Category Archives: Summer Concerts

Mill Creek Concerts – Dates Added

Breaking news!

The Annual Mill Creek Summer Concert Series has been so popular it has been extended through September! See schedule below.

We hope that our popular, sunny, warm summer weather will be extended, as well. Do tell.

MCTC Summer Concert Poster Sep #1

Dana Osborn & the Mellow Heads

MCTC Summer Concert PosterDana Osborn & the Mellow Heads featuring Joel Gamble will open up the Mill Creek Summer Concert Series 2014. Bring the family this Wednesday evening to enjoy classic rock with a modern twist. 6-8PM @the Forum in Mill Creek Town Center.  All the concerts are free, so come & enjoy. Arrive early to stroll Main Street, shop & try one of the many restaurants. Do tell.

These concerts are presented by the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association along with generous community sponsors.  For more information visit:    MillCreekTownCenterBusinessAssociation


Bothell Blues Festival 2013 – August 31

Bothell Blues Festival August 31st

bothell-blues-festival-2011-crowdsStay local! Labor Day weekend is crazy no matter where you go. Try heading to Seattle. Good luck finding a parking spot & fighting the crowds. Bumbershoot pulls in thousands of people & clogs the arteries of Seattle for the entire weekend. For those of us in Kirkland, Mill Creek, Kenmore, Kirkland, Woodinville & Lynnwood, here is the better plan: Stay Local, Eat Local, Listen Local, Drink Local & Connect Local! August 31st from 11am to 8pm is the Bothell Blues Festival!

There is something for everyone to enjoy at this great little Local event. Local Blues, Local Beer, & local BBQ:chester

1.       The Bands. Do they have bands! The Wired Band and the Chester Dennis Jones Band are both coming back and WOW did they both kill it last year! People are still talking about Chester in the beer garden, jumping from table to table while playing a guitar solo… AWESOME! And Wired, these guys took the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee last year and wow do they put on a show. In addition, we were able get the Stacy Jones Band who is one of the hottest blues bands here in Seattle. We are stoked. Really stoked about this year’s line-up!


2.      The Food. We have Carolina Smoke BBQ in the house again this year. Dave is bring  back his shredded beef sandwiches, hot wings, hot links, pulled pork. YUM! They also have invited the Village Bean sandwich shop which has some other alternatives to BBQ in case (for some crazy reason) someone doesn’t want BBQ. Expect great sandwiches & other goodies.bothell-blues-festival-2011-beer-garden

3.      The Beer. This year the Bothell Blues Festival has invited Foggy Noggin Brewery to provide the beer for the event. Foggy Noggin is an award winning local Bothell brewery that makes some killer beer. Do tell.


4.      The Wine. Open Road Winery has agreed provide the wine for the Bothell Blues Festival. Open Road is a local, family owned & operated BOTHELL winery that specializes in high end wines that are completely off the hook.

5.      Location. There is something about having a blues festival at Bothell’s Country Village. It just seems to fit the music perfectly. The Country Village’s laid back, country style outdoor shopping center is a great back drop for a day of great music & food. Don’t forget: You concert bracelets get you great discounts at selected shops so feel free to wander the village and shop in between bands!

Ask anyone who went last year, it is truly a great, little, community event that we know you will really enjoy. August 31st at the Country Village Shops in Bothell. $17 at the door or buy your tickets online on our website

Thank You to Sean McVeigh with the Bothell Blues Festival for providing the copy & photos for this story, along with permission to make just a few minor changes.



This Week In Mill Creek

summer_concert_millCreek_smallThis is going to be a great week, especially weatherwise, with many opportunities to get out & enjoy our community.

This Wednesday, July10th from 6-8PM enjoy the music of Borrowed Time playing the music of Styx. This is part of the Mill Creek Summer Concert Series brought to you by The Mill Creek Town Center Business Association & The City of Mill Creek along with sponsors: North Creek Roofing, Columbia Funding Mortgage, Chaplin’s Bellevue Volkswagen & Subaru and North Bend Chevrolet, The YMCA, Silver Dollar Casino, The Rotary Club of Mill Creek, Mill Creek Business Association & Purity Integrative Health & Chirobody.

art_walk_poster_2013small copyNext up on Thursday night July 11, stroll Main Street & beyond for the Second Thursday Art Walk which takes place between 5-8PM in the Town Center area. Again brought to you by the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association & The City of Mill Creek, twenty-four merchants are participating as they host artists working in media ranging from wood working, jewelry, soft sculpture, painting, & photography.

You will enjoy music along the walk & many of the merchants offer simple refreshments. Look for the businesses with colorful rainbow windsocks hanging near their doors. In addition, maps are available at participating merchants & the info booth located on the corner in front of Boston’s. Do tell.

Then, if that wasn’t enough The Annual Mill Creek Festival takes place this Saturday & Sunday- July 13th & 14th. More about that to follow in another post. Please check back.

Mill Creek Summer Concert Series

summer_concert_millCreek_smallGet ready to get your groove on! Beginning July 3rd plan on spending your Wednesday evenings at The Forum. The Mill Creek Town Center Business Association presents the annual Mill Creek Summer Concert Series at The Forum at 151st & Main St.  Mill Creek, WA 98012

The dates & groups scheduled to perform are listed on the poster on the left. 6-8PM

The concerts are presented free of charge thanks to generous local sponsors.

Come the Town Center early & enjoy dinner, maybe a Happy Hour at one of the restaurants, or dessert after.

In addition to Ristorante Capri &  The Blazing Onion which feature outdoor dining/ringside seats to the concerts, there is a wide variety of places to go before & after. I’m sure many, if not all, would be happy to pack up something to go for you to take to your seats. Some suggestions: Tablas Woodstone Taverna, Azul, Kafe Neo, Thai Rhapsody, Boston’s, Coldstone Creamery, Spotted Cow Cream & Bean, Firestation Deli, World’s Tastiest Yogurt & ABS Coffee & DeVine Wines.

The Mill Creek Summer Concerts are a great way to enjoy a summer evening in Mill Creek. Bring the family or make it a date night! Do tell.



Blues, Bothell, Beer and BBQ

The title pretty much says it all — Carolina Smoke BBQ & Catering, owned & operated by David Hayward, is The 2012 Diamond Sponsor of the Bothell Blues Festival 2012.

What, When & Where:  The Bothell Blues Festival happens on September 1, 2012 from 11AM to 8PM at Country Village Shops Event Area. Why? As the event website states: “The 4B’s — Blues, Bothell, Beer & BBQ!” Do tell.

The price of admission is $15 — yes,  $15  for 5 great bands, including The Wired! Band, winner of the 2012 International Blues Challenge held on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. The rest of the lineup includes: Chester Davis Jones Band, Gin Creek, Mary McPage Band, and the Mighty Miles Tones. And if that wasn’t enough, along with the price of admission, many of the Country Village merchants will be offering discounts to shopping concert goers — identified by their concert wristband — on the day of the festival only.

The Bothell Blues Festival will have a great beer & wine garden, of course, and this year organizers are proud to say that it is hosted by the Rotary Club of Northshore. The beer garden will be featuring Men’s Room Original Red on tap as well as a wine selection. You have to be 21 years old & over (no surprise there) to enter the beer garden and everyone is strongly encouraged to drink responsibly. BTW, The Beer Garden sponsorship is still available, as of this writing.

Thank you to 2012 Platinum sponsors :

  • Floor Mechanics LLC
  • Country Village Shops

2012 Gold Sponsors:

  • Bothell Pediatric & Hand Therapy

2012 Silver Sponsors:

  • Dinner Delivery Plus
  • WhatsSup Stand Up Paddle & Surf
  • Bothell Kayak Rentals

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Pegasus Pizza & Pasta on Alki

Please patronize these great businesses that support the festival. If you or your business is interested in available Sponsorships, including the Beer Garden Sponsorship, or for more information on anything & everything about Bothell Blues Festival 2012, please visit: & click the appropriate tab or send an email to:

Information taken from the event website & image of event poster used with permission.

Kid’s Concerts Again. Yay!

Library Park Stage ready for Children’s Concert.

The Friends of The Mill Creek Library,  the City of Mill Creek Parks & Recreation & local sponsors are once again presenting a Summer Children’s Concert Series. The concerts are on Wednesdays from 12PM – 1PM at the Library Park adjacent to the Mill Creek Library!

August 1 — Alleyoop AKA Allan “Al” Hirsch is the featured performer. “He is an author, storyteller, historian, poet, riddler, puppeteer, musician, singer, teacher, dad, and now a grandpa!” “An upbeat concert that includes musical games & active playful songs & so much more. The children become the show as they dance & play along. Then there are the puppets.” Excerpt from:

August 8 — Tia’s Quackertunes  “Tia! is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning children’s song writer and an international recording artist who has been nominated for “Best Female Music Artist” by the American Academy of Children’s Entertainment and has won the Gold Parents’ Choice Award for her audio recording ‘Tia’s DINO-STEW ZOO.’ ” Excerpt from:

August 15 — Last but not least in the series for the Summer!  Buck & Elizabeth return to the Mill Creek Library Park all ready ” . . . to lasso you for cowboy or cowgirl costume contest. So come ready to strut your stuff and enjoy a fun & exciting show.” “For 20+ years Buck has been pursuing his passion in ‘Education Through Entertainment.’ ” ” ‘Animated personality’ ‘Dynamic vocals’ ‘the best ventriloquist EVER’ are just a few of the many talents Elizabeth brings to the stage.  From character voices to soulful blues she is comfortable with Looney Tunes and Patsy Cline.” Excerpt from:

Technically these are free concerts. However, PLEASE bring a non-perishable food item to support the New Mill Creek Food Bank located at Jackson High School. Do tell.

Note: Parking is available at the Library parking lot on the north side of the street off 156th St SE Mill Creek. Parking is also available near Azteca Restaurant. Please use crosswalks at all times for safety. If you need additional information please call Parks & Recreation at (425) 745 -1891

Concerts at the Forum

The Mill Creek Town Center Business Association is pleased to present Music Mid-Week in Mill Creek, a Summer Concert Series at The Forum. Plan to come out every Wednesday 6-8PM in July & August 2012 beginning on the 4th of July. The Forum is located at 151st and Main Street between Blazing Onion and Ristorante Capri. 

  • Jul 4     Hyah Vision — Reggae
  • Jul 11   Cherry Cherry — Neil Diamond Tribute
  • Jul 18   Ventura Highway — 60’s-70’s Hits
  • Jul 25   Bump Kitchen — Funk/Blues
  • Aug 1   Gold Rush — Pop Classics 50’s, 60’s & 70’s
  • Aug 8   All Mixed Up — 80’s Tribute
  • Aug 15  Sly Mr Y with Time Slip — Classic rock
  • Aug 22  Creme Tangerine — Beatles Tribute
  • Aug 29  3 Miles High — UK/US Rock/Pop 70’s- 90’s

We enjoyed the concerts last year. Plan to eat dinner at Capri or Blazing Onion where you can find a great seat during the concerts (Hint: go early). Another option? Eat at Azul, Kafe Neo, Firestation Deli or one of the other fun restaurants in Mill Creek before or after the concert. Get something “to go”, maybe. There is generous seating in the Forum area and the concerts are all family friendly. Did I mention the concerts are free?! Do tell.

Music Mid-Week in Mill Creek is a highly anticipated annual event thanks to the Mill Creek Town Center and their generous sponsors: North Creek Roofing, Chirobody, The Y-YMCA, Silver Dollar Casino-Mill Creek, City of Mill Creek, ABS Coffee Company & The World’s Tastiest Frozen Yogurt, and Mill Creek Rotary. Please support these local businesses. For more information visit:

Children’s Concerts

Beginning this week on Wednesday, July 27th the Mill Creek Library Park will provide the venue for the 2011 Mill Creek Summer Concert Series. These free concerts for children and their families will run on Wednesdays from 12-1 pm for the next 4 weeks.

These shows are co-spnsored by the Friends of the Mill Creek Library and the Mill Creek Parks and Recreation Department. And while this is called a concert series, don’t think of it as simply music. Over the course of the series there will be puppets, stories, stunts, skits, poetry, comedy, juggling, and opportunities for audience participation. Do tell.

The schedule:

  • Jul 27 — Buck and Elizabeth Cowboy/cowgirl themed musical experience.
  • Aug 3 — Eric Ode Music, stories, skits, poetry, props and puppets.
  • Aug 10 — Nancy Stewart National award-winning song writer and performer.
  • Aug 17 — Alex Zebre Family friendly entertainment including high energy comedy, stunts, juggling and audience participation.
Parking is available in the library parking lot & on the North side of the street off 156th St SE in Mill Creek, or you may use the lot near Azteca Restaurant across the Bothell-Everett Highway from the library. Use caution crossing the highway using the crosswalks at the controlled intersections at all times. Please and thank you. If you have any questions, please call the Mill Creek Parks and Recreation Department at 425-745-1891. Also check out their web page at and click the link for Parks and Recreation.


Music Mid-Week

As we all know, Summer in Western Washington begins not on June 21st, but on July 5th! So it’s only fitting that the Music Mid-Week in Mill Creek Summer Concert Series should begin on July 6th.

This popular concert series is back thanks to the generous donations from North Creek Roofing, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Windermere Real Estate, Windermere Mortgage Services, Azul, Central Market, City of Mill Creek, Rotary of Mill Creek and Mill Creek Business Association. Do tell.

Cherry-Cherry —a Neil Diamond Tribute band will kick-off the series this Wednesday, July 6th from 6-8PM at The Forum at Creekside Village, located at the Northend of the Town Center between The Blazing Onion, Capri – Ristorante Italiano, Firestation Deli and the Muddy Buddy Dogwash. For more information about Cherry-Cherry visit

Music Mid-Week will continue every Wednesday 6-8 PM through August 31st with the following schedule:

  • July 13 Ventura Highway Revisited — 60’s & 70’s Classic Hits
  • July 20 Hyah Visions — Reggae
  • July 27 Sly MY Y — Classic Rock
  • Aug 3 All Mixed Up — 80’s Tribute
  • Aug 10 Jake Bergevin and Javatown Swing Orchestra — Big Band Era Swing Night
  • Aug 17 Gold Rush — Oldies Hits
  • Aug 24 Bump Kitchen — Funk/Blues
  • Aug 31 Creme Tangerine — Beatles Tribute

Performers are subject to change without notice. Visit for the latest updates.

There is sure to be something for everyone. So, make plans to come down to Mill Creek early,  enjoy some food and  beverage at any of the great restaurants, then head over to The Forum for a fun evening of unique entertainment.