Live at Five

The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce and the Denali Arts Council are proud to bring you another season of  Live @ Five Summer Concert Series.  In 2018 Live @ Five will run from May 25th through August 31st, bringing you LIVE music every Friday evening, from 5-7 pm in the Talkeetna Village Park.

This is a family friendly event. Bring your picnic baskets, your lawn chairs or your blanket, and enjoy musicians from all over the state.



5/25 Ukulele Russ

Ukulele Russ returns for his 6th opening season slot at ‘Live at 5’ and this one is going to be YUGE! Come witness the hilariously dirty underbelly of the ukulele as Russ operates his one man frontier band and wows the crowd with how much noise one guy, without a guitar, can put out.




denali cooks6/1 Denali Cooks

Alaska’s favorite band! Woody, Larry, Jimmy, and Andy combine original music, freshlyrics, amazing musicianship and magical harmonies. Every Cooks show is worthy of a road trip to go and listen and dance!

6/8 JD Cox The Harmonica Guy

Ever see a 2 man jukebox? We play it all. Country to cage the elephant, with a little motown and top pop thrown in for good measure.






6/15 Russ, Bird and Tanner

Bird and Tanner are two good old boys with guitars from about as far south in Georgia as you can get. Kick back and jam out to the southern rock and soulful sounds of Bird and Tanner as that transport you to the modern day musical land of ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ with their special friend and Alaskan, Ukulele Russ.





6/22 Steve Durr

Steve Durr has been entertaining Talkeetna since 1970. Best known for his Alaskan ballads, he also enjoys painting and serenading boats as they float down the river.







6/29 Ava Earl

Ava Earl is a singer-songwriter from Girdwood, Alaska. With guitar as her primary instrument, she writes songs about her life and her surroundings. Her music has a folk-rock feel and a maturity that belies her youthful age.

 7/06 Artistic License

Sweet vocal harmonies backed up with top notch instrumental playing, the Hawaii based trio Artistic License performs original music plus favorites from the twenties to the present. True to the name of the group, they take artistic license with a wide range of styles including contemporary pop, folk, jazz, latin, rock, island style…summarized as New Acoustic Americana Soul Pop. Smooth and strong vocals are at the forefront, guitar beautiful and bold, and violin in lovely tune and tone, bass rock solid. Violinist Terra Jean Otto is classically trained and a skilled improviser with the ability to move fluidly through multiple styles. Mentored by Vassar Clements, she has shared the stage with him and his Little Big Band, as well as performances with Peter Rowan. She has also performed with John Cowan, Leftover Salmon, Gordon Gayno, David Grisman Quintet and String Cheese Incident. John Gilleran is a classically trained singer and toured Europe as a featured soloist in a madrigal choir. He was signed by Warner Bros. early in his rock career and recorded a major hit, Summer Sun. Dave Greenberg has been playing bass for over 45 years and has shared the stage with major acts including The Guess Who, Lou Christie, Chubby Checker, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, and most recently Los Lonely Boys.

7/13 Milo Mathews

Milo’s style of music ranges from jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk to even folk.  He performs his own originals as well as adds his unique flavor to 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and present cover songs.  He demonstrates versatility unlike any other bassist by using a drum pad, effects pedal and a looping machine which provide his unique rhythm, bass line, keys and lead guitar turning him into an unstoppable one-man show!  It’s very rare to hear Milo play the same song exactly the same way which makes each performance fresh and new!

 7/20 Boneshakers

As familar as pie, a Talkeetna homegrown band that rocks the blues, funk, psychedelic jams, and classic rock.

7/27 TKA Hawks

Local boys jamming tunes that will get you soaring!

8/31 Xtratuf Cowboys

Just two good ole Alaska boys                        playing your favorite country hits!



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