Music Lineup


Our music stage in the Kitsap Bank Crab Central Tent features fantastic FREE live music throughout the weekend – country, bluegrass, rock, jazz and folk – we have it all covered!

An exciting addition this year is the introduction of a second stage on the Port Angeles City Pier, right next to the outside food booths and Grab-A-Crab Derby.

Music performances are sponsored by Jim’s Pharmacy and Air Flo Heating.

Download Music Lineup (updated 10-2-17): 2017 Music Lineup

2017 Music Lineup – MAIN STAGE

Date/Time Band  Music Genre
Friday, October 6    
12:00n – 1:00p Bread & Gravy Originals, Covers
1:15p – 2:15p Lisa Ramsauer & The Oly Rain Project Folk
2:30p – 3:30p Twisted Roots Blues, Western Swing, Classic Rock, Cowboy
3:45p – 4:45p Bryson Foster Band  Blues, Soul, Funky Hip-Hop
5:00p – 6:15p Hippy and The Squids Rock Covers
6:30p – 7:45p Black Door Alley Eclectic rock covers and originals
8:00p – 10:00p Joy in Mudville Americana roots (bluegrass, folk, rock, country, blues and funk)
Saturday, October 7    
11:00a – 12:00n Wendy Bradbury Jazz Quintet Jazz
12:15p – 1:30p Abakis Classic soul blended with Kottke-style fingerpicking
1:45p – 3:00p Buck Ellard Band Country
3:15p – 4:30p The Crocs Reggae, Funk, Blues, Rock Covers
4:45p- 6:00p Hot Damn! Retro Rock
6:15p – 7:45p Tanga Latin
8:00p – 10:00p Fat Chance Classic Rock Covers
Sunday, October 8    
11:00a – 12:00n Black Rock Classic Rock Covers
12:15p – 1:15p The Fabulous Murphtones Classic / Modern Covers
1:30p – 2:30p Locos Only Rock Covers
2:45p – 3:45p Black Diamond Junction Classic Covers
4:00p – 5:00p Caribe Steel Band Reggae, Calypso, Soca, Samba


2017 Music Lineup – SMALL STAGE (on the pier)

Date/Time Performer  Music Genre
Friday, October 6    
12:00n – 1:00p Jim Lind Folk, Country Covers
1:15p – 2:15p Hippy and The Squids Rock Covers
2:30p – 3:30p Bread & Gravy Originals, Covers
3:45p – 5:00p Lisa Ramsauer & the Oly Rain Project Folk
Saturday, October 7    
11:00a – 12:00n Ches Ferguson Rock covers, originals
12:15p – 1:15p Jim Lind Folk, Country Covers
1:30p – 2:30p Bradbury & Benefield Jazz Duo Jazz
2:45p – 3:45p Aba Kiser Classic soul blended with Kottke-style fingerpicking
4:00p – 5:30p Buck Ellard Country
Sunday, October 8    
11:00a – 12:00n The Secords Country, Folk
12:15p – 1:15p Bread & Gravy Originals, Covers
1:30p – 2:45p Jim Lind Folk, Country Covers
3:00p – 4:00p Kevin Magner Originals, Covers


2017 Music Lineup – Gateway Pavilion

Sunday, October 8
9:00am – 10:30am 

Crab Revival, directed by Michael Rivers and featuring the Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers (a non-denominational musical service).





Abakis – (a.k.a. Aba Kiser) creates collaborative music that bridges new and old worlds: a delicate blend of classic soul led by powerhouse vocals and Kottke-style fingerpicking guitar. Rooty folk pop swimming in jazz, the nuanced complexity of her raw folk songs have expanded to contain three part harmonies, classical cello and trumpet along with rock and roll drums. 









Black Diamond Junction – You’ll hear a little of everything, but mostly those classic songs from the 1960s-1980s like Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Doobie Brothers, and Linda Ronstadt.

Black Door Alley – A fusion of accomplished musicians creating an eclectic rock sound that makes you wanna dance and move your body!







Black Rock – Classic rock covers








Bread & Gravy – Playing a variety of styles, including Americana, bluegrass, blues, soul, R&B, originals, contemporaries, spoken word, gospel,…and one disco song.







Bryson Foster Band – A soul/blues type band, with groovy hip-hop backbeats, soulful tenor vocals, and lead Chicago-style blues guitar. Bryson’s most ​​recent album, “Balancing,” is a tribute to coming of age out of a disconnected story, finding your tribe, and making peace with your ethnicity.







Buck Ellard Band – A mix of traditional country with a bit of a modern flair, classic rock, blues and originals.

Buck Ellard


Caribe Steel Band – Blending lively instrumental arrangements featuring Caribbean Steel Pans and crowd-pleasing vocal songs, Caribe Steel Band will warm your soul and lift your spirits with the sounds of the Caribbean: reggae, calypso, soca, samba and even your favorite pop tunes – with an island twist! 

Ches Ferguson –  “Folkadellic Groove for your Soul”.  Always a musical adventure on guitar and vocals.   








The Fat Chance Band – Playing a wide variety of rock & roll covers and originals.








Hippy and The Squids
– An acoustic-rock band from Kitsap County, Washington. The band consists of Chris Switzer on guitar and vocals, Kevin Fraser on bass guitar, and Branden Heinemann on Cajon/percussion. The band has been performing in the greater Puget Sound area since 2011. 






Hot Damn!
A scalable band which can be a quiet soft jazz trio or a high energy nine piece retro-rock horn band playing hits from the ’60s through today.







Jim Lind – Folk and country covers

Joy in Mudville – Combining influences from old-time bluegrass, folk, rock, country, blues & funk.  Whether an original tune, a driving barn-burner, some roots-rock or one of many Grateful Dead covers, their music is super-high-energy with tight harmonies, clever arrangements, and compelling grooves.





Kevin Magner – Originals, covers

Lisa Ramsauer & The Oly Rain Project – Our genre is probably best described as Blues/Jazz with a hint of a sultry grind to the vocals.  It is the guitar that inspires my songs, whether coming from the heart about being human or a slight dip into the political.










Locos Only – Out of the prairie dust of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley rides Locos Only, a four piece band traversing the musical landscape with a powerful, compelling, and memorable mix of eclectic rhythm and blues, and soulful, earthy rock; what they call “roots in the blender.”








Tanga – Bringing a potent blend of jazz, rock, blues, funk, and Latin music to the North Olympic Peninsula for a long time. The core of the band has been rehearsing their music together for the last fifteen years, so expect powerful and sophisticated musical mastery. 

The Crocs – A five-piece group from Port Angeles, Washington performing originals and bluegrass covers along with some rock, some funk, some reggae, and blues; all in their own inimitable style – but in case you’re thinking they’re a simple cover band, they tend to do some drastic re-arranging of the songs they cover! PERFORMANCE SPONSORED BY OLYMPIC MAILING SERVICES.








The Fabulous Murphtones – Playing a diverse mix of popular dance, rock, classic rock, and old school music drawing on hits from the 60’s through the 90’s and performing current rock hits of upcoming artists, along with a refreshing selection of material not often played by other bands, The Fabulous Murphtones are known for their high energy performances and have developed an extensive range of music that can easily fill the dance floor for several hours.






The Secords – Country and folk

Twisted Roots – Sharing their love of acoustic music that is “Boomer-friendly with a twist.” Folk, bluegrass, Western Swing, Hawaiian and blues get a twisted update with finger-style guitar, dobro, banjo, lap steel, ukulele, percussion and bass.

Wendy Bradbury Jazz Quintet – With a natural ear for harmony, Wendy Bradbury has gravitated to all sorts of music, finally finding a sweet spot in jazz and blues. Whether sultry ballads or lively up tunes, she incorporates her own style in every song. Join her jazz quintet with monster pianist Andy Roben, marathon bassist Mark Colbert, seasoned drummer Tony Cappiello and rock solid trumpeter Jim Bradbury.