Watershed Festival, the Northwest’s biggest Country music festival, returns to the Gorge Amphitheatre on Aug. 1-3. The lineup features Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Eli Young Band, Joe Diffie, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Eli Young Band, Chase Rice, Dallas Smith and others.More
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Dave Matthews will play his annual Labor-Day weekend at the Gorge Amphitheatre on Aug. 29-31. The weekend will feature two headlining sets each evening from the Dave Matthews Band as well as daily performances by Brandi Carlile. The lineup for the second Caravan Stage has yet to be announced.More
Comedian Kathy Griffin, whose album “Calm Down Gurrl” won a Grammy Award for best comedy album, will be peforming at 8 p.m. on March 23 at the Snoqualmie Casino. Griffin’s a pop-culture obsessed comedian who uses her wit to skewer celebrities. Her reality TV-show, “My Life on the D-List,” chronicled her attempts…More
Comedian Aziz Ansari will perform two shows on March 30 at the Moore Theatre. Tickets are $25-$45. Ansari, who plays the smooth-talking player Tom Haverford on NBC’s Emmy-nominated “Parks and Recreation,” released his third special, “Buried Alive” in 2013. My interview with Ansari, in which he discussed being dissed…More
There are challenges to performing stand-up comedy in venues not set up for it. Capturing an audience’s attention while the TVs at the bar are showing the Mariners’ game is no easy task and being the person onstage telling jokes while the local team’s season goes down in flames is a recipe for disaster.
Comedian Brett Hamil knows the perils of performing in non-traditional comedy clubs. For the past seven years he’s been doing stand-up comedy in nearly every bar or club in the Seattle area that hosts a comedy night. During that time Hamil’s built a solid repertoire and a strong stage presence that’s now allowing him to venture out onto the road and into venues throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Hamil allowed me to tag along with him to a gig at VinoBella in Issaquah last year. I remember telling myself that this was not going to go well, but Hamil performed like a seasoned veteran and in minutes turned a stodgy room of wine sippers into a bunch of gut-busting belly laughers.
Hamil will be performing along with headliner Felicia Michaels on Thursday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Comedy Underground.More
Ron Reid, who produces the Seattle International Comedy Competition, has been performing stand-up comedy for more than 15 years, he’s toured the country, performed on national TV and now he’ll be teaching the tricks of his trade in a series of classes at North Seattle Community College. Reid will teach two sections of “ More
Comedian Billy Anderson will host a two-day talent showcase at 8 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at Jai Thai on Broadway for comedians seeking a chance to perform at the Washington Comedy Festival. Each night 16 local comedians will perform five minutes of material for…More
Seahawks’ Coach Pete Carroll just tweeted the news that Seattle’s own Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will perform at halftime during Sunday’s NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. Macklemore riled up 49ers’ fans this week when he posted this image to his Instagram feed. UPDATE: Ann Wilson from Heart will sing the…More
Katy Perry will perform on Sept. 13 at the Tacoma Dome. Tickets, which are not yet on sale, will cost $20.50-$100.50. Perry will be touring 46 cities in support of her platinum album, “Prism.” For more information and updates on when tickets will be available, visit www.katyperry.com.More