Live Music Saturday Nights at Grinders
We are happy to support live music in the Northwest by having some of the best professional groups come to play for you at Grinders on Saturday nights. We strongly recommend making reservations, as we are an intimate venue. Your table will be available for you after 7pm. Music starts at 8pm and usually runs until 10-10:30pm. We add a modest $10 cover per person to the final bill at the end of the night to offset the cost of paying these amazing musicians. Any questions, or if you'd like to make a reservation, please visit our contact page.
If you make a reservation, please attend the performance or let us know in a timely manner you will not be able to attend. Having a full house is integral to making live music profitable for the venue and the performers. It is disheartening to have a full reservation night on the books, with a waitlist of music lovers wanting to attend, and only 3/4 of the patrons arrive.
We want to continue to host live music events. Please honor your reservation or contact us the day before and we can release the seats to other customers. Thank you.
May 19th - Jim Basnight
Basnight has received reviews in numerous magazines, daily newspapers, weekly papers, web sites, blogs
and podcasts (news clippings available upon request). He has appeared on radio and television and on bills
with many famous musicians over the years including, the Ramones, the Police, Suzanne Vega, the
Romantics, Billy Idol, the Smithereens, the Band and many others.
Jim’s also shared the stage with members of many famous acts such as Guns and Roses, James Addiction,
Nirvana, REM, Pearl Jam and Madonna. Basnight’s produced or co-
produced shows with acts as diverse as Quiet Riot, Charley Pride, Lou Rawls, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Gordon Lightfoot and Firesign Theater.
June 2nd - The Daily Flash
In the mid '60s, The Daily Flash found a way to fuse folk, rock, blues, bluegrass and jazz. That process lives on in this stunning line up. The new edition of The Daily Flash has earned a reputation as a dynamic vocal band of consummate instrumentalists. The band features ASCAP composers and does original tunes, but their favorite trick is interpretation. They breathe life into an eclectic repertoire of folk, rock, Celtic and Delta swamp fusion. The Daily Flash brings the spirit of the sixties into the 21st century and delivers to stages all around the Northwest.
June 9th - 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....