Folk Calendar

Folk Calendar

See also: PFS Concerts and PFS Events

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CONCERTS/PERFORMANCES/WORKSHOPS

Concerts and Performances

May 17 (Fri) — Jeanne Walker, 6-8 pm, folk, pop, contemporary, Say Ciao, 2501 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver WA, no cover. Info: walker.jeanne(at)comcast.net.

May 17 (Fri) — Bilgerats & Pyrettes, 6-8 pm, Portland's pirate band, free, all ages; The Ukeladies Sing the '80s, 9-11:55 pm, you are invited to sing along, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi, $15 (plus service fee) from brownpapertickets.com, 21+. Info: www.mississippipizza.com.

May 17 (Fri) — Jack McMahon, 7-9 pm, a rare treasure, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 17 (Fri) — Steve Bradley Band, 7-10 pm, R&B, rock, blues, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $8 cash only. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Concert * * *

##Note New Concert Venue##

May 17 (Fri) — Dave Stamey and joining him onstage, Tom Swearingen, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), songs of the American West, Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 SE Steele. Online tickets through Seat Yourself (recommended) at www.portlandfolkmusic.org: $18 PFS members, $21 general admission, $10.50 ages 12-18 (under 12 free). Tickets at the door: $22 PFS members, $25 general admission, $12 ages 12-18 (under 12 free). Info: 503-539-9559.

May 17 (Fri) — John Bunzow with Albert Reda, 8-11 pm, a kind of swamp rock that encompasses blues/Americana/country, Muddy Rudder Public House *, free, 21+ after 9 pm. Info: www.muddyrudderpdx.com.

May 17 (Fri) — Picture This (with Future Feats) , 9 pm (doors open at 8), Irish guitar-drum duo, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside, $15-18, 21+. Info: www.dougfirlounge.com.

May 17 (Fri) — Tara Velarde Album Release (with There Is No Mountain + Far Our West), 9-11:30 pm (doors open at 8:30), a diva and a folkie, Secret Society *, $10 advance/$12 door, 21+. Info: www.secretsociety.net (for The Sportin' Lifers, please see the Day by Day calendar).

May 18 (Sat) — Kassi Valazza, 3-4:45 pm, country folk rock, Alberta Street Pub *, $5, all ages. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

May 18 (Sat) — James Mason & The Gypsy Hicks, 6 pm, gypsy swing, $6, all ages, 16 and under free; Melao de Cuba Salsa Orchestra, 8:30 pm-12:15 am, solid salsa-inspired beats and Afro-Cuban rhythms, dance lesson with Brenda Russell & Jim Vail, Secret Society *, $10, 21+. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

May 18 (Sat) — Bellow Bridge, 6-8 pm, Celtic music, free, all ages; Saloon Ensemble CD Release, 9-11:55 pm, fun and kooky band that will have you laughing and dancing, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi, 21+. Info: www.mississippipizza.com.

May 18 (Sat) — John Bunzow, 7-9 pm, mixing the rootsy with the revolutionary, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 18 (Sat) — The Strange Tones with The Volcano Vixens, * * * SHOW CANCELLED * * * 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45), enter the world of crime-a-billy music, Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main, Ridgefield WA, $15. Info: 360-887-7260 or www.oldlibertytheater.com.

May 18 (Sat) — Dan O'Sullivan with Laura May, Alexa Wiley, and Don Wheatley, 8 pm, singer-songwriters, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $20 advance/$25 door. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

May 19 (Sun) — The Ex-Nashville Cats (John Bunzow and others), 1 pm, house concert in the Parkrose area, must reserve to get location. To reserve, email mearspresents(at)gmail.com, $10 suggested donation. Info: www.johnbunzow.com.

May 19 (Sun) — Kris Deelane & The Hurt, 3-4:45 pm, soul extravaganza, Alberta Street Pub *, $6, all ages. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

May 19 (Sun) — Cow Paddy Stompers, 4 pm, original music that sounds timeless and new takes on old gems, free, all ages; Jenny Sizzler, 7 pm, comedy-rock juggernaut, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 19 (Sun) — Lotus and Roses, 7 pm, Chinese and Western music, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

May 19 (Sun) — Country Side of Sunday, 7-10 pm, roots and more, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $8 cash only. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

May 19 (Sun) — Paper Wings - Emily Mann (banjo, vocals) and Wilhelmina Frankzerda (fiddle, vocals, guitar), 7:30 pm (potluck 6:30 pm), a sound that is delicate, powerful and refreshingly intimate, suggested donation $20-25, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com. For music, visit www.paperwingsmusic.com.

May 19 (Sun) — Flamenco Greats Mercedes Ruiz and Santiago Lara, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), Portland debut of internationally acclaimed artists, The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th, $35-$50, all ages. Advance tickets from Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com (plus service fees). Info: www.theoldchurch.org.

May 20 (Mon) — Homemade Jams 19 - Songs To Grow a Better World, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), music and performances by amazing Portland songwriters Mackenzie Bates, Jessa Campbell, Alexa MacDonald, Isabeau Waia'u Walker, and Resonate Choral Arts 25-woman choir, The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th, $12 adult/$5 students/seniors, all ages. Advance tickets from Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com (plus service fees). Info: www.theoldchurch.org.

May 21 (Tue) — Ben Larsen, 7-9 pm, folk and bluegrass, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 21 (Tue) — Experience Music Concert Series: Randy Porter and George Colligan, 7:30 pm, jazz piano duo, PCC Rock Creek A&E Music, 17705 Springville Road, donations appreciated but no one turned away, parking $2. Info: www.pcc.edu/programs/music/rockcreek.

May 21 (Tue) — Cheryl Wheeler, 8 pm (doors open at 7), one of the funniest and poignant singer-songwriters on the planet, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

May 22 (Wed) — Crystal Lariza, 7-9 pm, bound to surprise you, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 22 (Wed) — Stand & Sway (Beth Wood and Ara Lee James) plus special guests Scott Cook and Steven Skolnick), 9-11 pm, album release of Deep Blue, Alberta Street Pub *, $15. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

May 23 (Thu) — Larry Lotz, 7-9 pm, Americana-style singer-songwriter, Spinella's, 436 N Main Ave., Gresham. Info: www.larrylotz.com.

May 23 (Thu) — Tony Smiley, 7-9 pm, electro acoustic music, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 23 (Thu) — Brian Copeland Band, 7-9 pm, well-crafted pop, Kennedy School * Gymnasium, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 24 (Fri) — The Soulful Daze, 7-9 pm, soul-filled acoustic jams, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+.

May 24 (Fri) — John Bunzow Band, 7-10 pm, subterranean Americana, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $8 cash only. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

May 24 (Fri) — Cris Williamson + Barbara Higbie + Teresa Trull, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30), three legends of women's music reunite with an evening of old favorites and new surprises, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $32 advance/$35 door/$50 students VIP. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

May 24 (Fri) — Haley Johnson (with The Weather Machine + Nosila) , 8 pm (doors open at 7), Irish singer-songwriter best characterized by her powerhouse vocals and unique lyrical perspective, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside, $12-14, 21+. Info: www.dougfirlounge.com.

Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 24 (Fri) — The Sportin' Lifers, 8-11 pm, rhythm, jive, swing, reefer tunes, jump blues, boogie woogie -- it's all here, Muddy Rudder Public House *, free, 21+ after 9 pm. Info: www.muddyrudderpdx.com.

May 24 (Fri) — Weener, 9 pm, Ween tribute band from Seattle, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 25 (Sat) — Abbey Roadster, 2-5 pm, Beatles tribute band, Windy Hills Winery, 1346 S 38th Ct., Ridgefield WA, no cover. Info: windyhillswinery.com.

May 25 (Sat) — Eric John Kaiser, 7-9 pm, Parisian Americana from Portland's French troubadour, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 25 (Sat) — The Rhythm Dogs, 7-10 pm, jazz, funk, dub, and reggae, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $8 cash. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

May 25 (Sat) — Espacio Flamenco presents: Tablao Artichoke, 8 pm, an all-star cast including Randa BenAziz (vocals), Brenna McDonald (guitar), Nick Hutch (percussion), and dancers Lillie Last, Christina Lorentz, and Sanae Parra, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $20 advance/$25 door. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

May 25 (Sat) — Kris Deelane & The Hurt, 8-11 pm, soul extravaganza, Mekong Bistro, 8200 NE Siskiyou. More info: www.krisdeelaneandthehurt.com.

May 25 (Sat) — The Cat's Meow! and Pink Lady's Birthday Extravaganza, 9 pm-midnight (doors open at 8:30), step back in time to a speakeasy with live variety entertainment and classic burlesque, Secret Society *, $18 advance/$20 door, VIP $25 advance/$30 door, 21+. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

May 26 (Sun) — A Fine Mess, 3-6 pm, Irish music, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $5 cash only. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

May 26 (Sun) — Boom Squawk 3 - The Jan Hutchison Band, 7 pm, folk-rock with smoky blues overtones, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

May 26 (Sun) — Castletown + Chasing Ebenezer, 7 pm, Celtic and tribal folk rock, White Eagle Saloon *, $8 advance/$10 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 26 (Sun) — Billy D, 7-9 pm, blues, rock, nuances of country, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 28 (Tue) — Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, 7-9 pm, country-tinged roots rock, Edgefield Winery *. free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 29 (Wed) — James Clem, 10 am-noon, lecture and concert on the history of early roots music, Senior Studies Institute, Neighborhood House Senior Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway, free, non-members may attend. Info: www.ssipdx.org.

May 29 (Wed) — Tobias Berblinger, 7-9 pm, folk weirdness and barroom anthems, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 29 {Wed) — 7 Deadly Sins presents Pants On Fire!, 8 pm, seven storytellers tell seven tall tales: one is lying, White Eagle Saloon *, $10 advance/$14 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 30 (Thu) — The Brothers Jam, 7-9 pm, roots and jam rock, Kennedy School * Gymnasium, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 30 (Thu) — Wanderlodge, 7-9 pm, melodious vistas, lyrical musings, and power blues rock, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 30 (Thu) — Jobs With Justice's 3rd Annual Summer Solidarity Celebration featuring Edna Vazquez, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6), fearless singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway #300. $25 per person, 21+, incldes food provided by Elephant's Delicatessen, cash bar provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company, ADA accessible, Spanish interpretation provided, scholarship tickets available. For info: justin(at)jwjpdx.org.

May 30 (Thu) — Stumptown Swing - Tim Connell (mandolin), Mike Burdette (guitar), Keith Brush (upright bass), and Ben Blechman (violin), 7:30 pm (potluck 6:30 pm), gypsy jazz, suggested donation $20-25, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com. For music, visit www.stumptownswing.com.

May 30 (Thu) — Band of Comerados, 8 pm, acoustic music that makes you feel good, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 30 (Thu) — Whiskey Deaf, 8-11 pm, traditional bluegrass, old-time, and early country, Muddy Rudder Public House *, free, 21+ after 9 pm. Info: www.muddyrudderpdx.com.

May 31 (Fri) — Kris Deelane and the Hurt, 6-7:45 pm, 9-piece soul band with exceptionally fine and diverse vocals, Secret Society *, $6, all ages. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

May 31 (Fri) — Brian Copeland Band, 7-9 pm, well-crafted pop, Edgefield Winery *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 31 (Fri) — King Beta featuring Fred Stickley, 7-10 pm, R&B, rock, funk, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $12 cash only. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

May 31 (Fri) — Peter Mulvey (Dan Dover will open), 7:30 pm, great songs, great stories, everything you could ask for in a performer, 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.

May 31 (Fri) — Turtle & Friends, 8-11 pm, blend of country and blues, Muddy Rudder Public House *, free, 21+ after 9 pm. Info: www.muddyrudderpdx.com.

Jun 1 (Sat) — James Clem, 9 am-12:30 pm, acoustic blues and Americana, Hollywood Farmers' Market, 4420 NE Hancock. Info: www.jamesclem.com.

Jun 1 (Sat) — The Libertine Belles, 6-7:45 pm, female vocal swing trio, Secret Society *, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Jun 1 (Sat) — Jeanne Walker, 6-9 pm, folk, pop, contemporary, Tommy O's, 801 Washington St., Vancouver WA. Info: walker.jeanne(at)comcast.net.

Jun 1 (Sat) — "King Louie" Pain with Dan Balmer & Edwin Coleman III, 7-10 pm, jazz, blues, soul, funk, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $10 cash at door (reserved seating/advance purchase at kinglouieb3trio.brownpapertickets.com). Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

Jun 1 (Sat) — Adam Scramstad, 8-11 pm, acoustic fingerstyle guitar - blues and Americana, Muddy Rudder Public House *, free, 21+ after 9 pm. Info: www.muddyrudderpdx.com.

Jun 2 (Sun) — Mountain Honey, 10 am-1 pm, driving banjo and high lonesome harmonies, Milwaukie Farmers Market, SE Main & Harrison St., Milwaukie, free. Info: www.mountainhoneyportland.org.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

Jun 2 (Sun) — PFS Strawberry Social, 2-5 pm, a summer celebration of strawberries, shortcake, ice cream, socializing, and music at Tin & Larry Cotten's house, 3564 NE Knott, free. Please respond by May 30 to membership(at)portlandfolkmusic.org or call 503-729-6148. Bring your instruments, perhaps a songbook, and sing out!

Jun 3 (Mon) — Songwriter Circle: John Bunzow with Richard Moore and Cal Scott, 7 pm, an original artist, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $15, tickets at bunzowcircle.brownpapertickets.com, or at the door. Info from Matt Miner at 503-484-8196 or mattminermusic(at)gmail.com.

Jun 5 (Wed) — World Mandolin Concert featuring Brian Oberlin, Paul Glasse, Mike Compton, and Tim Connell, 7:30 pm (potluck 6:30 pm), four stellar mandolin players, suggested donation $20-25, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com. For music, visit www.mandoberlin.com, paulglasse.com, mikecompton.net, and www.timconnellmusic.com.

Jun 7 (Fri) — Jeanne Walker, 6-8 pm, folk, pop, contemporary, Say Ciao, 2501 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver WA, no cover. Info: walker.jeanne(at)comcast.net.

Jun 8 (Sat) — Mountain Honey, 7-9 pm (dinner at 6), driving banjo and high lonesome harmonies, Butteville Store, 10767 Butte St., Butteville, dinner $25, beer and wine for sale, limited reservations available, call 503-678-1605. Info: www.mountainhoneyportland.org.

Jun 8 (Sat) — Celtic Harps, Rare Instruments & Wondrous Stories with Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter, 7:30 pm (potluck at 6:30), traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland, as well as original compositions on two Celtic harps, the Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian bandura, cittern, and more, Hart House, 18700 SW Hart Road, Beaverton, suggested donation $15-20, desserts or snacks to share at the intermission would be welcome. Seating is limited; for info and advance registration contact: 503-704-7037 or minerva(at)europa.com.

Jun 12 (Wed) — Mile Twelve - Evan Murphy (guitar), David Benedict (mandolin), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Nate Sabat (bass), and BB Bowness (banjo), 7:30 pm (potluck 6:30 pm), serious study of bluegrass tradition and a fearless desire to create fresh pathways, suggested donation $20-25, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com. For music, visit www.miletwelvebluegrass.com.

Jun 14 (Fri) — Garcia Birthday Band Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Aoxomoxoa, 8 pm (doors open at 7), not your average tribute band, but something fresh and original, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, $20, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jun 15 (Sat) — Hanz Araki CD Release, 7:30 pm (potluck 6:30 pm), flautist, whistle player, singer, talented Irish musician, and master of the Japanese end-blown flute, suggested donation $20-25, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com. For music, visit www.hanzaraki.com.

Jun 15 (Sat) — James Clem CD Release Party with special guest Craig Snazelle, 8-10 pm, acoustic blues and Americana, Corkscrew Wine Bar, 1665 SE Bybee Blvd. Info: www.jamesclem.com.

Jun 16 (Sun) — Abbey Roadster, 6:30-8:30 pm, Beatles tribute band, Brothers Cascadia Brewing, 9811 NE 15th Ave., Vancouver WA. Info: ray_richads1(at)msn.com.

Jun 18 (Tue) — Ziggy Marley + Michael Franti & Spearhesd, 6 pm (doors open at 4:30), great musicians and humanitarians, Edgefield Amphitheater *, $64.50 advance/$70 day of show, all ages. For info and tickets: www.edgefieldconcerts.com. (This concert repeats on Jun 19.)

Jun 18 (Tue) — John Mayall with Tommy Odetto, 8 pm (doors open at 7), the Godfather of British Blues, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, $35, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jun 19 (Wed) — Orquestra Akok·n, 8 pm (doors open at 7), straight out of Havana comes this blazing ensemble of deeply soulful mambo, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, $25-30, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jun 20 (Thu) — James Clem, 4-8 pm, acoustic blues and Americana, free food samples and food for sale, Food Innovation Center, 1207 NW Naito Parkway #154, free, all ages. Info: www.jamesclem.com.

Jun 21 (Fri) — Garcia Birthday Band, 9:30 pm, not your average tribute band, but something fresh and original, White Eagle Saloon *, $12, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 22 (Sat) — The Soul Rebels, 9 pm (doors open at 8), funk and soul with elements of jazz, hiphop, and rock blended into the new Orleans brass band tradition, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, $20 advance/$24 day of show, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jun 23 (Sun) — Mary Flower CD Release, 7 pm (doors open at 6:45), fingerstyle guitar champion; complimentary CD provided to all ticket holders in attendance, Secret Society *, $25. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Jun 25 (Tue) — Thr Rural Alberta Advantage (with Briston Maroney) , 9 pm (doors open at 8), percussive folk songs about home towns and heartbreaks, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside, $20, 21+. Info: www.dougfirlounge.com.

Jun 26 (Wed) — Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band (special guest: Penny & Sparrow, 8 pm (doors open at 7), a man who is rich in daughters, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $37.50 advance/$40 day of show/$149 VIP, 21+, no minors. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Jun 27 (Thu) — Jim James + The Claypool Lennon Delirium, 7 pm (doors open at 5), psychedelic rock band, The Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Washington Park. Price $35 general/$65 reserved/$95 terrace. Info: www.zooconcerts.com.

Jun 27 (Thu) — An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, 6:30 pm (doors open at 4:30), elements of country, Western, folk, jazz, swing, bebop, blues, and gospel, Edgefield Amphitheater *, $49 advance/$55 day of show (reserved seating $89 advance/$90 day of show), all ages. For info and tickets: www.edgefieldconcerts.com.

Jun 28 (Fri) — Abbey Roadster, 6:30-8:30 pm, Beatles tribute band, 99 Saloon and Grill, 7005 NE Highway 99, Vancouver WA. Info: ray_richads1(at)msn.com.

Jun 29 (Sat) — Greensky Bluegrass, 7 pm (doors open at 5), bluegrass/rock, The Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Washington Park. Price $30 general/$60 reserved/$90 terrace. Info: www.zooconcerts.com.

Jun 29 (Sat) — 6th Annual Lefty Sing-Along with special guest Joe Hickerson, 6:30 pm, Resist! Songs of unity, hope & change led by the P'Nai Or House Band, a fundraiser for the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice and Congregation P'Nai Or, The Peace House, 2116 NE 18th Ave., $18 donation. For info and tickets: 6thleftysing.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee).

Jun 29 (Sat) — Greg Brown, 8 pm (doors open at 7), a man who is rich in daughters, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $35 advance/$40 day of show, fully seated, 21+. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Jun 30 (Sun) — Popgoji (with Grupo Masato) , 9 pm (doors open at 8mashup of Brazilian rhytms and pop/soul lyrics, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside, $10-13, 21+. Info: www.dougfirlounge.com.

Jul 13 (Sat) — Mary Flower and the BBQ Boys, 7:30 pm (potluck at 6:30), good time music on a warm summer night, Hart House, 18700 SW Hart Road, Beaverton, suggested donation $15-20, desserts or snacks to share at the intermission would be welcome. Seating is limited; for info and advance registration contact: 503-704-7037 or minerva(at)europa.com.

Jul 15 (Mon) — Avi Kaplan - The Otherside Tour, 8 pm (doors open at 7), roots music in its purest form, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, $18.50 advance/$20 day of show, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jul 20 (Sat) — Mountain Dulcimer Workshops and Concert with Neal and Colleen Walters, workshops (beginning to in termediate level) at 1-4:30 pm, dulcimer demonstration by local group at 6:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont, 2 workshops $50, concert $12 (concert with any workshop $10). Info : sloejamdulcimer.com.

Aug 2 (Fri) — John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness World Tour, 7 pm (doors open at 5), the elder statesman of singer-songwriters, The Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Washington Park. Price $49.50-109.50. Info: www.zooconcerts.com.

Aug 25 (Sat) — Ellis Dyson and the Shambles, 7 pm (potluck at 6), old-time influences ranging from early New Orleans jazz to Piedmont murder ballads, Hart House, 18700 SW Hart Road, Beaverton, suggested donation $15-20, desserts or snacks to share at the intermission would be welcome. Seating is limited; for info and advance registration contact: 503-704-7037 or minerva(at)europa.com.

Aug 31 (Sat) — Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feet 25th Anniversary Tour, 8 pm (doors open at 7), original lineup performs the album in its entirety, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, $39.50 advance/$42 day of show, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Day by Day

(NOTE: We have added concerts and performances that recur on a weekly or monthly basis to this calendar)

Sunday

CONCERT (Every) — Reggie Houston's Box of Chocolates, 11 am-2 pm, fine sax with strings attached, EaT: an Oyster Bar, 3808 N Williams Ave. (at Failing St.), free. Info: reggiehouston.com/

CONCERT (Every) — Americana Lunch, noon-2 pm, rotating roots bands, Laurelthirst Public House *, free, all ages. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.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

May 19: Tallulah's Daddy, Aaron Nigel Smith

May 26: Mo Phillips

Jun 2: Pointed Man Band

Jun 9: Jessa Campbell & The Saplings Audio/Video Release with Kelli Welli

CONCERT (Every) — Steve Cheseborough and (usually) Taizz Medalia, 5-7 pm, old-time blues,

Upright Brewing, 240 N Broadway, free. Info: www.stevecheseborough.com

CONCERT (Every) — Kaleo Titcomb, 5-7 pm, island sounds, reggae, soft rock, and contemporary hits, Salty's on the Columbia, 3839 NE Marine Drive. Info: www.saltys.com

CONCERT (Every) — Freak Mountain Ramblers, 6-8 pm, off-beat, edgy, weird, wonderful, Laurelthirst Public House *, free. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

CONCERT (Every) — Fran & Dan, 6-8:30 pm, Irish music, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com

CONCERT (Every) — Tom Grant Band, 6-9 pm, smooth jazz and jazz/fusion, Tommy O's, 801 Washington St., Vancouver WA. Info: www.tommyosaloha.com.

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 (2nd) — Henry & Moggy, 10 am-noon, that downhome country/ragtime sound, Just Bob Cafe *, 503-467-4656

CONCERT (2nd) — Mountain Honey, 7-9 pm, driving banjo and high lonesome harmonies, Strum Guitars, 1415 SE Stark. Info: 503-715-6157 or www.mountainhoneyportland.org

CONCERT (2nd) — Biddy on the Bench, 7 pm, banjo, guitar, tin whistle, and four-part harmony in Irish folk/traditional style, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (2nd) — Jessa Campbell, 4 pm, creating all-age spaces for musicians who are parents, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

CONCERT (2nd) — The Portlanders - Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson, 7 pm (doors open at 6), folk supergroup, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 plus service fee. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CONCERT (2nd & 4th) — Reggie Houston's C'Ex All-Stars with Ben Jones, Tyrone Hendrix, and Mike Elson, 5-8 pm, Cannon's Rib Express, 5410 NE 33rd Avenue (by New Seasons), free, all ages. Info: reggiehouston.com/

CONCERT (4th) — 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) — 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

May 19: 2-4 pm, Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way

May 26: 3-6 pm, Kennedy School * Community Room

Jun 2: 2-4 pm, Waverly Heights UCC, 3300 SE Woodward, singing from the Cooper Book

Jun 9: 5-7 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave

Jun 16: 2-4 pm, Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way

Jun 23: 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) — Portland Sings (drop-in), 2-4 pm, led by Mark Bosnian, a monthly community sing-along gathering. NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10. Info: 232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

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 (Every) — Laurelthirst Public House, 9 pm (8 pm signup in the pool room), hosted by Taylor Kingman, Laurelthirst Public House *, free. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.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) — Blue Diamond Blues Jam, 6-9 pm, Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy. Info: 503-230-9590 or www.bluediamondpdx.net/

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 (1st) — Doc Slocum's Old Time Jam, noon, Laurelthirst Public House *, free, all ages. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.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, NOTE NEW LOCATION: Artichoke Cafe, 2007 SE Powell Blvd, $10 (proceeds are shared with Artichoke Community Music). Info: www.qualityfolkdojo.com

JAM (usually 2nd) — Keizer Old-Time Jam, 1-4 pm, all levels welcome, John Knoz Presbyterian Church, 452 Cummings Lane North, Keizer. For more info, contact soyopo(at)comcast.net or www.mudcityoldtime.org

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, Strum Guitars, 1415 SE Stark. Info: thehandsomeladies.org/portland

JAM (2nd through Last) — Irish Session, 6:30-8:30 pm, Kells Irish Pub *, free. Info: www.kellsportland.com

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) — Old Time Fiddle Tunes Instrumental Jam, noon-2 pm, Flipside Coffee Shop, 8 NE Killingsworth. Contact Marian Drake by phone (not text) at 503-236-1736

JAM (4th) — Stumptown Strummers Mountain Dulcimer Group, 3:30-5 pm, 2700 SE Harrison Ave, Milwaukie. Contact jamiberry(at)yahoo.com

CLASS (Every other - Apr 7 through May 19) — Accordion Playing and Performance: Beyond the Basics, 1:30-3:30 pm, led by Doug Stickler (for intermediate/advanced players), learn and reexamine skills learned in standard lessons, $199 for four classes, NOTE NEW VENUE: Happy Valley School of Music, 10555 SE 82nd Ave., #102, Happy Valley. Info: Tracy Kim at 503-236-8613 or www.happyvalleyschoolofmusic.com

WORKSHOP (Every) — Soldier Songs and Voices, 2-4 pm, music and songwriting lessons for Armed Forces veterans; guitars are available. NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, drop-in, free. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

WORKSHOP (May 5 only) — Introduction to Ukulele Adventures, 2-3:30 pm, led by Brian Fergus, introducing this songbook of solo and duet ukulele arrangements and learn to play one of the duet arrangements, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, free. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

WORKSHOP (Jun 2 only) — Banjoga, 3-4:30 pm, led by Austin Quattlebaum, a meditative and mindful approach to warming up that will open your mind and your playing, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $30. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

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 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 - on weeks when there is no Waltz Eclectic) — 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: www.norsehall.org

DANCE (2nd) — Advanced English Country Dance, 3-5 pm, Renaissance School, 0234 SW Bancroft, $10 suggested donation. Dance shoes required. Info: portlandcountrydance.org/calendar

Jun 9: music by Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, and Lisa Scott, caller David Macemon

DANCE (2nd) — Gender Free Techno Contra, 6:30-10 pm, supportive, playful, safe, and willing to learn, These are our intentions. Any and all are welcome who are willing to aim for these intentions. None are welcome who refuse, $7-10 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org/calendar

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: www.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.

Monday

CONCERT (Every) — Mr Ben, 5-6 pm, guitar and ukulele music for toddlers and up with lots of interactive songs, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi. Info: www.mississippipizza.com

CONCERT (Every) — Music Mondays, 7 pm, blues and folk, Lake Theater & Cafe, 106 N State Street, Lake Oswego, price varies. Info: www.laketheatercafe.com

May 27: Mark Hummell Golden State - Lone Star Revue featuring Anson Funderburgh

Jun 3: Young Guns of the Blues featuring Ben Rice, Kivett Bednar, Tevis Hodge Jr., Justus Reece, Timothy James

Jun 10: Acoustic Guitar Summit featuring Terry Robb, Mark Hanson, Doug Smith

Jun 17: Phil Baker Quartet

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

May 20: Wallpaper with Tryptych featuring Rob Wynia

May 27: Fester's Nephew

Jun 3: Skip von Kuske's Cellotronik

Jun 10: Will West

Jun 24: Moody Little Sister

CONCERT (Every) — Bayou Boyz, 7:30-11 pm, blues with a Lousiana-based center, Mekong Bistro, 8200 NE Siskiyou. More info: www.mekongbistro1.com.

CONCERT (Every) — Lloyd Jones, 8-10:30 pm, doin' what it takes, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: www.muddyrudderpdx.com

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

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

Jun 3: John Standefer

OPEN MIC (1st) — Latte Da Open Mic, sign-up at 6 pm, start as soon as we can get the sound system up, until 8 pm, Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, 205 E 39th St., Vancouver 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) — Portland Kids Jam, 3:30-5:15 pm, in informal monthly gathering of young musicians hosted by local fiddle teachers, Pacific Crest Community School, 116 NE 29th Ave., free, all ages and instruments welcome. Info: contact Sophie Enloe at sophiefiddles(at)gmail.com

JAM (3rd) — New! Teem Jam!, 3:30-5:15 pm, an advanced level traditional music jam of young musicians hosted by local fiddle teachers but more self-directed, Pacific Crest Community School, 116 NE 29th Ave. (in a different part of the building), free, donations and potluck snack gratefully accepted, all ages and instruments ( or voices) welcome. Info: contact Sophie Enloe at sophiefiddles(at)gmail.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

CLASS (Every - Apr 22 through Jun 10, except May 27) — Singing for the Vocally Challenged, noon-12:50 pm, led by Anne Weiss, learn to sing better in a non-judgmental, fun environment, $18 per class, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: The Green House, near Division and 73rd (call 914-924-2574 for directions). Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 22 through Jun 3) — Beginning Guitar, 5:30-6:20 pm, led by Adrian Martin, you will be playing a song by the end of the first class, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 22 through Jun 3) — Intermediate Guitar, 6:30-7:20 pm, led by Adrian Martin, strumming patterns, bass lines, and other fun guitar sounds (if you know basic chords), $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 22 through Jun 3) — Lead Guitar for the Rhythm Guitarist, 7:30-8:20 pm, led by Adrian Martin, spruce up your rhythm guitar chords, $120 for seven classes, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 22 through Jun 3) — Playing Well with Others, 8:30-9:20 pm, led by Adrian Martin, learn how to jam (all instruments welcome), $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 22 through Jun 3) — The Everyone Welcome Community Choir, 6:30-7:20 pm, Anne Weiss leads a class and choir rolled into one, $18 per class or $110 for seven classes, $55 for students under 18, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 22 through Jun 10) — Irish Session 2, 7-7:50 pm, led by Dan Compton, learn the skills of traditional Irish music, $120 for eight classes. Contact Dan at 503-233-9091 or danfran(at)glencottagemusic.com about which class is right for you, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 22 through Jun 10) — Irish Session 1, 8-8:50 pm, led by Dan Compton, learn the skills of traditional Irish music, $120 for eight classes. Contact Dan at 503-233-9091 or danfran(at)glencottagemusic.com about which class is right for you, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Jun 24 through Aug 26) — West Coast Swing, 6-7 pm, led by Patti Drewry, a popular swing dance that is danced in a slot and can be danced to a wide range of music, age 16 & up, no partner necessary, Arrowwood Room, Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. $50 per person, (senior discount available). Info at 503-653-8100 or ncprd.com/discovery-guide

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

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) — Dancing on the Columbia, 7-10 pm (beginners' lesson at 7), hosted by Bridge City Ballroom Dance, Warehouse #23, 100 Columbia St., #102, Vancouver WA, $15 for entire evening, $8 scial dance only, no partner required. Info: vancityballroom.com/calendar/

DANCE (Every, except May 27) — 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, $10. Info: www.lenorasballroom.com

STORYTELLING (1st) — The Moth Storyslam, 8 pm (doors open at 6:45), storytelling competition, Secret Society *, $10, 21+ (all tickets sold in advance). Info: www.secretsociety.net

Tuesday

CONCERT (Every) — Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters, 6 pm (doors open at 5:30), all-female Americana, Alberta Street Pub *, free, all ages. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com

CONCERT (Every) — Jackstraw, 6-8 pm, bluegrass; impeccable musicianship and hard-driving originals, Laurelthirst Public House *, free, all ages. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

CONCERT (Every) — Reggie Houston Duo, 6-9 pm, fine sax with piano attached, Tapalaya, 28 NE 28th Ave., free. Info: reggiehouston.com/

CONCERT (Every) — Live Folk Music, 7-9 pm, Hostel CafÈ, 1810 NW Glisan. Info: 503-417-8143 or www.hostelcafepdx.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: www.catfishlous.com

JAM (Every) — Gresham G Strings Ukulele Jam, 9-10;30 am, community ukulele jam, Gresham Senior Center, 600 NE 8th St., Gresham. Info: Barbara Adams at adamsbjw(at)eou.edu

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 CafÈ, 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. Info: www.albertastreetpub.com

CLASS (Every - Mar 19 through Apr 30) — By-Ear Harmony Singing I, 7-8:15 pm, led by Leela Grace, discover the power of voices raised in harmony, $170 for seven sessions, $300 for two from the same household/family. NOTE NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: www.rosecityfolkschool.com/classes.html/

CLASS (Every - Mar 26 through Apr 30) — Beginning Mountain Dulcimer, 1-1:50 pm, led by Sally S. Smith, learn to play this simple three-stringed Appalachian instrument, $60 for six classes, Artichoke Music *. Info:503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 23 through Jun 4) — Intro to Ukulele (for the complete beginner), 5:30-6:30 pm, led by Tracy Kim, how to hold, strum, and tune a ukulele, and learn basic chords, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 23 through Jun 4) — Beginning Ukulele 2, 6:30-7:30 pm, led by Tracy Kim, picking up where the last class left off, learn new strum techniques and rhythms, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 23 through Jun 4) — Intermediate/Advanced Ukulele: Swing and Blues, 7:30-8:30 pm, led by Tracy Kim, learn movable chord shapes and new strum and fingerpicking patterns for blues, gypsy jazz, calypso, rhumba, bossa, and swing, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 23 through Jun 4) — Beginning Mandolin, 6-6:50 pm, led by RenÈ Berblinger, learn how to hold, tune and pick the mandolin with basic chords and tablature, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 23 through Jun 4) Continuing Mandolin, 7-7:50 pm, led by RenÈ Berblinger, continue on to the next level, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 2 through Jun 4) Piano Group Lessons Level 1, 7:50-8:40 pm, gain fundamental skills such as note-reading and rhythm, $132 (resident)/$185 (non-resident), coed class, ages 16 and up. Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis. Info: 503-823-3177 or www.communitymusiccenter.org

CLASS (Every - Jun 4 through Jul 9) Songwriting As Truthtelling, 7-9 pm, led by Matt Meighan, explore songwriting as a means to uncover deeply-felt truths, enrollment limited to 10, all levels of experience welcome, $160 for six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

WORKSHOP (Every - Apr 23 through Jun 4) Weekly Workshop: Fiddle Tunes for Acoustic Players, 8-8:50 pm, led by Olivia Duffy and RenÈ Berblinger (all instruments welcome), a weekly exploration of playing old-time fiddle tunes and learning to work together, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

WORKSHOP (Every - Apr 23 through Jun 4) Gypsy Jazz Jam Workshop, 8:30-9:30 pm, led by Tracy Kim, playing gypsy jazz and swing rhythm guitar, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

DANCE WORKSHOP (Every) — Irish Ceili and Set Dance, 6:30-8:30 pm, VFW Hall, 630 Hood Street NE, Salem, $5. Info: oregonirishdance(at)gmail.com

DANCE WORKSHOP (Every) — Irish Ceili Dance, 7:30-9:30 pm, St. Therese Catholic School, 1260 NE 132nd Ave., Elisa Chandler teaching, $5. Info: ceiliofthevalley(at)gmail.com

DANCE (1st & 3rd) — Leikarringen, 5:30- 7 pm, traditional Norwegian dancing for children in 2nd or 3rd grade and above, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Street, no charge. Info: David Champion, 971-284-4175 or norseherodotus(at)hotmail.com

Wednesday

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: www.mississippipizza.com

CONCERT (Every) — Wednesday Bluegrass, 7-9 pm, a new band each week, $5 cover, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy. Info: 503-715-6157 or www.oregonbluegrass.org

May 15: Sunny South, early bluegrass

May 22: Whiskey Deaf, breakdowns, ballads, and cajun two-step

May 29: Julie and the WayVes, progressive bluegrass

Jun 5: Whistlin' Rufus, classical, Irish, folk, bluegrass, and more

Jun 12: Mike Compton, modern mandolin master (show limited to 65)

Jun 19: JT & Rowdy Mountain, from deep within the Ozark Hills

CONCERT (1st) — Marianne Fleming, 4 pm, fine singer, composer, and guitarist, known for her bluesy sound; sponsored by Local Roots, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

CONCERT (1st) — Cascade Blues Association General Membership Meeting, 7 pm, always an acoustic set followed by an electric set, come ready to dance, East Portland Eagles Lodge, 4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd., $5, free to members. Info: cascadebluesassociation.org

Jun 5: James Clem (acoustic) + TBA (electric)

CONCERT (1st) — Paula Byrne, 8 pm, jazz vocalist, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover. Info: www.muddyrudderpdx.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/event-calendar/

CONCERT (2nd) — Celtic Community Night, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), singer-songwriter performances: four acts performing 30-minute sets, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2001 SE Powell, $5-15 sliding scale. Info: 232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

Jun 13: Varelse - Scandinavian folk fusion

CONCERT (2nd) — Lauren Sheehan, 8 pm, American songster, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover. Info: www.laurensheehanmusic.com

CONCERT (3rd) — Lorna Miller's Little Kids Jamboree, 6-8 pm, the Western Hummingbird and family, The Barrio, 7238 SE Foster Road, no cover: usual tip jar for your donations. Info: www.westernhummingbird.com

CONCERT (3rd) — Terry Robb, 7 pm, acoustic guitar master, Jo Bar, 715 NW 23rd Ave. Info: www.terryrobb.com

CONCERT (4th) — Julie Amici Trio, 8 pm, jazz, blues, a taste of country, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover. Info: www.muddyrudderpdx.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) — Ukulele Jam, 6-7:15 pm, practice your ukulele and play songs in this casual drop-in atmosphere. Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. $1 per person, $2 (non-resident). Info at 503-794-8092 or ncprd.com/discovery-guide

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) — Blue Wednesday Jam, 8:30 pm, hosted by Marty Henniger & The Uptown Kings, 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

JAM (1st &3rd) — Mt. Dulcimer Jam, 1-2:45 pm, practice your ukulele and play songs in this casual drop-in atmosphere. Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. $1 per person, $2 (non-resident). Info at 503-794-8092 or ncprd.com/discovery-guide

JAM (2nd) — Portland Jug Band Jam, 7-9 pm, all levels welcome, acoustic only, Ford Food and Drink, 2505 SE 11th Ave. For more info, contact arlo(at)arlotone.com

JAM (2nd & Last) — Eastside Music Club Old-Time/Folk Jam, 7:30 pm, learner-friendly jam session focused on old-time, folk, and acoustic blues, held in members' homes, all instruments and ability levels welcome. For more info, contact Steve Bleiler at bleilers(at)pdx.edu

CLASS (Every - Apr 10 through May 29, except May 8) — Absolute Beginning Flamenco Guitar, 7:45-8:45 pm, led by Brenna McDonald, for the complete beginner or those who'd like more time with the classics, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 24 through Jun 5) — Harmony Singing By Ear!, 12:30-1:20 pm, led by Anne Weiss, learn 2,3, even 4-part harmonies and to how hold on to your own part, $18 per class or $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 24 through Jun 5) — Blues Harp By Ear (all levels), 6-6:50 pm, led by Steve Cheseborough, learn to make sweet sounds on the most expressive of instruments, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 24 through Jun 5) — Music of Robert Johnson (Intermediate to Advanced), 7-7:50 pm, led by Steve Cheseborough, get way deep in the Delta as we work on Johnson songs and discuss his life and significance, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

CLASS (Every - Apr 3 through May 29) Recorder Level 1, 8:20-9:05 pm, learn note-reading, fingering and simple songs to play, $149 (resident)/$208.75 (non-resident), coed class, ages 14 and up. Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis. Info: 503-823-3177 or www.communitymusiccenter.org

WORKSHOP (3rd) — Portland Songwriter’s Association, 11 am-2 pm, Buffalo Gap, 6835 SW Macadam Avenue. Members free, non-members $10. More info: www.portlandsongwriters.org/calendar.htm

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 pm; CD dance: until 10 pm, Secret Society *. Sponsored by Cascade Zydeco, $10 general/$8 members (unless otherwise noted below), 21+. Info: www.cascadezydeco.com

May 22: special concert with Swamp Thang!, $15 ($12 members)

May 29: special concert with The New Iberians, $10

DANCE (1st) — Contra Dance, 7:30-10 pm, Polish Library Association dance hall, 3832 N Interstate, $8/$7 students (octogenarians and beyond free), Info: joyridecontra(at)gmail.com or www.joyride.erikweberg.com

Jun 5: music by Joyride, caller Susie Kendig

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

STORYTELLING (Last) — Open Mic, 7-9 pm, all welcome, led by Ann Rutherford & Norm Brecke, story length is 8 minutes, 13 Virtues Brewing Company, 6410 SE Milwaukie, free. Info: www.annerutherford.com

Thursday

CONCERT (Every) — Red Yarn, 5:30-6:30 pm, wonderful kid's show; joined by Mo Phillips every second Thursday, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi. Info: www.mississippipizza.com

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) — The Portland Lindy Society presents 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

May 16: Reggie Houston's B' Swingsters + Pete Krebs and the Rockin' K Ranch Hands

May 23: The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies + 12th Avenue Hot Club

May 30: James Mason & The Gypsy Hicks + THe Hot Club Time Machine

Jun 6: Black Swan Quintet + Baby & The Pearl Blowers

CONCERT (1st & 3rd) — Sleepy Eyed Johns, 8-10:30 pm, old-time bluegrass, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: www.muddyrudderpdx.com

CONCERT (2nd) — Sonny Hess with Lisa Mann, 7-9 pm, NW blues legend, known for her guitar, Edgefield Winery *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.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, 503-246-3351

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) — Song Celebration!, 7 pm, share an original or cover song with a community of song lovers; hosted by a rotating cast of Artichoke MCs, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, donation at the door $5, beer, wine, sparkling water, tea, and light snacks available at the bar. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

OPEN MIC (2nd and 4th) — Acoustic Village, 7 pm, hosted by Jon Lee, features a different theme each week, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, donation at the door $5, beer, wine, sparkling water, tea, and light snacks available at the bar. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

OPEN MIC (5th) — Songwriter Spotlight, 7 pm, featuring only original songs and spoken material; Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, donation at the door $5, beer, wine, sparkling water, tea, and light snacks available at the bar. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

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 $2 (non-resident). Info at 503-794-8092 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 CafÈ, 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) — 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) — Winds of Donegal Thursday Night Class (CÈilÌ), 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 (1st) — West Coast Swing Dance in Vancouver, 7:30 pm (beginners' lesson at 7), different teachers and styles every night, hosted by Carole Duttlinger, Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72th Ave., Vancouver WA, $5 donation requested, no partner required. Info: vancityballroom.com

DANCE (2nd) — Contra Dance Music Teaching Session, 7-9 pm, SW Portland (call 503-233-9091 for directions), George Penk or Dan Compton instructing, $8 students/$10 PCDC members/$15 non-members

Friday

CONCERT (Every) — Zazzy Zoe & Mr. Ben, 4:15-5:15 pm, plays and sings for the kids, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi. Info: www.mississippipizza.com

CONCERT (1st) — Hollowdog, 4 pm, eclectic and psychedelic, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

CONCERT (1st) — The Oregon Trailers, 6 pm, classic country of the '60s and '70s with a modern sensibility, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Secret Society *. Info: www.secretsociety.net

CONCERT (1st) — Great Auntie Lo, 8-11 pm, bluesbilly good times, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: www.muddyrudderpdx.com

CONCERT (1st) — Baby Gramps, 9:30 pm, the Seattle surrealist, Laurelthirst Public House *, $6. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

CONCERT (2nd) — Sister Mercy's Mighty Monthly Musical Moment, 9 pm, original Portland rhythm & blues, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Info: www.catfishlous.com

CONCERT (2nd & 4th) — Pete Krebs and his Portland Playboys, 6-8 pm, a heavy dose of western swing and hillbilly boogie. Secret Society *, $6, all ages, 16 & under free. Info: www.secretsociety.net

CONCERT (3rd) — Mick Overman, 4 pm, bluesy folk & roll with jazz attitude, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

CONCERT (3rd) — James Clem, 5-8 pm, acoustic blues and Americana, Mark's On The Channel, 34326 Johnson's Landing Road, Scappoose, no cover, 21+. Info: www.jamesclem.com.

CONCERT (3rd) — The Sportin' Lifers Trio 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) — Norman Sylvester Quartet Band, 8-11:30 pm, the original boogie cat, Vinyl Tap Bar & Grill, 2099 SE Oakgrove Blvd., Milwaukie. Info: normansylvester.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 www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

May 17: Brian Fergus, Athena McIntyre, Christie McSpadden, Some Folks

May 24: Richey Bellinger, Katie Fitzgerald, Whitherward, Sofie & the Bad Boys

May 31: Jerome Jerome, Beni Brosh, Don Wheatley, Jim D'Ville

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) — Yacolt Song Circle, doors open at 6 pm, family friendly, all ages and skill levels welcome: come play, listen, or just hang out. Pizza is free as always. Yacolt Community Church, 203 South Ranck (one block west of Railroad), Yacolt, WA, free, donations gladly accepted. For more info, contact Nick Peck at nick.peck(at)gmx.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 (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

CLASS (Every - Jun 28 through Aug 30) — East Coast Swing, 2-3 pm, led by Patti Drewry, a happy, fun, upbeat dance distinguished by its bouncy rock rock step (back break) and side steps, age 18 & up, no dance experience or partner necessary, Arrowwood Room, Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. $50 per person, (senior discount available). Info at 503-653-8100 or ncprd.com/discovery-guide

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, dance shoes only on the maple floorboards, please, Burlingame Water Tower (BWT) *, $10 non-members, $8 members, $7 students & seniors. Info: portlandcountrydance.org/calendar

May 17: music by Richard Scher, Laura Kuhlman, Ellen Hansen, caller Erik Weberg

May 24: music by Lanny Martin & friends, caller Laura Hatch

May 31: music by Damsel, caller Ric Goldman

Jun 7: music by Carl Thor, Sean Nolan, Jon Neff, caller David Macemon

Jun 14: music by Laura Kuhlman, Lanny Martin, Jon Neff, caller Laura Hatch

Jun 21: music by Fine Companions, caller Ric Goldman

Jun 28: music by Carl Thor, Sean Nolan, Alan Rutherford, Ellen Hansen, caller Erik Weberg

Jul 5: music by Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg, caller Cynthia Stenger

Jul 12: music by Richard Scher & friends, caller Ric Goldman

Ju1 19: music by Heather Pinney, George Penk, Laura Kuhlman, caller Nan Evans

Jul 26: music by Damsel, caller Mary Devlin

DANCE (1st) — 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 (1st) — Irish Ceili, 8-11 pm, final Ceili of the season with live music, featuring Preston Howard, Bronnie Griffin, and Cary Novotny, Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, $12/$10 veterans, students and 65+. Info: www.IrishPDX.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

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

Jun 14: music by Contra Sutra, caller Andrea Nettleton

Jul 12: music by The Electrodes, caller Susan Michaels

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

STORYTELLING (1st) — Urban Tellers, 8 pm (doors open with music at 7), hosted by Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard, The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Avenue (at Clay), $15 advance/$20 day of show/$5 Arts for All, 21+. Info: www.pdxstorytheater.org

STORYTELLING (2nd) — Portland Storytellers’ Guild (PSG) Potluck and Story Swap, 6:30-8:30 pm, Brief storytelling workshop and story sharing, bring a dish to share and a serving utensil, free. Room 30, Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway. Info: Eric Foxman at 503-659-2715 or www.portlandstorytellers.org

Saturday

CONCERT (Every) — Pete Krebs and the Rockin' K Ranch Hands, 2-4 pm, a heavy dose of western swing and hillbilly boogie. Podnah's Pit BBQ, 1625 NE Killingsworth, free, all ages, 16 & under free. Info: www.heypetekrebs.com

CONCERT (Every) — Saturday Kids' Concert, 4 pm, energetic songs and stories for the whole family, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi. Info: www.mississippipizza.com

May 18: Micah & Me

May 25: The Alphabeticians

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 (1st & 3rd) — Reverb Brothers, 4 pm, a kind of swamp rock that encompasses blues/Americana/country, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (2nd) — Ronnie Carrier, 4 pm, lyrical, raw, and unfiltered, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

CONCERT (2nd) — Kris Deelane & The Hurt, 6-8 pm, soul extravaganza, Laurelthirst Public House *, free, all ages. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

CONCERT (2nd) — Second Saturday Community Concert, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45), Irish entertainment, Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, advance tickets $22/$18 children and students 16 and under (plus service fee)/$30 door at www.brownpapertickets.com (or call 800-838-3006)

CONCERT (2nd) — Norman Sylvester Blues Party, 9:15 pm-1 am, The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd, no cover. Info: normansylvester.com/calendar.

CONCERT (3rd) — Lorna Miller's Little Kids Jamboree, noon-2 pm, the Western Hummingbird and family, Laurelthirst Public House *, no cover: usual tip jar for your donations. Info: www.westernhummingbird.com

CONCERT (4th) — James Clem, 7:30-11 pm, acoustic blues and Americana, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com

CONCERT (Last) — JT Wise Band, 4 pm, roots rock, blues, and Americana, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

SING (2nd) — Portland Folk Music Society’s Song Circle

Jun 8: 6 pm potluck, 7:30 pm sing

Deborah Lee

4700 SE 71st

503-777-2771

SING (2nd) — Vancouver Folk Singers Sing-Along, 1-4 pm, ‘60’s-‘70’s folk and more, bring snacks and finger food to share at 2 pm, 1:30 pm sing, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 E 4th Plain, Vancouver WA. Info: Ted - 360-883-3030

SING (4th) — Song Circle, 2-4 pm, with John Richter. $5. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

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. Waverly UCC, 3300 SE Woodward (corner of SE 33rd), class $15, jam only $5 donation. Info: www.taborgrass.com

JAM (1st) — Beginning Ukulele Jam (drop-in), noon-1 pm, with Avery Hill, for beginners who are ready to put their lessons to work; fun and familiar songs in a joyful atmosphere. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10 suggested donation. Info: 232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

JAM (1st) — Ukulele Jam (drop-in), 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 www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

JAM (2nd) — Old-Time Music Jam, 3:30-5 pm, led by Jane Keefer, bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, or any other traditional acoustic instrument. All comers are welcome. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

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 or steve(at)snclocks.com

WORKSHOP (1st) — Beginning Ukulele Jam, noon-1 pm, with Avery Hill, for beginners who are ready to start putting their lessons to work. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10 suggested donation. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

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: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

WORKSHOPS (May 25, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17, Sep 21 and Oct 19) — Getting Started on Violin, 11 am-1 pm, led by Megan Cronin (for beginners or people who need a refresher), six monthly workshops that will cover specific elements that are key to playing the violin, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $30 for each workshop. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

WORKSHOPS (May 25 through Oct 19) — Old-Time Fiddle Series, 2-4 pm, led by Megan Cronin (for beginner/intermediate fiddle and violin players), learn traditional music in a supportive group setting, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $30 for each workshop. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

May 25: Snowden's Jig, Sally Gardens

Jun 15: Carolan's Dream, June Apple

Jul 20: Bill Sullivan's Polka, Britches Full of Stitches, Tennessee Waltz

Aug 17: Red River Valley, Wayfaring Stranger, Star of the County Down

Sep 21: Wild Mountain Thyme, The Kesh Jig

Oct 19: Road to Lisdoonvarna, The Lovers' Waltz

WORKSHOPS (Jun 1 only) — Ukulele By Ear, 3-5:15 pm, led by Jim D'Ville, once you start learning songs this way, you'll never go back to playing by the book, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $35 for both workshops or $20 each. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar

3 pm: Learning Songs the Fun Way: By Ear!

4:15 pm: The Emotional Value of Chords

DANCE (Every) — Ballroom and Partner Dancing in Vancouver USA, 7:30-10 pm (beginners' lesson at 7), different teachers and styles every night, sponsored by VanCity Ballroom, Riverside Performing Arts Building, 1307 NE 78th St., #9, Vancouver WA, $8 cover, no partner required. Info: vancityballroom.com

DANCE (1st) — 1st Saturday Contra, 8-11 pm (newcomers session 7:30), Fulton Park Community Center *, $6-15 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org/calendar

Jun 1: music by Hands4, caller Laurel Thomas

Jul 6: music by Chuck Abell and Eileen Nicholson, caller Rich Goss (gender-free calling)

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

May 18: music by Treehouse, caller William Watson

Jun 1: music by The Nettles, caller Marlin Prowell

Jun 15: music by Contra Sutra, caller Andrea Nettleton

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.

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. Info: portlandcountrydance.org/calendar

DANCE (2nd) — 2nd Saturday Contra, 7:30-11 pm (begins with a teaching session), Fulton Park Community Center *, $6-15 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org/calendar

Jun 8: music by Phoenix (on tour), caller Gordy Euler

Jul 13: music by Calluna (on tour), caller Ric Goldman

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: www.eugenefolklore.org

May 25: * * * NO DANCE - Pre-empted by NW Folklife (May 24-27) * * *

Jun 8: music by Hands4, caller Larel Thomas

DANCE (2nd) — McMinnville English Country Dance, 6:30–9:30 pm, we will be doing easier dances, going over basic moves if necessary; dance to recorded music, caller varies, McMinnville Grange, 1700 SW Old Sheridan Road, McMinnville, $5. Info: portlandcountrydance.org/calendar/

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

May 18: music by The BFD, caller Eric Weberg

Jun 15: music by Jigsaw, caller Lynn Ackerson

DANCE (4th) — PCDC Fourth Saturday Contra Dance, 8:00 pm (7:30 lesson), Fulton Park Community Center *, $6-15 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org/calendar/

May 25: * * * NO DANCE - Pre-empted by NW Folklife (May 24-27) * * *

Jun 22: music by The Hat Band, caller Laura MÈ Smith

Jul 27: music by Full Moon, caller Rich Goss (and picnic)

STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE (1st) — Portland Storytellers’ Guild (PSG) Monthly Storytelling Performance, 7:30-9:30 pm (doors open at 7), Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton. Advance tickets $12 general/$10 PSG members and students available at cstpdx-com.seatengine.com. Tickets at door $15 general/$12 PSG members and students. Info: www.portlandstorytellers.org

* * * CAMPS/FESTIVALS

May 16-19, Weiser Bluegrass Banjo Camp, high quality music instruction in bluegrass banjo, 2019 instructors include Jason Homey, Alan Munde, and David Miles Keenan, and contest director, Gary "Slim" Eller, held at Slocum Hall on the grounds of the historic Intermountain Institute, Weiser ID. For info, contact Gary Eller at 208-208-204-4700 or pgaryeller(at)aol.com, or visit weiserbanjo.weebly.com/.

May 17-19, Bluegrass from the Forest, 15th annual festival featuring a Saturday night country dance, banjo contest, mandolin tasting, and youth program with Chick Rose's School of Bluegrass. 2019 performers include Alan Bibey and Grasstowne, The Slocan Ramblers, and Me and The Boys, and house band Runaway Train, held at Shelton Performing Arts Center and High School Campus, 3737 N Shelton Springs Rd., Shelton WA. For info, contact Greg Linder at 360-898-4581 or runawaytrainbluegrassband(at)hotmail.com, or visit bluegrassfromtheforest.com/.

May 19, Steeplegrass Annual Picnic, come pick, picnic, reminisce and enjoy the company of other Steeplegrass class members from those Vancouver WA days of yore!, non-Steeple bluegrass pickers definitely welcome. Bring a folding chair, buffet food item, and a song to play, $7 donation suggested (provides for site reservation and barbecue food we provide, held at Lewisville Park, 26411 Lewisville Hwy., Battleground WA. For info, contact Rich Powell at powell1041(at)q.com.

May 23-Jun 9, Kerrville Music Festival, the nation's oldest and largest folk festival in Kerrville TX. Daily charges vary from $25-$40, camping available. Advance discounts on gate prices. For further info: www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org/.

May 24-27, 48th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, massive festival organized to celebrate, share, and sustain the vitality of folk, ethnic and traditional arts at the Seattle Center in Seattle WA, free. 2019 cultural focus: Youth Rising. For further info: www.nwfolklife.org/festival/.

May 31-Jun 1, Sarah Hauser Festival of Stories, each night a different show with different storytellers. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton. For more information, go to www.portlandstorytellers.org.

May 31-Jun 2, Goldendale Pickers Festival, join friends from around the Northwest for a totally informal weekend of picking, camping, and having fun. camping is only $10 per person for the weekend; day visitors are free. Ekone Park, North Wilbur Avenue, Goldendale WA. For further info: www.oregonbluegrass.org.

Jun 6-9, River of the West Mandolin Camp XI, Four days of mandolin immersion in the Columbia Gorge. Instructors include Paul Glasse (swing and jazz), Tim Connell (Brazilian choro), Mike Compton (bluegrass), and camp founder Brian Oberlin (classical, swing and bluegrass), Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. For complete information, go to mandoberlin.com/river-west-camp.php.

Jun 8-9, McMinnville Scottish Festival, athletic events, music, Scotch tasting, Burns supper. Linfield College, 900 SE Baker St., McMinnville, $20 for both days. For more information, go to www.macscottishfest.com.

Jun 15-16, Weiser Banjo Contest, an opportunity for banjo players at all levels to compete and play in front of a live audience, held on the front lawn of Beardsley Hall on the grounds of the historic Intermountain Institute, Weiser ID. For contest info: weiserbanjo.weebly.com/.

Jun 16-22, National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival (Weiser), where fun keeps on happening! Continuous free festival entertainment at Memorial Park Stage. For festival info, call 208-414-0255 Monday-Friday or email(at)fiddlecontest.com.The national finals of fiddling are held at Weiser High School, 690 W Indianhead Road, Weiser ID. For contest info, go to www.fiddlecontest.org.

Jun 20-23, Caleb Klauder's 6th Annual Great Big Fais Do-Do, Cajun, honky-tonk & western swing dance concerts featuring The Horsenecks, T'Monde, The Caleb Klauder Country Band w/ Reeb Willms, Jesse LÈge & Joel Savoy, and Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys; The Moon and Sixpence Free House, 2014 NE 42nd Ave., The Spare Room Lounge, 4830 NE 42nd Ave., and other venues. Info: www.calebklauder.com.

Jun 20-23, 4 Peaks Music Festival, four stages showcase some of the best bands in the country featuring Billy Strings, Los Lobos, The Lil Smokies, Sonny Landreth, and Mosley Wotta; camping, RV rentals, Luxury yurts available. Held at the Stevenson Ranch, 21091 Knott Rd, Bend. Info: 4peaksmusic.com.

Jun 21-22, Columbia Gorge Blues and Brews Festival, 16 craft breweries, regional wineries, fabulous food, and live music. Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson WA. Onsite camping available. To register, go to www.gorgebluesandbrews.com/.

Jun 24-29, Voice Works - A Workshop for Singers, four days and four nights of intense fun, singing instruction, repertoire building, and merry music making (artistic director Pharis Romero). 2019 Instructors include Kathy Kallick, Brian ” hAirt, Dawn Pemberton, Clinton Fearon, Rober Sarazin Blake, Peter Rowan, Eva Salina, and many others. Fort Worden State Park, near Port Townsend WA. To register, go to centrum.org/voice-works-a-workshop-for-singers/.

Jun 29-Jul 7, Mule Barn Camp, Jamming and camping weekend, also an affordable alternative during the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., Port Townsend WA. To sign up, go to www.mulebarncamp.com. For more info, call Ray Leach at 360-269-8833 or email him at mulebarncamp(at)gmail.com

Jun 30-Jul 7, Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, living, learning, and playing music with masters of a wide variety of fiddling styles (artistic director Joel Savoy). 2018 Instructors include Fiddlin' Earl White, Donna Hebert, Genticorum, Fru Skagerrak, Vivian Williams, and many others. Fort Worden State Park, near Port Townsend WA. To register, go to centrum.org/programs/fiddle/.

Jul 4-7, Waterfront Blues Festival, four days of blues in Waterfront Park along the Willamette to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. Headliners include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Vintage Trouble, Shemekia Copeland, and The California Honeydrops, 4-day passes available now $50 and up (single day tickets go on sale in June). For further info: www.waterfrontbluesfest.com.

Jul 5-7, Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival, held on the Wheeler County Courthouse Lawn, 701 Adams St. in Fossil and includes a parade, jamming, camping, art shows, gospel open mic, and bands. Performers include Mountain Honey, Rock Ridge Bluegrass, Old Growth Quartet, and many others. All events are free. For further info, go to www.wheelercountybluegrass.org.

Jul 7-12, Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Camp, affordable group music instruction in a relaxed format. Discover southern Appalachian fiddle tunes with instructors Lisa Ornstein (southern fiddle), Maggie Lind (banjo), and Patrick Lind (southern guitar). John Weed (Irish fiddle), Larry Chung (roots fiddle), Allan Feves (bass), Stuart Mason (mandolin), and Larry B. Smith (dance master), P.O. Box 148, Enterprise. To register, go to wvmusicalliance.org.

Jul 12-13, Tenor Guitar Gathering 2019, two days of tenor guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, and all things four strings - workshops, concerts, jams, and merchandise. Performers include Al Hirsch, Buddy Woodward, The Johnsons, and more. Held at various venues in Astoria. For complete information, go to tenorguitargathering.info.

Jul 12-14, Oregon Country Fair, experience world-class entertainment, hand-made crafts, delectable foods, educational displays, and magical surprises at every turn of the path. Veneta OR. For tickets and further info: 541-343-4298 or oregoncountryfair.org.

Jul 12-14, Vancouver Island Musicfest, over 200 performers on six fully programmed stages! Great roots and world music at the Comox Valley Fairgrounds near Courtenay BC. Performers include Asleep At The Wheel, Robben Ford, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Cha Wa and many others. For tickets and further info: www.islandmusicfest.com.

Jul 18-21, Northwest String Summit, Americana and roots music on three stages, featuring Dark Star Orchestra, Mandolin Orange, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Good Time Travelers, the Shook Twins, Danny Barnes, and many others. Horning's Hideout, 21277NW Brunswick Canyon Road, North Plains. For tickets and further info: stringsummit.com.

Jul 19-21, 39th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Portland's open-air jazz festival under the St. John's Bridge, now sponsored by the Jazz Society of Oregon, free. For further info: www.jazzoregon.com/cpjazz.

Jul 19-21, Wildwood Music Fest and Campout, 8th annual Americana and roots music festival that showcases emerging artists, promotes local food and agriculture, and benefits local non-profits. Performers include Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters, Sallie Fordand Mike Coykendall, Silver Lake 66, The Hackles, and Anita Lee and the Handsome 3. Roshambo Art Farm, 22900 SW Pittman Road, Sheridan. Camping available on site for $10 per person. For tickets and further info: www.wildwoodmusicfest.com.

Jul 19-21, Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, 32nd annual festival of the very finest rhythm and blues entertainment; held at The Blues Ranch on the Methow River, 32380 W Valley Hwy, Winthrop WA, the longest-running festival in the state of Washington. Performers include Los Lobos, Shemekia Copeland, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Too Slim & The Taildraggers, Ural Thomas & the Pain, David Jacobs-Strain + WORTH and many others. Onsite camping and portable showers available. For tickets and further info: www.winthropbluesfestival.com.

Jul 19-21, Darrington Bluegrass Festival, 43rd annual festival, where the young & old come together to play, featuring Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Becky Buller, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Special Consensus, and Country Current, held at Shelton Performing Arts Center and High School Campus, 3737 N Shelton Springs Rd., Shelton WA. For info, contact The Bluegrass & Country Music Makers Association at 360-436-1179 or bluegrassdiana45(at)gmail.com, or visit www.darringtonbluegrassbluegrass.com/.

Jul 20, Portland Highland Games, dance, piping, drumming, fiddling, and athletic competitions. Musical guests TBA. Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 SE Stark, Gresham. For ticket information and further info: www.phga.org.

Jul 22-25, West Cascades Fiddle Camp & Workshops, instructors include Gary Schuh (advanced fiddle), Linda Danielson (fiddle clinic), Jerry Humphrey (intermediate fiddle team), Amey Herman (Scandinavian fiddling), Martha Stone (clawhammer banjo), Chico Schwall (mandolin), Jerry Parks (fundamental rhythm guitar), and many others; sponsored by the Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers' Association (OOTFA). Held at East Linn Christian Academy, 36883 Victory Dr., Lebanon, $120 for campers 19 and over/$70 youth/$30 workshops only. To sign up, go to www.fiddlecamp.org/signup.

Jul 25-28, 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, including Adam Miller (American troubadour), The Goodhues Band (family harmonies), Karen and Chuck Daniels (autoharp champion). and Neil and Coleen Walters (beloved doofus band). Furnished dormitory rooms, tent & RV camping, meals included. Ananda College, 38950 SW Laurelwood Rd., Gaston, discounted earlybird registration before April 28. For complete information, call 503-312-1186 or go to www.nwautoharp.org. Sponsored by the Portland FolkMusic Society.

Jul 25-28, GorgeGrass Festival, great bluegrass music. Headliners include The Seldom Scene, The Sweet Lowdown, North Country, Sunny South, and Whiskey Deaf. Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson WA. Camping available. To register, go to www.columbiagorgebluegrass.net.

Jul 27-Aug 16, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, three independent week-long sessions designed for adults ranging from bare-bones beginners to professionals. Teachers include Carol McComb and Jere Canote (session 1), Flip Breskin and Nina Gerber (session 2), Del Rey and Sylvia Herold (session 3). Registration are processed beginning Mar 15. Held at a sylvan camp/retreat in the tall pines near Bremerton WA. Info: www.pugetsoundguitarworkshop.org. ((This festival is full but there is a waitlist)).

Aug 2-4, Pickathon, multiethnic roots music, featuring Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Khruangbin, Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band, Laura Veirs, Julia Jacklin, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Cedric Burnside, and many others. Pendarvis Farm, 16581 SE Hagen Rd., Happy Valley. For tickets and further info: pickathon.com.

Aug 2-4, Oregon Jamboree, the Pacific Northwest's premier camping and music festival: 2 stages, 25 shows, one sweet weekend, featuring The Osborne Brothers, Hank Williams, Jr., Britnee Kellogg, and Chris Young. Held at Deschutes Brewery Park, Sweet Home. For tickets and further info: oregonjamboree.com.

Aug 3, Vanport Jazz Festival, honors the city of Vanport and the voices that formed our jazz community. Performers include Andy Stokes, WAR, Eric Darius, and The Queens of Soul featuring Althea RenÈ (flute) and Jeanette Harris (saxophone). Held at Colwood Golf Center, 7313 NE Columbia Blvd. Info: www.vanportjazzfestival.com.

Aug 8-10, Subdued String Band Jamboree, three nights and two days of pickin', singin', and stompin', tent & RV camping featuring Baby Gramps, Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, Sierra Ferrell, Robt Saraszin Blake, and many others, Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, 3925 Cedarville Rd., Bellingham WA (about 10 miles outside of town). For complete information, go to www.stringbandjamboree.com.

Aug 9-11, Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival, featuring Mountain Honey, Lorraine Jordan and Friends, Little Roy and Lizzy, Cascade Mountain Boys, Kevin Pace and The Early Edition, and Phil Steinmetz and His Sunny Tennesseans, held at Toledo High School, Toledo WA. For info, contact General Cothren at 360-520-4524 or generaland betty7(at)msn.com.

Aug 9-11, Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival, with a pristine location nestled in the pines on the shore of Medical Lake in Eastern Washington, featuring True North, Whiskey Deaf, Ashleigh Caudill, High Valley Mountain Boys, Masontown, and Wood & Wire, held at Waterfront Park, Medical Lake WA. For info, visit www.bluewatersbluegrass.org.

Aug 10-18, 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 30-Sep 2, Zigzag Old Time Music Campout, Labor Day weekend songwriting camp (featured artists: The Canote Brothers) 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. Sponsored by Bubbaville; for further info: www.zigzagoldtime.com.

Sep 6-8, Sisters Folk Festival 2019, three days of the best American music from blues to bluegrass. Performers include Bruce Cockburn, Le Vent du Nord, Carrie Rodriguez, and Pharis & Jason Romero; Festival passes are available now. For further info, call 541-549-4979 or go to www.sistersfolkfestival.org.

Sep 11-15, Port Townsend Ukulele Festival, four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music making. 2017 Instuctors include Daniel Ho, Bryan Tolentino, Cynthia Kinnunen, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Brook Adams, and Abe Lagrimas, Jr. Fort Worden State Park, near Port Townsend WA. To register, go to centrum.org/the-port-townsend-ukulele-festival. (This festival sells out quickly).


See also:
aladdin-theater.com
albertastreetpub.com
artichokemusic.org/calendar
bubbaguitar.com/calendar/
cascadezydeco.com
concertsinyourhome.com
www.doranproductions.com
dougfirlounge.com
mississippistudios.com
mississippipizza.com/calendar
oregonbluegrass.org/calendar
portlandcountrydance.org
portlanddanceeclectic.com
portlanddancing.com
portlandsongwriters.org/calendar.htm

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