If you love The Beatles, Jimmy Buffett, the Eagles and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, we think you'll enjoy our band. We are a classic rock band based in the South Puget Sound. We're available for hire to play at private parties, company functions, community events and festivals and more.
Here a short video clip of our band (“Back in the USSR”) at a gig we did last summer on Foss Waterway.
THE POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS: A LOOK BACK AT 2023
SATURDAY, MAY 6: We had a great time playing for hundreds of people at the Emergency Food Network's annual Hunger Walk at Fort Steilacoom Park. We've played at this fun fundraising event for many years. Find out more about this in-person and virtual event here.
PRIVATE EVENTS: We had fun playing at a lot of gigs this summer--everything from a community block party to a private wedding reception.
THE POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS: A LOOK BACK AT 2022
SATURDAY, APRIL 30: Our band's first big gig of 2022 was at the Urban Elk (Allenmore Golf Course in Tacoma) from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 30. This was a FREE event open to all ages. Find out more about this venue.
ROD KOON & FRIENDS: A LITTLE MORE MELLOW
NOTE: Rod Koon & Friends is a "subgroup" of The Possible Solutions--usually featuring three members of our full band--Rod Koon, Pete Grignon and Bob Connelly. Sometimes, other bandmates join in as well. There are no drums or lead guitar in this lineup.
Rod Koon & Friends played are a few farmers markets in the "Summer of '23"--including the Proctor Farmers Market and the Olympia Farmers Market--where we have performed many times before.
The Olympia Farmers Market’s “high season” runs April through October, Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Proctor Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from March 26 through December 17.
Rod Koon & Friends also have an entry in the 2023 NPR Tiny Desk Contest. The song is "The Hard Way" which was written by Rod. You can see a video performance of the song here. Special thanks to Jessie Koon for handling the video duties for the song.
2021: A LOOK BACK
In late August, our band had a great time rocking out on Tacoma's waterfront at the Foss Amphitheater as part of the free Thea Foss Summer Concert Series Festival, put on by The Friends of the Foss.
We opened the show and were followed by the Jim Valley Project. Jim’s a Northwest rock-n-roll legend, having been a member of the Viceroys, Don & the Goodtimes and Paul Revere & the Raiders.
The Amphitheater is a great outdoor venue, and we hope to play there again next summer. It's located on
the Esplanade near the Museum of Glass.
We also played for a private holiday party in December held at the Foss Waterway Seaport--it was a great venue and a fun party to play for. We also donated a portion of our gig money to United Way of Pierce County and the Emergency Food Network.
2020: A LOOK WAY BACK
Although a lot of our gigs in 2020 were cancelled due to COVID-19, many of our band members rallied around to do front yard concerts at Rod's house. The free gigs raised money for the Emergency Food Network (EFN) to help fight hunger in Pierce County. In 2020, we did 13 concerts--and with the help of our generous audiences--we raised about $7,000 for EFN.
And thanks to KOMO TV’s Eric Johnson, we even got some valuable additional coverage on TV and social media. https://youtu.be/It86sbauOHQ
If you have questions about our band, or an event you're planning that might include live music, please contact Rod Koon via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.