Hear Me Talkin' to You: Womxn & Blues

Thu, May 11 at 7:30pm

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Doors: 6:30pm

Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. 

We are now accepting reservations for diners! After purchasing tickets, please visit the Reservations page to book a table. Table reservations require advance tickets, and are only for guests who plan to dine at the Royal Room.  We do not take reservations over the phone.

Seating for non-diners is first come, first served. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat!

The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Amplifying the stories, songs and voices of womxn and non-binary artists through blues and blues-influenced music. This show is part of an exciting series, curated by Reese T.

Kim Archer is a life-long artist who draws, entertains and holds crowds with her honest, soulful delivery. Whether she’s playing a premier venue with her award-winning band, or an intimate solo show, she never disappoints!

With guitar in hand, she commands the stage with original songs and also covers crowd-favorite anthems with a whole new vibe. Known for her raw, powerhouse performances, Kim has garnered multiple awards and continues her musical exploration through various projects.



“i'm an autonomous anomalie surfing intersections across creative and cultural organizing, self and community empowerment, collective imagination, collaborative manifestation, and holistic healing of all things relational.

emcee, curator, consultant, emergent strategist, thought partner, coach, mentor, network weaver, rabble rouser, storyteller, energy worker, community builder, resource generator, advocate, and facilitator are all hats I proudly don as time space calls

i hail from and am rooted in the unceded Coast Salish territories of the beautiful pacífic northwest”


From her first open-mic performances at the O.K. Hotel in Seattle, Washington to her performances at Benaroya Hall, J.R. Rhodes’ belief in the transformative power of music are distilled into songs of quiet intensity that traverse spirituals, folk, blues, jazz, and rock.

Ms. Rhodes is currently working on two new albums. One recording is a folk album including music inspired by the lives, works and wisdoms of women of colour including Alice Walker, Nikki Giovanni, Elizabeth Cotten and more. The other recording is a collection of songs of African-American heritage including spirituals, slave songs and lullabies. Ms. Rhodes is also currently expanding her music business to include a philanthropic aspect focusing on uplifting girls and women of colour by creating and sharing community outreach events and workshops around health & well being including mental health as well as financial wellness.


Rani Weatherby is an Indian-born singer, songwriter, arranger, and leader of the Seattle-based soul band, Champagne Honeybee. Rani has performed her unique blend of jazz, funk, and ukulele soul all over the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, East Coast, and India. She is an endorsed artist with Lanikai Ukuleles, and a member of 4Culture’s Touring Arts Roster. Champagne Honeybee has released 2 EPs of original music, and has a full-length studio album in the works.