Market Program

Each week the Maple Valley Farmers’ Market features a wealth of entertainment and activities for all ages. Discover what’s happening at your farmers’ market!

June

 
June 17 – Opening Day Ceremonies

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra
    Web site: http://www.mvyso.org
    Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra is a community based youth music education organization. MVYSO is a unique place where students can excel musically, connect socially, and grow personally. There are programs for every age and ability. Check out our summer camp programs; August 1-5 Full orchestra camp for grades 4 and up (minimum 1 year playing experience required) and August 8-12 Special Needs Music Camp grades 2 and up (DDA approved respite provider).
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Susanna Fuller
    Web site: http://www.susannafuller.org
    Vocalist Susanna Fuller has performed in concerts, conventions, television and stage productions in the Seattle area over the past 25 years. She can perform with equal ease in Classical/Opera, Jazz, Pop, Country, Showtunes and World Music styles. Susanna is an experienced singer/songwriter/recording artist as well as comedienne, actor/voiceover talent and vocal performance coach. She brings onstage passion and class to every performance.

 

June 24 – Kid’s Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Jim Hanna
    Web site: http://www.jimhannamusic.com/
    Jim has been playing with the band Ryegrass since he moved to Seattle from LA and has had a great time (and still having a lot of fun) playing with his friends John Burke, Chip Diemond, Paul Michel and Steve Marx.  Several years ago he decided it was time to start writing his own music and has recently published his first collection of solo songs titled Patches.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Stanley Alleyne Steel Drums
    Web site: http://www.mpanist1.com/
    Tantalize your taste-buds with Steel Drum musical entertainment for all types of parties…music to please all age groups and genre.  Specializing in Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Jazz, as well as popular music.

July

 
July 1 –  Celebrating Independence Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Phil Hansen
    Web site: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiUPtKVerL0JmXZSpszpynw
    Gritty Delta blues gets shaken together with Appalachian fiddle tunes, Kentucky blue grass, a jigger of St. Louis ragtime, and an added twist of Memphis rockabilly.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Paul Ross
    Web site: www.paulkaraross.com
    Paul Kara Ross is a Seattle area multi-instrumentalist specializing in Native American, Celtic and New Age music. Paul currently plays Native American, Pueblo (Anasazi and Mojave), Xiao and Shakuhachi flutes, Irish uilleann pipes and whistles, bouzouki, classical guitar, and several types of electric basses as solo instruments. Paul has four albums available and a new album coming out this August. Look for Paul’s music on Spotify, Pandora, and several sources online. Be sure to follow Paul on Facebook, YouTube, and updates on paulkaraross.com!
 
July 8 – Pet Appreciation Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Surly Goats/Paul Ross
    Web site: www.paulkaraross.com
    Irish traditional music played by a trio guys who most likely have an Irish ancestor way, way, way back there somewhere. Bouzouki, Uilleann bagpipes, banjos, whistles, guitars, and loud drums combine to celebrate Irish music! Be sure to follow The Surly Goats on Facebook for upcoming events!
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Dylan Cummins/Claire Cunningham
    Web site: http://www.mvyso.org
    Dylan started in MVYSO in 2008 as a saxophone player. Because saxophone isn’t an orchestral instrument, MVYSO suggested he try the bassoon. The rest is history! Dylan has become an outstanding bassoonist! Dylan will attend Pacific Lutheran University majoring in Chemistry in the fall. Claire joined MVYSO shortly after moving to Washington in 2015. She plays in the Symphony Orchestra and Elite Winds Ensemble. Claire is interested in pursuing music and continues to explore performance, theory, and composition opportunities. She will be a sophomore at Tahoma High School in the fall.
 
July 15 – Fresh Fruit Pie Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Suzannah Fiskum
    Web site: 
    Suzannah Fiskum is a indie folk musician based out of Seattle, Washington. Through an upbringing in a musical home, she discovered a passion for music at a young age that led her eventually to start writing her own songs and developing her gift. She joined her church’s worship team at the age of 12 and soon discovered a life-long passion. Suzannah wrote her first song with Alec Shaw when they were 16 and have continued their music career, writing worship music and songs for an Alternative Rock band. Suzannah has collaborated alongside Alec Shaw, her songwriting and romantic partner, on Alec’s debut album “Car Town” and they are nearing the release of their second album together this summer. Suzannah has also been featured on SEU Worship’s latest album singing, “The Fullness”.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Pacific Martial Arts
    Web site: http://www.pacificmartialartsacademy.com/
    Pacific Martial Arts Academy practices Ryukyu Kempo, a traditional Okinawan Martial Art with emphasis on life-protection techniques. Ryukyu Kempo encompasses martial arts before the transition into what most people know as ‘modern karate’.

 

July 22 – Green Living Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Michele King-McNany
    Web site: http://www.michelemcnany.com
    As an Artist, Musician and Singer/Songwriter, Michele’s passion for music began at an early age in Northern Michigan, then embracing the Portland scene for many of her years. Her love of the Northwest and it’s spirit encompasses her songwriting with charming melodies, interesting arrangements, strong lyrics and smooth warm vocals that will surely capture your attention. Inspired by life, Michele continues her artistic efforts as a song writer and performer with her debut 2016 EP Release “With You Now” and is working on her second CD for a later release this summer.  Joining her this past year on numerous events is her husband Matt on bass.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Gary Benson
    Web site: 
    I sing and play acoustic guitar, specializing in the music of James Taylor(I’m known on the Coffeehouse circuit for putting my ‘signature’ on his songs—I am known as the ‘James Taylor’ of West Seattle).  I play ‘the music I grew up with’— the Beatles, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Eagles, Elton John, Crosby, Stills & Nash and artists of late (Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alison Krauss).

 

July 29 – Customer Appreciation Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Clifford Okamato
    Web site:
    For the past six years I have played my music at a number of Farmers Market in the area. I play Guitar, Ukulele and Harmonica. My music is a mix of pop selections from different eras, original compositions and instrumentals. My major influences are in the areas of rock and roll and blues, but I’m also influenced by jazz, country and folk music. I have been playing music for over fifty years. I started playing in high school where my bands played for dances and parties. I played at various venues well into my thirties; I then took a break for a couple years. I’m now back doing what I love! 
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Tom O’Brien
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August

August 5 – National Farmers’ Market Week

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Russell Hendricks
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  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Dance Expressions
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August 12 – Eating Healthy and Staying Fit

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Maple Valley Idol
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  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Maple Valley Big Band
    Web site: http://maplevalleybigband.weebly.com/
    The Maple Valley Big Band was formed in June 2012 and is made up of about 17 members from surrounding areas. The MVBB specializes in big band, swing, jazz, funk, and standard tunes from the ’50s to today. Comprised of musicians of all ages, the band’s instrumentation consists of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section. The MVBB performs for the community of Maple Valley and is available for hire.

 

August 19 – Seniors and Armed Forces Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Dylan Cummins
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  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Patty and the Travelin’ Four
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August 26 –  Community Connections Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Dance Expressions
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  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Ryegrass/Jim Hanna
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September

September 2 – Vendor Appreciation Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Gary Taylor
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    Vocalist/Guitarist with 30 + years exp. played with Various Bands, as well as Performing solo Acoustic Classic/Pop Rock Tunes Played in an Unplugged Style!
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Cole McKittrick
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September 9 – Seahawks Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Jet Steppers
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  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Ray and Julie Johnson
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September 16 – Pollinators Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
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  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Patty and the Travelin’ Four
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September 23 – Preserve Tastes of Summer

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
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  • Noon – 1:30 pm – TBD
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September 30 – Emergency Preparedness Fair

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
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  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Patty and the Travelin’ Four
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