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Live Music in Ellensburg and Kittitas County - 8/24/23-8/31/23



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 (Rock/Country Singer songwriter from Colorado) @ Red Horse Dinner, 1518 W. University Way, Ellensburg. 6PM

In addition to his own originals, Dave Mensch covers songs by artist such as Staind, Sublime, Daughtry, Garth Brooks, Journey, Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, Tool, Adele, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, 3 Doors Down, Bob Schneider, Counting Crows, Trace Adkins, Goo Goo Dolls, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Smashing Pumpkins, and more.

Listen to Dave here: https://davemensch.com/


Friday, August 25th

Dave Mensch (Rock/Country Singer songwriter from Colorado)@ Mike’s Tavern, 427 East 1st St., Cle Elum (No cover, bring a can of food for the food drive) 6PM


Saint September (American Roots, Strings and Harmonies) @ Iron Horse Brewery Tap Room. 1621 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg. (All Ages, No Cover.) 7pm-9PM


Buckboard Junction ( Country Dance Band) @ Red Horse Diner/Nodding Donkey Bar, 1518 W. University Way, Ellensburg. 7PM-10PM.


Road Fever @ Studebaker Alley 219 E 1st St., Cle Elum. Tickets start at $7


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


Amanda Simmons @ Gard Vintners, 311 N Pearl St., Ellensburg. (No cover, All Ages) 6PM-9PM

Join us for a live performance from a talented local artist. Sip on wine (or beer) and enjoy the music! Amanda Simmons is a Musician based in Yakima, WA. Vocals, violin, piano, guitar, ukulele, & mandolin


? TBD @ 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


Saturday, August 26th

Under The Covers Band ( Covers of your favorite pop rock from the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s) Kittitas Café, 301 N. Main Street, Kittitas. $10 cover, Kids under 12 free. Tacos, beer, wine, soda available for purchase. Doors open at 5. Music from 6PM-8PM.


Dave Mensch (Rock/Country Singer songwriter from Colorado)@ Keg Cellar Tavern, 112 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum. 9PM


Gus Crane @ The Palace Gallery, 210 W 4th Ave., Suite X, Ellensburg. 3PM-5PM


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


Spiced Rye @ Wheel Line Cider 15730 Upper Badger Pocket Road, Ellensburg. (No cover, all ages) Music 4:00PM-6PM


Slingshot (Classic Rock) @ Sliders Sports Lounge, 716 E University Way, Ellensburg. (No cover, children welcome in the arcade). 7:30 PM

SLINGSHOT (from Wenatchee) is back by popular demand!


Salt Water Sky ( Country/Blues/Rock) @ Whipsaw Brewing, 704 N. Wenas Street, Ellensburg. 5PM-7PM


Low Hums and DJ Banshee @ The Punch Project Stage 10630 N Thorp Hwy, Thorp. (All ages, Free) Open 12-8pm, with DJ Banshee at 4pm and the Low Hums at 6pm.

Low Hums are a musical collective founded and fronted in Seattle by Jonas Haskins. Live, the band channels a collective garage-punk spirit, full of psychedelics, swagger and glam.


The music is as much about moving your body as it is about exploring the cosmos.

Dan Whitney @ The Stovehouse, 3320 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum. 6PM-9PM


The Murder Hornets @ Cle Elum Eagles 220 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum. (Membership info: https://cleelumeagles.com/membership/). 8PM-11PM


Hillstomp @ Studebaker Alley 219 E 1st St., Cle Elum. Tickets start at $12 www.studebakeralley.com All Ages Welcome, 7PM-10 PM


Fredd Luongo ( Americana) @ The Brick Saloon 100 West Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn, 9PM


No Dice- Dave and Bryce @ Basecamp Bites and Books, Back Patio, 110 West Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn. (Free/ All Ages) 4PM-7PM


Sunday, August 27th

No Dice- Dave and Bryce @ Dru Bru Tap Room, 1015 East 2nd St., Cle Elum. Get ready to listen to a great mix of classic rock, country, and blues covers, along with No Dice originals.

Open to all. No tickets required. 3PM-6PM.


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


Monday, August 28th

Queer Ren Faire Dance Party// Plant Food@ Old Skool’s , 308 N Main St., Ellensburg. (All Ages, donations for the musicians requested) 7PM

Queer Ren Faire Dance Party is a two piece, trans femme, country/folk punk band on tour from Denton, Texas. Local band, Plant Food, will also be performing!


Wednesday, August 30th

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


Hoedown in The Downtown : Kickoff the 100th Year Rodeo celebration ! Rotary Pavilion, Pearl Street, Ellensburg. Beer Garden (21+ only), Meet the Rodeo Court, Kid’s corral, live music. (Free, all ages) Line dancing at 6-6:30, Abbigale Band at 6:45-7:45, Dusty 45’s at 8-10PM.


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