Month Flat Week

Wed. Jun 1, 2022

@Rockfish: Heron & Crow

Wed. Jun 1, 2022 6:00 pm

HERON AND CROW - Heron & Crow is a bluegrass/old time music band that relies on original tunes, brother harmonies and chestnuts from the classic recordings of the 1920’s through the 1960’s along with originals from band songwriter Steven Dolmatz. Their first album, The Big Sky, was released in 2014, and their latest album, Bird in the Hand, was released in December of 2018. The band consists of Steven Dolmatz on guitar and vocals, Mark Ingham on mandolin, banjo and vocals, Julie Campbell on fiddle and vocals, and Angus McLane on string bass.

Fri. Jun 3, 2022

@Brown Lantern: Min Far

Fri. Jun 3, 2022 9:00 pm

MinFar. The ladies go bugs for DJ

Sat. Jun 4, 2022

Anacortes Farmers Market

Sat. Jun 4, 2022 9:00 am

ANACORTES FARMERS MARKET
Join us from 9am to 2pm at the Depot (611 R Ave)

Featuring the musical stylings of Saul Nathan McCartney

Support local farmers and crafters in a community setting.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Waterfront Festival

Sat. Jun 4, 2022 10:00 am

The Anacortes Waterfront Festival is a free event that showcases the best of waterfront activities. On Saturday, Quick and Dirty Boat Building teams build boats all day and then test their floatability. Register at the gazebo by the Cap Sante Marina’s main office for a free boat ride provided by the Anacortes Yacht Club. Hands-on children’s activities include building wooden sailboats with Fidalgo Island Rotary, games, making costumes, and more. The Channel of Discovery displays range from canoes and a pirate ship to learning about marine wildlife education and the environment. A great variety of food vendors offer everything from Hawaiian BBQ, shaved ice, cotton candy characters, corn dogs, Thai, Gyros, and more! Relax in the beer garden with live music and sea shanties.

Live music includes performances by Anacortes Music Project, Gavon Leo, Caitlin Roberts, Pacific Twang, Cardova, Mama Dirty Skirt, Shifty Sailors, A’Town Big Band, Cascadia Groove, and The Enthusiasts.

What: Anacortes Waterfront Festival

When: June 4th-5th

Where: Cap Sante Marina

Cost: FREE

@Rockfish: Cardova

Sat. Jun 4, 2022 7:30 pm

CARDOVA - An exciting new project featuring brilliant songwriter Taylor Molzahn, Cardova brings great R&B, soul and funk to a trio setting. Channeling the spirit of Dr John, Vulfpeck and others, Cardova presents a unique, sophisticated, timeless mix of material that is simultaneously retro and ultra-modern. Featuring Taylor Molzahn: Guitar & Vocals ; Jeff Naylor: Bass ; Joel Litwin: Drums

Sun. Jun 5, 2022

Waterfront Festival

Sun. Jun 5, 2022 10:00 am

The Anacortes Waterfront Festival is a free event that showcases the best of waterfront activities. On Saturday, Quick and Dirty Boat Building teams build boats all day and then test their floatability. Register at the gazebo by the Cap Sante Marina’s main office for a free boat ride provided by the Anacortes Yacht Club. Hands-on children’s activities include building wooden sailboats with Fidalgo Island Rotary, games, making costumes, and more. The Channel of Discovery displays range from canoes and a pirate ship to learning about marine wildlife education and the environment. A great variety of food vendors offer everything from Hawaiian BBQ, shaved ice, cotton candy characters, corn dogs, Thai, Gyros, and more! Relax in the beer garden with live music and sea shanties.

Live music includes performances by Anacortes Music Project, Gavon Leo, Caitlin Roberts, Pacific Twang, Cardova, Mama Dirty Skirt, Shifty Sailors, A’Town Big Band, Cascadia Groove, and The Enthusiasts.

What: Anacortes Waterfront Festival

When: June 4th-5th

Where: Cap Sante Marina

Cost: FREE

Wed. Jun 8, 2022

Island Health offers online cholesterol class

Wed. Jun 8, 2022 2:30 pm

Join Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips for an informative 30-minute talk on small changes you can make to your diet beyond the standard advice to reduce saturated fat and cholesterol intake. This will be a virtual class, held on Wednesday, June 8, from 2:30–3:00 p.m. Call 360.299.4204 to register.

@Rockfish: Cody Joe Hodges

Wed. Jun 8, 2022 6:00 pm

CODY JOE HODGES - Cody Joe Hodges’ music  has been described as “real country”, influenced by some of the country greats from the late 70’s, 80’s & 90’s – George Strait, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson (just to name a few). With his thrilling, high-energy performance, it is rare that you will find someone that reaches across the aisle to both the old and new generations, but Cody Joe Hodges does it every time.  Cody Joe Hodges’ voice ranges from silky smooth to raspy seduction.  His sound is something out of the past with a writing style of the here and now.

Cody Joe Hodges started playing music at an early age, but it wasn’t until his senior year in high school that he became serious about his art.   His first song to write was “Daddy’s Dream”, his freshman year, while living in the dorms at Texas A&M University.  Not long after graduating from Texas A&M in 2006, he had a short stay in Nashville and decided to “get away from music”, moved back to Texas and eventually joined the Army.

While in the Army, (duty station, Fort Carson), he was picked up to perform in the group “Harmony in Motion”, while discovered playing music on a street corner in Colorado Springs with a homeless man.  After auditioning with “Daddy’s Dream” & “Star Spangled Banner”, they extended an offer to join them, and Cody Joe began traveling across America playing for large entertainment venues.

Cody Joe’s father was a career power lineman and upon honorable discharge, Cody Joe had a talk with him about a possible career in the power line business as a lineman.  He joined the energy field in 2010 & at the same time, he started a band called “The Linemen”, releasing their first and only album in 2012.

In the spring of 2013, Cody Joe made an exit out of the power line business to focus energy on his music as a solo artist, along with whatever plans God had for him.

Cody Joe lives life on the road, constantly touring to get his music heard.  He currently resides in Nashville, and holds a residency at Loser’s.  He has also played for the Tootsie’s circuit (Toosie’s, Rippy’s, Honky Tonk Central & Kid Rock’s Honky Tonk), Sutler Saloon, Redneck Riviera, The Local and the Nashville Palace. From humble beginnings, Cody Joe Hodges brings the drive and determination to attain national results.    

Estuaries & Eelgrass 

Wed. Jun 8, 2022 6:00 pm

Susan Wood, Wednesday, June 8th 6:00 pm 2 Library Community Meeting Room 

Padilla Bay is an estuary in Puget Sound at the saltwater edge of the Skagit River delta, with an 8,000-acre eelgrass bed used as a nursery by juvenile salmon, crab, and herring. Above water, it provides critical habitat for waterfowl and marine birds. The Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve protects the Bay and provides public classes for education as well as opportunities for research and volunteering in conservation efforts. Join us for a presentation by Reserve Education Coordinator Susan Wood about the Reserve’s estuaries and eelgrass, information on current research projects, and ways you can get involved.  

Thu. Jun 9, 2022

Island Health hosts car and booster seat clinic

Thu. Jun 9, 2022 3:00 pm

Safe Kids Northwest is hosting a free car seat clinic on Thursday, June 9 from 3–5 p.m. Learn how to properly install and use your car or booster seat. Located in the 24th Street parking lot of Island Health, Anacortes. Face masks are required (children under two exempt) and vehicles limited to four family members. Appointments are required; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule.

Fri. Jun 10, 2022

@Brown Lantern: Savage Blues Band

Fri. Jun 10, 2022 9:00 pm

The Savage Blues Band’s roots go back to the late 1960s when MVHS high school pals John Savage, Kim Westenhaver and Ken Morrison formed a garage band. John Savage went on to be a standout professional musician and music educator, with proficiency on guitar, keyboards and bass.

The three friends reunited in 2005 as Johnny & the Moondogs, a classic blues band, which also included one of John’s guitar students, Jeff Stady. Over the years, Johnny & the Moondogs performed frequently in Anacortes and Oak Harbor. In 2013, John’s talented son, Tom Savage, joined the band on blues harp and guitar.

In 2018, the band was renamed Savage Blues Band, and its popularity continued to grow. Sadly, in December 2019, the band lost its leader and beloved friend, John, to cancer. But, before he passed, he urged the group to continue showcasing the blues. And so, the Savage Blues Band carries on today, with Tom Savage as its leader…delighting blues fans and all who understand the importance of this genre. “We’re on a mission from John.”

The Savage Blues Band:
Tom Savage—lead guitar & vocals, keyboards, & blues harp
Jeff Stady—rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Kim Westenhaver—bass guitar, backing vocals
Ken Morrison—drums

Sat. Jun 11, 2022

Anacortes Farmers Market

Sat. Jun 11, 2022 9:00 am

ANACORTES FARMERS MARKET
Join us from 9am to 2pm at the Depot (611 R Ave)

Featuring the musical stylings of Saul Nathan McCartney

Support local farmers and crafters in a community setting.
We look forward to seeing you there!

@Rockfish: Mark DuFresne

Sat. Jun 11, 2022 7:30 pm

MARK DUFRESNE - Mark DuFresne is one of the most sought after Blues talents in the Northwest. The Washington Blues Society has awarded him for best vocalist, songwriter and harmonica more than any other artist.

He has recorded three CD’s of all original music. “Out of That Bed”, “Have Another Round” and “There’s A Song In There”, which featured the lineup of the former Hollywood Fats Band.

In 2002 Mark joined the coveted band “Roomful of Blues” as lead vocalist. While in that role the band received a Grammy nomination for “That’s Right”. They also won the W.C. Handy award for Best Band – 2004. The New England Blues monthly awarded him Best Blues Vocalist. He returned home to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 after a very successful and fun four and a half years.

Recently he has had the pleasure to tour in Europe with Italy’s finest… Maurizio Pugno, guitar, Alberto Marsico, organ and bass, and Gio Rossi.. excellent musicians.. excellent pasta…..

His work on the chromatic harmonica is considered as some of the most innovative in Blues music. His ability to circular breathe has left audiences amazed.

“DuFresne is as distinctive as a vocalist as he is a fiery player; rather than recycling old riffs, his original compositions are tuneful, melodic and grooveworthy..” – Blues Review Magazine….

Tue. Jun 14, 2022

Island Health offers Living Well with COPD class

Tue. Jun 14, 2022 1:00 pm

Join Respiratory Therapist Sarah Edwards for an informative conversation on COPD. Edwards will discuss how COPD affects the pulmonary arteries and other organs, as well as common treatments of COPD. This free, online class takes place on Tuesday, June 14 at 1 p.m. Registration required. Please register online at islandhealth.org/classes or call 360.299.4204.

Wed. Jun 15, 2022

@Rockfish: Joan Penney

Wed. Jun 15, 2022 6:00 pm

JOAN PENNEY - Joan brings out the best in her jazz audience by selecting and playing charts that are diverse, generational and so full of love and swing that you just have to dance. Working with a broad variety of regional, A-list musicians, Joan’s musical selections range from Latin, classic jazz standards, blues, pop and even show tunes!

Thu. Jun 16, 2022

Island Health offers a class for new or expecting grandparents

Thu. Jun 16, 2022 12:00 pm

If you are a grandparent to young children or an expecting grandparent, join Childbirth Educator Teri Shilling on Thursday, June 16 at 12 p.m. Learn what has changed and what has stayed the same in childbirth, infant care and early development. Car seat safety will be addressed. This free class is offered online and registration is required. Call 360.299.4204 or visit www.islandhealth.org/classes to register.

School Board meeting

Thu. Jun 16, 2022 6:15 pm

The agendas for the upcoming school board meeting have been posted to the board's website: https://board.asd103.org/home

June 16, 2022 - AHS Library

Please note:  The Evening Business Meetings will be broadcast via zoom; other meetings will not be broadcast. All board meetings are open to the public. Additional information about attending board meetings can be found on the board's website: https://board.asd103.org/home

Sat. Jun 18, 2022

Anacortes Farmers Market

Sat. Jun 18, 2022 9:00 am

ANACORTES FARMERS MARKET
Join us from 9am to 2pm at the Depot (611 R Ave)

Featuring the musical stylings of Saul Nathan McCartney

Support local farmers and crafters in a community setting.
We look forward to seeing you there!

@Rockfish: Stevie & the Blue Flames

Sat. Jun 18, 2022 7:30 pm

STEVIE AND THE BLUE FLAMES - Stevie and the Blue Flames has been a Seattle fixture since the 1980’s. They are known for their intensity, great songwriting, and world class musicianship. The material is blues, but the songs are either original or carefully selected covers of traditional music, avoiding the worn out “bar band” favorites. The tempos are up: swing, shuffles, and funk to keep the dancers happy.

Besides performing in the western US, the band has also traveled to Europe, Israel, and South America. They have recorded more than 10 full length CDs of their material, and continue to entertain at a high level.

They are proud winners of numerous awards from the Washington Blues Society, including “Best Harmonica”, “Best Band” and most recently the “Hall of Fame” award.

The group is led by Steve Bailey, a veteran of the Northwest music scene. He fronted bands in Seattle beginning in the early 70’s and then joined forces with the great Isaac Scott for 7 years. In the early 80’s he formed Stevie and the Blue Flames and tore it up on the local Pioneer Square blues scene. He has recorded many LPs and CDs, written many songs, and continues to play gigs in the northwest and overseas. Besides playing harp, he doubles on slide and rhythm guitar. His trademark is intensity on stage, and he still has a ball playing.

@Brown Lantern: Johnny Lawhorn & Pentagram String Band

Sat. Jun 18, 2022 9:00 pm

The hobo drifter, son of a grifter, Johnny Lawhorn, makes his way through speakeasies and gutters across the underbelly of America. While in Kansas City, Missouri, he starts the bluegrass group, The Pentagram String Band. Lineup: banjo, mandolin, stand-up bass, washboard, and hillbilly harmonies.

Mon. Jun 20, 2022

City offices closed

All day

The city of Anacortes offices will be closed on Monday, June 20 in honor of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. 

Wed. Jun 22, 2022

@Rockfish: Janette West

Wed. Jun 22, 2022 6:00 pm

JANETTE WEST - Janette West is a jazz vocalist who has been working up and down the West Coast for over 5 decades fronting R&B, smooth-jazz and big band outfits. Never though, has West been better served than with the dynamic quartet she and husband drummer Marty Tuttle have developed. Using only top Seattle veteran pianists and bassists their group has become a Rockfish staple. They continue to perform throughout the NW region in restaurants, concert venues, jazz walks and private engagements.

Janette was nurtured in the fabric of Northwest music history. Her voice and style is a rich composite of dynamic jazz improvisation with the plush warmth of soulful R&B influences. Early career highlights include opening for Jimi Hendrix and Tina Turner, writing and performing radio jingles, and performing in hundreds of venues as an R&B and Jazz performer.

Janette earned a choice write up in Jazztimes magazine by national music critic Christopher Loudon who wrote; “West is a first-rate swinger, comparable in style and gusto to Ernestine Anderson, though the warmth of her ballads is more reminiscent of Natalie Cole. Carol Banks Weber of AXS writes; “All audiences notice is West’s easy way with the lyrics, the music and with them, the rich, lustrous undertones of an alto that can wrap around any song -Jazz standard, R&B, Latin- and make it swing.”

Local Seal-ebrities, Elsie Mae and Emerson  

Wed. Jun 22, 2022 6:00 pm

Elizabeth Drozda, Wednesday, June 22nd 6:00 pm @ Library Community Meeting Room 

Come learn about the amazing lives of our local northern elephant seals, Elsie Mae and Emerson! Local science educator Elizabeth Drozda presents the story of Elsie Mae the elephant seal, who has been coming to Anacortes beaches for several years to rest and molt. This January, Elsie Mae gave birth to a pup named Emerson at Bowman Bay. Elizabeth Drozda is a lifelong naturalist and science teacher and a marine mammal enthusiast. 

Thu. Jun 23, 2022

Island Health offers online Mediterranean nutrition class

Thu. Jun 23, 2022 10:00 am

The Mediterranean diet has been shown to support healthier blood pressure, cholesterol, and body weight.  Join Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips for an overview of this exciting eating style and practical tips for making it work for you! Thursday, June 23, 10:00 a.m. Call 360.299.4204 or register online at www.islandhealth.org/classes.

Sat. Jun 25, 2022

Anacortes Farmers Market

Sat. Jun 25, 2022 9:00 am

ANACORTES FARMERS MARKET
Join us from 9am to 2pm at the Depot (611 R Ave)

Featuring the musical stylings of Saul Nathan McCartney

Support local farmers and crafters in a community setting.
We look forward to seeing you there!

@Rockfish: Cozmic Sauce

Sat. Jun 25, 2022 7:30 pm

COZMIC SAUCE - Cozmic Sauce is a collaboration of seasoned musicians from around the globe, based in the Pacific NW, with a bright, modern, and unique sound. It’s a powerful, horn-driven, irresistibly danceable blend of Funk, Soul and Jazz-inspired grooves.

In 2017, the band’s leader, bassist Steven Pearson, originally from London but now based near Bellingham, began assembling a group of accomplished musicians to perform music that nobody else around here is playing. Drawing on modern funk and groove sounds from the likes of The New Mastersounds, Speedometer, The Bamboos, and Galactic, and weirdly influenced by 70s cop show theme music, the group quickly built popularity for their tight arrangements, quality musicianship, and high energy shows.

All the players in the group have broad experience, with various members having performed in bands with luminaries including soul queen Etta James, reggae and rock steady giant Winston Jarrett, made multiple appearances at the internationally famous Burning Man event in Nevada, and have opened for the legendary BB King. With invitations to the wildly fun StrangeBrew Fest in Port Townsend, the prestigious Blaine Harbor Music Festival, and the Washington Brewers Festival at Seattle’s Marymoor Park, the state’s largest brewfest, Cozmic Sauce is gaining traction and attention throughout the Northwest and beyond.

@Brown Lantern: Tommy & the Nazgul

Sat. Jun 25, 2022 9:00 pm

Tommy & the Nazgul

Tue. Jun 28, 2022

Swallow Screening at Island Health

Tue. Jun 28, 2022 1:30 pm

Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on Tuesday, June 28, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Island Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at our 25th Street Building, 1015 25th St., Anacortes.  Appointments are required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360.299.4204.

Wed. Jun 29, 2022

@Rockfish: Pension King & the Dependents

Wed. Jun 29, 2022 6:00 pm

PENSION KING AND THE DEPENDENTS - Pension King and the Dependents is a recently formed band made up of four former and current Rockfish staff members: Steve Johnson, a veteran of the So. Cal music scene, on vocals and guitar, Kevin Seablom on vocals and bass, Mason Blackburn on drums and Mark Fulton on harmonica and everything else. Pension King specializes in an eclectic mix of acoustic driven classic rock songs. Check ’em out!