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.

Special Sunday Jazz - No Cover

Sunday, October 15th

We are happy to offer the chill and casual sounds of Jazz Island Rewind.  4p to 6p. 

 Drop in, eat, drink and get into the casual funky groove of Jazz Island Rewind.  Reservations accepted but certainly not required.

Jazz Island Rewind is comprised of veteran musician John English and guests.

 
 

September 22nd - 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....

 

September 29th - Stacy Jones Band

Stacy Jones is continually nominated for “Best of the Blues” awards in songwriting, performance, harmonica, guitar and winning the 2018 “Best Band” award plus nine other “Best of the Blues Awards from the Washington Blues Society including Best Female Vocalist, Blues harmonica, Blues songwriter and The 2018 NW recording of the year for her 2017 album ‘Love Is Everywhere.’

Her 2017 release was also accepted in the first round of Grammy Voting for the “Best Contemporary Blues Album and Best Americana Song categories and was chosen to represent the South Sound Blues Association as the entrant for the 2018 Best Self-produced CD competition at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN. The album made the list of Roots Radio Report top 40 Blues Rock albums of 2017.

She has performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, SXSW, juke joints in Mississippi, riverboats in California, headlined festivals, toured Europe and shared stages with Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Lee Oskar, and many other legends.

Her music has been described as “A Whiskey & Water Baptism that lace Blues and Rock edges.” “With her feet firmly planted in roots-based music, Stacy Jones pays homage to the blues but experiments by mixing in some mild-Americana and subtle country licks. Dynamic vocals fueled by powerful lyrics.” “the rolling thunder blues of Howlin’ Wolf mixed with the honesty of Lucinda Williams

 

 

October 6th - 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.