Folk fest action downtown

Centennial Hall isn’t the only place to hear live music this weekend. Dances at the JACC start at 7 p.m. tonight and again on Friday and Saturday, and the JACC will also host Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers Musical Science Hour at 6 p.m. Saturday. Here’s a quick look at some of the other action outside of the main hall.


The Rendezvous: For the second year in a row, the Rendezvous has scheduled live music every night this week. Rumblefish plays tonight at 9 p.m. and Caressa Starshine will be featured at 8 p.m. Friday, followed by the Chuck Hughes Band at 10 p.m. Friday. Raisin Holy Hell plays at 10 p.m. Saturday; and Sean Tracey & Trouble at 9 p.m. Sunday. Deb Barry, co-owner of the Rendezvous, said musicians are welcome to jam in the bar when there’s no one on stage, beginning when the bar opens at 11 a.m.

Alaskan Hotel & Bar: Former Juneau resident Sean Tracey will host open mic tonight, and will then take the stage on Friday with members of Bearfoot. On Saturday the Alaskan will feature the Great Alaska Bluegrass Band. Bar manager Lane Taylor said musicians are welcome to jam in the bar beginning around noon every day (but not in the hotel), up until the music starts around 9 p.m. On Sunday night the bar will also be open for jamming.

Red Dog Saloon: Tonight the Red Dog will host the Great Alaska Bluegrass Band, Friday night it will be Tim Easton, and Saturday night its AK-49 Special. The Red Dog is also a jam spot from 11 a.m. on.

The Rookery: Tonight at 5 p.m. it’s Nicole Church and Stephanie Deroo, and Friday at 5:30 p.m. its Travis Croteau and Friends. Then at 2 p.m. Saturday the Rookery will host an open jam with John Ingalls (contact Ingalls at 586-6293 for more info, to sign up or to suggest songs to play). Later that day, at 5 p.m., Caressa Starshine and Friends will perform, and that night, at 7 p.m., its Tim Easton. Easton’s show will be 21 and over. The Rookery welcomes jamming in the cafe beginning at 7 a.m. when they open.

The Hangar on the Wharf: The Hangar will feature AK-49 Special at 8:30 p.m. tonight, and Caressa Starshine at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Jamming is permitted in the Wharf Mall building all day long, but musicians who wish to jam in the restaurant should speak to a manager first.


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