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Live Music in the Valley (5/11/23 - 5/18/23)

Updated: May 17, 2023




Thursday, May 11th, 2023


Uncle Doug Cooper

Mike's Tavern // Cle Elum, WA

7:00 PM

FREE


Uncle Doug Cooper has been rocking since 1971 and is full of weapons to rock the night away. Bass, guitar, harmonica and great vocals are all on deck for you tonight! Uncle Doug plays a solo tribute to the timeless genre of music known as “Country Folk - Rock / Americana”. Featuring Hits by Neil Young, J. J. Cale, CSN&Y, The Grateful Dead, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Charlie Daniels, Pure Prairie League, America, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many, many, more.


Godspell Jr.

Ellensburg High School Little Theatre // Ellensburg, WA

7:00 PM

$10 Student/Senior, $15 General ($5 more at the door)


Valley Musical Theatre is proud to present its annual Rising Stars Production featuring local middle-school youth in Godspell Jr. Performances May 5 - 13 at Ellensburg High School Little Theatre. The original Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. Boasting a score with chart topping songs, Godspell Jr. is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.


Brahms Trio Recital

Location: Music Building CWU // Ellensburg, WA

Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

FREE


Friday, May 12th, 2023


Loco Motion Band

The Gard Vintners // Ellensburg, WA

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Train songs, Hobo ballads, and other misfit musings. Exploring the long folk history of American Music.


CWU MUSIC DEPARTMENT RECITALS

McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall CWU // Ellensburg

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

FREE


Bernadette Phillips Cello Recital (6:00PM - 7:00 PM)

Emma Bruce Violin Recital (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Carol Byman Violin (8:00 PM - 9:00 PM)



6:30 PM

Boogieman and Windy City Sound

Old Skool’s // Ellensburg, WA

All ages! Entry by donation!


Performances by: Corban Welter//Cigman Fraud//CobraHawk


Comedy Night with Susan Rice and Scott Losse

Pine Street Events and Blue Rock Saloon // Ellensburg, WA

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

21+ event $20 (drinks and food items will be available to purchase)


Susan Riceloves to make people laugh. She began her professional comedy career in 1983 and at present is still making people laugh. At 70 Susan Rice has found a broader range of audience than she remembers ever having as a young comedian. She appeals to both young and old. Reminding everyone that humor has no age limit and laughter is the one human emotion that heals.


Scott Losse is a stand-up comedian from Seattle, Washington. He was the winner of the 2013 Northwest Comedy Competition and a year later was a semi-finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. He appeared on Laughs on Fox. Yes, that was a thing. In 2016 Scott released an album called "Popular Donuts." It's on Spotify. In 2017 he recorded a special for Dry Bar Comedy called "Okay." It's on the Internet. It's clean. You can watch it at church.



Godspell Jr.

Ellensburg High School Little Theatre // Ellensburg, WA

7:00 PM

$10 Student/Senior, $15 General ($5 more at the door)


Valley Musical Theatre is proud to present its annual Rising Stars Production featuring local middle-school youth in Godspell Jr. Performances May 5 - 13 at Ellensburg High School Little Theatre.


The original Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. Boasting a score with chart topping songs, Godspell Jr. is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.



Into the Woods (Musical Theatre)

CWU Performing Arts @ McConnell Auditorium // Ellensburg, WA

7:30PM

$18-$20

GET TICKETS


The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.


Additional dates:

May 12th @ 7:30 PM

May 13th @ 2PM and 7:30 PM

May 18th @ 7:30 PM

May 19th @ 7:30 PM

May 20th @ 7:30 PM

May 21st @ 2:00 PM




THE FILHARMONIC FEATURING FILOSOPHY @

SURC THEATRE CWU STUDENT UNION // Ellensburg, WA

8:00 PM

FREE for CWU Students $10 General Admission


"The Filharmonic feat. Filosophy is a musical collaboration between two groups of Filipino-American singers, The Filharmonic and Filosophy."

9PM

Acoustic Night with Ethan Anderson @ The Brick Saloon 100West Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn


Saturday, May 13th

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Children’s Day @ the Ellensburg Farmer’s Market

Children’s Day Downtown is for families to enjoy a morning at the farmers market with entertainment giveaways, crafts, and more! There will be informational tables promoting youth programs offered during the summer in Kittitas County, as well as children performing music, songs, and dances. Local businesses will also be featuring craft stations, activities, and fun kids’ giveaways.

Performances at the Rotary Pavilion:

10 AM Mount Stuart Choir

10:30 Lincoln Music Club

11AM Valley Voices

11:30 AM Happy To Move! Dance

12 PM Make Music Ellensburg

12:30 TBD

CWU MUSIC DEPARTMENT RECITALS (McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall CWU FREE!)

Saturday, May 13

10:00am

Grace McKay-Gibbs, Violin Recital

12:00pm

Andrea Hernandez, Violin Recital

2:00pm

Seidy Morales, Cello Recital

3:00pm

CH: Chor Anno, Guest Artist Performance

6:00pm

Parker Twelves, Trombone Recital

7:00pm

CH: Erik Relation, Violin Recital

8:00pm

Jakob Phipps, Bass Recital

2PM AND 7PM

Godspell Jr. @ Ellensburg High School Little Theatre 1203 E. Capitol Ave. TICKETS: $10 Student/Senior, $15 General ($5 more at the door) https://our.show/valley-musical-theatre/2023-godspell-jr

Valley Musical Theatre is proud to present its annual Rising Stars Production featuring local middle-school youth in Godspell Jr. Performances May 5 - 13 at Ellensburg High School Little Theatre.

The original Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. Boasting a score with chart topping songs, Godspell Jr. is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.

2PM and 7:30 PM

Into the Woods (Musical Theatre) CWU Performing Arts @ McConnell Auditorium Ellensburg

This production is ticketed and there are several dates available. May12th 7:30, May 13th 2PM and 7:30 PM, May 18th 7:30PM, May 19th7:30PM, May 20th 7:30PM, and May21st 2PM

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

$18-$20

3PM-4:30PM

CWU welcomes Chor Anno with CWU Chamber Choir @ Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall CWU

Chor Anno, a semi-professional choir with members from all over the NW, will be in residence as CWU Guest Artists from May 12-13. They will be hosting roundtables and workshops for CWU Music Education students and joining the CWU Chamber Choir in a joint concert open to the public.

The members of Chor Anno are largely choral educators, professional singers, and composers, many of whom are alumni of CWU.

4PM-10PM

Annual Banquet Central Washington Mule Deer @ Kittitas Valley Event Center 901 East 7thAve Ellensburg

The 2023 Central Washington Mule Deer Foundation Annual Banquet will host a night of fun and laughter! Come play our games and win some awesome prizes, enjoy a live auction by Auctioneer Tucker Cool, and relax to the music of up-and-coming country artist Hunter Stiles! This event is family-friendly and the kids will have their own games to play and snacks provided! This annual event raises funds for our Chapter's habitat and conservation projects we complete around Central Washington.

6PM-8PM

Spiced Rye Band @ The Mule Cocktail Bar 119E 4th Ave Ellensburg

Bring Mom and Sing-A-Long

The Christmas Sing-Along at @themulecocktailbar was SO much fun!! We decided to do it again!! Join us Saturday, from 6-8 pm! Bring mom, for an early Mother’s Day celebration!!

6PM-9PM

Micah J@ The Stovehouse 3320 Suncadia Trail Cle Elum, WA

“Music connects us with a truth that cannot be easily expressed in words. I want to inspire people to dance, sing, be in the moment, heal, and find their own truth from their higher selves.

Homegrown, raised in Cle Elum and Roslyn I write my lyrics and produce my songs in my home studio. You can find me chasing the dream at local venues each weekend.”

7PM-9PM

Darian Osiadacz @ The Loft (Upstairs Cornerstone Pie) 307 E. 5th Ave Ellensburg (21+ event)

7:30-11PM

Feather River @ Cle Elum Eagles 220 N Pennsylvania Cle Elum (Memberships https://cleelumeagles.com/membership/)

8PM-11PM

Murder Hornets @ Keg Cellar Tavern 112 N. Pennsylvania Ave Cle Elum

9PM

Massy Ferguson @ The Brick Saloon 100West Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn


Sunday May 14th (Mother’s Day)

CWU MUSIC DEPARTMENT RECITALS @Jerilyn McIntyre Music Building CWU Ellensburg Recital Hall Free!

Sunday, May 14

12:00pm

Nathan Sauther, Percussion Recital

2:00pm

James Kirkham & Kupono Ling, Joint Voice Recital

4:00pm

CH: Orchestra Concert *ticketed*

6:00pm

Jacob Bass, Saxophone Recital: Seattleness

12PM-5PM

Bop Revival @ Dodge and Thrall Winery

Mother's day weekend forecast will be in the 80's!!! Grab your lawn chairs and enjoy a Jazz concert!

Bop Revival is a jazz trio comprised of Edgar Higgins - George Angelos - Drew Colello

4PM-

CWU Symphony Orchestra Concert @ Dr. Wayne S. Hertz Concert Hall CWU

$10-$15

7PM

Open Mic Night Old Skool’s @ 308 N Main Street Ellensburg


Monday May 15th

6PM-7PM

Shattering Glass; New Works for Trombone and Piano by Women Composers @ Jerilyn McIntyre Music Building CWU Ellensburg Recital Hall

Dr. John S. Neurohr trombone, Dr. Jiyoun Chug & Dr. Ross Salvosa piano, Prof. Mark Goodenberger, cajon

Program: "Servant of Peace" by Dorothy Gates, "Song of Survival" by Susan Mutter, "Sonata for Trombone and Piano" by Reena Esmail, "Song for the Lost" by Gina Gillie, "Che Tango" and "La Milonga de la Muerte" by Noelia Escalzo, and "Syrinx" by Claude Debussy.

8PM-9PM

Nat Crites Clarinet Recital @ Jerilyn McIntyre Music Building CWU Ellensburg Recital Hall


Tuesday, May 16th

6:00 PM - 7:30PM

String Studio Recital @ Jerilyn McIntyre Music Building CWU Ellensburg Recital Hall


6:30-8PM

Valley Voices

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


8PM-9PM

Tuba/Euph & Composition Collaborative Recital @ CWU Music Building Ellensburg


Wednesday, May17th


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.


7PM-8:30PM

Halcyon CWU Symphonic Band Concert @

Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building CWU 906 East Dean Nicholson Boulevard Ellensburg

The Central Washington University Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. T. André Feagin invites you to their spring concert titled, “Halycon.” The concert, scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 7:00pm (PTS) explores the concepts of love, innocence, peace and energy. The program features the works of Jodie Blackshaw, Leroy Anderson, Michael Colgrass, Katahj Copley, and Malcolm Arnold. Featured on the program are graduate student conductors Kyle Edwards, and Giovanni T. Clarke. Admission is free and open to the public.


Thursday May 18th


7PM-8:30 PM

Composition Studio Recital @ Jerilyn McIntyre Music Building CWU Ellensburg Recital Teresa Hall


7:30PM

Into the Woods (Musical Theatre) CWU Performing Arts @ McConnell Auditorium Ellensburg

This production is ticketed and there are several dates available. May12th 7:30, May 13th 2PM and 7:30 PM, May 18th 7:30PM, May 19th7:30PM, May 20th 7:30PM, and May21st 2PM

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

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