Leon Berman, One I’d Marry, and the Roy Kay Trio
photo by Jim Bennett
As the Shackmaster Dr. Leon Berman would say, “The liver is evil, it must be punished.” And punished it shall be this weekend, starting tonight with the 20th Annual Shake The Shack Rockabilly Ball. September 27-29 at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard, Leon Berman and the Shake the Shack crew will commemorate the 20th year of The Rockabilly Ball, the longest running rockabilly festival in the United States, with a three day celebration.
Billy Joe & the Dusty 45′s
The Roy Kay Trio
Marshall Scott Warner Band
Special All Star Band Tribute to Sun Records with special guests
Plus catch the Shake the Shack Hot Rod Car Show at the Shanty Tavern, located at 9002 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring live music from Billy Dwayne and the Creepers, The Killer Saints, The Black Crabs, Mama Tried and The 1, 2, 3, 4â€™s. The show is open to all vehicles whose owners feel they are special enough to be shown. Trophies, awards and dash plaques will be awarded to top entrants. There is a $10 fee to participate.
The punishment doesn’t stop there! This weekend marks the beginning of A Drink for the Kids, the 5th annual benefit for The Vera Project. A Drink for the Kids will start Sept. 29th with different bars and neighborhoods participating each day. By simply walking through the door and ordering a drink, you can raise funds to support The Vera Project. On Saturday, 9/29, enjoy the Redbull soapbox derby race from the beer garden. On Sunday, 9/30, have brunch at Smarty Pants (Georgetown), and spend evening at Moe Bar and Lindas (Capitol Hill). On Monday, 10-1, drop by West 5 (West Seattle), and then on Tuesday, 10/2, head over to Hattie’s Hat (Ballard), where our own DJ Chilly will be spinning. The Grand Finale shows at Triple Door on Wednesday 10/3 and Thursday 10/4 feature intimate acoustic performances by Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, The Twilight Singers), Petra Hayden and Jeff Klein.
Grand Finale tickets can be purchased at the Triple Door, but all other events are free -- it’s the booze you buy that helps the kids! It’s only your liver that will suffer!