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Check Out the North City Jazz Walk and Jazz Bites, Tuesday Night

Listen to great music; grab something good to eat.

The North City Jazz Walk is just around the corner.  Tuesday, August 14th the music starts at 7 p.m. for an evening of live jazz in ten venues. 

When you arrive grab a map, a line up, and a guide to something new,   Jazz Bites – food and beverages along the way.  This year’s participants offer an array of delectable small plates, finger foods, and desserts, plus a wide selection of beer, wine, and soft drinks.

Come at 6 p.m. when the street closes to have supper before the music begins. Your choices include a spaghetti dinner at the North City Lounge, cheesy parmesan bites at Dominos, brats and burgers at Brown’s Coffee Shop, an array of small plates at the North City Bistro, a warm pretzel at the  Eagles Club, more small plates at Laughing Ladies Café, or a Mike’s Dogz. The Rain City Rotary staffs its annual Beer and Wine Garden with the Shoreline Breakfast Rotary offering complimentary snacks nearby. Enjoy cold drinks and treats at the North City Theatre and do not miss the fabulous brownies with strawberries and whipped cream at the St. Mark Social Hall.

Oh, about the music! The line-up features some of the best of the Northwest including Shoreline’s own Bill Anschell, Doug Reid, and Keith McClelland. Greta Matassa returns with Critical Mass. The Jimmy Holden Quartet is back by popular demand, as is the lively Tumbao Salsa dance band. New groups this year are Hook Me Up and the Casey MacGill Group – two well-known West Coast bands that add dimension to the evening.  Stephanie Porter with Steve Yusen will delight those who love torch singing. The Summer Jazz Camp Student and Faculty Bands are free on the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Arts Council’s Show Mobile.     

Advanced tickets are $12 online or at several locations in Shoreline: Sky Nursery, Prosser Music, Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center and these North City businesses: North City Bistro, Laughing Ladies Café, North City Eagles Aerie, Golden Bow and Flowers, and Dr. Larrance Commons.

Tickets on the night of the event are $15. Parking is free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit northcityjazzwalk.org or call 206-399-0963.  

The North City Jazz Walk is produced by the North City Business Association in partnership with the City of Shoreline, The Journal Media Group, the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, American Solutions, and Cleanscapes.  The Jazz Walk is grateful to the generous 2012 stage sponsors:  Dr. Tim Norton, DC; Phoenix Art Restoration; Chuck Cady/Ann Babb-Nordling; Ben Kinney and Keller Williams Realty; the Law Office of Keith McClelland, Edward Jones-Stephanie Santeford; Integrity Surety, LLC; the Shoreline Breakfast Rotary, and the S/LFP Arts Council.

Source: Robin McClelland.

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