Restaurant, Bar and Project Room


UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Friday July 10th En Canto/ Anokye Agofomma
9:00pm
Tickets:$10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

En Canto brings you music as rich and varied as the people and places of Brazil: forró and baião from the northeast, bossa nova and choro from Rio, and sambas from every city and town. These lively, danceable rhythms get everyone onto the dance floor, while the occasional slower tunes (such as Tom Jobim's "Falando do Amor") evoke the romantic Brazilian mood of saudade (longing). Led by Brazilian-born vocalist Adriana Giordano, this septet combines consummate musicianship with an infectious sense of fun, delighting everyone from the discriminating music aficionado to anyone who just wants to groove. Anokye Agofomma opens the show.

Agofomma - Pan African
Master Drummer Yaw Amponsah with his articulate Pan African band of musicians and dancers will bring you an experience that ranges from the deep traditional Sacred Royal Court rhythms of Ghana to the Pan African dances and party music of Ghana, Benin and Togo. The deep passion and integrity of this music will stir your soul and beckon you to the dance floor.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Wednesday July 22nd Piano Starts Here: James Booker, Professor Longhair, and Dr. John “In the Right Place: New Orleans Piano”
8:00pm
Tickets $10 adv/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Piano Starts Here highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented jazz composers and pianists to ever tackle the instrument, hosted and curated by pianists Tim Kennedy and Wayne Horvitz. Each performance brings together Seattle’s finest contemporary pianists to perform compositions that showcase the featured performer’s work – the Royal Room brings together a who’s who of local piano talent to play the ongoing series, featuring pianists like Ryan Burns, Marc Seales, Dawn Clement, Sumi Tonooka, Gus Carnes, Aaron Othein, and Dave Peck, to name just a few.

The blend of roots, blues, zydeco, boogie woogie and jazz apparent in the compositions of all three of these musicians screams New Orleans, but Piano Starts Here takes you south in order to highlight the variance in style among these three Louisianan composers. The Night Tripper, Longhair and James “Black Liberace” Booker all see some action during Mardi Gras, but Piano Starts Here goes further and gives them the full attention that they deserve. Featuring Ryan Burns, Aaron Otheim, Tim Kennedy, Chris McCarthy and Anna Freedman.

Hosted by Tim Kennedy
Curated by Tim Kennedy and Wayne Horvitz

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Thursday July 23nd Brian & Rowena Vasquez
7:30pm
Tickets: $15
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Brian has been called many things, however, the one that comes up the most is "the Hawaiian Santana".
Mika'ele Partin of Hawaiian Pacific Radio comments about Brian: His unique style brings the music "alive" to your heart and soul. From his first CD, Hawaiian Sunday to his just release compilation, Kona Daze, you will be mesmerized by his music!
Brian’s music spans many generations and ethnic cultures. It is impossible to listen to his music and keep still. There is something about every song that will move each listener in one way or another. It is amazing how fast his fingers move when he does what the Hawaiians call “pa'ani”, which is an instrumental solo. Brian seems to think in music. It’s like the way most people “think” about what they want to say, then the words pour out of their mouths, with Brian, he seems to hear the music and then it pours through his fingers. It is really amazing to watch and experience personally.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Wednesday July 29th Lobo Del Mar
8:00pm
Tickets $10 adv/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Lobo Del Mar is a large family of traveling musicians and dancers. Picking up different world music and dance styles wherever they live, this group is a unique collection of performing artists that entertain around the globe. Including Celtic Music, Flamenco, Belly Dance, Bluegrass and more!

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Thursday July 30th Elevator Presents: Ariel Kalma and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe with A Box in the Sea
8:30pm
Tickets:$12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

8:30pm A Box in the Sea
9:15pm Sunshine Soup (documentary)
10:30pm Ariel Kalma and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
This Week At The Royal Room
Monday July 6th Closed
Tuesday July 7th Wine Tasting/ FADE/Yaarow/Bad Luck
6:00pm: Wine Tasting
Expand your knowledge and palette with Kate Bond (former Verve proprietess) at this Wine Tasting at the Royal Room! Featuring 6 great wines from Vinum, this month presenting French Wines.

$15 per person, includes light appetizer.

8:00pm: FADE/Yaarow/Bad Luck
Yaarow is a Hummus Rock outfit comprised of current and former Berklee College of Music students whose unique sound has been making waves in the Boston music scene. With a sonic palette somewhere between Kneebody, Soundgarden, Gruvis Malt, and Radiohead, Guitarist/Singer/Composer Noaa Rienecker's fiery and nuanced arrangements demand attention while delivering grooves of bone-shattering periodicity and primal touch. The music is brought to visceral reality through Bassist Jonny Chapman (a sub-tectonic incarnation of Geddy Lee), Tenor player Storm D'Angelo, the only Saxophonist ever to be expelled from Hell, Keyboardist Danae Greenfield, a magic elf-being with trans-dimensional ears and a 0% tolerance for bullshit, and the illustrious, ever-versatile Clemens "Lemons" Grassmann, 19.6th Emperor of Germany, on Drums.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Wednesday July 8th Closed
8:00pm
6:00pm: Nicole Rinne Debuts at the Royal Room
Nicole Rinne debuts at the Royal Room for her first solo performance, featuring: Ed Weber on piano, Douglas Barnett on bass, Steve Banks on drums, and Cliff Colon on saxophone. Nicole has been mentored by local jazz singer/songwriter Barbie Anaka since the age of 6. Now, she is 18 and a recent graduate of Seattle Academy where she was a member of the school's advanced jazz choir, the Onions. Nicole has sung with the group in festivals and competitions, receiving top awards for both group and solo vocal performances. Her experience includes performances at venues throughout Seattle, including the ACT Theatre, Jazz Alley, The Triple Door and Salty's on Alki. She was also a finalist in the Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist competition.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.


9:00pm: Nicole Rinne Debuts at the Royal Room
Grace Love leads a karaoke session backed by a live big band! Belt it out with the finest every first Wednesday of the month!

This young Tacoma-raised singer has the sort of powerful pipes that tend to stun chatty bar bar crowds into silence. Her voice ranges from tender to towering as she covers popular songs by artist Joe Cocker to Adele to Amy Winehouse giving her own soulful flair...

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Thursday July 9th Low Tones
10:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)
Some of Seattle's freakiest groovers meet live beats and samples for a night of improvised Trip hop and Acid jazz. Psychedelic lights, a full dance floor, big beats and smooth improvisations. Featuring Tim Kennedy (keys), Tristan Gianola (guitars), Spekulation (MC) and EarDr.Umz (samples/turntables).

With special guests Christa Wells (vox), SmaR-T JoneS/ Jamil Suleman/ Perry Porter & Cid/ Araless (guest MC), Steven O'Brien (trumpet), Beth Fleenor (clarinet/vox), Jamie Paulson (trombone), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), Alex Guy (viola), Stebmo (trombone) and more!
Visuals by Brad Rouda and Mack Fisher.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Friday July 10th En Canto/ Anokye Agofomma
9:00pm
Tickets:$10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

En Canto brings you music as rich and varied as the people and places of Brazil: forró and baião from the northeast, bossa nova and choro from Rio, and sambas from every city and town. These lively, danceable rhythms get everyone onto the dance floor, while the occasional slower tunes (such as Tom Jobim's "Falando do Amor") evoke the romantic Brazilian mood of saudade (longing). Led by Brazilian-born vocalist Adriana Giordano, this septet combines consummate musicianship with an infectious sense of fun, delighting everyone from the discriminating music aficionado to anyone who just wants to groove. Anokye Agofomma opens the show.

Agofomma - Pan African
Master Drummer Yaw Amponsah with his articulate Pan African band of musicians and dancers will bring you an experience that ranges from the deep traditional Sacred Royal Court rhythms of Ghana to the Pan African dances and party music of Ghana, Benin and Togo. The deep passion and integrity of this music will stir your soul and beckon you to the dance floor.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Saturday July 11th New Radios/ Klozd Sirkut
10:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)
New Radios is a groovy funk construct of original songs based on a young, troubled youth trying to find his way in the world, featuring Michael Stegner, Keith Lowe, Skerik, Wayne Horvitz and Byron Vannoy.

Klozd Sirkut is an action packed group of four well seasoned funk musicians, harnessing the latest advances in music technology to it’s fullest potential. Their evolutionary hybrid sound is derived from a vast pallet of influences ranging from Funk, Jazz, Rock, Soul to World-Beat all blended together with a heavy dose of ‘EDM’

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Sunday July 12th BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT MEET UP #3/ Beatwalk Youth Initiative/ Columbia City BeatWalk: Diop/Skerik/Horvitz/Barnes
3:00pm: BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT MEET UP #3

6:00pm: Beatwalk Youth Initiative

8:00pm: Columbia City BeatWalk: Diop/Skerik/Horvitz/Barnes
BeatWalk is a monthly music festival featuring live music at multiple venues in Columbia City every second Sunday from June through October. BeatWalk always features a diverse line-up of first-rate, local musicians hosted by neighborhood businesses for audiences of all ages. Since 1994 BeatWalk has brought music lovers together for a fun and safe night out on the town!

Trance-endental grooves! Featuring
Thione Diop-percussion
Skerik-Saxophone and Electronics
Evan-Flory Barnes-bass
Wayne Horvitz-synthesizers and laptop.

BeatWalk is always FREE to all attendees. The Royal Room is all ages until 10:00pm.

With permanent backline, recording and video, a grand piano and a generous stage, the Royal Room has been designed to serve the musicians and artists who will be performing.

For ticketed events please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show

The Royal Room is open seven nights a week.
Happy Hour drink and food specials weekdays from 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.