We have long been awaiting the return of our favorite square dance festival, Dare to Be Square West, which was last spotted in Seattle in 2009. D2BS is infamous for its innovative square dancing opportunities, inclusive atmosphere, and rowdy party energy. We personally invite you to attend this year’s festival. If you have not yet, register yourself at daretobesquarewest.org, and join in for a weekend of music and dancing.
Highlights include a Friday night dance played by yours truly, 7:30pm, Saturday/Sunday workshops and evening dance/concert, and a Monday Stragglers Brunch + Tractor dance. Venues include Leif Erickson Hall, Fremont Abbey & the Tractor Tavern. All details to be found at daretobesquarewest.org, including registration and work trade opportunities.
We’re excited to be playing in our neighborhood at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard, 7:30pm.
Beat the Monday blues with some lively old-timey music this week, and stop in at the Tractor Tavern for their Monday night square dance a few blocks away!
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Choices! Friday 5/27, 7:30pm at Peddler Brewing Company. Sunday 5/29, 4:30 at Folklife – Back Porch Stage.
Come kick off your weekend with some wound-up old-time music on the last Friday of each month at the Peddler Brewing in Ballard! We’d love to see you and visit during these informal sessions. More formal music to come this summer, stay tuned.
Monday May 23rd – Tractor Tavern Square Dance with the Barn Owls!
Join us for some square dancing in Darrington, WA this March! Potluck and jam prior, dancing starts at 7pm!
Join us for the Saturday evening dance at the Tiffany Center in Portland, OR on Saturday, January 16th, 2016, and be part of this year’s Portland Old Time Music Gathering!
The Barn Owls are looking forward to playing for the Wes Corbett and Simon Chrisman house concert on Bainbridge Island. Email us for a house address and more details at email@example.com!