Blues To Do is proud to continue co-presenting a series of acoustic blues shows in ia NOW award winning space! This ideal setting is now voted Best Live Music Venue on Beacon Hill! Garden House is just north of the light rail station at 2336 - 15th Avenue South. The Third Friday Acoustic Blues Concerts in May & June in partnership with ROCKiT Community Arts www.rockitspace.org Tickets are $12 per show/$15 at the door.
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More world-class acoustic blues is presented on the THIRD Friday of the month Friday, May 17th with MARK DUFRESNE and DAN NEWTON with AHMAD BAABAHAR opening in this beautiful and historic house on thriving Beacon Hill. MARK DUFRESNE has the respect of blues and music exprts around the world who nominated him for a Grammy and many more winning accolades have been awarded him for his amazing vocal strength and abilities PLUS his advanced harmonica chops. Mark Dufresne is a walking reference book for music history and in addition, his personal stories of meeting his heroes in music are always well told. His abilities immediately surround him with musicians of his high caliber, including Dan Newton on guitar, an unknown secret weapon Mark brings along for special gigs like this one. We bring Ahmad Baabahar from Port Townend to open this evening, a new name for many Northwest blues fans, however, he also knows his own musical history and can indeed connect the dots in both personal stories and song. This promises to be a fulfilling evening of story and song and good food.
Popular meals from area food establishments all under $10 will also be available. including: Inay's Kitchen (Filipino pan-Asian) & Travelers Thali House (Indian) & El Sabroso Taco Truck, plus beer & wine will be available at the shows. All shows start at 8pm, 7pm doors/dinner begins.
Garden House is a beautiful older house with classic wood floors and a large living room space featuring a nice upright piano and wonderful acoustics. It is surrounded by a big lawn and large trees on one side and a graceful set of stairs flowing from the house and opening up to more lawn and a beautiful garden surrounding the other side. It is accessible and has lots of parking behind from the alley and in front on 15th Avenue.
Garden House is owned by the Washington State Federated Garden Club, part of the world’s largest volunteer organization, and you can see part of their story in the black and white framed photos of the women lining the entry hall wall, with a great story behind it. ROCKiT Community Arts has offices upstairs and brings the Beacon Hill community together on a regular basis for folk music nights and more. Capacity is appx. 80 seats and all ages are welcome.