The Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival features live music on two stages during all three days of the event. One music stage is in the Exhibit Hall; the Main Stage is in the Barn, adjacent to the Food Tent.
Interested in performing at our festival?
If you’re interested in performing at our 2024 festival, we begin accepting performer inquiries in the fall of 2023. Please send your electronic portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share it with our Entertainment Booker.
Due to the number of music inquiries submitted, we cannot necessarily respond to each one individually. Any physical materials (such as CDs) submitted for consideration will not be returned.
2023 ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
The Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival entertainment sponsor is Pacific Northwest Toyota Dealers Association. Look for them near the Barn Main Stage during the event.
FRIDAY, April 28, 2023
|Friday, 4 to 6:15 p.m.||Exhibit Hall Stage||Gabriel John|
|Friday, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.||Exhibit Hall Stage||Bruce Thomas Smith|
|Friday, 4 to 6:15 p.m.||Barn Main Stage||Scott Brocket Trio|
|Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.||Barn Main Stage||Brothers Still|
SATURDAY, APRil 29, 2023
|Sat., 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Exhibit Hall Stage||Phoenix|
|Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.||Exhibit Hall Stage||Peter Benjamin|
|Saturday, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.||Exhibit Hall Stage||Jane Doe|
|Saturday, 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.||Exhibit Hall Stage||Dina y los Rumberos|
|Sat., 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Barn Main Stage||Aram Arslanian|
|Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.||Barn Main Stage||New Iberians|
|Saturday, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.||Barn Main Stage||Red Light Challenge|
|Saturday, 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.||Barn Main Stage||The Brian Odell Band|
SUNDAY, APRil 30, 2023
|Sunday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Exhibit Hall Stage||Katie Jane Band|
|Sunday, 1:30 – 3:45 p.m.||Exhibit Hall Stage||Misty Mamas|
|Sunday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Barn Main Stage||Brownsmead Flats|
|Sunday, 1:30 – 3:45 p.m.||Barn Main Stage||Bruce Thomas Smith|
Aram Arslanian performs often as a solo artist and sometimes with a rotating
cast of players under the alias Orphan Train. He also serves as lead guitarist
for Taken By The Sky, Portland OR’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute act. Aram/
Orphan Train has released five albums on a variety of labels and toured the US
and Canada extensively. Originally from Boston, Aram spent time in L.A.
working as a TV/Film composer and record producer. Some of the artists he has
supported over the years include Lisa Marie Presley (music director 2002-03),
Sandra Bernhard, Rilo Kiley, Fabian, The Watson Twins, Fernando, and James
In his solo act, Aram performs his songs in a stripped down, folk-rock tradition
as well as covering unforgettable classics from the 1940s thru the 80s
accompanying his dynamic voice on both guitar and piano.
“Brothers Still” is a high energy, and diverse band of musicians located throughout the Pacific Northwest. With decades of live performances, studio time and touring between us, we come together to deliver a blend of Modern, Classic and Original, country and pop music that’s sure to entertain all while staying true to the music itself!
The Brownsmead Flats play acoustic music that may be best described as “Crabgrass” which they liken to a folk/bluegrass style with a maritime flavor. The band has a strong focus on vocal harmonies and many of their songs are composed by members of the group. Dan Sutherland is featured on the hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and mandolin. Ray Raihala picks the banjo, guitar and mandolin. Ned Heavenrich plays harmonica and guitar. John Fenton keeps the band together rhythmically with the bass, and Larry Moore rounds out the group with his expertise on the mandolin.
Bruce Thomas Smith
Singer Songwriter Bruce Thomas Smith is a native Texan with deep Native American family roots. Bruce is a longtime resident of Clatsop County and a full time songwriter/artist, with many accolades and awards. He’ll be performing a duo acoustic set on Friday and playing with his three piece band on Sunday.
Award-Winning Singer Songwriter
– 4XGrammy Member Songwriter
– 2022 Nashville Music Awards – Winner: Roadhouse Rock Album of the Year “The Rising Jump”
– 2020 New York Acoustic Guitar Project – Original Song Invitee: Portland, Or. Region
– 2018 Winner – Bose Las Vegas Producers Choice Awards / Original Texas Roadhouse Rock
– 2018 Josie Music Awards – Nominee: Male Artist of the year (Rock)
– 2015 Original Song “Monuments” #1 Oregon Rock Charts 3 weeks
– 2007 Portland Music Awards Winner “Bridges” – Best Compilation CD- web: www.brucesmithmusic.com
Dina y los Rumberos
From the group’s foundation until today, the international road taken by Dina y los Rumberos has been paved with success in both the United States as well as abroad. With a repertoire that journeys through the best of Cuban and international music such as Cuban son, salsa, guaracha, bolero, merengue and cumbia, among other genres, this talented group possesses such a wide range of interpretative possibilities that they are able to satisfy the most eclectic array of fans. In Cuba, Mexico, and now a large portion of the Great Northwest, fans have swayed to the music and danced to the grooves of their music. Led by their musical director Andy Martinez, Dina y los Rumberos win over their crowds with their versatile performances and innovative interpretations. You can’t listen to this group and be indifferent. Instead, you sway, dance and become infected by their hip-moving Caribbean flavor.
Gabriel John is a country singer/songwriter currently based out of Portland, Oregon. For the past five years Gabe has toured all over the Pacific Northwest bringing his unique blend of country and blues to stages all across the country. Performing both his original songs and timeless classics Gabriel John puts on an unforgettable night of music you won’t want to miss.
Jane Doe is an exciting combination of two veteran performers in the Pacific Northwest. Sonny “Smokin” Hess is the lead guitar player and vocalist for The Sonny Hess Band. She was awarded Best Lead Guitar by the Cascade Blues Association. Sonny has performed, sung with and composed with many of the region’s top artists. For 25 years she has produced multiple specialty shows featuring the finest blues women in the Pacific Northwest. Sonny has been the driving force in making each show a stand-out for audiences which have garnered national attention and rave reviews.
Ellen Whyte fronts the multi award winning band, Ellen Whyte Ensemble. Ellen is a rhythm guitarist and vocalist who was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2015 and in 2006, The Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame. Respectively, both Sonny and Ellen have received high marks for their work along with many additional awards they’ve garnered throughout the years.
Katie Jane Band
The Katie Jane Band is all about spreading the joy of Celtic music to their listeners. The talented group has a fiery energy that is only rivaled by their unmistakable on-stage chemistry. Not only do these talented musicians perform original arrangements of high-speed AmeriCeltic fiddle tunes and heart-warming original songs, but their dynamic performance gets toes tapping and dancers dancing in every venue they attend. Katie Jane is exploding with pure joy while she plays, and her sweet dulcet voice could melt an ice cap. Alongside her is Adam’s multi-instrumental accompaniment whose unique rhythmic melodies blend to create a perfectly balanced musical counterpart. The Katie Jane Band brings to life the Celtic melodies that remind us of home, with a fiery twist that ignites the fires of a deepened love for fiddle music.
This band – together since 2005 – has made a real name for itself in the Vancouver/Portland acoustic music scene. Collectively these women have decades of experience playing and singing in harmony. MISTY MAMAS serve up Home-Style bluegrass filled with powerful harmonies, traditional and original songs as well as tasty instrumentals combining the American genres of bluegrass, old time, gospel, folk and country music. The MISTY MAMAS are Katherine Nitsch (vocals & guitar), April Parker (vocals, mandolin, accordion) and Eileen Rocci (vocals & upright bass).
The New Iberians
The New Iberians have been rolling around the Northwest since the late 1990’s, bringing their own happy spin to traditional Louisiana Cajun, Chicago Blues and New Orleans Rock and Roll, a spicy, danceable mix they call Stumptown Zydeco.
Bandleader Evan Shlaes cut his teeth on piano and squeezebox in Chicago dives and honkytonks before moving to Oregon. He has played Hammond B3 with the Fabulous Ktells, Johnny and the Distractions and the Jim Mesi Blues Band before teaming up with rubboard player Paul “PH Phactor” Bassett.
Portland Allstars Clark Salisbury on guitar, Jeff “Woody” Woodcock on Electric Bass and Marty “Stinger” Heninger on drums round out the band.
Besides headlining festivals from the Bay Area to Boise and BC, the band has opened for Bo Diddly, Beausoliel and Lynard Skynard, among others, and has released 4 CD’s of mostly original music.
Peter Benjamin is a performer, songwriter/composer, producer, and educator based in the greater Pacific Northwest. Currently, I offer private instrumental and vocal instruction as well as composition, arrangement, and production work for songwriters and bands. I also performs with my band for a wide variety of venues, formats, and events.
Based in Salem, Oregon – the folk pop duo Phoenix consists of award-winning songwriters Tim and Kathy Crosby – who have been performing together for well over 20 years. They have collaborated on several albums and are known far and wide for their songwriting abilities and high energy entertainment style.
Tim and Kathy have performed together from Las Vegas to Nashville, in venues large and small. Being compared to the likes of Willie Nelson, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings – Phoenix rises in the joy of a sound that highlights the multi-instrumental talents of both musicians while focusing on a variety of vocal styles and abilities. Now booking both live and virtual performances, be sure to check out their website at https://www.phoenixduo.org
Known as the “talent” of the duo as he is proficient on any instrument with strings, Tim Crosby spends his days teaching a variety of students the joy of playing a musical instrument. His private classes take place in both Salem and Corvallis Oregon.
The “personality” of the couple is Kathy Crosby, who not only manages Phoenix, but spends her days teaching piano lessons in the Salem, Oregon area. In addition to this she is a GrammyU Mentor, writer, public speaker, consultant, and musical advocate. Currently she serves as the Vice President of the Oregon Festival and Events Association.
Red Light Challenge
Red Light Challenge is a high-energy, harmony-filled dance-rock band
made up of Sean and Kyle Luster, two brothers who were born and raised
in Hawaii, but have been based in Boise, Idaho since 2015. The band has
performed over 600 concerts around the U.S. for events, music festivals,
and music venues including NFL Thursday Night Football in Denver,
Treefort Music Fest in Boise, and the House of Blues in Anaheim. Red
Light Challenge has built up a catalog of songs with catchy melodies, tight
harmonies, and personal lyrics that also have the power to make people
dance, and they can’t wait to share some good vibes with their music!
Scott Brockett is all about making a uniquely hopeful kind of blues. It’s intelligent, soulful music that navigates a space between familiarity and originality – like learning new things about an old friend. He’s getting you moving, injecting a raw energy into blue-eyed soul, and an joyful groove into rock and blues. He’s a true triple threat; talented not only as a singer but also guitarist and performer, making music that exists as conversations that you’ll be reliving time and time again.
With influences spanning classics like Doobie Brothers and Steve Miller Band, as well as contemporaries including Marc Broussard, John Mayer and Joss Stone, his own sound is a marrying of genres; melding soul vocals into pop hooks and rock riffs.
Featured on over 60+ radio stations, a top place finisher in the regional finals for America’s Got Talent, and a 3 time winner of local talent competition: Portland Idol, Scott Brockett is driven to be something other than ordinary as for Scott there is nothing more satisfying that capturing the magic of the right note and lyric resonating at the just right moment in time.
The Brian Odell Band
The Brian Odell Band is a rock band with roots firmly grounded in funk, fusion, and folk. They artfully combine acoustic guitar, violin, electric guitar, drums, bass, and vocals in their original music & select covers for a sound that is truly unique! The band’s influences include Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, & Jason Mraz.
This signature sound mixed with their dynamic live performances have captivated audiences all over the Pacific Northwest!