Restaurant, Bar and Project Room


UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Wednesday, July 30th Dennis Kamakahi Tribute & Benefit
7:30pm
Tickets: $25 – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Five great young stars of the Hawaiian Music scene come together to celebrate the legacy of the legendary Dennis Kamakahi and raise money for his family in the wake of his untimely passing. Read the New York Times obituary honoring him here.

Herb Ohta Jr.: It is Herb's goal to share the beauty of Hawaii's music, its culture, and the 'ukulele to people all over the world. Herb has performed throughout the state of Hawai'i and has traveled overseas to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the mainland USA. Herb Ohta, Jr. is certainly a vanguard in this new generation of 'ukulele players. www.herbohtajr.com

David Kamakahi: Ukulele Recording Artist, Instructor, Producer, Songwriter, Multiple Hoku Award winner, David Kamakahi is the son of famous Slack Key Guitar master songwriter, Dennis Kamakahi. www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/david-kamakahi

Patrick Landeza: Musician, composer, producer, Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza is considered a leading exponent of the Hawaiian slack key style. www.reverbnation.com/patricklandeza

Stephen Inglis: Stephen Inglis was born and raised in Honolulu. He plays Grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack key guitar. He records and tours with highly regarded traditional musicians. At the same time he is an innovator: his album Slackin on Dylan opened up new territory for slack key, winning a Hawaii Music Award. stepheninglis.com/about

Jon Yamasato: A young slack key guitarist trained by the famous Slack Key guitar master, Dennis Kamakahi, Jon Yamasato, with his band, "Pure Heart", won 5 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, Hawaii's most prestigious music award. www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/jon-yamasato

Please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Friday, August 8th The Westerlies CD Release
7:30pm
Tickets: $20 GA / $10 Student with ID – available now from Stranger Tickets.

The Westerlies celebrate the release of "Wish The Children Would Come On Home", an album highlighting 11 of Wayne Horvitz’s compositions, beautifully re-imagined by the Westerlies featuring Willem de Koch (trombone), Andy Clausen (trombone), Zubin Hensler (trumpet) and Riley Mulherkar (trumpet).

7:30pm: The Onlies
The Onlies play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, with Celtic, old-time American, and Canadian roots. Members Leo Shannon, Riley Calcagno, and Samantha Braman are Garfield High School (Seattle) sophomores who’ve literally played together since they were two years old. Singing and playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and piano, they have developed a strong fan base throughout the Pacific Northwest, performing concerts, dances, restaurants, and pubs from Port Townsend to Palo Alto, CA. For dances and other projects, they are frequently joined by the fantastic high school junior RuthMabel Boytz on string bass.

8:30pm: The Westerlies
The Westerlies are a New York based brass quartet comprised of four friends from Seattle, Washington. Avid explorers of cross-genre territory, The Westerlies are a collectively run ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of a new brass quartet repertoire that exists in the ever-narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock. The Westerlies have premiered over 40 original works for brass quartet since their inception in 2011, and crafted an approach that Dave Douglas had described as “Swinging, grooving, clean and tricky playing. This is the group that, once you’ve heard them, you’ll realize they always needed to exist. Unique, original, exciting. And simply killing in the best sense.” The Westerlies music exudes the warmth of their longstanding friendships, and reflects the broad interests of its members.
www.westerliesmusic.com

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Saturday, August 16th 3rd Annual Rainier Valley BBQ Contest
6:00am-3:00pm
Join us for the 3rd Annual Rainier Valley BBQ Contest! This is an amateur event (no big rigs!). Wood or charcoal smokers only, no gas/electric smokers.

Including prizes awarded for:
Best pork ribs (baby back)
Best pork shoulder (“pulled pork”)
Best chicken thighs
Best "anything goes" entry

$40 contest entry per team, find out more details, contest schedule and tickets here.
Saturday, August 16th 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival
9:00pm
We are excited to have the Columbia City Theater join the Royal Room this year in presenting the 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival. We are also excited to be collaborating with American Standard Time to present a variety of Seattle’s finest rock and alternatives bands with strong roots in Blues and R&B.
The Blues Festival runs August 15 through August 17, download a printable copy of our full schedule for details on acts, start times and tickets here.

Tickets for tonight's performances at The Royal Room, $8 advance/ $10 at the door are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Tonight features:
Drinking Muddy Waters - Roots of Muddy - Orville Johnson
Nashville Blues - Tayla Lynn and more sings Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Jimmie Rogers and more
Long Distance Call: The Jelly Rollers play the music of Muddy Waters - Special guests TBA

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Sunday, August 17th 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival (Late Show)
We are excited to have the Columbia City Theater join the Royal Room this year in presenting the 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival. We are also excited to be collaborating with American Standard Time to present a variety of Seattle’s finest rock and alternatives bands with strong roots in Blues and R&B.
The Blues Festival runs August 15 through August 17, download a printable copy of our full schedule for details on acts, start times and tickets here.

The Blues According to Jimi Hendrix
9:00pm (Late Show)

Tickets for tonight's late show The Royal Room, $8 advance/ $10 at the door are available now from Stranger Tickets.
The Blues According to Jimi Hendrix with Crack Sunday (Skerik, Mike Stone, Keith Lowe and Tim Kennedy).
Featuring guitarists Jeff Fielder, Kathy Moore, Thaddeus Turner, RL Heyer and more.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Wednesday, August 20th Allison Adams Tucker
8:00pm
Tickets: $17 advance / $20 door – available now from Stranger Tickets.

Join multilingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker from Southern California on a musical journey as she celebrates the release of her second CD April in Paris – songs of springtime and new beginnings from around the world. The album was recorded in Paris on UNESCO's 1st International Jazz Day at the end of her last Europe tour, including international musicians and arrangers from 5 countries. One of the arrangers is Seattle's own Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto.

With a voice "supple as silk and smooth as cashmere" (eJazzNews), and "mesmerizing, whether in English, Japanese, French" (GirlSingers.org), Allison Adams Tucker creates a unique montage of jazz-driven melodies and rhythms in 6 languages that is turning heads. From Brazilian to straight ahead, French chansons to Mediterranean and beyond, "expect the unexpected." (Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene)

Allison's debut CD Come With Me (Allegato Music 2008), co-produced by jazz guitarist Peter Sprague (Dianne Reeves, Chick Corea, Sergio Mendes) and arranged by Kamau Kenyatta (Gregory Porter, Hubert Laws, Earl Klugh, Patti Austin), received international acclaim, was nominated for Best Jazz Album 2009 by the San Diego Music Awards, and continues to receive airplay on radio stations in 18 countries. Allison’s voice can be heard on national commercials and video games, and her interpretation of "La Vie En Rose" is one to the top downloads on iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify worldwide.

Allison performs regularly for audiences in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and around the US, and is joined for this Seattle performance by: Jovino Santos Neto (piano/sax), Chuck Deardorf (bass), Mark Ivester (drums), and special guests!
For music, videos, and more information: www.AllisonAdamsTucker.com.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Tuesday, August 26th Tuesday Tease
8:00pm
Tickets: $10-$25 available now from Stranger Tickets

Tuesday Tease is Seattle's only monthly burlesque revue with live musical accompaniment. The show brings together the musical stylings of Pervana and a rotating cast of Seattle burlesque artists to spice up your Tuesday nights with some tease and tunes. Our featured dancers bring a blend of neo and classic burlesque to showcase their stylistic flexibility -- and the band's! Pervana covers everything from jazz and blues to punk and pop and anything in between. You can catch Tuesday Tease on 4th Tuesdays at the Royal Room in July and August!

This summer, we heat things up with Miss Viva Las Vegas 2008 Dizzy Von Damn!, Seattle’s Goddess in Glitter Persephone Illyri, and drag king stripper Al Lykya. This knockout combination of performers will certainly add some sizzle to your Tuesday nights all summer long! Hosted by smart-mouthed sexpot Sailor St. Claire and stage managed by a different burlesque starlet at every show!

For more information, visit the Tuesday Tease website.

Please note: This event is 18+ until 10pm, 21+ after 10pm.
Friday, August 30th Flamenco at The Royal Room: Cuerdas con Lunares
7:00pm
Tickets: $15 advance / $18 door – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Cuerdas con Lunares translated is "guitar strings with polka dots". Polka dots were traditionally worn by the gypsies of southern Spain when performing the soulful union of song, guitar and dance which was eventually called flamenco. Lines and dots can also be imagined as written musical scores that can be rearranged multiple times to create different expressions of feeling and mood. Cuerdas con Lunares comes from three passionate artists who revel in the tradition of flamenco while adding something of themselves and their experiences. The group is based out of Seattle although all three individuals have crossed paths while working on their art in Sevilla, Spain.

Melinda Hedgecorth comes direct from Sevilla, Spain, her home for the last 10 years where she dances in local flamenco tablaos and peñas as well as making special appearances in El Museo de Baile Flamenco Cristina Hoyos and in the festival Flamenco en la Frontera in Morón de la Frontera.
Melinda Hedgecorth's website.

Jed Miley recently returned to Seattle from New York where he was working with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and Flamenco Revolución teaching, composing, and performing at venues such as Jacob´s Pillow. He has his own Flamenco Rock band Dientes de Caramelo and a new recording studio in Seattle, Pinche Studios.

Daniel Azcarate returns to Seattle fresh from Sevilla, Spain where he has spent the last year intensely studying at Fundación Cristina Heeren, performing at local tablaos, and recording his first CD Mi Camino Flamenco.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Saturday, October 4th Kristin Chambers CD Release Show
7:00pm
Tickets: $8 advance / $10 door – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

8:00pm: Verlaine opens the night

9:00pm: Kristin Chambers Seattle Singer Songwriter releases her new album "Everything Woman", a new compilation of original songs that truly captures Kristin's poetic, heartfelt, lyrics and authentic, soulful music as never before. Produced by Eric Eagle of Seattle's Skoor Sound, "Everything Woman" breathes life from the musical artistry of Keith Lowe, Jeff Feilder, Michael Stegner, Steve Moore, Al Keith and the arranging brilliance of Hans Teuber.

Eric Eagle- Drums
Jeff Fielder-Guitar
Michael Stegner-Piano
Keith Lowe- Bass

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
This Week At The Royal Room
Monday July 28th Trimtab/ Metrilodic
8:00pm
Trimtab formed in 2001 under the concept of guitarist Jason Goessl, who, inspired by the work and philosophy of R. Buckminster Fuller, realized a link between Fuller's architecture and musical form and meter. Trimtab features Phil Cali on bass and Brian Oppel on drums. The music of Trimtab is difficult to sum up in a simple phrase or genre. The band's compositions are sonic portmanteaus that meld philosophical and architectural concepts with classical, jazz, Eastern Indian, African, and rock music styles.

MetriLodic formed in 2010 by saxophonist Eric Barber to recreate music he was hearing in his dreams. He enlisted two of his closest counterparts, PK and Byron Vannoy, to realize his vision to create an original improvised music language based on these dreams. Our music inhabits cerebral and ecstatic spaces at once, multimetric grooves there and gone, raw and refined.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Tuesday, July 29th Closed
Wednesday, July 30th Dennis Kamakahi Tribute & Benefit
7:30pm
Tickets: $25 – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Five great young stars of the Hawaiian Music scene come together to celebrate the legacy of the legendary Dennis Kamakahi and raise money for his family in the wake of his untimely passing. Read the New York Times obituary honoring him here.

Herb Ohta Jr.: It is Herb's goal to share the beauty of Hawaii's music, its culture, and the 'ukulele to people all over the world. Herb has performed throughout the state of Hawai'i and has traveled overseas to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the mainland USA. Herb Ohta, Jr. is certainly a vanguard in this new generation of 'ukulele players. www.herbohtajr.com

David Kamakahi: Ukulele Recording Artist, Instructor, Producer, Songwriter, Multiple Hoku Award winner, David Kamakahi is the son of famous Slack Key Guitar master songwriter, Dennis Kamakahi. www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/david-kamakahi

Patrick Landeza: Musician, composer, producer, Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza is considered a leading exponent of the Hawaiian slack key style. www.reverbnation.com/patricklandeza

Stephen Inglis: Stephen Inglis was born and raised in Honolulu. He plays Grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack key guitar. He records and tours with highly regarded traditional musicians. At the same time he is an innovator: his album Slackin on Dylan opened up new territory for slack key, winning a Hawaii Music Award. stepheninglis.com/about

Jon Yamasato: A young slack key guitarist trained by the famous Slack Key guitar master, Dennis Kamakahi, Jon Yamasato, with his band, "Pure Heart", won 5 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, Hawaii's most prestigious music award. www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/jon-yamasato

Please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Thursday, July 31st Correo Aereo and Kate Copeland Trio
8:00pm
Details TBA

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Friday, August 1st JazzED/ Jaggery, Moraine, and Bone Cave Ballet
5:00pm - 6:00pm: JazzED
Doors for this performance open at 4:30pm.

6:30pm - 8:30pm: Closed for a Private Event

9:30pm Jaggery/ Moraine/ Bone Cave Ballet
Doors open for this performance at 9:00pm.

Bone Cave Ballet: a name as unique and compelling as the music this Seattle outfit has been crafting since 2008. They're a female-fronted 4-piece with songs that range from Eastern-tinged sultriness to 1978-era King Crimson intensity. In 20 words or less, Bone Cave Ballet is "hard rock without the mainstream predictability and math-rock without the overindulgence, with catchy melodic undercurrents always swirling underneath."
Bone Cave Ballet's website

Boston-based Jaggery returns to Seattle with their dark avant-pop sound that leaves ". . . audiences [. . . ]silent and still like people appreciating raw, scary, beautiful wildlife".
Jaggery's website

Shape-shifting Seattle instrumental quintet Moraine has won over listeners around the globe with their unique amalgam of art rock, forward-thinking jazz, Asian-inspired music, and more. "Moraine carries the torch for a newly envisioned era of progressive-rock ... the artists unite the best of many musical worlds" - All About Jazz
Moraine's website

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Saturday, August 2nd Anokye Agofamma/ Kudjo
9:00pm
Kudjo is a dynamic world music band with a one-of-a-kind sound. Their original tunes, rooted in traditional African sounds and reggae, pay homage to Fela and Bob Marley. Kudjo, a vocalist from Accra, Ghana leads the band and is backed by fellow Ghanaian Yaw on drums, Lonnie on bass, John Arvisu on lead guitar, Bryan Sims on keys, Adam Seyler on sax, and Denny on percussion.
Kudjo's website

Anokye Agofamma, led by Kudjo's drummer Yaw Amponsah, opens the night.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Sunday, August 3rd Closed for a Private Event

With permanent backline, recording and video, a grand piano and a generous stage, the Royal Room has been designed to serve the musicians and artists who will be performing.

For ticketed events please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show

The Royal Room is open Wednesday through Monday and some Tuesdays.
Happy Hour drink and food specials 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.