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 other music stage is in the Barn adjacent to the Food Tent. You can find both locations on the Festival Map.
Below is the 2018 performance schedule.
In 2018, our entertainment lineup is generously supported by our Stage Sponsor, Lum’s Auto Center! Be sure to stop by their display near the Barn Stage.
Friday, April 27
4 to 6:15 p.m. – Aram Arslanian – Exhibit Hall Stage
Aram is a singer-songwriter, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist with over 20 years of experience. Some of the artists he has supported include Lisa Marie Presley (music director 2002-2003), Sandra Bernhard, Rilo Kiley, Fabian, The Watson Twins, Fernando and Lincoln’s Beard. He has released four CDs and toured as a solo artist and leading the band Orphan Train. Aram has created scores for over 50 plays and provided music and placed songs for several major networks.
6:30 to 8:45 p.m. – Brian Odell – Exhibit Hall Stage
The Brian Odell Band is an American rock band whose roots are firmly grounded in funk, fusion, rock, jazz and folk. The band’s ability to make music have movement and use of dynamics creates an emotional response from their listeners and separates them from their musical peers.
4 to 6 p.m. – Jessa Campbell – Barn Stage
Jessa Campbell is a rising female songstress from Portland, Oregon. She’s toured with Wayne Newton, sang on Holland America Cruises and international theatre companies. Jessa recently released her EP, “Great Grey Owl”, with the title track winning the Homemade Jams Contest of Resonate Choral Arts in Portland to be arranged and performed with the choir. Jessa hosts a monthly series with Local Roots in Portland and serves as VP on the Board of #WomenCrush Music.
6:30 to 8:45 p.m. – The Sceptre Brothers – Barn Stage
The Sceptre Brothers is a four-piece band that specializes in putting their own spin on the great rock and roll of the 1960s. Their show includes songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Cream, Lovin’ Spoonful, Ventures, Kinks, Zombies, Santana, Taj Mahal and many, many more. Four singers, two scorching guitar players and a rock solid rhythm section.
Saturday, April 28
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Paul Brownlow – Exhibit Hall Stage
Singer-songwriter Paul Brownlow plays rock with an Americana influence, taking elements of the Austin sound and blending it with his Seattle pre-grunge pop/punk roots. He began playing in Seattle clubs at age 18 and in the ‘80s played with The Cowboys, the top Seattle original band of the era and a major draw throughout the Northwest. He’s had several bands since and has music available for downloading and streaming on his website.
1 to 2:45 p.m. – Thom Lyons – Exhibit Hall Stage
Thom Lyons is a singer-songwriter born and raised in London who, in 2011, packed a suitcase and a guitar and traveled some 5,000 miles to start a new life in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. Employing a combination of beautifully crafted songs and a staggering voice that can jump from a weathered baritone to a soaring falsetto, Thom as been winning over audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
3:15 to 5 p.m. – Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising – Exhibit Hall Stage
Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising is an award-winning roots music quartet known for their songwriting that tells the story of shared human experience. The band puts on a high energy show that is a treat for all ages. Returning to the festival for a second time, 2018 finds the band with the recent win of a Global Music Award and four nominations in the upcoming 2018 IMEA Awards, taking place this June in Ashland, Kentucky.
5:30 to 7:45 p.m. – Kris Kirkman of Purusa – Exhibit Hall Stage
As lead singer and primary songwriter of the Portland alt/soul rock band Purusa, Kris Kirkman has done about everything a local artist can do. From releasing top selling local CDs, garnering modest radio airplay across the nation, playing with national artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Glen Phillips, Chris Whitley, Dada and Ha Ha Tonka, to hosting a popular weekly songwriter’s showcase, Kris has been a fixture in the Portland scene since the late ‘90s.
10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Mbrascatu – Barn Stage
A musical product of the creative melting pot of Portland, Mbrascatu is an indie rock band that draws from diverse European and American roots to create a unique signature sound. Blending together dynamics ranging from delicate to explosive; expressive Italian lyrics; hook-laden melodies; inventive arrangements; and energetic rhythms to dance to; the band has performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest, delighting audiences at the hottest music venues, outdoor festivals, bars, clubs and local radio stations.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Countryside Ride – Barn Stage
Countryside Ride is the Pacific Northwest’s premier Traditional Country Band and has been impressing audiences for over a decade. Playing authentic Country & Western Honky Tonk music, and with a brand new studio album entitled “I Hope He Breaks Your Heart,” to quote The Portland Mercury, Countryside Ride are “spot-on, Honkytonk preservationists capable of teaching a master class” and are “as timeless and sturdy as their vernacular.”
2:45 to 5:15 p.m. – The Junebugs – Barn Stage
Imagine if Neil Young and Janis Joplin had three love children and those children grew up to like Folk Rock and Hip Hop. The Junebugs combine high-energy pop and rock with Pacific Northwest folksy goodness to create a genre-bending sound you can kick up your heels to.
5:30 to 7:45 p.m. – 24-7 Band – Barn Stage
24-7 has a proven track record of providing a fun, live music show, covering a wide range of musical styles! As the name 24-7 implies, this group performs a non-stop show with an emphasis on fun, danceable music and audience participation, suitable for all age groups.
Sunday, April 29
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Bella and Ron Band – Exhibit Hall Stage
Ron Shaffer is an award-winning songwriter with airplay on such shows as “Evening Becomes Eclectic” on KCRW. His CD, “Broken Windows”, is available on iTunes and CDbaby. His songs “Broken Windows” and “Can’t Always Tell” are on John Colbert’s latest record. He’s had songs signed to publishers in LA, NY and Nashville. Bella’s voice has been compared to Adele, and together they are like a father/daughter Simon and Garfunkel.
1:30 to 3:45 p.m. – Ache Son – Exhibit Hall Stage
Ache Son is a group comprised of Cuban and American musicians who have studies in the best musical schools. Ache Son steers a little closer to Traditional Cuban music, similar to Buena Vista Social Club and Afro-Cuban All Star.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Brownsmead Flats – Barn Stage
The Brownsmead Flats play original acoustic music covering local and Northwest topics. They refer to their music as “crabgrass”, as it features bluegrass instrumentation and vocal harmonies with frequent maritime subject matter. They have been performing together for over 25 years. While most still live in Brownsmead, the Center of the Universe, one was recently seduced by the big city and moved to Astoria, Oregon.
1:30 to 3:45 p.m. – Nick Raymond and the Buffalo Riders – Barn Stage
Nick Raymond and the Buffalo Riders feature infectious energy and amazing musicianship, with a catalog that covers not only the best ‘70s-2000s country songs, but also rock and blues favorites that will keep the audience dancing and begging for more.
Interested in performing at our festival?
Our performer line up is full for the 2018 event.
If you’re interested in performing at the 2019 festival, we begin accepting performer inquiries on Nov. 1, 2018. Please send your electronic portfolio to our Entertainment Booker via email.
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.