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!

August

August 4 – National Farmers’ Market Week

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – J. T. & the Betty
  • Website: www.facebook.com/TJandtheBetty
    J. T. & the Betty is a duo featuring ballads, blues, old soul and pop, with a little country tossed in for fun. J. T. & the Betty plays music from the 1800’s through the current decade and has played art walks, jams, open mics and coffee houses throughout south and east King County. Whether a sweet, sweet ballad or a boot stomping ditty, J. T. & the Betty aims to play good songs for good times. J. T. & the Betty features the vocals of Jo Wilson and guitar of Tom Malphrus.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Brass in Black
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheBrassinBlack
    The Brass in Black is a six piece rhythm and brass band playing pop and classic rock covers as well as original vocal and instrumental arrangements. This high energy band is led by writer, composer and bassist Trevor Lind. It features Zach Ceccato on guitar, Brendon Shakespear on keyboards, Liam Niblock on drums, Marius Falconeer on trumpet and Nathaniel Schreiner on trombone. Brass in Black has performed at a variety of events and fundraisers including the Annex Theatre in Seattle and here at home on the Maple Valley Days entertainment stage. 

 

August 11 – Eating Healthy and Staying Fit

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Voice in the Valley
  • Website: www.voiceinthevalley.com
    Encouraging the musical talents in the greater Maple Valley area since 2010, Voice in the Valley Music Studio is provides the highest caliber of piano and voice lessons to all ages! Located in the heart of Maple Valley, our highly educated and experienced instructors are here to help you achieve your musical goals.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Russell Hendricks
  • Website:
    I’m a retired timber cutter living in the Snoqualmie Valley who now spends his time building cabinetry playing music and running a ten acre farm with sheep, blueberries, and a large vegetable garden. I am a self accompanied mandolin player (sort of a one man band kind of thing) playing jazz blues and novelty tunes from the 1920’s up to the 1950’ from Billie Holiday and Count Basie to Jenny Pope, Louie Jordan and Big Joe Turner…have been playing on the east side for several years at farmers markets, local events, and private parties and am looking forward to playing my fourth year at Maple Valley.

 

August 18 – Seniors and Armed Forces Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Jim Hanna
  • Website: www.jimhannamusic.com
    Jim brings a variety of original and cover songs with his smooth vocals and rich and resonate guitar work. A veteran performer, he has spent most of his life as a hobbyist musician, playing in bands ranging from folk-rock to bluegrass to solo singer-songwriter performances. Samples of Jim’s original music can be found on Jim’s website at www.jimhannamusic.com.
    Jim currently plays in Ryegrass, a Seattle based bluegrass band. He formerly hosted an open mic at the Creative Arts Center in Maple Valley.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Maple Valley Big Band
  • Website: https://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 ’30s 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 25 –  Community Connections Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Stanley Alleyne
  • Website: www.mpanist1.com
    Stanley Alleyne started playing Steel Drums at a young age in his native island of Tobago. While in Tobago he played with The Our Boys Steel Band. He moved to Seattle in 1976 where he played with Tropical Rainstorm, Caribbean Superstars and The Islanders. Since living in Seattle he has played in the Northwest, Oregon, California and Canada. He is one of the Northwest premiere steel drum soloist. He has played for Microsoft, Amazon, Everett Golf and Country Club, Sandpoint Golf and Country Club and many other companies, events and organizations. Stanley plays a wide variety of musical styles calypso, reggae, soca, oldies, salsa, pop, jazz and more. He is available for parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs, concerts, fairs, special events or just about any other gathering of people. He is also available for bookings internationally.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – South Sound Suzuki Strings
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    South Sound Suzuki Strings is an instrumental choir of Suzuki violinists and cellists from all over South King County from age 3 through high-school. During the school year, students meet weekly to rehearse, learn music theory, and prepare for upcoming recitals and concerts. Students share their love of music by performing pieces from classical to fiddle and everything in between at places like the Puyallup Fair, Tacoma Rainier’s baseball games, Celebrate the Nativity in Maple Valley, and the Washington State Capitol. South Sound Suzuki Strings is directed by violinists Wynne Nuernberg-Park from Kent and Melanie Barber from Maple Valley.
     

September

September 1 – Vendor Appreciation Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – J. T. & the Betty
  • Website: www.facebook.com/JTandtheBetty
    J. T. & the Betty is a duo featuring ballads, blues, old soul and pop, with a little country tossed in for fun. J. T. & the Betty plays music from the 1800’s through the current decade and has played art walks, jams, open mics and coffee houses throughout south and east King County. Whether a sweet, sweet ballad or a boot stomping ditty, J. T. & the Betty aims to play good songs for good times. J. T. & the Betty features the vocals of Jo Wilson and guitar of Tom Malphrus.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Mark Wayne
  • Website:
    Singer-Songwriter, Mark Wayne, began performing in 1962 in Southern California. He played in bands through the late 1970’s before returning to his home state of Washington. Since arriving in Washington, he has performed as a single act. He has performed at the Auburn Wine & Caviar Co., the Station Bistro Restaurant in Auburn and 7 years at the Auburn International Farmers Market. He specializes in “Golden Oldies”. From The Beatles to Buffet, Elvis to The Eagles and over 100 other artists’ songs as well as his own compositions. His music will take you back to some of your fondest memories.

 

September 8 – Seahawks Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Jet Steppers
     
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – TBD

 

September 15 – Pollinators Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Lucia Flores-Wiseman
  • Website: luciafloreswiseman.com
    Lucia Flores-Wiseman is an up and coming singer/songwriter from Maple Valley, Washington who blends folk and rock with blues and jazz vocals to create a sound that is distinctively her own. Only sixteen years old, Lucia’s hauntingly emotional performances weave mature sounds reminiscent of Brandi Carlile and Ray LaMontagne.A commanding performer, Lucia continues to entertain audiences both large and small at local coffee shops, wineries, and festivals around the Pacific Northwest. Lucia just finished recording her first original single, “Time to Leave” with Tinkham Road, an eclectic folk band with a regional following. Balancing her high academic standards and musical aspirations has not been an easy task, however, she looks forward to returning to the studio to complete a full album in the near future. You can find more of Lucia’s performances on her professional Facebook page, Instagram, or by visiting her website.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn
  • Website: www.learn2dance4fun.com
    The Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn will be providing beginner Line Dancing with instruction and music. Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn has been putting fun into learning to dance since 1988 with Dave Serfling’s excellent dance skills, patience and teaching style blended with humor. Anyone can learn to dance if they want to. Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn offers group and private dance lessons in Renton to thousands of people wanting to learn Country, Ballroom, Swing, Latin and Line Dancing. There is a wide variety of classes throughout the week being taught by Dave and several other great instructors. Friday nights are always rockin’ at the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn with a 7pm dance lesson and open dancing from 8-11pm. Fridays are a non-alcohol dance open to dancers 18 and over.

 

September 22 – Preserve Tastes of Summer

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Michael Gelotte
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  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Carl Riess
  • Website: carlriess.com
    Originally from the midwest (MN), I started playing piano at age 7. I was writing songs starting at 10. I have a BA in Music where I studied classical guitar. I have been playing and writing all my life. I have a rather laid back fun kind of music. I like saying my style is classic rock, I like the 60’s-70’s sound. I play original music. I create/record my own sound tracks and play along with that. Sometimes I can bring in a drummer or bass player. I play 2 types of guitars: 1974 Gibson LS-6 solid body electric and an Epiphone semi-hollow body Emperor electric.

 

September 29 – Emergency Preparedness Fair

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Chris Mongillo
  • Website: www.facebook.com/theimpressionistsmusic
    Chris Mongillo is the front-man for a Seattle-based cover band called, “The Impressionists.”  Chris’ band plays up-tempo hit music from the ’50s through the ’90s and is a perfect fit for your wedding, live music venue or corporate/private event.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – The Muddy String Band
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    The Muddy String Band plays an eclectic blend of Bluegrass standards along with some popular and some little known old-time Folk and American music from the early 1900’s through the 1960’s, with a little Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones just to mix thing up. They perform a selection of songs not typically heard in the Pacific Northwest that will make you clap your hands, stomp your feet and sing along to feel-good tunes.