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Updated: Oct 10, 2023

Kill Deer String Band will be at Windfall Cider Fest Saturday October 7th! Photo courtesy of Kill Deer String Band photo by Rob Fraser.

Live Music in Ellensburg and Kittitas County

This Week 10/05/23-10/12/23

Friday, October 6th (First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Ellensburg)

Music with Riley and Nicole @ Iron Horse Taproom, 1621 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg. All Ages. 6PM-8PM

This duo doesn't just cover songs that you know and love, they twist them around and put their own mellow spin on them to breathe new life into your favorite popular music.

Hard As Folk (winners of this year’s Buskers in the Burg Contest!) @The Mule Cocktail Bar 119 East 4th Ave., Ellensburg.

(Opening act Kenicy Hammond) 21+ 7PM

Mikey O Malley ( Uke, guitar, percussion) @ The Pearl Back Bar, 402 N. Pearl Street. 21+ 6PM-9PM

(Ed Sheeren inspired blend of Irish, Hawaiian, and original songs)

Curtis Moore @ Gard Vintners, 311 N Pearl St., Ellensburg. (No cover, All Ages) (No reservations, arrive early to get a table ) 6PM-9PM

(Singer, Songwriter & Storyteller CurtisMoore’s unique voice infuses, Americana, folk, country, and blues creating a unique experience full of stories from his life that will make you laugh and cry)

Jared Graham Live @ The Nodding Donkey, 1518W. University Way, Ellensburg. 7PM-10PM

Boogie Man and Windy City Sound Present: Star Anna! @ Old Skool’s, 308 N. Main Street, Ellensburg. All ages! Entry by donation ($5 suggested)! Star Anna is making an album! Read about it here: Femme Locale 2023 with Birdie Fenn Cent, @ The Palace Gallery, 210 W. 4th Ave, Suite X, 2nd floor, Ellensburg. A Group exhibition of Kittitas County female artists. Opening Friday 5PM-7PM Listen to Birdie here:

Show'd Love a Washington Graffiti Show with Heed and Frazer. @ Nuwave Gallery 416 S. Main St., Ellensburg DJ Eddy Slick spinning hip hop vinyl All Ages 5PM-8PM

Saturday, October 7th

Micah J. @ Whipsaw Brewing, 704 N. Wenas Street, Ellensburg. 5PM-7PM

Windfall Ciderfest @ The Western Town, Ellensburg Rodeo Fair Grounds. 3 great bands!

Kill Deer String Band, (Celtic Bluegrass) Rusty Cage, ( Classic Outlaw Country) and

Santa Poco (Country, Honky Tonk band from Seattle)

Put on your dancing shoes y’all! The cider will be flowing, and the music playing under a beautiful October moon.

Ticket sales benefit the building of an interpretive center at the Yakima Canyon. Ticket purchases include cider sampling. Ticket prices go up at the event so order them here today!


Twelve or more cider houses will be doing their best to impress. Each cider house will bring two or three varieties for tasting. From dry to sweet to hopped to fruited, herbed or flowered, there's a cider for everyone. Food trucks will be there to offer BBQ and Tacos. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be also be available.

Mikestoberfest @ Mike’s Tavern, 427 East 1st Street, Cle Elum. We don’t know who’s playing but live music is advertised. Perhaps an Oom-pah Band?! Anyway, lederhosen, and a Hammerschlagen tourney are on the agenda! The fun starts at 5PM

Hot Flash @ Cle Elum Eagles, 220 N. Pennsylvania, Cle Elum. (after a breast cancer fundraiser Bunco for Boobies) 7PM-11PM

The Rumor @ The Brick Saloon 100 West Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn, 9PM

Sunday, October 8th

Billy Mac, Rob Fraser and Jeff Dermond @ Brick House Garden and Nursery, 7243 Manastash Rd. Ellensburg. Fall Festival! $10 adults/ kids 12 and under free. 3PM-5:30PM

Bop Revival ( a local jazz trio) @ Thrall & Dodge Winery 111 Dodge Road, Ellensburg. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for the lawn. Please no outside beverages. All Ages. 2PM-4PM

Open Mic @ Old Skool’s 308 N. Main Street, Ellensburg. (Held weekly at the venue) 7PM-10PM

The Love Darts will play following Open Mic! All Ages, entry by donation.

Tuesday, October 10th

Valley Voices Community Chorus @Ellensburg Presbyterian Church 6:30 PM-8PM

The Valleys Voices Community Choir welcomes new members! For the past 11 years, this SATB, non-auditioned choir has raised thousands of dollars for the FISH food bank and other local nonprofits with performances around the valley, and in collaboration with guest artists of all kinds. You can expect 20-45 active singers at any given time.

Wednesday, October 11th

Birdie Fenn Cent and Emme Danner @ Old Skool’s 308 N. Main Street, Ellensburg. 7PM All Ages, entry by donation.

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

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