Classic Jazz in Pullman, WA
posted March 2, 2013 7:55 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat April 20 at 7:30 PM, Rico's Public House
200 East Main Street, Pullman, WA, USA (Map & Directions)
Eastern Washington/Palouse meetup! The Dozier-Jarvis Trio is playing live jazz (Oscar Peterson style) at the charming Rico's Pub on Sat April 20th. The Meetup is starting around 7:30. There is pub food available. The band starts around 10:00. It's cool. It's comfy. It's a jazzy Inland Northwest Meetup in a nice old pub!
posted by okbye to Meetup (25 comments total)

I'd be up for this if it were on a Friday or Saturday night.
posted by hippybear at 9:16 PM on March 2, 2013

Cool. I think their next 2 dates are this coming weekend and then the weekend of March 23rd. i'll confirm that, and I'll get the April dates when i do.
posted by okbye at 9:52 PM on March 2, 2013

Sounds like fun! The 23rd is out though, I'll be in Seattle. An April date would be better for me.
posted by wallabear at 10:36 AM on March 3, 2013

April is better for me, too.
posted by hippybear at 9:13 PM on March 3, 2013

I'm in for the 23rd or later.
posted by kagredon at 9:10 AM on March 4, 2013

Yay! Ok, I just talked to Rico's and after this weekend DJT are playing March 29/30 and then April 19/20. Just that one weekend in April. Is that our weekend?

Then the question becomes Friday or Saturday? And .. since the band usually comes on later (9:45-ish) maybe we want to start earlier and have some chatting and dinner time? Their traditional pub food is quite decent if you want to get dinner. What time should we plan on starting.. is 8:00 too late?

It could end up running a little late, but I expect we can find minimal accommodations for anybody too tired to drive back in the wee hours.
posted by okbye at 12:16 PM on March 4, 2013

I'm not in for this time, but starting in the fall I will have some semi-regular trips down to Pullman. So if this becomes a thing, keep me on the list.
posted by LarryC at 8:21 PM on March 6, 2013

I say that we just declare now that April 19/20 is our weekend. That will make it easier for people who find this thread later to know when it is, rather than wondering.

Chatting and dinner before hand is good for me. We can get some socializing out of the way and then settle in to the music. 7:30-8pm starting time works for me. I'm down for a lengthy hang-out, especially if the music is good.

Tell me more about these accommodations? I know that I would probably be getting a hotel or something for that night, nothing fancy, but it IS a bit of a drive back up here, and I would want to enjoy myself a bit...

This should be a great time!
posted by hippybear at 4:06 PM on March 7, 2013

So we'll book it as Sat 4/20 @ 7:30..? One, two, ...
posted by okbye at 9:47 AM on March 10, 2013

Hippybear, and any other travellers,
There is at least one basic motel within easy staggering distance of the pub. I'll look into it some more and share what i find.
posted by okbye at 10:32 AM on March 10, 2013

within easy staggering distance

Ah, my reputation precedes me!
posted by hippybear at 1:06 PM on March 10, 2013

I live in somewhat further staggering distance (~20 minutes walk) and could host a person (or more than one, if some of them don't mind the floor and/or are okay with sharing a fold-out couch.)
posted by kagredon at 2:00 AM on March 15, 2013

Sorry, I was slow on this. The bad news is that it is Hemp Fest AND Mom's Weekend in Moscow. Moscow is the next (college) town over, but the ripples may be felt in vacancy rates in Pullman. The close by cheap motel is called Cougarland (the jokes write themselves) and their # is (509) 334-3535. If kagredon and the motels fill up I can probably fit any overflow in my place in Moscow.
posted by okbye at 5:06 PM on April 11, 2013

And here is a tiny taste of the Dozier-Jarvis Trio, just starting thier 2nd set on 3/9. As almost seen from my phone.
posted by okbye at 5:34 PM on April 11, 2013

I was wondering what on earth was going on in Pullman this weekend. Internet hotel searches are spitting out Lewiston hotels as the closest vacant rooms available. That's actually not convenient at all.
posted by hippybear at 5:30 PM on April 15, 2013

But hey, Hemp Fest! On 4/20 no less. Sounds like a fun afternoon of wandering the park and listening to music. I might travel in a bit early for it.
posted by wallabear at 11:17 PM on April 16, 2013

posted by okbye at 9:32 AM on April 17, 2013

Awesome. Cougar Land had a room. All reserved and everything.
posted by hippybear at 9:42 PM on April 17, 2013

So wallabear and I will be arriving around 3ish, check-in time at Cougar Land (will courtney cox be there?!?!?). After that, I'm not sure what we're doing. Definitely dinner at that excellent calzone place which all the locals are probably sick of but which is a giant treat for visitors. Other than that, see y'all at Rico's at 7:30!
posted by hippybear at 7:26 AM on April 20, 2013

I'll be wearing my MetaFilter t-shirt and am hard to miss in a crowd anyway, so if you see me there, let me know where you are. :)
posted by hippybear at 12:38 PM on April 20, 2013

Hemp Fest (17th annual) is HUGE. Highly recommended. Wallabear has my #.
posted by okbye at 1:30 PM on April 20, 2013

Wow, what a good time. Thanks to okbye for organizing this, and to kagredon and wallabear for being there (and well as my friend Nick, who is not a MeFite... Yet... :P).

Not many photos were taken. I'm uploading the group shot I have, and maybe wallabear will upload a shot or two of the Dosier-Jarvis Trio that also got snapped.

Great company, great jazz, great beer, and surprisingly inexpensive. We will be doing this again, I think.
posted by hippybear at 7:49 AM on April 21, 2013

Yeah, that kind of worked. :) Thanks for playing, you all are awesome.
posted by okbye at 10:57 AM on April 21, 2013

That was a really nice time. Thanks again to okbye.
posted by wallabear at 8:13 PM on April 21, 2013

Mefites are even better in person. Okbye, you rock for putting this together and being awesome. Hippybear and wallabear and Nick, you rock for making the drive out, and also for being awesome.
posted by kagredon at 10:05 PM on April 22, 2013

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