8/17/23-8/24/23

Updated: Aug 18, 2023


Ellensburg Blusers Photo credit to Terra Skyles (@earthgirl.88). Photo courtesy Ellensburg Blusers



Thursday, August 17th

Wolfpack @ Music in the Park Concert Series, North Alder St. Park, Ellensburg. Free. 6:30PM-8PM


Friday, August 18th

Buckboard Junction (Country Music) @ Hot Rod’s Café and Bar, 108 Railroad Ave, Kittitas. 9PM?


Jam With Justin (Justin Ruhe plays country and pop hits in Bossa Nova and Flamenco Style) @ The Mule Cocktail Bar, 119 East 4thAve, Ellensburg. 6PM-8PM


Massy Ferguson @ Studebaker Alley 219 E 1st St., Cle Elum. Tickets start at $12 www.studebakeralley.com Check out their new album. Joe's Meat & Grocery, is out now and you can check it out on their Music page, or head over to Bandcamp! (All Ages) 7PM-9PM


Xetera @ Cornerstone Pie, 307 East 5th Ave, Ellensburg. (No Cover) 7PM (seating opens 6PM).


Ellensburg Blusers @ Gard Vintners, 311 N Pearl St., Ellensburg. (No cover, All Ages) 6PM-8PM


House of Ash (Classic Rock) @ Pearl Bar and Grill Backbar, 402 North Pearl Street, Ellensburg. 21+


Wavesons @ Iron Horse Brewery Tap Room, 1621 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg.

( no cover, all ages) 7PM-9PM


Karaoke with DJ Forest Gump @ The , Brick Saloon 100West Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn. 9PM


Micah J. @ Basecamp Bites and Books, Back Patio, 110 West Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn. (Free/ All Ages) 6PM-9PM


PechaKucha :Seasons of Change @ Gallery One, 408 North Pearl Street, Ellensburg.

Pecha Kucha’s are short, concise presentations (20 images x 20 seconds per image). It is the opportunity to share your story in six minutes and 40 seconds. To date, we have collected 161 stories from community members on our City page

Seasons of Change – as it relates to metamorphosis, to transitions, to seniors, rites of passage, pivotal moments in your life, etc! Everyone has a story. What’s yours? Pecha Kucha is a free online and offline global storytelling platform that celebrates people, passion, and creative thought. Our users share ideas and connect with others visually, concisely and memorably. They redefine authentic human connectivity through inclusive social engagement and technology.

Speaker Roster: Sarita Dasgupta, Scott Fendley, Chris Hull, Kristina Mageau, Gary Meyers, Champagne Ryder. 6PM-9PM, talks begin at 7PM


Saturday, August 19th

Kittitas Burnouts!

Music, food family fun @ Hot Rod’s Café, 108 Railroad Ave , Kittitas. Bring your car! Breakfast buffet, car show, raffles, music to follow.

Jumpin Johnny plays after the Burnouts, until 10PM.


Cornhole tournament, (sign up by 3:30) Beer Garden with DJ KG3 (21+ to enter) , @ Timeout Saloon, 101 S. Main Street, Kittitas. Music by Ellensburg Blusers , band plays 9PM -12 AM


Spiced Rye Band @ Cornerstone Pie, 307 East 5th Ave, Ellensburg. No Cover. 7PM (seating opens at 6PM)


Hard As Folk @ Nodding Donkey, 1514-1518 University Way, Ellensburg. (Full Menu, full bar, all ages) 7PM-10PM


Mel Peterson @ Wheel Line Cider 15730 Upper Badger Pocket Road, Ellensburg. (No cover, all ages) Doors Open 3:00PM-7PM


Cigman Fraud @ Old Skool’s , 308 N Main St., Ellensburg. (All Ages, donations for the musicians requested) 7PM


Live Music and a Strum A Long with Jan Jaffe @ The Punch Project Stage 10630 N Thorp Hwy, Thorp. (All ages) 2PM-4PM


Join us for an afternoon of live music at Punch Projects in Thorp as Jan Jaffe (Director of Make Music Ellensburg) takes the stage to perform some of her own songs, along with an opportunity to strum-along with your own instrument. An all-ages, free event.

Micha J. @ The Stovehouse, 3320 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum. 6PM-9PM


Altered 90’s (90s Rock Hits)@ The Brick Saloon 100 West Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn, 9PM


Jam With Justin (Justin Ruhe plays country and pop hits in Bossa Nova and Flamenco Style) @ Basecamp Bites and Books, Back Patio, 110 West Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn. (Free/ All Ages) 4PM-7PM


Sunday, August 20th

Open Mic Night @ Old Skool’s , 308 N. Main Street, Ellensburg 7PM


Wednesday, August 9th

Drum Circle @ Old Skool’s 308 N. Main Street, Ellensburg. 3PM

Music Bingo @ Whipsaw Brewery, 704 N. Wenas St., Ellensburg. (All you need is a music device and good listening skills) 6PM


Thursday, August 24th

Ellensburg Big Band @ Music in the Park Concert Series, North Alder St. Park, Ellensburg. Free. 6:30PM-8PM

Last Music in the Park Concert for the Season!


Dave Mensch @ Red Horse Dinner, Nodding Donkey Bar , 1522W University Way, Ellensburg. 5PM-8PM

Dave is coming all the way from Colorado to play for you Ellensburg!


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