KBCS 91.3 and the Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcome singer/songwriter, rapper, bassist and all-around creative genius Meshell Ndegeocello for four nights and six shows, touring in support of her new release Ventriloquism. Show times Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Show times Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm Thursday and 5:30pm Friday – Sunday.
No More Water | The Fire Next Time: The Gospel According to James Baldwin, the next evolution of Meshell Ndegeocello’s 2016 WaterWorks world premiere Can I Get A Witness: The Gospel of James Baldwin, pays homage to James Baldwin by creating a shared space for reflection, conversation and social change. Meshell’s transformative music and collaborative spirit ignites this genre-bending performance: a church service, a concert, a celebration, a testimonial, a call to action.
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This will be a great event that is happening at Ambers. In the heart of Belltown.
Every Friday Night……We are bringing in a touch of Jazz/R&B/Funk Music Open Mic with a Live Band. Featuring: Andra Green and the Solution (Thomas McElroy on Guitar, Medearis Dixson on Sax, Rufus Yarborough on Bass and D Wester on Drums). And Andra Green on Keys. There will be special guests on stage for your enjoyment.
Get there early to get front row seat. Ambers has great food and special drinks as well!!!
We are giving away a lot of prizes and there is no cover charge. So come and get your raffle tickets and enjoy….Come and book your birthday parties and celebrate as well…It’s FREE! FREE! FREE!! There is no cover charge at all!
STG Presents JB Smoove at The Moore Theatre on Friday, March 1, 2019.
Reserved Seating on Main Floor & in First Balcony
General Admission Seating in Second Balcony
All Ages / Bar with I.D.
Tickets are $27.00 – $37.00 (not including fees).
On sale Friday, September 14th at 10 am
Born in Plymouth, North Carolina and raised in Mount Vernon, NY, Smoove is a gifted writer, comedian and actor, who continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his unique brand of comedic funk. His breakout role on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as Leon has firmly planted him as one of the best comedic actors today.
He began his career in 1999, when he moved to Los Angeles and landed a recurring role on MTV’s “The Lyricist Lounge Show,” as well as featured guest spots on “The Chris Rock Show” and “Premium Blend.” This led to his first big feature film, where he narrated and starred in the cult classic “Pootie Tang,” reuniting with Rock. Smoove subsequently followed this up with a co-starring role opposite Adam Sandler in “Mr. Deeds.”
After a season as a cast member on the sketch comedy program “Cedric the Entertainer Presents,” Smoove moved back to New York City where he landed a writing position on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” He later was a recipient of the 2007 Writers Guild award for “Best Comedy/Variety Series” for his work on the show.
In the standup and acting worlds, Smoove has been featured on “Tough Crowd,” “Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza,” “Saturday Night Live” sketches and recurring spots on “Late Night with Conan O’ Brien,” “Everybody Hates Chris,”“’Til Death,” “Bent,” and “The Real Husbands of Hollywood.” Recently, he was seen as host of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” the Comedy Central standup series, “Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus,” and shot his own one-hour stand-up special, “How I Dooz It” for the cable channel. Smoove also hosted the 2012 CLIO Awards, which celebrates the world’s best commercials on NBC. He co-starred in the CBS comedy “The Millers” and is launching season three of his show “Four Courses with JB Smoove” on the MSG Network.
On the big screen, he appeared in “Date Night” with Steve Carell and Tina Fey and the Farrelly Brothers directed comedy, “Hall Pass,” as well as “The Sitter” with Jonah Hill, “We Bought a Zoo” featuring Matt Damon and “The Dictator” opposite Sacha Baron Cohen. Most recently, he appeared in Chris Rock’s movie, “Top Five.”
Smoove’s unique comedic voice has also been put to good use in animation where he did a voiceover for a role in both “Ice Age 4” and “The Smurfs 2”.
Smoove’s talents extend to other areas in the entertainment business. He has a development deal to create his own series in partnership with director Shawn Levy, whom he met and worked with on “Date Night.” He also expanded his comedy empire with the launch of “The Ruckus”, a comedy-based website focused on original and branded comedy content.
Smoove is a car enthusiast, loves pool, is an avid sports fan and a proud supporter of the Mt. Vernon Boys and Girls Club. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and teenage daughter.
DJ Dave Paul is returning to Seattle for a funky and unforgettable set that pays tribute to the golden era of rap. Paul, who’s been spinning records since 1984, is the founder of The Bomb Hip-Hop Magazine and its offshoot record label, Bomb Hip-Hop Records. On this night he rocks the house with hip-hop tracks from 1979 to 1999.
412 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Yo! I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be hopping off the road again for the holidays and a dope ass night of comedy in Tacoma for one night, on Thursday, December 27th.
I’ll be hosting and our headliner, will be none other than YouTube sensation, James “JayMac” MacCowan aka BloodCuz! He’s a super funny favorite of ours and everybody that comes out will surely have a great time!
All of the shows this year have sold out days before the show… be sure not to procrastinate on getting your tickets for this one. You can get your tickets online or from a member of Team Nate. I’m looking forward to seeing you at the show!
– Nate Jackson
Yo! I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be hopping off the road from this 80-city college tour to bring the 8th Annual Super Funny Thanksgiving Weekend Comedy Show live and direct to Tacoma.
It’s going down Saturday, November 24th!! We have two incredible national headliners performing live in Tacoma, WA! Tacarra Williams, from Comedy Central presents Kevin Hart’s Next Level Comedy Special and Kevin Tate, from HBO All Def Comedy Jam. They will have y’all in stitches laughing! So, round up the homies and pull up!
It’s going to be a bomb ass show! So click the blue button below and get your tickets today! If you need to set up a meet-up for physical tickets… Simply Reply… and let me know. Come get your laugh on, let off some stress, and have a fun night out with your friends, family, and/ or loved ones.
Also, last thing… tickets have already been on sale for 5 days now and they are moving fast. So if that’s you… Reply, and lets get you all set up!
Four years ago Damien Escobar was a shell of himself. Humbled by homelessness and depression, Damien had to fight through his fear of failure and reemerge as a confident, positive, thriving artist. Today he has arrived. An unprecedented story of triumph, Damien Escobar can look back at his days playing the violin for change on the subway platforms of New York to playing for Presidents in the White House. Unpretentious yet confident, Damien makes no secret of the determination necessary to gain the recognition he has obtained while becoming one of the few commercially successful mainstream violinist. Damien Escobar is a musical pioneer dominating an industry that’s ready for change. The future of the music industry rests in his hands – and he’s ready.
Damien will perform 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets and Information 425.275.9595 or http://www.ec4arts.org
Seattle Center hosts eight post-Labor ethnic cultural festivals, part of the Seattle Center Festál series, starting with the Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festal, Sunday Sept. 9 and wrapping up the 2018 series with Hmong New Year Celebration the first Saturday in November.
Here are fall festival information and highlights:
Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof, attracts enthusiastic crowds with Hawaiian spirit, live music, island BBQ and musubi offerings and creative hands-on learnings. Big island band Ho’aikāne headlines a schedule of live Hawaiian music in its multitude of traditions and influences. Seattlelivealohafestival.com.
Seattle Fiestas Patrias, 12 p.m.–11 p.m., Saturday and 12 p.m.–6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15-16, Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, observes Latin American independence with live music and dance, children’s and wellness activities and Latin foods in ways that remind us all of the indomitable spirit of freedom. In keeping with the 2018 festival theme, Without Barriers, producer Sea Mar Community Health Centers will present an exhibition of 62 posters that draw attention to immigrants in the world, developed in partnership with the Mexican National Commission on Human Rights. Seattlefiestaspatrias.org.
The Italian Festival, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday and 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29-30, Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, underscores the culture’s influences, achievements and culinary expression in our region. Highlights include: The Swingle Kings live from Perugia, Italy in their first American appearance; celebrity chef Marco Sciortino headlining a lineup of Italian cooking demonstrations; Opera for Kids, four, free 30-minute performances of an interactive version of the beloved opera classic “Hansel & Gretel“; a grape stomping competition and the ever-popular – and expanded – Food Court & Vendor Market. Festaseattle.com.
CroatiaFest, 12 p.m.–6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, Armory, calls attention to the rich heritage of Croatia and its cultural presence in our region. Continuous traditional music and dance performances, children’s activities and multiple food vendors provide for a colorful and entertaining afternoon. One of the top Croatia bands in this country, Tamburaski Orkestar Ponoc, (known also as Ponoc Tamburitza Orchestra), travels from Pittsburgh, Penn. to debut at the festival using the Croatian national instrument, the tamburitza, a lute-like family of instruments key to traditional folk dancing, singing and celebration. Croatiafest.org.
Turkfest, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, Armory and Fisher Rooftop, marks the extraordinary arts and expression of a culture infused with eastern and western influences. The theme this year is A land of Wonders, Turkey. Group Truva, a leading Turkish folk music band from Vancouver BC, will perform and then participate in a Q&A session. Turkfest.org.
Diwali: Lights of India, 12 p.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 in the Armory, celebrates light over darkness, good over evil and the place Indian cultures in our region. The colorful festival features classical Odissi, Bharatanatyam and Kathak dances, a mandala decorative arrangement, henna tattooing and Indian vegetarian food for sale. Renowned South Indian classical musician, Master Violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan & Ensemble, are featured in a performance of Indian contemporary music. Facebook.com/vccfestivals.
Dia de Muertos – A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday and 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27-28 in the Armory, keeps deeply spiritual traditions alive with elaborate community altars, face painting, sugar skulls making, processions and holiday foods including the sweet bread of the dead. Diademuertosenseattle.org.
Hmong New Year Celebration, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 in the Armory, preserves ancient Southeast Asian highland cultures with this multigenerational harvest festival featuring traditional holiday activities including ball-tossing, flower cloth making, live performances and Hmong food. Touly Vangku, one of the first Hmong artists to produce a music album in the United States following the Secret War of the 1980s when many Hmong families settled in this country, whose passion for music inspires and touches many in the Hmong community, will perform and host a session on the preservation of the Hmong language and the place of youth in Hmong performing arts. Hmongofwa.org.
The Festál series brings to light the culturally rich communities who shape the character of our region. Some festivals were formed in response to war or ethnic displacement and others to unite their communities, educate the public and dispel stereotypes. For many of them, Seattle Center serves as a central place, where they can share their culture and build community through live music, dance, visual exploration, literature, film, workshops, demonstrations and hands-on learning and play for kids and adults. The festivals also feature authentic foods for purchase and ethnic marketplaces.
Seattle Center Festál is a public program presented by community organizations in partnership with Seattle Center. Admission is free-of-charge. For more information on this collection of ethnic cultural events and other Seattle Center public programming, visit Seattlecenter.com or call 206-684-7200.
About Seattle Center Festál
This illuminating series of 23 ethnic cultural festivals on weekends throughout the year seeks to connect people in ways that build understanding, dispel stereotypes and generate pride among the generations who participate in these shared experiences. Seattle Center Festál is produced with the generous support of KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, Coca-Cola, Alaska Airlines, T-Mobile, 4Culture, the City of Seattle and Seattle Center Foundation.
Friends of Waterfront Seattle has announced its 2018 waterfront summer event lineup, featuring free live music, performance, and sports for all ages. Family-friendly performances occur every Saturday and Sunday from July 7 through September 2 at Hot Spot, the event stage on Pier 58, located at 1401 Alaskan Way.
Awesome local bands kick off the Hot Spot season with the third annual KEXP Rocks the Dock concert hosted by KEXP 90.3, Seattle’s non-commercial independent radio station that produces an award-winning, innovative blend of music for a worldwide audience.
Live music by Stas Thee Boss and Nappy Nina, Misundvrstood & Gypsy Temple, Breaks and Swells, and DJ & Emcee OCNotes Summer make up the season kickoff Saturday, July 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Other weekend events include reggae and surf music, soccer and music with the Seattle Sounders FC Rave Foundation at the Soccer Octagon, site-specific dance performances, K-Pop music and dance, a hip hop tournament-style competition, Blues music, Central and South American music, dance parties and competitive dance battles, and the Americana Festival. For details on the full Hot Spot schedule of waterfront events this summer, visit www.friendsofwaterfrontseattle.org/events.
Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the City of Seattle’s nonprofit partner helping to build the park and ensure its lasting success. Following the public-benefit partnership model, we educate the public about the park and its benefits, raise philanthropic funds to build the park, and will partner with the City to manage and program the park long-term. Our goal is to make the central waterfront a public mixing ground where all communities can share cultural, recreational, and civic experiences in a beautiful environment. Waterfront Seattle / Friends is a founding member of the High Line Network, a movement in cities across the world to reclaim underutilized infrastructure and reimagine it as public space. Explore the future park at our project showroom, Waterfront Space, located at 1400 Western Avenue in Seattle, and open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.