The Spar is Tacoma Washington's oldest saloon located in the heart of Old Town. The venue has a widely popular tradition of Sunday blues music. The Spar's fan base knows it can always find quality live blues there on Sunday evenings. Steeped from a long colorful history of the Tacoma waterfront, The Spar has a classic Pacific NW atmosphere. The building itself is cool-- an old brick structure in Old Town perched just above Ruston Way and the Commencement Bay waterfront.
Junkyard Jane, Mojo Overload, Toast, and some new faces: Todd Wolfe out of the east coast played last Sunday, and Mia Vermillion (out of the NW) will perform this coming Sunday, February 19th.
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Mia released her debut CD titled Alone Together With the Blues in 2009. Despite the fact Mia couldn't promote it through touring because she incurred a serious back injury shortly after the release, the record received national attention and rave reviews boasting airplay on The Roots Music Report Blues Radio chart Top 50, as well as climbing to #2 on XM Radio’s B.B. King’s Bluesville’s ‘Picks to Click’ with her recording of I’m Going to Copyright Your Kisses. She has come back from the injury in full force playing in prestigious venues around the region.
Blues Bytes Magazine. Mia’s voice and stage presence has been described as sultry and intoxicating. “…she infuses her singing with more humidity than Ma Rainey and more sex than Lena Horn,” according to AllAboutJazz.com’s Michael Bailey.
T-Town Aces. They are always a favorite at The Spar, and another reason making the trek to Tacoma on a Sunday evening should be in your plans!
The Spar is located at 2121 North 30th Street in Tacoma. To visit their Website CLICK HERE.