Pop-up Program Brings Music & Arts across the City!

The Renton Roadshow program was designed to provide opportunities for local artists to perform during the shutdowns that resulted from COVID-19. Since the launch in February 2020, the program has become a popular opportunity bring live music and performance art to events and neighborhoods around the city. Check out the schedule below for your chance to engage with your arts community and enjoy these free shows! 

First Friday in Downtown Renton is a reoccurring community event that happens from 5-8pm on the first Friday of each month, every month of the year. First Fridays feature activities, art, dining, and after-hours shopping— perfect for date night, an evening out with friends, or a fun family night. Featured specials and activities provided by Downtown businesses, and free wine tastings for Renton Wine Club members are part of each First Friday! 

Join us the first Friday of every month for live musical performances and demonstrations by local artists:

Friday, July 1 – Frankie McCabe – coffeeshop indie eclectic

Friday, August 1 – Biff Moss

 

RENTON SUMMERFEST
August 13, 2022
The event will take place at Piazza Park in Downtown Renton located at 233 Burnett Ave S.

Summerfest is a free appreciation event designed to recognize the dedicated residents of Renton and bring the community together for a day of fun and celebration. Live performances on the Main Stage sponsored by the Roadshow Program.

Downtown residents and business owners have taken the lead in efforts to preserve the Spirit of Downtown and to build community around a shared passion for history and identity. Countless hours are donated to organizing community events, participating in street clean ups, volunteering at the Farmers Market and supporting local businesses and non-profits with donations of time, talent and treasures.

The beer garden will be open in the Pavilion for those 21 years and above. Families are encouraged to stay and play all day and to end their evening with an outdoor movie in the park. At the end of the day, the goal is for everyone to leave Summerfest with renewed pride in their community and motivation to be a part of the positive change in downtown.

 


Tuesdays at the Renton Farmers Market!

Piazza Park (S 3rd and Logan Ave) Renton, WA

Join us every Tuesday at the Renton Farmers Market (from 5 to 7pm) to enjoy live entertainment as you shop! We will feature a different artist or group every week; you won’t want to miss a single week!

The Roadshow is taking over the stage at the 2022 Renton Farmers Market.  You can expect a full season of live performances and swinging good music to help you dance while you shop! 

The Farmers Market season opens June 7, 2022 – rentonfarmersmarket.com

  • June 7: Biff Moss
  • June 14: Hazen High School Jazz band
  • June 21: Frankie McCabe – coffeeshop indie eclectic
  • June 28: Kid’s Day – SuperSones
  • July 5: Henry LaVallee – Country/folk
  • July 12: Gianni Aiello – Beatles/talking heads
  • July 19: Abel Ames – atmospheric soundscape
  • July 26: Tor Dietrichson – Brazilian blues fusion rock
  • Aug 2: Daniel Pellegrini – 80s Pop
  • Aug 9: Danny Godinez – Latin infused jazz
  • Aug 16: D’Generic featuring Erik Olson – 2000 acoustic harmonies
  • Aug 23: Paula Boggs Band – Americana soul
  • Aug 30: Ray Smalley – alternative indie acoustic
  • Sept 6: Byron Street Swing
  • Sept 13: Andrew Karanja
  • Sept 20: Wesley of the Wolves
  • Sept 27: Biff Moss 

 Join us this summer for a concert series hosted by the Renton Roadshow program and the City of Renton.

The Jewel Tones, June 29 (Gene Coulon Park) 7:00pm-8:30
Motown and funk 

The Kennydales, July 12 (Gene Coulon Park) 7:00pm-8:30
One hit wonder/yacht rock

Cory Wilds Band, August 17 (Sunset Community Park) 7:00pm-8:30
Blues rock

The Danny Godinez Group, August 31 (Piazza Park) 7:00pm-8:30
Latin infused rock/soul/jazz fusion

This is a free event for the community. All are welcome!

Interested in performing in a Road Show, or want to bring a road show to your neighborhood?

Reach out and let us hear from you!

See what you missed!

And Still We Rise – Juneteenth Celebration in Renton

June 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 FREE

Come celebrate at Renton’s crowd-created gathering place, the Renton Black Lives Matter Street Mural! 

 

302 Lake Street
Renton, WA 98057

 

 

Featuring live performances by:

Baile Dior Studios

  • Inner G
  • Elleanna Smith
  • Avalon Samersaultz

 

Poetry readings by:

  • Faith Alina – Renton High School Alumni
  • Twins – Sartori Elementary School
  • Renton High School Black Student Union
  • Renton High School Black Student Union’
Music by:
 
  • Ty Keegan
  • Mr. Wilcox
  • Black Face
  • Jayce

 

Small Business Saturday & Holiday Vendor Market

Saturday, November 27, 2021 – Renton Pavilion Event Center – 233 Burnett Ave S

 

Roll out the red carpet for shoppers who want to support local this holiday season by offering special deals, giveaways, and in store events.  All participating business owners will receive a marketing tool kit and free take and make biodegradable ornament packs for kids.  There will also be a special Farmers Market Day in Piazza Park and a Pop Up Craft Market in the Pavilion Event Center to help more people discover downtown.

Enjoy a full day of live performances starting at 12pm. 

  • 12pm to 1pm – Holiday music presented by the Renton Arts Commission
  • 1:30 to 3:30pm – Denis Wilcox
  • 3:30 to 4:00pm – Spotlight Dance performance
  • 4:00 to 5:00pm – David Longoria
  • 5:00pm – ARRIVAL OF SANTA and tree lighting ceremony
  • 5 to 7pm – Byron Street Band

Olde Fashioned Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Downtown Shenanigans

October 30, 2021 – S 3rd St and Logan Ave S 

 

Calling all little ghouls, witches, princesses and super heroes to downtown Renton! We invite you to join us for an olde fashioned Halloween scavenger hunt Halloween week. Find the clues posted in storefront windows throughout downtown and solve the riddle to complete your game card.

The scavenger hunt can be completed any time through Oct. 30 (though residents are encouraged to hunt before the 30th.) Registration is free, but will help ensure that we fill enough goodie bags for everyone. Register now and download the printable map and game card. Turn in your completed game card on Saturday, Oct. 30th in Gateway Park (510 S 3rd St) between 1 and 5 p.m. to pick up your goodie bag. 

Live music provided by Paul Benoit and his team of talented musicians. 

MUSIC – SWEET TREATS – COSTUME CONTEST…

See you at Gateway Park!


Tuesdays at the Renton Farmers Market!

Piazza Park (S 3rd and Logan Ave) Renton, WA

Join us every Tuesday at the Renton Farmers Market (from 5 to 7pm) to enjoy live entertainment as you shop! We will feature a different artist or group every week; you won't want to miss a single week!

 
  • September 7 – Dennis Blackmon
  • September 14 – Henry LaVallee
  • September 21 – Gianni Aiello
  • September 28 – Biff Moss

Monday, August 23 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Enjoy fresh keyboard styling of Charles Lambert for an easy listening mix of Jazz, R&B, Blues, Latin and Classic Rock.


Friday, July 30 and Friday, August 13 - Night Out in the Neighborhood

Renton River Days is partnering with the City’s Recreation & Neighborhoods Division to feature “Night Out in the Neighborhood.” Enjoy live music beginning at 7pm followed by a movie at sunset.

Enjoy live Music and a Movie provided by Renton River Days and the Renton Arts Commission

  • July 30 – Highlands Park and Neighborhood Center featuring Luna Lunabby and the movie, “Tom & Jerry”
  • August 13 -Thomas Teasdale Park – “Raya and The Last Dragon” (DUE TO EXTREME HEAT ADVISORY THE ROADSHOW PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  The movie will begin at sundown)

Saturday, Aug 7 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 7:00pm to 9:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Join us and Gianni Aiello on the docks this Saturday! These performances are FREE and open to the public! Walk over from Coulon Beach Park, or park for free at the Hyatt on Saturdays & Sundays.


Thursday, July 29 - Bickerson's Brewhouse 6pm to 8pm

4710 NE 4th St #C105 Renton, WA 98059

Featuring Renton's own Love Beats with Daniel Pellegrini on guitar and vocals; Roy McDowell on bass and Bonzo Fibonacci on drums.

Sunday FUN days on the docks at the Hyatt

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Soak up the sun and enjoy some great sounds with us at Dock & Drink.

Grab a seat on the dock before the show and bring your four-legged friends for YAPPY HOUR at Dock & Drink every Sunday from 12 - 4 p.m.

These performances are FREE and open to the public! Walk over from Coulon Beach Park, or park for free at the Hyatt weekdays after 8pm-3am and all day Saturday & Sunday.

  • Sunday, July 18 (5 to 7pm) – The Kennydales
  • Sunday, July 25 (5 to 7pm) – TBD


Renton Wine Walk! Saturday, July 10 3 to 7pm

Piazza Park in downtown Renton, WA

The Renton Roadshow will be live in downtown Renton to provide music as you sip and stroll your way around town. Whether you purchase your tickets, or prefer to just come down and watch the fun, bring your folding chair, grab a bite from your favorite eatery and enjoy a Saturday with us.

Featuring :
Tor Dietrichson of The Pleasure Seekers (4pm to 7pm) in the lot on Wells Ave S next to Four Generals Brewing and

Sofie Mae at the Pavilion Event Center (5pm to 7pm)

July Fourth Weekend on the docks at the Hyatt (Friday, Saturday and Sunday!)

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056


Celebrate Fourth of July on the docks with the Renton Roadshow! Bring your chairs and blankets, or pull up a chair at Dock & Drink, and enjoy three incredible musical performances that will keep your toes tapping!

These performances are FREE and open to the public! Walk over from Coulon Beach Park, or park for free at the Hyatt weekdays after 8pm-3am and all day Saturday & Sunday.

  • Friday, July 2 (7 to 9pm) – Denis Wilcox
  • Saturday, July 3 (6 to 8:30pm) – Paul Kroger
  • Sunday, July 4 (1 to 5pm) – Danny Godinez trio

Sunday, June 20 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 1:00pm to 4:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Celebrate Father's Day on the docks with the launch of Sunday Fun Days at the Hyatt! Abel Ames, guitar virtuoso and lead gunslinger for The Kennydales will kick off the program with a solo set, followed by a set from Nashville recording artist, Dakota Poorman whose current single “American made” is charting and climbing high in the country world!

Monday, June 14 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

MattLock, the lead singer and songwriter for MattLock and The Keys, was born and raised in Hoquiam, WA, next door to the birthplace of Kurt Cobain, an artist that MattLock identifies with due to their similar upbringings. He has been compared to Chris Stapleton, another vocalist with a powerful and soulful delivery. His writing style is story based, and draws from the trials and tribulations he has encountered throughout his life. "Come vibe with us!"


Saturday, June 12 -Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 7pm to 9pm

4710 NE 4th St #C105 Renton, WA 98059

Another great night to sip and sing on the docks! Pull up a deck chair, or swing on the docks to the beats of Daniel and Erik of D'Generic.

Friday, June 11 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 7:00pm to 9:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Averaging 45-50 shows per year, the Kennydales are not only one of the hardest working bands in the area, but also one of the most popular. If you are looking for "one hit wonder" classics, this is the band to see! Pull up a deck chair on the dock's of the Hyatt Regency and enjoy the views of Lake Washington at this lake-side Road Show!

Tuesday, June 8 - Renton Farmers Market 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Piazza Park (S 3rd and Logan Ave) Renton, WA

Next up at the Market is Gianni Aiello! Making a return to the Roadshow to regale shoppers and fill the downtown streets with LIVE music!


Tuesday, June 1 - Renton Farmers Market! 5 to 7pm

Piazza Park (S 3rd and Logan Ave) Renton, WA

The Roadshow is moving to the Market! Come celebrate the first day of the 2021 Renton Famers Market in downtown Renton on Tuesday, June 1! We will be performing at the Pavilion Event center to keep your toes tapping while you purchase your veggies and flowers. Daniel and Erik of D'Generic will be there to kick off the 2021 season!

Monday, May 31 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Keeping the holiday weekend going on the docks, we have another double-feature starting at 6pm. Henry LaVallee will take the first hour and Denis Wilcox will keep everyone smiling into the evening with his performance starting at 7pm.

Monday, May 31 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 2:00pm to 4:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Back-to-back guitar solo performances by artists Abel Ames and Paul Kroger. Abel will kick off the music on the docks at 2pm and Paul will close up the afternoon happy hour with his set beginning at 3pm.

Sunday, May 30 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Take a trip back to the 80s when Madonna, the GoGo's and the Bangles ruled MTV. Distant Station delivers female driven pop rock in fine form. Lead singer, Gina Seal, is also a solo recording artist.

Sunday, May 30 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 2:00pm to 4:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Join Daniel Pellegrini for fun in the sun on the docks of Lake Washington!

Saturday, May 29 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Paula Boggs Band cuts through jazz, rock and Americana. Debut album "A Buddha State of Mind" dropped a decade ago and "Carnival of Miracles," in 2015. Their sound is "Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass"and the band performs nationally. In 2017 the band released "unplugged" EP, "Live at Empty Sea, Songs of Protest & Hope” and 3rd studio album, Elixir, The Soulgrass Sessions. “Mistletoe & Shiny Guitars,” the band’s first holiday song released in 2018. EP “The Electrokitty Sessions” released in July 2020 and single “America 2020” in September 2020, produced by multi-Grammy nominated producer Tucker Martine. Paula Boggs Band is sponsored by Deering Banjos, Breedlove Guitars and Radial Engineering Inc. The band is now working on a 4th studio album and 2021 release.

Friday, May 28 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Averaging 45-50 shows per year, the Kennydales are not only one of the hardest working bands in the area, but also one of the most popular. If you are looking for "one hit wonder" classics, this is the band to see! Pull up a deck chair on the dock's of the Hyatt Regency and enjoy the views of Lake Washington at this lake-side Road Show!

Monday, May 24 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

MattLock, the lead singer and songwriter for MattLock and The Keys, was born and raised in Hoquiam, WA, next door to the birthplace of Kurt Cobain, an artist that MattLock identifies with due to their similar upbringings. He has been compared to Chris Stapleton, another vocalist with a powerful and soulful delivery. His writing style is story based, and draws from the trials and tribulations he has encountered throughout his life. He will be performing with one of his bandmates at St. Matthew's on the 24th. "Come vibe with us!"


Thursday, May 20 - Bickerson's Brewhouse 6pm to 8pm

4710 NE 4th St #C105 Renton, WA 98059

We had so much fun at Bickerson's Brewhouse we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to return for a second show at this inviting local taproom in the Highlands. Joining us under the tent this time will be Daniel and Erik of D'Generic. So grab your four-legged friends and kiddos and pop out to enjoy an evening out on the town.

Monday, May17 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

A singer-songwriter and an anthropologist, Denise Glover's life work is centered on people, communities, stories, love, and social justice. Musical influences include Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Mark Knopfler. Originally from New York and New England, the Pacific Northwest is where Denise has made her home for over 20 years. You can hear a preview of her music at deniseglovermusic.com Denise will be joined by artist Julian Smedley for this special duo performance.

Monday, May 10 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Guitarist/singer-songwriter Danny Godinez has been a mainstay in the Seattle music scene for over a decade. He has played with a wide variety of musical figures including Carlos Santana, Jason Mraz, Tim Reynolds, and Johnny Lang. He has toured throughout Europe, Alaska, and the lower 48, and is known for his inventive and inspiring solo shows.

Thursday, May 6 - Santa Fe Mexican Grill 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1170 Sunset Blvd NE, Renton, WA 98056

Enjoy the deck at Santa Fe! Celebrate the day after Cinco de Mayo with Daniel Pellegrini and the Mexican cuisine of Guadalajara, Jalisco prepared with fresh and local northwest ingredients.

Monday, April 26 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Growing up in Northern California, not far from the rocky coast, the beautiful Sierras, and the Golden Gate City, Sofie Mae yearned for adventure. She began singing at a young age; participating in school plays and accompanying her dad as he played jazz standards on his guitar. Jazz became a major influence in her love for music. As a young woman, she left to travel across the United States, by way of thumb or freight train, playing music wherever her feet carried her. Soon, music carried her to the alluring City of New Orleans. New Orleans inspired her to improve her song writing and guitar playing skills. Traveling around the country, relying on busking as an income, allowed her time to craft her own unique sound. A true singer-song writer, she sings from her heart, bringing joy through her song to listeners.

Saturday, April 24 - The Brewmaster's Taproom 6:00pm to 8:00pm

2000 Benson Rd S, Renton, WA 98055

It's a double hitter! Join us at the Brewmaster's Taproom for a Saturday two-for-one road show special! The dynamic guitar duo, D'Generic, will be joining us once again on the Road Show circuit, and this time, they are bringing their friend, Abel Ames. Abel is one of the most sought after guitarists in the PNW. With roots in Kirkland, Abel has performed and toured for several bands around the area and is currently the lead guitar for the popular Renton-based band, the Kennydales.

Monday, April 19 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Denis Wilcox was raised in a musical family and began performing at 4 years old. His band ‘Elbowed Out’ has performed in Canada, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, and Morocco, and recorded on the U.K. record label Soul Junction Records. ‘Elbowed Out’ performed in concert with James Brown, Kool And The Gang, B.B.King, Cameo, and the Bar-Kays,and Denis has performed with Stevie Wonder, Robert Palmer, Chaka Khan, and Toto member David Paich. A seasoned artist and performer, Denis Wilcox knows what it takes to make the audience go home happy

April 17 roadshow

Saturday, April 17 - Celebrate "Hatch Day" with the Rooftop Dragon 2:00pm to 4:00pm

824 S 3rd St, Renton, WA (in the lot next to Four Generals Brewing)

Our friendly neighborhood dragon Erasmus is celebrating a hatch day! What does that mean? We’re not eggsactly sure but we do believe it represents how many years Erasmus has eggsisted, which is unknown! We do know that Erasmus landed on top of that building in Downtown Renton three years ago today, so in honor of that, let’s celebrate! Come visit Erasmus on the 17th and enjoy two performances featuring more local talent; Abel Ames and Neo Soul Sensation, Luna Lunabby.

Thursday, April 15 - Renton Chamber of Commerce 12:00pm to 2:00pm

625 S 4th St, Renton, WA 98057

Dick's Drive-in is returning to the Chamber and the Road Show will be there to keep you company while you wait for your burger and fries! Join us by the fountains to celebrate Tax Day with artist Henry LaVallee.

Monday, April 12 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Twin-flame rock ‘n’ roll duo, Aline & Wes, are like a sonic hearth. Just as dual stars glowing in the dark night sky, the musicians blend the best of their musical essences to present a single-minded glow that lights everything in their wake. Powerful and thoughtful vocals mix with gravely electric guitars to bring forth an illuminated sound both new and numinous. It shines.


Thursday, April 8 - Bickerson's Brewhouse 6pm to 8pm

4710 NE 4th St #C105 Renton, WA 98059

Who's ready for a return to the 80s? Celebrate the pop styling of Daniel Pellegrini as he regales the audience at Bickerson's Brewhouse for a Thursday happy hour on April 8. Bickerson's is a family-friendly, locally owned microbrewery so bring your little ones, your thirst and your appetite for live music and come sit outside and enjoy this safe performance with your Renton family.

Monday, March 29 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Gianni Aiello is a band mate of Henry LaVallee and the last to join the Naked Giants trio in 2014. According to Aiello, "they thought I looked really cool, and they liked my moves, and they said I could play the bass really well." A musician of many talents, Aiello also plays a mean keyboard, performing with local jazz band, Pablo's Legs. Aiello brings his classical training to the Renton Road Show for the last performance in March.

Monday, March 22 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Henry LaVallee is an artist of many talents! He lends his skills as a drummer to the popular Seattle-based touring band, the Naked Giants. On his own, Henry is an extremely talented solo artist on acoustic guitar and vocals. He performs songs from artists such as Johnny Cash, the Beatles and Bob Dylan.

Tuesday, March 18 - Renton Chamber of Commerce 12:00pm to 2:00pm

625 S 4th St, Renton, WA 98057

Back by popular demand, Daniel Pellegrini will be performing at our first Roadshow at the Renton Chamber of Commerce. If you haven't heard Daniel's version of Girl's Just Want to have fun you are truly missing out.

Drive by, stroll by, and come grab a burger and fries! Dick's Drive-in is parking their food truck next to the Chamber from 11am to 2pm on the 18th.

Monday, March 15 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Artists Daniel Clark and Erik Olson together are the duo band D'Generic. Their acoustic covers include a wide range of styles from 3 Doors Down and Beck to Stone Temple Pilots and Jane's Addiction. These two are all about gorgeous harmonies and quality guitar. Their popularity around the region is growing and they are excited to be returning to perform in Renton.

Monday, March 8 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Paul Kroeger - guitarist and vocalist, Paul has been performing across the northwest at festivals, events, weddings, and has fronted numerous bands over the years. His current band, "Poodlebomb," was formed in 1996 as an impromptu band hired for a friends' birthday party. Paul carries the title of "alpha poodle," and fills the roles of guitarist, lead crooner and Whistler.


Monday, March 1 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Daniel Pellegrini is a guitarist/vocalist from Issaquah. A childhood love of all music grew into something more when Daniel discovered artists like Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, and Michael Jackson, which prompted him to explore all kinds of rock ‘n’ roll. It was at the age of 9 that he first picked up a guitar. Daniel is inspired far more by 70’s and 80’s rock than present-day styles, an influence that is unmistakably present in his original songs. His music has been described as having a distinctively vintage flavor that pulls in older fans, while its modern edge to appeals to younger fans as well.


Monday, February 22 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm
1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Partnering with Sustainable Renton and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, the first Renton Roadshow will feature solo artist, Steve Biscarret performing at the Renton Free Grocery in the Highlands this coming Monday. Steve is a veteran of the greater Seattle music scene. He's handled guitar, mandolin and vocals for too many bands to recall from a variety of genres. Steve's current band is "North of 50."

Drive, stroll or pop over to St. Matthew's this Monday to hear the classic rock and country stylings of Steve Biscarret.

First Friday in Downtown Renton is a reoccurring community event that happens from 5-8pm on the first Friday of each month, every month of the year. First Fridays feature activities, art, dining, and after-hours shopping— perfect for date night, an evening out with friends, or a fun family night. Featured specials and activities provided by Downtown businesses, and free wine tastings for Renton Wine Club members are part of each First Friday! 

Join us the first Friday of every month for live musical performances and demonstrations by local artists:

Friday, May 6 – Renton Multicultural Festival (performance from 6 to 9pm at the Renton Civic Theatre

Friday, June 3 – Renton Wine Walk is back.  Purchase your tickets and sample more than 20 wines from around the region:

  • 5:30 – 7:00: Gianni Aiello
  • 7:15 – 8:45: Henry LaVallee 


Tuesdays at the Renton Farmers Market!

Piazza Park (S 3rd and Logan Ave) Renton, WA

 

Join us every Tuesday at the Renton Farmers Market (from 5 to 7pm) to enjoy live entertainment as you shop! We will feature a different artist or group every week; you won’t want to miss a single week!

The Roadshow is taking over the stage at the 2022 Renton Farmers Market.  You can expect a full season of live performances and swinging good music to help you dance while you shop! 

The Farmers Market season opens June 7, 2022 – rentonfarmersmarket.com

  • June 7: TBD
  • June 14: Hazen High School Jazz band
  • June 21: Frankie McCabe – coffeeshop indie eclectic
  • June 28: Kid’s Day
  • July 5: Henry LaVallee – Country/folk
  • July 12: Gianni Aiello – Beatles/talking heads
  • July 19: Abel Ames – atmospheric soundscape
  • July 26: Tor Dietrichson – Brazilian blues fusion rock
  • Aug 2: Daniel Pellegrini – 80s Pop
  • Aug 9: Danny Godinez – Latin infused jazz
  • Aug 16: D’Generic – 2000 acoustic harmonies
  • Aug 23: Paula Boggs Band – Americana soul
  • Aug 30: Ray Smalley – alternative indie acoustic
  • Sept 6: Byron Street Swing
  • Sept 13: TBD
  • Sept 20: TBD
  • Sept 27: Biff Moss 

 Join us this summer for a concert series hosted by the Renton Roadshow program and the City of Renton.

The Jewel Tones, June 29 (Gene Coulon Park) 7:00pm-8:30
Motown and funk 

The Kennydales, July 12 (Gene Coulon Park) 7:00pm-8:30
One hit wonder/yacht rock

Cory Wilds Band, August 17 (Sunset Community Park) 7:00pm-8:30
Blues rock

The Danny Godinez Group, August 31 (Piazza Park) 7:00pm-8:30
Latin infused rock/soul/jazz fusion

This is a free event for the community. All are welcome!

Interested in performing in a Road Show, or want to bring a road show to your neighborhood?

Reach out and let us hear from you!

See what you missed last year!

Small Business Saturday & Holiday Vendor Market

Saturday, November 27, 2021 – Renton Pavilion Event Center – 233 Burnett Ave S

 

Roll out the red carpet for shoppers who want to support local this holiday season by offering special deals, giveaways, and in store events.  All participating business owners will receive a marketing tool kit and free take and make biodegradable ornament packs for kids.  There will also be a special Farmers Market Day in Piazza Park and a Pop Up Craft Market in the Pavilion Event Center to help more people discover downtown.

Enjoy a full day of live performances starting at 12pm. 

  • 12pm to 1pm – Holiday music presented by the Renton Arts Commission
  • 1:30 to 3:30pm – Denis Wilcox
  • 3:30 to 4:00pm – Spotlight Dance performance
  • 4:00 to 5:00pm – David Longoria
  • 5:00pm – ARRIVAL OF SANTA and tree lighting ceremony
  • 5 to 7pm – Byron Street Band

Olde Fashioned Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Downtown Shenanigans

October 30, 2021 – S 3rd St and Logan Ave S 

 

Calling all little ghouls, witches, princesses and super heroes to downtown Renton! We invite you to join us for an olde fashioned Halloween scavenger hunt Halloween week. Find the clues posted in storefront windows throughout downtown and solve the riddle to complete your game card.

The scavenger hunt can be completed any time through Oct. 30 (though residents are encouraged to hunt before the 30th.) Registration is free, but will help ensure that we fill enough goodie bags for everyone. Register now and download the printable map and game card. Turn in your completed game card on Saturday, Oct. 30th in Gateway Park (510 S 3rd St) between 1 and 5 p.m. to pick up your goodie bag. 

Live music provided by Paul Benoit and his team of talented musicians. 

MUSIC – SWEET TREATS – COSTUME CONTEST…

See you at Gateway Park!


Tuesdays at the Renton Farmers Market!

Piazza Park (S 3rd and Logan Ave) Renton, WA

Join us every Tuesday at the Renton Farmers Market (from 5 to 7pm) to enjoy live entertainment as you shop! We will feature a different artist or group every week; you won't want to miss a single week!

 
  • September 7 – Dennis Blackmon
  • September 14 – Henry LaVallee
  • September 21 – Gianni Aiello
  • September 28 – Biff Moss

Monday, August 23 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Enjoy fresh keyboard styling of Charles Lambert for an easy listening mix of Jazz, R&B, Blues, Latin and Classic Rock.


Friday, July 30 and Friday, August 13 - Night Out in the Neighborhood

Renton River Days is partnering with the City’s Recreation & Neighborhoods Division to feature “Night Out in the Neighborhood.” Enjoy live music beginning at 7pm followed by a movie at sunset.

Enjoy live Music and a Movie provided by Renton River Days and the Renton Arts Commission

  • July 30 – Highlands Park and Neighborhood Center featuring Luna Lunabby and the movie, “Tom & Jerry”
  • August 13 -Thomas Teasdale Park – “Raya and The Last Dragon” (DUE TO EXTREME HEAT ADVISORY THE ROADSHOW PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  The movie will begin at sundown)

Saturday, Aug 7 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 7:00pm to 9:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Join us and Gianni Aiello on the docks this Saturday! These performances are FREE and open to the public! Walk over from Coulon Beach Park, or park for free at the Hyatt on Saturdays & Sundays.


Thursday, July 29 - Bickerson's Brewhouse 6pm to 8pm

4710 NE 4th St #C105 Renton, WA 98059

Featuring Renton's own Love Beats with Daniel Pellegrini on guitar and vocals; Roy McDowell on bass and Bonzo Fibonacci on drums.

Sunday FUN days on the docks at the Hyatt

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Soak up the sun and enjoy some great sounds with us at Dock & Drink.

Grab a seat on the dock before the show and bring your four-legged friends for YAPPY HOUR at Dock & Drink every Sunday from 12 - 4 p.m.

These performances are FREE and open to the public! Walk over from Coulon Beach Park, or park for free at the Hyatt weekdays after 8pm-3am and all day Saturday & Sunday.

  • Sunday, July 18 (5 to 7pm) – The Kennydales
  • Sunday, July 25 (5 to 7pm) – TBD


Renton Wine Walk! Saturday, July 10 3 to 7pm

Piazza Park in downtown Renton, WA

The Renton Roadshow will be live in downtown Renton to provide music as you sip and stroll your way around town. Whether you purchase your tickets, or prefer to just come down and watch the fun, bring your folding chair, grab a bite from your favorite eatery and enjoy a Saturday with us.

Featuring :
Tor Dietrichson of The Pleasure Seekers (4pm to 7pm) in the lot on Wells Ave S next to Four Generals Brewing and

Sofie Mae at the Pavilion Event Center (5pm to 7pm)

July Fourth Weekend on the docks at the Hyatt (Friday, Saturday and Sunday!)

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056


Celebrate Fourth of July on the docks with the Renton Roadshow! Bring your chairs and blankets, or pull up a chair at Dock & Drink, and enjoy three incredible musical performances that will keep your toes tapping!

These performances are FREE and open to the public! Walk over from Coulon Beach Park, or park for free at the Hyatt weekdays after 8pm-3am and all day Saturday & Sunday.

  • Friday, July 2 (7 to 9pm) – Denis Wilcox
  • Saturday, July 3 (6 to 8:30pm) – Paul Kroger
  • Sunday, July 4 (1 to 5pm) – Danny Godinez trio

Sunday, June 20 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 1:00pm to 4:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Celebrate Father's Day on the docks with the launch of Sunday Fun Days at the Hyatt! Abel Ames, guitar virtuoso and lead gunslinger for The Kennydales will kick off the program with a solo set, followed by a set from Nashville recording artist, Dakota Poorman whose current single “American made” is charting and climbing high in the country world!

Monday, June 14 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

MattLock, the lead singer and songwriter for MattLock and The Keys, was born and raised in Hoquiam, WA, next door to the birthplace of Kurt Cobain, an artist that MattLock identifies with due to their similar upbringings. He has been compared to Chris Stapleton, another vocalist with a powerful and soulful delivery. His writing style is story based, and draws from the trials and tribulations he has encountered throughout his life. "Come vibe with us!"


Saturday, June 12 -Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 7pm to 9pm

4710 NE 4th St #C105 Renton, WA 98059

Another great night to sip and sing on the docks! Pull up a deck chair, or swing on the docks to the beats of Daniel and Erik of D'Generic.

Friday, June 11 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 7:00pm to 9:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Averaging 45-50 shows per year, the Kennydales are not only one of the hardest working bands in the area, but also one of the most popular. If you are looking for "one hit wonder" classics, this is the band to see! Pull up a deck chair on the dock's of the Hyatt Regency and enjoy the views of Lake Washington at this lake-side Road Show!

Tuesday, June 8 - Renton Farmers Market 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Piazza Park (S 3rd and Logan Ave) Renton, WA

Next up at the Market is Gianni Aiello! Making a return to the Roadshow to regale shoppers and fill the downtown streets with LIVE music!


Tuesday, June 1 - Renton Farmers Market! 5 to 7pm

Piazza Park (S 3rd and Logan Ave) Renton, WA

The Roadshow is moving to the Market! Come celebrate the first day of the 2021 Renton Famers Market in downtown Renton on Tuesday, June 1! We will be performing at the Pavilion Event center to keep your toes tapping while you purchase your veggies and flowers. Daniel and Erik of D'Generic will be there to kick off the 2021 season!

Monday, May 31 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Keeping the holiday weekend going on the docks, we have another double-feature starting at 6pm. Henry LaVallee will take the first hour and Denis Wilcox will keep everyone smiling into the evening with his performance starting at 7pm.

Monday, May 31 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 2:00pm to 4:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Back-to-back guitar solo performances by artists Abel Ames and Paul Kroger. Abel will kick off the music on the docks at 2pm and Paul will close up the afternoon happy hour with his set beginning at 3pm.

Sunday, May 30 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Take a trip back to the 80s when Madonna, the GoGo's and the Bangles ruled MTV. Distant Station delivers female driven pop rock in fine form. Lead singer, Gina Seal, is also a solo recording artist.

Sunday, May 30 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 2:00pm to 4:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Join Daniel Pellegrini for fun in the sun on the docks of Lake Washington!

Saturday, May 29 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Paula Boggs Band cuts through jazz, rock and Americana. Debut album "A Buddha State of Mind" dropped a decade ago and "Carnival of Miracles," in 2015. Their sound is "Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass"and the band performs nationally. In 2017 the band released "unplugged" EP, "Live at Empty Sea, Songs of Protest & Hope” and 3rd studio album, Elixir, The Soulgrass Sessions. “Mistletoe & Shiny Guitars,” the band’s first holiday song released in 2018. EP “The Electrokitty Sessions” released in July 2020 and single “America 2020” in September 2020, produced by multi-Grammy nominated producer Tucker Martine. Paula Boggs Band is sponsored by Deering Banjos, Breedlove Guitars and Radial Engineering Inc. The band is now working on a 4th studio album and 2021 release.

Friday, May 28 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Averaging 45-50 shows per year, the Kennydales are not only one of the hardest working bands in the area, but also one of the most popular. If you are looking for "one hit wonder" classics, this is the band to see! Pull up a deck chair on the dock's of the Hyatt Regency and enjoy the views of Lake Washington at this lake-side Road Show!

Monday, May 24 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

MattLock, the lead singer and songwriter for MattLock and The Keys, was born and raised in Hoquiam, WA, next door to the birthplace of Kurt Cobain, an artist that MattLock identifies with due to their similar upbringings. He has been compared to Chris Stapleton, another vocalist with a powerful and soulful delivery. His writing style is story based, and draws from the trials and tribulations he has encountered throughout his life. He will be performing with one of his bandmates at St. Matthew's on the 24th. "Come vibe with us!"


Thursday, May 20 - Bickerson's Brewhouse 6pm to 8pm

4710 NE 4th St #C105 Renton, WA 98059

We had so much fun at Bickerson's Brewhouse we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to return for a second show at this inviting local taproom in the Highlands. Joining us under the tent this time will be Daniel and Erik of D'Generic. So grab your four-legged friends and kiddos and pop out to enjoy an evening out on the town.

Monday, May17 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

A singer-songwriter and an anthropologist, Denise Glover's life work is centered on people, communities, stories, love, and social justice. Musical influences include Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Mark Knopfler. Originally from New York and New England, the Pacific Northwest is where Denise has made her home for over 20 years. You can hear a preview of her music at deniseglovermusic.com Denise will be joined by artist Julian Smedley for this special duo performance.

Monday, May 10 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Guitarist/singer-songwriter Danny Godinez has been a mainstay in the Seattle music scene for over a decade. He has played with a wide variety of musical figures including Carlos Santana, Jason Mraz, Tim Reynolds, and Johnny Lang. He has toured throughout Europe, Alaska, and the lower 48, and is known for his inventive and inspiring solo shows.

Thursday, May 6 - Santa Fe Mexican Grill 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1170 Sunset Blvd NE, Renton, WA 98056

Enjoy the deck at Santa Fe! Celebrate the day after Cinco de Mayo with Daniel Pellegrini and the Mexican cuisine of Guadalajara, Jalisco prepared with fresh and local northwest ingredients.

Monday, April 26 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Growing up in Northern California, not far from the rocky coast, the beautiful Sierras, and the Golden Gate City, Sofie Mae yearned for adventure. She began singing at a young age; participating in school plays and accompanying her dad as he played jazz standards on his guitar. Jazz became a major influence in her love for music. As a young woman, she left to travel across the United States, by way of thumb or freight train, playing music wherever her feet carried her. Soon, music carried her to the alluring City of New Orleans. New Orleans inspired her to improve her song writing and guitar playing skills. Traveling around the country, relying on busking as an income, allowed her time to craft her own unique sound. A true singer-song writer, she sings from her heart, bringing joy through her song to listeners.

Saturday, April 24 - The Brewmaster's Taproom 6:00pm to 8:00pm

2000 Benson Rd S, Renton, WA 98055

It's a double hitter! Join us at the Brewmaster's Taproom for a Saturday two-for-one road show special! The dynamic guitar duo, D'Generic, will be joining us once again on the Road Show circuit, and this time, they are bringing their friend, Abel Ames. Abel is one of the most sought after guitarists in the PNW. With roots in Kirkland, Abel has performed and toured for several bands around the area and is currently the lead guitar for the popular Renton-based band, the Kennydales.

Monday, April 19 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Denis Wilcox was raised in a musical family and began performing at 4 years old. His band ‘Elbowed Out’ has performed in Canada, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, and Morocco, and recorded on the U.K. record label Soul Junction Records. ‘Elbowed Out’ performed in concert with James Brown, Kool And The Gang, B.B.King, Cameo, and the Bar-Kays,and Denis has performed with Stevie Wonder, Robert Palmer, Chaka Khan, and Toto member David Paich. A seasoned artist and performer, Denis Wilcox knows what it takes to make the audience go home happy

April 17 roadshow

Saturday, April 17 - Celebrate "Hatch Day" with the Rooftop Dragon 2:00pm to 4:00pm

824 S 3rd St, Renton, WA (in the lot next to Four Generals Brewing)

Our friendly neighborhood dragon Erasmus is celebrating a hatch day! What does that mean? We’re not eggsactly sure but we do believe it represents how many years Erasmus has eggsisted, which is unknown! We do know that Erasmus landed on top of that building in Downtown Renton three years ago today, so in honor of that, let’s celebrate! Come visit Erasmus on the 17th and enjoy two performances featuring more local talent; Abel Ames and Neo Soul Sensation, Luna Lunabby.

Thursday, April 15 - Renton Chamber of Commerce 12:00pm to 2:00pm

625 S 4th St, Renton, WA 98057

Dick's Drive-in is returning to the Chamber and the Road Show will be there to keep you company while you wait for your burger and fries! Join us by the fountains to celebrate Tax Day with artist Henry LaVallee.

Monday, April 12 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Twin-flame rock ‘n’ roll duo, Aline & Wes, are like a sonic hearth. Just as dual stars glowing in the dark night sky, the musicians blend the best of their musical essences to present a single-minded glow that lights everything in their wake. Powerful and thoughtful vocals mix with gravely electric guitars to bring forth an illuminated sound both new and numinous. It shines.


Thursday, April 8 - Bickerson's Brewhouse 6pm to 8pm

4710 NE 4th St #C105 Renton, WA 98059

Who's ready for a return to the 80s? Celebrate the pop styling of Daniel Pellegrini as he regales the audience at Bickerson's Brewhouse for a Thursday happy hour on April 8. Bickerson's is a family-friendly, locally owned microbrewery so bring your little ones, your thirst and your appetite for live music and come sit outside and enjoy this safe performance with your Renton family.

Monday, March 29 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Gianni Aiello is a band mate of Henry LaVallee and the last to join the Naked Giants trio in 2014. According to Aiello, "they thought I looked really cool, and they liked my moves, and they said I could play the bass really well." A musician of many talents, Aiello also plays a mean keyboard, performing with local jazz band, Pablo's Legs. Aiello brings his classical training to the Renton Road Show for the last performance in March.

Monday, March 22 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Henry LaVallee is an artist of many talents! He lends his skills as a drummer to the popular Seattle-based touring band, the Naked Giants. On his own, Henry is an extremely talented solo artist on acoustic guitar and vocals. He performs songs from artists such as Johnny Cash, the Beatles and Bob Dylan.

Tuesday, March 18 - Renton Chamber of Commerce 12:00pm to 2:00pm

625 S 4th St, Renton, WA 98057

Back by popular demand, Daniel Pellegrini will be performing at our first Roadshow at the Renton Chamber of Commerce. If you haven't heard Daniel's version of Girl's Just Want to have fun you are truly missing out.

Drive by, stroll by, and come grab a burger and fries! Dick's Drive-in is parking their food truck next to the Chamber from 11am to 2pm on the 18th.

Monday, March 15 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Artists Daniel Clark and Erik Olson together are the duo band D'Generic. Their acoustic covers include a wide range of styles from 3 Doors Down and Beck to Stone Temple Pilots and Jane's Addiction. These two are all about gorgeous harmonies and quality guitar. Their popularity around the region is growing and they are excited to be returning to perform in Renton.

Monday, March 8 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Paul Kroeger - guitarist and vocalist, Paul has been performing across the northwest at festivals, events, weddings, and has fronted numerous bands over the years. His current band, "Poodlebomb," was formed in 1996 as an impromptu band hired for a friends' birthday party. Paul carries the title of "alpha poodle," and fills the roles of guitarist, lead crooner and Whistler.


Monday, March 1 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Daniel Pellegrini is a guitarist/vocalist from Issaquah. A childhood love of all music grew into something more when Daniel discovered artists like Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, and Michael Jackson, which prompted him to explore all kinds of rock ‘n’ roll. It was at the age of 9 that he first picked up a guitar. Daniel is inspired far more by 70’s and 80’s rock than present-day styles, an influence that is unmistakably present in his original songs. His music has been described as having a distinctively vintage flavor that pulls in older fans, while its modern edge to appeals to younger fans as well.


Monday, February 22 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm
1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Partnering with Sustainable Renton and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, the first Renton Roadshow will feature solo artist, Steve Biscarret performing at the Renton Free Grocery in the Highlands this coming Monday. Steve is a veteran of the greater Seattle music scene. He's handled guitar, mandolin and vocals for too many bands to recall from a variety of genres. Steve's current band is "North of 50."

Drive, stroll or pop over to St. Matthew's this Monday to hear the classic rock and country stylings of Steve Biscarret.

First Friday in Downtown Renton is a reoccurring community event that happens from 5-8pm on the first Friday of each month, every month of the year. First Fridays feature activities, art, dining, and after-hours shopping— perfect for date night, an evening out with friends, or a fun family night. Featured specials and activities provided by Downtown businesses, and free wine tastings for Renton Wine Club members are part of each First Friday! 

Join us the first Friday of every month for live musical performances and demonstrations by local artists:

Friday, May 6 – Renton Multicultural Festival (performance from 6 to 9pm at the Renton Civic Theatre

Friday, June 3 – Renton Wine Walk is back.  Purchase your tickets and sample more than 20 wines from around the region:

  • 5:30 – 7:00: Gianni Aiello
  • 7:15 – 8:45: Henry LaVallee 


Tuesdays at the Renton Farmers Market!

Piazza Park (S 3rd and Logan Ave) Renton, WA

 

Join us every Tuesday at the Renton Farmers Market (from 5 to 7pm) to enjoy live entertainment as you shop! We will feature a different artist or group every week; you won’t want to miss a single week!

The Roadshow is taking over the stage at the 2022 Renton Farmers Market.  You can expect a full season of live performances and swinging good music to help you dance while you shop! 

The Farmers Market season opens June 7, 2022 – rentonfarmersmarket.com

  • June 7: TBD
  • June 14: Hazen High School Jazz band
  • June 21: Frankie McCabe – coffeeshop indie eclectic
  • June 28: Kid’s Day
  • July 5: Henry LaVallee – Country/folk
  • July 12: Gianni Aiello – Beatles/talking heads
  • July 19: Abel Ames – atmospheric soundscape
  • July 26: Tor Dietrichson – Brazilian blues fusion rock
  • Aug 2: Daniel Pellegrini – 80s Pop
  • Aug 9: Danny Godinez – Latin infused jazz
  • Aug 16: D’Generic – 2000 acoustic harmonies
  • Aug 23: Paula Boggs Band – Americana soul
  • Aug 30: Ray Smalley – alternative indie acoustic
  • Sept 6: Byron Street Swing
  • Sept 13: TBD
  • Sept 20: TBD
  • Sept 27: Biff Moss 

 Join us this summer for a concert series hosted by the Renton Roadshow program and the City of Renton.

The Jewel Tones, June 29 (Gene Coulon Park) 7:00pm-8:30
Motown and funk 

The Kennydales, July 12 (Gene Coulon Park) 7:00pm-8:30
One hit wonder/yacht rock

Cory Wilds Band, August 17 (Sunset Community Park) 7:00pm-8:30
Blues rock

The Danny Godinez Group, August 31 (Piazza Park) 7:00pm-8:30
Latin infused rock/soul/jazz fusion

This is a free event for the community. All are welcome!

Interested in performing in a Road Show, or want to bring a road show to your neighborhood?

Reach out and let us hear from you!

See what you missed last year!

Small Business Saturday & Holiday Vendor Market

Saturday, November 27, 2021 – Renton Pavilion Event Center – 233 Burnett Ave S

 

Roll out the red carpet for shoppers who want to support local this holiday season by offering special deals, giveaways, and in store events.  All participating business owners will receive a marketing tool kit and free take and make biodegradable ornament packs for kids.  There will also be a special Farmers Market Day in Piazza Park and a Pop Up Craft Market in the Pavilion Event Center to help more people discover downtown.

Enjoy a full day of live performances starting at 12pm. 

  • 12pm to 1pm – Holiday music presented by the Renton Arts Commission
  • 1:30 to 3:30pm – Denis Wilcox
  • 3:30 to 4:00pm – Spotlight Dance performance
  • 4:00 to 5:00pm – David Longoria
  • 5:00pm – ARRIVAL OF SANTA and tree lighting ceremony
  • 5 to 7pm – Byron Street Band

Olde Fashioned Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Downtown Shenanigans

October 30, 2021 – S 3rd St and Logan Ave S 

 

Calling all little ghouls, witches, princesses and super heroes to downtown Renton! We invite you to join us for an olde fashioned Halloween scavenger hunt Halloween week. Find the clues posted in storefront windows throughout downtown and solve the riddle to complete your game card.

The scavenger hunt can be completed any time through Oct. 30 (though residents are encouraged to hunt before the 30th.) Registration is free, but will help ensure that we fill enough goodie bags for everyone. Register now and download the printable map and game card. Turn in your completed game card on Saturday, Oct. 30th in Gateway Park (510 S 3rd St) between 1 and 5 p.m. to pick up your goodie bag. 

Live music provided by Paul Benoit and his team of talented musicians. 

MUSIC – SWEET TREATS – COSTUME CONTEST…

See you at Gateway Park!


Tuesdays at the Renton Farmers Market!

Piazza Park (S 3rd and Logan Ave) Renton, WA

Join us every Tuesday at the Renton Farmers Market (from 5 to 7pm) to enjoy live entertainment as you shop! We will feature a different artist or group every week; you won't want to miss a single week!

 
  • September 7 – Dennis Blackmon
  • September 14 – Henry LaVallee
  • September 21 – Gianni Aiello
  • September 28 – Biff Moss

Monday, August 23 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Enjoy fresh keyboard styling of Charles Lambert for an easy listening mix of Jazz, R&B, Blues, Latin and Classic Rock.


Friday, July 30 and Friday, August 13 - Night Out in the Neighborhood

Renton River Days is partnering with the City’s Recreation & Neighborhoods Division to feature “Night Out in the Neighborhood.” Enjoy live music beginning at 7pm followed by a movie at sunset.

Enjoy live Music and a Movie provided by Renton River Days and the Renton Arts Commission

  • July 30 – Highlands Park and Neighborhood Center featuring Luna Lunabby and the movie, “Tom & Jerry”
  • August 13 -Thomas Teasdale Park – “Raya and The Last Dragon” (DUE TO EXTREME HEAT ADVISORY THE ROADSHOW PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  The movie will begin at sundown)

Saturday, Aug 7 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 7:00pm to 9:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Join us and Gianni Aiello on the docks this Saturday! These performances are FREE and open to the public! Walk over from Coulon Beach Park, or park for free at the Hyatt on Saturdays & Sundays.


Thursday, July 29 - Bickerson's Brewhouse 6pm to 8pm

4710 NE 4th St #C105 Renton, WA 98059

Featuring Renton's own Love Beats with Daniel Pellegrini on guitar and vocals; Roy McDowell on bass and Bonzo Fibonacci on drums.

Sunday FUN days on the docks at the Hyatt

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Soak up the sun and enjoy some great sounds with us at Dock & Drink.

Grab a seat on the dock before the show and bring your four-legged friends for YAPPY HOUR at Dock & Drink every Sunday from 12 - 4 p.m.

These performances are FREE and open to the public! Walk over from Coulon Beach Park, or park for free at the Hyatt weekdays after 8pm-3am and all day Saturday & Sunday.

  • Sunday, July 18 (5 to 7pm) – The Kennydales
  • Sunday, July 25 (5 to 7pm) – TBD


Renton Wine Walk! Saturday, July 10 3 to 7pm

Piazza Park in downtown Renton, WA

The Renton Roadshow will be live in downtown Renton to provide music as you sip and stroll your way around town. Whether you purchase your tickets, or prefer to just come down and watch the fun, bring your folding chair, grab a bite from your favorite eatery and enjoy a Saturday with us.

Featuring :
Tor Dietrichson of The Pleasure Seekers (4pm to 7pm) in the lot on Wells Ave S next to Four Generals Brewing and

Sofie Mae at the Pavilion Event Center (5pm to 7pm)

July Fourth Weekend on the docks at the Hyatt (Friday, Saturday and Sunday!)

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056


Celebrate Fourth of July on the docks with the Renton Roadshow! Bring your chairs and blankets, or pull up a chair at Dock & Drink, and enjoy three incredible musical performances that will keep your toes tapping!

These performances are FREE and open to the public! Walk over from Coulon Beach Park, or park for free at the Hyatt weekdays after 8pm-3am and all day Saturday & Sunday.

  • Friday, July 2 (7 to 9pm) – Denis Wilcox
  • Saturday, July 3 (6 to 8:30pm) – Paul Kroger
  • Sunday, July 4 (1 to 5pm) – Danny Godinez trio

Sunday, June 20 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 1:00pm to 4:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Celebrate Father's Day on the docks with the launch of Sunday Fun Days at the Hyatt! Abel Ames, guitar virtuoso and lead gunslinger for The Kennydales will kick off the program with a solo set, followed by a set from Nashville recording artist, Dakota Poorman whose current single “American made” is charting and climbing high in the country world!

Monday, June 14 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

MattLock, the lead singer and songwriter for MattLock and The Keys, was born and raised in Hoquiam, WA, next door to the birthplace of Kurt Cobain, an artist that MattLock identifies with due to their similar upbringings. He has been compared to Chris Stapleton, another vocalist with a powerful and soulful delivery. His writing style is story based, and draws from the trials and tribulations he has encountered throughout his life. "Come vibe with us!"


Saturday, June 12 -Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 7pm to 9pm

4710 NE 4th St #C105 Renton, WA 98059

Another great night to sip and sing on the docks! Pull up a deck chair, or swing on the docks to the beats of Daniel and Erik of D'Generic.

Friday, June 11 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 7:00pm to 9:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Averaging 45-50 shows per year, the Kennydales are not only one of the hardest working bands in the area, but also one of the most popular. If you are looking for "one hit wonder" classics, this is the band to see! Pull up a deck chair on the dock's of the Hyatt Regency and enjoy the views of Lake Washington at this lake-side Road Show!

Tuesday, June 8 - Renton Farmers Market 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Piazza Park (S 3rd and Logan Ave) Renton, WA

Next up at the Market is Gianni Aiello! Making a return to the Roadshow to regale shoppers and fill the downtown streets with LIVE music!


Tuesday, June 1 - Renton Farmers Market! 5 to 7pm

Piazza Park (S 3rd and Logan Ave) Renton, WA

The Roadshow is moving to the Market! Come celebrate the first day of the 2021 Renton Famers Market in downtown Renton on Tuesday, June 1! We will be performing at the Pavilion Event center to keep your toes tapping while you purchase your veggies and flowers. Daniel and Erik of D'Generic will be there to kick off the 2021 season!

Monday, May 31 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Keeping the holiday weekend going on the docks, we have another double-feature starting at 6pm. Henry LaVallee will take the first hour and Denis Wilcox will keep everyone smiling into the evening with his performance starting at 7pm.

Monday, May 31 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 2:00pm to 4:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Back-to-back guitar solo performances by artists Abel Ames and Paul Kroger. Abel will kick off the music on the docks at 2pm and Paul will close up the afternoon happy hour with his set beginning at 3pm.

Sunday, May 30 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Take a trip back to the 80s when Madonna, the GoGo's and the Bangles ruled MTV. Distant Station delivers female driven pop rock in fine form. Lead singer, Gina Seal, is also a solo recording artist.

Sunday, May 30 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 2:00pm to 4:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Join Daniel Pellegrini for fun in the sun on the docks of Lake Washington!

Saturday, May 29 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Paula Boggs Band cuts through jazz, rock and Americana. Debut album "A Buddha State of Mind" dropped a decade ago and "Carnival of Miracles," in 2015. Their sound is "Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass"and the band performs nationally. In 2017 the band released "unplugged" EP, "Live at Empty Sea, Songs of Protest & Hope” and 3rd studio album, Elixir, The Soulgrass Sessions. “Mistletoe & Shiny Guitars,” the band’s first holiday song released in 2018. EP “The Electrokitty Sessions” released in July 2020 and single “America 2020” in September 2020, produced by multi-Grammy nominated producer Tucker Martine. Paula Boggs Band is sponsored by Deering Banjos, Breedlove Guitars and Radial Engineering Inc. The band is now working on a 4th studio album and 2021 release.

Friday, May 28 - Dock and Drink at the Hyatt 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

Averaging 45-50 shows per year, the Kennydales are not only one of the hardest working bands in the area, but also one of the most popular. If you are looking for "one hit wonder" classics, this is the band to see! Pull up a deck chair on the dock's of the Hyatt Regency and enjoy the views of Lake Washington at this lake-side Road Show!

Monday, May 24 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

MattLock, the lead singer and songwriter for MattLock and The Keys, was born and raised in Hoquiam, WA, next door to the birthplace of Kurt Cobain, an artist that MattLock identifies with due to their similar upbringings. He has been compared to Chris Stapleton, another vocalist with a powerful and soulful delivery. His writing style is story based, and draws from the trials and tribulations he has encountered throughout his life. He will be performing with one of his bandmates at St. Matthew's on the 24th. "Come vibe with us!"


Thursday, May 20 - Bickerson's Brewhouse 6pm to 8pm

4710 NE 4th St #C105 Renton, WA 98059

We had so much fun at Bickerson's Brewhouse we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to return for a second show at this inviting local taproom in the Highlands. Joining us under the tent this time will be Daniel and Erik of D'Generic. So grab your four-legged friends and kiddos and pop out to enjoy an evening out on the town.

Monday, May17 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

A singer-songwriter and an anthropologist, Denise Glover's life work is centered on people, communities, stories, love, and social justice. Musical influences include Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Mark Knopfler. Originally from New York and New England, the Pacific Northwest is where Denise has made her home for over 20 years. You can hear a preview of her music at deniseglovermusic.com Denise will be joined by artist Julian Smedley for this special duo performance.

Monday, May 10 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Guitarist/singer-songwriter Danny Godinez has been a mainstay in the Seattle music scene for over a decade. He has played with a wide variety of musical figures including Carlos Santana, Jason Mraz, Tim Reynolds, and Johnny Lang. He has toured throughout Europe, Alaska, and the lower 48, and is known for his inventive and inspiring solo shows.

Thursday, May 6 - Santa Fe Mexican Grill 6:00pm to 8:00pm

1170 Sunset Blvd NE, Renton, WA 98056

Enjoy the deck at Santa Fe! Celebrate the day after Cinco de Mayo with Daniel Pellegrini and the Mexican cuisine of Guadalajara, Jalisco prepared with fresh and local northwest ingredients.

Monday, April 26 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Growing up in Northern California, not far from the rocky coast, the beautiful Sierras, and the Golden Gate City, Sofie Mae yearned for adventure. She began singing at a young age; participating in school plays and accompanying her dad as he played jazz standards on his guitar. Jazz became a major influence in her love for music. As a young woman, she left to travel across the United States, by way of thumb or freight train, playing music wherever her feet carried her. Soon, music carried her to the alluring City of New Orleans. New Orleans inspired her to improve her song writing and guitar playing skills. Traveling around the country, relying on busking as an income, allowed her time to craft her own unique sound. A true singer-song writer, she sings from her heart, bringing joy through her song to listeners.

Saturday, April 24 - The Brewmaster's Taproom 6:00pm to 8:00pm

2000 Benson Rd S, Renton, WA 98055

It's a double hitter! Join us at the Brewmaster's Taproom for a Saturday two-for-one road show special! The dynamic guitar duo, D'Generic, will be joining us once again on the Road Show circuit, and this time, they are bringing their friend, Abel Ames. Abel is one of the most sought after guitarists in the PNW. With roots in Kirkland, Abel has performed and toured for several bands around the area and is currently the lead guitar for the popular Renton-based band, the Kennydales.

Monday, April 19 - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 5:30pm to 7:30pm

1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA 98056

Denis Wilcox was raised in a musical family and began performing at 4 years old. His band ‘Elbowed Out’ has performed in Canada, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, and Morocco, and recorded on the U.K. record label Soul Junction Records. ‘Elbowed Out’ performed in concert with James Brown, Kool And The Gang, B.B.King, Cameo, and the Bar-Kays,and Denis has performed with Stevie Wonder, Robert Palmer, Chaka Khan, and Toto member David Paich. A seasoned artist and performer, Denis Wilcox knows what it takes to make the audience go home happy

April 17 roadshow

Saturday, April 17 - Celebrate "Hatch Day" with the Rooftop Dragon 2:00pm to 4:00pm

824 S 3rd St, Renton, WA (in the lot next to Four Generals Brewing)

Our friendly neighborhood dragon Erasmus is celebrating a hatch day! What does that mean? We’re not eggsactly sure but we do believe it represents how many years Erasmus has eggsisted, which is unknown! We do know that Erasmus landed on top of that building in Downtown Renton three years ago today, so in honor of that, let’s celebrate! Come visit Erasmus on the 17th and enjoy two performances featuring more local talent; Abel Ames and Neo Soul Sensation, Luna Lunabby.

Thursday, April 15 - Renton Chamber of Commerce 12:00pm to 2:00pm

625 S 4th St, Renton, WA 98057

Dick's Drive-in is returning to the Chamber and the Road Show will be there to keep you company while you wait for your burger and fries! Join us by the fountains to celebrate Tax Day with artist Henry LaVallee.