Oso Landslide Benefit Shows Announced

As most of you know, the area around Oso in eastern Snohomish county was hit with what will likely be the worst landslide disaster of modern times in U.S. history, at least in terms of casualties.  One thing we have always done in the northwest is that when people are in trouble or need our assistance, we roll up our sleeves and we do what we can. No where is that  more true than the community hit hardest by this horrific event.  Everyone knows everyone out there and that makes it all the more harder to deal with. Benefit shows to raise money for the all those affected are now starting to be organized.

We’re compiling a list of benefit shows that are going on in the northwest.

If you’ve heard of a benefit that includes music, email the editor at northwestmusicscene@gmail.com

Click here for complete list:


logoIn response to the tragic events in Oso/Darrington, the Wild Buffalo and What’s Up! Magazine will be hosting a benefit concert and silent auction in Bellingham on Thursday, April 10th. 100% of funds raised will go directly to Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team and The Disaster Relief Account for Oso Landslide Victims through the Cascade Valley Hospital Health Foundation. Donations at the door. Please bring cash…that is what they need most right now and they are not set up to take “stuff”. I will be accepting donation items for the silent auction. If you have a prize you wish to donate please let me know and we can arrange for me to pick it up. I know you will all do what you can. Performers will be announced on Friday. If you wish to be considered for the line-up or volunteer in any capacity, please comment below with who, what, how you want to help and Craig Jewell or I will let you know. Updates will be made available on the Wild Buffalo page as they are available. Time to show em the power of music and community. stay tuned. 


971170_10200737979186491_1110632563_nTony V’s in Everett has announced a benefit for May 9th. As in Tony Vs Garage fashion, they are planning a show to raise money for the mudslide victims. May 9th is the show, but if you can’t make the show their donation box at the bar is already in place to accept what ever you can do to help.

The Guns of Nevada – all ORIGINAL Members (one time only)
The Shivering Denizens
The Folsoms (Johnny Cash Tribute with family in the slide)






970838_1424662904449350_1891585717_nBirdsview Brewery is excited to announce that Saturday they will be having a fundraiser for the slide victims.  The Back Porch Apostles have agreed to donate their tips and whatever is paid to them and there will also be a chili feed all day. A portion of the beer and chili sales will also be going to the relief fund. Can’t make it? Stop by before then and make a donation. 100% will be going directly to one of the recommended agencies. More info is available at their website.






10155166_1472238629655861_795109741_nApril 6th Benefit for OSO: At the Heart of Anacortes. This is an outdoor concert venue in Anacortes, right behind the Rockfish Grill





SidekicksAlright everyone it’s time for us to come together and raise some money for our neighbors up north. This event has affected so many people we know and has obviously hit close to home. Thank you Jesse Pepin for texting us with your open heart and encouraging us to host this event. Saturday March 29th between 7:30pm and close we will be hosting a night which will include a bake sale, auction and live music provided by a dear friend. We want our neighbors and business’ to join forces to make this a successful event. 100% of proceeds will go directly to our neighbors up north ( thank god for connections) Lets make this happen. Email us with anyway you want to participate. Thank you all – Sidekicks Grill & Lounge

1966808_1417760515144415_1529301983_nPolly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method are hosting an all-day concert featuring bands from as far away as Portland Sunday, April 6 at the Cedar Stump in Arlington. See www.pollyokeary.com for details;  Blues For The Slide lineup has been announced.

12-12:10 Intro

12:10-1:20 Acoustic Showcase featuring Ryan LaPlante, Michael Garner, with luck Rod Cook, and potentially other acoustic players. This is the longest set of the day, because we anticipate there being more people who would like to participate. There are some great, great acoustic players in our area!

1:30-2 pm Tommy Cook Trio featuring Kevin Sutton

2:10-2:40 Lady A, Teri Wilson and Seattle Slim

2:50-3:20, The Fat Tones

3:30-4 pm, Stacy Jones

4:10 – 4:40 Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers

4:50-5:20 the Portland Allstars, featuring Rae Gordon, David Kahl and whoever else she can get in the van!

5:30-6 pm TBA

6:10-6:40 The Wired Band

6:50-7:20 Mustard Seed

7:30-8 pm Blues on Tap

8:10-8:40 Kim Archer

8:50-9:20 Michelle Taylor and the Blues Junkies

9:30-10 CD Woodbury

10 pm on, Great Big Awesome Jam hosted by Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method!!



1378470_690017637675347_38159825_nOso Relief Benefit Show April 6, 4:00pm at The Hawthorne in Snohomish. Confirmed Music so far: PETTY THIEF, SQUARE BUTTE, FRANK SANDOVAL AS JOHNNY CASH & REGGIE MILES






The Conway Muse

Fri. 4/25 – Benefit for OSO – Michael Thomas – (honky tonk, blues, soul, funk, rock n roll) – 8pm – Suggested donations  $5-10 with 100% going to to OSO landslide relief.  Click here for more info:  Event Page



TWNTWO WEEKS NOTICE will be having a Oso benefit show in Sultan Washington  on April, 18 at JD Slicks Bar in Sultan, Washington….more info to be released soon.





1512319_10202610906087314_48304302_nA benefit show at Flights Pub in Everett to give back to the families affected by the landslide in Oso that claimed so many lives and homes.
50% of event proceeds will go towards the appropriate charity dedicated towards this cause. We will also be taking donations if any wish to give.
Live performances by
Rain Light Fade
$7 cover  – ID required.




351994-250Joint benefit for Richard Newman and the Snohomish Chapter of the American Red Cross to benefit the people of Oso. Wednesday April 16, 2014

The event will be held in the Maggianos Ballroom starting at 6 pm located at:
10455 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WW 98004
Silent auction and Live music performance featuring ‘Rockit Science’ – A Roger Fisher cover band. Roger is the original guitar player for Heart and 2013 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Member http://www.rogerfisher.com/
Rachel Beaver, Rick Boice, Marty Hoyle, Brenda Kashmir, Rick Knotts, Marc Willet And other special guests!
Maggianos will be providing complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.
$25 advance ticket sales through brown paper tickets or $30 cash at the door.
21 and over

10155198_681527485226520_1294051363_nWe’re doing our part to help the families affected by the tragic landslide in Oso, with a benefit for the Red Cross (with funds being dedicated to Oso).
We’ve teamed up with Scott McKinley (CaviGold Records, Robert Lang Studios) to bring a kick ass line-up of rock & roll bands, who are volunteering their time for the cause. Lake View Drive will open the show at 8pm, Under Sin will be in the middle slot, The Saints of Damnation will close out the show
It’s an early show (8pm… doors at 6:30pm), so you’ll be able to go out, see some great bands, donate to a great cause, and still get home to get some sleep!
Must be 21+ with Valid ID
$5 Donation at the door (or more, if you can afford it) We’re working on some cool raffle items too!
All door & raffle proceeds will go to the Red Cross, and, OEJ’s will match the door donations up to $300.
We’re also working with a couple of our vendors to try & get them to partially match donations. Let’s do a good thing for people here in Snohomish County, who really could use our help right now! Click here for more info:

CabelasOso Mudslide Benefit BBQ at Cabela’s in Tulalip…March 28-30th
Friday March 28-Beats by DJ David -12-3pm
Saturday March 29- the Bobbers – 11am-3pm
Sunday march 30 Moon Daddy Band-11am-3pm







GlassSasquatch Glass Presents Be Legendary Spring Fling to
Benefit Victims of the Oso Mudslide

Join us center stage at Les Club de Sasquatch Glass on Saturday April 5, 2014, where we will throw yet another black tie event which will occupy the showroom and entire top floor of our Mt. Baker headquarters, where we will feature live entertainment, D.J. , celebrities, musicians, athletes and of course, you. This is your chance to ‘see and be seen among all the frills of glass,  fine art, music, fashion and spirits of this big night while also contributing to a worthy cause.  Donations and proceeds from the party go to benefit recent victims of the Oso Mudslide. This is a private , invitation only event.

1383792_612589818784561_1411058772_nMirkwood – Arlington -Friday March 28th Please join us for a night of music to benefit the victims of the Oso tragedy.  Mad John Boy, Mesh
@Jacob Cummings
and Steel Beans
Doors at 6:30 Show Starts at 7:30. $5 cover with all proceeds to benefit the victims of the Oso mudslide. All ages till 11pm.




1383792_612589818784561_1411058772_nMirkwood –  Arlington – Friday May 30, 2014, 8:00pm .This is going to be an awesome show featuring Marysville based Invertical and Arlington’s own… “As Kingdoms Divide” and more coming soon! The bands are donating 100% of their door cut, Seattle Rock Productions is booking and promoting this show for free. Cover is $5 with 100% going to the victims.




Mirkwood in Arlington also will host benefits  on 4/12, 5/31 & 6/7


Benefit show for the Oso Mud Slide Victims,  is being held at The Skylark Cafe (http://www.skylarkcafe.com/) , in west Seattle May 17th Sponsored by Seattle Urban Music Farm (http://www.umfseattle.com/) featuring band spawned by the UMF.  Headlining will be AudioChunk (www.audiochunk.com)

The Event Title is SOS for OSO!  May 17th


  The bands decided to donate all proceeds of their show tomorrow to the Oso recovery:
The Josephine
Infinite Flux
Skies Below
A Province of Thay





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