Announcing the 2014 – 2015 Ridge Romp Lineup!

12 Sep
Saturday, October 11th, 10:30 AM
Professor Banjo

Professor Banjo (aka Paul Silveria) is a unique and versatile performer who engages audiences of all ages with interactive traditional music. Paul has been playing banjo and  calling square dances across the west coast for over 10 years.
The Professor explores a variety of intriguing Americana–Appalachian breakdowns, jug-band tunes, mountain ballads, country blues, bluegrass numbers, and vintage-styled originals–with a ready wit and engaging delivery that features sing-a-longs, dancing games, and more!

Tickets available at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/867002

Ridge Romp 2013-14 Lineup Announced!

6 Oct

We are excited to announce the lineup for the 2013-2014 Ridge Romp season. Drumroll, please…..!!!

Note: For more information about our shows and the venue, please see the About & FAQ section.

 

Saturday October 12th, 10:30 AM

The Not-Its

http://www.wearethenot-its.com/

Meet The Not-Its!, Seattle’s most rockin’ kid-focused band. With the success of their debut album, We Are The Not-Its! released June 2009, it’s clear they are on a mission to make kids dance, with up-tempo, power-pop hits families will love. Featuring the vocals of Sarah Shannon (of lauded ‘90s indie-pop band Velocity Girl), The Not-Its! combine crunchy guitars with smooth, four-part harmonies, all nestled within “fantastic danceable pop gems about gettin’ fancy, birthday parties, bath time and intergalactic play dates.”

 

Saturday November 30th, 10:30 AM

Pickled Okra

http://getokra.com/

Top off your Thanksgiving with a little Pickled Okra!! Local favorites Pickled Okra’s special brand of Americana music might be described as “old-school, porch-settin’, sing into a can-style bluegrass”. If you ask one of the members of the band they’ll tell you it’s “ham and cheese grass”. Either way this group made up of two married couples (all characters in their own right), is undeniably charming and entertaining – not to mention pretty darn talented. Yes they know their bluegrass licks and aren’t afraid to show ‘em off, but their music is full of ideas borrowed from old time fiddle tunes, jazzy delta blues, pop, rock, reggae and funk as well, for a sound that is timeless yet modern in it’s own quirky way. It’s kind of like stepping back in time, but with indoor plumbing.

Tickets available at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/517361

 

Saturday January 4th, 10:30 AM

Recess Monkey

http://www.recessmonkeytown.com/

Get your new year off to a rockin’ start with acclaimed Seattle band Recess Monkey!! Made up of teachers who make music that grows out of their days in the classroom, they continue to be praised across the country for singable, danceable songs that parents enjoy as much as their kids. Known for high-energy live shows and laugh-out-loud funny lyrics that capture the essence of being young, “Recess Monkey just keeps turning out album after album with pop nuggets, as if we’d just discovered that the Beatles had recorded a ton of kids’ music 40+ years ago.”

Tickets available at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/543938

 

Saturday February 8th, 10:30 AM

Lunar New Year Celebration!

Sad that new year’s has already come and gone? Well fret no more, because we’re celebrating the Lunar New Year, which happens on February 10th! Help us celebrate as the Year of the Horse comes galloping in. This exciting show features music, lion dancers, a martial arts performance, drumming, and more!

Tickets available at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/558464

 

Saturday March 1st, 10:30 AM

The Purple House

Come join THE PURPLE HOUSE for some JAMMIE JAMS!

Stay in your Saturday morning jammies, because we are crawling under the COVERS!  (Cover songs, that is J). Bring the whole family for a tour through several decades of great music, from The Beatles to MGMT and a bunch in between!

The Purple House is a community band featuring parents, kids, community members AND YOU!  You never know what to expect from the Purple House–except for a great time.

Tickets available at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/582810

 

Saturday April 5th, 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM

Caspar Babypants

http://babypantsmusic.com/fr_home.cfm

Caspar Babypants is back to rock the Ridge with two shows! Chris Ballew, lead singer of The Presidents of the United States of America, lends his wacky chops to Caspar Babypants, purveyor of simple, good time sing-along music for kids and parents to enjoy together. “It’s not much of a stretch from The Presidents,” says Ballew. “I’m still singing songs about bugs and animals. I’m still drawing upon the same influences — old folk music and blues.” For the second show, bring a picnic lunch and a blanket if you’d like!
Tickets available at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets:

Ridge Romp 2012-2013 Lineup Announced!

21 Sep

We are excited to announce the lineup for the 2012-2013 Ridge Romp season. Drumroll, please…..!!!

Saturday October 6th, 10:00 AM

Son of Reptile Man

Leapin’ lizards! Son of Reptileman entertains and informs with his menacing menagerie of cold-blooded creatures. Be prepared to be amazed by slithering snakes and chomping crocs, while learning about these incredible animals in the process.

Saturday November 24th, 10:30 AM

The Harmonica Pocket

http://www.harmonicapocket.com/

The Harmonica Pocket begins simply as the swinging songs of composer Keeth Monta Apgar. Keeth delivers storytelling lyrics accompanied by thick jazz chord progressions wrapped up into thoughtful, mature songs. Keeth’s songs are brought to life by a rotating musical pop-gang of friends. Harmonica Pocket songs are as diverse as the players who play on them. As both a recording and live performance project, The Harmonica Pocket is known for its outside-the-box, headphone-pop, and highly improvised live shows laced with unusual cover songs.  The Harmonica Pocket also has a touring children’s show which has performed in sold out theaters, clubs, classrooms and libraries, and festivals nationally and internationally.

Saturday  January 5th, 10:30 AM

The Not-Its

http://www.wearethenot-its.com/

Meet The Not-Its!, Seattle’s most rockin’ kid-focused band. With the success of their debut album, We Are The Not-Its! released June 2009, it’s clear they are on a mission to make kids dance, with up-tempo, power-pop hits families will love. Featuring the vocals of Sarah Shannon (of lauded ‘90s indie-pop band Velocity Girl), The Not-Its! combine crunchy guitars with smooth, four-part harmonies, all nestled within “fantastic danceable pop gems about gettin’ fancy, birthday parties, bath time and intergalactic play dates.”

Saturday February 2nd, 10:30 AM

Your Imaginary Friend

http://yourimaginaryfriendseattle.wordpress.com/

It’s not just a figment of your imagination! Your Imaginary Friend is the brainchild of Jana Vitols and Greg Ruby. Jana’s days as an early childhood music teacher brings together babies and banjos, kids and kitchen instruments. For a dozen years Seattle’s youngest have been singing, dancing and learning the fundamentals of music in Jana’s Music for Everyone classes. As a performer and teacher, Jana plays banjo, ukulele, guitar and banjo-uke. Greg brings his compositional ear and guitar skills to the stage, playings strings and keys and writing and recording  for listeners of all ages. He leads an all girls’ middle school rock-n-roll class and has recently released an album of original music, Look Both Ways, tipping his hat to the great guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Saturday March 2nd, 10:30 AM

The Purple House

Back by popular demand! Come join PNPC dad and frequent Ridge Romp emcee Tony Van Zeyl for a rocking good time singing and dancing. With his guitar, surprises, and guests he’ll get the kids and their energetic adults bouncing to unique spins on kid-centric songs like the “ABCs” or “Old MacDonald” while mixing in ageless classics like “This Little Light of Mine.” Drawing on musical influences from James Brown to LCD Soundsystem, be ready for lyrical improvisation and crowd participation. You never know what to expect from The Purple House – except a great show. Put on your best purple duds for this show and get ready to have fun!

Saturday April 6th, 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM

Caspar Babypants

http://babypantsmusic.com/fr_home.cfm

Caspar Babypants is back to rock the Ridge with two shows! Chris Ballew, lead singer of The Presidents of the United States of America, lends his wacky chops to Caspar Babypants, purveyor of simple, good time sing-along music for kids and parents to enjoy together. “It’s not much of a stretch from The Presidents,” says Ballew. “I’m still singing songs about bugs and animals. I’m still drawing upon the same influences — old folk music and blues.” For the second show, bring a picnic lunch and a blanket if you’d like!
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