Hutchapalooza 4–9 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Park, 130 S. Wenatchee Ave., 470-8565
Matt Hutchinson, once a member of the local band 427, was diagnosed with Leukemia in March, and now his friends are taking action. The benefit concert held at Centennial Park will feature live music, food and drinks, t-shirts, and even head shaves by donation will be raising money to support Matt and his 5-year-old daughter Violet. After the Centennial Park concert ends, anyone 21 or older can head to Wally’s House of Booze from 10 p.m. until close. All cover charge will go to support Matt. You can also make direct donations to the Wenatchee Valley Federal Credit Union “Matt Hutchinson Benefit” account and online at outlaw-creative.com/4hutch. For those attending, here’s the line-up of strictly local talent:
Jip Sea Party at 4 p.m.
Fresh 2 Death at 5 p.m.
Beau Van Winkle at 6 p.m.
Thegn at 7 p.m.
427 at 8 p.m.
Chelan Valley Area
Frampton’s Guitar Circus with Kenny Wayne Shepherd & David Hidalgo 7 p.m. Saturday, Deep Water Amphitheater, 455 Wapato Lake Rd., Manson, $43-$203, ticketmaster.com 687-6911
Here’s your chance to run away and join the circus for a weekend. Peter Frampton, known for his guitar playing and singing in the 80s, has been touring the nation this summer with a handful of other blues and rock musicians. This weekend he’ll touch down in Washington to play live as a part of the Deep Water Amphitheater Summer Series. Opening for him will be praised blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, a popular 80s Chicano rock band. For more information go to colvillecasinos.com/deepwater-amphitheater.
Live music at The Heat Nightclub 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, The Heat Nightclub in Mill Bay Casino, 455 Wapato Lake Rd., Manson, $5. 1-800-648-2946.
DJ Robert Stephens will be bumping music “straight from Seattle’s dance scene” this Friday night until 1:30 a.m for anyone 21 and older. The Nightclub’s drink specials will help you loosen up and enjoy the dancing.
Anyone 21 or older can don their thick-rimmed glasses, an ironic t-shirt, and a knit cap and catch The Hipsters Saturday night. Haven’t heard of them? Their slogan says it all: “hot rock for cool people.” Their website boasts powerful drums, a wailing guitar, thumpin’ bass, and wicked vocals. For more information visit thehipstersrock.com.
The Cowboy Humorist: Dave Stamey and Baxter Black 7 p.m. Friday, Snowy Owl Theater, Leavenworth,$25 general, $20 senior, $30 door, 548-6347
This one is for all the cowfolk out there looking for a laugh after a long day roping or riding. Dave Stamey is an entertainer specializing in cowboy-themed humor. Baxter Black is also a humorist, but he will also be showcasing his poetry and a collection of insightful, poignant, patriotic and, yes, funny stories. The tales are those he’s heard from others and “Baxterized” for stage, and his own. For more information visit icicle.org.
Footloose 8 p.m. Wednesday, Wednesday; Aug. 8, 15, 21, 28; 2 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24; Festhalle Theater, 1001 Front St., $14-$30, 548-2000.
Escape the heat, kick off your shows, and cut a little Footloose this summer with Leavenworth Summer Theater’s production of the classic musical. Ren McCormack, the dancing, singing protagonist, is taking it upon himself to liven up the little Midwestern town he’s stuck in. With the help of the minister’s daughter and a farmer’s son, he just might succeed in bringing back late nights and rock n’ roll. For more information visit leavenworthsummertheater.org/footloose.
Vicci Martinez 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, River Haus, 9690 East Leavenworth Road, $35 in advance, 548-9690
If you have’t heard of this Tacoma-based singer, it’s about time you check her out. After her appearance on NBC’s “The Voice,” she’s gained popularity throughout the Northwest (and on iTunes) for her “powerhouse” performances. But you better hurry, Sunday and Monday have already sold out. You can still get out of work on time Tuesday to catch the show, and, as if the deal wasn’t sweet enough, dessert is included with the show.
— Compiled by Holly Thorpe, World staff