Lavender: Time to face the music

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Sequim Gazette staff

Yes, there’s the fragrance of lavender, but the allure of sweet tunes is just as big a part of Sequim Lavender Weekend.


Both the Sequim Lavender Festival and Sequim Lavender Farm Faire host a multitude of musicians and special events July 20-22.


Lavender Farm Faire

As part of its Heritage Farms on Tour, the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire, sponsored by the Sequim Lavender Farm Association, offers a full schedule of music at each of its farms.


Lavender in the Park at the James Center for Performing Arts brings dancing to the lawn and music ranging from jazz to rock to country.


The 133rd Army Band kicks off the ceremony at the band shell at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, with gardening personality Ciscoe Morris at 11 a.m.


The lineup includes Pearl Django, a Gypsy jazz band influenced by Django Reinhardt, which plays at 12:45 p.m. and again at 3:15 p.m.


Pearl Django also will join the sixth annual Jazz in the Alley at 6 p.m. Friday evening at the BrokersGroup, 219 W. Washington St.


The farm faire also co-sponsors the farewell concert of local favorites Abby Mae and the Home School Boys at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Olympic Cellars Winery. Tickets are $10. 

Music at the James Center, 220 N. Blake Ave. 

• Friday, July 20

10 a.m., 133rd Army Band; 11 a.m., Ciscoe Morris; 12:45 p.m., Pearl Django; 2 p.m., Sarah Shea; 3:15 p.m., Pearl Django; 4:30 p.m., Buck Ellard; 5:45 p.m., Bound to Happen

• Saturday, July 21

10:15 a.m., Luck of the Draw; 11:45 a.m., Olympic Express Big Band; 1 p.m., MLR; 2:30 p.m., Olympic Express Big Band; 4 p.m., Cruzin Bluzers; 5:30 p.m., Buck Ellard

• Sunday, July 22

10:30 a.m., Fret Noir; 11:45 a.m., Jenny Davis; 1 p.m., Olympic Sax Quartet; 2:30 p.m., Blackbird


Co-sponsored events

• Friday, July 20

Jazz in the Alley with Pearl Django — 6 p.m., Brokers Group Parking Lot, 219 W. Washington St., Free. All ages.

• Saturday, July 21

Abbey Mae and the Home School Boys at Olympic Cellars Winery, 255410 Highway 101, Port Angeles; 7 p.m., doors 6 p.m. $10, Advance Tickets 


Sequim Lavender Festival sets music acts for 2012 

Fir Street/Second Avenue

2012 Sequim Lavender Festival Music Stage 

• Friday, July 20

11–11:15 a.m., Opening ceremonies; 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dr. Lavender; 12:45-1:45 p.m., Tacoma Scots Pipe Band; 2-3 p.m., Final Approach with Amanda Bacon; 3:15-4:15 p.m., Shula Azhar; 4:30-5:30 p.m., Hazelnut Grove; 5:45-7:15 p.m., RavinWolf 

• Saturday, July 21

11:00 a.m.-noon, Hot Club Sandwich; 12:15-1:15 p.m., Larry Murante; 1:30-2:30 p.m., Tanga; 2:45-3:45 p.m., Fret Noir; 4-5 p.m., Larry Murante; 5:30-7 p.m., Blue Rooster w/ Cort & Kia Armstrong

•Sunday, July 22

11a.m.-noon, Standing on Shoulders; 12:15-1:15 p.m., Hot Club Sandwich; 1:30-2:30 p.m., Locos Only with Kevin Magner; 2:45-3:35 p.m., Watch the Sky-Celtic; 4-5 p.m., Hazelnut Grove

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