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Orbiters and Climate Change on the Third Place stage

Friday 9.26

Brian Lee & the Orbiters are among the premier bands on the Northwest U.S. blues circuit. Brian delivers dynamic and engaging performances with melodic vocals, exceptional song writing, and superb harmonica, slide guitar, and guitar.


The Orbiters line-up features top-flight players and a cool repertoire of Brian’s originals and tunes from the broad blues tradition.

Brian has lead the band since it’s formation in 1999, initially called the Blues Orbiters. The “Orbiters” name evokes the concept of the band– a “broad orbit through the blues universe”.

Brian’s blues influences from an early age include Elmore James, T-Bone Walker, Big and Little Walter, Johnny Watson, Guitar Slim, Peter Green, and later additions such as Jr. Watson, Jimmy Vaughan, Rick Estrin, Gary Smith, etc… Brian has lead the Orbiters to a prominent position in the Northwest blues scene based on their engaging and energetic delivery, top-flight musicianship, and great repertoire of original tunes and gems from the blues tradition.

Saturday, 9.27

With musicians from regular Third Place band Ocho Pies, and featuring one of the northwest’s finest vocalist Dennis Hastings, Climate Change is a mix of pop and Jazz with Caribbean rhythms in English and French Creole.


As always, music in the Commons is FREE and open to the public.  Music begins promptly at 7:30pm and lasts until 9:30.

Come a little early to grab a table and some dinner.  The Commons fills up fast!

Thank you to Madison Marquette and our community music sponsors.  If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring an evening of music in the Commons, please contact Constance Perenyi at [email protected] for more information.