PFS Concerts now booking for 2017-2018

New venue!

Unless otherwise noted below:
Concerts are held at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens Street, Portland, OR 97214.
Doors open at 7:00, concert starts at 7:30.

Colonial Heights Presbyterian is located between Hawthorne and Division. Stephens is one block north of Harrison.

Friday, March 10: The DownTown Mountain Boys
(Concert is on the 2nd Friday in March, not the usual 3rd Friday!)

The DownTown Mountain Boys based in Seattle, Washington, is the Pacific Northwest's most exciting and accomplished bluegrass band. DownTown Mountain Boys Veteran bluegrassers and recording artists Terry Enyeart (bass, lead and harmony vocals), Dave Keenan (banjo, fiddle, lead and harmony vocals), Don Share (guitar, lead and harmony vocals), Tom Moran (Mandolin) and Paul Elliott (fiddle), seen for years in such popular Northwest bands as Ranch Romance, Rural Delivery, Rainy Pass, and Who's Driving?, have come together in a match made in musical heaven. Take three-part harmonies that send shivers up your spine, add dazzling instrumental firepower, and you have the sound of The DownTown Mountain Boys.

“Strong musicians, great vocals, great material, great arrangements, and well and tastefully executed. What a pleasure...” (Bluegrass Unlimited)

“The cream of Seattle-area pickers, top teachers, session musicians, and musicologists.” (Tom Petersen, Victory Music Review)

Check out their website

Live video shot at Bluegrass from the Forest festival.

More information: (503) 819-3712

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Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 PFS Members, $9 ages 12-18 (under 12 free)

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Friday, April 21: Orville Johnson and Mark Graham
The Kings of Mongrel Folk

Kings of Mongrel Folk

Royalty Comes to Portland! The Kings of Mongrel Folk, Orville Johnson and Mark Graham, Northwest favorites, mix humor, storytelling, mythology, religious blasphemy, guitar, social criticism, harmonica, dramatic tension, dobro, death, birth, and old-time music. The Kings have held court on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion and Kevin Burke's Open House, performing and teaching worldwide. Harmony and harmonica, Mark's clarinet and the clear sweet singing from Orville's Southern roots will raise the rafters.

Explore the spiritual with: “Zen Gospel Singing.” at their website .

“American Achilles” and “Oedipus Rex” (watch here) will give you a new perspective on those Greeks, with a hint that “American Achilles” may seem pretty timely.

Orville's fine resonator guitar picking can be heard at his website and as an instructor on Jam Play and Jpeg Nation.

Advance tickets recommended.

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 PFS Members, $9 ages 12-18 (under 12 free)

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