Along with warmer weather and plentiful sunshine, summertime brings Alaskans lots of live music options.
Anchorage Concert Association is giving Alaskans a chance to enjoy music and theater during one of the coldest months of the year with five shows lined up for February.
The Sitka Jazz Festival brings some of the top artists from around the country to southeast Alaska for three days of music learning and enjoyment.
Along with the new year comes one of Alaska’s favorite annual live music events, the Anchorage Folk Festival.
Wrap up 2017 with the sound of live music around Alaska. KillBill Sax will spread the holiday love with performances around Anchorage, including a show at Williwaw on Dec. 16, 907 Alehouse on Dec. 22, and Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria on Dec. 26.
Put on your boogie shoes and crank up the heat as you check out these live performances in Alaska this November:
- Maggie Rogers, known nationally for her hit single “Alaska,” will perform on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Egan Center in Anchorage.
- Pop-punk duo Diet Cig and IAN SWEET LIVE will appear in Fairbanks on Saturday, Nov. 18. In the meantime, enjoy Diet Cig’s NPR Tiny Desk appearance from earlier this year.
- Make your own music and enjoy the vocal stylings of your neighbors in Juneau, where karaoke night is held at Rendezvous on Wednesdays and McGivney’s on Thursdays.
This month, Alaska will host a variety of live music.
- On Friday, Oct. 6, SASSAFRAS is playing at 49th State Brewing Co. in Anchorage to support Audubon Alaska.
- On Sunday, Oct. 7, nationally touring a capella act Cantus will stop in Fairbanks at the UAF Charles W. Davis Concert Hall.
- Lez Zeppelin will play Oct. 27 and 28 at The Sitzmark in Girdwood. The all-female cover band is headlining Alyeska Resort’s Halloween celebration.
- Mandolin Orange will delight bluegrass fans in Anchorage on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Sydney Laurence Theatre and in Palmer on Sunday, Oct. 29 at Vagabond Blues.
A new online radio station has launched in Alaska. The RIVR, Rising Indigenous Voices Radio, provides 24 hours of daily streaming content. The station plays a curated selection of pop, hip-hop, alternative and EDM tunes as well as contemporary indigenous music, which provides a platform for young Alaska Native artists. Additionally, the RIVR will feature nationally syndicated podcasts and Native youth perspectives.