Music

Sip and Paint Comes to Moose Pass

Sip and Paint Comes to Moose Pass

As Paint this Town Alaska continues to provide a fun and creative outlet for our socialites in Alaska, they now venture to Moose Pass for the 1st ever Sip & Paint event. This “Last Friday” themed art session will provide those in Cooper Landing and Moose Pass the opportunity to join in on the festivities. These events are an ideal […]

February 6, 2016 ·
Success in Seward

Success in Seward

The group posing with their Fancy Puffins! Chinooks held its first Sip & Paint event this past weekend and it couldn’t have been a better turn out! These events are an ideal way to “let loose” and break up those long weeks during the winter. “It gives us something to look forward to”, said one participant. “We had a BLAST”, […]

February 3, 2016 ·
Small Town Sip and Paint

Small Town Sip and Paint

The “social painting” industry is now venturing to the smaller towns of Alaska. You heard it right – Alaska Owned and Operated, Paint this Town Alaska is bringing the “Sip & Paint” experience to YOU! What is social painting, you ask? You may recall seeing many of your friends and family in the lower 48 posting vibrant photos of them […]

January 19, 2016 ·
Sip and Paint comes to Seward!

Sip and Paint comes to Seward!

The “social painting” industry is now venturing to the smaller towns of Alaska. You heard it right – Alaska Owned and Operated, Paint this Town Alaska has decided to bring the “Sip & Paint” concept to those towns that often go overlooked. What is social painting, you ask? You may recall seeing many of your friends and family in the […]

January 13, 2016 ·
Tracy Grammer to perform December 12

Tracy Grammer to perform December 12

  Tracy Grammer will perform Saturday, December 12 at Zudy’s beginning at 7:30pm. Purchase tickets in advance for $15 or $20 at the door.

December 8, 2015 ·
Music Will Find A Way

Music Will Find A Way

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Music will find a way, despite the lack of a Seward Schools music teacher. When students arrived at school this fall, they soon discovered that there was no music teacher. The district had been unable to find a music teacher during the summer to replace Katrina Nore, who had resigned after a year in the position. […]

November 27, 2015 ·
Seward PTA Fundraiser

Seward PTA Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again! The PTA Wreath Fundraiser is now online! Visit www.sewardakpta.com to place your order!  You can pay online using paypal or send in a check after you place your order.  If you would rather not hassle with the website, print the 2015 Wreath Order Form, fill it out and send it in. Orders due by November 15 […]

November 9, 2015 ·
Celtic Breton tradition arrives in Seward

Celtic Breton tradition arrives in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward schoolchildren in kindergarten through high school watched the Breton Pipers & Drums of Bagad from New York perform at the high school gym last Thursday. It was a marvelously uplifting, earsplittingly loud performance, and after a community potluck and public performance attended by about another 30 people that night, the group headed to […]

October 28, 2015 ·
Spotted Sawyer to perform October 23 & 24

Spotted Sawyer to perform October 23 & 24

October 19, 2015 ·
Mike and Raylene O'Connor toast new owners Brian and Micheley Svabik, who take over the Resurrect Coffee House & Gallery October 1st, 2015. Heidi Zemach photo.

Resurrect Art turned over to new owners

Heidi Zemach for SCN- After 13 ½ years of operating Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery in Seward, Raylene and Michael O’ Connor are pulling up stakes and selling their business to a younger couple, Micheley and Brian Svabik, who take over the business October 1st. The O’Connors had purchased the old 1916-constructed church building (where local Methodist and Lutheran congregations […]

September 29, 2015 ·
Mike Olson & the Harmonica Guy perform October 2 & 3

Mike Olson & the Harmonica Guy perform October 2 & 3

September 29, 2015 ·
Blackwater Railroad Company performs in clown costume. Heidi Zemach photo.

An amazing weekend of fun and frivolity

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A wooden painted cutout giraffe seated on an actual bicycle, mounted on a tightrope hung from tall rafters near the stage where more than 200 music and dance performances took place in front of a scary, grinning old fashioned clown face.  Sheets painted like old circus billboards, added to the colorful festivities as did […]

September 28, 2015 ·
Oktoberfest at The Cookery featuring The Polka Buzz!

Oktoberfest at The Cookery featuring The Polka Buzz!

Break out the lederhosen and dust off your stein, Oktoberfest is happening in Seward this year. Join The Cookery and friends on Friday Oktober 2, from 5-9 pm in downtown Seward. Schnitzel, brats, beer, and more, will be available. Polka band “The Polka Buzz” will be in town for some fall festive music and good times. Their first set kicks off at […]

September 25, 2015 ·
Seward Music & Arts Festival Present: Harm

Seward Music & Arts Festival Present: Harm

Harm will be closing Saturday night from midnight until 1:30 am.  Harm is an Fairbanks ensemble that defies the bounds of typical genre standards. Blending psych-folk and hip-hop with classical themes the experimental chamber group defies your notions of musical normativity. Here is a great article about them from the Anchorage Press, and here is a video of their song Between a […]

September 23, 2015 ·
Seward Music & Arts Festival Presents: Tomodachi Daiko Drummers

Seward Music & Arts Festival Presents: Tomodachi Daiko Drummers

Tomodachi Daiko Drummers will play the Seward Music and Arts Festival from 5 – 5:45 pm this Saturday, September 26th.  This group is so fun to watch live, I definitely recommend them!  Here is a video of them drumming at the State Fair. Tomodachi Daiko, Inc., (TDI) was founded in the summer of 2000. Sachiko Kono and Miyuki Imai were encouraged […]

September 21, 2015 ·
Seward Music & Arts Festival Present Wasteland Hop

Seward Music & Arts Festival Present Wasteland Hop

Hailing from Fort Collins, Wasteland Hop plays a unique brand of Folk/Rock/Hip-Hop. The Coloradoan calls them “a striking back-and-forth between soulful lead vocalist Steph Jay and MC Mickey Kenny.” Wasteland Hop has played with Flobots, Air Dubai, Zion I, Talib Kweli, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Wasteland Hop will close this Friday night at the Seward Music & Arts Festival, […]

September 19, 2015 ·

Live music tonight!

Live Music Thursday Sept. 10th 7p.m. Resurrect Art Caleb Lange and Josh Miller www.caleblangemusic.com/music   Caleb is originally from Atlanta, GA but after ten years of being a nomad, traveling to 47 states and all over the world home is simply wherever he lays his head at night. Caleb is a musician, non-profiteer, advocate, speaker, sushi chef, fire performer, carnie, and […]

September 10, 2015 ·

Portland band Small Souls to perform September 12

Ladybird Booking will present Small Souls to Alaska early this September. Small Souls formed in Portland, Oregon, in 2011 when Brian Rozendal teamed up with Bryan Daste (Emma Hill, Scotland Barr & the Slow Drags) to transform a few folk songs into expansive, haunting, lyrical soundscapes. The result was their digital EP, You Can Feel the Devil’s Heart, released in February 2012. […]

September 10, 2015 ·
Seward fiddler wins award at Alaska State Fair

Seward fiddler wins award at Alaska State Fair

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward residents came well represented at the Alaska State Fair. Lucy Hankins entered the youth fiddle contest and won 1st place in the Youth 12 and Under division, and was 2nd runner up in the Grand Championship Round that consisted of the top two fiddlers from each division. Her prize was $100. Way to […]

September 10, 2015 ·
Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino performs Friday Night

Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino performs Friday Night

It’s been said that he is “…in the same league with John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Doc Watson and John Renbourn.” According to the Chicago Tribune “…D’Agostino plays steel-string guitar with virtuosity and complexity…Influences are as far-flung as the flamenco work of Paco de Lucia and the pop sensibility of the Beatles, evident in the songs he’s written, which brim with […]

August 26, 2015 ·
Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles to perform August 30

Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles to perform August 30

  Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles will be performing at the Yukon Bar on August 30 beginning at 9PM. For more information about Matt Hopper, please visit his website at http://www.matthopper.com/.  

August 26, 2015 ·
Animal Eyes to perform August 21 & 22

Animal Eyes to perform August 21 & 22

Animal Eyes is a psychedelic rock band whose members all grew up in Alaska playing music, and are now based in Portland, OR. The music of Animal Eyes is characterized by big grooves, layers of vocal melodies, and shimmering, interlocking guitar lines. They just released a new track, ‘Mushroom Hunter’, which is the first single from their upcoming album ‘Where […]

August 17, 2015 ·

Liam Kyle Cahill and Hannah Yoter perform live tonight beginning at 7PM

“Raw energy and passion is the fuel behind the driving sound of Liam Kyle Cahill.  There are few acoustic artists who can hold a candle to his powerful performances, contained within it whip-smart lyrics and earnest guitar chops. His musical musings are as diverse as his worldly experiences.  This young troubadour’s adventurous spirit has carried him all over the US, […]

August 16, 2015 ·

Tickets available for the annual Blues Train September 19-20

Press Release – Tickets available now for musical round trip from Anchorage to Seward, Sept. 19-20  ANCHORAGE, ALASKA –Saturday, Sept. 19, the Alaska Railroad Blues Train will depart from the Historic Anchorage Depot and make its way south along beautiful Turnagain Arm before chugging through the Chugach National Forest to the shores of Resurrection Bay in Seward. Live music from […]

August 14, 2015 ·
The Good Time Travelers perform August 9

The Good Time Travelers perform August 9

A high voice, smoky and soulful; a low voice, rich with bravado. Pete Kartsounes and Michael Kirkpatrick come together as The Good Time Travelers. United by a passion for performing, this songwriting and pickin’ duo presents original songs about ‘the journey.’ It’s a simple endeavor: a guitar, a mandolin and two microphones-traveling light, this band fills up your heart, but […]

August 5, 2015 ·
Fysah to perform August 7 & 8

Fysah to perform August 7 & 8

  An American Soul Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist from Seattle, WA, Fysah will be performing at the Yukon Bar on August 7 & 8 beginning at 9PM to start her Alaskan Black Country Tour. For more information about Fysah, please visit www.fysah.com.

August 4, 2015 ·