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Friday, October 26

Bill Staines

BillThe legendary songwriter and performer returns to Traditions for another great evening of songs and music. "Bill Staines has been my hero since 1977. He carries on where Woody left off-carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew." Nanci Griffith

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

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Friday, November 9

Heartsparkle Players

Playback TheaterStories of Courage and Transformation. This month we collaborate with Enterprise for Equity. They ensure that people with limited-incomes in the South Puget Sound region have access to training, technical assistance, support, and credit to start and sustain small businesses. These services are provided with the belief that people can and do transform their lives as they bring their strengths, initiative, and dreams to their entrepreneurial efforts. Enterprise for Equity (E4E) has been helping people with low incomes start and sustain small businesses in the South Puget Sound since 1999. During this period, Enterprise for Equity has launched over 380 businesses that are up and running today in the region. Aside from their business programs, E4E also offers free financial education classes and a Dependable Strengths program to the whole community in order to increase financial literacy and personal development. Their services reach individuals in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Pacific, Jefferson, and Grays Harbor counties. Visit the website.

7:30 PM, Donation $7 - $12 (no one turned away)

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Friday, November 16

Cosy Sheridan

CosyCosy Sheridan has been called "one of the era's finest and most thoughtful singer-songwriters." She first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won both the Kerrville Folk Festival's NewFolk Award and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest, then released her critically-acclaimed debut CD Quietly Led on Waterbug Records. She has released nine CDs, her music is featured in the Robert Fulghum multi-media novel The Third Wish and she tours consistently throughout the US. Her concerts are wide-ranging explorations of modern mythology (meet Hades the Biker), love songs for adults, contemporary philosophy for the thoughtfully-minded and her signature parody on aging and women. Throughout this journey, her lyrical dexterity is backed by her distinctive, percussive bluesy-gospel guitar style.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

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Saturday, November 17

The Righteous Mothers

The Righteous MothersA Traditions favorite that we always look forward to presenting. The Righteous Mothers are four funny, philosophical female folk-rock musicians who have been one of the Northwest's foremost musical performing groups for nearly four decades. They whip their audience into a frenzy with zany original music, witty theatrics, and mind-boggling, intricate vocal harmonies. The Righteous Mothers grab hearts and funny bones with songs about ice cream, labor pains, annoying dreams and Supreme Court decisions. They surprise and delight young and old, gay and straight, male and female with their quirky humor and open hearts. Visit the website.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $20, Student/low income: $15

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Saturday, December 1

Dana Lyons

Dana and AnneThis is an annual December event with Dana. He is the singer/songwriter best known for his outrageous hit comedy songs Cows With Guns, RV and Ride The Lawn. "Every movement has its minstrel. The unions had Woody Guthrie. The peace movement had Phil Ochs. The environmental movement has Dana Lyons". Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Note that this concert will start at 7PM!

7:00 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

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Saturday, December 15

Bryan Bowers

BryanBryan visits us each December and provides us the opportunity to listen, to sing, and to laugh as the stories roll out from this long-standing and widely-lauded performer. His virtuosity on autoharp and rousing vocals take him all over the country.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

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Friday, December 21

Tingstad & Rumbel

Tingstad & RumbleWe welcome back Grammy-award winning musicians Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel for two holiday shows. Since 1984 Eric and Nancy have been combining their considerable talents into a musical duo that has produced numerous recordings, legions of fans, and anticipation for each live show. Eric evolved from electric rock guitar to an interest in classical and jazz to solo performing of his original 'impressionistic' compositions. Nancy took her interest in wind instruments, oboe and ocarinas to play with the Paul Winter Consort and then to this duo, which has toured throughout the country. Visit the website.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $25, Student/low income: $20

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Saturday, December 22

Tingstad & Rumbel

Tingstad & RumbleWe welcome back Grammy-award winning musicians Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel for two holiday shows. Since 1984 Eric and Nancy have been combining their considerable talents into a musical duo that has produced numerous recordings, legions of fans, and anticipation for each live show. Eric evolved from electric rock guitar to an interest in classical and jazz to solo performing of his original 'impressionistic' compositions. Nancy took her interest in wind instruments, oboe and ocarinas to play with the Paul Winter Consort and then to this duo, which has toured throughout the country. Visit the website.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $25, Student/low income: $20

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Saturday, December 29

Jim Page & Orville Johnson

Jim & OrvilleJim Page is a long-time Northwest favorite. "Jim's been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bringing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. In the tradition of Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I'm a longtime admirer." - Bonnie Raitt

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

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300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501
360-705-2819
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