Art of Music 2023

The Art of Music returns to West Seattle for your 2023 enjoyment beginning in June!

The Art of Music is a series of musical performances scheduled to provide free admission entertainment during Second Thursday Art Walk Evenings for a portion of the year, adding another benefit for attendees.

We are delighted to announce this year’s plans call for offering performances in the Alaska Junction and Admiral District during Second Thursday Art Walk Evenings June through December, and in the Morgan Junction during Second Thursday Art Walk Evenings for June, August, October, and December.  Musicians will perform from 6 pm to 7:45 pm (with one 15-minute break at the midpoint).

Seattle Dpt Neighborhoods

Special thanks go to the Admiral Neighborhood Association as a Supporting Sponsor for their donation to help underwrite The Art of Music events in the Admiral District.

Admiral Neighborhood Association

Admiral Neighborhood Association


Special thanks go to the Morgan Community Association as a Supporting Sponsor for their donation to help underwrite The Art of Music events in the Morgan Junction.


Mark your calendars now and make plans to view art, meet artists, dine, shop, and enjoy free admission musical performances on these Second Thursday Art Walk * Art of Music Evenings from June through December this year.

Alaska Junction and Admiral District:

June 8 |  July 13 (Summerfest Eve) |  August 10 |  September 14
October 12  | November 9  |December 14

Morgan Junction:

June 8 |  August 10 |  October 12  | December 14

The Art of Music 2023 Line Up   

(More information will be added as additional performers are confirmed.)

June 8  – Paul GerardWildflour Gluten-Free Baking Co., Formerly Flying Apron in the Alaska Junction. Seattle native Paul Gerard sings straight from the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. His engaging songs expand out to include love songs and anthems from around the world, sharing stories of all things heaven and earth. Paul’s love of nature manifests in ballads of our non-human friends: whales, condors, and elephants with stories of beauty and interdependence. Paul’s golden voice is warm and comforting. In concert, Paul “sings the world into being” as in the Australian Aborigine creation story, inviting each listener to sing their own world into being–with love! For an advance preview of Paul performing see the video here. Click here for Paul Gerard’s flyer.

Photo Credit: Robert Jacobs (Portrait Artist)

June 8  – Performer Larry Murante @ Zeeks Pizza in the Morgan Junction.  Singer-songwriter Larry Murante is well known for his soaring, mellifluous tenor, strong rhythmic guitar style, and engaging stage presence. He performs both originals and cover tunes. His award-winning original songs feature beautifully woven stories about everyday folks. They combine compassionate, socially conscious lyrics with an upbeat, joyful folk-rock style.  Larry’s music is reminiscent of Jackson Brown, Lyle Lovett, and Marc Cohn. His extensive repertoire of originals and classic covers can be tailored to audiences at festivals, wineries, restaurants, pubs, private events, radio interviews, and house concerts.  In the past 10 years, Larry Murante has won more than 18 awards in US and international competitions for songwriting and performance, including Grand Prize Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Other awards include the West Coast Songwriters Song Contest and the Great American Song Contest (see full list). His fourth CD release, Patch of Sky, has garnered critical acclaim and radio airplay in both the US and Europe. For an advance preview of Larry performing see a video here. Click here for Larry Murante’s flyer.

June 8  – Performer Taylor John Hardin @ West Seattle Grounds in the Admiral District. With a blend of rock, pop, country, blues, and soft jazz, Taylor John Hardin has you covered! If it can be played on the guitar, Taylor’s already started learning it. Taylor’s side gigs include Twitch Streamer, Music Teacher, Host of BandHouse Podcast, and tons of other music projects. Click here for Taylor John Hardin’s flyer.

July 13 (Summerfest Eve) Performer Hopscotch (the songwriting duo of jazz pianist & composer Charlie Hiestand and jazz vocalist & songwriter Jeanie Mishler) @ the Alki Arts Pop Up Gallery (Situated within the Senior Center Annex Pop-Up – located at 4500 California Avenue SW).  HOPSCOTCH is the songwriting duo of pianist/composer Charlie Hiestand and singer/songwriter Jeanie Mishler. In the tradition of big bands and influenced by Euro band Pink Martini, this smaller band has written and arranged their own music delivered with a killer horn and rhythm section made up of some great Seattle players. Along with their original swing, latin, and blues tunes, they serve up fresh arrangements of pop songs and jazz standards with a touch of comedy and tap dancing thrown in. Jeanie Mishler is the vocalist, tap dancer, guitar player, one of the song writers, and co-leader of the band Hopscotch. Currently a public school music teacher, she also teaches private voice, has been a contributing writer for the Earshot Jazz Magazine and continues her many writing pursuits. Charlie Hiestand is the pianist, composer, arranger and co-leader of the band Hopscotch. Charlie has produced several albums, scored music for films, worked in musical theater as director of music, also playing bass and piano. Currently a music director for a Catholic church, he also teaches music theory, piano and bass in the Seattle area. Check out their album at:

July 13 (Summerfest Eve) Performer jean mann @ WEND Jewelry in the Admiral District. Experiencing jean mann’s intimate, personable musical performance is akin to sitting around the kitchen table, catching up on the news of the soul. jean is in midst of releasing 12 monthly singles which will comprise her 9th full length collection. She has toured regionally and nationally since 2000 and Europe since 2014. A genre-hopping, barefoot contemporary singer-songwriter, she sprinkles her concerts with tenor and acoustic guitars, baritone ukulele and harmonica. All to accompany a warm, texture-laden vocal style. Genre: Lyric-driven alt-folk with an Americana twist. Website  |  Bandcamp

August 10 Performer Epiphany of Time @  KeyBank in the Alaska Junction.  Local West Seattle musicians bring you pop-modern blues, dreamy originals, and funky tunes. Come experience the brilliance of Epiphany of Time, achieved through a dedication to the art. Come ready to jive and dance with the band!

August 10 Performer MoonGirl  @ Soprano’s Antico Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in the Admiral District. Singer/songwriter Phyl Stewart, aka “Moongirl”, will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Chuck Pautz on guitar, ukulele, and harmonica to perform a mix of acoustic-indie-rock songs for your listening pleasure.  Phyl and Chuck have performed as a duo, and with their band, “MoonGirl”(, for over 10 years at numerous festivals, small venues, and events in and around Seattle. Their set will include original tunes and thoughtful arrangements of songs by artists they admire.

August 10 …Performer to be confirmed @ Whisky West in the Morgan Junction.

September 14 Performer Guitar Gil @ CAPERS in the Alaska Junction. Guitar Gil performs rhythmic and melodic solo guitar arrangements of swing, Latin, jazz, rock and pop tunes and has performed throughout the Northwest for several decades.  The song arrangements in his repertoire are drawn from the music of Duke Ellington, Elton John, The Beatles, Jim Croce, Frank Sinatra, The Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, Peter Frampton, Nat King Cole, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and other great songwriters and performers of vintage pop tunes.Guitar Gil will be performing tunes from his debut album Dreamin’, available for streaming or downloading at

September 14 Catchy melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and soulful delivery; performer Trevor Ras @ Welcome Road Winery in the Admiral District. Funky beats and campfire sing-a-longs land Trevor’s music between Zac Brown, Van Morrison, and James Taylor. Drawing inspiration from sailing the islands of Puget Sound and the Gulf Islands, he’s come to view life as a seaborne adventure.  Where the musician meets the sea is where his 3rd solo album, Life at Sea was born.

October 12 …Performer to be confirmed @ Verity Credit Union in the Alaska Junction

October 12 …Performer to be confirmed @ Soprano’s Antico Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in the Admiral District.

October 12 …Performer to be confirmed @ Beveridge Place Pub in the Morgan Junction.

November 9 …Performer to be confirmed @ West Seattle Realty in the Admiral District.

November 9 …Performer to be confirmed @ John L. Scott Real Estate in the Alaska Junction.

December 14…Performer to be confirmed @ Great American Diner & Bar in the Alaska Junction.

December 14…Performer to be confirmed @ West Seattle Grounds in the Admiral District. 

December 14…Performer to be confirmed @ Zeeks Pizza in the Morgan Junction.  

The Art of Music is presented by the West Seattle Junction Association in conjunction with the West Seattle Art Walk.

The Junction WS


Invitation to Apply as a Musician

The West Seattle Junction Association plans to present several performances by musicians in the heart of the West Seattle Junction, in the Morgan Junction, and in the Admiral District to take place during the Second Thursday West Seattle Art Walk Evenings for part of the year. 

This Call for Musicians is an invitation to apply to be considered for performing for The Art of Music from 6-7:45 pm (with one 15-minute break at the midpoint). Applications will be accepted year around.

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