12th Annual Jokumfest Jazz Festival Saturday

Jokumfest 2012

Jokumfest 2012

Victory Heights’ own jazz festival, Jokumfest, is having its 12th annual event, Saturday, August 16th starting in the afternoon through the evening. It is held, as always, in the backyard of Gary Schudie’s house, 2021 NE Northgate Way. It’s free, and in addition to hours of live music, features food and beer, including a special Jokumfest brew. “Bring something to share [i.e. food],” the organizers suggest.

UPDATE: Here is the complete schedule of acts:

3:00 – 3:50 – Eric Nelson & Brandon Beligni
4:10 – 5:00 – Papa Bear Band
w/ Shawn Stecker, Billy Reed, Jack Cook, Don Buss & Matt Fogdall
5:20 – 6:10 – Brian Butler
6:30 – 7:30 – Hughs Blues
Rhythm & Blues extravaganza w/G W Levell, Jack Cook, Don Forsyth, Steve Branca & Bert DeCoy
7:50 – 8:40 – John Deely & the Victory Heights All Stars
9:00 – 9:50 – Hughs Blues & guests
Rhythm & Blues extravaganza w/G W Levell, Al Farlow, Don Forsyth, Steve Branca & Bert DeCoy

Enjoy this compilation video from previous years:

Caroling Party on Sunday

Monica on 17th Avenue NE is organizing a Victory Heights caroling party this Sunday the 23rd beginning at 4PM. She says, “Let’s meet at my house – 10512 17th AVE NE – come in through the back gate located on NE 106th St. We will have cider and hot chocolate….Be sure to bring your flashlight!” Several others have volunteered song books and cookies.  Hopefully the rains will hold off for a while that evening. Be prepared to greet these folks if they come to your doorstep.

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Jokum Fest Crowds Enjoy Summer Music

The 10th annual Jokum Fest, held in Gary Schudie’s backyard on Northgate Way, was a big hit Saturday. With gorgeous weather, awesome music, and plenty of food and beer on hand, people from far and near made their way to “Schudie’s Grotto” as he calls to sit, listen, eat and socialize.


Plenty of food and drinks were on hand for attendees at Jokum Fest this year.

The Bear Creek Boys perform as warm up over six hours of live music at Jokum Fest.

10th Annual Victory Heights Jokem Fest August 11th

The 10th Annual Victory Heights Jokem Fest will be held on Saturday, August 11th, 2012 at Schudie’s Grotto, aka the backyard of Gary Schudie’s house, 2021 NE Northgate Way. Featuring live music, tamales, roasted turkey and beverages, the public is welcome and can bring side dishes.

Acoustic music will be featured in the Grotto from 1 PM – 3 PM followed by these scheduled acts:

3:00 – 3:50 – Bear Creek Boys w/Shawn Stecker

4:10 – 5:00 – Papa Bear Band

    w/Jack Cook, Billy Reed, Don Buss & Matt Fogdall

5:20 – 6:10 – DooWah Sisters w/Connie & Allison Bigelow

6:30 – 7:30 – Hughs Blues w/G W Levell

7:50 – 8:40 – Daddy Treetops & Greg Roberts

9:00 – 9:50 – Town Hall Brawl w/Diane and Don Forsyth

Parking is encouraged on nearby side streets, or just walk on over.