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There's always something going on at the Rockfish Grill and Anacortes Brewery. Check out our calendar for upcoming special events. Visit the Rockfish Grill for live entertainment including the best in jazz, blues and beyond.

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Monday, August 3, 2015
Monday, August 3, 2015


Join us for Dinner and a Movie! Every Monday night, stop by the Rockfish Grill, order any food item and get a ticket to the Anacortes Cinema located right across the street for only 6 bucks! Movie tickets are good for any day of the week.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Frankly Jazz features Andy Carr on piano, Tim Eslick on bass and Todd Anderson on drums. They are joined every month by special guest players. Show starts at 6PM
Friday, August 7, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015


Michael was born in New York City in 1960, but grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. Following his graduation from Berkeley High School when he was 15, he moved to Seattle and frequented local jam sessions, following a new found interest in the guitar. Says Powers, “I learned how to play by sitting in at as many places as I could, developing eclectic tastes by playing with all types of bands: Jazz, Rock, Blues, R&B, and Top 40. I wanted to learn how to play any kind of music that featured a guitar as a solo voice.”

As Michael’s musicianship progressed, his interests broadened to include music theory. He enrolled at Seattle’s prestigious Cornish College of the Arts where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Composition and Performance in 1982. While at Cornish, Powers studied under composers Gil Evans and Sam Rivers, bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Art Lande, and trombonist Julian Priester. His style was also influenced by a diverse group of musicians which includes Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Charlie Parker, George Benson, Stanley Jordan, Miles Davis, and Kevin Eubanks.

On stage, Michael has shared billings with piano giant Herbie Hancock, classic Jazz saxophonist Eddie “Clean Head” Vinson, the legendary Ray Charles, Afro-pop star King Sunny Ade, Grammy award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur, R&B greats Gladys Knight and the Pips and Atlantic Starr, contemporary Jazz artists Ronny Jordan, Tom Grant, David Benoit, the Yellowjackets, and the duo of Tuck & Patti.

“It’s hard to categorize my music, although it usually ends up in the Jazz record bins,” says Michael. “If I had to put a label on it, I would call it contemporary instrumental music. It’s a sound rooted in the Jazz tradition that keeps pace stylistically with Pop, R&B, and Blues; with Blues being at the core of my inspiration.”

Michael Powers' music seamlessly and simultaneously honors the past, celebrates the present, and fearlessly reaches into the
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Don't feel like cooking? Bring the family to the Rockfish Grill on Tuesday where kids twelve and under eat free all day (One child entree complimentary with each adult entree purchased).
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Performing together for decades, the Stilly River Band delivers an exciting range of music, from bluegrass to progressive folk, Latin, Irish, rock and rhythm 'n blues. Their bluegrass arrangement of Sam & Dave's soul classic, Hold On, I'm Comin' will put a smile on your face for the rest of the day.

Known by some as “the bad boys of bluegrass”, the Stillys play and eclectic mix of music from traditional bluegrass to other less conventional styles played in a bluegrass format that the band labels “rude grass.”

The band features John Amber-Oliver on lead vocals and guitar, Jonathon Schneider on tenor harmonies and banjo, Stuart Torgeson on dobro and accordion, John Daugherty on vocals and stand up bass, Steve Stolpe on vocals and mandolin and Mike Schway on fiddle.

The Stilly River Band delivers accomplished musicianship, excellent vocal harmony and an always entertaining and unpredictable show. Looking for a cross between Earl Scruggs and the Tempations? These are your guys!

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015


Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the Northwest music scene.

Known for her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the music, she effectively balances technical mastery with genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans everywhere she performs.

Hatley is also one of the hardest working musicians around. She performs and records with her own band, the Trish Hatley Quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans & Phil. She has appeared in several Pops concerts with the Everett Symphony and has also been a frequent guest vocalist with Jim Kerl’s Swing Session Big Band.

Trish has recorded five CD’s to date and has also produced four shows: “A Fifth of Jazz,” “Women in Song”, “Isn’t It Romantic” and “The Great American Songbook.” Her latest CDs, “I Remember” was released in January 2010, and released in March 2010, “Sing, Ask and It Is Given,” a collection of affirmations set to original jazz melodies that she composed.

Trish performs regularly at festivals, nightspots and concerts throughout the Northwest. Showtime for Trish's Rockfish performance is 6PM.

"When I think of Trish, the first word that comes to mind is dazzling. Her ability to captivate the audience while inspiring the musicians has made Trish one of our most requested soloists."
—Dr. Paul Cobb, Conductor, Everett Symphony

"This slim brunette does it all with a style and energy suffused with a self effacing wit and possesses a soulful soprano voice!"
—Nancy Wollbeck, Anacortes American
Friday, August 14, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015


The music of guitarist-singer-composer Eric Madis reflects his diverse and deep roots in American music: blues, jazz, country and Hawaiian. Eric has released five CD’s on Luna Records, and his music has appeared on film soundtracks, television and radio. Although best known for his solo and group work, Eric’s guitar artistry has appeared on numerous recordings and he has performed with a diversity of recording artists, including Chicago bluesman Big Walter Horton, Hawaii’s Fabulous Farden Family, ukulele virtuoso Bill Tapia, swing violinist Paul Anastasio, and poet-author Nicki Grimes. Eric was a 1981 Kerrville Festival New Folk finalist, a 1991 Seattle Guitar Starz finalist, and he has received multiple award nominations from Washington Blues Society and the Northwest Area Music Association.

Paul Green's professional musical career began in New Jersey in 1971 with the Blackberry Booze Band. Moving to Oakland California in 1975, he became a member of the house band at a popular blues spot Eli’s mile high club, performing there weekly. From 1975 to 1989 he performed throughout the Bay Area with his own band and other musicians including Sonny Rhodes, Little Frankie Lee, “JJ Bad Boy” Jones, Percy Mayfield, Lowell Fulson, Pee Wee Crayton, and many others.

In 1989 he relocated to Chicago where he continued to perform at such legendary blues clubs as Buddy Guy’s, Rosa’s, The Kingston Mine’s, and Blues Etc., and shared the stage with such notables as Junior Wells and Sugar Blue.

Relocating to Seattle in 1991, Paul won the Washington Blues Society award for the “Best Blues Harmonica” in 1992. Since then he has won that award multiple times and the Blues Society eventually named the annual “Best Blues Harmonica” award after him. He has also won the award for “Best Vocalist” twice. In 2008 he was voted into the Washington Blues Society Hall Of Fame.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Guitarist "Little" Joe Argo performs everything from Johnny Cash to Hank III plus a host of great originals. Show starts at 6PM.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015


With songs as vivid as feature films, Seattle Indie Folk duo The Winterlings take listeners on
unexpected journeys through flooded barns and cedar forests, chemistry labs and ferries crossing
Puget Sound. Featuring both male and female vocals, guitar, ukulele, violin, banjitar, and more,

The Winterlings build bonfires of sound to dance and dream beside. Their latest album THE ANIMAL GROOM hit #6 on the Roots Music Report Folk Chart.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Join us for some great Django inspired tunes performed by local favorites Fidalgo Swing. Guitarist and host Allen Lewis kicks off our very own Djangofest right here at the Rockfish the 4th Wednesday of every month.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015


Every Thursday, order a burger or a one topping pizza and a pint of your favorite Anacortes beer for only 9.99!
Friday, August 28, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015


Wayne Hayton performs at 8PM. NW singer/songwriter Wayne Hayton has spent more than three decades entertaining audiences in intimate clubs across the US , Canada and Europe. Some of his influences are Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, JD Souther, Van Morrison, Rodney Crowell and the Beatles. His solo show features a mix of familiar acoustic classics and his original material.
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