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Luke Wade w/ Tommy Simmons

Genre: Singer-songwriter

Luke was a semi-finalist on the currently airing season of THE VOICE. Luke has an incredibly soulful voice. All Four judges Immediately turned their chairs.   Adam Levine declared him "quite possibly the best voice in the competition," and ultimately Luke chose Pharrell Williams as his coach.  He slayed the competition last week in the battle rounds, and his performance this coming Monday is quite the Knockout.  This boy is going to go far.  Growing up on Hurt Street in a sultry little Texas town might seem an auspicious beginning for a soul singer. But for Dublin’s Luke Wade, it’s hard to imagine that it would be anything short of destiny.

Born of extraordinary artists and self-described ‘Hippies’, Luke is the product of a home that truly cultivated creativity. The youngest of four children, his music is the modern manifestation of the introspective and enlightened notions instilled by his parents. Bob and Wanda spawned a self- awareness that makes Luke’s music inherently reflective, without need of gimmick or novelty. His insightful and thoughtful lyrics make it easy to imagine that if Hurt Street were located in some distant galaxy, this is still the music he would create.

An unlikely series of childhood ailments provided Luke with an early sense of perspective that many never find even as adults. A bout of spinal meningitis proved almost fatal, a paintball accident left him blind in one eye and some years later a severe heatstroke left him struggling to overcome temporary brain damage and amnesia. And though these experiences inevitably influence his music, it is not in the fatalistic way you might expect. While his songs may have that soulful ‘written on the porch because the house was too damned hot’ feel, the end result is a style that feels ever hopeful.

It is but a few times in a generation that an artist comes along with the potential to reflect so honestly the human condition. Such a calling requires a humility and self-awareness that seldom find an artist until late in his career, when he’s turned the corner from idealistic to philosophical. Often young singer-songwriters aspire to draw a picture with words, a melodic expression of the visual, hoping to capture a single meaningful moment in time. Luke aspires to capture our journey through it - and his sophomore album, “The River”, speaks to a brilliant departure on that journey.

The spring release of “The River” and a swell of media coverage have prompted renewed comparison to the likes of Ray LaMontagne. Each stylistically unique, Luke surrounds himself with exceptional musicians and remains keenly aware as to his place in the musical equation. His incomparable musicality requires more of the accompaniment than just support of the lyric, he allows it to build a distinctive setting in which to tell his story. When performing with his full band, Luke’s boisterous horn section and soulful voice are the perfect paring of audacity and nuance.

Luke’s writing is always honest and never self-indulgent, creating music that feels as much a part of the listener as the artist. His ‘damaged in transport but absolutely delivered’ charm has endeared him to his audience and encouraged a rabid following wherever he performs. Instinctively, Luke seems to realize that his success is always secondary to the song, resulting in a refreshing vulnerability that you couldn’t touch with a ten foot pole.

Music is at once frivolous and necessary. That rare artist willing to embrace this idea will become timeless, making the music that comes to describe generations and cultures, not simply as historical narrative, but as a conscious identity by which we willingly choose to define ourselves in real time. Meet Luke Wade.

Mackapalooza 3

Genre: Blues , Funk , R&B , Soul

Charles Mack, former bassist for Lucky Peterson and Grammy Award winner James Cotton, Charles Mack has shared the stage with a number of accomplished artists in a variety of genres ; alternative rock group Inflatable Soule, rap group Cypress Hill, blues,R&B and jazz artists Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, Marcus Miller, Otis Taylor, Shemekia Copeland, Otis Rush,Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Bernard Allison, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Johnson, Kenny Neal and numerous Jazz ensembles.

By fusing an amazing blend of music and experience over his career Charles brings an incredible and unique presence to every performance. You will experience a multitude of feelings and emotions all while sitting back and enjoying the ride through a mixture of soul, funk, blues, rock, R&B and folk that will leave you satisfied but clamoring for more all at the same time!Type your paragraph here.


Genre: Cumbia , Brazilian , World

  1. Wednesday, June 24 8:30 PM (21+)

Maracujá plays music of Latin America drawing from its roots to find their own sound.  From Brasil and its street sambas and gentle bossa novas to Cuba and its African rhythms of son, guajira, mambo, and bolero.  ….and all places in between.  Music for a mood or music to move to.

Marty Balin (of Jefferson Airplane)

Genre: Everything , Rock

  1. Saturday, June 13 8:00 PM (All ages)

“Marty was the one who started the San Francisco scene”, says Bill Thompson, Balin’s roommate back in the mid-’60s and former manager of both the Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. “Back in those days Marty was quite the businessman” said Paul Kantner. “He was the leader of the band on that level. He was the one who pushed us to do all the business stuff, orchestrating, thinking ahead, looking for managers and club opportunities. He was very good at it”. The Jefferson Airplane, initially a folk-rock venture, came to epitomize the psychedelic scene, scoring a gold record with their 1967 second album, Surrealistic Pillow. Balin’s soulful tenor proved a pivotal element of their sound. He also wrote key compositions including “It’s No Secret” “Today,” “Comin’ Back To Me” “Plastic Fantastic Lover” “Share a Little Joke,” and “Volunteers.”

“In my formative rock days, Bill Graham was my manager, and you couldn’t have a better teacher.” – Marty Balin At the end of 1978, after contributing several major hits including “Miracles,” “With Your Love,” “Count on Me,” and “Runaway” with Jefferson Starship, Marty left the band. In 1981, he released his first solo album, Balin, featuring two Top 40 hits. “Hearts” and “Atlanta Lady.” This was followed in 1983 by a second solo album. Lucky, along with a Japanese-only EP called “There’s No Shoulder.” After touring the world, Marty came home to San Francisco in 1984. 1989 a reunion album and tour with Jefferson Airplane followed. The people who saw the live shows saw the real Airplane. We did not let down the legend.”

Meklit Hadero

Genre: Singer-songwriter

  1. Saturday, June 27 8:00 PM (All ages)

If Joni Mitchell were East African, sang duets with Norah Jones and met Nina Simone for tea in San Francisco, it just might remind you of MEKLIT. Born in Ethiopia, based in San Francisco for the past nine years, singer/composer/cultural activist Meklit became a sensation with the release of her debut “On a Day Like This ” in April 2010. An enchanting album featuring luminous, original songs, and some traditional Amharic music as well. It got rave reviews across the board. NPR called Hadero’s sound, “a unique blend of jazz, Ethiopia, the San Francisco art scene and visceral poetry ; it paints pictures in your head as you listen.”  PBS said “You’ll hear hints of Billie Holliday, Tracy Chapman and Joni Mitchell in her music but Hadero is her own unique creation.” And the San Francisco Chronicle called Meklit ” artistic giant in the early stages. She is stunning.”

Michael Owcharuk Quartet

Genre: Jazz

  1. Wednesday, June 17 8:30 PM (21+)

Michael Owcharuk is a composer, pianist, accordionist, and educator living and working in Seattle, WA. His great love of the wide world of music compels him to work in many genres, including but not limited to: jazz, new music, modern chamber and orchestral music, classical, Slavic folk, rock, pop and music for dance, theater and film.

Michael co-directs the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble, leads the Michael Owcharuk Trio, and is a member of Beth Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble and Crystal Beth and the Boom Boom Band.  In addition he is a ballet accompanist at Belltown Ballet Studio and works as a sideman/pianist/accompanist collaborating with a diverse range of artists.

He holds a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts and has received support for his music from 4Culture, The Seattle Mayors Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Jack Straw Productions.

Michael and his music have been featured on/by: NPR, KEXP, KBCS, Seattle International Film Festival, Bumbershoot, Earshot Jazz, 14/48 The World’s Quickest Theater Festival, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the Bushwick Bookclub Seattle, Karin Stevens Dance, and by many other venues and organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

“Michael Owcharuk is a very talented and entertaining pianist who has collaborated with almost all of the leading figures in our productive and accomplished jazz scene. His play has an experimental edge coupled with a strong sense of swing…you can expect to hear jazz mastery.”

- 2014 – Charles Mudede, The Stranger.

Michaela Anne (Brooklyn, NY)

Genre: Americana , Country Rock , Roots Rock

“Her lovely new record, 'Ease My Mind', full of plain-spoken songs of romantic regret and small-town longing written by her and sung in a sweet voice.” -

"Stunningly introspective.” -

"Austin 100" - top bands at SXSW 2014 - NPR 

Nearly Dan

Genre: Jazz

  1. Friday, May 29 7:00 PM (All ages)

Based in Seattle Washington, Nearly Dan is made up of 12 national musicians who share a distinctive passion for the music of Steely Dan —revered for inventive music-making, jazz-infected lush harmonies and their own lyrical color.

The individual Nearly Dan members come from across genres—from rock, R&B and country to fusion, swing and jazz—and have received training at institutions from Berklee College of Music in Boston, to University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Endorsed by the company they keep, this group’s musicians have performed with greats such as Ray Charles, George Benson, Diane Schuur, Lou Rawls, Basia, Huey Lewis, Tower Of Power, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Tito Puente, Natalie Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Gladys Knight, Julio Iglesias, and Roberta Flack. Perhaps the best part of this band is that it doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Anyone who knows the music of Steely Dan, also knows that only fabulous musicians can pull it off!

Nellie McKay w/ Ben Ballinger

Genre: Singer-songwriter

Nellie McKay has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed onscreen in the film PS I Love You, as well as writing original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It and contributing to the New York Times Book Review.  Her music has also been heard on the TV shows Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Privileged and Nurse Jackie, and Nellie has appeared on numerous TV shows including Late Show with David Letterman (with the Brooklyn Philharmonic), The View, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live with Regis & Kelly and CBS Saturday Morning.  In 2010, the Chase Brock Experience produced a ballet of her third album, Obligatory Villagers, while Nellie recently finished contributing to the soundtrack for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.  Home Sweet Mobile Home is McKay’s latest album of all-original material and features the musical wanderlust, lyrical playfulness and unique point of view that has characterized her music since her breakthrough debut Get Away From Me.

A recipient of The Humane Society’s Doris Day Music Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is known as an outspoken and fierce advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals.

This spring, Nellie premiered her latest project, “I Want to Live!” the “brilliant, zany film-noir musical biography” (New York Times) of Barbara Graham, the third woman to die in the gas chamber at San Quentin, “McKay’s virtually unlimited gifts as a singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, ukulele player, mimic, satirist and comedian into a show that is much deeper than its surface might suggest…In the most lighthearted way they evoke a heartless environment of social injustice in which people who fall through the cracks are invisible to everyone else” (New York Times).

Nightcap at The Triple Door: L’Edition Noire

Genre: Burlesque , Cabaret , Dance

An explosion of never-before seen works of dance and burlesque starring Perle Noire and House of Verlaine.

This edition of Lily Verlaine’s long-running Nightcap series features the debut of House of Verlaine: An Exquisite Assemblage of Daring Classical Artists.  The company will push the boundaries of burlesque and ballet by bringing to life the hedonistic classical fantasias that live in the mind of artistic director Lily Verlaine.  The company is graced by of some of Seattle’s most accomplished and exciting classical dancers, including Tory Peil, Lara Seefeldt and Thomas Phelan of Whim W’Him, Shadou Mintrone and Davione Gordon of Spectrum Dance Theater, Marissa Quimby and Natascha Greenwalt of Coriolis Dance and Sylvain Boulet  (also known as the fabulous Paris Original.) 

This performance features risqué variations on classical ballet, including Afternoon of a Faun, Tales From the Vienna Woods and Gaîte Parisienne.  The evening also features the revival of Lily’s critically-acclaimed L’Histoire de Melody Nelson, “A spectacle that must be seen to be believed”-Burlesque Saattle Press

The company is joined by Perle Noire who will be debuting two new pieces. Perle's unique and dynamic style has earned her a spot with Dita Von Teese’s Strip Strip Hooray Tour and numerous awards from the Burlesque Hall of Fame which include, Best Debut Performer (2008), 2nd Runner-Up Overall Performance (2009) and Most Dazzling Performer (2012). Perle was crowned the first ever Queen of Burlesque at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2009. She also landed the #2 spot in the Top 50 Burlesque Performers Worldwide list in 2015. With a combination of glamour, seductive choreography, and stage presence, she receives a standing ovation whenever and wherever she performs.  She is, " The Mahogany Queen of Burlesque”.

Don’t miss this one-night only opportunity to witness burlesque at its most elevated and ballet at its most audacious.

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