• Season Opener at Boston Harbor Marina!

        Season Opener at Boston Harbor Marina!

        Friday, May 24, 2024 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM / Boston Harbor Marina, 312 73rd Ave NE, Olympia, WA

        Yay! We’re super excited to be welcomed back to play the Season Opener at Boston Harbor this year. Was so much fun last year seeing everybody dancing and grooving in the sun!  So please join us on Friday, May 24th for two hours of live Elevator Operator originals! Let’s shake those tail feathers together!

        https://www.bostonharbormarina.com/pages/events


      • CRAVE Northwest Festival – Lynnwood

        CRAVE Northwest Festival – Lynnwood

        Saturday, May 11, 2024 @ 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM / CRAVE Northwest Festival – Lynnwood, 3711 196th St SW,, Lynnwood, WA

        We’re super duper excited to be playing a 2-hour set at Crave Festival Northewest on Friday night, June 21st! Crave is the Northwest’s premier food & wine festival! It’s the place to be for live music, mind blowing food and the yummiest PNW beers, ciders and wines!

        Set time TBD. We’ll keep you updated!

        https://cravenw.com/event-lynnwood/

         


      • Live at the Spanish Ballroom with Scott Pemberton O Theory

        Live at the Spanish Ballroom with Scott Pemberton O Theory

        Sunday, April 28, 2024 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM / McMennamins Spanish Ballsoom Tacoma!, 565 Broadway, Tacoma, WA

        Join Elevator Operator & Scott Pemberton O Theory for an amazing night of musical medicine for the soul!  We absolutley love playing the Spanish Ballroom! It’s such beautiful venue and the sound is always amazing, both on stage and in the house! This will be a perfect show for a Sunday as we start early and it’s all ages. Doors open at 4pm, Elevators take the stage at 5pm for an hour long set. We have a handful of brand new songs and we can’t wait to share ’em with you!

        4pm doors & 5pm show

        $18.50 advance or $21 day of show

        All ages welcome

        https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/253150-scott-pemberton-o-theory


      • ELEVATOR OPERATOR & SPACE WHALES BENEFIT SHOW FOR RHYTHMS COFFEE!

        ELEVATOR OPERATOR & SPACE WHALES BENEFIT SHOW FOR RHYTHMS COFFEE!

        Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM / , , ,

        Prepare for an amazing night of musical medicine for the soul with ELEVATOR OPERATOR & SPACE WHALES😍🎸🎺🎷🥁🎹🌎🌞⚡️🌈🐻🎉❤️!

        We’re calling all music and coffee lovers of Olympia to come support a heartfelt local business with us at a live benefit concert to support Rhythms Coffee! Kim and David Durbin poured their heart and soul into a vision of creating this sweet cafe and it has become one of the best lil venues in Olympia. This space opened its doors downtown in Aug 2022 and has become a local community hub for live music, great coffee and fun workshops. Kim and David are super generous hosts and have been amazingly supportive of Olympia artists and musicians. If they charge a door fee, they always give 100% to the performers. They also walk the walk of ‘support local business’ by selling exclusively PNW coffee, sandwiches, and pastries within their coffee shop, and now it’s time for us to show our support for them in a big way! As many of you know, the first few years of business are the toughest. When we got wind of their struggle to stay afloat in today’s economy, we decided to take action!

        For this private studio show we’re limited to 115 people, so please get tickets early if you plan to come. We won’t have tickets available at the door.

        **TIX are $20 SUGGESTED DONATION and includes free stickers.
        **Doors open at 6:30, music from 7 to 9:30
        **Ticket holders will get directions to The Elevator in SW Olympia, WA (Elevator Operator’s private studio) via email.

        BYOB and also please purchase coffee, tea and treats directly from Rhythms Coffee associates who will be on site selling tasty goods!

        Tickets go on sale now!

        https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elevator-operator-and-space-whales-benefit-concert-for-rhythms-coffee-tickets-847678588477?aff=oddtdtcreator

         

         


      • The Operators are hibernating this winter and working on new songs :)

        The Operators are hibernating this winter and working on new songs 🙂

        Wednesday, March 13, 2024 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM / Black Lake, Olympia, WA, Black Lake, Olympia, WA

        Hellooo friends! We just played our last show of the season at the Juice Box and it was so much fun! We’ll be back in the Winter with some show dates, but for now we’re practicing and marinating a bunch of brand new songs that we’re super excited about.


      • The Juice Box

        The Juice Box

        Saturday, November 11, 2023 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM / The Juice Box, 216 South Tower Avenue, Centralia, WA

        We love The Juice Box, we love actual juice boxes and we’re vibin’ with the Centralia music scene! We’ll be playing a show with the very talented Stoneflower and we’re super looking forward to it! Join us at The Juice Box to enjoy yummy foods and tasty beers ‘n ciders. We’ll be playing a bunch of new songs, including some from our new EP, Talked with the Galaxy! Hope to see you there!

        Click here for tickets!


      • Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival

        Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival

        Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM / The Port Angeles Waterfront at the City Pier, Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor parking lot and Gateway Plaza, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles, WA

        The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is the annual celebration of the region’s diverse bounty – the seafood, the maritime and cultural traditions and the coastal environment. From the Native American heritage to delicious Olympic Coast Cuisine, the annual CrabFest works to bring together our diverse communities and celebrate all of our traditions. Enjoy the crab, festivities and LIVE MUSIC! Hope to see ya there!

        Click here for more details!


      • Dig Deep Gardens

        Dig Deep Gardens

        Saturday, September 2, 2023 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM / Dig Deep Gardens, 19028 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA

        Vashon, WA, we are excited to see you! Meet us at the beautiful Dig Deep Gardens on September 2nd. Dig Deep Gardens is a space that is dedicated to growth and artistic expression, with events and spaces that encourage you to dig deep into your heart, spirit and mind. Enjoy your time with the community surrounded by art, drinks, chill vibes and original Elevator Operator music!


      • The Market Place at Pleasant Beach

        The Market Place at Pleasant Beach

        Friday, September 1, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM / The Market Place at Pleasant Beach, 4738 Lynwood Center Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

        Hello Bainbridge Island…here we come! Excited to head out to the islands for a couple nights. We’ll be playing at The Marketplace at Pleasant Beach 7 to 9PM. Hope to see you beautiful island people there!

        Click here for more information!


      • Boston Harbor Marina

        Boston Harbor Marina

        Friday, August 25, 2023 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM / Boston Harbor Marina, 312 73rd Ave NE, Olympia, WA

        One of the best outdoor spots for live music in Olympia! Come hangout, enjoy some grub and listen to original Elevator Operator music. Hope to see you there!


      • Peace Valley Barefoot Festival - Mainstage!

        Peace Valley Barefoot Festival - Mainstage!

        Saturday, August 12, 2023 @ 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM / Peace Valley Barefoot Festival, 2620 W Little Egypt Road, Shelton, WA

        Peace Valley Barefoot Festival: Experience Peace, Love and Live Music! A family friendly weekend of camping adventure filled with live bands and at night, lazer light, pyro shows and more! Come celebrate movement, music and healing. Produced by the Sweitzer Strong Foundation, dedicated to supporting and educating those who have been affected by Traumatic Brain Injury.

        We’re so looking forward to this beautiful festival and playing main stage! Hope you’ll come out to enjoy this high vibe music festival and support this important cause!

        Click here for more information on tickets!


      • Tukwila Foster Park Summer Series

        Tukwila Foster Park Summer Series

        Friday, August 4, 2023 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM / Foster Golf Links, 13500 Interurban Ave South, Tukwila, WA

        Summer is here and we are so excited to play for the city of Tukwila at Tukwila Park Summer Series! Come on out for food, drinks, fun and of course, 2 hours of original Waking Bear music!


      • BAM Arts Festival 2023

        BAM Arts Festival 2023

        Friday, July 28, 2023 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM / BAM Arts Festival, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA

        We’re thrilled to be playing this AMAZING festival in Bellevue, WA this summer! The Bellevue Arts Museum hosts the largest award-winning arts & crafts festival in the Northwest. They’re committed to handmade excellence and supporting national designers, artists,  craftspeople and musicians!

        Come find us! We’ll be playing on the BAMboozle stage, situated at the East entrance to the Bellevue Mall – located between the Bellevue Arts Museum (across the street) and the art vendors. Get there early, you don’t want to miss this incredible set we have for you!


      • Bainbridge Museum of Art

        Bainbridge Museum of Art

        Sunday, July 23, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM / Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts, 550 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA

        The amazing Bainbridge Museum of Arts is hosting the Summer Art Market every Sunday in July, and we are excited to be special guests performing on July 23rd! Come support local vendors, check out their handmade, locally-crafted treasures and enjoy the jams by the one and only Elevator Operator!


      • Uptown Pub

        Uptown Pub

        Saturday, July 22, 2023 @ 9:00 PM - 11:45 PM / Uptown Pub, Port Townsend, 1016 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend, WA

        We love Port Townsend! Noah Bears lived in PT and worked at the Public House for a summer in 1994. He still has a cassette tape of the legendary Port Townsend band, The Delta Rays, and still one of his favorite PNW bands from the 90’s.  Anyway, it’ll be fun to be in Port Townsend and playing at the Uptown Pub! We’ll see you there!


      • Matchless Brewing Anniversary Show

        Matchless Brewing Anniversary Show

        Friday, June 23, 2023 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / Matchless Brewing, 8036 River Dr SE #208, Tumwater, WA


        We’ll be playing a 2 hour set on this Saturday night for Matchless brewing’s large loyal weekend crowd! Will be tons of fun and hope to see you there!

      • Pints Barn

        Pints Barn

        Friday, June 9, 2023 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM / Pints Barn, 114 E St SW, Tumwater, WA

        Pints Barn, pretty much Tumwater’s official watering hole will be hosting Elevator Operator for an outdoor show!  See you there!


      • 2023 Bear Cave Concert Series - Elevator Operator & Kuinka

        2023 Bear Cave Concert Series - Elevator Operator & Kuinka

        Saturday, June 3, 2023 @ 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM / Elevator Operator Studios, Near Black Lake, Olympia, WA

        Our 5th live show in the 2023 Bear Family Concert Series, takes place on on Sat June 3rd! On this night Elevator Operator will open with an hour long set and then welcome Kuinka to the stage. This is going to be such a fun and high-vibin night of musical medicine for the soul with Kuinka and Elevator Operator!

        For this private studio show seating is limited to 100 people, so please get tickets early if you plan to come. We won’t have tickets available at the door.

        **Tickets are $30 and include some of our fun stickers and FREE beverages all night!

        **Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7pm.

        **Ticket holders will get directions to Bear Cave Studios, our private studios.

        Tickets on sale now!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kuinka-live-with-waking-bear-tickets-571033395257

         

         


      • 2023 Bear Cave Concert Series - Elevator Operator & Smokey Brights

        2023 Bear Cave Concert Series - Elevator Operator & Smokey Brights

        Saturday, May 20, 2023 @ 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM / , , ,

        Our 4th event in the 2023 Bear Cave Concert Series takes place on Saturday, May 20th!

        We’re already pulsating with excitement for this one!⚡🌎🌈🥁🎹🎸🌞😍

        Sat, May 20th at Bear Cave Studios in Olympia — Elevator Operator will open the night with 75-minutes of high-vibe, indie originals… followed by the  super fun and catchy melodies of the Smokey Brights! 

        For this private studio show seating is limited to 100 people, so please get tickets early if you plan to come. We won’t have tickets available at the door.

        **Tickets are $30 and include some of our fun stickers and FREE beverages all night!

        **Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7pm.

        **Ticket holders will get directions to Bear Cave Studios in Olympia, WA (Elevator Operator’s private studio) via email.

        Tix on sale here:

        https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smokey-brights-live-with-waking-bear-tickets-574658227227

         


      • The Spar

        The Spar

        Saturday, May 13, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM / The Spar, 2121 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA

        Look out Tacoma, we’re back! Excited to play the spar. We’ll be playing from 7 to 10… 3 hours, yes! We love long shows and the chance to play most of our songs! Come on out for a fun, uplifting night of original Indie/Alt Rock


      • Deja & Noah of Elevator Operator at Rhythms

        Deja & Noah of Elevator Operator at Rhythms

        Friday, April 7, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM / Rhythms, 210 4th Ave West, Olympia, WA

        Noah & Daniel have loved jamming together since they met and Elevator Operator was formed. This little show at Rhythms is a chance to hear the guys play stripped down versions of some of their fav Elevator Operator songs, just two guitars and vocals.


      • The Green Lady

        The Green Lady

        Saturday, March 4, 2023 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM / Green Lady Shoppe, Green Lady Shoppe 3044 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA

        Yay! this will be such a fun show. We’re looking forward to playing this space and connecting with all you loyal Green Lady supporters. We’ll be there to take ya on a fun musical journey! Doors open at 6:30, music at 7PM. Tickets info: $10 at the door, 18+, 21+ to drink


      • Native Plant Festival

        Native Plant Festival

        Saturday, March 4, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM / Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey, WA

        Alright, let’s go! Playing this daytime festival at Thurston County Fairgrounds! See ya out there!


      • 2023 Bear Cave Concert Series - Elevator Operator & Space Whales

        2023 Bear Cave Concert Series - Elevator Operator & Space Whales

        Saturday, February 25, 2023 @ 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM / Elevator Operator Studios, Near Black Lake, Olympia, WA

        This will be our second show in the 2023 Bear Cave Studio Series and we’re THRILLED to be sharing a new 90-minute set, mixing in new and old Elevator Operator songs, and welcoming Space Whales and their mesmerizing musical psychedelia!!!! We’re going to have another fun show and look forward to seeing you there!

        For this private studio show seating is limited to 100 people, so please get tickets early if you plan to come. We won’t have tickets available at the door. Tickets include some of our fun stickers and beverages.

        Our studio is located on a private residence and for this reason only ticket holders will receive the location.

        Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7.  $25 suggested donation, includes beverages and stickers!

        Tix on sale now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-bear-cave-concert-series-waking-bear-space-whales-tickets-523044820137


      • McMenamins Olympic Club - Oktoberfest!

        McMenamins Olympic Club - Oktoberfest!

        Saturday, September 24, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM / McMenamins Olympic Club, 112 N. Tower Ave., Centralia, WA

        Join us friends for three hours of high-flying and uplifting Elevator Operator originals at the world famous McMenamins Olympic Club in Centralia. We go on at 7pm, but the day gets started with Cavort from 1 to 3:30 PM and The Pine Hearts from 4 to 6:30 PM. Looking forward to a fun day with our bear fam & new friends! We’ll see you there! 🙂


      • 3rd Annual Black Lake Summer Show

        3rd Annual Black Lake Summer Show

        Saturday, September 3, 2022 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM / Black Lake, Olympia, WA, Black Lake, Olympia, WA

        This is a private, invite-only show on the shores of Black Lake in Olympia, WA. Hit us up back-channel if you want an invite.


      • Route 30

        Route 30

        Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Sunday, August 14, 2022 @ 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM / Route 30, 317 E 2nd St, The Dalles, OR


      • Emerald of Siam

        Emerald of Siam

        Friday, August 12, 2022 - Saturday, August 13, 2022 @ 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM / Emerald of Siam, 1314 Jadwin Ave, Richland, WA


      • Republic Brewing Company

        Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 7:00 PM / Republic Brewing Company, Old Fire Hall, 26 N Clark Ave, Republic, WA


      • Our Brother’s Bar

        Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 8:00 PM / Our Brother’s Bar, 111 W Shaffer Ave, Springdale, WA


      • Old Skools Record Shop

        Old Skools Record Shop

        Tuesday, August 9, 2022 @ 7:00 PM / Old Skools Record Shop, 308 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA


      • River City Saloon

        River City Saloon

        Friday, July 29, 2022 - Saturday, July 30, 2022 @ 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM / River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR


      • Brews & Cues

        Brews & Cues

        Thursday, July 28, 2022 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM / Brews & Cues, 104 S 2nd St, Yakima, WA


      • Bianchi Vineyards

        Bianchi Vineyards

        Wednesday, July 27, 2022 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM / Bianchi Vineyards, 4210 10th St SE, East Wenatchee, WA


      • Kelly’s Olympian

        Kelly’s Olympian

        Tuesday, July 26, 2022 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM / Kelly’s Olympian, 426 SW Washington St. , Portland, OR


      • Harstine Hoopla Summer Festival 2022

        Harstine Hoopla Summer Festival 2022

        Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM / Harstine Hoopla, 1400-2498 E Harstine Island Rd N, Shelton, WA

        Join Elevator Operator and and a super talented line-up of amazing PNW bands for this 3-day festival on Harstine Island!

        Elevator Operator plays the main stage on Sat June 25th from 6:30 to 8pm!


      • Olympia Farmers Market

        Olympia Farmers Market

        Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM / Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA

        Hope you’ll join us for a fun day of high-vibe original Elevator Operator songs at the Olympia Farmers Market! We’ll be playing the Market’s main stage on Saturday, June 11th from 11AM to 2PM.


      • Elevator Operator & Drifting Roots at the Airport Tavern

        Elevator Operator & Drifting Roots at the Airport Tavern

        Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM / , , ,

        If you haven’t spent an evening at the world famous Airport Tavern in Tacoma, WA, you’re in for a treat! Only a hop, skip and jump away from Seattle and Olympia, the Airport Tavern is worth the drive! We’ll be playing with California based reggae band, Twisted roots, so prepare for a fun and carefree night of grooving your tail feathers to some high-vibe originals from both bands. Elevator Operator goes on at 8 or 9, not totally sure yet, but we’ll be sure to update ya soon! Thanks for being a part of the Elevator Operator fam and coming out to celebrate life with us… Yeah, there are always ups and downs, but how lucky are we to be here, alive, on this planet, with people we love!


      • KAOS Radio Live Studio Performance

        KAOS Radio Live Studio Performance

        Sunday, May 15, 2022 @ 4:00 PM / , , ,

        We’re thrilled to be invited by KAOS 89.3 to do a live studio performance and interview. More details coming soon!


      • Porcupine Media presents Elevator Operator for Spring ArtsWalk

        Porcupine Media presents Elevator Operator for Spring ArtsWalk

        Friday, April 22, 2022 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM / Porcupine Media, 121 State Ave NE , Olympia, WA

        Elevator Operator will be rocking the Solarize Stage at Porcupine Media with some for the first Spring ArtsWalk since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic!

        Here’s the lineup:
         
        5pm: Lab Force 5
        6pm: The Hinges
        7pm : The J band Experiment
        8pm: Elevator Operator
        9pm: Space Whales


      • Elevator Operator live at The Spanish Ballroom

        Elevator Operator live at The Spanish Ballroom

        Thursday, March 31, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM / , , ,

        Elevator Operator is thrilled to be playing our first show of 2022 at the Spanish Ballroom! ?❤??????⚡ Like Phoenix rising from the ashes, this is not only our first show of 2022, it’s our first show after the loss of our dear friend, bandmate and drummer Scott Ercoliani who passed away October, 2021 from Covid. With tears & sweat we’ve grieved, rebuilt and expanded the Elevator Operator Family. This show is dedicated to Scott and we’re joyous to be playing our original tunes with our new bandmates. With big heartbeats of joy we welcome to the stage, both drummer extraordinaire, Miguel Pineda and angelic background vocalist, Claire Muehleisen. We hope you’ll join us for this celebration of love, friendship & music!

        Also on the stage Thursday night is the brilliantly talented PNW alt rock band, 48 Degrees North whose catchy songs will capture you!

        Doors open at 6pm, Waking BearElevator Operator starts at 7.

        Tickets on sale here:

        https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/231733-48-degrees-north-waking-bear-at-spanish-ballroom

         


      • Well 80 Brewhouse Anniversary

        Well 80 Brewhouse Anniversary

        Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM / Well 80 Brewhouse, 514 4th Ave E,, Olympia, WA

        Come one, come all and join Elevator Operator as we headline Well 80’s Anniversary show. Cheers and prayers to all those restaurants, night clubs, venues, who survived Covid and to all those that didn’t. May we all find our footing in this turbulent river crossing that we call life. May we all celebrate the simple fact  we are here,  with eyes open, and hearts open, hugging the ground in gratitude for this amazing journey. Look forward to celebrating with you!

        Show starts at 7!