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Our Café stays open late on event nights

”We had dinner & live music.... ALL fantastic amidst a warm & cozy atmosphere & good humor. No more to say; what more could you want?”

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“Very good food and last night great entertainment put on by the Honeydrops. Place was packed. Really fun little shop there too!”

HO – from Yelp Reviews

January 2020
Grant Gordy and Ross Martin

Grant Gordy & Ross Martin with James Mason & Vince Brown

Grant Gordy and Ross Martin are two of acoustic music’s most forward-thinking virtuoso guitarists, both of whom have deep backgrounds in the American musical vernacular. The opening set will feature violinist James Mason with Olympia’s own Vince Brown on guitar. …
31 Jan
7:30 pm
$16.50, Students/low income: $12.50
February 2020
The Makedonians

The Makedonians – Saturday, February 1

The Makedonians, a community of musicians based in Tacoma, play the traditional music of the Balkans and Near East, inflected with a hint of American jazz. …
01 Feb
7:30 pm
$16.50, Students/low income: $12
Jim and Susie Malcolm

Jim and Susie Malcolm – Friday, February 7

Jim Malcolm, the ultimate Scots troubadour, returns to Traditions with a delightful surprise – his wife Susie, an award-winning traditional singer herself, will join him on our stage for a fine evening of traditional and original songs from Scotland. …
07 Feb
7:30 pm
$22, Students/low income: $15
Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe – Saturday, February 8

Join us for this wildly popular show starring Bradford Farwell (fresh from “Indecent” at Seattle Rep), as he brings Poe’s life and obsessions to New Traditions. Farwell recreates an 1849 literary salon with a little help from local poets Don Foran, Linda Strever and Cindy Weinberg. …
08 Feb
7:00 pm
$16.50, Students/low income: $12
Andrew Oliver and Jonathan Doyle

Andrew Oliver and Jonathan Doyle – Thursday, February 13

Pianist Andrew Oliver and clarinetist / saxophonist Jonathan Doyle present an evening of vintage jazz at Traditions. Both specialists in vintage jazz and roots music, Andrew and Jonathan will join forces for the first time, performing a variety of material from the 1920s and 30s. It will be an evening of stomps, blueses and swing from two unique stylists in the world of traditional jazz! …
13 Feb
7:30 pm
$16.50, Student/low income: $12
I Draw Slow

I Draw Slow – Friday, February 21

Captivating Americana from the Emerald Isle. Dublin, Ireland’s I Draw Slow has already won the adoration of fans in their home country and North America by combining American folk and Irish storytelling traditions with close-harmony vocals, intriguing instrumentation and compelling subject matter. …
21 Feb
7:30 pm
$20, Student/low income: $15
Dick Hensold and Patsy O’Brien

Dick Hensold and Patsy O’Brien – Sunday, February 23

Dick Hensold, a Northumbrian smallpiper, with Patsy O’Brien, a guitarist/vocalist from County Cork in Ireland, who used to tour as accompanist to uillean piper Paddy Keenan. An evening of songs and instrumentals, an eclectic traditional Celtic mixture of Scottish, Irish, Northumbrian and Cape Breton music. …
23 Feb
7:00 pm
$16.50, Students/low income: $12
Scott Cossu and Holly Reeves

The Scott Cossu Duo – Saturday, February 29

Scott Cossu, composer, pianist, and recording artist, will perform pieces from his new CD, Memories of Water and Light. Just released from Heart Dance Records, it has already had complimentary reviews and airplay. Scott’s cellist, Holly Reeves, who recorded with him on this new album, will be joining Scott. Holly is the principal cellist of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra. …
29 Feb
7:30 pm
$16.50, Students/low income: $12
March 2020
Corey Harris

Corey Harris – Saturday, March 14

Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. …
14 Mar
7:30 am
$16.50, Students/low income: $12
Todalo Shakers

Todalo Shakers – Friday, March 20

What do five veteran performers of blues, jug band, jazz and old time music do for fun? Why, form a band and wail on their favorite 1920s party music! The Todalo Shakers specialize in vintage jug band party  blues, rags and stomps which sound like they are lifted right out of 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee. Complex and soulful vocal arrangements create rich and funky harmonies, and a great feeling of camaraderie. …
20 Mar
7:30 pm
$20, Student/low income: $12
Baby Gramps

Baby Gramps – Saturday, March 21

“He is the living embodiment of everything wonderful in the last hundred years of American Music…” –James Marshall, East Village Eye …
21 Mar
7:30 pm
$16.50, Students/low income: $12
Pearl Django

Pearl Django – March 27

With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions. …
27 Mar
7:30 pm
$22, Student/low income: $15
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