About Art & Music Festivals - Performing & Visual Arts

Share:

A directory of non-profit performing & visual arts associations and organizations is provided for the Tri-Cities Washington metropolitan area and other nearby communities including Yakima, Moses Lake, Walla Walla and Pendleton (see List of Communities & Area Map).

These organizations include art, ballet, bluegrass, choral ensembles, community bands, drama & live theatre, folklife, independent films, jazz & blues societies, swing bands, opera, orchestras and symphonies.

In addition, a directory of annual art and music related festivals and fairs is provided.

Weekly Events, Attractions & Things To Do

Follow: Blog    Facebook    Twitter

Visit the author's blog, Events, Attractions & Things to Do in Tri-Cities Washington, for a weekly list of things to do and more in the Tri-Cities area.


Performing & Visual Arts Event Calendars

Performing & visual arts calendars are listed for Tri-Cities, Walla Walla and Yakima.


Art & Music Festivals

Music Festival

Art and music festivals are listed for the Tri-Cities, Athena, Benton City, Ephrata, Milton-Freewater, Moses Lake, Pendleton, Prosser, Toppenish, Walla Walla and Yakima.

Tri-Cities

Allied Arts Association's Art in the Park - July

Allied Arts Association sponsors the annual Arts in the Park festival every year in July at Howard Amon Park in Richland. The Art in the Park show features artists and craftsman offering a unique array of photography, jewelry, metal art, furniture, pottery, paintings, glass art and much more. Follow us on Facebook

Chalk Art Festival - June

The Chalk Art Festival is held at Richland's Uptown Shopping Center and allows anyone, from children to professional artists, to make a sidewalk square into a piece of art. It is typically held in mid-June (usually a weekend before Cool Desert Nights Car Show). A small registration fee is required and prizes are awarded. View Greg Ashby's Gallery of photos he took of the 2011 Chalk Art Festival.

Christ the King Sausage Fest - September

Sausage Fest is held every year in September and is the primary fundraising event for Christ the King School in Richland. It generates a lot of family fun for the best entertainment value around. Admission is free.

Columbia River Cowboy Gathering & Music Festival - April

The Columbia River Cowboy Gathering Foundation (CRCGF) sponsors the annual three day Cowboy Get Together & Music Festival in April. There are multiple performance stages, food, western singers and cowboy poets, poetry & music contests, open mic segments, vendors, and big country stars on stage!

First Night Tri-Cities - New Year's Eve

Come celebrate First Night Tri-Cities on New Year's Eve at the Three Rivers Convention Center. First Night Tri-Cities provides a safe, friendly environment for families to spend New Year's Eve together to enjoy the visual and lively arts. A low-cost general admission button for family members ages five and over is all it takes to get into the different venues. Follow us on Facebook

Jazz Unlimited Festival - April

Jazz Unlimited is a festival hosted by the Music department at Columbia Basin College each year during April. This event involves about 4,500 student performers from groups around the Northwest, including high school concert bands, middle, junior high, and high school jazz bands, concert choirs, and jazz choirs.

Juneteenth - June

Juneteenth commemorates the freedom of African-Americans and emphasizes education and achievement. The annual Juneteenth celebration has been held for over 35 years in Pasco and includes music, food, baseball and basketball tournaments, guest speakers, a parade and art exhibitions.

Mariachi Festival - June

The Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce puts on the annual Mariachi Festival in June which includes multiple mariachi bands from across the region, Mexican food and a lot of booths with different resources available for local Hispanics. It's a family fun day but it's also a resource fair where the community can come out and learn about the different resources that are available to community members, either health, migrant education, college, etc.

National Day of the Cowboy - July

The annual National Day of the Cowboy is held in July in Downtown Kennewick and features cowboy music, poetry, fashion show, vendors and more. This is a free event sponsored by Sagebrush Old West.

RadCon - Science Fiction & Fantasy - February

Radcon is a fan run Science-Fiction / Fantasy convention held each Presidents day weekend at the Red Lion Inn in Pasco.

Ribbon Festival & Sonatina/Sonata Festival - November

The annual Ribbon Festival and Sonatina/Sonata Festival is held each November. This event is sponsored by the Tri-City Chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA). Over 400 students representing over 40 music teachers perform on piano, voice, harp, strings and guitar. Admission is free.

Rivers of Ink (readers & writers connect) - October

The Rivers of Ink is an annual writers and readers meet & greet plus workshops that is held in Richland each October. This is a two day event full of panels, workshops, book sales, local authors and more. Follow us on Facebook

Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival & Dutch Oven Rendezvous - June

Each year the Mid-Columbia Bluegrass Music Association promotes the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival & Dutch Oven Rendezvous which takes place during the second week of June. See Scott Butner's photos of the 2010 Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival. Follow us on Facebook

Southeastern Washington Cavalcade of Bands - October

The Southeastern Washington Cavalcade of Bands is the largest marching band festival in Washington State which normally hosts nearly 30 competitive marching bands. It is held the first weekend in October and the location switches every year between Lampson Stadium and Edgar Brown Stadium.

Tri-City Artists Open Studio Tour - November

There are over a dozen artists featured in the annual self-guided Tri-City Artists Open Studio Tour in November. The tour features book arts, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metal work, mixed media, paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, wood and more. Follow us on Facebook

Tri-City International Fantastic Film Festival - October

The Tri-City International Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) spotlights short films made by fans on limited budgets but unlimited imagination, especially in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Comic genres. The festival is held each October in several locations in Richland.

Tumbleweed Music Festival - September

Each year the Three Rivers Folklife Society (3RFS) promotes the annual two day Tumbleweed Music Festival in September. It features live acoustic music from four outdoor stages, an indoor dance stage, arts and crafts vendors and of course, festival food. Follow us on Facebook

Untapped Blues & Brews Festival - May

The Untapped Blues & Brews Festival is in May at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick with a blues kick-off party held at the Clover Island Inn. Forty breweries and seven wineries participated and two area bands advanced to the state finals for the International Blues Challenge during the 2011 festival!

Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire - June

The Ye Merrie Greenwood Players sponsors the annual "Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire" in June with activities that include English country dancing, Renaissance dancing, puppets, singing, period instrumental music, and story telling. In addition, the Greenwood Players present "Mystery Dinners" set in various historical periods. Follow us on Facebook

Athena

Athena Caledonian Games - July

The annual Athena Caledonian Games is held in mid-July at the Athena city park. The Athena Caledonian Games is a Scottish Heritage Festival with games, events, entertainment, music, food and dancing that are founded in the Scottish tradition. Note: Athena is located near Milton-Freewater.

Ephrata

Basin Summer Sounds - July

The Basin Summer Sounds is a two day family friendly multi-genre music festival that take place in July in downtown Ephrata. The festival celebrates a wide variety of music from all over the Pacific Northwest. Follow us on Facebook

Milton-Freewater

Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival and Corn Roast - August

The annual Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival and Corn Roast event in Milton-Freewater is held mid-August at Richard Yantis Memorial Park. It has all the charm and ambiance of a good old-fashioned country get together. Live music, a parade, food and crafts, and a corn roast and watermellon feed are featured.

Moses Lake

Five Suns Bluegrass Festival - July

The Five Suns Bluegrass Festival is held each year in late July and features free concerts, instrument workshops and a $6.00 BBQ.

Pendleton

Foot of the Hills Cowboy Gathering - May

The Foot of the Hills Cowboy Gathering is held each year during Memorial Day weekend. The gathering is jam packed with good cowboy poetry and Western music. The main events are held at the Pendleton Convention Center.

Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend - May

The Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend is held each May and honors the region's cattlemen and ranchers and their legacy. Events include Western Select Gelding Sale, North American Stock Saddle Bronc Championship, Buckaroo Barbecue Challenge, Team Branding, Family Events, Tradin' Post Trade Show and a western themed art show. Follow us on Facebook

Prosser

Prosser Art Walk & Wine Gala - July

The Prosser Art Walk & Wine Gala features artists from all over the Pacific Northwest. The warm summer evening is a perfect setting as 20 local wineries offer their latest vintages. Area food vendors provide the fare as jazz fills the air.

Scottish Fest - June

The Prosser Scottish Fest is held the third Saturday in June at the Port of Benton Wine and Food Park. Activities, events and music include: Anvil Launch, Celtic Music, Pipe Bands, Clan Tents, Highland & Irish Dancers, Highland Heavy Athletics, MacPherson's Farm, Children's Activities, Scottish Vendors, Firefighter's Challenge, and the Flying Anvil Pub. Follow us on Facebook

Toppenish

Mural in a Day - June

Each year, on the first Saturday in June, the Toppenish Mural Society gets a group of artists together to complete a Mural-in-a-day. The artists invited to participate in Mural-in-a-Day are professional Western artists from throughout the Western United States and Canada. There are over 70 murals that have been painted in downtown Toppenish.

Western Art Show - August

Attend the annual Toppenish Western Art Show in mid-August and interact with artists in action in shady Railroad Park at the corner of Railroad and Asotin Avenues in Downtown Toppenish. Noted northwest artists will offer wildlife, western, and Native American fine art in pastels, acrylics, oils, water color, ink, sculptures, pottery, wood, metals, and photography.

Walla Walla

Walla Walla Chamber Music Festivals - June and January

The main Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival (WWCMF) runs for over two weeks each June. The Festival presents over two dozen musical events at a variety of traditional and non-traditional venues. Over a dozen musicians from around the world comprise the acclaimed roster of performers. The Festival emphasizes smaller venues and close encounters between audience, performers, and great works of chamber music past and present. In addition, there is a mini festival in January.

Walla Walla Summer Dance Festival - July

The Walla Walla Summer Dance Festival is held in July to provide access to the vibrant world of professional dance companies. Principal dancers from Oregon Ballet Theatre, Eugene Ballet, Seattle's Spectrum Dance Theater, and guest artists from Stadstheatre Darmstadt, Germany have been featured in the past. Follow us on Facebook

Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival - September

The Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival is a three-day event that is held each September at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds.

Yakima

A Case of the Blues and All that Jazz - August

A Case of the Blues and All that Jazz is a blues and jazz festival benefiting the community through the Yakima Greenway Foundation and Junior League of Yakima. Held each August since 1993 in Sarg Hubbard Park, the festival features blues and jazz music, award-winning local wines and microbrews, delicious food from local establishments, and a silent auction.

Yakima Folklife Festival - July

The Yakima Folklife Association promotes the annual Yakima Folklife Festival in July which offers over 60 performance acts to an audience of around 10,000. Follow us on Facebook


Art Associations & Galleries

Kennewick Art Walk

Non-profit art associations and galleries are listed for Tri-Cities, Connell, Hermiston, Moses Lake, Palouse, Pendleton, Toppenish, Walla Walla and Yakima.

Tri-Cities

509Art

Founded in 2008, 509Art is an organization that promotes and encourages the engagement of the creative community within the 509 area code. Their purpose is to gather together artists of Eastern Washington in an effort to bring about a new vision and resurgence of the creative arts.

Watch a video created for a local Art and Economy Symposium that shows the benefits of promoting arts in the Tri-Cities to the community.

509 Urban Sketchers and Painters

509 Urban Sketchers and Painters is an open group of artists who enjoy blending into the community, and surrounding area, with their sketchbooks and pencils to record events, places, and things of interest. The group gets together on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. All skill levels are invited to join and it's free.

Allied Arts Association

The Allied Arts Association and gallery provides art development, awareness and education for the Mid-Columbia region, including the cities of Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and surrounding areas. Follow us on Facebook

Art Gallery at WSU Tri-Cities

The Art Gallery at WSU Tri-Cities is located in room 102 of the Consolidated Information Center (CIC) on the WSU-TC Campus and features over a half dozen new exhibits each year.

Columbia Basin College Arts Center

The Columbia Basin College Arts Center offers art exhibits and a variety of theatrical and music performances.

Cyber Art 509

Cyber Art 509 is a cooperative of artists from the 509 area code (Tri-Cities region). They provide rotating art exhibits at local restaurants, coffee shops, wineries and professional offices at no cost to the business. If someone is interested in buying some displayed art, they contact the artist directly.

Desert Fiber Arts Guild

The Desert Fiber Arts Guild is a weaving, spinning, basketry and felting guild. Their 117 members are from the Tri-Cities and Lower Valley. There are study groups for those with interests in basketry, knitting, spinning, tapestry & felters, weaving (both daytime and evening), and bead & basketry. Follow us on Facebook

Esvelt Gallery

The Esvelt Gallery has a 30-year history of operating on the campus of Columbia Basin College. The Gallery acts as a focal point for ideas presented in all manner of artistic styles, which operate on both intellectual and tangible levels.

Kennewick Art Walk

The Kennewick Art Walk happens the First Thursday of every month from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm in Historic Downtown Kennewick. Numerous fine local and regional artists are showcased every month in a family friendly atmosphere of local business establishments.

Kennewick Arts Commission

The Kennewick Arts Commission serves to enhance and enrich the quality of life of Kennewick residents and visitors by fostering an artistic environment that develops a sense of community as it creates a number of public venues. Follow us on Facebook

Richland Arts Commission

The Richland Arts Commission provides recommendations to the Richland City Council on artistic endeavors in which the city becomes involved and acts as a representative of the community on such matters.

Southeastern Washington Quilters

The Southeastern Washington Quilters (SEW-Q) is focused on expanding the art of quilting through fellowship, encouragement of creativity, and promotion of the self-esteem of members. They have a monthly meeting, hold workshops and retreats, make and donate quilts to a variety of organizations including the Tri-Cities Hospice.

Tri-Cities Performing Arts Center

Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District board members are currently reviewing four projects, to be submitted for voter approval. One of those projects includes the The Performing Arts Center to accommodate both visiting artists, and local performing groups, many of which currently lack an adequate or permanent home. The proposed Center will provide versatile spaces capable of hosting symphonies, Broadway shows, plays, and ballets, as well as more intimate performances such as recitals and experimental theater. Follow us on Facebook

Tri-Cities (continued)

Tri-City Quilters' Guild

The Tri-City Quilters' Guild (TCQG) consists of 400 quilters who have joined together to promote quilting in our communities. They alternate between day and evening meetings, hold workships, make quilts for others, go on retreats, and have an annual quilt show each Spring.

White Bluffs Quilt Museum

The White Bluffs Quilt Museum is both a museum and a support organization for all the quilting, weaving, spinning and basketry guilds and groups located in Eastern Washington State. You can attend classes in machine and hand sewing, quilting, weaving, knitting, crochet, embroidery, basketry, kumihimo, cards, and lots more! Visitors are always welcome.

Connell - Wall Murals

Resident artists have graced the town with a visual feast of wall murals & sculptures, including Mei Ling's Dragon, Where the Wild Things Are, The Cloudburst, and Harvest History.

Hermiston Desert Arts Council

The Hermiston Desert Arts Council provides essential community art programs by growing their resources strategically through partnership and marketing.

Moses Lake - Columbia Basin Allied Arts

The Columbia Basin Allied Arts has been providing a wide variety of arts to a broad contingency of patrons since 1978. While a season of premiere performances are presented each year in the Wallenstein Theatre at Big Bend Community College, an extensive outreach program takes professional artists and art studies into Columbia Basin schools. Follow us on Facebook

Palouse Arts Council

The Palouse Arts Council represents approximately 1000 art and culture starved residents in Palouse Washington that neighbors both the University of Idaho and Washington State University.

Pendleton

Betty Feves Memorial Gallery

The Betty Feves Memorial Gallery at Blue Mountain Community College is a non-profit exhibit space connecting emerging and established artists and their work with students, staff and the general public in Eastern Oregon.

Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts

The Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts provides educational, social and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. Follow us on Facebook

Pendleton Center for the Arts

The Pendleton Center for the Arts offers fine arts exhibits, live music performances, arts education, and opportunities for purchasing hand-crafted items made by regional artists. Follow us on Facebook

Toppenish Mural Gallery

The Toppenish Mural Society was formed in 1989 by painting an entire mural in one day to commemorate the Washington Centennial. Since 1989, over 70 murals have been painted on the sides of buildings that may be viewed by walking the streets in Toppenish. You can also take an online tour at the Toppenish Mural Gallery.

Walla Walla

ArtWalla

The mission of ArtWalla is to support and strengthen the Arts as an integral part of daily life, education and economic development in the Walla Walla Valley.

Clyde & Mary Harris Gallery

The Clyde & Mary Harris Gallery, located on the Walla Walla University campus, concentrates on faculty, student, and regional shows that have special interests and professional qualities that may inspire both the campus and the community.

Donald Sheehan Gallery

The Donald Sheehan Gallery works to support the curriculum and to provide exhibitions that will enrich the artistic and cultural experiences of Whitman College and the community.

Yakima

Allied Arts of Yakima Valley

The Allied Arts of Yakima Valley is dedicated to the coordination and promotion of the arts in the Yakima Valley. Follow us on Facebook

Larson Gallery

The Larson Gallery is located on the campus of Yakima Valley Community College and defines itself as "In step with art and community." More than a half dozen exhibits are scheduled each year. Follow us on Facebook


Ballet

Mid-Columbia Regional Ballet

Mid-Columbia Regional Ballet - Tri-Cities

The mission of Mid-Columbia Regional Ballet is to foster and advance the art of ballet in its various forms in the Mid-Columbia region. Follow us on Facebook


Barbershop Quartets, Choirs & Choral Ensembles, Sacred Harp/Shape Note

Columbia Chorale

Barbershop quartets and choirs & choral ensembles are listed for Tri-Cities, Pendleton and Walla Walla. Inland Northwest Muscians performs in over 40 communites in Eastern Oregon and Southeast Washington.

Tri-Cities

Columbia Chorale

The Columbia Chorale is a community choir that has been entertaining the Tri-Cities for more than 40 years. Follow us on Facebook

Columbia River Chordsmen

The Columbia River Chordsmen deliver performances in original American art-form called "barbershop". Follow us on Facebook

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers

The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, formerly Consort Columbia, is a premier regional choral ensemble presenting outstanding classical vocal performances of the highest level of choral music. Follow us on Facebook

Rolling Hills Chorus

The Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International deliver performances in original American art-form called "barbershop". Follow us on Facebook

Tri-Cities Sacred Harp

Tri-Cities Sacred Harp is a group that is promoting Sacred Harp music which is focused on the revival of shape note singing from the 1700s and 1800s that is sung a capella.

Tri-City Youth Choir - Forte!

The Tri-City Youth Choir is made up of talented high school students from all over the surrounding area. Forte! is an audition-only show choir with a repertoire that includes choreographed music from a wide variety of genres. Follow us on Facebook

Pendleton - Oregon East Symphony and Chorale

The Oregon East Symphony and Chorale provides a dependable source of live orchestral and choral music with special emphasis on youth educational opportunities.

Southeast Washington & Northeast Oregon - Inland Northwest Musicians

Founded in 1999, Inland Northwest Musicians continues to offer fine orchestral and choral music and education opportunities to Eastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington. Inland Northwest Musicians is comprised of five performing ensembles. The Inland Northwest Orchestra and Inland Northwest Chorale are their premier ensembles. The Willow Creek Symphony, Willow Creek Singers and Wallowa Valley Orchestra are the youth/introductory preparatory ensembles. Follow us on Facebook

Walla Walla

Blue Mountain Chorus

Blue Mountain Chorus is one of more than 700 choruses in Sweet Adelines International. Chartered in 1974, Blue Mountain Chorus is a well- respected part of the Walla Walla Valley music scene. Follow us on Facebook

Walla Walla Symphony & Walla Walla Choral Society

The Walla Walla Symphony, Follow us on Facebook which is the oldest continuously operating symphony west of the Mississippi, offers concerts with the Walla Walla Choral Society. Follow us on Facebook

Yakima Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

The Yakima Symphony Orchestra Follow us on Facebook offers concerts with the Yakima Symphony Chorus Follow us on Facebook as the official choral ensemble.


Bluegrass, Celtic, Dance, Dulcimers, Fiddlers, Folklife, etc.

Traditional Arts

Bluegrass, celtic, dance, dulcimers, fiddlers, folklife and other traditional arts groups are listed for Tri-Cities, Walla Walla and Yakima.

Tri-Cities

Desert Thistle Pipe Band

The Desert Thistle Pipe Band is a community pipe band consisting of about 14 pipers and about 9 drummers. The band holds a concert for the community each February that features the band, dancing, solo piping, and guest bands such as Skweez the Weezle.

International Folk Dancers of Richland

The International Fold Dancers of Richland has been around for over 50 years. This group performs traditional folk dances each Thursday from the Philippines, South America, Europe, Japan, and more at the Richland Community Center. If you are interested in joining this group then attend one of their meetings on Thursdays from 7:30 to 8 p.m. at the Richland Community Center.

Mid-Columbia Bluegrass Music Association

The Mid-Columbia Bluegrass Music Association is affiliated with the Mid-Columbia Traditional Arts and Music Association. The members play and listen to folk music, blues, old time Appalachian, fiddle tunes, but mostly Bluegrass. In addition, they host an open acoustic music jam every Tuesday and a Bluegrass jam on the first Thursday of the month.

Sultana Dancers

The Sultana Dancers perform fusion style belly dance with influences from tribal, egyptian, folkloric and more. The Sultana Dancers are accompanied by a group of performance drummers. Follow us on Facebook

Three Rivers Dulcimer Society

The Three Rivers Dulcimer Society was formed in March 2003 to promote the playing and listening of Appalachian mountain dulcimers.

Three Rivers Folklife Society

The Three Rivers Folklife Society (3RFS) was organized in 1988 and is dedicated to promoting folk music in the Tri-Cities. They sponsor a coffee house, several concerts, contra dances, song circles and the annual Tumbleweed Music Festival in September.

Tri-Cities (continued)

Tri-Cities Steel Band Association

The Tri-Cities Steel Band Association (TCSBA) endeavors to promote and educate youth in the performance of music influenced from Caribbean origins (reggae, soca, ska, and calypso music). This organization currently sponsors three performance bands: 'Bahuru Marimba Band, OK2Botay Steel Band and Bram Brata Steel Band. They also conduct instructional classes year round including summer camps.

Tri-City Tappers

The Tri-City Tappers is an over-50 tap-dancing group established in 1994 and has a busy performance schedule. The Silk Stockings is their beginners group for dancers over 40!

Washington Old Time Fiddlers

The Washington Old Time Fiddlers (District 12) hold a monthly jam session and show the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall (Richland). Their regular monthly meeting is held the second Sunday of each month starting at 2 pm at Adult Day Services in Kennewick.

Walla Walla

Walla Walla Friends of Acoustic Music

Walla Walla Friends of Acoustic Music is an organization that supports and promotes acoustic music in many forms. They also support many forms of folk and traditional community dance.

Yakima

Yakima Folklife Association

The Yakima Folklife Association presents a seven-concert series from October through April. In addition, they promote the annual Yakima Folklife Festival in July which offers over 60 performance acts to an audience of around 10,000. Follow us on Facebook


Blues & Jazz Societies and Swing Bands

Blues and Jazz Societies

Blues & jazz societies and swing bands are listed for Tri-Cities and Walla Walla.

Tri-Cities Big Band

The Tri-Cities Big Band, a non-profit organization, was formed in the Summer of 2005. Their mission is to raise money to assist student music teachers in the Tri-Cities area, along with making music the community can enjoy. Many of the band members are full time music educators.

Tri-Cities Jazz Society

The Tri-Cities Jazz Society was formed in 1980 to support traditional jazz music. They are continuing to expand their presence in the Tri-City community by offering outstanding jazz concerts.

Walla Walla Blues Society

The mission of the Walla Walla Blues Society (WWBS) is to foster an increased awareness of and appreciation for America's original and unique musical form known as the Blues by sponsoring live blues performances in Walla Walla.


Broadway Shows

Broadway Shows

You can find broadway show performances in Tri-Cities and Yakima.

Tri-Cities - Broadway Shows

Broadway shows and more are held several times each year at the Toyota Center. Follow us on Facebook Visit TicketMaster for the calendar of events.

Yakima - The Capital Theatre

The Capital Theatre is home to a variety of productions that are presented by numerous local organizations, such as the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, and proudly presents top-quality touring Broadway musicals. Follow us on Facebook


Community Concerts, Orchestras & Symphonies, Classical Guitar, Handbell Choir, Flute Choir

A Symphony Collage

Orchestras, symphonies, handbell choirs and flute choirs are listed for Tri-Cities, Moses Lake, Pendleton, Walla Walla and Yakima.

Tri-Cities

Bells of the Desert

The Bells of the Desert is a handbell choir that has been in existence for 4 years. They play medium to advanced handbell music in concerts twice a year and at special events when invited. Follow us on Facebook

Camerata Musica

Camerata Musica has been bringing a tradition of chamber music to the Tri-Cities by presenting classical music by solo musicians and small ensembles in an intimate setting. Follow us on Facebook

Classical Guitar Society of Tri-Cities

The Classical Guitar Society of Tri-Cities is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1996, but has been inactive since about 2006 until recently. They are a fellowship of classical guitar enthusiasts and their goals are to promote classical guitar performances in the Eastern Washington area, raise awareness of their beloved art form, and provide a network for performers, teachers, students, and luthiers. Follow us on Facebook

Columbia Basin College Concerts

Columbia Basin College offers a variety of concerts through the Columbia Basin College Arts Center. Most are open to the public and free of charge.

Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities

Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities has been bringing world class entertainment to the Columbia Basin Region for over 60 years. Under reciprocity agreements, season ticket holders can attend concerts in Moses Lake, Sunnyside, Wenatchee, and The Dalles (Oregon). Follow us on Facebook

Desert Winds Flute Choir

The Desert Winds Flute Choir (requires a Facebook account to access the page) is a group of ten musicians who play the entire family of flutes (bass, alto, C flute, and piccolo). They play light classical with some pops, jazz, and folk music thrown in and perform around the Tri-Cities at festivals, farmers markets, etc.

Mid-Columbia Symphony

The Mid-Columbia Symphony offers four concerts each season at the Three Rivers Convention Center and sponsors the Young Artist Competition that is held annually to promote and encourage talented student musicians across the region. Follow us on Facebook

Moses Lake - Central Basin Community Concerts

Central Basin Community Concerts are held from September through April in the Wallenstein Theatre at Big Bend Community College.

Pendleton - Oregon East Symphony and Chorale

The Oregon East Symphony and Chorale provides a dependable source of live orchestral and choral music with special emphasis on youth educational opportunities.

Southeast Washington & Northeast Oregon - Inland Northwest Musicians

Founded in 1999, Inland Northwest Musicians continues to offer fine orchestral and choral music and education opportunities to Eastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington. Inland Northwest Musicians is comprised of five performing ensembles. The Inland Northwest Orchestra and Inland Northwest Chorale are their premier ensembles. The Willow Creek Symphony, Willow Creek Singers and Wallowa Valley Orchestra are the youth/introductory preparatory ensembles. Follow us on Facebook

Sunnyside - Lower Valley Community Concerts

Lower Valley Community Concerts are held from October through April at the Sunnyside High School Auditorium.

Walla Walla

Walla Walla Symphony & Walla Walla Choral Society

The Walla Walla Symphony, Follow us on Facebook which is the oldest continuously operating symphony west of the Mississippi, offers concerts with the Walla Walla Choral Society. Follow us on Facebook

Walla Walla Valley Bands

The Walla Walla Valley Bands consists of a full Concert Band, two Jazz Bands and several Chamber Ensembles including a Clarinet Choir, Sax Quartet and Trombone Gaggle. They perform traditional concerts at the Walla Walla Community College Performing Arts Center in December, March and May. In addition, the various groups and ensembles perform throughout the Walla Walla Valley during the year.

Yakima

The Seasons

The Seasons is non-profit organization dedicated to enriching cultural life in Yakima and sharing their love of exceptional, interesting music. Through weekly programming, two major classical & jazz music festivals in the Spring and Fall, workshops, Artist-in-Residence programs, and educational outreach, The Seasons offers activities and events enjoyable for community members of all ages.

Yakima Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

The Yakima Symphony Orchestra Follow us on Facebook offers concerts with the Yakima Symphony Chorus Follow us on Facebook as the official choral ensemble.

Yakima Valley Community Band

Begun in 1919 as the Yakima City Band, the Yakima Valley Community Band has a long tradition of providing live music to the communities of the Yakima Valley through free public concerts including its summer series of band concerts called "Concerts In The Parks."


Drama & Live Theatre

Richland Players Theatre

You can find drama and live theatre performances in Tri-Cities, Dayton, Pendleton, Prosser, Walla Walla and Yakima.

Tri-Cities

Academy of Children's Theatre

The Academy of Children's Theatre (ACT) was created in 1994 to provide dramatic arts instruction and performances geared especially for children. Follow us on Facebook

Columbia Basin College Theatre Productions

Columbia Basin College offers a variety of theatrical performances through the Columbia Basin College Arts Center.

Richland Players

The Richland Players has offered a full season of live performances annually and without interruption for over 65 years. Follow us on Facebook

Dayton - Liberty Theatre

The Liberty Theatre offers family oriented movies, foreign films, and live performances presented by the Touchet Valley Arts Council (TVAC). Follow us on Facebook

Pendleton - Blue Mountain Community College Theatre

The mission of the Blue Mountain Community College Theatre is to entertain, enlighten, and educate the diverse community in and around Pendleton by producing plays.

Prosser

Princess Theatre

The Princess Theatre is a historical landmark in Prosser that has been completely renovated and is showcasing live stage plays, movies, and so much more! Follow us on Facebook

Valley Theater Company

The Valley Theater Company has been performing in the Yakima Valley since 1962. They perform in Prosser's historic Princess Theatre.

Other Theatrical Groups

There are two other theatrical groups that perform in Prosser: The Over the Hill Senior Theatricals company for performers 45 and older and the Prosser Conservatory Theater for Children.

Walla Walla

Gesa Power House Theatre

The Gesa Power House Theatre is a 342-seat performing arts theatre that was transformed from the historic power house located in downtown Walla Walla. This theatre stages professional productions featuring the works of William Shakespeare as well as productions devoted to classical music and popular entertainment. Follow us on Facebook

Harper Joy Theatre

The Department of Theatre at Whitman College offers several theatrical performances at the Harper Joy Theatre.

Little Theatre of Walla Walla

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla has been producing "Good Plays, Done Well... Since 1944." Follow us on Facebook

Shakespeare Walla Walla

Shakespeare Walla Walla is providing professional Shakespearian theatre and youth theatre education to Walla Walla Valley residents and visitors. In addition, this organization is renovating the old Walla Walla power house into the Gesa Power House Theatre based on the original design by William Shakespeare for his plays. Follow us on Facebook

Yakima

Akin Center Theatre

The Akin Center Theatre is an exciting place to truly experience a play or musical. Audience members are seated on all four sides of the stage, and with only 120 seats, it is a very intimate experience for actors and the audience. You have to witness it to truly understand it!

The Capital Theatre & 4th Street Theatre

The Capital Theatre is home to a variety of productions that are presented by numerous local organizations, such as the 4th Street Theatre, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, and proudly presents top-quality touring Broadway musicals. Follow us on Facebook

The Warehouse Theatre Company

The Warehouse Theatre Company (WTC) has provided affordable live theatre to the Yakima Valley for almost sixty years. WTC produces five shows in an intimate 200 seat theatre at the Allied Arts Center -- originally a fruit warehouse!


Independent & Foreign Films

Battelle Film Club

You can watch independent and foreign films in Tri-Cities and Dayton.

Tri-Cities

Battelle Film Club

The Battelle Film Club is devoted to bringing quality cinema entertainment to the Tri-Cities. Small, independent off-Hollywood and foreign films, which do not have a wide distribution, are shown. Follow us on Facebook

Carmike 12

Carmike 12 in Kennewick shows several films throughout the year (scroll to the bottom of the page for the current film feature).

Dayton - Liberty Theatre

The Touchet Valley Arts Council (TVAC) supports the Liberty Theatre which offers first run family oriented movies, foreign films, and live performances. Follow us on Facebook


Opera

Richland Light Opera

You can attend light opera performances in Tri-Cities and Yakima.

Live Opera on Screen - Kennewick

Regal Columbia Mall in Kennewick shows several live opera and symphony performances on screen.

Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre (formerly the Richland Light Opera)

In the more than fifty years since their first performance, the Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre (formerly the Richland Light Opera Company) has produced over ninety operas and musicals. Follow us on Facebook

Yakima Valley Light Opera Company

The Yakima Valley Light Opera Company is Yakima's only professional opera company and serves the Central Washington region.

Go to Top