Drop off auction items
What: Your musical instruments, LPs, CDs and other tempting music-themed items
Where: Cascadia office, Room 3 of the Methow Valley Community Center (across the hall from the library)
When: every Friday in February, 2-6 p.m.; every Saturday in February, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Questions, or to arrange a pick-up: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Two dozen of the Methow’s favorite musicians — from folk to rock to classical — will be onstage to support Cascadia at the Musicians of the Methow fundraiser on Saturday, March 7. In addition to the music, there will be a music-themed silent auction, a music-themed dessert auction, and music-themed cocktails and other refreshments. Cascadia promises a family-friendly evening culminating in dancing to the Bitterroot Beets.
For more than three decades, Cascadia has created opportunities for people in the Methow Valley to experience music through learning, performing and listening. Cascadia brings visiting musicians in all genres, including classical, jazz and world music for concerts in the Methow. The organization runs the Cascadia Chorale, the Methow Valley Orchestra, and the Pipestone Youth Orchestra. Through the Pipestone School of Music, Cascadia provides instruction in strings, winds, guitar, piano and more.
Cascadia has already amassed an enticing selection of auction items, including:
• a pair of tickets to see John Prine in Spokane.
• a gift certificate to the Royal Roost, a premier Seattle jazz venue.
• brand new and lightly used guitars, mandolins, ukuleles and other instruments.
• passes to the 2020 Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival.
• tickets to a Spokane Symphony Orchestra concert.
• CDs and LPs.
Auction items still needed:
• musical instruments in good condition (or antiques).
• CDs and LPs.
• music memorabilia.
• posters and musical art.
• tickets and gift certificates for musical experiences — concerts, lessons, etc.
• sheet music or music-themed books.
• amps and other sound equipment in good condition.
Musicians of the Methow is Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Adult tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Student tickets — as always — are $1.
Reserved tables for 4 or 6 people are $40 per person.
For more information and advance tickets, go to cascadiamusic.org.
Musicians of the Methow line-up
The current line-up of musicians, who are all donating their time to event:
Full Uplift — ska/punk band led by guitarist Steven Kish, with songs that reflect today’s mood with a “megaton of energy.”
Danbert Nobacon with Kira Wood Kramer and Anna Dooley — Danbert Nobacon (formerly of the British anarcho-pop band Chumbawamba) teams up with actor and singer Kira Wood Cramer and fiddler Anna Dooley for “21st-century thespian punk rock.”
Tamarack Quartet — the string quartet performs movements from a quartet by Antonin Dvořák and a tango by Carlos Gardel.
The Bitterroot Beets — funk, rock and soul grooves from Dylan Marks, guitar; Will Menzies, drums; Erik Shepard, bass; and Sarah Stephens, vocals.
Late for Supper — singer/songwriters Jerome Bowler and Ken Bevis team up on upbeat folk tunes about nature and the Methow.
Emele Clothier with John Evans — vocalist Clothier and guitarist Evans perform Americana from Sinatra to Joan Baez and Northwest sound.
Michael Brady — solo classical pianist performs Liszt.
Tylar Moe with Charles Frady — Tunes from singer-songwriter Tylar Moe, whose voice “hearkens back to the early days of Jesus Music.”
Oori Silberstein and Friends, with vocalist Rebecca Gallivan — rock classics from top Methow musicians.