Tom Gnoza Leaves Lyrical Legacy
The Tri-Cities music community is reeling from the death of Tom Gnoza, 49, who died unexpectedly in his sleep on March 25. Tom Gnoza was a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, who became a luminary of the Tri-City music community — earning fans with his powerful songs and admirers for his willingness to encourage and support younger musicians. Tom Gnoza played with a number of bands over the years, from Thin Men and Uncle Dirt Nap to The Millionaires Club.
A memorial service is from 3 to 6 p.m. April 4 at Einan’s event center in Richland. Friends are welcome. View and share memories online. Photo credit: Scott Butner.
Pub Crawl Benefit For Tom Gnoza - April 1
A Pub Crawl Benefit is planned at various venues in Uptown Richland on April 1 with proceeds donated to a memorial fund for his family:
- Ray's Golden Lion: all ages Show and free food (while it lasts), featuring The Savage Henrys, Red Volt and more bands Tba. $5 suggested donation. All cover collected will be donated to the memorial fund.
- Emerald of Siam: Open Jam Night hosted by Brian Paxton with a percentage of the profits going to the memorial fund.
- Karaoke at both Lee's Tahitian and The Uptown Bar and Grill.
Come down, share memories amongst the music. Just the way he would have wanted!
The uptown lowdown blues
About Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music (Tri-Cities)
Information is provided about the live music scene in Tri-Cities Washington that includes local bands and musicians, venues, and live music calendars.
Community Events & Things To Do
Live Music Event Calendars
Check the following calendars to find out who's performing at the various venues in the Tri-Cities:
Christian Music Concerts
Pendleton, Walla Walla and Yakima Music Event Calendars
Are you planning to go to Pendleton, Walla Walla or Yakima for an evening? If so, check out who is performing by viewing the following calendars:
- Hamley Steakhouse (8 S.E. Court Ave.)
- The Great Pacific Wine and Coffee Co. (403 S. Main St.)
- Wildhorse Resort & Casino (46510 Wildhorse Blvd.)
- GESA Power House Theatre (111 North 6th Ave.)
- Main Street Studios (4th and Main St.)
- Night Life Walla Walla
- Sapolil Cellars (15 E. Main St.)
- Sinclair Estate Vineyards (109-B East Main St.)
- Union-Bulletin Arts & Entertainment
- WallaWallaMusic.com (musicians, bands, venues, and the local music scene in Walla Walla)
Night Life Music Venues
The following are some of the venues that feature night life music entertainment.
3 Eyed Fish Wine Bar (Richland)
Badger Mountain Vineyard (Kennewick)
Barnard Griffin Wine Bar & Eatery (Richland)
Bookwalter Winery (Richland)
Cheese Louise (Richland)
Dax's Bar & Grill (Richland)
Fox and Bear Public House (Richland)
Grill on Gage (Kennewick)
Gordon Estate Winery (Pasco)
Ice Harbor Brewing Company (Kennewick)
Mezzo Thai (Richland)
Ms. Rhoda's Wine Garden (Richland)
Parkade Bar & Grill (Kennewick)
R.F. McDougalls (Richland)
Ray's Golden Lion (Richland)
Roxy Bar (Kennewick)
Taverna Tagaris (Richland)
The Alley Public House & Brews (Kennewick)
The Branding Iron (Kennewick)
The Emerald of Siam (Richland)
The Pub (Kennewick)
Uptown Bar & Grill (Richland)
West Richland Beer & Wine Shop (West Richland)
Bands & Musicians
The following is a list of some of the muscians that perform acoustic, blues, funk, jazz, Latin jazz, alternative, country, hip hop, metal, rhythm & blues, rock, and Christian music in the Tri-Cities. There are even a couple of DJ's listed.
3 Way Street (jazz, blues R&B, pop)
7 Wheel Drive (R&B)
Alberto Navarro (regional Mexicano, blues, country)
Badger Mountain Dry Band (bluegrass)
Benson Brooks (electric/acoustic duo)
Bent on Blues (blues, R&B, classic rock)
Blue Mountain Spanish Sound (high energy acoustic)
Brian Holbrook (alternative, folk, country)
Chelsea Kupitz (acoustic pop)
Colorblind (rock and roll)
Dan McCool (retro eclectic acoustic classics, jazz, blues)
Dan Myers (improvised acoustic and synthetic arrangements)
Dave & Scott (acoustic, indie)
DJ Arksigo (original music, remixes, trance, house, minimal)
DJ BounceHouse (electronic melodic dubstep / progressive house)
Doug Rice Guitarist (acoustic fingerstyle, jazz, rock, funk, and blues)
Eddie Manzanares (acoustic Latin jazz, salsa)
Evan Egerer & the Tribe (acoustic, rock, blues)
Fallout (rock and roll)
FazeDoubt (classic rock, country)
Flashmob (rock, country)
Frazer Wambeke (soul, blues, funk, jazz, instrumental)
Groove Principle (rock and roll)
Highway 12 Band (classic rock)
Jack Rothwell (acoustic rock/pop)
Just Sayin' (classic rock)
Kate Turner (country rock)
Jamie Nasario (vocals - old school soul & blues)
Katie Smith (young singer/song writer)
Kelly Noelle (jazz singer)
Kira Palm Trio (jazz)
Last Call (classic rock, blues)
Latin Fusion (Latin infused rock and blues)
Luke Basile (acoustic guitar)
Pamela Thomas-Martin (Americana, rock, folk)
Quinell Oucharek (acoustic folk/rock)
Roger Quesnell (fusion, blues, jazz)
Run From Cover (alternative, rock)
Skydogs (classic rock, R&B, country rock, classic country)
Stompin' Ground (country rock, classic country & rock-n-roll)
Sweep the Leg (rock)
The East Westerners (funk, progressive blues)
The Frog Hollow Band (country)
The Knutzen Brothers (originals, standards, country, pop)
The Shades (classic rock, pop)
The Spirit Animals (rock)
The Trio (eclectic music)
The Vaughn Jensen Band (blues, southern rock, indie)
Three Rivers Saxtette (jazz, swing)
Tony Woods (acoustic guitar)
VooDoo Alley (party rock)
Wayman Chapman (blues, R&B, jazz)
The Three Rivers Folklife Society (3RFS) was organized in 1988 and is dedicated to promoting folk music in the Tri-Cities.
Looking for Karaoke venues in the Tri-Cities? If so, check out Tri City Karaoke where you can find a calendar that shows what's happening at different venues.
Open Mic & Jam Nights
Atwoods Tin Hat in Kennewick is hosting a jam night every Wednesday evening starting at 7 p.m. Join them for a great night of music, food and rocking drinks.
The Emerald of Siam in Richland hosts two jam nights each week and features a full backline of gear including drums, bass amp, guitar amp, piano and full PA. Bring in your band, do a solo set or just listen and drink at the premier music spot in TC.
Tri-City Music Archive
The Tri-City Music Archive was an ambitious project that started in 2005 to serve as a visual history of underground and independent music from the Tri-Cities.
The last flyer archive update was in August 2006. The archive currently has 468 flyers going back to the early '90s associated with 576 bands and 56 venues.