Everyone's wearing green, Guinness and Jameson is flying off the shelves, and the muzak at your neighborhood grocery store is set to “Pogues.” Say, it must be St. Patrick's Day.
Expect Doyle's Public House to again be one of the hottest spots in town this weekend since organizers have erected a 4,000-square-foot party tend in the in parking lot between the bar - located at 208 St. Helens Ave. - and King's Books next door for two epic nights of partying, on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18.
The main event will start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday with a lineup that includes regional Celtic-rock favorite, Ockham's Razor, and the foot-stompin' bluegrass (or “drunkgrass,” as they call it) of Tacoma's Rusty Cleavers.
Entertaining in the tent on Saturday will start at 6 p.m. with local indie-pop band, Jordani. Singer-songwriters Ethan Tucker and Stephanie Anne Johnson, both alumni of NBC-TV's “The Voice,” will perform at 7 and 10 p.m., respectively. The Pierce County Firefighters Pipes and Drums will turn up the volume at 9 p.m., and Gritty City Sirens will spice things up with two sets of sultry burlesque, at 9:30 and 11 p.m.
Tickets are $10, and they are good for entry on both Friday and Saturday. They are available in advance at the bar or online at: doyles317.brownpapertickets.com. Locals can also pick up a commemorative t-shirt at Doyle's that allows them to skip the line – and there will be a line.
Ernest A. Jasmin, Tacoma Weekly