Water Street Brewing in Port Townsend, WA

Strange Brewfest Entertainment

2016 Entertainment Line-up


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 (1/29) at 5pm with great music from our two band line-up.

LoWire - Friday

Lowire is a power duo made up of the rhythm section from Port Townsend party band, Lucius Clay. Sean Mugrage on bass and vocals, and Frank DePalma on drums create multi-layered funk and rock grooves. This dynamic jam band blends traditional instrumentation with electronica for a truly unique sound.

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.

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".

Snug Harbor - Saturday

8 piece funk-soul revival group from Bellingham, WA. Original compositions to classic covers, Snug Harbor is raw, high-energy soul music and each live show contains elements of improvisation over heavy funk grooves.

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!

We have confirmed that the Chainsaw Carvers, Pat McVay and Steve Backus will be back (by popular demand) and have told us they will be featuring interesting portable indoor/outdoor “Yard Bars” made from cool slabs of wood!

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Party like Greek Gods and Goddesses - Strange Brewfest 2016!