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, August 19th, 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.
August 18th - Red House
BLUES AND BEYOND
Red House isn’t just a Blues band. They embrace many of the idioms that sprang from the Blues; R&B, Soul, Funk and even a little Jazz. And each musician brings to the table almost 50 years of experience and expertise. That’s one reason why Red House is the band other bands come to see. In 2017, they released a 4 song EP, titled “Over Yonder”. The cover art is an original painting by Tacoma’s own Little Bill Englehart and the disc is available for purchase—one cover tune and 3 original songs. They are currently back in the studio doing a follow-up full-length CD. If you haven’t heard Red House, check them out. You’ll be glad you did.
September 1st - 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.
September 15th - Patti Allen and Monster Road
Patti Allen "entertainer" is a Northwest favorite. She has performed nationally and internationally with such jazz and blues greats as B.B. King, Lou Rawls, and Hubert Sumlin to name a few. She says, however, the most fun she has ever had was with The Seattle Women of Rhythm and Blues. See news article, 2008 about Patti which appeared in the WBS News Letter.
Patti's distinctive musical range and hot moves explain her rare talent of keeping the audience on its feet and begging for more. Her contribution to music has been rewarded with numerous regional awards such as: 1996 First Female inducted into the Washington Blues Society Hall of Fame; 2000 and 2002-Vocalist of the Year; 2001--First Female to receive The Joe Johansen Memorial Award for Exeellence; First female vocalist to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award 2001 and 2004.
Patti is known for her infectious humor and her ability to entertain any audience. Her heart is in her music. She shows a selfless contribution to music education in the schools, and her unwavering commitment for our children's future. (See news article, 2000 on Patti bringing blues to students.)