Events

The Truth About Wolves

Sunday, March 22 Donation at the DoorAdvance ticket sales available. Call Traditions at 360-705-2819 A presentation by independent wolf biologist Jay Mallonee of Wolf and Wildlife Studies From post-traumatic stress in a captive wolf to breaching whales in the Bering Sea, Jay has studied the behavior of numerous animals. Since 1992, he has studied wolves in Montana, Michigan, …

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Three Count ’Em Three, And evening with 3 songwriters!

Friday, April 177:30 PM, Tickets: $16.50, Student/low income: $12Advance ticket sales available. Call Traditions at 360-705-2819 featuringElectric Bonsai Band(It’s not electric . . . it’s not a band!) Scott Katz(Insensitive singer-songwriter!) Matt Price(Unrelentingly Literate!) Electric Bonsai Band is neither electric nor a band…it’s actually singer/songwriter Andrew Ratshin, and his acoustic guitar. Best known as a …

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Hilary Field, Classical Guitarist

Saturday, April 187:30 PM, Tickets: $16.50, Student/low income: $12Advance ticket sales available. Call Traditions at 360-705-2819 International performing and recording artist, Hilary Field, has garnered praise for her dynamic virtuosity, her sensitive musicianship, and for the emotional depth she brings to the heart of classical guitar music. Hilary has held faculty positions as the head …

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Julio Lemos Trio

Friday, February 287:30 PM, Tickets: $22, Student/low income: $16Advance ticket sales available. Call Traditions at 360-705-2819 Julio Lemos is a Brazilian guitar player, music researcher and teacher, doing part of his PhD at San Francisco State University. He presents his new show of samba-jazz based on his latest recording, Brasil Acustíco, of his original compositions …

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Tom Rawson

Saturday, March 7Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation Benefit forYouth Activists with a Focus on Climate Activism7:30 PM, Tickets: $20, Student/low income: $12Advance ticket sales available. Call Traditions at 360-705-2819 Opening set by Piper Josephine and an appearance by the Raging Grannies. “Enter Tom Rawson.  Witty, energetic, and armed with banjo, lap dulcimer, and guitar, he takes …

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The Sassafras Sisters

Friday, May 1 7:30 PM, Tickets: $16.50, Student/low income: $12 Advance ticket sales available. Call Traditions at 360-705-2819 The Sassafras Sisters are a trio of teenagers from Olympia, WA who play and sing old time music, honky tonk, old country, and more. Ruby, Annie, and Ellie play bass, guitar, and fiddle and sing in rich, …

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Jacqueline Tabor

Friday, June 197:30 PM, Tickets: $16.50, Student/low income: $12Advance ticket sales available. Call Traditions at 360-705-2819 Jacqueline Tabor, the award-winning Pacific Northwest vocalist, is both a student of music and one of its most sought-after Emerald City performers. Skills, of course, are honed, experience is earned, and Tabor has amassed a great deal of both …

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Palmer’s Gate

Friday, May 297:30 PM, Tickets: $16.50, Student/low income: $12Advance ticket sales available. Call Traditions at 360-705-2819 Palmer’s Gate was born out of musical friendships formed at jam sessions in the performer’s lounge at the Northwest Folklife Festival. The quartet blends a contemporary and traditional approach to Irish and Scottish tunes, including a bit of Quebecois. …

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Mary Flower

Thursday, May 147:30 PM, Tickets: $16.50, Student/low income: $12Advance ticket sales available. Call Traditions at 360-705-2819 Mary Flower’s immense finger picking guitar and lap-slide prowess is soulful and meter-perfect, a deft blend of the inventive, the dexterous and the mesmerizing. Her supple honey-and-whiskey voice provides the perfect melodic accompaniment to each song’s story. An internationally …

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The Blackberry Bushes

Sunday, March 296:30 PM, Tickets: $20, Student/low income: $15Advance ticket sales available. Call Traditions at 360-705-2819 Jes and Jakob are Joymakers. They have distilled 10 years of national touring into a sound that is both invigorating and haunting. Skillful flatpicking, clawhammer banjo, virtuosic fiddle and time polished harmonies inspire award winning songwriting with elements of bluegrass, old-time, jazz and …

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