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Live Music in Ellensburg and Kittitas CountyThis Week 8/10/23-8/17/23

Photo courtesy of Killdeer String Band/ Photo by Rob Fraser

Thursday, August 10th(Cowgirl’s Night Out in Ellensburg)

Cowgirls’ Night Out

Calling all cowgirls! On August 10th the Ellensburg Rodeo is sponsoring Cowgirls Night Out in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the rodeo!

Hit the town in your best rodeo attire and enjoy a one-of-a-kind cowgirl shopping experience. Every $25 spent at a participating business receives an entry into a drawing.

There will be food, drink, games, and specials at 19 different businesses in downtown Ellensburg. We hear there will be a DJ, (Mark Pickerel) at Gallery One! 5PM-9PM

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

Formed in the foothills of central Washington in the summer of 2015, the Killdeer String Band has been making a name for itself both regionally and beyond with their signature brand of energetic instrumental music. Performing at farmer’s markets, ale houses, folk festivals, and other cultural events, they perform a refreshing blend of original and traditional folk styles ranging from Celtic to Klezmer, and Bavarian to bluegrass. Whether it’s an Irish jig or a cover of Hey Jude, the Killdeer String Band explores the delicious boundaries of traditional acoustic music.

Friday, August 11th

Kiwanas Club Luau @ Hal Holmes Center, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg. Pizza, DJ, music, dancing, games. All Ages/ Free/ Open to the public. 6:30PM-8PM

Jam With Justin (Justin Ruhe plays country and pop hits in Bossa Nova and Flamenco Style) @ Dru Bru Tap Room, 1015 East 2nd St., Cle Elum. 5PM-8PM

Eden @ Studebaker Alley 219 E 1stSt., Cle Elum. Tickets start at $10,

Eden is a rock/blues/pop band from the Pacific Northwest They play a dynamic range of original music, paired with covers from the 60’s through today. From Fleetwood Mac, to AC/DC, to Stevie Ray Vaughan (All Ages) 7PM-10PM

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

Killdeer String Band @ Iron Horse Brewery Tap Room, 1621 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg. ( No Cover, All Ages) 7PM-9PM

Rusty Cage Trio @ Cornerstone Pie, 307 East 5th Ave, Ellensburg. (No Cover) 6PM

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

Kama’s Birthday Spectacular Featuring Kinecy Zephyr, House of Ash @ Old Skool’s , 308 N Main St., Ellensburg. (All Ages, donations for the musicians requested) 7PM

Abbigale Smith (Rockabilly) @ The Brick Saloon 100West Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn. 9PM

Saturday, August 12th

Electrick @ Kittitas Café, 301 N. Main St., Kittitas. All ages. $10 cover. Kids under 12 free, tacos, beer, wine available for purchase. Doors open @ 5PM. Music 6PM-8PM.

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

Billy Mcguire @ Wheel Line Cider 15730 Upper Badger Pocket Road, Ellensburg. (No cover, all ages) 3:30PM-5:30PM

A Night of Music w/ Black Grenade Entertainment @ Iron Horse Brewery Tap Room, 1621 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg.

Featuring Randy Weeks & the Silent Treatment for some groovin' Country Rock/Americana melodies, a performance by Renowned Saxophonist @lennypricemusic, and Reggae by Selecta Serenade. ( no cover, all ages) 6PM-9PM

CobraHawk /Ryan Thompson Pint Night @ Whipsaw Brewing, 704 Wenas St., Ellensburg. (All ages, no cover) 6PM

Ellensburg Blusers @ Basecamp Books and Bites, 110 West Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn. (Free/all ages ) 6PM-9PM

Killdeer String Band@ The Punch Project Stage 10630 N Thorp Hwy, Thorp. (All ages) 2PM-4PM

Jack Bob Duo @ The Stovehouse, 3320 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum. 6PM-9PM

Bottoms Up (Classic Rock) @ The Brick Saloon 100 West Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn, 9PM

Sunday, August 13th

Austin Jenckes @ The Nelson Farm Scandia, Music on the lawn, (Bring blankets and lawn chairs) (Free and open to all)

Rolling Stone said this about Austin Jenckes, “Sounds Like: A gnarly, but vulnerable, country-blues singer with the introspective songwriting chops Nashville thankfully continues to reward.”

Food trucks and vendors from 4PM, Music 6PM-8PM

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

Wednesday, August 16th

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 17th

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

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