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Tag: The Harmon

May
22nd

Jazz and Blues Fest rocks Tacoma this weekend at Freighthouse Square, the Harmon and Stonegate

It’s back – the annual Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival, rocking Freighthouse Square and two other venues all day Saturday, and all for free.

Freighthouse Square is the best jumping-off place, hosting both the Big Band Stage (upstairs in the Rainier Room) and free parking. Catch the light rail to the Blues Stage at the Harmon Pub on Pacific Avenue, and then drive down South Tacoma Way to the Stonegate restaurant and bar for the evening stage.

In the line-up this year: regular favorites like Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Jazz Orchestra (5 p.m., Stonegate), Maia Santell

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Dec.
30th

Critic’s picks: Rich Wetzel’s jazz at the Harmon Tacoma, First Night Tacoma, Carmina Burana in Bellevue and the Seattle Symphony

Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Orchestra at the Harmon

Usher in 2012 with big band jazz played by Rich Wetzel and his Groovin’ Higher Orchestra this New Year’s Eve at the Harmon Brewery & Restaurant. 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Free, all ages. Harmon Brewery, 1938 Pacific Ave, Tacoma. 253-383-2739, www.harmonbrewingco.com

First Night Tacoma

Arts-based, family-friendly, alcohol-free First Night is back, celebrating the incoming New Year with giant dragon puppets, fire performers, fire pits, bands, dancing and more. Begins with parade 6:30 p.m. from Sanford and Son along Broadway to the Pantages Theater (901 Broadway), then various downtown locations until midnight.

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