Music in Madrona Summer Concert Series

Every Thursday during the month of August, the Madrona Community Council and Ewing & Clark will host a free concert series starting at 6pm in the Madrona Playfield.

This is an great way to soak up these lovely summer evenings and really take advantage of the wonderful weather we are getting. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and come unwind to the tunes of Seattle’s most talented musicians.

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Series Line Up:

August 6thAzanga Marimba, Check out this awesome and lively African marimba one of their performances here

“Our ensemble plays using eight marimbas – three Sopranos, three tenors, a baritone, and a base – and hoshos, or gourd shakers. The marimbas are handcrafted xylophones made from various hardwoods. The keys are fine-tuned to reflect tones playing African societies. Each key sits above a resonator with a vibrating membrane to amplify the sound and add a unique “buzz” to the music.”

August 13th – Lucile Street

A five person band that includes Christopher Magee on trombone, Mark Aaron on bass, Damien Garcia on drums, Peter O’Neil on guitar, and featuring Becky Lewis on vocals.

August 20thAlkali Earth, youth metal band from Washington Middle School

“Formed in 4th grade in 2013, Alkali Earth consists of four pre-teens with a passion for 80’s thrash metal and its predecessors. In addition to covers from Rush, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath and the like, they play a few original songs, loosely focused on what their parents are currently doing to the planet.”

You can hear more of their great tracks here

August 27th – The Professors – SPU Professors (& Betsy Erving’s owner of the Arts Aloft’s, husband) featuring 60’s rock and roll.

These professions are going to teach you a thing or two about good old rock ‘n roll. You’re homework assignment for the evening…. boogie!

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Corner Retail Space Available at Pike Station

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Over the years we have watched the progression of the gas station that had long stood in the Madrona business district for over 70 years be demolished and reincarnated as Pike Station,  a 7 unit townhome project. The project has been sustainably built, incorporating 15,000 gallons of onsite harvested rain water, radiant floor heating, and has private rooftop gardens for each unit, accommodating soil depth for food production. It appears all but one of the residential units have already sold, (70% of the units had sold in June of 2012 last year way before project completion) and there is also commercial retail space at street level currently available. This corner unit has great visibility on 34th ave, with concrete flooring and 12 ft high ceilings. The lease rate is set at $60/sf/yr, and common shared restrooms are located in the rear of the courtyard. If you have any updates on this project, please share them with us!

Open House in Madrona this Weekend

madronaLooking to live in the Madrona neighborhood?  You have two chances to see this lovely Madrona home this weekend.  The home is open on both Saturday (2PM to 4 PM) and Sunday (1PM to 4 PM).  The home features territorial views, a bright kitchen, and three bedrooms and three baths. The home has an easily maintainable yard, including a functional garden and entertainment area.  This Madrona real estate is perfectly placed on a quiet neighborhood corner but at the same time located a short distance to Madrona’s popular retail shopping district and restaurants. The home is in close proximity to some of Madrona’s local favorites such as Pritty Boys Pizzeria, Hi Spot Cafe, and Madrona Playground.

Status: For Sale – Open House Sat & Sun
Bed/Bath: 3/2.5
Price: $599,950

Madrona Mayfair – Save the Date

Madrona MayfairMadrona Mayfair is already in the works and it is shaping up.  Knock on wood that the weather cooperates.  This year Madrona Mayfair will be Saturday, May 18th, 9:30 AM to 1 PM.  As always, Mayfair will begin at Al Larkins Park with the kiddie parade and end up at Madrona Playgound were there will be all kinds of fun.  Pony Rides, Bouncy Houses, Obstacle Course by Seattle Gymnastics Academy, Reptile Man, Charles the Clown, and this year the Recess Monkey will have a concert right there at the Madrona Playfield starting at noon.

Many Madrona restaurants/dessert makers have expressed interest in participating in this year’s Mayfair, but so far it can be announced that St. Clouds and Pritty Boy’s Pizza have confirmed.

As always the Madrona Community Council (MCC) is planning Mayfair.  Madrona Community Council is always looking for volunteers and sponsors for the event so they can continue to provide the event free to our Seattle neighborhood.  So far, Ewing and Clark are sponsoring the pony rides, Lakeview Kids Dentistry is sponsoring the Recess Monkey Concert, Madrona Dining and Sipping Society is covering the cost for permits for the parade, and Harvard Avenue School is providing face painting, but the Madrona Community Council is looking for two more sponsors to assist with other hard costs.  If you do not want to sponsor, but can help out either during or before the event they are still looking for volunteers.  If you are interested in either, please add a comment to this blog (it will no show to the public) and we will forward your information to the correct member of the Madrona Community Council.

 

Madrona Real Estate Sales are Heating Up

Seattle real estate has been strong this year but I have noticed an uptick on Madrona home sales this last month or two.  The Madrona neighborhood has had 31 sales so far this year, but there are 13 homes pending in Madrona right now.  If all of the current pending homes close before the year-end, Madrona real estate will see nearly 30% of the year’s home sales close in the last month and a half of the year.  That is impressive especially since November and December are traditionally slow months for closings in the Seattle real estate market.  To make the 13 pending homes even more impressive is almost half of them (6) went under contract within 2 weeks of being on the market and many of those had multiple offers.  For example, another real estate agent at Ewing and Clark, Vincent Mullally, had a Madrona home for sale on 32nd Ave near Cherry that went pending after 7 days on the market with multiple parties interested in the home.  In addition, I recently had a Madison Valley home for sale just on the other side of Martin Luther King Jr Way.  That home also had multiple parties interested and that home went pending after being on the market for 8 days.

The Madrona real estate market is defintely strong right now.  If you want to learn more, then feel free to contact me, Kristine Losh, with any real estate question.  I can assist you in finding a Madrona home to purchase, selling your current home, or finding you a local Seattle rental.

Madrona Corner Lot Home For Sale: $639,000

This lovely Madrona must see corner lot home invites an abundance of natural light, which warms the home throughout. The home has newly refinished hardwoods  on the main floor, territorial views, and the bright kitchen has Marmoleum, with three bedrooms and 3 baths. The home has an easily maintainable yard, including a functional garden and entertainment area. The lower level of the house is completely finished with brand new carpeting, and is located a short distance to Madrona’s popular retail shopping district, and restaurants. The home is in close proximity to some of Madrona’s local favorites such as Pritty Boys Pizzeria, and Hi Spot Cafe, and Madrona Park on the waterfront. For more information about this listing, visit Ewing & Clark Inc.

Status: For Sale
Bed/Bath: 3/2.5
Price: $639,000

Madrona Mayfair & Block Party Schedule

Madrona MayfairMadrona residents come celebrate Mayfair this year with your fellow Seattle neighbors on Saturday, May 12th.  This year Madrona Mayfair is in the morning with the Madrona Block Party starting in the afternoon.  Following are the up-to-date details of the fun events.

 

Madrona Mayfair Block Party – Saturday May 12
Brought to you by Madrona Community Council & Business Owners of Madrona (BOOM)
Rain or Shine

Schedule of events
Friday May 11
4:00-5:00 – Bike/Trike Decorating at the Madrona Shelterhouse. Decorations provided!

Saturday May 12
8:00-9:15 – Madrona K-8 (33rd & Union) Breakfast & Last Minute Bike/Trike Decorating
9:15 – Parade Line Up at Al Larkins Park (34th & Pike)
9:30 – Parade Begins
9:30-12:00 –  Bouncy houses, pony rides, bake sale, face painting, an obstacle course, The Reptile Man, Charles the Clown, food and more in the Madrona Playground (34th and Spring)

BOOM sponsors the 2nd half of the day with the Madrona restaurant and shops having food, fun and music all afternoon along 34th Avenue in the Madrona Business District

Amara Parking Lot Performances (34th & Union)

12:00 – The Not-Its! – America’s Most Rockin Indie Band performs in the Amara Parking Lot – great fun for kids and adults alike
1:00 Le Cancer
2:00 GOD
4:00 Ethan Freckleton
5:00 Autumn Electricity

Bottlehouse Performances (1416 34th Ave)

12:00 Band of Guitars
1:00 A Cedar Suede
3:00 Last Great Fire
4:00 TBD
5:00  Jazz Group

The Madrona Community Council and BOOM would like to thank all of the sponsors and Madrona neighborhood businesses for helping make the Madrona Mayfair Block Party a successful event:

Sponsors:
Primary:
Madrona Community Council
BOOM
Ewing & Clark
Harvard Avenue Preschool
Madrona Family Dental
Lakeview Orthodontics

Supporting sponsors:
Cleanscapes
Cupcake Royale
Meter Music
Seattle Gymnastics
Seattle Parks & Rec
St. Cloud’s
Tougo Coffee

Market Your Calendar for Madrona Mayfair Block Party

Madrona MayfairThe Madrona Community Council is hosting Madrona Mayfair this year on Saturday, May 12th.  Unlike previous years, Madrona Mayfair is being combined with BOOM‘s 34th and Union Street Festival.  This will allow the festivities in Madrona to go from the morning through the evening.  The first half of the day will have all the usual family-friendly events such as pony rides, bouncy houses, etc at the Madrona Playground and then continue through the afternoon in the Madrona Business District with live music, food and drink, and retail specials.

The Madrona Community Council is still looking for volunteers as well as sponsors for Madrona Mayfair Block Party.  So far, Harvard Avenue School is sponsoring Face Painting, Ewing & Clark is sponsoring the Pony Rides, and The Reptile Man and Mayfair Clown are sponsored by Dr. Loren Tarr.  If you are interested in volunteering or sponsorship, please contact Stacy Kryman.