As August comes to an end….. Happy Labor Day Weekend!

The Wabeno Bandshell has the last of the Summer Free Concert performances on Wednesday, August 28 with the phenomenal Larry Seiler taking the stage with his guitar. Come join us on the lawn for this last performance of the year. 5:30 to 7:30pm. Bring your chairs and picnic. Or….. food and beverages are available on site. Bring your jackets!

The Big Easel is holding a garage sale on Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31. The hours are 8-3. Come by to nab a few great deals!

Saturday Night, August 31, SOLD OUT!
The Highway is taking us to the Hemmingway for Saturday’s Chef’s Table…dishes like Ropa Vieja, Prawns in Buttery Hot(ish) Sauce, Tenderloin with Charred Adobo, Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Chorizo Chickpea Tostados, and more…Music by the incomparable Larry Seiler!  Reservations required! Call for information.

Sunday, September 1, Brunch is served from 11-1pm. Reservations are required. Please call for information and to reserve.


Mid August is exciting at the Big Easel

Saturday, August 17: “Beef and Reef” …… Lobster Bisque, mouth-watering Kobe Beef Slider, Garlic Cream Langoustine Pasta, Dungeness Crab, Steak au Poivre with Bistroback Potatoes and Roman Beans, Dessert, and jazz violin music. A captivating evening!

Music by the amazing, Emmy nominated Randal Harrison


The next Sunday Brunch will be Sunday, September 1, 11:00-1:00

Wabeno Band Shell Wednesday August 21 with River Street, and August 28 with Larry Seiler…5:30-7:30

August brings fun!

Saturday, August 10 Chef’s Table: Theme is Big Easy….. inspired by some of the great Chefs from Louisiana…Paul Prudomme, Susan Spicer, Emerile Legasse. Our working menu: Cream of Garlic Soup, Shrimp and grits, Red Beans and Rice, Beef n Debris PoBoy, Chicken Gumbo, Jambalaya, New Orleans Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce…musical magic by Keith, our very own Gordon Lightfoot

Sunday Brunch will be Sunday, August 11, 11:00-1:00

Wabeno Band Shell Wednesday was rained out on August 7, but will return August 14 with Buzz Baum, August 21 with River Street, August 28 with Larry Seiler…5:30-7:30. That will end the summer concert series – so get out there and enjoy this special bandshell event while the summer lasts!

August Writer’s Workshop with Daniel Boatright…call for information. Third Thursday Readers Theater will be on August 15. Mark your calendars!

Easing into August! Join us

Wednesday July 31, Wabeno Bandshell, Free Summer Concert on the green. Musical performance by Vintage: Classic rock, bit of country, and a generally rollickin’ good time. Bring chairs and libations/food.

Saturday, August 3 following WAMFEST: “That’s Amore”, Saturday’s Chef’s Table theme. Menu being developed. Stay tuned. Reservations required.

Sunday, August 4 Art Show. Reception and viewing from 2-4. Featuring new works by Chad Forrest and Ildiko Pellagi.

Wednesday, August 7, River Street performs their magical lounge music at the Wabeno Bandshell, as part of the Summer concert series. Bring a chair and libations, and settle in for some smooth music.

Mark your calendars for Third Thursday Readers Theater on August 15. Reservations required.

July is on a roll………Join us for an exciting line up of events starting Friday Night

Friday, July 26 Dinner Concert……The multi award winning duo, Indigie Femme!!! Their music has been described as, “A twist of world beats lavish the acoustic folk duo who tap into their indigenous roots.” Don’t miss their incredible performance. Check them out at

Saturday, July 27: The Ninth Annual ART AUCTION at the BIG EASEL. Doors open at 12:30 for registration and viewing, Auction starts at 2:00… …Great Art, Wide variety of art, Great Fun… Live Auctioneer QUINCE MOUNTAIN, of Naked and Afraid fame

Saturday, July 27: Chef’s Table….BISTRO BARBEQUE. Following the 9th Annual Art Auction. Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Colossal Shrimp on the Barbie, Melon Salad, Inna Pickle, Corn on the Cob, Sun Kissed Potato Salad, Bay Back Ribs, Barbecued Rib Roast, Dessert

Sunday Brunch at the BIG EASEL is July 28, 11:00-1:00

Now for the third week in July……

3rd Thursday Theatre’ July 18th Dinner and Show. Daniel Boatrights’ hilarious new play, “The Lost Goldmine”, will be performed by the all star readers theater cast. Jim Zach, Mike Doody, Jim Odekirk, Daniel and Linda Boatright. Join us.

Friday, July 19, Dinner – Concert featuring Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan, …they deliver a whimsical melting pot of traditional and contemporary styles, from earnest folk to sweet jug band blues, driven by their deft guitar work and Claudia’s versatile, expressive voice that tips the hat to artists as diverse as Dolly Parton, Suzanne Vega and Aretha Franklin.

Saturday, July 20, Chef’s Table: Asian Fusion. Uncommon Ramen, Spring Roll, Summer Roll, Pork Tenderloin Satay, Szechuan Shrimp, Korean BBQ Ribs, Dessert, and music by Buzz Baum.

No Sunday Brunch this week. Next Brunch date is Labor day weekend, September 1.

Its JULY! Check out these upcoming dates for dining and music!

Saturday, July 13: Chef’s Table …Ristorante Wabeno. The menu includes Antipasto, Lobster Bisque, Tortellini Salad, Colossal Shrimp atop Polenta, Risi e Bisi, Beef Tenderloin Rosa Di Parma, Dessert….Musical entertainment by Keith Kubiak’s vast repertoire.

The last Sunday Brunch in July is this Sunday, July 14 at 11am-1:00pm. Call for reservations.

Playwriting Workshop with Daniel Boatright! July 23/24/25…write your play and have it performed at the BIG EASEL…be like Gail and Winda…Call to reserve your space.

Friday, July 19: Dinner Concert. Dynamic duo Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan. “This duo has traversed a wide Americana landscape, tipping their hats to bluegrass bands, Village folkies, blues divas, jazz cats and singing cowboys. Claudia’s expressive voice and distinctive guitar style lend an unassailable authenticity to each genre. Bruce’s accompaniment, on mandolin and guitar, is the perfect polish”.

It’s JULY! Join us this weekend……..

Saturday, July 6; Chef’s Table Theme….”The Trans Iberian Express” featuring Tomato Bread, Gazpacho, Albondigas de Cordero con Vermut – Lamb Meatballs with Vermouth, Pork kebabs, Pollo al Ajillo con Jamón Serrano, Paella, Dessert…music by the incomparable Ric Stream

Sunday, July 7: Holiday weekend BRUNCH!!! 11am-1pm. Call for reservations.

Playwriting Workshop with Daniel Boatright is coming !!! July 9/10/11 or July 23/24/25…write your play and have it performed at the BIG EASEL…be like Gail and Winda. Give us a call to sign up.

Wabeno Bandshell Wednesday……..Saturday, June 29: Chefs Table, and exciting upcoming writers workshop….

Wabeno Bandshell Wednesdays,  So on Wednesday June 26th at the Band Shell join us at 5:30-7:30 for some Eclectic Americana by Buzz Baum and
Andi Lyn. There will be delicious food and libations available. Be sure to bring your own chair!

Saturday June 29th : A very special treat! We will be channeling The New York City’s iconic Russian Tearoom for our Saturday’s Chef’s Table.

Workshop in July: Playwriting Workshop with Daniel Boatright is coming next month!!! July 9/10/11 or July 23/24/25. Write your own play and have it performed at the BIG EASEL…be like Gail and Winda…sign up by calling us ASAP.