Loving Local Arts in May

Dear Folks:  Spring is in full swing and it's time to celebrate your local Arts scene . . .  King Pin Head Music is happy & proud to announce Bluesman PK Dwyer will be performing at the first Burien Music & Art Walk of the 2016 season on Thursday, May 5th! 

The B-town Beat, in conjunction with Highline Public Schools and Burien Arts, Cultural and Recreation Services, are hosting this year's Student Music & Art Walk.  We are honored PK has been invited to perform along with the talented young and burgeoning artists in our community.  The festivities start at 6:00 pm and continue until 9:00 . . .  That's plenty of time to wind your way down 152nd street and enjoy all the visual art, dance and music that will be on display in downtown Burien . . .  PK Dwyer will be performing at the superb Maven Mercantile.  Go Local! 
More info:  Burien Monthly Music & Art Walk and The Maven Mercantile

And . . .  Mighty PK will be presenting his original Busking & Blues tunes in concert at the 18th Annual Normandy Park Arts Festival on Saturday, May 14!

The NP Arts Festival is a 2 day event [May 14th & May 15th] that features and celebrates works in a wide variety of mediums and age groups.  This year it's all about the kiddo's with the Youth Gallery being held in the main Vendor / Performance room.  The festival kicks off at 10:00 am on Saturday with PK Dwyer being the first musical act at 11:00 am -- following PK's performance is the amazing Russian Folk Ensemble Juliana & PAVA, followed by Normandy Park's own Just Bernie.  On Sunday, May 15th, the festivities continue with Make & Take Craft Stations for aspiring artists of all ages.  Musical guests are Betsy Tinney and her Stealth Cello at 1:00 and Hammer Dulcimer player Mary Sparks at 2:30. Fine Art Painter Barbara Noonan and Eclectic Sculptor Flynn Bickley will be judging the Art Competition this year. All this Art-y Goodness takes place at Normandy Park City Hall Campus [801 SW 174th Street]  Made possible by the Normandy Park Art Commission -- spearheaded by the tireless Amber Nichol and Raymond Street.

More info: Normandy Park Arts Festival and Art in Normandy Park

Musings & News . . .

Art Up & Chow Down and Busk Washington! 


photo by Mark Toal: www.marktoalphotography.com

Hi-Ho!  PK has shaken off the last remnants of Winter Busking and is primed for Spring and Summer events.  Here's just some of what's on the horizon . . .

PK Dwyer will be busking Big Time Blues bright & early Friday, April 15th at the Mount Vernon Tulip Festival Street Fair.  A Busk Washington! event.

We are so stoked to be presenting PK Dwyer at the Tokeland North Cove Studio Art Tour on April 16th!  [Yes, Tokeland, Washington is a real place]  Mighty PK will be busking his Blues at various artist studios including Bayshore RV and the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center.  A King Pin Head Music Busk Washington! event.

PK has also been invited to perform at the Tokeland Wood & Art Festival on July 23 & 24!  Another Busk Washington! event.

April 18th PK Dwyer will be back in the recording studio at Garey Shelton Productions for the mixing session on the New Acoustic Blues album set for release in later June.  PK's Blues Odyssey continues with this next installment of rollicking acoustic Busking & Blues tunes featuring finger picking, flat picking, and a few songs on slide!

Calling All Writers:  if you are interested in writing an Honest Review of PK Dwyer's upcoming new Blues release drop a line here: kingpinheadmusic@gmail.com

Heads Up & Get Ready: We'll be Celebrating 420 with Free download of The Jitters / After All It IS 1980!  April 20th - 2016 only.


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2016 events


Cafe Allegro Showcase

4214 University Way NE, Seattle

Annual showcase featuring a diverse & eclectic roster of independent Seattle area artists. Presented by Musical Mastermind Eric Apoe. We like to call it Apoe Fest! Showcase kicks off @ 1:00 pm Saturday & Sunday . . .