Folk Calendar

Folk Calendar

See also: PFS Concerts and PFS Events

Email event items to the calendar editor. Deadline for the newsletter calendar is always the 8th day of each "even" month (February, April, June, August, October, December).

This list is not comprehensive and may not be completely accurate.
Call venues or visit their websites to be sure before you travel to an event.
See list of venues and gathering places.

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(see also CAMPS/FESTIVALS and Recurring events below)
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CONCERTS/PERFORMANCES/WORKSHOPS

Concerts and Performances

Sep 5 (Wed) — Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, 7 pm, dobro and guitar duo based on a love of bluegrass, country, blues, western swing, and string band music of all kinds, Hart House, 18700 SW Hart Road, voluntary donation $15-20, or as you can. Please RSVP to Kim McLaughlin & Stan Davis at 503-704-7037 or minerva(at)europa.com.

Sep 5 (Wed) — Ben Larsen, 7-9 pm, folk and bluegrass, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 5 (Wed) — Danny Schmidt + Jason Webley, 8 pm (doors open at 7), great singer-songwriter + cult accordionist and performer, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $15 advance/$20 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Sep 5 (Wed) — Fox and Bones + Brother Not Brother, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), folk-pop duo + indie folk rock band, Alberta Street Pub *, $8-10, 21+. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Sep 5 (Wed) — Freddy & Francine, 8 pm, don't call it Americana, don't call it folk, White Eagle Saloon *, $10 advance/$12 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com. (For Marianne Fleming, please see the Day by Day calendar.)

Sep 6 (Thu) — Maurice and The Stiff Sisters, 7-9 pm, horn-powered soul and rock'n'roll, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 6 (Thu) — Eric John Kaiser, 7-9 pm, Parisian Americana from Portland's French troubadour, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 6 (Thu) — Robbie Fulks + Kory Quinn, 8 pm, singer-songwriters making a rallying cry for humanity, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 6 (Thu) — Blue Flags & Black Grass, 8:30-11:30 pm, combines jug band, ragtime, bluegrass, blues with hints of Irish and Gypsy twang, The O'Neill Public House *, free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Sep 7 (Fri) — Hollowdog, 4 pm, eclectic and psychedelic, free, all ages; Garcia Birthday Band, 9:30 pm, not your average tribute band, but something fresh and original, $12, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 7 (Fri) — The Barn Door Slammers, 6 pm, a sometimes wild ride through yesteryear, Secret Society *, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. For more Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Sep 7 (Fri) — Turtle's Guitar Mafia, 7-9 pm, some of Portland's premier guitarists, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 7 (Fri) — Norman Sylvester, 7-10 pm, the original boogie cat, Restaurant 503, 21900 Willamette Drive, Suite 201, West Linn. Info: normansylvester.com.

Sep 7 (Fri) — Rick Estrin & The Nightcats with special guest Lloyd Jones, 8 pm (doors open at 7), unforgettable blues and flashing harmonica solos, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $24 advance/$29 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Sep 7 (Fri) — Terry Robb with Lauren Sheehan, 8-11 pm, acoustic guitar master and American songster, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: www.terryrobb.com.

Sep 7 (Fri) — Abbey Roadster, 8-11 pm, Beatles tribute band, Billy Blues Bar & Grill, 7115 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Vancouver WA, no cover. Info: www.billybluesbarandgrill.com.

Sep 7 (Fri) — Karen Lovely and Melanie Owens, 9 pm, powerhouse vocalists, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Info: www.catfishlous.com.

Sep 8 (Sat) — Ronnie Carrier, 4 pm, lyrical, raw, and unfiltered, free, all ages; Jonathan Pierce + Common Hours + Samsel, 9 pm, jazz, R&B, blues, and folk, $8, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 8 (Sat) — Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 6 pm (doors open at 4:30), beloved New Orleans bandleader, songwriter and musician, Edgefield Amphitheater *, $49.50 advance/$53 day of show, all ages. For info and tickets: www.edgefieldconcerts.com.

Sep 8 (Sat) — Jenny Finn Orchestra, 6 pm, vintage swing jazz, $6, all ages, 16 and under free; The Juleps Album Release + The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies, 9 pm (doors at 8:30), swing and jazz standards, Secret Society *, $10 advance/$12 door, 21+. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Sep 8 (Sat) — John Bunzow, 7-9 pm, mixing the rootsy with the revolutionary, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 8 (Sat) — Andy Stokes Big Portland Birthday Bash, 8 pm (doors open at 7), soulful voice and undeniable musical mastery, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Sep 8 (Sat) — Julie and the Wayves, 8 pm, progressive bluegrass, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 plus service fee. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Sep 9 (Sun) — Ty Curtis, 3:30 pm, blues rock mojo alive and kicking, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 plus service fee. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Sep 9 (Sun) — Lewi Longmire & Anita Lee Elliott, 7-9 pm, that sweet southern sound, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 9 (Sun) — Michelle Malone, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music is informed by blues, country, and roadhouse rock and roll, Secret Society *, $15 Advance/$20 door, 21+. For more Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Sep 11 (Tue) — Pete Krebs, 7-9 pm, his interests span multiple genres, including punk rock, gypsy jazz, and traditional country, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 11 (Tue) — Hot Club of Cowtown, 8 pm (doors open at 7), hot jazz and Western swing, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $19 advance/$23 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Sep 11 (Tue) — The Lagoons + Tim Atlas + Harry Paradise, 8 pm, synth-pop, jazz, soul, and electronica, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 12 (Wed) — Celtic Community Night featuring Andrea Wild & The Bad Wolves, 8 pm, open session with songs and dance to follow, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $5-15 sliding scale. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Sep 12 (Wed) — Hanz Araki Band, 7-9 pm, global Irish music, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 12 (Wed) — Billy D & The HooDoos, 7-9 pm, blues, rock, R&B, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 13 (Thu) — Shannon McNally, 7-10 pm, transcendent folk blues and country rock, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 13 (Thu) — Norman Sylvester, 8-11 pm, the original boogie cat, Billy Blues Bar & Grill, 7115 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Vancouver WA, no cover. Info: www.billybluesbarandgrill.com.

Sep 13 (Thu) — Dig Deep, 8:30-11:30 pm, post-modern Americana, The O'Neill Public House * free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Sep 14 (Fri) — Tin Silver, 6-8 pm, a deep understanding of roots music, free, all ages; The Flat Nines, 9:30 pm-1 am, chill jazz-funk, The O'Neill Public House *, free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Sep 14 (Fri) — Tezeta Band, 6 pm, Ethiopian soul music, $6, all ages, 16 and under free; Bossa Luna, 9 pm (doors open at 8:30), new twists on old standards, Secret Society *, $10, 21+. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Sep 14 (Fri) — The Resolectrics, 7-9 pm, classic R&B, ragged and yet heart-felt, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 14 (Fri) — Ojos Feos + Chasing Ebenezer, 8:30 pm, original compositions with roots in Mississippi, Cuba, Jamaica, Spain, and the Andes, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com. (For Mick Overman, please see the Day by Day calendar.)

Sep 15 (Sat) — Halfway to St. Patrick's Day, all day, music starts at 11 am; artists include

Loading Dock (all ages):

11 am-12:30 pm - Cul An Ti

12:30 pm - Irish Dancers

1-3 pm - The Stomptowners

3:30-5 pm - Castletown

Roaming:

2:30 pm - River City Pipe Band

Winery(21+):

7-9 pm Biddy on the Bench

McMenamins Edgefield *, free music. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

Sep 15 (Sat) — School of Rock Lake Oswego, noon, talent show for the school's best performers, free, all ages; True North + Sam Hill Trio, 9 pm, deeply rooted in traditional folk and bluegrass, $8, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com. (For Reverb Brothers, please see the Day by Day calendar.)

Sep 15 (Sat) — Kaeley, 6-8 pm, Americana/folk singer-songwriter, The O'Neill Public House *, free, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Sep 15 (Sat) — James Mason & The Djangophiles, 6 pm, Le Jazz Hot, $6, all ages, 16 and under free; Melao de Cuba Salsa Orchestra, 8:30 pm, solid salsa-inspired beats and Afro-Cuban rhythms, Secret Society *, $10, 21+. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Sep 15 (Sat) — Halfway to St. Patrick's Day featuring Na RÛsaÌ, 6-9 pm, fast-paced traditional Celtic music, Kennedy School Courtyard Restaurant *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 15 (Sat) — Harvest Gold, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45), Neil Young tribute band, Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main, Ridgefield WA, $10. For tickets and more Info: 360-887-7260 or www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Sep 15 (Sat) — Kathryn Grimm & the Blues Tools, 9 pmsultry electric blues, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Info: www.catfishlous.com.

Sep 16 (Sun) — Oregon Mandolin Orchestra, 7:30 pm, all the members of the mandolin family: mandolin. mandola, mandocello, and mandobass, The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th, $15 general/$12 seniors/students (plus service fees) from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.theoldchurch.org.

Sep 16 (Sun) — The Portlanders - Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), folk supergroup, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 advance plus service fee/$20 door. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Sep 16 (Sun) — Billy D, 7-9 pm, blues, rock, nuances of country, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 16 (Sun) — Jenny Sizzler, 7 pm, comedy-rock juggernaut, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 16 (Sun) — Madeleine Peyroux, 8 pm (doors open at 7), American jazz singer-songwriter, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $49, 21+, tickets from ticketfly.com. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Sep 17 (Mon) — Christy Hays, 7 pm, getting to the heart of the matter, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 18 (Tue) — Swingali, 7-9 pm, acoustic swing and gypsy jazz standards, with a few unique twists, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 19 (Wed) — Henry Hill Kammerer, 7-9 pm, hangovers, credit card debt, and Hank Williams, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 19 (Wed) — Shannon McNally, 7-10 pm, transcendent folk blues and country rock, Edgefield Blackberry Hall *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 19 (Wed) — The Harp Twins (Camille and Kennerly Kitt), 7:30 pm, taking electric and concert harps to the next level, The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th, $15 general (plus service and venue fees) from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.theoldchurch.org.

Sep 20 (Thu) — Rich Layton and the Troublemakers, 7-9 pm, blurring the lines between vintage country, rock, and blues, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 20 (Thu) — Silver Lake 66, 7-9 pm, a winning amalgamation of classic country, folk, and blues, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 20 (Thu) — The Stubborn Lovers + Gina Villalobos + Amee Chapman, 8 pm, singing old and new songs both solo and duo, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 20 (Thu) — Michael Shay and Julay Brooks, 8-11 pm, globe-trotting cello and traditional American music, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 21 (Fri) — The Bridge City Blues Band, 4 pm, smokin' hot blues and soulful ballads, free, all ages; Grant Farm + Mexican Gunfight, 9 pm, cosmic Americana + blues grit, $8, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 21 (Fri) — The Avett Brothers, 7 pm (doors open at 5:30), rescheduling of the canceled July 7 concert, Edgefield Amphitheater *, $49.50 advance/$55 day of show, all ages. For info and tickets: www.edgefieldconcerts.com.

Sep 21 (Fri) — Folkslinger, 7-9 pm, moody Americana for those heartbroken or in love, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 21 (Fri) — Luz Elena Mendoza, 7:30 pm, striking and original Latin folk singer-songwriter, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro, $15 advance/$20 day of show. For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

Sep 21 (Fri) — Charlie Porter Album Release Concert, 8 pm (doors open at 7), award-winning trumpeter and composer, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $20 (includes a copy of Charlie's new CD). Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Sep 21 (Fri) — Aaron Neville Duo, 8 pm (doors open at 7), one of the most evocative voices in modern soul music, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $42.50 advance/$45 day of show, all ages, tickets from ticketfly.com. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Sep 21 (Fri) — Curtis and Loretta, 7 pm, folk singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, House Concert at Linda's. For address and more info, call 612-812-4555.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Concert * * *

##Note New Concert Venue##

Sep 21 (Fri) — Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), geniuses at the craft of interpretation who recognize no musical boundaries, 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). Info: 503-642-9100. Tickets at the door: $22 PFS members, $25 general admission, $12 ages 12-18 (under 12 free).

Sep 21 (Fri) — Metts, Ryan & Collins, 7:30 pm, power trio's blend of classic rock and blues, Secret Society *, $15 advance/$18 door, 21+. For more Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Sep 28 (Fri) — John Prine, 8 pm (doors open at 7), the Tree of Forgiveness Tour (free CD with every ticket), Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, $82.50-$128, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Sep 28 (Fri) — Franck "Paris Slim" Goldwasser, 9 pm, legendary blues guitarist, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Info: www.catfishlous.com.

Sep 21 (Fri) — Zach Bryson, 9:30 pm-1 am, country songwriter and hillbilly yodeler, The O'Neill Public House *, free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com. (For Daniel Coble, please see the Day by Day calendar.)

Sep 22 (Sat) — The Library Music Project Presents Free: Mexican Gunfight + Mason Jar, 4 pm, blues gritand rock, free, all ages; Big Water + Wind Fields, 9 pm, a voice like liquid gold, $8, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 22 (Sat) — The Newport Nightingales, 6 pm, three-part harmony, $6, all ages, 16 and under free; Bang-A-Rang! Rocksteady Explosion featuring The Sentiments, The Cascadians, and DJ Yoni, ska, rocksteady, reggae, and soul, Secret Society *, $10, 21+. For more Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Sep 22 (Sat) — Ben Howard with Wye Oak, 6:30 pm (doors open at 5), English singer-songwriter, musician, and composer, Edgefield Amphitheater *, $48 advance/$50 day of show, all ages. For info and tickets: www.edgefieldconcerts.com.

Sep 22 (Sat) — Wanderlodge, 7-10 pm, melodious vistas, lyrical musings, and power blues rock, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 22 (Sat) — Curtis and Loretta, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45), folk singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main, Ridgefield WA, $15. For tickets and more Info: 360-887-7260 or www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Sep 22 (Sat) — Nate Currin and Joe New, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), country folk, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 advance plus service fee. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Sep 22 (Sat) — Rich Layton and the Troublemakers, 9 pm, blurring the lines between vintage country, rock, and blues, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Info: www.catfishlous.com.

Sep 22 (Sat) — Scott Steele Band, 9:30 pm-1 am, rock, country, blues, and a lot of soul, The O'Neill Public House *, free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Sep 23 (Sun) — Pa'lante Jazz Quintet featuring Francisco Marmolejo and Nick Gefroh, 5-8 pm, benefit concert and dinner for the Rafiki Village Project and its work to improve health, increase literacy, and promote prosperity in Tanzanian villages, Subud House, 3185 NE Regents Dr., $35 including meal (children under 15 free if accompanied by an adult). Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.rafikivp.org.

Sep 23 (Sun) — George Thompson and Paul Chasman, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), veteran folk artists and collaborators, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 advance plus service fee. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Sep 23 (Sun) — Kris Deelane, 7-9 pm, exceptionally fine and diverse vocals, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 23 (Sun) —Harvest Gold, 7:30 pm, Neil Young tribute band, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+ . Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 25 (Tue) — John Whelan & Haley Richardson, 7-9 pm, Irish button accordion champion and dynamic young fiddler, Floyd's Coffee Shop Old Town, 118 NW Couch, $15 advance/$20 door. For advance tickets and more Info: 360-887-7260 or www.eventbrite.com.

Sep 25 (Tue) — James Low, 6 pm (doors open at 5:30), lyrics that are rich with detail and poignancy, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 26 (Wed) — Crystal Lariza, 7-9 pm, lush and heart-felt harmonies, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 26 (Wed) — Lady Rizo: Lady, Lady, Lady, 8 pm (doors open at 7), performance artist, comedienne, singer, composer, and actor, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $22 advance/$26 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Sep 26 (Wed) — 7 Deadly Sins presents Pants On Fire!, 8 pm, seven storytellers tell seven tall tales: one is lying, White Eagle Saloon *, $8 advance/$13 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 27 (Thu) — Livy Conner, 7-9 pm, fuses folk intimacy with soulful vocals, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 27 (Thu) — Tony Smiley, 7-9 pm, electro acoustic music, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 28 (Fri) — The Soulful Daze, 7-9 pm, soul-filled acoustic jams, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 28 (Fri) — Copper and Crow, 6-8 pm, meaningful songwriting with a harmonically rich and enticing sound, free, all ages; Smut City Jellyroll Society, 9:30 pm-1 am, blues and early jazz, free, 21+, The O'Neill Public House *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Sep 28 (Fri) — Ken DeRouchie Band, 9 pm, classic soul, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave, $10. Info: www.catfishlous.com.

Sep 29 (Sat) — Ural Thomas & The Pain, 8 pm (doors open at 7), blues, soul, R&B, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $17 advance/$20 day of show. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Sep 29 (Sat) — The California Honeydrops, 8 pm (doors open at 7), exciting and dynamic live band, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $20 advance/$24 day of show, 21+, tickets from ticketfly.com. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Sep 29 (Sat) — Sharlet Crooks + Little Sue, 9 pm, pure American folk from Oregon, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 30 (Sun) — Joel Swenson + Kassi Valazza, 4 pm, introspective songwriter and cancer survivor; White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Sep 30 (Sun) — The Lark and the Loon and Gossamer Strings, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), old-time folk, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 advance plus service fee. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Sep 30 (Sun) — Loudon Wainwright III, 8 pm (doors open at 7), one of the most enduring songwriters of the last 40 years, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $28 advance/$32 door/$45 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com

Oct 2 (Tue) — An Evening with Led Ka'apana with Mike Ka'awa, 8 pm (doors open at 7), slack key guitar, ukulele, original and traditional songs and stories, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Oct 3 (Wed) — Dom Flemons, 7:30 pm, music scholar, historian,and multi-instrumentalist, The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th, $20 advance/$25 day of show (plus service and venue fees) from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.theoldchurch.org.

Oct 5 (Fri) — Fadin' By 9, 6:30-8:30 pm, unique brand of bluegrass and Americana, Cellar 55 Tasting Room, 1812 Washington St., Vancouver WA. Info: www.fadinby9.com.

Oct 5 (Fri) — Skybound Blue, 7:30 pm, striking and original Latin folk singer-songwriter, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro, $15 advance/$20 day of show. For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

Oct 5 (Fri) — Tracy Grammer, 8 pm (doors open at 7), one of folk music's most beloved artists, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $19 advance/$23 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Oct 6 (Sat) — Fadin' By 9, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, unique brand of bluegrass and Americana, Lake Oswego Farmers Market, 200 1st St., Lake Oswego, free, all ages. Info: www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com.

Oct 6 (Sat) — Misty Mamas at Birdfest, 2 pm, home-style bluegrass filled with powerful harmonies, Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main St., Ridgefield WA. Info: www.mistymamas.com.

Oct 6 (Sat) — Green Tamborine, 6-8 pm, 60’s tribute with tight vocal harmonies, vibrant energy and vintage costumes, all ages, The O'Neill Public House *, free, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Oct 7 (Sun) — John Twist, 9 am-12:30 pm, really good songs; unusual, but strangely alluring, Hillsboro Farmers Market, Orenco Station Parkway and NE 61st Ave., free, all ages. Info: www.johntwist.net.

Oct 7 (Sun) — Fadin' By 9, 10 am-1 pm, unique brand of bluegrass and Americana, BiZi Farms Pumpkin Patch, 9504 NE 119th St., Vancouver WA, admission, $10, all ages. Info: www.fadinby9.com.

Oct 7 (Sun) — David Mallet, 7 pm (doors open at 6), writer of the folk classic "Garden Song", Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$28 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Oct 7 (Sun) — The Campfire Boys, 9:30 pm-1 am, true bluegrass sound, The O'Neill Public House *, free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Oct 8 (Mon) — Trace Bundy + Sunha Jung, 8 pm (doors open at 6:30), guitar virtuosos, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door/$35 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Oct 9 (Tue) — Experience Music Concert Series: Oregon Mandolin Orchestra, 7:30 pm, all the members of the mandolin family: mandolin. mandola, mandocello, and mandobass, 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.

Oct 9 (Tue) — Keola Beamer and Jeff Peterson, 8 pm (doors open at 7), slack key guitarists, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Oct 10 (Wed) — David Wilcox, 8 pm (doors open at 7), fabled singer-songwriter, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door/$40 premium. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Oct 11 (Thu) — Ferron, 8 pm (doors open at 7), with guitarist Wendy Sobel; respected songwriter and women's music legend, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $32 advance/$35 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Oct 12 (Fri) — Natalia K Burgess, 6-8 pm, singing the joy as it flies, The O'Neill Public House *, free, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Oct 13 (Sat) — 12th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert, 7 pm (doors open at 6), Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $30-$110, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Oct 14 (Sun) — Fadin' By 9, 10 am-1 pm, unique brand of bluegrass and Americana, BiZi Farms Pumpkin Patch, 9504 NE 119th St., Vancouver WA, admiossion $10, all ages. Info: www.fadinby9.com.

Oct 14 (Sun) — Mountain Honey, 10 am-1 pm, bluegrass band featuring sweet harmony singing, Milwaukie Farmers Market, 2000SE Harrison, Milwaukje, free. Info: www.mountainhoneyportland.com.

Oct 14 (Sun) — Carl Solomon, 11 am-1 pm, real stories about the comings and goings of peoples' lives, Portland Portland Nursery Apple Tasting Festival, 5050 SE Stark, all ages. Info: www.carlsolomonmusic.com.

Oct 14 (Sun) — Faces of the Guitar, 7-9:30 pm, Portland Guitar Society's 2nd annual concert, featuring three performers: Yuri Liberzon (classical guitar), Brenna McDonald (flamenco guitar), and Caminos Cruzados (jazz combo with Dan Balmer and Nat Huiskamp on guitar, Israel Annoh on percussion plus guest vocalist Lamiae Naki), details TBA, 503-823-3177 or www.pdxguitarsociety.org

Oct 17 (Wed) — Molly Tuttle + Annalisa Tornfelt & The Tornfelt Sisters, 8 pm (doors open at 7), lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive songwriting + original folk and vintage country, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $18 advance/$22 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Oct 18 (Thu) — Old Salt Union, 8 pm, great roots music band, White Eagle Saloon *, $12 advance/$15 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Concert * * *

##Note New Concert Venue##

Oct 19 (Fri) — The Kathy Kallick Band, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), bluegrass and eclectic songs presented with superb instrumentation and strong harmonies, 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). Info: 503-642-9100. Tickets at the door: $22 PFS members, $25 general admission, $12 ages 12-18 (under 12 free).

Oct 19 (Fri) — Catch 23, 9:30 pm-1 am, rock, blues, jazz, and fusion, The O'Neill Public House *, free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Oct 20 {Sat) — The Poor Deers + Marilee Hord, 6-8 pm, vocal duo with guitar and mandolin, joined later by Marilee Hord on fiddle, free, all ages, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Oct 23 (Tue) — Experience Music Concert Series: Seffarine, 7:30 pm, flamenco and Arabic music, 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.

Oct 26 (Fri) — Four Shillings Short, 6:30-7:30 pm, a Samhain concert: music, poetry, and stories to celebrate the Celtic New Year, Rose Villa, 13505 SE River Rd., free. For more info, call 503-652-4306 or go to www.accentonmusic.com.

Oct 27 (Sat) — Clive Carroll in Portland with Mark Hanson & Greta Pedersen, 7:30-9:30 pm, venue/tickets/time TBA, English fingerstyle virtuoso. For more info, call 503-699-1814 or go to www.accentonmusic.com.

Oct 28 (Sun) The Portlanders - Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), folk supergroup, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 advance plus service fee/$20 door. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Oct 29 (Mon) — Richard Shindell, 8 pm (doors open at 6:30), songs that paint pictures, tell stories, and vividly invoke entire worlds, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $23 advance/$28 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.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

Sep 9: Red Yarn

Sep 16: Tallulah's Daddy

CONCERT (Every) — Steve Cheseborough and (usually) Taizz Medalia, 5-7 pm, old-time blues, Sep 9: Tallulah's Daddy, Ants, Ants, Ants

Upright Brewing, 240 N Broadway, free. Info: www.stevecheseborough.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) — Irish Sundays, 7 pm unless otherwise noted, Irish music (dates not listed are TBA), The O'Neill Public House *. Info: theoneillpub.com

Sep 2: Sky in the Road

Sep 16: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

Sep 23: Bronnie Griffin Band

Sep 30: Andrea Wild and The Bad Wolves

Oct 7: Kinvara

Oct 21: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

Oct 28: Andrea Wild and The Bad Wolves

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) — JMJ Trio (aka Jane Keefer/Mary Rose/Jim Cook), 10 am-noon, labor/woman songs/Malvina Reynolds ditties, Just Bob Cafe *, 503-467-4656

CONCERT (2nd) — Local Roots Showcase, 4 pm, a special show with kids in mind for parents who want to expose their children to various musical styles, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (2nd) — Puddletown Ramblers, 7 pm, original compositions, traditional bluegrass, Americana, O'Malley's Saloon & Grill, 6535 SE Foster. Info: 503-244-1690 or www.oregonbluegrass.org

CONCERT (2nd) — 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 & 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) — Henry & Moggy, 10 am-noon, that downhome country/ragtime sound, 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

Sep 2 & Oct 7: 2-4 pm, Waverly Heights UCC, 3300 SE Woodward, singing from the Cooper Book

Sep 9 & Oct 14: 5-7 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave

Sep 16 & Oct 21: 2-4 pm, Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way

Sep 23 & Oct 28: 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 artichokemusic.org/classes

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) — Bluegrass Slow Jam (Off Key Easy Bluegrass Jam), 2-5 pm, beginner and intermediate levels. The O'Neill Public House *. Info: Randy Black or Tony McCormick at offkeybluegrass(at)oregonbluegrass.org

JAM (Every) — Blue Diamond Blues Jam, 6-9 pm, Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy. Info: 503-230-9590 or bluediamondpdx. com

JAM (Every) — Every Sunday Square Dance Pre-Dance Jam, 6:15 pm, led by Sophie Vitells Enloe, Isaac Enloe and friends, Village Ballroom, 700 NE Dekum, $7 or sliding scale, all ages. Info: www.bubbaguitar.com

JAM (Every) — Traditional Irish Session, 9:30-11;30 pm, The O'Neill Public House *. Info: theoneillpub.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, Artichoke Cafe, 2207 SE Powell Blvd, $10 (proceeds are shared with Artichoke Community Music). Info: www.qualityfolkdojo.com

JAM (2nd) — Irish Session in the Grange, 3-6 pm, Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, $1 for the hall. Info: www.winonagrange271.org

JAM (2nd) — String Along Jam, 2:15-5:30 pm, Happy Valley Library Community Room, 13793 SE Sieben Park Way, Happy Valley. Info: LeaAnne, at ldenb(at)juno.com

JAM (2nd) — Handsome Ladies All-Woman Bluegrass Jam, 3-5 pm, Velocult (in the Community Room), 1969 NE 42nd Ave. Info: the handsomeladies.org/portland

JAM (2nd through Last) — Irish Session, 6:30-8:30 pm, Kells Irish Pub *, free. Info: www.portland.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) — Stumptown Strummers Mountain Dulcimer Group, 3:30-5 pm, 2700 SE Harrison Ave, Milwaukie. Contact jamiberry(at)yahoo.com

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

DANCE (Every) — Sunday West Coast Swing Practica, 6-7 pm, a comfortable and fun atmosphere to practice your swing, Carole Duttlinger is DJ and available for instruction, Silver Star Saloon, 6718 NE 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver WA. $2 donation requested, 21+, Info: 509-670-0435

DANCE (Every) — Every Sunday 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: norsehall.org

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

Sep 9: music by Betsy Branch, Sue Songer,and Bill Tomczak, caller Erik Weberg

Oct 14: music by Lisa Scott, Bill Tomczak, and Erik Weberg, caller David Macemon

DANCE (3rd & 5th) — Portland Waltz Eclectic Sunday Brunch, Lesson: 10:30 am; Waltz: 11:30 am-2 pm; callers Uwe Hessinger and Colleen Suzanne CD music by Dennis Myers. Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th, $7 (includes brunch buffet). To get in, call 503-724-3097. Info: norsehall.org

STORYTELLING (3rd) — Story Coaching, 3-6 pm, Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton, Come prepared to share a 5-to-7-minute story. RSVP and confirm the date with terry.jordan(at)comcast.net.

Monday

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

Sep 3: Skip von Kuske's Cellotronik

Sep 10: no guest

Sep 17: David Langenes

Sep 24: Will West

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

SONGWRITER SHOWCASE (3rd) — Doverlaff at the Jade, 7-10 pm, Jade Lounge, 2432 SE Ankeny, no cover. Info: www.jadeloungepdx.com.

OPEN MIC (1st) — Portland Guitar Society, 7-9:30 pm, free monthly meeting with open mic and featured performer most months, Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis, 823-3177 or www.pdxguitarsociety.org

Sep 10: Randal Bays (meeting moved away from Labor Day)

Oct 1: TBA

OPEN MIC (1st) — Latte Da Open Mic, sign-up at 6 pm, start as soon as we can get the sound system up, until 10 pm, Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, 205 E 39th St., Vancover WA, contact Steve Rapalus at srapalus(at)gmail.com

JAM (Every) — Rambling Bluegrass Jam, 6-10 pm, Papa's Pizza, 15700 NW Blueridge Drive, Beaverton. For information: www.ramblingbluegrass.org

JAM (1st & 3rd) — Contra & Ethnic, contact Syd Newell at sydnewell(at)mac.com for meeting times and location

JAM (1st & 3rd) — Oregon City Old Time Jam, 7-9 pm, UU Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 6th St., Oregon City (big pink church right across from the library), parking in the lot behind the church. Contact Emily Brault at skypilotemily(at)msn.com to get on the mailing list

JAM (2nd & 4th) — Canby Mountain Dulcimer Group, 6:30 pm, USUALLY at Zoar Lutheran Church, 190 W 3rd St, Canby. beginners welcome. Info: paulamanley(at)canby.com

JAM (3rd) — Upriver Mountain Dulcimer Group, 6:30-8 pm, the Spiral Gallery, 341 Broadway, Estacada, beginners welcome. Info: Sally Smith, 824-2520 or sally(at)colton.com. See also www.pickersporch.com

CLASS (Every - Sep 10 through Oct 22)By-Ear Harmony Singing I, 5:45-7 pm, led by Leela Grace, learn how to harmonize easily and joyfully, $175 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 10 through Oct 22)By-Ear Harmony Lab/Harmony III, 7-8:30 pm, led by Leela Grace, for those who have taken one or more of Leela's by-ear harmony classes, learn how to create your own harmonies, $175 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 10 through Oct 22) Blues Guitar: 1920s-30s Style, 6-6:50 pm, led by Steve Cheseborough, start singing the blues in the tradition of Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Memphis Minnie, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and the other greats of this period. Prerequisites: familiarity with basic chords, ability to keep a beat, and an interest in the blues, bring an acoustic guitar with a capo, $120 for seven classes, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 10 through Oct 22) Blues Harmonica, 7-7:50 pm, led by Steve Cheseborough, breathe deep and play some blues! Open to all levels, this class delves into the African-American blues-harp traditions of the early 20th century; bring a professional-quality 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of A, $120 for seven classes, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 10 through Oct 22) 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: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 10 through Oct 22) 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: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 10 through Oct 22) 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, Artichoke Music, CLASS (Every - Sep 10 through Oct 22, except Sep 17) — Singing for the Vocally Challenged, 6-6:50 pm, led by Anne Weiss, learn to sing better in a non-judgmental, fun environment, $105 for six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 10 through Oct 22, except Sep 17) — The Everyone Welcome Community Choir, 7-8:20 pm, Anne Weiss leads a class and choir rolled into one, $17 per class or $95 for six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 10 through Oct 29) 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: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 10 through Oct 29) 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: artichokemusic.org/classes

) Irish Session 2, 7 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: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) Irish Session 1, 8 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: artichokemusic.org/classes

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 CLASSES (Every - Sep 10 through Oct 15) — Irish Sean-nos and Set Dancing, 6-9 pm, three classes led by Maldon Meehan, AudioCinema, 226 SE Madison, beginners welcome. Info: www.maldonmeehan.blogspot.com

6 pm: Irish Sean-nos Dance Intermediate

7 pm: Irish old-style Step Dance

8 pm: Irish Sean-nos Dance Beginners

DANCE (Every) — Irish Set Dancing, 7-8 pm, location varies (we dance at the homes of members), for location, call Rick Russell at 503-452-7544 or Betty at 503-244-1593, free, bring a snack, beginners welcome. Info: www.portlanddancing.com

DANCE (Every) — Norske Runddansere, 7-10 pm, Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road (new location), live music; warm-up dancing 7-7:30, lessons 7:30-8:30, open request dancing 8:30-10 pm. $5 each night/$60 yearly membership; for more information, call 503-636-7509 or visit www.norskerunddansere.org

DANCE (Every) — Monday Night Waltz and More, Lesson: 8-8:30 pm; dance to a varied program waltz, swing, blues, Latin, and more: 8:30 pm-10:30 pm. Lenora's Ballroom at Waverly Commons, 3300 SE Woodward, $8. Info: www.lenorasballroom.com

Tuesday

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) — Pagan Jug Band, 6:30-8:30 pm, bluegrass, Americana, Cajun, Ford Building, Ford Food and Drink, 2505 SE 11th, Suite 101, free, all ages. Info: www.paganjugband.com

CONCERT (Every) — The Ben Rice Colossal Organ Trio, 7 pm, deeply rooted in traditional blues, and yet fiercely original, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave., no cover. Info: www.catfishlous.com

CONCERT (Every, except Sep 4) — Honky Tonk Tuesdays, 7 pm, featuring Portland's finest country-swing bands, dance lesson with Susha Dore, Secret Society *, $8, 21+. More info: www.secretsociety.net

Sep 11: The Waysiders

Sep 18: Matt Buetow & The Western Stars

Sep 25: The Oregon Trailers

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

CLASS (Every - Sep 11 through Oct 23)Piano Ensemble and Introduction to Composition, 3-5 pm, led by Din Pelonca Huerta, for all young piano students who want to begin learning the art of playing together in ensembles, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 11 through Oct 23)By-Ear Harmony Singing II, 11:30 AM-12:55 pm, led by Leela Grace, for people with some singing experience, discover the power of voices raised in harmony, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 11 through Oct 23) Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, 6:30-7:25 pm, led by Leela Grace, learn to play the old time banjo from scratch, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 11 through Oct 23) Clawhammer Banjo II, 7:30-8:25 pm, led by Leela Grace, for players who have taken the beginning class or have gotten started on basic clawhammer skills, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 11 through Oct 23) Beginning Mandolin, 6-6:50 pm, led by RenÈ Berblinger, 120 for seven sessions, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 11 through Oct 23) Intermediate Mandolin, 7-7:50 pm, led by RenÈ Berblinger, $120 for seven sessions, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 11 through Oct 23) Songs for Social Change, 6-6:50 pm, led by Matt Meighan, create songs that address social issues in moving and effective ways, $120 for six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 11 through Oct 23, except Sep 18) Beginning Ukulele, 6-7 pm, led by Tracy Kim, how to hold, strum, and tune a ukulele, and learn basic chords, $120 for six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 11 through Oct 23, except Sep 18) Intermediate/Advanced Ukulele Ukulele: Learning Jazz and Blues, 7-8 pm, led by Tracy Kim, learn movable chord shapes and new strum and fingerpicking patterns for gypsy jazz, calypso, rhumba, bossa, and swing, $120 for six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 11 through Oct 23, except Sep 18) Gypsy Jazz Jam Workshop, 8-9 pm, led by Tracy Kim, playing gypsy jazz and swing rhythm guitar, $120 for six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (Every - Sep only) — Spanish Thru The Arts, 1:30-3 pm, led by Cyndi Turtledove, song, dance, skits, crafts, active games - intergenerational family fun!, Hillsboro Community Senior Center, 750 SE 8th Ave., Hillsboro. For more info, contact Cyndi at 503-617-6986, or cyndi(at)lesta.net; or go to www.lesta.net. To register, call 503-615-1090

WORKSHOP (Every - Oct only) — Mask Making, 1:30-3 pm, led by Cyndi Turtledove, for children age 5 and older through seniors, all materials included, Hillsboro Community Senior Center, 750 SE 8th Ave., Hillsboro. For more info, contact Cyndi at 503-617-6986, or cyndi(at)lesta.net; or go to www.lesta.net. To register, call 503-615-1090

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

DANCE (1st & 3rd) — Leikarringen, 7-8 pm, traditional Norwegian dancing for children in 2nd or 3rd grade and above, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th. Info: Karen Thompson, 367-5014, ktmoonblue(at)yahoo.com

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

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: mississippipizza.com

CONCERT (Every) — Caravan Campfires - Songs & S'Mores, 7 pm, campfire, music, BBQ, and s'more, Caravan - The Tiny House Hotel, 5009 NE 11th Ave., $10. Info: tinyhousehotel.com/caravan-campfires-songs-s-mores.com.

Sep 5: The Ukeladies

Sep 12: Robin Jackson and the Caravan

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.

Sep 5: special guests Michael Henchman and Jeff Koch

CONCERT (1st) — Cascade Blues Association General Membership Meeting, 7 pm, always an acoustic set followed by an electric set, come ready to dance, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave., $3, free to members. Info: cascadebluesassociation.org

CONCERT (2nd) — Lorna Miller's Little Kids Jamboree, noon-1 pm, the Western Hummingbird and family, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi, no cover: usual tip jar for your donations. Info: mississippipizza.com

CONCERT (2nd) — Local Roots Live Series, 6:30 pm, some of the region's best musicians performing live for later broadcast on the "Local Roots" radio show hosted by Robert Richter, Alberta Street Pub *. Info: kmuz.org

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

Sep 19 {Wed) — Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (3rd) — Jessa Campbell, 4 pm, creating all-age spaces for musicians who are parents, free, all ages; #Women Crush, 8 pm, rising women songwriters, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

OPEN MIC (Every) — Hosted by local singer-songwriter Ric Trinkle, 9 pm-12:30 am, Brickhouse Bar & Grill, 109 W 15th Street, Vancouver WA. Info: www.vancouverbrickhouse.com

JAM (Every) — Beaverton Bluegrass Jam, 6:30–9:30 pm, newcomer friendly! Round Table Pizza, 10150 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton. Info: Jane at janeromfo5(at)gmail.com

JAM (Every) — Robbie Laws' Blue Wednesday Jam, 8:30 pm, hosted by Robbie Laws, bring your instrument, bring your voice, just bring yourself to this fun-filled jam, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave, no cover. Info: www.catfishlous.com

CLASS (Every -Sep 12 through Oct 24, except Sep 19) — 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, $105 for six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every) Blues and Beer, 6 pm, led by Steve Cheseborough, drink fine ale and learn to play and sing the music of great blues artists of the 1920s-30s. New location in Sellwood. Info: call 843-817-6065 or email chezztone(at)gmail.com

CLASS (Every - Sep 5 through Oct 17)Portland Youth Chorus, 5-5:50 pm, led by Jenna Dalton, explore the joys of vocal improvisation, choral pop music, and songwriting for social change, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 12 through Oct 24) Clawhammer Banjo III, 5-5:55 pm, led by Leela Grace, for players with solid experience in the clawhammer stylewho want to take their skills to the next level and are familiar with slides, pull-offs, hammer-ons and some drop thumbing, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 12 through Oct 24) Clawhammer Banjo IV: Intermediate/Advanced Banjo Repertoire, 6-6:55 pm, led by Leela Grace, for more advanced players who want to expand their repertoire and hone their technical skills, limited to 12 participants, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 12 through Oct 24) Sing, Strum and Jam, 7-8:15 pm, led by Leela Grace, for anyone who wants to learn how to play well with others, limited to 12 participants, $175 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 12 through Oct 24)Basic Rhythm 101 - Intro to Drumming, 6-6:50 pm, led by Max Tucker, become familiar with the basic rhythms used in popular music and get to try them, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 19 through Dec 5, except Oct 31)Beginning Flamenco Guitar, 7:45-8:45 pm, led by Brenna McDonald, learn the basic tools for flamenco dance accompaniment, $120 for eleven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

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

DANCE (Every) — Balkan Folk Dancing, 8 pm, The Chalet, 7045 SW Taylors Ferry Road. Instruction at 7:30, open dancing following. Call Rich & Jean Gibson at 233-1322 for more information.

DANCE (Every) — Wednesday Night Zydeco, lesson: 7:15 pm; CD dance: 8-10 pm, Secret Society *. Sponsored by Cascade Zydeco, $10 general/$8 members (unless otherwise noted below), 21+. Info: www.cascadezydeco.com

Sep 5: special concert with Swamp Thang!, $15

Sep 12: special concert with Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band, $15

Sep 19: special concert with Swamp Thang!, $15

DANCE (1st) — Contra Dance, 7:30-10 pm, Polish Library Association dance hall, 3832 N Interstate, $7/$6 students (octogenarians and beyond free), Info: joyridecontra(at)gmail.com or www.joyride.erikweberg.com

Sep 5: music by Joyride, caller Laura MÈ Smith

Oct 3: music by Joyride, caller Rich Goss

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

Thursday

CONCERT (Every) — Steve Cheseborough, 6-9 pm, old-time blues and Nawlins food, EaT: an Oyster Bar, 3808 N Williams Ave. (at Failing St.), free. Info: www.stevecheseborough.com

CONCERT (Every) — Thursday Swing!, 6-11 pm, features a rotating cast of Portland's finest and most danceable swing bands. Secret Society *, $10, all ages until 8 pm, then 21+; under 16 free. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Sep 6: Becky Kilgore and the Cowhands + Baby & The Pearl Blowers

Sep 13: The Cherry Blossom Hot 4 + Pink Lady & John Bennet Jazz Band

Sep 20: Reggie Houston's 'B' Swingsters + Pete Krebs and the Rocking K Ranch Boys

Sep 27: The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies + 12th Avenue Hot Club

CONCERT (Every) — Lloyd "Have Mercy" Jones presents Swamp-o-Phonics, 8 pm-midnight, with Mark Shark and Carlton Jackson, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave, no cover. Info: www.catfishlous.com

CONCERT (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

CONCERT (Last) — Grateful Buds, 9 pm, Grateful Dead tribute band, The O'Neill Public House *. Info: theoneillpub.com

SING (2nd) — WHUUF Singing Circle, 7-9 pm, while the Choristers take a summer break, some members and friends join together to sing. You're welcome to join them! West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd, 246-3351

SING (Last) — Shaped Note Singing from the Sacred Harp Songbook, 7-9 pm, McMenamins Kennedy School * Community Room. Songbooks provided, no experience necessary. Info: www.portlandsacredharp.org or Jessica Beer at jessicabeer(at)gmail.com

OPEN MIC (1st and 3rd) — 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 artichokemusic.org

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 artichokemusic.org

Sep 13: Harvest

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 artichokemusic.org

JAM (Every) — Ukulele Jam, 9:30-11 am, practice your ukulele and play songs in this casual drop-in atmosphere. Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. $1 per person. Info at 503-653-8100 or ncprd.com/discovery-guide

JAM (Every) — Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar, 4-6 pm, join us outside on the patio for a picker's circle where everyone can play as much as they'd like; bluegrass instrumentation preferred but any instruments are welcome. White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

JAM (Every) — Traditional American Old Time Music Jam, 7-10 pm, traditional American old time music, Hostel 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) — Jug Band Jam, 7-9 pm, Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave., all levels welcome, acoustic only. Info: arlo(at)arlotone.com

JAM (2nd) — West Side Folk Jam (Contra), 7:30-9:30 pm, Bring your instrument and music stand (a grand piano is available, if anyone wants to play), not strictly a traditional session, but we typically play numbers from the Portland Collection, Vols 1, 2 and 3. Bring a snack to share. Amy Starke's house, 6545 SW Griffin Drive. Please RSVP to Amy at 503-516-9063

CLASS (Every - Sep 13 through Oct 25)Piano Ensemble and Introduction to Composition, 3-5 pm, led by Din Pelonca Huerta, for all young piano students who want to begin learning the art of playing together in ensembles, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 13 through Oct 25) Old-Time Fiddle, 6:30-7:20 pm, led by Megan Cronin, for beginner-intermediate players who want to expand their repertoire; pre-registration required, $120 for seven classes, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 13 through Oct 25) Violin for Absolute Beginners, 7:30-8:20 pm, led by Megan Cronin, learn to play in a low-pressure and supportive group setting, $120 for seven classes, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 13 through Oct 25) Jazz Ensemble and Introduction to Improvisation, 6:30-8 pm, led by Stephanie Cooke and Max Tucker, the basics of jazz and blues improvisation in a jazz combo setting; students should have at least one year of study on their instrument, $160 for seven classes, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (Sep 6 only) — Guitar Workshop 1, 6:30-8 pm, with gypsy jazz master Christiaan van Hemert timing, practicing and simplifying chord changes. Happy Valley School of Music, 10555 SE 82nd Ave., Suite #102, $60 per session or $110 for both. Info: 503-236-8613 or www.happyvalleyschoolofmusic.com

WORKSHOP (Sep 6 only) — Guitar Workshop 2, 8:15-9:45 pm, with gypsy jazz master Christiaan van Hemert , an exploration of Christiaan's unique fretboard visualization system and his "loops" system. Happy Valley School of Music, 10555 SE 82nd Ave., Suite #102, $60 per session or $110 for both. Info: 503-236-8613 or www.happyvalleyschoolofmusic.com

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 (Every) — Hillsboro/Beaverton English Country Dance, 7–9 pm, Set to Music is a community of people who love English country dance; dance to recorded music, caller varies, Kinton Grange, 19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton, $5. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Friday

CONCERT (1st) — Lynn Conover & friends, 6-8 pm, gritty roots rock, The O'Neill Public House *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com

CONCERT 1st) — Ash Creek, 7-10 pm, acoustic folk bluegrass, Blast Burger, 315 1st St., #101, Lake Oswego, free. Info: 503-305-8088

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

CONCERT (2nd) — Mick Overman, 4 pm, bluesy folk & roll with jazz attitude, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (2nd) — Lauren Sheehan and Terry Robb, 8 pm, American songster and acoustic guitar master, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover. Info: www.laurensheehanmusic.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

Sep 14: CD Release - "Diamonds"

CONCERT (3rd) — The Sportin' Lifers featuring Erin Wallace, 6 pm, rhythm, jive, swing, reefer tunes, jump blues, boogie woogie -- it's all here, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Secret Society *. Info: www.secretsociety.net

CONCERT (3rd) — Daniel Coble, 6-8 pm, from Counterfeit Cash, The O'Neill Public House *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com.

CONCERT (3rd) — Fall Concert Series, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), a monthly concert series dedicated to bringing a diverse array of live music and dance to Newberg, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E Sheridan St., Newberg, $40 for four concerts. Info: www.chehalemculturalcenter,org.

Sep 21: Choral Arts Ensemble, $15 adults, $5 Arts For All, free for youth under 18

Oct 19: Son de Cuba, $10 adults, $5 Arts For All, free for youth under 18

CONCERT (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 (4th) — Norman Sylvester Dance Party, 9-11:30 pm, Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant & Lounge, 5474 NE Sandy, no cover. Info: normansylvester.com.

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

CONCERT (Last) — Jacob Westfall, 7-9 pm, hook-laden songs with sophistication and emotional heft, Edgefield *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

COFFEEHOUSE (Every) — Friday Night Coffeehouse, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), singer-songwriter performances: four acts performing 30-minute sets, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2001 SE Powell, suggested donation $5-10. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

SING (1st) — Shaped Note Singing from the Sacred Harp Songbook, 6:30-9:00 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st, Portland. Songbooks provided, no exp necessary. Info: www.portlandsacredharp.org or Jessica Beer at jessicabeer(at)gmail.com

SING (2nd) — Harmony Song Circle (great songs of the '60s and '70s), 7-9 pm, led by Ted Kaye, Friendly House Community Center, 1737 NW 26th (at Thurman), free. Info: kandsons(at)aol.com

SING (3rd) — Folk/Eclectic Song Circle (Rise Up Singing/Rise Again), 7-9 pm, led by Ted Kaye, Friendly House Community Center, 1737 NW 26th (at Thurman), free. Info: kandsons(at)aol.com

OPEN MIC (1st) — North Clark Historical Museum, sign-up 6 pm, play 7-10 pm, sound system provided, 21416 NE 399th St at Rte 503, Amboy, WA, free, donations accepted. Info: 360-247-5620 or wakjh(at)aol.com

OPEN MIC (2nd) — Yacolt Open Mic, sign-up 6:15 pm, music at 7 pm, keeping music alive one note at a time, family friendly, Yacolt Full Gospel Church, corner of Ranck and West Humphrey, Yacolt, WA. Info: 360-539-9099.

OPEN MIC (Last) — Acoustic Open Mic & Jam, 6:30-10 pm, hosted by Michael Hatfield, sound system provided, bring your instrument and your appetite, all ages and skill levels welcome, Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72nd, Vancouver WA. Info: 360-269-6628

JAM (Every) — Open Acoustic Jam, 7-10 pm, all levels welcome. Guthrie Park Community Center, 4272-4324 SW Fairview Ave., Dallas, free, all ages. Info: www.guthriepark.org

JAM (1st) — Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association - District 10 Jam and Snackluck, 6-9 pm, fiddles, guitars, mandolins and other traditional backup instruments welcome. Clark County History Museum - Hidden Brick Room, 1511 Main St., Vancouver WA, museum admission free. Info: contact Paul Deming at prdeming(at)gmail.com or Denice Carter at fidlmom1(at)gmail.com

DANCE (Every) — PCDC English Country Dance, 7:30–10:30 pm, modern English country dance for all; newcomers encouraged to come at 7:15 and introduce yourself to the caller for assistance, Burlingame Water Tower (BWT) *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors, $1 off on dances before 7:30. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Sep 7: music by Richard Scher, Erik Weberg, and Ron Dann, caller David Macemon

Sep 14: music by Damsel, caller Erik Weberg

Sep 21: music by Lisa Scott, Ellen Hansen, and Leslie Hirsch, caller Cynthia Stenger

Sep 28: music by Carl Thor, Jon Neff, and Fred Nussbaum, caller Nan Evans

Oct 5: music by Fine Companions, caller Laura Hatch

Oct 12: music by Lanny Martin, Jon Neff, and Sean Nolan, caller Erik Weberg

Oct 19: music by Damsel, caller Nan Evans

Oct 26: music TBD, caller Laura Hatch

DANCE (Aug 3) — Zydeco Dance Party, 7:30-10:30 pm, Viscount Studio, 720 SE Sandy Blvd., hosted by Roland Jemerson and Janine Tebeau-Jemerson; instruction on request or just enjoy casual dancing, $5, all ages. Info: 503-226-6232 or www.cascadezydeco.com

DANCE (2nd) — Ceili of the Valley Community Dance Series, 8 pm, (doors open at 7; lesson 7:15), live music, no partner or experience required, VFW Hall, 630 Hood Street NE, Salem, $10 non-members, $8 members, $5 students, $30 family, all ages welcome. Info: 503-383-9297 or www.ceiliofthevalley.org

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

Sep 14: music by George Penk & Heather Pinney, caller Tarka Ayres

Oct 12: music by The Euphemists, caller Gordy Euler

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

Saturday

CONCERT (1st) — The Libertine Belles, 6 pm, femme-fatale jazz trio, Secret Society *, $6, all ages, 16 and under free, Info: www.secretsociety.net.

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) — Redray Frazier & Ezra Holbrook, 6 pm, soulful mix of rock, soul, and blues, The O'Neill Public House *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com

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

CONCERT (2nd) — Garcia Birthday Band, 9:30 pm, not your average tribute band, but something fresh and original,

Saloon *, $10, 21+. Info: www.garciabirthdayband.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) — Two Bit Rumor, 4 pm, classic rock cover band, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (Last) — Hammerhead, 9:30 pm, members of Funk Shui, Tree Frogs, and Shannon Tower Band. The O'Neill Public House *. Info: theoneillpub.com

SING (1st) — Vancouver Folk Singers Sing-Along, 5 pm, bring snacks and finger food to share, 6 pm sing, Clark County Genealogical Society Annex (located in the strip mall on the east side of the street between Mill Plain and Evergreen), 715 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, ‘60’s-‘70’s folk and more. Info: Ted, 360-883-3030

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

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

September 8
6:00 potluck; 7:30 sing
Heather Blackbird
2410 N. Lombard Street
Portland OR 97217
503-860-4776


October 13
6:00 potluck; 7:30 sing
relocated:
Craig and Carol Brandis
11 Juarez Street
Lake Oswego
503-449-1777

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

CLASS/JAM (Every) —Taborgrass Bluegrass Class & Jam, 10 am-1 pm for beginning class and jam, 1-4 pm for the intermediate; all instruments, no registration required, drop-ins welcome; knowledge of basic chords and ability to execute the chord changes is required. St. David of Wales Church, 2800 SE Harrison, $10. Info: www.taborgrass.com

JAM (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 artichokemusic.org/classes

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 artichokemusic.org/classes

JAM (2nd) — Old Time Music Jam, 3-4:30 pm, led by Jane Keefer, bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, or any other traditional acoustic instrument. All comers are welcome. Artichoke Cafe, 2207 SE Powell Blvd, $10. Info: www.artichokemusic.org

JAM (2nd) — Gypsy Jazz Jam, 3-5 pm, Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave., free. Info: velocult.com

JAM (3rd) - PDX Quebecois Jam Session, 1-3;30 pm, share and learn the joyful dance tunes of Quebec in a friendly atmosphere, all acoustic instruments welcome, free, bring a snack to share. Sessions are held in members' homes. For details and to join the Email list, contact Therese at tcvogel(at)comcast.net

JAM (3rd) - Hammer Dulcimers Tune Circle, 2-4 pm, Celtic, Folk, and Traditional. Solo and group playing, all levels, focus on learning new songs. 4736 Quartz Court, Camas, WA Info: 360-210-7295 or steve(at)snclocks.com

CLASS (Every - Sep 8 through Nov 10)Integrating Music for Educators, 10 am-noon, led by Jenna Dalton, this course will help any teacher implement more music in the classroom in a variety of ways, $300 for ten sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 15 through Oct 27)Beginners' Drum Set - All You Need to Know to Get Started, 11-11:50 am, led by Max Tucker, basic history of the drum set; learn how to play your first drum beat, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 15 through Oct 27)Intro to Afro-Cuban Music on Drums and Percussion, noon-12:50 pm, led by Max Tucker, covers the following rhythms: rumba clave (3-2, 2-3), 6/8 rhythms, mambo, cha cha, and songo, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Sep 15 through Oct 27)Piano Ensemble and Introduction to Composition, 1-4 pm, led by Din Pelonca Huerta, for all young piano students who want to begin learning the art of playing together in ensembles, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (1st) — Ukulele Jam, 1-2:30 pm, with Avery Hill, for all levels; fun and familiar songs in a joyful atmosphere. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10 suggested donation. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (2nd) — Slow Jam, 3-4:30 pm, with Megan Cronin. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

DANCE (1st) — 1st Saturday Contra, 8-11 pm (newcomers session 7:30), Fulton Park Community Center *, $8, $6 students. Info: Rich, 327-6582

Sep 1: music by The Weisenheimers, caller Laurel Thomas

Oct 6: music by Unleashed!, caller Erik Weberg

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

Sep 15: music by The Nettles, caller Michael Karcher

Oct 6: music by The BFD, caller Ric Goldman

Oct 20: music by Treehouse, caller Laurel Thomas

DANCE (2nd) — PCDC Family Dance, 4:30-6:30 pm, followed by potluck dinner, Fulton Park Community Center *, $6 adult, $5 child, $20 maximum per family

DANCE (2nd) — 2nd Saturday Contra, 7:30-11 pm (begins with a teaching session), Fulton Park , before 7:30. Info: Rich, 327-6582

* * * Special Dance - "Then & Now" Contra with old and new talent * * *

Sep 8: music by George Penk, Heather Pinney, et al., callers Craig Shinn and Noah Grunzweig

Oct 13: music by The Organic Family Band, caller Woody Lane

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) — Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dance, 7:30-10:30 pm (7 pm lesson, potluck at 5:30). Village School Gym, 3411 Willamette St, Eugene. sliding scale admission: $6-10 members (students with ID get $1 off), $8-10 general ($1 off if arriving before newcomers' session 7 pm). Info: eugenefolklore.org

DANCE (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

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

Sep 15: music by The BFD, caller Jesse Partridge

Oct 20: music by Jigsaw, caller Noah Grunzweig

DANCE (4th) — PCDC Contra Dance, 8:00 pm, (7:30 lesson), Fulton Park Community Center *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors, $1 off before 7:30. Info: Rich, 327-6582

Sep 22: music by Red Crow, caller Carol Piening

Oct 27: music by Full Moon, caller Suzanne Girardot

DANCE (5th) — PCDC Contra Dance, 7:30 pm, (7 pm lesson), Fulton Park Community Center *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors, $1 off before 7 pm

Sep 29: music by open band, caller open

STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE (1st) — Portland Storytellers’ Guild (PSG) Monthly Storytelling Performance, 7:30-9:30 pm, 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.

Sep 1: Journeys features Shay Knorr, Eric Foxman, Julianna Person, and (pre-show music of Woody Guthrie at 7 by Steve Cooper), an evening of journeys: up North, to the Near East, Far East and Down Under, and a journey back in time to when Woody visited the Northwest

Oct 6: features Gretchen Peterson, Pearl Steinberg, Kriya, and Kitty Kaping

STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (Oct 13) — The Bare Essentials: Five Minute Stories, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, all welcome, led by Rick Huddle and sponsored by the Portland Storytellers Guild, participants listen to and analyze examples of five-minute stories, discover the essential components, and craft a story of their own, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7668 SW Capital Highway, $30/$25 members, plus service fee. Info: www.portlandstorytellers.org

* * * CAMPS/FESTIVALS

Aug 19-25, Lady of the Lake Family Week, daily age-based workshops in art, dance, singing, music, and more! Held on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene in Northern Idaho. Staff includes Greg and Jere Canote, Susan Michaels, Jody Kruskal, Darryl Thomas and Valerie Bergman, and In Tent City. Sponsored by the Spokane Folklore Society. For further info, contact www.ladyofthelake.org.

Aug 31-Sep 2, Tumbleweed Music Festival, 22nd annual free music festival in Howard Amon Park in Richland WA, sponsored by the Three Rivers Folklife Society and the City of Richland. For further info, contact www.3rfs.org.

Aug 31-Sep 3, Zigzag Old Time Music Campout, Labor Day weekend songwriting camp offers camping, music, friendship, good food, jamming and informal workshops at Zigzag Mountain Farm on 50 acres on Mt. Hood, about an hour from Portland; Includes tenting or yurts, meals, and a wood-fired hot tub. Funded by Bubbaville; for further info: www.zigzagoldtime.com.

Aug 31-Sep 3, American Roots Music Program, welcome to singers, banjo pickers, bass players, fiddlers, guitarists, and mandolinists for instruction in blues, bluegrass, Cajun, old-time mountain music, plus jams, a square dance, and a faculty concert; Instructors Include Mary Flower, Matt Brown, Harry Tuft, Stephen Wade, and Dick Weissman, Rocky Ridge Music Center, 465 Longs Peak Road, Estes Park CO. For further info: www.rockyridge.org.

Aug 31-Sep 3, Northwest Passage Dance Camp - 2018, English country dance weekend features hiking trails, waterfalls, wonderful gourmet food, good company, and great dancing at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, 83500 E Kiwanis Camp Road, Government Camp. Two fabulous bands, Persons of Quality and Fine Companions, with two great callers, Kalia Kliban and David Millstone. For further info: www.nwpassagedancecamp.org.

Sep 1-3, Art In The Pearl, festival of fine arts and crafts, theater, and music. Musical performers include Beth Wood, Richey Bellinger, Kaeley Stephens, Pretty Gritty, Radio Stranger, Anna Tivel, Tribal Heart Belly Dance, and many others. Held in the NW Park Blocks, free.For further info: www.artinthepearl.com.

Sep 3, Labor Day Mountain Music Festival, held at Timberline Lodge, many performers including Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, Mountain Honey, the Talbott Brothers, Claire Lynch, and the Caleb Klauder Country Band, free. For more info, contact folks(at)qualityfolk.com.

Sep 6-9, American Banjo Camp, study old-time or bluegrass banjo (guitar, bass, mandolin and fiddle also) at Pilgrim Firs Conference Center, 3318 SW Lake Flora Road, Port Orchard WA with master instructors including Bill Evans, Alan Munde, Eric Thompson, Laura Smith, Greg and Jere Canote, Ken Perlman and many others. For complete information, go to www.americanbanjocamp.com.

Sep 7-9, Sisters Folk Festival 2018, three days of the best American music from blues to bluegrass. Performers to be announced in April; Festival passes are available now. For further info, call 541-549-4979 or go to www.sistersfolkfestival.org.

Sep 7-9, Oakridge Ukulele Festival, three day festival in Oakridge, 45 minutes east of Eugene. Instructors include James Clem, Richard Columbo, Carl Ventis, and Neal Chin. To sign up: www.oakridgeukulelefestival.com.

Sep 8, Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair builds community among the grassroots peace and justice groups in southwest Washington. On the stage there will be music, dance and poetry. Esther Short Park, 8th and Columbia St., Vancouver WA; free. For further info, go to www.vancouverpeaceandjusticefair.org.

Sep 9, Live Aloha Hawai'ian Cultural Festival, serves to promote, perpetuate, and share the Hawai'ian culture in the Pacific Northwest. Concert headliner is Ho'aikāne. Workshops on ukulele by Willie K, on hula by Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, and on lei hulu by Kumu Kuahiwi Lorenzo, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA, free. For complete information, go to www.seattlelivealohafestival.com.

Sep 12-16, Port Townsend Ukulele Festival, four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music making. 2018 Instructors TBD. Fort Worden State Park, near Port Townsend WA. To register, go to centrum.org/the-port-townsend-ukulele-festival (This festival sells out quickly).

Sep 14-15, 2nd Annual Peninsula R&B Festival, two day festival, performers include the Norman Sylvester Band, The Strange Tones, Billy D and the Hoodoos, and the Bottleneck Blues Band in Ocean Park WA, on the Long Beach peninsula. Tickets at www.tickettomato.com. Info: peninsulabluesfest.com

Sep 26-30, The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, open cabaret, square dances, workshops, string band contest and concerts, featuring Foghorn Stringband, Del Rey & Suzy Thompson with Matt Weiner, Molsky's Mountain Drifters, Anna & Elizabeth, Bobby Taylor and Kim Johnson with Karen Celia Heil. Held at various venues in Berkeley CA. For tickets and further info: www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org.

Sep 28-30, Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree, celebrating 19 years of bluegrass music in North Central Oregon, open mic and stage show, band scramble, BBQ, prizes, camping available in Hunt Park, Wasco County Fairgrounds, 81849 Fairgrounds Rd., Tygh Valley, weekend pass $30. For more info, call 541-489-3434.

Sep 28-Oct 2, Blues in the Gorge, blues guitar camp featuring aristic director and instuctor Mary Flower, and instructors Duke Robillard, Pat Donohue and Michael Jerome Browne. Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. For info, contact Scott Crane or Lauren Deming at 503-695-2243 or menucha.org. Co-sponsored by Cascade Blues Association.

Oct 5-7, Birdfest & Bluegrass, Join us for a wonder-filled weekend of nature, wildlife, and Native American culture. Organized by The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and the staff of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge to celebrate the coming of fall and the wildlife that make the refuge their home. Bluegrass pickers Festival at various locations in Ridgefield WA. For info, contact ridgefieldfriends.org.

Oct 5-7, Lady of the Lake Fall Dance and Music Weekend - 2018, Held at Camp N-Sid-Sen on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene in North Idaho. Uncle Farmer and Northern Contraband will play, Susan Petrick will call. Sponsored by the Spokane Folklore Society. Limited to 120 participants. For further info, contact www.ladyofthelake.org.

Oct 11-14, FAR-West Conference, the gathering place for music and arts communities from the greater west and beyond. It is the annual conference of the Folk Alliance Western Region and is held at the Warner Center Marriott in Los Angeles CA. For more info and to register, contact www.far-west.org.

Oct 15-21, 2017 Ocean Shores Celtic Music Feis, The largest Irish music festival on the west coast of the US featuring The Young Dubliners and Celtica Pipes, plus O'Jizo (from Tokyo), Molly's Revenge, Cul An Ti, Biddy on the Bench, St. James's Gate, the Seattle Irish Dance Company, Stark Raving Plaid, and more. held at Galway Bay Irish Pub, 880 Point Brown Avenue NE, Ocean Shores WA, For tickets and more info, contact 360-289-2300 or www.galwaybayirishpub.com.

Oct 20-21, Portland Sacred Harp Singing Convention, no experience is necessary at this two-day community shape note singing event. This American folk tradition of unaccompanied four-part harmony singing is spirited, exuberant, and LOUD! Very large potluck both days at noon, The Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny. For more info, contact portlandsacredharp.org.

Nov 2-4, Portland English Country Ball Weekend, The 25th annual weekend of English country dancing. Dances will be led by Nan Evans, with music by Fine Companions - Betsy Branch (violin), Bill Tomczak (winds), Erik Weberg (flute), and Lisa Scott (piano). Dances and workshops will be held at various locations: Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th St., Oregon City, at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7899 SE Oaks Park Way, and A Renaissance School, 0234 SW Bancroft. For more info and pre-registration (required) go to: portlandecdball.info

Nov 9-11, Dare to Be Square West, a weekend of workshops, public dances and other opportunities to explore the world of traditional American square dance. Performers include caller Sue Hulsether and Earl White String Band. Held at Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta in Portland. Sponsored by Bubbaville. For registration and further info: www.daretobesquarewest.org

Nov 10-11, Spokane Fall Folk Festival, The 22nd annual Fall Folk Festival’s mission is to present the diversity of our community through traditional music, dance and the arts. Held at the Lair Building Event Center, Spokane Community College, 1810 North Greene Street at Mission Avenue. Sponsored by the Spokane Folklore Society, free. For further info, contact www.spokanefolkfestival.org.


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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