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  • Writer's pictureJohn Wyble

Live Music in the Valley (5/25/23 - 6/1/23)

Updated: May 31

Thursday, May 25th

CWU Music Department Recitals

McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall CWU // Ellensburg, WA 6:00PM - 8:00PM


Jazz Combo 1 (6:00PM - 7:00PM) Jazz Combo 2 (7:00PM - 8:00PM) Damn Fine Music

Julep Kitchen & Bar // Ellensburg, WA

5:00PM - 7:00PM

FREE Come enjoy Riley and Nicole’s musical stylings on keyboard, guitar, and voice! 21+

Norman Baker & The Backroads

Mikes Tavern // Cle Elum, WA


FREE Norman Baker is a Seattle based artist rooted in Barrel Aged Americana, Lumber Rock, and Indie Roots.


Friday, May 26th

Small Town Strings with Dani Bacon

Dru Bru Taproom // Cle Elum, WA

5:30PM - 8:00PM


Start off your Memorial Day Weekend with live music on the Cle Elum patio! We welcome WA state local duo, Small Town Strings and opener, Dani Bacon to Cle Elum as they travel on their Ramblin' Tour. Enjoy a mix of folk, Americana, and indie sounds and kick back with a cold beverage. Open to all. No tickets required. See you there!

AA Bottom and Shanwow

Mike’s Tavern // Cle Elum, WA



We’re keeping the good vibes rocking and rolling with this badass local duo! AA Bottom & Shanwow are going to tear it up on Friday night with your favorite hits and some great original music! This local group out of E-burb is going to be a blast!! Get it, get happy! See you at Mike’s!

Kairos Concert with Guest Artist David Perry

CWU Music Building // Ellensburg, WA

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Kuttl3ss' “Up In Smoke” Northwest Tour

Old Skool's // Ellensburg, WA

8:30 PM


Kuttl3ss will be hitting the Northwest this May on his “Up In Smoke” Tour and making a stop at Old Skool’s In Ellensburg for a completely free show! Along with 3500 watts of extra bass, new music & merch it’s going to be a banger. Come out and turn up with us, don’t miss this banger! Supporting Acts: Craze Mc, Capote, M-strange

Reverb Nation

Cle Elum Eagles // Cle Elum, WA


Dakota Poorman

Hot Rod’s Café and Bar // Kittitas, WA


From Maple Valley, W A, singer-songwriter Dakota Poorman is a breath of fresh air in the country music world, where his raw rock ‘n roll is infused with a fiery fiddle and badass banjo. When you hear Dakota Poorman, envision the vocals of Travis Tritt, the presence of Bob Seger, and the lyrics of John Mellencamp.

Abigale Smith

The Brick Saloon // Roslyn, WA



Saturday May 27th

Loco Motion

The Hitching Post // Easton, WA

After the Parade!

Micah J

The Stovehouse // Cle Elum, WA

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Hairstorm ( A Tribute to 80s Arena Rock)

The Brick Saloon // Roslyn, WA


Club CWU

Blue Rock Saloon // Ellensburg, WA


Club music with live DJ Steezy and cocktail specials every Saturday night starting at 10:00pm.


Sunday, May 28th

Celtic Music Jam Session

The TAP ROOM at Iron Horse Brewery // Ellensburg, WA


Open Mic Night

Old Skool’s // Ellensburg, WA


Bottoms Up

The Brick Saloon // Roslyn, WA



Monday, May 29th Mac Sherman (Voice Recital)

CWU's McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall // Ellensburg, WA



Tyler Simpson, Violin Recital

CWU's McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall // Ellensburg, WA



Tuesday, May 30th

Greg DeArmond (Trumpet Recital)

CWU's McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall // Ellensburg, WA

FREE 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Percussion Ensemble Concert

CWU's McIntyre Music Building // Ellensburg, WA 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Valley Voices

Ellensburg Presbyterian Church // Ellensburg, WA

6:30 - 8:00PM Ellensburg's SATB community choir welcomes new members! Join us on Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm, at the Ellensburg Presbyterian Church to make a joyful noise with a wide variety of music


Wednesday, May 31st

4PM Drum Circle @ Old Skool’s 308 N Main Street Ellensburg Birgit Mitchell will be leading a drum circle every Wednesday. This is a free, all ages event. No percussion experience is necessary. If you have a percussion instrument you are welcome to bring it, but instruments will be available.

Faure: Requiem and Brahms: Nanie

CWU's Wayne S Hertz Concert Hall // Ellensburg, WA

7:00PM The performance is Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm in the Hertz Concert Hall of the McIntyre Music building on the CWU campus. The event is ticketed and features performances by University Chorale, Wildcat Chorus, Vox Divina, and The CWU Chamber Choir alongside the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. The “Requiem” by Fauré will be performed in the 1893 chamber version with the Chamber Orchestra and all CWU choirs combined. The work is a prayer of hope for one who has passed on and uses traditional text of a Requiem mass for the dead. The text of Brahms’ “Nänie,” by Friedrich Schilller, explores the idea that everything, even the beautiful and perfect, must die. Using stories of Greek mythology, the music illustrates how the gods weep for mortals. This concert is the first choral-orchestral collaboration since before the pandemic. Tickets available through Wildcat Tickets, online or at the door.


Thursday, June 1st

Brayden Gordon (Bass Recital)

CWU's McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall // Ellensburg, WA

6:00 PM FREE Wind Ensemble Concert

CWU's McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall // Ellensburg, WA

7:00PM-8:30PM FREE

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