PAST SHOWS 2012 – Abbey Arts Presents, Seattle (Fremont Abbey Arts Center)

    Upper Fremont at 43rd
    On the #5 bus line and short walk to E line

    4272 Fremont Ave North
    Seattle, WA 98103

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    PAST SHOWS 2012


    12/14 – CATHEDRALS 4 @ St. Mark’s

    Damien Jurado, Naomi Wachira, Pepper Proud, Kevin Long.

    7PM DOORS, 8PM SHOW.  ***This show will likely sell out in advance!


    Bring cushions, pillows, blankets, to sit on the floor, benches, chairs, etc.

    CATHEDRALS concerts info / CATHEDRALS concerts Facebook



    12/18 Solstice Concert

    Hanz Araki & Kathryn Claire present a Winter Solstice concert. Upstairs in the Great Hall.



    12/21 Gundersen Holiday Party


    Gundersen Family Christmas with Noah Gundersen & family, plus special guests Kris Orlowski, Zach Fleury, St Paul de Vence, Hannalee, Ben Fisher.

    a benefit for House of Moria orphanage in Cape Town, South Africa



    Have a fantastic Holiday!

    See you in January for The Moth and The Round up next!  cheers…

    12/8 Cello Recital

    Emily Peterson’s students perform in the Great Hall, 1:30pm


    12/8 Open House

    with Savannah College of Art & Design. 10am-3pm, 1st floor Gallery


    12/2 @ The Triple Door

    The Winter Round!

    Featuring many alumni from 2012 shows, on two different “sleighs” performing winter and holiday tunes amidst some originals of their own.

    Zach Fleury
    Mary Lambert (as heard on Macklemore hit song!)
    The Cellar Door

    Pretty Broken Things
    iLow (Tacoma)

    + slam poets Raven Taylor & Donte Johnson (YouthSpeaks!), live painters Skye Graves & Siolo Thompson, more.
    All ages, bar w/ ID, full dinner menu available. *Lineup subject to change without notice or refunds.


    Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101, Tickets 206.838.4333


    12/5  Special Benefit Event

    A Nomad Dinners event to benefit Abbey Arts programs for all ages & incomes. Celebrating the anniversary of the repeal of prohibition on Dec 5, 1933.  Bar w/ ID.  TICKETS


    12/6 The Moth

    Nationally renowned storytelling event now in Seattle and only at Fremont Abbey!  1st Thursdays, The Moth’s Seattle StorySLAM.  ADVANCE TICKETS VIA only, online 1 week prior to each show.  7pm DOORS OPEN, $8 cash only at the Door, 8pm SHOW, All ages, Cash/credit bar with ID.

    NOTE: Tickets available online only through The Moth and at the door. No box office, no phone sales. You may want to arrive early for best seats.  Approx 120 seats available, first come first served, then it’s standing room.  Note this event may contain adult language as the stories are not pre-screened.    *Special event, does not qualify for coupons or special offers.


    Thanks for all your support for this community! You’re helping us grow arts programs for all ages & incomes.

    Special thanks to:

    Our caterers – Madres Kitchen, The Upper Crust, and Portage Bay;
    Upper Fremont restaurants – Pecado Bueno, Via Tribunali;  Beer donated by Ninkasi Brewing.

    Donors: Comedy Sportz, The Triple Door, Paramount Theatre Club, The Tractor, Columbia City Theatre, Book Larder, Ha!, Uneeda Burger, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Pecado Bueno, Anthropologie, Brent Holland, The Round, Cafe Vita, Firefly Kitchens, Eyes on Fremont, Amy McCaleb, YES! Magazine, more.

    Performers: Zach Fleury, The Cellar Door, Naomi Wachira, Victoria McConnell, Jesse French, Tara Dyberg, Kevin Long.

    Missed the big party? DONATE ONLINE!  Make a year end gift via our monthly pledge system or a one time gift through Google Wallet or Paypal. Thanks to our diversified revenue from rentals & grants, you can know that 100% of your donation will go towards arts & community programs for all ages & incomes around Seattle.

    11/27 Pepper Proud + Dinner

    CD Release concert in the Great Hall and appalachia themed community dinner/potluck pre-show downstairs. Some food provided free of charge thanks to City of Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods grant for our Superfoods program!

    6pm community style dinner in the Abbey Gallery (bring something to share!), 8pm show in the Abbey Great Hall.
    $8 advance tickets, $10 at the door for concert, all ages, mostly seated.

    11/13 The Round (#90)


    A collaborative evening with musicians, slam poets, and live painters. 7pm doors, 8pm show. $8 advance, $10 door

    11/7 Caravan of Thieves

    w/ Sincerely Val

    11/9 Joy Kills Sorrow (Boston)

    w/ Kevin Long, Elijah Sussman


    11/2 Songs of the Sisterhood

    The Green Room Promotions & Mgmt presents… “Songs of the Sisterhood” – a celebration for the empowerment of women, with artists: Adra Boo (Fly Moon Royalty), Naomi Wachira, Beth Whitney CD Release, Whitney Monge, & Holly Grigsby

    This is a celebration of women raising their voices in strength and beauty and an opportunity for our community to rise up in support of women in the arts and business. Make your voice heard!  If you heard all about Adra Boo’s spectacular Etta James Tribute performed at Doe Bay Fest 2012, but you missed out, now is your big chance! Adra is bringing back Etta!  Plus Beth Whitney will be releasing her new CD!   7pm doors, 8pm show, all ages, mostly seated, $8 adv, $10 door


    Bluegrass Concert: Warren G Hardings / Bow Thayer (on tour), 7pm doors, 8pm show. $7 ADVANCE

    + FREE Superfoods & Vegan Fusion cooking workshop/open house with chef Mark Reinfeld. 5-7pm


    11/6 Graham Colton, Anna Cate

    with local harpist/songwriter ANNA CATE opening the show at 8pm. 7pm doors. Election coverage may be on up to about 7:45p.

    10/24 Ian Axel, Greg Holden

    with Susy Sun. 7pm doors, 8pm show @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center. All ages, mostly seated.

    10/30 Sam Russell (CD Release show)

    Sam Russell (CD Release show), Caitlin Sherman (Slow Skate), special secret guest.  Come celebrate Halloween-eve with an early concert!

    10/18 Damien Jurado’s Art Opening

    “Someone Else’s Dreams” – The art of Damien Jurado and Kelly Rozich. FREE, all ages, 6-10pm, 1st floor gallery at the Abbey

    10/10 Colin Meloy Reading Event

    Co-presented with UW Bookstore. Colin Meloy of The Decemberists releases a new book! 

    @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 7pm.   Note – Colin is not performing any music at this event. Tickets only available through UW Bookstore.  *Special event, does not qualify for coupons or special offers.


    10/17 CITY ARTS FEST

    Abbey Arts co-presents a special show with Jonathan Russell (The Head & The Heart),  Kevin Murphy (The Moondoggies) and The Cellar Door @ All Pilgrims on Capitol Hill.

    10/1 SuperFoods Open House

    NEW CLASS!  For parents with children (4pm, FREE) or all welcome (7-9p, $5-15 donation).  Every Monday, register online to ensure your spot but feel free to drop in and there may be space.  Next session/open house is November 5th with Vegan Fusion chef Mark Reinfeld (Hawaii) + Bluegrass concert.   –> See more about our new food/arts classes & register here.


    10/3 Comas, Colleen Raney (Irish Music)


    On tour from Ireland.

    Colleen Raney returns from Portland!  Tickets onsale now

    10/4 The Moth

    Nationally renowned storytelling event now in Seattle!  1st Thursdays, The Moth’s Seattle StorySLAM at Fremont Abbey Arts Center.

    10/6 CATHEDRALS 3

    Abbey Arts presents CATHEDRALS 3, a unique contemplative indie concert

    @ St Mark’s Cathedral on Capitol Hill.
    Informal seating, pews, floor, benches, etc. so bring cushions and sit all around this epic old cathedral space. for past shows, videos, etc.


    SEP 6: The Moth

    Nationally renowned storytelling event finally arrives in Seattle!  1st Thursdays, The Moth’s Seattle StorySLAM at Fremont Abbey Arts Center.

    SEP 11: Round 88

    w/ Kimo Muraki, Ben Mish (Left Hand Smoke), Danielle Henry, slam poets, performance artist Heather Stringer, live painter Amy McCaleb, more. $7 advance, $10 door. 7pm doors, 8pm show. All ages, mostly seated, PG13.

    SEP 15: Tilth Producers Benefit Event

    INFO / TICKETS. 5-8pm, 2nd floor Great Hall

    SEP 18: @ The Triple Door


    Drink for the Arts Fundraiser! 

    Join us to celebrate the newly expanded Abbey Arts programs including rare concerts & unique events around the city and at Fremont Abbey.  Live music by Kimo Muraki & Tiny Messengers, Jared Hauser & Friends plus ComedySportz, a specialty cocktail (“Spicy Monk” anyone?), mini silent auction (Triple Door Mainstage tickets!), more. NO COVER. 7-10pm
    All to benefit Abbey Arts programs for all ages & incomes!  *But sorry, this event itself is 21+.  RSVP on the Facebook Event.

    All events @ Fremont Abbey unless noted.


    SEP 20: Paul McKenna Band, Sofia Talvik

    Scottish band with special guest from Sweden!

    SEP 21: Med25 Benefit

    SEP 22-23: @ Fremont Oktoberfest

    Abbey Arts @ Fremont Oktoberfest, Sep 22-23
    Abbey Arts Family Village will be in Central Fremont across from Theos/Brouwers.
    Fun for ALL ages with zucchini races, learn to polka, community sculpture, much more!
    FREE! 11a-3pm Satuday & Sunday. ALL ages welcome.
    + don’t miss pumpkin chainsaw carving, beer garden, and live music inside Oktoberfest


    8/14: Round 87


    Abbey Arts presents: The Round (#87) with Kris Orlowski, The Cellar Door, Ben Fisher, slam poet Donte (Youth Speaks), live painter, more. All ages, mostly seated, 7pm doors, 8pm show.  Tickets at the door, $8 student, $10 general.

    This month we’re joining with the VERA Project in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the repeal of the Teen Dance Ordinance!  We weren’t around back then but are happy to celebrate with Vera Project and other all-ages venues around town who’ve been presenting great shows.


    8/19: @ THE TRIPLE DOOR

    [SPECIAL EVENT]  August 19 @ The Triple Door mainstage – Abbey Arts presents “All Delighted People“, a benefit concert featuring performances of Sufjan Stevens songs and new local music by Josiah Johnson (The Head & The Heart), Shenandoah Davis, Pretty Broken Things, J Wong and Lukas Williams (Youth Rescue Mission)!  All to benefit Abbey Arts programs for all ages & incomes!

    TICKETS – Get your $14 advance tickets or reserve a booth now via The Triple Door box office
    or call 206.838.4333.  TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR TONIGHT

    6:30 doors open for dinner/drinks, 8pm show, all ages, seated


    8/9: Irish Music – Colleen Raney


    8/7: Jeanne Jolly, Montana Skies

    with local artist Elijah Sussman. 7pm doors, 8pm show. all ages, mostly seated.


    7/27: James Apollo CD Release

    w/ Ghosts I’ve Met, plus chamber orchestra, special guests.  James’ new album is produced by local legend Damien Jurado.


    “dark delights with a ghoulish air of danger and charming fragility. 4 stars.”

    1 of the top 100 songs of 2011.

    there’s something instrinsically beautiful in how [Til Your Feet Bleed} is woven together to such a doleful, quietly epic effect. 4 stars.

    a wandering star with beat generation spirit.

    Drawing on the grumbling jazz stylings of Nighthawks-era Tom Waits, Apollo reminisces on cactus flowers, Ennio Morricone and William Faulkner—which sounds about right to us.
    TimeOut New York

    The album conjures up a set of haunted, western-rich folk with hints of Latin rhythms and Tom Waits-style cabaret.
    The Onion


    7/19: Giant Living Room 2

    Short Stories and prose shared in the comfortable setting of the Abbey’s Great Hall, featuring 2012 Jack Straw Writers:

    Kaia Chessen
    Sharon Hashimoto
    Claudia Rowe
    Sally Neumann

    Hosted by 2012 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator Shawn Wong
    $5 advance, $7-$10 door
    All ages
    Doors at 7pm, event at 8pm



    7/24: Tacos for the Arts!

    @ Pecado Bueno’s patio. A benefit for Abbey Arts programs. 6-9pm outside weather permitting!

    Read about Pecado here!   Details on our Facebook Event.  Please RSVP on Facebook or to so we know how much food to prepare.


    7/10: Round 86

    In the Great Hall tonight – The Local Strangers, Big Sur, Raina Rose (Austin) w/ Anthony de Costa (NYC), slam poet Mary Lambert, live painter Tasha Mintzer. TICKETS AT THE DOOR!  7pm doors, 8pm show. $8+. all ages, mostly seated.

    7/12: New Arts Show

    Across The River Arts presents a brand new multi-arts show with music, visual arts, and much more.  TICKETS online or at the door!

    7/13: The Youth Round (4)

    The Youth Round (4) w/ Seattle Teen Music, Sophia Duccini, Keira Verlee (Verlee 4 Ransom ), Chase Hagar & Kyle Morrison (Knives), MC Sadie Norkin, YouthSpeaks slam poets, live painters, more. All performers and curators under 21.

    all ages welcome | doors 6:30p | show 7:30p @ Fremont Abbey | Curated by Seattle Teen Music

    NEW – PAY WHAT YOU CAN! Thanks in part to a grant from 4Culture and City of Seattle supporting Abbey Arts programs this summer. Suggested donation: $5+ student, $7+ general goes to the musicians and artists!

    6/28: Row to Canada Benefit

    Concert with Butterfly Rodeo!

    6/29-30: Seattle Ladies Choir

    2 concerts!



    6/22 IAN MCFERON

    with Aaron Shay (CD release),

    Oliver Franklin (formerly of The Senate). 7pm doors, 8pm show.  $10 Tickets at the door!

     6/19 RESONATE


    RESONATE: not your classic classical concert.

    [VIDEO PREVIEW] [KEXP Suggests!]

    Local and far distant composers from the past 350 years. Curated by Sam Anderson (Hey Marseilles), with modern dance by Victoria McConnell (project29) and performances by Passenger String Quartet, TRIO MIO, The Anderson String Quartet, live debut of Hey Marseilles instrumental, Kyle O’Quinn, more.

    “The word “resonate” has a dual meaning: It describes the effect of resonance in a physical sense, for example, reverb and echo, and also describes the evocation of memories, feelings, and images. This concert is built on the ideas behind both of those definitions.

    Against a traditional classical backdrop, the program for Resonate stands out for its diversity of styles and eras. Also, the inclusion of young performers and a certain irreverence toward the performance aspect and other confines of the art is completely out of line with a traditionalist’s notion of a classical music concert.

    This program includes performances by the Passenger String Quartet, TRIO MIO, The Anderson String Quartet, and a dance performance from Victoria McConell set to an original composition for string quartet by electronic artist Tito Ramsey. Other performances include a live debut of an instrumental number from Hey Marseilles, solo performances from numerous musicians, and Kyle O’Quinn and Sam Anderson performing one of Beethoven’s finest piano and cello sonatas. The composers featured in this concert span a time period of about 350 years. This is not your classic classical concert.”

    7pm doors | 8pm show

    all ages, mostly seated general admission + some standing room

    6/12 – THE ROUND

    Round 85 with Benjamin Verdoes (Mt St Helens Vietnam Band), Otis (OC Notes/Metal Chocolates), You Are Plural, slam poet Chelsey Richardson, Raven Taylor (YouthSpeaks 2012 Team!), live painter Jackie Moulton, Kerri Kline. 7pm doors, 8pm show. all ages, mostly seated, PG13.

    6/16-17 @ FREMONT FAIR

    Abbey Stage with tons of performers!  Abbey Arts Tent – creative and interactive fun for all ages. ALL FREE!  11a-6pm Saturday, 11a-5pm Sunday. Just west of PCC and the Red Door near Custom Smoothie on 34th, NOT at the Abbey.  Look for the banners, you can’t miss us! FACEBOOK EVENT.

    Saturday, June 16: 11:00am-11:45am: Ben Fisher
    12:00pm PARADE
    12:45pm-1:45pm: Luc & the Lovingtons
    2:00pm-2:45pm: The Local Strangers
    3:00pm-3:45pm: Le Wrens (Gundersens)
    4:00pm-4:45pm: Pretty Broken Things
    5:00pm-5:45pm: Seattle School of Music Teachers and Students
    6:00pm-6:45pm: The Swearengens

    Sunday, June 17
    10:30am-11:15am: Pepper Proud
    11:30pm-12:00pm: Seattle Ladies Choir
    12:00pm-12:45pm: St Paul de Vence
    1:00pm-1:45pm: Mikey and Matty Gervais (Curtains for You)
    2:00pm-2:45pm: Debbie Miller
    3:00pm-3:45pm: Seattle Teen Music Performance
    4:00pm-4:45pm: Seattle School of Music Teachers and Students




    *NEW EVENT*  — Giant Living Room (1) hosted by Sean Nelson
    Short stories and prose, read aloud in a comfortable living room like setting. All ages, bar w/ ID.

    Featuring: John Roderick (Long Winters), Isaac Marion (Warm Bodies/ The Hungry Mouth), Elaina Ellis (Write About an Empty Birdcage), Mark Baumgarten (Love Rock Revolution), more.  7pm doors, 8pm show. Only $5 for this first event! $7-10 at the door.

    5/3: DANCE / MUSIC

    Ode to exhalation & a spark w/ The Gundersen Family


    5/4: INDIE BANDS

    5/8: THE ROUND – 7 YEARS

    Join us in celebrating 7 years of collaborative music, poetry, and visual arts!


    5/10 VOCAL JAM – OPEN



    8pm Concert: MARIAN CALL, guests. $15 tickets at the door, 7:30pm


    4/20: BARE 3

    An entirely a’capella evening…
    + JUST ADDED:  Ivan & Alyosha, Tony Kevin JR. TICKETS

    7pm doors, 8pm show, all ages, mostly seated


     4/28: Bushwick Book Club

    The Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents! Original music inspired by Dr. Suess.

    In Celebration of National Poetry Month, The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is taking another step into the world of children’s books.  We will be presenting original music inspired by the amazing Dr. Seuss!

    For this performance, we will be presenting an early children’s show at 5pm [TIX].  This is a great opportunity to bring the whole family out to see Bushwick!  On top of that, we will be presenting a show just for adults at 8pm [TIX]!  This will be a journey back to some of our favorite books from long ago.  We never know what these musicians will come up with.

    Our musicians include: Debbie Miller, Levi Fuller, Matt Price, Justin Froese, Bridget Quigg, Galen Green, Mark Blasco, Dave Ewing, Tai Shan, Kate Graves, Sean Storts and Bucket of Honey.



    4/10: SOLD OUT!


    4/11: Erin Austin, Madison Violet