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3805 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

(253) 857-9344

Working to Preserve Gig Harbors Historic Working Waterfront this non-profit boatyard located in historic Gig Harbor, Washington is the birthplace of the Thunderbird sailboat.

Music


Music at the BoatShop Featuring Steve Itterly
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Music at the BoatShop Featuring Steve Itterly

Steve Itterly is a northwest-based singer-songwriter who draws from a deep well of American musical traditions to create distinctively personal music that is timeless without being overly nostalgic.

Hailing from New York, Steve ventured to Boston after college where he studied country blues and ragtime guitar with local greats Paul Rishell and Radcliff Thomas. It wasn’t until he moved to Colorado where he honed his skills and began writing songs of his own, pulling from genres such as country blues, early jazz, western swing, folk, and ragtime.

Steve’s musical journey began in his early teens when his father and brother introduced him to Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, and Blind Willie Johnson to name a few. There was something mystical in the raw passion of the guitar and vocals that moved him deeply.

Steve’s musical style is true to form with his passionate vocals, finger-style prowess, and ripping slide guitar. He has won the Telluride Blues & Blues Festival’s Country Blues Competition and he is a recognized songwriter in his own right. He has shared a bill with greats such as Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Steve Winwood, Jack Broadbent, Anders Osborne, and Benjamin Booker.

General Admission: $20 | $25 at the door

Members: $15 | $25 at the door

All Ages Welcome | Open Seating | Complimentary Appetizers | Doors Open at 6:30

Beer and wine will be available for purchase

Purchase tickets in advance- Day of tickets only available if space permits. Call (253) 857-9344 or stop buy the BoatShop to purchase tickets.

Purchase tickets online here.

Click here to listen to some of Steve Itterly’s music.

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Greg Blake and Real Country
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Greg Blake and Real Country

“Country” will always be at the foundation of Greg Blake’s interpretations of songs and lyrics.  Even classical voice training in college did not deter him from continuing in the rich traditions of Appalachian twang that you’ll hear underlying his phrasing, and though Greg loves bluegrass, and considers himself a bluegrass singer, those audiences not as familiar with Monroe and Flatt love to hear the warmth, resonance and clarity when Blake delivers a ballad.

Having the privilege of traveling and performing with several different musicians, young and old, near and far, famous and yet to be discovered, Blake has found a stellar group of young musicians that have the same interest in and passion for preserving, promoting and performing an interesting marriage of musical genres. Greg, Nico, Miles and Isaac will be seen at any given time, traveling literally around the world performing a 45-50 minute set of blistering and/or mournful traditional bluegrass, and then turn around and dawn a Telecaster, sit down at the pedal steel and deliver an hour long set of Cash, Haggard, Jones and Buck Owens classic country music that will bring back memories of AM radio and Saturday night dances.

General Admission: $20 | $25 at the door

Members: $15 | $25 at the door

All Ages Welcome | Open Seating | Complimentary Appetizers | Doors Open at 6:30

Beer and wine will be available for purchase

Purchase tickets in advance- Day of tickets only available if space permits. Call (253) 857-9344 or stop buy the BoatShop to purchase tickets.

Buy tickets online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4299665

 

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Corner House
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Corner House

Abiding by a love for adventure, Corner House finds purpose and solace in the beauty of earth and music. Clinging whole heartedly to studied traditions, the Boston based band has tended to write and arrange music liberally comprised of Irish, Scottish, Appalachian stringband, and bluegrass influences.
The singular roots music scene of Boston, MA has long been a destination for musicians seeking level footing to build upon. On winter eves most suited for warm tea and blankets, Ethan Hawkins (guitar), Louise Bichan (fiddle), Ethan Setiawan (mandolin), found a musical home in one another. In the fall of 2017, Corner House had debuted at FreshGrass Festival in North Adams, MA and were making preparations to record an EP and tour Scotland, which they did in the summer of the following year. Returning from overseas, the three found the illustrious cellist, Casey Murray, living just down the street and invited the contra-dance influenced player to join the fold.

Call (253) 857-9344, purchase tickets at the BoatShop or purchase online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4254990

Purchase tickets in advance – day of tickets available only if space permits

Beer & Wine Available for Purchase | All Ages  |  Open Seating |  Doors Open at 6:30pm

General Admission $20 | $25 at the door

  Members $15 | $20 at the door

Click HERE to listen to some of Corner House’s music!

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Nick and Luke
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Nick and Luke

Nicholas Hornerand and Lucas Chohany have a musical kinship unlike any other. With a love for traditional music and honest songwriting presented with the spontaneity of jazz and the reckless abandon of rock music, Nick and Luke have cultivated a musical language all their own. While playing a combination of americana-rooted original music, jazz standards and the bluegrass/old-time liturgy, their performances ebb and flow to create a playful blend of the visceral and the virtuosic.

Call (253) 857-9344, purchase tickets at the BoatShop, or buy them online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4203658 

Purchase tickets in advance – day of tickets available only if space permits

Beer & Wine Available for Purchase | All Ages  |  Open Seating |  Doors Open at 6pm

General Admission $20 | $25 at the door

  Members $15 | $20 at the door

Click HERE to visit Nick and Luke’s website

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Daymark
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Daymark

Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, uilleann pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals) the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar.

Call (253) 857-9344, or purchase tickets at the BoatShop 

Purchase tickets online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4091370 

Purchase tickets in advance – day of tickets available only if space permits

Beer & Wine Available for Purchase | All Ages  |  Open Seating |  Doors Open at 6pm

General Admission $20 | $25 at the door

  Members $15 | $20 at the door


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The Piney Gals
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Piney Gals

Join us for an amazing night of live music with The Piney Gals on Friday, October 26th!

The Piney Gals perform traditional songs and fiddle tunes dug from the roots of American folk music.  Kate Lichtenstein (the Barn Owls) and Charmaine Slaven (Squirrel Butter, The Tallboys) started singing together in 2017 on their back porches and living rooms, and found that their voices, taste in repertoire, and sense of humor meshed well together.  We think you'll enjoy the music that these two ladies of old-time music have arranged.

General Admission: $20 | $25 at the door 

Members: $15 | $20 at the door

All Ages Welcome | Open Seating | Complimentary Appetizers

Beer and wine will be available for purchase

Click here to purchase tickets online

Purchase tickets in advance- Day of tickets only available if space permits. Call (253) 857-9344 or stop buy the BoatShop to purchase tickets.

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The Page Turners - Sold Out
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Page Turners - Sold Out

The Page Turners, Carolyn Kendrick and Jake Howard, are an award-winning group (2016 Freshgrass Best Duo) who have a strong foothold in the acoustic music scene. Their partnership began as musical friends at Berklee College of Music, and they started playing together through a mutual admiration for musical authenticity and adventurousness. The Page Turners write sharp and adept original music, as well as put new twists on old favorites. All together, they blend their love of bluegrass, whiskey-fueled old-time, country, swing, and fearless song-writing into one all-purpose seasoning of good ole' fashioned roots music. Although a duo at heart, the Page Turners have had the opportunity to extend themselves. and oftentimes play with friends who have become honorary Turn-ees. Now on tour nationally, their debut album is available and you can catch them where they turn the page next.

All ages are welcome and open seating is available. 

Doors open at 6:30 pm, concert begins at 7 pm

General Admission $20 | $25 at the door

Members $15 | $20 at the door

Purchase tickets in advance- day of tickets only available if space permits

Call us at 253-857-9344 or click https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3363163 to purchase tickets

Click HERE to view videos and more info on The Page Turners

 

 

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Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald

Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald are masters of tradition who purposefully explore the dark corners floating on its edges. Their individual artistry is enhanced when together. In short, the sum creates a greater whole. The result is an alluring complexity, full of spontaneous musicality. Pulling from parallel strands of influence, they create a swirling level of intensity that traverses darkness, light, and everywhere in between. The two have been good friends ever since they met, and this is present in their live performances, which are full of organic banter and good humor to go along with the music. Join us on Friday, February 23rd for McKasson and McDonald’s fabulous live performance of traditional, roots music.

All ages are welcome and open seating is available. 

Doors open at 6:30 pm, concert begins at 7 pm

General Admission $20 | $25 at the door

Members $15 | $20 at the door

Purchase tickets in advance- day of tickets only available if space permits

Call us at 253-857-9344 or email us at info@gigharborboatshop.org to purchase tickets

Click HERE to view videos of McKasson and McDonald 

 

 

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MAC
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

MAC

MAC is, at its core, part of the natural progression of Celtic music as it has worked away into the American consciousness. Ryan McKasson, Elias Alexander, and Colin Cotter are well-versed in the Celtic music tradition, and the music that they write and perform is steeped heavily in this timeless tradition while calling upon influences ranging from rock to classical. Their performances reveal fiery personas tempered with artistry, finesse, and virtuosity as they draw from a deep well of innovative original music and lush arrangements of traditional songs and tunes.

Please join us at the BoatShop for this memorable night! All Ages are welcome and open seating is available. Doors Open at 6:30 pm and music starts at 7. 

General Admission $20 | $25 at the door Members $15 | $20 at the door

Call (253) 857-9344 or purchase tickets at the BoatShop 

Purchase tickets in advance – day of tickets available only if space permits

 

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Hot Club Sandwich
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Hot Club Sandwich

Music at the BoatShop Featuring Hot Club Sandwich! 

More than fifteen years ago, hot-jazz string band Hot Club Sandwich was founded in Olympia, WA. With two guitars, bass, violin, mandolin, and drums, each band member is also a contributing composer and arranger, and everyone in the band sings. The Hot Club Sandwich repertoire carries a reverence for Gypsy Jazz along with folkloric influences from around the world that flourished during the same era. 

Join us on May 20th for an unforgettable night of live music with complimentary appetizers and beer and wine available for purchase! All ages are welcome and open seating is available.

Doors open at 6 pm- Music begins at 7pm

Price-

General Admission $25 Advance / $30 at the Door | Members $20 Advance / $25 at the Door

Tickets can be purchased online or-

Call (253) 857-9344 or purchase tickets at the BoatShop Purchase tickets in advance – day of tickets available only if space permits

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Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Talk starts at 6 p.m.

Music starts at 7 p.m.

Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers are a wild bunch of artist-musicians hailing from the town of Ketchikan that play what some have described as sub-aquatic neo-folk n’ fish-rock. One never knows who is going to be ‘wrangled’ into this band of pranksters but at its core are well known Alaskan Fish artist Ray Troll and his partners in slime “Ratfish” Russell Wodehouse, Shauna Lee, Brian Curtis and Chazz Gist. They put on a fun and uniquely Alaskan show, complete with a “sockeyedelic” light show and a limbo bar set at nine inches.

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Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

Northwest roots duo Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons won critical acclaim in 2016 when they took first place at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Even before that, Ben and Joe have been in demand as performers for their unique blend of pre-blues a cappella field hollers, fiddle and banjo breakdowns, and duet distillations of early jazz.

 

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Squirrel Butter
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Squirrel Butter

Squirrel Butter offers tremendous vocal harmonists, and multi-instrumentalists featuring the fiddle, banjo and steel and traditional guitars.  Add a little step-dancing to it and you’ve got yourself a memorable evening of fun.

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Oly Mountain Trio
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Oly Mountain Trio

The OLY MOUNTAIN TRIO is a condensed version of the five-member Oly Mountain Boys.  High-energy Bluegrass with a Pacific Northwest bent, they mix traditional tunes with their own revolutionary originals.  Tight vocal harmonies and picking prowess showcase the power and appeal of a truly American musical form

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Squirrel Butter
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Squirrel Butter

Tremendous vocal harmonists, they are also gifted multi-instrumentalists featuring the fiddle, banjo and steel and traditional guitars.  Add a little step-dancing to it and you've got yourself a memorable experience to look forward to!  (read more...)

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The Washover Fans
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

The Washover Fans

Call them Indie Folk, Americana, Roots, whatever...The Washover Fans aren't ones to jump on trends.  They're more comfortable aligning themselves with tradition and the time-honored crafts of musicianship and songwriting.  (read more...)
 

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