Water Street Brewing in Port Townsend, WA

2015 Entertainment Line-up

Music

If you have joined us for any of our previous Strange Brewfests, then you know we always deliver when it comes to the music! This year you won't be disappointed, so remember to bring your dancing shoes!

Doors open Friday (1/23) at 5pm with great music from our two band line-up.

Music & Super Light Show all Weekend by DJ Frozen Fresh

Opening the show on FRIDAY is the Band we call "Vinyl Tap"

Veg Pereguino - Nigel Tufnel
Sam Maynard - David St. Hubbins
Rick Herrin - Derek Smalls
Miro Lund - Whichever drummer you want

Songs:
Heavy Duty
Bitch School
Big Bottom

Swindler - Friday

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, a sound that blends an innovative fusion of funk, groove, jazz and rock that is, undeniably Swindler. Featuring Seattle veteran guitarist Mike Saskor (Olympic Sound Collective, Rai, Altered States of Funk, Salem, Toadstool), jazz keyboardist Willow Goodine, drummer Chris Martin and bassist Rob Cochran, Swindler is able to bring the dance floor alive, while also leading listeners through an amazing collage of improvisational creativity during each show. The band members draw a wide array of musical influences to the mix, which allow listeners of all ranges to draw rave reviews of the band.

Swindler has been increasing their fan base with an extensive touring schedule around the Northwest, Alaska and beyond. Besides performing in the club and public festival circuit, Swindler is also coveted for many private festivals and performances, due to their ability to create musical journeys that captivate the audience from the first note to the last. 2015 promises to be another big growth year for the band with a new studio release in early 2015, new line of merchandise and continued touring and writing of new material which is sure to captivate fans, old and new.

The High Council - Friday

Hailing from the beating heart of the Evergreen State, Seattle, The High Council explores the boundaries of melody and groove. With a blend of transcendent improvisation and earthy rock sensibilities, THC draws on elements of jazz, reggae, rock and psychedelia. Fronted by guitar gurus Zeke Wakefield and Adrian Moore and riding the rolling thunder of drummer Conor Sisk, keyboardist Ryan Standley and percussionist Jeff Pang.

Joy In Mudville - Saturday

The boys from Joy In Mudville (featuring members of Deadwood Revival) are Jason Mogi on clawhammer banjo/guitar, Paul Stehr-Green on bass guitar, and Colin Leahy on bodhrán/djembe. They blend layered rhythms and tight harmonies with a touch of jam-band goodness to their mix of old-time, bluegrass, jam-band, rock, funk & blues.

Rippin' Chicken - Saturday

Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin' Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by 3 funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together. After performing and recording together for the better part of a decade in groups such as, The Funk Revolution, The Lucky Mystery Now Orchestra, and The Bucks (all under the direction of the great Lucky Brown), Rippin' Chicken presents this power-house rhythm section as the center of attention, playing the music they wanna, in a style that is all their own. "A soul-food Organ trio gone Rippin"



The Polyrythmics - Saturday

Original hard-driving, modern afro-beat and syncopated, horn-driven funk. That is the recipe that Polyrhythmics have crafted and delivered to packed clubs, and festival crowds throughout the west coast in the past 3 years. The 8 members of this dynamic world-beat orchestra, weave a clever web of deep, hypnotic grooves, creative, yet melodic interplay, clever horn-hooks, and searing solos that ignite every dance-floor that has laid before them.Original hard-driving, modern afro-beat and syncopated, horn-driven funk. That is the recipe that Polyrhythmics have crafted and delivered to packed clubs, and festival crowds throughout the west coast in the past 3 years. The 8 members of this dynamic world-beat orchestra, weave a clever web of deep, hypnotic grooves, creative, yet melodic interplay, clever horn-hooks, and searing solos that ignite every dance-floor that has laid before them. Facebook Fan Page

Lucky Brown & the Super Premium Chiefs - Saturday

Lucky Brown is the name of an archetype conceived by composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Joel Ricci. Assisted by The Funk Revolution, Ricci's project conjures a funk symbol from the past to bring to life real, authentic, earthy human emotion. Gritty modern funk with an impeccably dusty vibe....dancing is a must!

Steve Backus

Chainsaw Carving

The Roadside Woodcarver (Pemco Insurance commercial), Steve Backus, and (back by popular demand) nationally known, Pat McVay will be demonstrating their artistic skills during daylight hours on Saturday.

Additional Frivolity

  • Fire Dancing

  • Belly Dancing

  • Juggling

  • Hula Hooping

  • Stilt Walking

  • Red dog - DJ

  • Chainsaw Carving

Photo by: Dave Lindsay

We're still putting together the schedule and will be posting it here, so please be sure to check back! Also, if you would like to perform for a huge crowd of beer drinking crazy people, be sure to email us and we'll have our people call your people!

Food

We're thrilled to announce that in addition to your drinking pleasure, there will be plenty of food available for your eating pleasure, as well! Everyone loves pizza, right? Especially when cooked old world style- over a wood fire! Dented Buoy Pizza and Cateringwill be firing up thin crust, sizzling hot pizzas using organic fresh local ingredients!

Another local favorite, The Courtyard Cafe will be there too, serving hot and fresh pulled pork sandwiches!

Seafood lovers will be able to enjoy oysters on the half shell, seafood chowder, offered by Key City Fish Company, as well as sweet italian sausages, and bratwursts.

What? You're taste-buds are telling you that they need variety? Well, then you can let them know that they will be delighted with delicious options from Olgita's (a favorite at the Uptown Farmer's Market) Traditional Latin American Recipes, serving pupusas with curtido, beans with pork and spanish rice using produce and meats from local organic farms whenever possible.

And back by popular demand, the Sunrise Rotary Club will be having their "Weeny Wagon" this year with our famous Gourmet Hot Dogs!


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Strange Brewfest 2015! Let's turn it up!