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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013

Mark Riley Trio, DJ Atom Ant, Bob Alek Band, Empire Rocket Machine and others ...

Empire Rocket Machine performs August 18 at Harmon Brewery and Eatery in Tacoma. /Courtesy of Facebook

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  • Charlie's Restaurant. Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC.


  • Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Tacoma - Northend. August Blues Birthday Bash, with Jimmy Vivino, The Mark Riley Trio, Paul Green. All Ages. 5 pm. NC.
  • 2 Mile House. Olympia. Blues Bentley Band Sunday Jam. Great Chicago and Texas fried Blues Jam, Hosted by the Blues Bentley Band. All musicians are welcome! 5pm to 8pm. free.
  • Dawson's Bar and Grill. Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm.
  • Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Tacoma - Northend. Blues Vespers Birthday Bash Benefit. Immanuel pastor and the originator of Blues Vespers Rev. Dave Brown turns 65 on August 18th. He decided to celebrate by bringing people together for great music, food and to raise money for Immanuel's musician's medical relief fund and the Walter Lowrie Speaker Series. Jimmy Vivino is the featured artist. He will perform with the Mark Riley Trio, Paul Green and B-3 master Buck England. Formerly from New York City and now from Burbank guitarist, vocalist Jimmy Vivino has just released the highly acclaimed recording of a live performance at Levon Helm's Woodstock barn, Jimmy Vivino and the Black Italians: 13 live. He is best known for his role as the Music Director on the TBS late night show "CONAN." Vivino has been a consistent element in O'Brien's late night career, starting with the first episode of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" in September 1993. In June of 2008 Vivino moved from New York to Los Angeles and worked as Music Director/guitarist/arranger on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," "The Legally Prohibited from Being on Television Tour" and currently leads "Jimmy Vivino and The Basic Cable Band" on "CONAN." When not appearing weeknights on TBS, Vivino divides his time between recording sessions and live gigs throughout the country. In addition to his solo work, Vivino plays with the successful Beatles tribute band "The Fab Faux." Vivino has also recorded and played live with such legends as Johnnie Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm and Al Kooper. Earlier in his career Jimmy got his start producing playing and arranging for such artists as Phoebe Snow, Laura Nyro, John Sebastian and Donald Fagen. The Immanuel Musician'sRelief Fund is used to help musicians without adequate insurance with their health related expenses. The Walter Lowrie Speaker's Series brings national and international speakers to. Tacoma to promote public conversation and engage our community with new ideas. Award winning Blues Vespers is a Blues concert with poetry and a reflection by Rev. Dave Brown. Blues Vespers is at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N J Street in North. Tacoma. After the music there will be a fundraiser meal prepared by The Imagined Table (suggested donation $10) . Reservations are encouraged (253-627-8371). All Ages. 5 pm. free.
  • The Spar. Tacoma - Old Town. Karen Lovely Band. 7 pm. NC.
  • The Spot Tavern, 4224 E Valley Rd Renton, WA 98055. MoJo & Chicago Blues Jam. 6-9 pm.
  • City Hall Saloon and Eatery. Enumclaw, WA 98022-9603. Rockin' Blues Jam Session. Hosted by Max Renshaw. 6 pm.
  • Red Dog - Port Orchard. Steve Cooley & The Dangerfields Blues Jam. 7 pm.
  • Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill. Spanaway. Sunday Blues Jam Night. Hosted by Remedy. 7-10 pm.


  • Flying Boots Restaurant & Spur Room. Tacoma - Central. Barstool Bingo. 7 pm. NC.
  • Denny's Legends Lounge. Lakewood. Sunday Night Showcase. Comedy/karaoke followed by open mic karaoke. 8 pm. NC.
  • Tacoma Comedy Club. Tacoma - Downtown. Tacomedy Contest. 8 pm. $15.
  • Meconi's. Tacoma Pub & Eatery, 709 Pacific Avenue. Tacoma, WA 98402. Trivia Night hosted by Rev. Colin with prizes and giveaways. 8 pm.


  • Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art. Olympia - Downtown. A Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Jam. All Ages. 2 pm. NC.
  • The New Frontier Lounge. Tacoma - Dome District. Bluegrass Sundays. 4 pm.
  • O'Callahan's Pub & Grill. Key Peninsula. Mike Warren Country Family Jam. 4 pm. NC.


  • Lady Luck's Cowgirl Up Steakhouse and Saloon. Tacoma - Parkland. DJ Atom Ant country music. 9 pm.
  • Jake's on 4th. Olympia - Downtown. DJ Glitterballs. 10 pm. NC.
  • Latitude 84. Tacoma - South. DJ Jacob. Hip-hop, R&B, Top 40, dance. 9 pm.
  • The Brotherhood Lounge. Olympia - Downtown. DJ James. Punk, garage, soul and more. 10 pm-1 am. NC.
  • New World VIP Lounge. Lakewood. DJ Top 40. 9 pm.
  • The Junction Sports Bar and Grill. Lewis County. DJ dance party. 9 pm.
  • Jake's on 4th. Olympia - Downtown. Playlist Dance Night queer-friendly. 9 pm.
  • Urban Onion Restaurant and Lounge. Olympia - Downtown. Swing Dance Night, with DJ. 7 pm lesson, 8 pm music. $7.
  • O'Malley's Irish Pub. Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Vintage Vinyl, with Joelson. 9 pm.


  • Muckleshoot Indian Casino Auburn. Bob Alek Band. 2 pm. NC.
  • El Gaucho. Tacoma - Downtown. Juan Perez piano Lounge. Nordstrom's piano player in the house. 5:30-9:30 pm. NC.
  • Olive Branch. Tacoma. Tasty Jazz. Jazz guitarist Michelle Beaudry performs solo in front of the fireplace. All Ages. 2-4 pm. NC.
  • Olympia Farmers Market. Olympia - Downtown. The Intrusions. All Ages. 11 am. NC.
  • Vince's Italian Restaurant Federal Way. Virginia & Friends. 6 pm. NC.


  • The Mix. Tacoma - Downtown. Gay-friendly karaoke. 9 pm. NC.
  • Gloria's Bar & Grill. Tacoma - Eastside. Karaoke. 9 pm. NC.
  • Dave's of Milton. Milton. Karaoke. 9 pm or after comedy.
  • Bob's Java Jive. Tacoma - Central. Karaoke, hosted by Nikki. 8 pm. NC.
  • China Clipper Club Cafe. Olympia - Downtown. Late Night Karaoke. 9 pm. NC.
  • Rock the Dock Pub & Grill. Tacoma - Downtown. Service Industry Night. Lena with Songbird Karaoke hosts. Cheap drinks, awesome staff, games, contests, and giveaways. 9 pm. No Cover.


  • Lakewood Pub & Grill. Lakewood. Open Mic. 9 pm.
  • Hi-Fidelity Lounge Bremerton, WA 98312. Open Mic Sundays. 8 pm. NC.
  • Steilacoom Pub and Grill. Steilacoom. Sunday open mic with Jeanlizabeth. 8 pm. NC.


  • Harmon Brewery and Eatery. Tacoma - Downtown. Empire Rocket Machine, Bodybox, Alex's Hand. 9 pm.
  • Milton City - Milton. Milton Days, featuring Flashback, Danelle Hayes, Motown Cowboys, Rock N Roll Magic, Hypnotist Ron Stubbs, Band Unloaded, Rock Bot, Warren Brothers, Jerry Miller. All Ages. 1 pm. NC.
  • The Swiss. Tacoma - Downtown. Puget Sound Music For Youth Association Performance. All Ages. 2 pm.


  • Emerald Queen Casino. Tacoma - Eastside. Stars Of Vietnam. 8:30 pm. NC.
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