Car show, Make Music Day are both June 21

June 17, 2015

Sometimes, the stars align to bring together two things to make one memorable union, from love-struck youths Romeo and Juliet to food pairings surf and turf.

Issaquah residents will be the beneficiary of a quirk of the calendar, when two of the Downtown Issaquah Association’s biggest events of the year fall on the same day.

The car show Fenders on Front Street is always on Father’s Day, which just so happens to fall on June 21, the same date for the annual Music Day.

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Lefse Fest celebrates Scandinavian culture

June 3, 2015

Maypole to honor deceased rooster McNugget

A little rooster atop a ceremonial pole will look awfully familiar to locals attending a celebration of all things Scandinavian June 6.

Contributed This year’s Lefse Fest maypole rooster, like this one from a past event, will be painted to look like beloved resident rooster McNugget.

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This year’s Lefse Fest maypole rooster, like this one from a past event, will be painted to look like beloved resident rooster McNugget.

Lefse Fest returns to Issaquah for the third year, and event organizers have decided to honor resident rooster McNugget by fashioning the maypole topper in his likeness.

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Celebrate International Music Day June 21

May 30, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 30, 2015

Issaquah is making music June 21, in celebration of International Music Day.

The annual event celebrates the importance of music through free, open and accessible events. Listen, dance and make music from 1-5 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Pedestrian Park — The Redondoes, strum ukulele band, Greasy Spoon,
  • Northwest Alder Street — Eastside Music Co.,
  • Music and Arts lot — teen performers from Kaleidoscope School of Music, special guests,
  • Confluence Park — LocoMotive, FIVESTAR, Nolan Garrett, The RumSkullz and more.

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Thundering Angels presents memorial spring opener

May 27, 2015

The Thundering Angels motorcycle club presents its spring opener — the Neil “Zesty” Morris Memorial Thunder Run on May 30 at the GasLamp Bar and Grill, 1315 N.W. Mall St.

The Neil 'Zesty' Morris Memorial Thunder Run Founding Member ThuThe event honors Morris, founding member of Thundering Angels MC, who recently passed away. His life was dedicated to music, as well as playing in numerous bands. Morris also owned a music store in Redmond for many years.

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Reflections art contest winners announced

March 17, 2015

The Issaquah School District announced this year’s Reflections art contest winners, who will have a chance to compete at the state level this spring. Students in every grade are eligible to compete in several different categories.

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Public invited to Reflections art exhibit Jan. 13

January 11, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 11, 2015

Come be inspired by incredible artworks produced by Issaquah School District students.

Through visual arts, dance, music and literature, students have produced outstanding works reflecting on the theme “The world would be a better place if….”

The exhibition reception is from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Commons at Issaquah High School, 700 Second Ave. S.E.

The event is sponsored by the Issaquah PTSA.

 

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Rest your feet while you listen to music at Salmon Days

October 5, 2014

NEW — 1 p.m. Oct. 5, 2014

Need to take a break from the hustle and bustle? Drop by one of the stages to hear some great music.

Whether you head to the Kids, the David Harris Rainier Boulevard, the Front Street or the Go Fish! stages, you’re bound to find something you like.

Get festival updates and photos throughout the weekend right here on our website, on our Facebook and Twitter.

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Calaca Kings bring the funk to concerts series

July 29, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park continues July 31 with The Calaca Kings.

The concerts in the park are from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket. There will be barbecue dinners and ice cream for sale. No alcohol is allowed.

Three generations of Doughtys (Fred, son Andrew and grandson Jordan) bring together a smart compilation of perfectly mixed genres that appeals to all ages. They feature some of the Northwest’s top performers in their lineups. Performing with them July 31 is Tiffiny Theis, a prolific writer and guitarist with “a sweet and silky voice of an angel.”

Pine Lake Park, 2401 228th Ave. S.E., has limited parking. Parking is also available at Discovery Elementary School and at the Pine Lake Park & Ride. A free shuttle is available to and from the park & ride. No dogs are allowed on the shuttle.

Learn more at www.sammamish.us/events/concertsinthepark.aspx.

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Waving the baton

June 3, 2014

Dorothy Hay completes 25 years with Issaquah Singers

When Dorothy Hay takes the director’s stand at the Issaquah Singers annual concert for the public June 7, it will mark 25 years of directing the choir.

The concert at Sammamish Presbyterian Church is free, though donations for support of the group will be accepted.

By David M. Boss Bob Quindt (left), on the trumpet, and the Issaquah Singers crack up as conductor Dorothy Hay makes a joke during a concert in a previous year to celebrate the Fourth of July.

By David M. Boss
Bob Quindt (left), on the trumpet, and the Issaquah Singers crack up as conductor Dorothy Hay makes a joke during a concert in a previous year to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Hay said the concert title, “Snapshots,” comes from the hope that songs will bring back pictures for the audience from their past: pictures from the likes of “Naughty Lady of Shady Lane,” “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening,” “Crawdad Hole,” “In The Garden” and others.

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Music Man

October 1, 2013

David Harris is still bookin’ rock ‘n’ roll after 30 years

David Harris’s earliest recollections of Salmon Days are of the festival being more like a town parade that featured the high school band, the Issaquah Indians football team, the National Guard and a fire truck with a guest appearance by JP Patches and Gertrude.

Little did the British expatriate know that in fall 1970, just a year after moving to Issaquah, he’d soon have a hand in shaping the town’s music scene for decades to come.

The 26-year-old had uprooted his wife and two children from southern London to take a job as an engineer with The Boeing Co. in 1965.

“I remember getting on the plane and literally not knowing where we were going,” Harris said.

By Greg Farrar David Harris (right) looks on as Mungo Jerry performs on the Rainier Avenue Stage during the 2009 Salmon Days Festival.

By Greg Farrar
David Harris (right) looks on as Mungo Jerry performs on the Rainier Avenue Stage during the 2009 Salmon Days Festival.

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