Email event items to the calendar editor. Deadline for the newsletter calendar is always the 8th day of each "even" month (February, April, June, August, October, December).
This list is not comprehensive and may not be completely accurate.
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(see also CAMPS/FESTIVALS and Recurring events below)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Concerts and Performances
Aug 19 (Sun) — Misty Mamas, noon-2 pm, home-style bluegrass filled with powerful harmonies, Banks BBQ, Banks Sunset Park, 12765 NW Main St., Banks. Info: www.mistymamas.com.
Aug 19 (Sun) — Mary Flower and The BBQ Boys, 7 pm, upbeat blend of blues, jug band, and swing, Jo Bar & Rotisserie, 715 NW 23rd Ave. Info: www.maryflower.com.
Aug 19 (Sun) — Roy Bookbinder, 7 pm, Fingerpicking country blues and ragtime, storyteller, laconic raconteur, Newberg Music Center, 514 E 1st St, Newberg OR. $20. Info and reservations: 503-537-2196. Limited space and reservations made ONLY by cash or check.
Aug 21 (Tue) — Damien Escobar, 8 pm (doors open at 7), amazing solo violinist and author, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $29.50, all ages. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.
Aug 23 (Thu) — Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton, 6 pm (doors open at 4:30), rock legends, Edgefield Amphitheater *, $83 advance/$85 day of show (reserved $153 advance/$155 day of show), all ages. For info and tickets: www.edgefieldconcerts.com.
Aug 24 (Fri) — Dispatch - Summer Tour 2018 with special guests Nahko and Medicine for the People and Scatter Their Own, 7 pm (doors open at 5), tales of struggling immigrants, forgotten veterans, and children cast aside, The Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Washington Park, $39.50-99.50, all ages. Info: www.zooconcerts.com.
Aug 24 (Fri) — Amanda Shires with special guest Lilly Hiatt, 8 pm (doors open at 7), singing, songwriting, fiddle-playing Texan, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$27.50 door/$85 VIP package. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.
Aug 24 (Fri) — The Jumptown Aces, 9:30 pm-1 am, high energy jump blues band, 21+, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.
Aug 25 (Sat) — Shanghaied on the Willamette, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, songs plundered from land and sea, Gresham Saturday Farmers Market, 26000 SE Stark, Gresham, free, all ages. Info: www.greshamfarmersmarket.com.
Aug 25 (Sat) — Hawks & Doves, 5 pm, rock/pop, Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside, free, all ages. Info: 503-231-8926.
Aug 25 (Sat) — Pink Martini, 7 pm (doors open at 5), a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure, The Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, Washington Park, $37.50-97.50, all ages. Info: www.zooconcerts.com. (This show repeats on Sun, Aug 26).
Aug 25 (Sat) — This Year's Model, 9:30 pm-1 am, Elvis Costello tribute band, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com. (For Hammerhead, please see the Day by Day calendar.)
Aug 26 (Sun) — The AMP Jazz Orchestra with Devin Phillips, 8 pm (doors open at 7), tribute to Charles Mingus, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $20 advance/$24 door/$100 VIP. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.
Aug 28 (Tue) — Adam Carroll, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), Texas singer-songwriter, Doverlaff House Concerts, 7326 SE Woodward St. $20 suggested donation. Free snacks. Beer and wine $2 donation. Seating is limited; for info and advance registration contact 503-730-3189 or doverlaffhouseconcerts(at)gmail.com.
Aug 31 (Fri) — Natalia K Burgess, 6-8 pm, singing the joy as it flies, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, free, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com.
Aug 31 (Fri) — Hot Tuna Electric with Steve Kimock, 8 pm (doors open at 7), legendary blues band formed by Jefferson Airplane survivors Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $25 advance/$30 day of show, 21+. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.
(NOTE: We have added concerts and performances that recur on a weekly or monthly basis to this calendar)
CONCERT (Every) — Steve Cheseborough and (usually) Taizz Medalia, 4-6 pm, old-time blues, Upright Brewing, 240 N Broadway, free. Info: www.stevecheseborough.com
CONCERT (Every) — The Not-So-Secret Family Show!, 4-6 pm (doors open at 3:45), a rotating lineup of Portland's finest family performers for the kids & showcasing Portland's best singer-songwriters for the grown-ups, Secret Society *, $8 per walking human, all ages. More info: www.secretsociety.net
Jul 29: Tallulah's Daddy, Ants, Ants, Ants
CONCERT (Every) — Fran & Dan, 6-8:30 pm, Irish music, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com
CONCERT (Every - Jul 11 through Aug 1) — Moonlight & Music Concerts, 6-7:30 pm, Millennium Plaza Park, 200 1st St., Lake Oswego, free, family friendly. Info: www.ci.oswego.or.us/concerts/music.
Jul 8: Bobby Torres Ensemble - outstanding percussionist
Jul 15: Lisa Mann - powerhouse bassist and singer
Jul 22: Haley Horsfall - vocals and percussion
Jul 29: Dave Watson's Rebirthing the Cool - west coast jazz
Aug 5: Soul Mates - soul
Aug 12: The Pearls - Americana, alt-country, and western swing
Aug 19: The Brian Odell Band - American rock band with roots in funk, fusion, jazz and folk
Aug 26: Sister Mercy - high energy blues-driven sound
CONCERT (Every - Aug 8 through Aug 29) — Sounds of Summer Concerts, 6:30-8:30 pm, Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive, Lake Oswego, free, family friendly. Info: www.ci.oswego.or.us/concerts/music.
CONCERT (Every) — Irish Sundays, 7 pm unless otherwise noted, Irish music (dates not listed are TBA), The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com
Jul 1: Sky in the Road
Jul 15: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration
Jul 29: Jack Maybe
Aug 5: Sky in the Road
Aug 19: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration
Aug 26: Dogwood String Band
CONCERT (1st) — Beyond Little Boxes (Mary Rose/Mark Loring/Jim Cook), 10 am-noon, celebrating the songs of Malvina Reynolds with a renewed resonance for the 21st century, Just Bob Cafe *, 503-467-4656
CONCERT (1st) — First Sunday Songwriter Sessions, 5 pm (doors open at 4:30), hosted by Matthew Seltzer, describing a desolate, yet love-torn America, Alberta Street Pub *, free, all ages. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.
CONCERT (1st- Aug 5 only) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, Sellwood Park, SE 7th & Bidwell, free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Aug 5: Harvest Gold - Neil Young tribute band
CONCERT (1st & 2nd - August 5 & 12 only) — Concert in the Park: Portland Festival Symphony - music director Gregory Vajda, 6 pm, park venue listed below, free, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Aug 5: Festival Symphony Strings (Glenfair Park, NE 154th Ave. & Couch Court)
Aug 12: Festival Symphony Full Orchestra (Peninsula Park, 700 N Rosa Parks Way)
CONCERT (2nd Sunday in July) — Henry & Moggy, 10 am-noon, that downhome country/ragtime sound, Just Bob Cafe *, 503-467-4656
CONCERT (2nd Sundays in August and September only) — JMJ Trio (aka Jane Keefer/Mary Rose/Jim Cook), 10 am-noon, labor/woman songs/Malvina Reynolds ditties, Just Bob Cafe *, 503-467-4656
CONCERT (2nd) — Local Roots Showcase, 4 pm, a special show with kids in mind for parents who want to expose their children to various musical styles, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.
CONCERT (2nd) — Mountain Honey, 6-8 pm, bluegrass band featuring sweet harmony singing, Fire + Stone, 3707 NE Fremont, free, kid-friendly. Info: www.mountainhoneyportland.com.
CONCERT (2nd) — Mary Flower and The BBQ Boys, 7 pm, upbeat blend of blues, jug band, and swing, Jo Bar & Rotisserie, 715 NW 23rd Ave. Info: www.maryflower.com.
CONCERT (2nd) — Puddletown Ramblers, 7 pm, original compositions, traditional bluegrass, Americana, O'Malley's Saloon & Grill, 6535 SE Foster. Info: 503-244-1690 or www.oregonbluegrass.org
CONCERT (2nd & 4th) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, park venue listed below, free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Aug 12: Bodacious - eclectic Cajun/zydeco, blues, and tango (Essex Park, SE 79th & Center)
Aug 26: Providence Stage Band - big band sounds from the '40s to '70s (Laurelhurst Park, SE Cesar Chavez Blvd. & Stark)
CONCERT (3rd & 5th) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, park venue listed below, free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Jul 15: Rogue Blugrass Band - acoustic bluegrass (April Hill Park, SW 58th Ave. & Miles)
Jul 29: Matices Latin Band - Andean pan pipes, Cuban son, and Latin jazz (Wilkes Park, NE 154th Ave. and Beech)
CONCERT (4th Sunday in July) — JMJ Trio (aka Jane Keefer/Mary Rose/Jim Cook), 10 am-noon, labor/woman songs/Malvina Reynolds ditties, Just Bob Cafe *, 503-467-4656
CONCERT (4th Sundays in August and September only) — Henry & Moggy, 10 am-noon, that downhome country/ragtime sound, Just Bob Cafe *, 503-467-4656
CONCERT (Jul 22nd) — Beltaine, 7-10 pm, premier Celtic fusion band, featuring hammer dulcimer, guitar, accordion, flute, marimbula, bass and drums, Highland Stillhouse, 201 S 2nd, Oregon City. Info: www.beltainemusic.com
SING (Every) — Shaped Note Singing from the Sacred Harp Songbook, Songbooks provided, no experience necessary. Info: www.portlandsacredharp.org or Jessica Beer at jessicabeer(at)gmail.com
Jul 1 & Aug 5: 2-4 pm, Waverly Heights UCC, 3300 SE Woodward, singing from the Cooper Book
Jul 8 & Aug 12: 5-7 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave
Jul 15 & Aug 19: 2-4 pm, Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way
Jul 22 & Aug 26: 3-6 pm, Kennedy School * Community Room
SING (3rd) — Bilingual Folk Songs & Sing-Alongs hosted by Cyndi Turtledove, 2-4 pm, Woodland Park Apartments, A-102, 280 SE 12th Ave., Hillsboro. Bring a small snack to share; sponsored by non-profit LESTA (Learn Spanish and English Through the Arts). Please RSVP for parking instructions to 503-617-6986, or cyndi(at)lesta.net; more info at www.lesta.net
SING (3rd) — Gospel Singspiration, 5:30-8 pm, hosted by Woodland Assembly of God, 360 Gun Club Road, Woodland WA. Enjoy gospel music with potluck and fellowship to follow. Please RSVP to Pastor Richard Monks at 360-225-6332 or Gary Everett at 360-606-8992; more info at www.woodlandassemblyofgod.com
OPEN MIC/JAM (1st) — Portland Ragtime Society Open Mic, 3-5:30 pm, come to listen and/or play, all instruments welcome, location varies, for up to date information, see www.facebook.com/portlandragtime/. Contact Chris Goldthorpe at cgoldthorpe(at)yahoo.com
JAM (Every) — Bluegrass Slow Jam (Off Key Easy Bluegrass Jam), 2-5 pm, beginner and intermediate levels. The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: Randy Black or Tony McCormick at offkeybluegrass(at)oregonbluegrass.org
JAM (Every) — Blue Diamond Blues Jam, 6-9 pm, Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy. Info: 503-230-9590 or bluediamondpdx. com
JAM (Every) — Every Sunday Square Dance Pre-Dance Jam, 6:15 pm, led by Sophie Vitells Enloe, Isaac Enloe and friends, Village Ballroom, 700 NE Dekum, $7 or sliding scale, all ages. Info: www.bubbaguitar.com
JAM (Every) — Traditional Irish Session, 9:30-11;30 pm, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com
JAM (1st) — Portland Area OBA Jam, 12:30-4:30 pm, Portland Audubon Center, 5151 NW Cornell Road. All levels, acoustic only, small donation requested to cover room rental. Info: powellr5923(at)q.com
JAM (1st) — 1st Sunday Pick & Play at Quality Folk Dojo, 2-4 pm, led by Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, bring voices, ukes & stringed instruments you know how to play, Artichoke Cafe, 2207 SE Powell Blvd, $10 (proceeds are shared with Artichoke Community Music). Info: www.qualityfolkdojo.com
JAM (2nd) — Irish Session in the Grange, 3-6 pm, Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, $1 for the hall. Info: www.winonagrange271.org
JAM (2nd) — String Along Jam, 2:15-5:30 pm, Happy Valley Library Community Room, 13793 SE Sieben Park Way, Happy Valley. Info: LeaAnne, at ldenb(at)juno.com
JAM (2nd) — Handsome Ladies All-Woman Bluegrass Jam, 3-5 pm, Velocult (in the Community Room), 1969 NE 42nd Ave. Info: the handsomeladies.org/portland
JAM (3rd) — Cajun Jam, 1-3:30 pm, Cajun musicians gather at different homes, everyone is welcome and sometimes there is room to dance. Potluck! To get on the mailing list, send to Tia Regan at regantia(at)gmail.com
JAM (4th) — Stumptown Strummers Mountain Dulcimer Group, 3:30-5 pm, 2700 SE Harrison Ave, Milwaukie. Contact jamiberry(at)yahoo.com
WORKSHOP (Every) — Soldier Songs and Voices, 2-4 pm, music and songwriting lessons for Armed Forces veterans; guitars are available. TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont, drop-in, free. Info: soldiersongsandvoices.org
WORKSHOP (July 1 only) — Banjo Master Class, 3-5 pm, with Danny Barnes, bring your skill to the next level. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $50. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes
DANCE (Every) — Sunday West Coast Swing Practica, 6-7 pm, a comfortable and fun atmosphere to practice your swing, Carole Duttlinger is DJ and available for instruction, Silver Star Saloon, 6718 NE 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver WA. $2 donation requested, 21+, Info: 509-670-0435
DANCE (Every) — Every Sunday Zydeco, 7-9 pm, Zydeco dancing to CD music, hosted by Penny and Phil Holeman, Silver Star Saloon, 6718 NE 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver WA. Free, 21+ beginning lessons always available, no partner necessary. Info: twops(at)q.com
DANCE (Every - on weeks when there is no Waltz Eclectic) — Every Sunday Square Dance, 7-9 pm, Village Ballroom, 700 NE Dekum, $7 or sliding scale, all ages, no dancing experience necessary. Info: www.bubbaguitar.com
DANCE (Every) — Portland Waltz Scandi-eclectic, Lesson: 10:30 am - 3 pm; old-fashioned social waltzing with the fast-turning elements of Scandinavian folk dancing, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th, $7 (includes brunch buffet). To get in, call 503-724-3097. Info: norsehall.org
DANCE (3rd & 5th) — Portland Waltz Eclectic Sunday Brunch, Lesson: 10:30 am; Waltz: 11:30 am-2 pm; callers Uwe Hessinger and Colleen Suzanne CD music by Dennis Myers. Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th, $7 (includes brunch buffet). To get in, call 503-724-3097. Info: norsehall.org
STORYTELLING (3rd) — Story Coaching, 3-6 pm, Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton, Come prepared to share a 5-to-7-minute story. RSVP and confirm the date with terry.jordan(at)comcast.net.
CONCERT (Every) — Groovy Wallpaper with Skip von Kuske and Don Henson, 7-9 pm, to call them a cello and percussion duo would fall far short of the mark, Edgefield Winery *, free, usually 21+, except when noted. Info: www.mcmenamins.com
Jul 2: Skip von Kuske's Cellotronik
Jul 9: Helen Gillet
Jul 16: David Langenes
Jul 23: Kathryn Claire (all ages)
Jul 30: Rob Wynia (of Floater)
CONCERT (Every) — Lloyd Jones, 8-10:30 pm, doin' what it takes, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com
CONCERT (Every - Jul 9 through Jul 30) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Spokane & Oaks Pkwy., free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Jul 9: Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection - revitalizing funk & soul with a twist
Jul 16: Lloyd Jones Quartet with LaRhonda Steele - spontaneous blues, jazz, and soul
Jul 23: Skybound Blue - harmony-driven Americana
Jul 30: Sabroso - passionate acoustic Latin funk
CONCERT (Aug 6 & Aug 13) — Concert in the Park, 6:30-8 pm, Berrydale Park, SE 92nd & Taylor, free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Aug 6: Norman Sylvester - Portland's original Boogie Cat
Aug 13: Misty Mamas - heartfelt harmonies of bluegrass, folk, and gospel
SING (Last) — Global Folk Club, 7 pm, hosted by Andrea Wild. Acoustic music acts from diverse regions presented English folk club style, featuring sing alongs, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com
SONGWRITER SHOWCASE (3rd) — Doverlaff at the Jade, 7-10 pm, Jade Lounge, 2432 SE Ankeny, no cover. Info: www.jadeloungepdx.com.
OPEN MIC (1st) — Portland Guitar Society, 7-9:30 pm, free monthly meeting with open mic and featured performer most months, Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis, 823-3177 or www.pdxguitarsociety.org
Jul 2: Travis Johnson
OPEN MIC (1st) — Latte Da Open Mic, sign-up at 6 pm, start as soon as we can get the sound system up, until 10 pm, Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, 205 E 39th St., Vancover WA, contact Steve Rapalus at srapalus(at)gmail.com
JAM (Every) — Rambling Bluegrass Jam, 6-10 pm, Papa's Pizza, 15700 NW Blueridge Drive, Beaverton. For information: www.ramblingbluegrass.org
JAM (1st & 3rd) — Contra & Ethnic, contact Syd Newell at sydnewell(at)mac.com for meeting times and location
JAM (1st & 3rd) — Oregon City Old Time Jam, 7-9 pm, UU Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 6th St., Oregon City (big pink church right across from the library), parking in the lot behind the church. Contact Emily Brault at skypilotemily(at)msn.com to get on the mailing list
JAM (2nd & 4th) — Canby Mountain Dulcimer Group, 6:30 pm, USUALLY at Zoar Lutheran Church, 190 W 3rd St, Canby. beginners welcome. Info: paulamanley(at)canby.com
JAM (3rd) — Upriver Mountain Dulcimer Group, 6:30-8 pm, the Spiral Gallery, 341 Broadway, Estacada, beginners welcome. Info: Sally Smith, 824-2520 or sally(at)colton.com. See also www.pickersporch.com
WORKSHOP (Every) — Marimba Workshop (for beginners), 6:30-8:00 pm, $12/class. Intermediate and advanced workshops on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Info: Kite Giedraitis 503-775-9039 or KiteG(at)FoolsInParadise.com
WORKSHOP (Every) — Old-Time Fiddle (for beginners), 6-7 pm, $12-20/class sliding scale. Intermediate and advanced workshops on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Info: www.bubbaguitar.com
WORKSHOP (July 23 only) — History That Made Songs - Songs That Changed History, 6:30-8:30 pm, with Charlie King and Candace Cassin, a powerful evocation of the spirit of the Civil Rights movement. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $30. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes
DANCE (Every) — Irish Set Dancing, 7-8 pm, location varies (we dance at the homes of members), for location, call Rick Russell at 503-452-7544 or Betty at 503-244-1593, free, bring a snack, beginners welcome. Info: www.portlanddancing.com
DANCE (Every) — Norske Runddansere, 7-10 pm, Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road (new location), live music; warm-up dancing 7-7:30, lessons 7:30-8:30, open request dancing 8:30-10 pm. $5 each night/$60 yearly membership; for more information, call 503-636-7509 or visit www.norskerunddansere.org
DANCE (Every) — Monday Night Waltz and More, Lesson: 8-8:30 pm; dance to a varied program waltz, swing, blues, Latin, and more: 8:30 pm-10:30 pm. Lenora's Ballroom at Waverly Commons, 3300 SE Woodward, $8. Info: www.lenorasballroom.com
CONCERT (Every) — Pagan Jug Band, 6:30-8:30 pm, bluegrass, Americana, Cajun, Ford Building, Ford Food and Drink, 2505 SE 11th, Suite 101, free, all ages. Info: www.paganjugband.com
CONCERT (Every) — The Ben Rice Colossal Organ Trio, 7 pm, deeply rooted in traditional blues, and yet fiercely original, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave., no cover. Info: terryrobb.com.
Jul 3: The Desert Dogs
Jul 10: The Waysiders
Jul 17: Matt Buetow & The Western Stars
Jul 24: The Oregon Trailers
CONCERT (Jul 10 & 17) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, Mt. Tabor Park, SE 69th & Taylor, free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Jul 10: Dina y los Rumberos - vibrant, energetic Cuban and international
Jul 17: Midnight Serenaders - energetically entertaing swing-jazz sextet
JAM (Every) — Rock Creek Jam - Intermediate and above, 7–9 pm, bluegrass and associated music, bluegrass instruments only; leave your song books and tab at home please. McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro. Info: Tim Howell at 503-208-1874 or timhowell74(at)gmail.com
JAM (Every) — Live Folk Music, 7 pm, Hostel Café, 1810 NW Glisan. Info: 503-417-8143 or www.hostelcafepdx.com
OPEN MIC (Last) — The Naked Mic, 7:30 pm (signup at 7), open mic for songwriters, no bands; amp. keyboard, DI are provided. We want to hear your songs as naked as the day they were born, The Back Room, Alberta Street Pub *, free
CLASS (Jul 10 through 31 and Aug 7 through 28) — Theater Games for All Ages (August class not sequential with July class), 1:30-3 pm, led by Cyndi Turtledove, song, dance, skits, crafts, active games - intergenerational family fun!, Hillsboro Community Senior Center, 750 SE 8th Ave., Hillsboro. For more info, contact Cyndi at 503-617-6986, or cyndi(at)lesta.net; or go to www.lesta.net. To register, call 503-615-1090 (some LESTA part scholarships available)
DANCE (Every) — Irish Ceili and Set Dance, 6:30-8:30 pm, VFW Hall, 630 Hood Street NE, Salem, Elisa Chandler teaching, $5. Info: ceiliofthevalley(at)gmail.com
DANCE (1st & 3rd) — Leikarringen, 7-8 pm, traditional Norwegian dancing for children in 2nd or 3rd grade and above, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th. Info: Karen Thompson, 367-5014, ktmoonblue(at)yahoo.com
CONCERT (Every) — Talullah's Daddy, 11 am-noon, Matt Lynch provides a family friendly music show for kids of all ages, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi. Info: mississippipizza.com
CONCERT (Every - Aug 8 through Aug 22) — Concert In the Park, 6:30-8 pm, Ventura Park, 460 SE 113th Ave., free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Aug 8: Bloco Alegria - Portland's own Rio-style samba band
Aug 15: Ashleigh Flynn and The Riveters - early Stones, psychedelic country
Aug 22: The Krebsic Orkestar - a bullfight meets a bar mitzvah
CONCERT (Every) — Caravan Campfires - Songs & S'Mores, 7 pm, campfire, music, BBQ, and s'more, The Tiny House Hotel, 5009 NE 11th Ave., $10. Info: tinyhousehotel.com/caravan-campfires-songs-s-mores.com.
Jul 4: Casey Neill & Jim Page
Jul 11: Pete Kartsounes
Jul 18: Kathryn Claire
Jul 25: Albert's Sing-a-Long
Aug 1: The Goods
Aug 8: The Libertine Belles
Aug 15: Robin Jackson and the Caravan
Aug 22: Scott Law
Aug 29: The Colin Trio
CONCERT (Every - Jul 11 through Aug 1) — Sounds of Summer Concerts, 7-9 pm, Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Road, Lake Oswego, free, family friendly. Info: www.ci.oswego.or.us/concerts/music.
Jul 11: Eagle Eyes - Eagles tribute band
Jul 18: Kalimba - Earth, Wind and Fire tribute band
Jul 25: Petty Fever - Tom Petty tribute band
Aug 1: Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts - classic hits from the '50s and '60s
CONCERT (Every - Aug 1 through Aug 29) — Lewelling Neighborhood Concerts, 6:30-8 pm, Ball-Michel Park, SE Stanley & Willow Ave, Milwaukie, free. Info: clackamasartalliance.org.
Aug 1: Lashbrook Brothers - oldies
Aug 8: Norman Sylvester - the original boogie cat
Aug 15: Remedy - classic rock and roll
Aug 22: Pete Krebs and his Portland Playboys - western swing and hillbilly boogie
Aug 29: The Get Ahead - classic rock, swampy blues, vintage soul, R&B, and gospel
CONCERT (Every - Aug 8 through Aug 29) — Sounds of Summer Concerts, 6:30-8:30 pm, Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive, Lake Oswego, free, family friendly. Info: www.ci.oswego.or.us/concerts/music.
Aug 8: Ants in the Kitchen - 7-piece horn band playing classic '70s funk, blues, and soul
Aug 15: Dance Hall Days - pop hits
Aug 22: Aerosmith Rocks - Aerosmith tribute band
Aug 29: Hit Machine - dance hits
CONCERT (Jul 11, Aug 1 & Aug 15) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, park venue listed below, free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Jul 11: Matices Latin Band - Andean pan pipes, Cuban son, and Latin jazz (Khunamokwst Park, 5200 NE Alberta)
Aug 1: Mz. Etta's World featuring Arietta Ward - funk, soul, rhythm and blues (Woodlawn Park, NE 11th and Oneonta)
Aug 15: DJ Prashant & Jai Ho! Dance Troupe - interactive Bollywood and Bhangra dance(Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th and Oak)
CONCERT (1st) — Cascade Blues Association General Membership Meeting, 7 pm, always an acoustic set followed by an electric set, come ready to dance, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave., $3, free to members. Info: cascadebluesassociation.org
CONCERT (2nd) — Lorna Miller's Little Kids Jamboree, noon-1 pm, the Western Hummingbird and family, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi, no cover: usual tip jar for your donations. Info: mississippipizza.com
CONCERT (2nd) — Local Roots Live Series, 6:30 pm, some of the region's best musicians performing live for later broadcast on the "Local Roots" radio show hosted by Robert Richter, Alberta Street Pub *. Info: kmuz.org
CONCERT (3rd) — Terry Robb, 7 pm, acoustic guitar master, Jo Bar, 715 NW 23rd Ave. Info: terryrobb.com
OPEN MIC (Every) — Hosted by local singer-songwriter Ric Trinkle, 9 pm-12:30 am, Brickhouse Bar & Grill, 109 W 15th Street, Vancouver WA. Info: www.vancouverbrickhouse.com
JAM (Every) — Beaverton Bluegrass Jam, 6:30–9:30 pm, newcomer friendly! Round Table Pizza, 10150 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton. Info: Jane at janeromfo5(at)gmail.com
JAM (Every) — Robbie Laws' Blue Wednesday Jam, 8:30 pm, hosted by Robbie Laws, bring your instrument, bring your voice, just bring yourself to this fun-filled jam, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave, no cover. Info: www.catfishlous.com
CLASS (Every) — Blues and Beer, 6 pm, led by Steve Cheseborough, drink fine ale and learn to play and sing the music of great blues artists of the 1920s-30s. New location in Sellwood. Info: call 843-817-6065 or email chezztone(at)gmail.com
WORKSHOP (3rd) — Portland Songwriter’s Association, 11 am-2 pm, Buffalo Gap, 6835 SW Macadam Avenue. Members free, non-members $10. More info: www.portlandsong writers.org/calendar.htm
WORKSHOP (Jul 18 only) — Guitar Master Class, 7-9 pm, with Adam Levy, for all levels; develop your own style of playing. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $50. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes
DANCE (Every) — Balkan Folk Dancing, 8 pm, The Chalet, 7045 SW Taylors Ferry Road. Instruction at 7:30, open dancing following. Call Rich & Jean Gibson at 233-1322 for more information.
DANCE (Every) — Wednesday Night Zydeco, lesson: 7:15 pm; CD dance: 8-10 pm, Secret Society *. Sponsored by Cascade Zydeco, $10 general/$8 members (unless otherwise noted below). Info: www.cascadezydeco.com
Jul 11 & Aug 8: special concert with Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band, $15
Jul 25 & Aug 22: special concert with Swamp Thang!, $15
DANCE (3rd) — Newberg Contra Dance, 7:30 pm (lesson at 7), Chehalem Cultural Center (CCC), 415 E Sheridan, Newberg, $8 general/$7 CCC members and seniors/$5 students/under 12 free. Info: 503-487-6883
CONCERT (Every) — Steve Cheseborough, 6-9 pm, old-time blues and Nawlins food, EaT: an Oyster Bar, 3808 N Williams Ave. (at Failing St.), free. Info: www.stevecheseborough.com
CONCERT (Every) — Thursday Swing!, 6-11 pm, features a rotating cast of Portland's finest and most danceable swing bands. Secret Society *, $10, all ages until 8 pm, then 21+; under 16 free. Info: www.secretsociety.net.
Jul 5: Becky Kilgore and the Cowhands + Baby & The Pearl Blowers
Jul 12: The Cherry Blossom Hot 4 + Pink Lady & John Bennet Jazz Band
Jul 19: Reggie Houston's 'B' Swingsters + Pete Krebs and the Rocking K Ranch Boys
Jul 26: The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies + 12th Avenue Hot Club
CONCERT (Every) — Lloyd "Have Mercy" Jones presents Swamp-o-Phonics, 8 pm-midnight, with Mark Shark and Carlton Jackson, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave, no cover. Info: www.catfishlous.com
CONCERT (Jul 19 & Aug 2) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, Mc Coy Park, N Trenton & Newman, free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Jul 19: Oleada - cumbia psicodelica, chicha, dub, and rock
Aug 2: Jujuba - funky Afrobeat and Juju music
CONCERT (Every - Jul 13 through Aug 24) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, park venue listed below, free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Jul 12: Colectivo de Son Jarocho de Portland - deep Afro-Mexican roots (George Park, N Burr and Fessenden)
Jul 19: Malea & The Tourists - swing and pop band (Willamette Park, 6805 SW Macadam Avenue)
Jul 26: Joy Tribe - world-infused funk (Alberta Park, NE 19th and Ainsworth)
Aug 2: Cody Andrews -Pacific Northwest hip-hop (Village Square parking lot, SE 162nd & Stark)
Aug 9: CobraWolfShark - tropedelic dance party (Brooklyn Park, SE Milwaukie Ave. & Haig)
Aug 16: Jellyroll Society - blues, early jazz, ragtime (Elizabeth Caruthers Park, 3508 SW Moody)
Aug 23: Zoulful Muzik - up-tempo R&B, jazz, neo-soul, and blues (Sellwood Riverfront Park (SE Spokane & Oaks Parkway)
CONCERT (Aug 9 & Aug 16) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, Dawson Park, 2926 N Williams Ave., free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Aug 9: Eldon "T" Jones & N Touch - groovy jazz
Aug 16: EMBRACE - contemporary Christian & gospel
CONCERT (Last) — Grateful Buds, 9 pm, Grateful Dead tribute band, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com
SING (2nd) — WHUUF Singing Circle, 7-9 pm, while the Choristers take a summer break, some members and friends join together to sing. You're welcome to join them! West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd, 246-3351
SING (Last) — Shaped Note Singing from the Sacred Harp Songbook, 7-9 pm, McMenamins Kennedy School * Community Room. Songbooks provided, no experience necessary. Info: www.portlandsacredharp.org or Jessica Beer at jessicabeer(at)gmail.com
OPEN MIC (1st and 3rd - Jul only) — Songwriter Roundup, 7-10 pm, allows songwriters to perform an original song; hosted by Matt Meighan and Suzan Lundy, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, suggested donation $5-10. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org
OPEN MIC (2nd and 4th - Jul only) — Acoustic Village, 7-10 pm, features a different theme each week, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, suggested donation $5-10. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org
JAM (Every) — Ukulele Jam, 9:30-11 am, practice your ukulele and play songs in this casual drop-in atmosphere. Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. $1 per person. Info at 503-653-8100 or ncprd.com/discovery-guide
JAM (Every) — Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar, 4-6 pm, join us outside on the patio for a picker's circle where everyone can play as much as they'd like; bluegrass instrumentation preferred but any instruments are welcome. White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com
JAM (Every) — Traditional American Old Time Music Jam, 7-10 pm, traditional American old time music, Hostel Café, 1810 NW Glisan. Info: 503-417-8143 or www.hostelcafepdx.com
JAM (1st and 3rd) — West Side Folk Jam (Contra), 9 pm, strictly a traditional session, but we typically play numbers from the Portland Collection, Vols 1, 2 and 3. Insomnia Coffee, 5389 W Baseline Rd, Hillsboro. Please RSVP to Ivan at oceanwillpart(at)gmail.com
JAM (2nd) — Jug Band Jam, 7-9 pm, Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave., all levels welcome, acoustic only. Info: arlo(at)arlotone.com
JAM (2nd) — West Side Folk Jam (Contra), 7:30-9:30 pm, Bring your instrument and music stand (a grand piano is available, if anyone wants to play), not strictly a traditional session, but we typically play numbers from the Portland Collection, Vols 1, 2 and 3. Bring a snack to share. Amy Starke's house, 6545 SW Griffin Drive. Please RSVP to Amy at 503-516-9063
DANCE (Every) — Rhonda's Waltz Practica, 5:30-7 pm, Fulton Park Community Center *, a place to develop skill, build confidence, and connect with other dancers at all levels, $5. Info: Rhonda McFaddin at rhondamcfaddin(at)yahoo.com
DANCE (Every) — Portland Waltz Eclectic, 7:30-10 pm, Fulton Park Community Center *, all styles of waltz plus an electic mix of other dance music, DJ Dennis Myers, host Coleen Suzanne, $7, all ages, all levels, everyone welcome. Info: portlanddanceeclectic.com
DANCE (Every) — McMinnville English Country Dance, 7:30–9 pm, Set to Music is a community of people who love English country dance; dance to recorded music, caller varies, McMinnville Grand Ballroom (2nd story), 325 NE 3rd St., McMinnville, $5. Info: portlandcountrydance.org
DANCE (Every) — Winds of Donegal Thursday Night Class (Céilí), 7-9 pm, drop-in class, beginners always welcome, at Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca Street, Tualatin, 12 and over $5, Info: 503-819-2689 or www.irishpdx.com/classes-and-ceilis/
DANCE (Every) — Hillsboro/Beaverton English Country Dance, 7–9 pm, Set to Music is a community of people who love English country dance; dance to recorded music, caller varies, Kinton Grange, 19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton, $5. Info: portlandcountrydance.org
CONCERT (Every - Jul 6 through Aug 3) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, Fernhill Park, NE 37th, north of Ainsworth, free, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Jul 6: Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir - traditional and contemporary black gospel music
Jul 13: Sonny Hess & Lady Kat - modern blues and soulful rhythm and blues
Jul 20: Trujillo - Chicano/Mexican-American rock'n'roll
Jul 27: The Slants - Chinatown dance rock
Aug 3: Eric John Kaiser (Portland's French troubadour) - Parisian Americana
CONCERT (Aug 3 through 10) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, Lovejoy Fountain Park, SW 3rd & Harrison, free, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Aug 3: Tezeta Band - Ethiopian funk and soulful dance music
Aug 10: JT Trawick - bluegrass, fiddle, and western swing
CONCERT (Every) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, park venue listed below, free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Jul 6: Greydogz - New Orleans style funk, blues, folk, and reggae (Kenilworth Park, SE 32nd & Holgate)
Jul 13: Far Out West - rootsy funk and blues rock (Wilshire Park, NE 33rd and Skidmore)
Jul 20: Joe Kye - indie rock, classical, pop vocalist and violin looper (Harrison Park, SE 84th and Harrison)
Jul 27: The Mars Rovers - not your ordinary classic rock (Brentwood Park, 8550 SE 60th)
Aug 3: Tezeta Band - (see Lovejoy Fountain Park, SW 3rd & Harrison)
Aug 10: Chata Addy & Susuma - Afro-reggae and funky highlife dance music (Sewallcrest Park, SE 31st and Stephens)
Aug 17: Y.G.B. Portland Showcase - various artists & performers (Lents Park, SE 92nd & Pardee)
Aug 24: 5 Grand - family-friendly rhythm & blues (Denorval Unthank Park, 510 N Shaver)
Aug 31: Portland Kora Project - West African harp meets soul and jazz (Luuwit View Park, NE 127th & Fremont)
CONCERT (Every - except Aug 3) — Concerts on the Commons, 6:30-8:30 pm, on the plaza at the Lake of the Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg St., all ages. Info: www.tualatinoregon.gov/
Jul 6: Ben Rice - brings vintage blues into the modern era
Jul 13: Tom Grant - walks the line beteen jazz tradition and modern pop
Jul 20: Debra Arlen - top-notch singer-songwriter with an incredible voice
Jul 27: Jaybird Koder All-Star Band - sultry jazz, stinging blues, and raw funk
Aug 10: My Happy Pill - pop, funk, soul, R&B, rock, blues, and reggae
Aug 17: The Pearls - Cajun, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and country
Aug 24: Norman Sylvester Band - the original "boogie cat"
Aug 31: Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts - classic hits from the '50s and '60s
CONCERT (1st) — Lynn Conover & friends, 6-8 pm, gritty roots rock, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com
CONCERT 1st) — Ash Creek, 7-10 pm, acoustic folk bluegrass, Blast Burger, 315 1st St., #101, Lake Oswego, free. Info: 503-305-8088
CONCERT (3rd) — The Sportin' Lifers featuring Erin Wallace, 6 pm, rhythm, jive, swing, reefer tunes, jump blues, boogie woogie -- it's all here, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Secret Society *. Info: www.secretsociety.net
CONCERT (3rd) — Daniel Coble, 6-8 pm, from Counterfeit Cash, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com.
CONCERT (4th) — Jeanne Walker, 6-8 pm, folk, pop, contemporary. Say Ciao!, 2501 SE Columbia Way, Suite 270, Vancouver WA. Info: say-ciao.com
CONCERT (4th) — Norman Sylvester Dance Party, 9-11:30 pm, Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant & Lounge, 5474 NE Sandy, no cover. Info: normansylvester.com.
COFFEEHOUSE (Every) — Friday Night Coffeehouse, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), singer-songwriter performances: four acts performing 30-minute sets, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2001 SE Powell, suggested donation $5-10. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org
SING (1st) — Shaped Note Singing from the Sacred Harp Songbook, 6:30-9:00 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st, Portland. Songbooks provided, no exp necessary. Info: www.portlandsacredharp.org or Jessica Beer at jessicabeer(at)gmail.com
SING (2nd) — Harmony Song Circle (great songs of the '60s and '70s), 7-9 pm, led by Ted Kaye, Friendly House Community Center, 1737 NW 26th (at Thurman), free. Info: kandsons(at)aol.com
SING (3rd) — Folk/Eclectic Song Circle (Rise Up Singing/Rise Again), 7-9 pm, led by Ted Kaye, Friendly House Community Center, 1737 NW 26th (at Thurman), free. Info: kandsons(at)aol.com
OPEN MIC (1st) — North Clark Historical Museum, sign-up 6 pm, play 7-10 pm, sound system provided, 21416 NE 399th St at Rte 503, Amboy, WA, free, donations accepted. Info: 360-247-5620 or wakjh(at)aol.com
OPEN MIC (2nd) — Yacolt Open Mic, sign-up 6:15 pm, music at 7 pm, keeping music alive one note at a time, family friendly, Yacolt Full Gospel Church, corner of Ranck and West Humphrey, Yacolt, WA. Info: 360-539-9099.
OPEN MIC (Last) — Acoustic Open Mic & Jam, 6:30-10 pm, hosted by Michael Hatfield, sound system provided, bring your instrument and your appetite, all ages and skill levels welcome, Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72nd, Vancouver WA. Info: 360-269-6628
JAM (Every) — Open Acoustic Jam, 7-10 pm, all levels welcome. Guthrie Park Community Center, 4272-4324 SW Fairview Ave., Dallas, free, all ages. Info: www.guthriepark.org
JAM (1st) — Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association - District 10 Jam and Snackluck, 6-9 pm, fiddles, guitars, mandolins and other traditional backup instruments welcome. Clark County History Museum - Hidden Brick Room, 1511 Main St., Vancouver WA, museum admission free. Info: contact Paul Deming at prdeming(at)gmail.com or Denice Carter at fidlmom1(at)gmail.com
DANCE (Every) — PCDC English Country Dance, 7:30–10:30 pm, modern English country dance for all; newcomers encouraged to come at 7:15 and introduce yourself to the caller for assistance, Burlingame Water Tower (BWT) *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors, $1 off on dances before 7:30. Info: portlandcountrydance.org
Jul 6: music by Carl Thor, Alan Rutherford, and Sarah Goss, caller Ric Goldman
Jul 13: music by Rich Scher, Sean Nolan, and Jon Neff, caller David Macemon
Jul 20: music by Rich Scher, Fred Nussbaum, and Laura Kuhlman, caller Nan Evans
DANCE (Aug 3) — Zydeco Dance Party, 7:30-10:30 pm, Viscount Studio, 720 SE Sandy Blvd., hosted by Roland Jemerson and Janine Tebeau-Jemerson; instruction on request or just enjoy casual dancing, $5, all ages. Info: 503-226-6232 or www.cascadezydeco.com
DANCE (2nd) — Ceili of the Valley Community Dance Series, 8 pm, (doors open at 7; lesson 7:15), live music, no partner or experience required, VFW Hall, 630 Hood Street NE, Salem, $10 non-members, $8 members, $5 students, $30 family, all ages welcome. Info: 503-383-9297 or www.ceiliofthevalley.org
Jul 13: music by Heather Pinney, George Penk, and Brad Johnson, caller Sam Keator
DANCE (2nd) — Contra in The Couve, 7:30 pm lesson, 8-11 pm dance, Hazel Dell Grange, 7509 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver WA. $7, $5 students and under 12. Info: www.ContraInTheCouve.org
Jul 13: music by The Wisenheimers, caller Ric Goldman
Aug 10: music by The Early Birds, caller Rich Goss
DANCE (3rd) — Contra Dance, 7:30–10 pm dance (lesson at 7 pm), new series, caller and live music at every dance, no partner required, Trinity Lutheran Church, 2194 SE Minter Bridge Road, Hillsboro, $8 non-members, $7 PCDC members and seniors, $5 students, under 12 free. Info: Ivan Camacho at stringride(at)aol.com
DANCE (4th) — Scandia of Salem, 8-11 pm, Knights of Columbus Hall, 725 Shipping NE, Salem. $6, call Sharon Moore at (503) 364-6713 or sharon.hayloft(at)gmail.com
CONCERT (Every) — Concert in the Park, 6:30 pm, park venue listed below, free popcorn, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Jul 7: Bottleneck Blues Band - red-hot funky dance blues (Dickinson Park, SW 57th Place & Huddleston)
Jul 14: All Together Now - Beatles cover band (Glenhaven Park, 7900 NE Siskiyou)
Jul 21: Greydogz - New Orleans style funk, blues, folk, and reggae (Irving Park, NE 7th & Fremont)
Jul 28: Naked Luck - melodic indie rock (Earl Boyles Park, Gray Lawn, SE 107th and Center)
Aug 4: Those Willows - Pacific NW indie pop (North Park Blocks, NW 8th & Everett)
Aug 11: FESTIVAL LATINO - Colectivo de Son Jarocho de Portland - deep Afro-Mexican roots (Thomas Cully Park, NE 72nd & Killingsworth)
Aug 18: TONGA DAY - Tongan 101 - Tongan/Pacific Islander music and dance (Gateway Discovery Park, NE 106th & Halsey)
Aug 25: Red Yam - folk songs and puppetry for families (Hamilton Park, SW 47th Drive & 44th Avenue)
CONCERT (1st & 2nd - August 4 & 11 only) — Concert in the Park: Portland Festival Symphony - music director Gregory Vajda, 6 pm, park venue listed below, free, all ages. Info: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Aug 4: Festival Symphony Brass (Cathedral Park, N Crawford & Pittsburg)
Aug 11: Festival Symphony Full Orchestra (Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th & Oak)
CONCERT (1st) — Norman Sylvester's Fish Fry, 9 pm-midnight, Portland's original "Boogie Cat" provides some of the funkiest down-home blues anywhere, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Info: www.catfishlous.com
CONCERT (2nd) — Redray Frazier & Ezra Holbrook, 6 pm, soulful mix of rock, soul, and blues, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com
CONCERT (2nd) — Norman Sylvester Blues Party, 9:15 pm-1 am, The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd, no cover. Info: normansylvester.com.
CONCERT (2nd) — Garcia Birthday Band, 9:30 pm, not your average tribute band, but something fresh and original,
CONCERT (4th) — James Clem, 7:30-11 pm, acoustic blues and Americana, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com
CONCERT (Last) — Hammerhead, 9:30 pm, members of Funk Shui, Tree Frogs, and Shannon Tower Band. The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com
SING (1st) — Vancouver Folk Singers Sing-Along, 5 pm, bring snacks and finger food to share, 6 pm sing, Clark County Genealogical Society Annex (located in the strip mall on the east side of the street between Mill Plain and Evergreen), 715 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, ‘60’s-‘70’s folk and more. Info: Ted, 360-883-3030
* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *
SING (2nd) — Portland Folk Music Society’s Song Circle
Jul 14: 4 pm socializing and singing, 6 pm potluck, 7:30 pm more singing
Dick Hamlet & Corinne McWilliams
Kennedy School Community Room
6325 NE Lessard Road
Aug 11: 6 pm potluck, 7:30 pm sing
Tin & Larry Cotton
3564 NE Knott
SING (4th) — Song Circle, 2-4 pm, with John Richter. $5. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes
CLASS/JAM (Every) —Taborgrass Bluegrass Class & Jam, 10 am-1 pm for beginning class and jam, 1-4 pm for the intermediate; all instruments, no registration required, drop-ins welcome; knowledge of basic chords and ability to execute the chord changes is required. St. David of Wales Church, 2800 SE Harrison, $10. Info: www.taborgrass.com
JAM (2nd) — Gypsy Jazz Jam, 3-5 pm, Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave., free. Info: velocult.com
JAM (3rd) - PDX Quebecois Jam Session, 1-3;30 pm, share and learn the joyful dance tunes of Quebec in a friendly atmosphere, all acoustic instruments welcome, free, bring a snack to share. Sessions are held in members' homes. For details and to join the Email list, contact Therese at tcvogel(at)comcast.net
JAM (3rd) - Hammer Dulcimers Tune Circle, 2-4 pm, Celtic, Folk, and Traditional. Solo and group playing, all levels, focus on learning new songs. 4736 Quartz Court, Camas, WA Info: 360-210-7295 / steve(at)snclocks.com
WORKSHOP (1st) — Ukulele Jam, 1-2:30 pm, with Avery Hill, for all levels; fun and familiar songs in a joyful atmosphere. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10 suggested donation. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes
* * * Slow Jam - Cancelled for the Summer * * *
WORKSHOP (2nd) — Slow Jam, 3-4:30 pm, with Megan Cronin. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes
DANCE (1st) — 1st Saturday Contra, 8-11 pm (newcomers session 7:30), Fulton Park Community Center *, $8, $6 students. Info: Rich, 327-6582
Jul 7: music by Unleashed!, caller Gordy Euler
Aug 4: music by Sue Songer, Lanny Martin, and many friends, caller William Watson
* * * Corvallis Contras - Cancelled for the Summer * * *
DANCE (1st & 3rd) — Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dance, 8-11 pm (beginners' lesson 7:30 pm). First Congregational Church, Gatton Hall, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis (unless otherwise noted), $7-10 sliding scale; minus $1 for walker/bike rider/student. Contact Jennifer Carlin at 541-231-0008. Info: corvallisfolklore.org
DANCE (2nd) — PCDC Family Dance, 4:30-6:30 pm, followed by potluck dinner, Fulton Park Community Center *, $6 adult, $5 child, $20 maximum per family
DANCE (2nd) — 2nd Saturday Contra, 7:30-11 pm (begins with a teaching session), Fulton Park Community Center *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors, $1 off on dances before 7:30. Info: Rich, 327-6582
Jul 7: music TBA, caller Isaac Banner
Aug 11: music by Polaris, caller Andy Shore
DANCE (1st & 3rd) — Hungarian Tanchaz, 8-11 pm (teaching 8-9 followed by recreational dancing), sponsored by menbers of Aratas Hungarian Folk Ensemble,The Chalet, 7045 SW Taylors Ferry Road. $2 donation requested to help defray costs. Call Steve and Susan at 503-297-4279 for more information.
* * * Eugene Contras - Cancelled for the Summer * * *
DANCE (2nd) — Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dance, 7:30-10:30 pm (7 pm lesson, potluck at 5:30). Village School Gym, 3411 Willamette St, Eugene. sliding scale admission: $6-10 members (students with ID get $1 off), $8-10 general ($1 off if arriving before newcomers' session 7 pm). Info: eugenefolklore.org
DANCE (3rd) — Portland Third Saturday Contra Dance, 8:00 pm (teaching session 7:30), Fulton Park Community Center *. $8, $6 students & seniors. Info: Dan Compton, 233-9091
Jul 21: music by The BFD, callers Susie Kendig and Eric Curl
Aug 18: music by Jigsaw, caller Isaac Banner
DANCE (4th) — PCDC Contra Dance, 8:00 pm, (7:30 beginners), Fulton Park Community Center *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors, $1 off on dances before 7:30. Info: Rich, 327-6582
Jul 28: music by Tea and Whiskey, caller William Watson
Aug 25: music by Rich Goss and friends, caller TBA
* * * Storytelling Workshop - Cancelled for the Summer * * *
STORYTELLING WORKSHOP — The Heart of the Matter, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, all welcome, led by Shay Knorr and sponsored by the Portland Storytellers Guild, why crafting that good story and finding the nugget of truth, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7668 SW Capital Highway, $30/$25 members, plus service fee. Info: www.portlandstorytellers.org
Jul 26-28, Three Days of Aloha in the Pacific Northwest, hula and craft workshop, hapa haole hula competion, Thursday night Pa'ina (dinner), aloha 5K fun run, and Ho'ike (show) and Hawaiian Festival. Esther Short Park, W Columbia and 8th St., Vancouver WA. For more information and to register for the hula competion and 5K run, go to hawaiianfestivalpnw.com.
Jul 26-29, NorthWest Autoharp Gathering, the music festival that's all about the autoharp! Concerts, workshops, jamming, open stages, and an outstanding lineup of award-winning autoharpists. Furnished dormitory rooms, tent & RV camping, meals included. Ananda College, 38950 SW Laurelwood Rd., Gaston. For complete information, call 503-312-1186 or go to www.nwautoharp.org. Sponsored by the Portland FolkMusic Society.
Jul 26-29, Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, great bluegrass music. Contests for fiddle, banjo, flat-pick guitar, mandolin, and resophonic guitar. Headliners include Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Purple Hulls, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Fern Hill, The Great Northern Planes, and Whiskey Deaf. Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson WA. Camping available. To register, go to www.columbiagorgebluegrass.net.
Jul 27-29, Washington Park Summer Festival, three magical nights of music, dance and hands-on art activities, including Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater presents UPRISE - Dances of the African Diaspora (storytelling and live music) on Friday, Opera in the Park - Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, conducted by Keith Clark on Saturday, and Orquestra Pacifico Tropical (psychedelic cumbia orchestra on Sunday, International Rose Test Garden Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Avenue, free. For complete information, call 503-312-1186 or go to www.portlandoregon.gov/parks.
Jul 27-Aug 4, Lark Camp, 39-year-old festival held in Mendocino County CA on the banks of the Eel River. Music, song & dance workshops, parties, dances, sessions, fire circles, and great food. Accomodations include cabins, camping, dining hall, and dance hall. For complete information, go to larkcamp.com.
Jul 28-Aug 17, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, three independent week-long sessions designed for adults ranging from bare-bones beginners to professionals. Teachers include Carol McComb, Eric Thompson, Flip Breskin, Suzy Thompson, and Wayne Henderson. Registration starts Mar 15. Held at a sylvan camp/retreat in the tall pines near Bremerton WA. Info: www.psgw.org.
Jul 29-Aug 2, RiverTunes Roots Music & Creativity Camp, a small coummunity-based volunteer asisted music camp, whose purpose is to validate, encourage, and promote the creative music abilities of all people. Classes are available for fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, accordion, bass, percussion, singing, writing, and performing. Teachers include Anne Weiss, Hawkeye Herman, Keith Greeninger, Sylvia Herold, Michelle Kiba, and Joe Craven, Camp Sylvester Resort, 28770 Dodge Ridge Road, Pinecrest CA. To register, go to www.rivertunes.net.
Jul 29-Aug 5, Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival & Workshop, the down-home back porch vibe of this early acoustic blues program is dedicated to honoring the memory of delta blues singer Son House (artistic director Jerron Paxton). Classes are available for fiddle, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica, washboard, accordion, piano, bass, percussion, singing, writing, and performing. Teachers include Brian Farrow, Mary Flower, Jontavious Willis, Lauren Sheehan, Del Rey, Lazy Lester, Washboard Chaz, Cory Ledet, and many others, Fort Worden State Park, near Port Townsend WA. To register, go to centrum.org/port-townsend-acoustic-blues-festival-workshop.
Aug 3-4, Tualatin Crawfish Festival, live music, kids' events, food, fireworks, beer, wine, and crawfish. Performers include Ben Rice, Lisa Mann, Ken DeRouchie, and Ty Curtis. Sponsored by the Hood to Coast Race Series. For ticket information and further info: htcraceseries.com/event/crawfish-festival.
Aug 3-5, Pickathon, multiethnic roots music, featuring Sierra Hull, Blind Boys of Alabama, Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, Hailu Mergia, John Craigie, Lost Bayou Ramblers, DakhaBrakha, and many others, Pendarvis Farm, 16581 SE Hagen Rd., Happy Valley. For tickets and further info: pickathon.com.
Aug 3-5, Winlock Pickers' Festival, 17th annual music festival produced by the Winlock Acoustic Music Association (WAMA) in Winolecqua Park, Winlock WA. 2015 performers include Richard Bennett, Dogwood String Band, The Mighty Dreadful, Julie and the Wayves, and Roosevelt Road. Prices: $25 weekend ($20 WAMA members), $15 Friday, $15 Saturday, ($10 WAMA members), Sunday free, $10 per night charge for camping in the park. For further info: winlockpickersfest.com.
Aug 3-5, Mt. Baker R&B Festival, premier blues event, featuring Anna Popovic, Sonny Landreth, Albert Castiglia, Southern Hospitality, and many others, Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd., Deming WA. For tickets and further info: www.bakerblues.com.
Aug 6-9, 13th Annual Targhee Music Camp, four days of high level instruction with Mary Gautier (songwriting), Tony Trischka (banjo), Missy Raines (bass), Sharon Gilchrist (mandolin), Eric Thompson (guitar), Suzy Thompson (fiddle), and Laurie MacAllister (singing). For further info, contact the Grand Targhee Resort, 3300 Ski Hill Road, Alta, WY, at www.targheemusiccamp.com.
Aug 6-10, Portland Fiddle Camp for Kids (2nd Session), fun-filled days of fiddle, square dance and jam sessions; 10th annual camp for children ages 6-16. Held at Pacific Crest Community School, 116 NE 29th Ave. For further info: portlandfiddlecamps.com.
Aug 9-11, Subdued String Band Jamboree, three nights and two days of pickin', singin', and stompin', tent & RV camping, Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, 3925 Cedarville Rd., Bellingham WA (about 10 miles outside of town). For complete information, go to www.stringbandjamboree.com.
Aug 10-12, 21st Annual Elephant Garlic Festival, three day festival filled with music, food, and fun for the entire family, performers include Norman Sylvester, Aarun & Jonathan, Americana Jukebox, and Strawberry Roan, Jessie Mays Community Park, 30975 NW Hillcrest Street, North Plains, free, no dogs or pets allowed. For further info: funstinks.com.
Aug 10-12, 34th Annual Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival, a weekend of concerts, workshops, jam sessions, and much more. Performers include Sammy Adkins and the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys, Rusty Hinges, String Theory, John Kael & Annie Staninec, Whiskey Deaf, and Fern Hill. Quilting room available behind the stage, on-site camping and RV parking available at the venue, Toledo High School, 1242 State Route 505, Toledo WA. For complete information, go to www.washingtonbluegrassassociation.org.
Aug 10-12, 31st Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, bluegrass in the Tetons featuring Red Molly, Tony Trischka At Large, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, I'm With Her, Missy Raines Trio, and Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives. For further info, contact the Grand Targhee Resort, 3300 Ski Hill Road, Alta, WY, at www.grandtarghee.com.
Aug 11, Port Gamble Maritime Music Festival, a day of maritime music set in a natural amphitheatre overlooking Gamble Bay, performers include Shanghaied on the Willamette, Alex Sturbaum, Mariide, McKenzie Briar, and Spanaway Bay, 32400 Rainier Avenue NE, Port Gamble WA. For complete information, go to www.portgamblemaritimemusic.com.
Aug 11-20, Centralia Old-Time Music Campout, 15th annual festival of day-long jamming and hanging out with friends in a beautiful riverfront setting in Centralia WA; camping available. For registration, go to www.centraliacampout.com. For more info, contact Ray Leach at 360-269-8833.
Aug 17-19, Harris Bridge Folk Festival, family friendly, camping, swimming in the river and music. Performers Include Beth Wood, Anna Tivel, Jeffrey Martin, and others. Held at Harris Bridge Vineyard, 22937 Harris Rd., Philomath. For tickets and information, go to www.harrisbridgevineyard.com.
Aug 17-19, Princeton Traditional Music Festival, 10th annual festival of music and dance in Princeton BC. Fiddle tunes, sea shanties, Celtic traditional ballads, accordion music. Performers Include Shanghaied on the Willamette, free. For complete information, go to www.princetontraditional.org.
Aug 19-25, Lady of the Lake Family Week, daily age-based workshops in art, dance, singing, music, and more! Held on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene in Northern Idaho. Staff includes Greg and Jere Canote, Susan Michaels, Jody Kruskal, Darryl Thomas and Valerie Bergman, and In Tent City. Sponsored by the Spokane Folklore Society. For further info, contact www.ladyofthelake.org.
Aug 31-Sep 2, Tumbleweed Music Festival, 22nd annual free music festival in Howard Amon Park in Richland WA, sponsored by the Three Rivers Folklife Society and the City of Richland. For further info, contact www.3rfs.org.
Aug 31-Sep 3, Zigzag Old Time Music Campout, Labor Day weekend songwriting camp offers camping, music, friendship, good food, jamming and informal workshops at Zigzag Mountain Farm on 50 acres on Mt. Hood, about an hour from Portland; Includes tenting or yurts, meals, and a wood-fired hot tub. Funded by Bubbaville; for further info: www.zigzagoldtime.com.
Aug 31-Sep 3, American Roots Music Program, welcome to singers, banjo pickers, bass players, fiddlers, guitarists, and mandolinists for instruction in blues, bluegrass, Cajun, old-time mountain music, plus jams, a square dance, and a faculty concert; Instructors Include Mary Flower, Matt Brown, Harry Tuft, Stephen Wade, and Dick Weissman, Rocky Ridge Music Center, 465 Longs Peak Road, Estes Park CO. For further info: www.rockyridge.org.
Aug 31-Sep 3, Northwest Passage Dance Camp - 2018, English country dance weekend features hiking trails, waterfalls, wonderful gourmet food, good company, and great dancing at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, 83500 E Kiwanis Camp Road, Government Camp. Two fabulous bands, Persons of Quality and Fine Companions, with two great callers, Kalia Kliban and David Millstone. For further info: www.nwpassagedancecamp.org.
Sep 3, Labor Day Mountain Music Festival, held at Timberline Lodge, many performers including Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, Mountain Honey, the Talbott Brothers, Claire Lynch, and the Caleb Klauder Country Band, free. For more info, contact folks(at)qualityfolk.com.
Sep 6-9, American Banjo Camp, study old-time or bluegrass banjo (guitar, bass, mandolin and fiddle also) at Pilgrim Firs Conference Center, 3318 SW Lake Flora Road, Port Orchard WA with master instructors including Bill Evans, Alan Munde, Eric Thompson, Laura Smith, Greg and Jere Canote, Ken Perlman and many others. For complete information, go to www.americanbanjocamp.com.
Sep 7-9, Sisters Folk Festival 2018, three days of the best American music from blues to bluegrass. Performers to be announced in April; Festival passes are available now. For further info, call 541-549-4979 or go to www.sistersfolkfestival.org.
Sep 7-9, Oakridge Ukulele Festival, three day festival in Oakridge, 45 minutes east of Eugene. Instructors include James Clem, Richard Columbo, Carl Ventis, and Neal Chin. To sign up: www.oakridgeukulelefestival.com.
Sep 12-16, Port Townsend Ukulele Festival, four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music making. 2018 Instructors TBD. Fort Worden State Park, near Port Townsend WA. To register, go to centrum.org/the-port-townsend-ukulele-festival. (This festival sells out quickly).
Sep 26-30, The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, open cabaret, square dances, workshops, string band contest and concerts, featuring Foghorn Stringband, Del Rey & Suzy Thompson with Matt Weiner, Molsky's Mountain Drifters, Anna & Elizabeth, Bobby Taylor and Kim Johnson with Karen Celia Heil. Held at various venues in Berkeley CA. For tickets and further info: www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org.
Sep 28-Oct 2, Blues in the Gorge, blues guitar camp featuring aristic director and instuctor Mary Flower, and instructors Duke Robillard, Pat Donohue and Michael Jerome Browne. Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. For info, contact Scott Crane or Lauren Deming at 503-695-2243 or menucha.org. Co-sponsored by Cascade Blues Association.
Oct 11-14, FAR-West Conference, the gathering place for music and arts communities from the greater west and beyond. It is the annual conference of the Folk Alliance Western Region and is held at the Warner Center Marriott in Los Angeles CA. For more info and to register, contact www.far-west.org.
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