May 30 – June 2, 2024

2024 Doe Bay Songwriters Showcase feat.

Shaina Shepherd, Miguel Escobar, Maita, Bryan John Appleby, and Fine Arts

Come join us for a weekend filled with intimate performances by some of our favorite Pacific Northwest songwriters. Shows begin Thursday night at the Cafe’s open mic and continue through Sunday at unique locations around the grounds of our beautiful bay. The weekend also marks the launch of a regional sailboat tour by two of our residing artists, Fine Arts and Bryan Appleby. Don’t forget to take advantage of discounts on campsites.

All performances will be FREE for the public to attend. Offsite Guests can pre-register HERE.



Thursday PM – OPEN MIC at the CAFE

Friday 6PM – Maita, Bryan John Appleby (Otter Cove Stage)

Saturday 6PM – Shaina Shepherd, Miguel Escobar, Fine Arts (Otter Cove Stage)

Sunday 8PM – NEW WORKS SHOWCASE: All five artists play an in-the-round style show, exploring newer works together (Yoga Studio Stage)

Meet the artists

Shaina ShepherdKnown for her pervasive style as a soul-grunge frontwoman turned piano songstress, Shaina Shepherd’s notable vocal stylings have brought her into a host diverse creative spaces. Shepherd’s moving performances tend to extend beyond genre; inspired by the parallels between gospel and garbage metal, Shepherd’s unique sound was lovingly branded “Tina Simone” by Rolling Stone in 2022. Combining rock opera theatrics with stony, piano laden story telling. Shaina’s heart songs are steeped in American folk and redefine the Outlaw genre with an infusion of Tina Turner, Dinah Washington and Nina Simone. Shaina’s currently on the road and after recording her first body of work. When Shaina isn’t in the studio, she is a community organizer, music educator and event producer in Seattle, WA. Shaina is also a member of the PNW chapter of the Recording Academy (Grammys), a member of the Seattle Music Commission, and a member of the board at SMASH.

Dillon SturtevantFine Arts is a new band from Seattle-based songwriter Dillon Sturtevant. The music draws from classic textures of glam, folk, dream pop, lounge, and power pop to create a growing body of work that continues to evolve with each new performance and recorded chapter. 2023’s debut album Saltwater Disco (Plume Records) is both punchy and contemplative, and largely recorded as a solo affair with Nich Wilbur at The Unknown in Anacortes. Sturtevant has previously recorded as John Dillon, and is a part of other Seattle groups Tomten, Telehealth, Vinta, and Bryan John Appleby.



More info to come….