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Intermediate to Advanced Cajun Fiddling

Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA

Join this fun fiddling workshop for intermediate to advanced musicians with instructor Kelly Thibodeaux, a working musician from Louisiana with 25 years of experience teaching the Cajun Fiddle. Designed for ages 12+, participants will learn to play two Louisiana Cajun two-step fiddle tunes by ear. Music will be slowed down in segments to facilitate learning, ...

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$40

Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

Washington Center Main Stage 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA

In Million Dollar Quartet Christmas rock ‘n’ roll newcomers, and soon to be legends, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the holidays. Inspired by the true story of their December 1956 homecoming at Sun Records, this heartwarming rock ‘n’ roll musical rings with sounds of the ...

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$49

The Mistaken at Wild Man Brewing, Olympia

Wild Man Gastro Pub 414 4th Ave. E. Olympia, Olympia, WA, United States

The Mistaken are at Wild Man Brewing, Olympia. Join us, December 22 at 6pm! No Charge. Come and enjoy great food and brews and music.

Free

Songcatchers: A Songwriting Workshop for All Ages

Lacey Timberland Library 500 College St SE, Lacey, WA, United States

Join a hands-on creative writing workshop with professional songwriter Keeth Apgar. Together we will co-create an original song from scratch based on participant-powered ideas. As we dig into the creative process, the group will work with music concepts such as rhythm, melody, tempo, and chords. We also will touch upon the role of vowel sounds; discuss ...

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Free

More John Williams Music (matinee show)

Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA, United States

Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Olympia Symphony and MORE John Williams Movie Music! Following our sold-out John Williams Movie Music concert in 2022, we are closing out 2023 with your favorites from last year -- Star Wars and Harry Potter -- and ADDING audience-requested Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones! It’s a movie music extravaganza! ...

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$15.52 – $84.75

More John Williams Music (7pm Evening Show)

Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA, United States

Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Olympia Symphony and MORE John Williams Movie Music! Following our sold-out John Williams Movie Music concert in 2022, we are closing out 2023 with your favorites from last year -- Star Wars and Harry Potter -- and ADDING audience-requested Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones! It’s a movie music extravaganza! ...

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$15.52 – $84.75

“It’s Midnight Somewhere” NYE Concert Afterparty

Washington Center Black Box 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia, United States

Party with the Symphony! After your MORE John Williams Movie Music experience in the main theater (7:00 concert only), come to the Black Box for an exclusive party with door prizes, appetizers, no-host bar, dancing, noisemakers, and an "It’s Midnight Somewhere" toast as you ring in 2024! Ticket required for entry (limited tickets available) “MORE ...

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$45

The Mistaken at the Pig Bar

Pig Bar 619 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA, United States

The Mistaken return to the Pig Bar, January 13, 6pm-8pm. No Charge!

Free

Iranian Daf Music Workshop

Tolmie State Park, Lower Kitchen Shelter 7730 61st Ave NE, Olympia

Free Ages 12 and up. No registration required - Seating is available for up to 45 people. Annual or One Day Discover Pass is required for vehicle access. Discover Passes are available online and at park entrance. Free 1.5 hour Iranian Daf Music Workshop at Tolmie State Park, Lower Kitchen Shelter Washington State Parks Folk & Traditional Arts Program ...

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Free

Rhythms Coffee Presents Azadi Amaan & Pale Blue Dot

Rhythms Coffee 210 4th Ave W, Olympia, OR, United States

Join Azadi Amaan & Pale Blue Dot at Rhythms Coffee for an evening of intimate, original, acoustic music. Suggested $10 cover; NOTAFLOF

$10

JOHNNY CASH – The Official Concert Experience

Washington Center Main Stage 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA

JOHNNY CASH – Bringing songs and stories from the “Man in Black” to the stage in a way that audiences haven’t seen or heard before. With video of Johnny from episodes of The Johnny Cash TV Show projected on a screen above the stage, a live band and singers will accompany him in perfect sync. ...

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$49

Olympia Funk Festival – Funk OFF!

Join us for the inaugural Olympia Funk Festival - Funk OFF! - three days of electrifying funk music, non-stop dancing, and pure celebration from February 2nd to 4th, 2024. Hosted by the PARC Foundation of Thurston County and sponsored by awesome local businesses and nonprofits, this unforgettable event will transform two of Olympia's most historic venues, the ...

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