Capps Club and booking agency NW Entertainment recently announced a partnership to bring bigger acts to the Kenmore club. CATHERINE KRUMMEY / Kenmore Reporter

Jerry Miller show marks start of Capps Club-NW Entertainment partnership

Capps Club’s goal to be more music-driven is coming to fruition thanks to a partnership between the concert venue and booking agency NW Entertainment.

“I will be bringing a series of hit-making bands we all know from the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s to this intimate setting,” NW Entertainment’s Glen Bui said.

“It’s good timing for both of our companies,” Capps Club co-owner Mark Capps added.

Capps and Bui, who performed in a version of the rock band Steppenwolf in the 1970s, have been working together to build both brands through a string of concerts featuring well-known acts.

“We started talking with Glen about a possible Steppenwolf show,” Capps said. “Once they became more familiar with the club, we started talking about the possibilities.”

NW Entertainment books for a variety of venues in the Seattle area and beyond, something Capps is eager to utilize in getting bigger names to his club. “(Bui) has a lot of contacts in the industry,” he said.

“We’re going to bring that whole area of Kenmore and Bothell something they’ve never had before,” Bui added.

The partnership kicks off Nov. 25 with a Black Friday or “Thanksgiving hangover” show featuring The Jerry Miller Band. Tacoma native Miller, ranked No. 68 in Rolling Stone’s list of the best guitar players in the world, was a guitarist for the 1960s rock band Moby Grape.

“It’s an interesting twist to have someone with that kind of history,” Capps said.

Miller said they will be playing a variety of rock, blues and jazz songs, including Moby Grape’s “Hey Grandma” and “Murder in My Heart for the Judge.”

Capps said he’s heard from musicians that they enjoy the smaller venue because it offers a more intimate experience with the fans, something Miller is looking forward to during his Black Friday show. “You can play a little bit more subtlely,” Miller said.

Tickets are $15 for the Nov. 25 show, which starts at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7.

Other upcoming shows at Capps Club booked by NW Entertainment include Steppenwolf on Feb. 11, Mike Pinera on March 25, The Kingsmen on April 8 and Peter Rivera on April 22. “This is the beginning of a big year for Capps Club, and we’ll be continuing to bring strong regional artists and even more brand-name touring artists to our stage in 2017,” Capps said.

For more information about Capps Club or to buy tickets, visit cappsclub.com. For more about NW Entertainment, visit nwentertainment.org.

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