The Washington Center has been teasing patrons with a mystery performer since announcing their season in June. Billed as the “Mystery Show,” tickets have been selling well even though the performer has been a secret. Today the secret has been revealed, Postmodern Jukebox will be coming to Olympia June 8!
According to Executive Director, Jill Barnes, “Postmodern Jukebox is one of our most requested events in our patron surveys. We are so excited to finally have them performing on the Washington Center stage in June 2023.”
Scott Bradlee created Postmodern Jukebox in 2011 with the idea to remake the pop hits of today into the classic sounds of the legends of yesterday. Miley Cyrus became The Platters. Bruno Mars became Frank Sinatra. The Spice Girls became The Andrews Sisters. Guns N’ Roses became Bessie Smith.
Over a decade later, Postmodern Jukebox has grown to become a pop culture mainstay in its own right, having played over a thousand shows on six continents worldwide — including acclaimed venues like Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, and Red Rocks Amphitheater. In the process, Postmodern Jukebox has introduced audiences to many of the world’s greatest singers, dancers, and instrumentalists — many of whom have gone on to become stars in their own right.
One part celebration of vintage music and culture, one part “’Saturday Night Live’ for singers”, a Postmodern Jukebox show is an unforgettable trip back in time that makes Pop Music History — in your own hometown.
As Barnes says, “If you know them, you know their musicality is sophisticated, polished and fun. If you aren’t familiar with them, you are certainly familiar with the lyrics of their music. Postmodern Jukebox reimagines contemporary hits and spins them with a vintage style. From Aerosmith and Bowie to Lady Gaga and The Strokes. I encourage you to put them on your playlist and check out their fantastic music videos online, you’ll be smitten with their swing, jazz, ragtime originals of your favorite hits.”