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.

See links at bottom for more event calendars.
(see also CAMPS/FESTIVALS and Recurring events below)
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CONCERTS/PERFORMANCES/WORKSHOPS

Concerts and Performances

May 19 (Sat) — James Mason & The Djangophiles, 6 pm, Le Jazz Hot, Secret Society *, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

May 19 (Sat) — Kaeley Stephens with Megan Cronin and Eric Gale, 6-8 pm, folk trio, free, all ages; JT Trawick, 9:30 pm-1 am, honky tonk, free, 21+, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

May 19 (Sat) — JT Wise Band, 7-9:30 pm, roots rock, blues, and Americana, free, 21+, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 19 (Sat) — Sam Densmore, 7-10 pm, folk-leaning singer-songwriter, The Horse Radish, 211 W Main Street, Carlton. Info: 503-852-6656 or www.thehorseradish.com.

May 19 (Sat) — John Silliman Dodge, 8 pm, composer, guitarist, songwriter, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, Tickets from brownpapertickets.com, $15 (plus service fee). Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/.

May 19 (Sat) — Boxcar Poets: An Acoustic Evening with Dan Weber and Charlie Mosbrook, 8 pm, Americana and folk, Jade Lounge, 2342 SE Ankeny. Info: www.jadeloungepdx.com.

May 20 (Sun) — Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers, 7 pm, virtuoso slide guitar, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 20 (Sun) — Billy D, 7-9 pm, blues, rock, nuances of country, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 21 (Mon) — Terry Robb, 7 pm, acoustic guitar master, The Corkscrew, 1665 SE Bybee Blvd. Info: www.terryrobb.com.

May 21 (Mon) — The Black Lilies with Ron Rogers and the Wailing Wind, 7 pm, songs that blur the boundaries between folk, soul, red dirt country, blues, and rock, White Eagle Saloon *, $15, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 22 (Tue) — John Twist, 5;30-7:30 pm, really good songs; unusual, but strangely alluring, Nuts and Bolts Art Show opening, Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Pkwy., free, all ages. Info: www.johntwist.net.

May 22 (Tue) — Swingali, 7-9 pm, acoustic swing and gypsy jazz standards, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 22 (Tue) — Lauren Sheehan, 8-11 pm, American songster, NW Portland International Hostel, 425 NW 18th Ave. Info: Info: www.laurensheehanmusic.com.

May 22 (Tue) — Bre Paletta with Trill Lebeau, 7 pm, thoughtful lyrics over intricately woven guitar melodies, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 23 (Wed) — Ben Larsen, 7-9 pm, folk and bluegrass, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 23 (Wed) — The Last Revel, 7-10 pm, cutting edge front porch Americana, Edgefield Blackberry Hall *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 23 (Wed) — Soriah with Chirgilchin, 8 pm (doors open at 7), Tuvan throat singing, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

May 24 (Thu) — The Last Revel, 7-9 pm, cutting edge front porch Americana, Kennedy School * Gymnasium, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 24 (Thu) — Tony Smiley, 7-9 pm, electro acoustic music, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 24 (Thu) — Stumptown Swing with Tim Connell (mandolin), Mike Burdette (guitar), Keith Brush (upright bass), Ben Blechman (violin), 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, hot, cool, and sultry classics that take you back to 1920s Paris, voluntary donation $20, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com or 503-233-4945. For music, visit www.stumptownswing.com.

May 24 (Thu) — Jay Farrar Duo (Son Volt) with special guest Johnny Irion, 8 pm (doors open at 7), keen observations of the American landscape, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $15 advance/$18 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

May 24 (Thu) — The Horsenecks, 8 pm, hard-hitting and heartfelt old-time and classic bluegrass, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com.

May 24 (Thu) — Adlai Alexander Trio, 8-11 pm, singer-songwriter and jazz guitarist, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

May 25 (Fri) — Ne Plus Ultra Distilled, 6-8 pm, jazz orchestra, all ages, free, all ages; Special Purpose, 9:30 pm-1 am, jazz/funk fusion band, 21+, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

May 25 (Fri) — Folkslinger, 7-9 pm, moody Americana for those heartbroken or in love, Edgefield Winery *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 25 (Fri) — Ben Rice, 7-10 pm, incredible local blues musician, The Horse Radish, 211 W Main Street, Carlton. Info: 503-852-6656 or www.thehorseradish.com.

May 26 (Sat) — The Newport Nightingales, 6 pm, three-part harmony, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Secret Society *. For more Info: www.secretsociety.net.

May 26 (Sat) — Jacob Westfall, 7-9 pm, hook-laden songs with sophistication and emotional heft, Edgefield Winery *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 26 (Sat) — Satellite Bloom, 7-10 pm, indie folk, folk covers, The Horse Radish, 211 W Main Street, Carlton. Info: 503-852-6656 or www.thehorseradish.com.

May 26 (Sat) — Keith Greeninger, 7:30 pm, intricate portraits of the human condition, 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 26 (Sat) — Sharlet Crooks with Sarah Parson, 9 pm, inspired by the desert, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com/white-eagle-saloon-hotel.

May 28 (Mon) — Global Folk Club 7pm, The White Eagle Saloon *, Featuring Portland's a capella womens group, ViVoce and The Smut Jelly Roll Society duo, Doug Shafer & Chelsea Barnes. English Pub Sing to follow. Come early for best seats. Info: www.mcmenamins.com/white-eagle-saloon-hotel.

May 29 (Tue) — Peter Bradley Adams + Lizzie Weber, 8 pm (doors open at 7), gentle guitar, tasteful dobro, subtle banjo, supportive bass, and unhurried percussion, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

May 29 (Tue) — Chris Margolin, 8 pm, powerful vocals, honest lyrics, and powerful storytelling, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 29 (Tue) — Leon Cotter and Rebecca Conner, 7-9 pm, saxophonist and clarinetist in a duo with guitarist and vocalist, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 30 (Wed) — Ukalaliens Workshop, 6:30-7:30 pm, led by Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, loaner ukes to share or bring your own, Sherwood Public Library, 22560 SW Pine St., Sherwood, free, Info: 503-625-6688.

May 30 (Wed) — Crystal Lariza, 7-9 pm, bound to surprise you, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 30 (Wed) — The Ladles with Lucia Pontoniere (fiddle, vocals), Kate Martucci (guitar, vocals), Caroline Kuhn (tenor banjo, vocals), 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, hotblending three-part female harmony into a sound all their own, voluntary donation $20, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com or 503-233-4945. For music, visit www.theladles.com.

May 30 (Wed) — 7 Deadly Sins/Pants on Fire, 8 pm, seven amazing storytellers tell you seven of the most outrageous true stories you've ever heard, White Eagle Saloon *, $8 advance/ $13 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 31 (Thu) — Jack McMahon, 7-9 pm, a rare treasure, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

May 31 (Thu) — Zoe Keating, 8 pm (doors open at 7), one-woman orchestra, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $20 advance/$25 day of show, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

May 31 (Thu) — Birger Olsen + Anita Lee & The Handsome 3, 9 pm (doors open at 8:30), a voice of undeniable power, Alberta Street Pub *, $7. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

May 31 (Thu) — Mexican Gunfight, 9 pm, blues grit, country lyricism and the soulfulness of gospel, Kennedy School * Gymnasium, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 1 (Fri) — Cindy Lou Banks, 4 pm, heart-forward Americana, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 1 (Fri) — Terry Robb, 7 pm, acoustic guitar master, The Skyline, 8031 NW Skyline Blvd. Info: www.terryrobb.com.

Jun 1 (Fri) — Portland Classic Guitar Series: Virginia Luque, 8 pm, classical and flamenco music in a Spanish romantic style, Wiegand Hall, Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst. Info and tickets: 503-654-0082 or www.portlandclassicguitar.com.

Jun 2 (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 (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Jun 2 (Sat) — Todd Rundgren's UTOPIA, 7 pm (doors open at 6), multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $59.50-$89.50/VIP $175-$395, all ages. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Jun 2 (Fri) — Beltaine, 4 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.

Jun 2 (Sat) — Road To String Summit - World's Finest/Cascade Crescendo with Band of Comerados, 9 pm (doors open at 8), eclectic Americana, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $25 advance/$18 day of show, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jun 2 (Sat) — This Year's Model with Louder Than Moz, 9 pm, Elvis Costello tribute band, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 6 (Wed) — World Mandolin Concert featuring Brian Oberlin, Don Stiernberg, Evan Marshall & Jordan Ramsey, 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, four stellar mandolin players (instructor concert of River of the West Mandolin Camp, voluntary donation $20, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com or 503-233-4945. For music, visit www.mandoberlin.com, www.donstiernberg.com and www.evanmarshall.com.

Jun 7 (Thu) — Calexico with Julia Jacklin, 8 pm (doors open at 7), stylistic variety and unpredictability, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $25, 21+. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Jun 7 (Thu) — Ky Burt with Arran Fagan, 8 pm, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 7 (Thu) — Campfire Boys with Merit Parcel, 8-11 pm, eclectic guitar and mandolin duo, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Jun 8 (Fri) — Terry Robb with Turtle Vandemarr, 7 pm, an unforgettable evening of Americana, roots, and blues, Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro. Info: www.terryrobb.com.

Jun 8 (Fri) — Eric Stern, 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, the Northwest's own premier operatic tenor, accordionist, pianist, oudist, composer, and consummate showman, voluntary donation $20, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com or 503-233-4945. For music, visit www.ericsternevents.com.

Jun 8 (Fri) — McDougall with Bear Market Riot, 7-9 pm, in the tradition of oral history and folklore, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 9 (Sat) — Bluegrass on Alberta featuring Mountain Honey and Whistlin' Rufus, 8 pm, bluegrass and Americana, presented by the Oregon Bluegrass Association (OBA), Alberta Street Pub *, $5 cover, tickets at the door. Info: 503-358-0658 or calendar(at)oregonbluegrass.org.

Jun 10 (Sun) — Flip Breskin and Zeke Hoskin, 2 pm, engaging, funny and thoughtful, house concert at the Rippey's in North Portland, donations suggested at door. Please RSVP to houseconcerts(at)rippey.org to reserve your space and get directions.

Jun 10 (Sun) — Alison DeGroot (clawhammer banjo) and Tatiana Hargreaves (fiddle), 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, exploring the boundaries of Appalachian stringband music, voluntary donation $20, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com or 503-233-4945. For music, visit www.allisondegroot.com and www.tatianahargreaves.com.

Jun 13 (Wed) — The Old Church presents Slaid Cleaves, 8 pm (doors open at 7), powerful, concentrated, immediate, The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th, $20 advance (plus service fee)/$25 day of show, bar with ID, all ages. Info: www.brownpapertickets.com.

Jun 14 (Thu) — James Clem, 4:30-7:30 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 14 (Thu) — Ziggy Marley, 7 pm (doors open at 5), it's about the struggle of humanity, The Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Washington Park. Price $39.50-99.50. Info: www.zooconcerts.com.

Jun 15 (Fri) — Terry Robb, 7 pm, acoustic guitar master, The Horse Radish, 211 W Main Street, Carlton. Info: www.terryrobb.com.

Jun 15 (Fri) — Justin Townes Earle, 8 pm (doors open at 7), unclassifiable Americana, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $25 advance, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jun 15 (Fri) — Sister Mercy Mighty Monthly Musical Moments, 9 pm, original Portland rhythm & blues, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Info: www.catfishlous.com.

Jun 16 (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.

Jun 16 (Sat) — 5th Annual Lefty Sing-Along with special guest Joe Hickerson leading a tribute to Odetta, 6:30-9 pm, Resist! Songs of unity, hope & change led by the P'Nai Or House Band, a benefit for 350PDX and Congregation P'Nai Or, Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave., $18 donation. For info and tickets: leftysingalong.brownpaper tickets.com.

Jun 16 (Sat) — Violent Femmes with Ava Mendoza, 7 pm (doors open at 5), folk punk, The Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Washington Park. Price $35-95. Info: www.zooconcerts.com.

Jun 16 (Sat) — Dan Weber, Avery Hill, and Mary Ann Moorman ('Auntmama'), 8 pm, music ans stories, Americana and folk, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, Tickets from brownpapertickets.com, $15 (plus service fee). Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/.

Jun 16 (Sat) — Black Sheep Black with Reina del Cid, 9 pm, lava lamp Americana, White Eagle Saloon *, $10 advance/$12 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 17 (Sun) — Shanghaied on the Willamette and The Whateverly Brothers, 7-9 pm, songs plundered from land and sea, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Jun 17 (Sun) — Julie McCarl and Bodacious, 7-9 pm, groovy roots gumbo, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 17 (Sun) — Chris Baron, 9 pm, a creative blend of sky-high melodies and powerhouse acoustic energy, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 17 (Sun) — The Bluegrass Special presents Nu Blu, 7:30-10 pm, bluegrass and Americana, presented by the Oregon Bluegrass Association (OBA), Alberta Street Pub *, $20 general/$18 OBA members. Info: 503-358-0658 or calendar(at)oregonbluegrass.org.

Jun 20 (Wed) — Tow'rs, 7 pm, a deep love for music and storytelling, Edgefield Little Red Shed *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 20 (Wed) — Terry Robb, 7 pm, acoustic guitar master, Jo Bar and Rotisserie, 715 NW 23rd Avenue. Info: www.terryrobb.com.

Jun 21 (Thu) — Tow'rs, 7 pm, a deep love for music and storytelling, Kennedy School * Gymnasium, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 21 (Thu) — Trashcan Sinatras, 8 pm (doors open at 7), alternative Scottish band, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $24 advance/$28 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Jun 21 (Thu) — Danielle Nicole, 8 pm, branching out from the blues, White Eagle Saloon *, $10 advance/$12 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 22 (Fri) — Floating Pointe, 4 pm, sweet melodies and layers of sound, free, all ages; The Hillwilliams with Gabe Schliffer and Sugar Pine String Band, 9 pm, high energy mix, $8, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *, Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 22 (Fri) — Eilen Jewell, 8 pm (doors open at 7), America's Queen of the Minor Key, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $20 advance/$24 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Jun 22 (Fri) — Portland Classic Guitar Series: Roberto Fabbri and Daughters, 8 pm, fine performer, composer, teacher, and writer, St. Anne's Chapel, Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst. Info and tickets: 503-654-0082 or www.portlandclassicguitar.com.

Jun 23 (Sat) — Indigo Girls, 7 pm (doors open at 5), award-winning folk rock duo, The Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Washington Park. Price $35-95. Info: www.zooconcerts.com.

Jun 23 (Sat) — Rise Up (The Hamilton Tribute Band), 8 pm (doors open at 7), a vocal performance of the music of Hamilton (not a theatrical performance of the musical), Alberta Rose Theatre *, $15 advance/$18 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Jun 23 (Sat) — The Strange Tones, 8 pm, enter the world of crime-a-billy music, Alberta Street Pub *. For more info: www.strangetones.com.

Jun 24 (Sun) — Joel Swenson, 4 pm, introspective songwriter and cancer survivor, free, all ages; Luke Winslow-King, 7 pm, Mississippi delta blues, folk, traditional jazz, and roots rock, $10 advance/$12 day of show, 21+. White Eagle Saloon *, Info: www.mcmenamins.com.Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jun 26 (Tue) — James Clem, 10 am-12:30 pm, acoustic blues and Americana, Lloyd Farmers Market, 820 NE Holladay, free, all ages. Info: www.jamesclem.com.

Jun 26 (Tue) — The Horsenecks, 9 pm, hard-hitting and heartfelt old-time and classic bluegrass, The Moon and Sixpence, 2014 NE 42nd Ave, free. Info: www.oregonbluegrass.org.

Jun 27 (Wed) — Ukalaliens Workshop, 7-8 pm, led by Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, loaner ukes to share or bring your own, Tigard Public Library, 13500 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, free, Info: 503-718-2650.

Jun 28 (Thu) — The Strange Tones, 7 pm, enter the world of crime-a-billy music, Kennedy School *. For more info: www.strangetones.com.

Jun 29 (Fri) — Trampled by Turtles with special guest Deer Tick, 7 pm (doors open at 5), bluegrass/folk rock band, The Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Washington Park. Price $30-90. Info: www.zooconcerts.com.

Jun 30 (Sat) — Belle And Sebastian, 7 pm (doors open at 5), leaving an imprint that no one forgets, The Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Washington Park. Price $35-95. Info: www.zooconcerts.com.

Jun 30 (Sat) — Shawn Colvin, 8 pm (doors open at 7), a songwriter of singular and enduring talent, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $41-$121, 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) — Americana Lunch, noon-2 pm, rotating roots bands, Laurelthirst Public House *, free, all ages. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

CONCERT (Every) — Steve Cheseborough and (usually) Taizz Medalia, 4-6 pm, old-time blues, Upright Brewing, 240 N Broadway, free. Info: www.stevecheseborough.com

CONCERT (Every) — The Not-So-Secret Family Show!, 4-6 pm (doors open at 3:45), a rotating lineup of Portland's finest family performers for the kids & showcasing Portland's best singer-songwriters for the grown-ups, Secret Society *, $8 per walking human, all ages. More info: www.secretsociety.net

May 6: Red Yarn

May 13: Pointed Man Band, Mo Phillips

May 20: Tallulah's Daddy, Mo Phillips

May 27: Rockin' Raffi, Mo Phillips

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 (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com

May 6: Bilge Rats & Pyrettes

May 13: Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots

May 20: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

Jun 10: Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots

Jun 17: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

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) — Hollowdog, 4 pm, rock, roots, soul, reggae and blues, re-worked into a modern groove, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

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

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

CONCERT (2nd) — Mountain Honey, 6-8 pm, bluegrass band featuring sweet harmony singing, Fire + Stone, 3707 NE Fremont, free, kid-friendly. Info: www.mountainhoneyportland.com.

CONCERT ( (2nd) — 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 (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 (Jun 24th) — 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 6 & Jun 3: 2-4 pm, Waverly Heights UCC, 3300 SE Woodward, singing from the Cooper Book

May 13 & Jun 10: 5-7 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave

May 20 & Jun 17: 2-4 pm, Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way

May 27 & Jun 24: 3-6 pm, Kennedy School * Community Room

SING (May 20 & Jun 24) — Bilingual Folk Songs & Sing-Alongs hosted by Cyndi Turtledove, 2-4 pm, Woodland Park Apartments, #A-213, 280 SE 12th Ave., Hillsboro. Bring a small snack to share; sponsored by non-profit LESTA (Learn Spanish and English Through the Arts). Please RSVP for parking instructions to 503-617-6986, or cyndi(at)lesta.net; more info at www.lesta.net

SING (3rd) — Gospel Singspiration, 5:30-8 pm, hosted by Woodland Assembly of God, 360 Gun Club Road, Woodland WA. Enjoy gospel music with potluck and fellowship to follow. Please RSVP to Pastor Richard Monks at 360-225-6332 or Gary Everett at 360-606-8992; more info at www.woodlandassemblyofgod.com

OPEN MIC (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) — The O'Neill Pub Jam (Bluegrass Slow Jam), 2-5 pm, beginner and intermediate levels. The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: Randy Black or Tony McCormick at offkeybluegrass(at)oregonbluegrass.org

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

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

JAM (Every) — Traditional Irish Session, 9:30-11;30 pm, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com

JAM (1st) — 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 (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 (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 (4th) — Stumptown Strummers Mountain Dulcimer Group, 3:30-5 pm, 2700 SE Harrison Ave, Milwaukie. Contact jamiberry(at)yahoo.com

CLASS (Every - Apr 29 through Jun 10) Intro to Solo Jazz Guitar, 10 am, led by Tracy Kim, learn various approaches for creating jazz solo arrangements, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 29 through Jun 10) Intro to Bossa Nova, 11 am, with Tracy Kim, learn the learn the most popular Bossa Nova songs and playing techniques, $120 for seven sessions.Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 29 through Jun 10) Sunday Easy Swing Session, noon, with Tracy Kim, learn the classic jazz repertoire from the Great American Songbook at a slow and easy pace, $120 for seven sessions.Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 29 through Jun 10) Intro to Gypsy Jazz (all instruments), 1 pm, with Tracy Kim, the music and guitar style of te great French gypsy jazz artist, Django Reinhart, $120 for seven sessions.Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (Every) — Soldier Songs and Voices, 2-4 pm, music and songwriting lessons for Armed Forces veterans; guitars are available. TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont, drop-in, free. Info: soldiersongsandvoices.org

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

DANCE (Every) — Every Sunday Zydeco, 7-9 pm, Zydeco dancing to CD music, hosted by Penny and Phil Holeman, Silver Star Saloon, 6718 NE 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver WA. Free, 21+ beginning lessons always available, no partner necessary. Info: twops(at)q.com

DANCE (Every) — 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 (2nd) — PDX Techno Contra, 6:30-10 pm, Wayfinding Academy (Main Hall), 8010 N Charleston, $7-10 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

May 13: music by PDX Techno, caller Noah Grunzweig

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

May 13: music by Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, and Mark Douglas, caller Erik Weberg

DANCE (3rd) — 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). 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, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

May 7:Skip von Kuske's Cellotronik

May 14: The Adequates

May 21: David Lagenes

May 28: no guest

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 (Every) — Mondays Open Mic, 7-10 pm, come all musicians and poets, Corkscrew Wine Bar, 1665 SE Bybee, contact Jen Deale at jendeale(at)gmail.com

OPEN MIC (Every) — Sonic Forum Open Mic Night, 7 pm, provides musicians and artists with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians; drum kit, amps, and sound engineer provided, The Goodfoot Lounge, 2845 SE Stark Ave, no cover, info at thegoodfoot.com

OPEN MIC (Every) — Bunker Sessions hosted by Lee Aulson and Talon Bronson, sign-up at 7:30, show at 8 pm, 2 songs, 10 minute sets, Kelly's Olympian, 426 SW Washington, free, info at kellysolympian.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

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 - Apr 23 through Jun 4) Beginning Guitar, 5:30 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 - Apr 23 through Jun 4) Intermediate Guitar, 6:30 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 - Apr 23 through Jun 4) Strumming Patterns (for stringed instruments), 7:30 pm, led by Adrian Martin, rhythm is the heart beat of music: bring your guitar, uke, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, bouzouki, lute or whatever, $120 for seven classes, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 23 through Jun 4) Playing Well with Others, 8:30 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: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 23 through Jun 4) — The Everyone Welcome Community Choir, 6:30-8 pm, Anne Weiss leads a class and choir rolled into one, $17 per class or $110 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 23 through Jun 11) 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 - Apr 23 through Jun 11) 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

CLASS (Every - Apr 23 through Jun 11) 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 (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) — Tir Eoghain Céilí Class, 7-9 pm, Yeates Studio, 1st floor of Arciform Bldg., 4231 N Interstate (at Skidmore), Sam Keator teaching, $3, age 13+, no exp or partner needed. Info: IrishPDX.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

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) — 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) — Ben Rice Band, 7 pm, deeply rooted in traditional blues, and yet fiercely original, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave., no cover. Info: terryrobb.com.

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

May 1: The Desert Dogs

May 8: The Waysiders

May 15: Matt Buetow & The Western Stars

May 22: The Oregon Trailers

May 29: Countryside Ride

JAM (Every) — Rock Creek Jam - Intermediate and above, 7–9 pm, bluegrass and associated music, bluegrass instruments only; leave your song books and tab at home please. McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro. Info: Tim Howell at 503-208-1874 or timhowell74(at)gmail.com

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

OPEN MIC (Last) — The Naked Mic, 7:30 pm (signup at 7), open mic for songwriters, no bands; amp. keyboard, DI are provided. We want to hear your songs as naked as the day they were born, The Back Room, Alberta Street Pub *, free

CLASS (Jun 19 only) — Free Theater Games for All Ages, 1:15-2:30 pm, led by Cyndi Turtledove, intergenerational family fun!, Hillsboro Community Senior Center, 750 SE 8th Ave., Hillsboro. For more info, contact Cyndi at 503-617-6986, or cyndi(at)lesta.net; or go to www.lesta.net. To register, call 503-615-1090 (some LESTA part scholarships available)

CLASS (Every - Apr 24 through Jun 5) Beginning Mandolin, 6 pm, led by René Berblinger, 120 for seven sessions, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 24 through Jun 5)Intermediate Mandolin, 7 pm, led by René Berblinger, $120 for seven sessions, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 24 through Jun 5)By-Ear Harmony Singing 1, 6:30 pm, led by Leela Grace, learn how to harmonize easily and joyfully, $175 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5142A NE 42nd Ave., pre-registration required, contact instructor for location details. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 24 through Jun 5) Gypsy Jazz 2, 7 pm, led by Tracy Kim, this class will review and reinforce the concepts learned in the Intro class, all instruments welcome, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 24 through Jun 5) Gypsy Jazz Boot Camp, 7 pm, led by Tracy Kim, this class focuses on the guitar style of the great Django Reinhardt, all instruments welcome, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 24 through Jun 5) Gypsy Jazz Jam Workshop, 8 pm, led by Tracy Kim, playing gypsy jazz and swing rhythm guitar, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

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

DANCE (Every) — Tir Eoghain Tuesday Night Class (Céilí), 7:30-9:30 pm, drop-in class at St. Therese Multi-Purpose Center, 1260 NE 132nd Ave., 13 and older $5, Info: 503-819-2689 or irishpdx.com/classes-and-ceilis/

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

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) — Wednesday Bluegrass, 7 pm, a new band each week, $5 cover unless otherwise noted, O'Connor's Vault, 7860 SW Capitol Hwy. Info: 503-244-1690 or www.oconnorsportland.com

CONCERT (1st) —Ronnie Carrier's Driftin' Inn, 4 pm, lyrical, raw, and unfiltered, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (1st) — Irish Night - New Shilling, 8-11 pm, Celtic music with a 'tude, Cascade Bar & Grill, 15000 SE Mill Plain, Vancouver WA. Info: 360-254-0749 or www.cascadebarandgrill.co

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) — Irish Night - The Flunkies, Beltaine, and A Fine Mess, 8-11 pm, Irish and American folk music, Cascade Bar & Grill, 15000 SE Mill Plain, Vancouver WA. Info: 360-254-0749 or www.cascadebarandgrill.co

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

CONCERT (3rd) — #Women Crush, 8 pm, rising women songwriters, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

CONCERT (4th) — Irish Night - Peter Yeates and Friends - A Fine Mess, 8-11 pm, Irish and American folk music, Cascade Bar & Grill, 15000 SE Mill Plain, Vancouver WA. Info: 360-254-0749 or www.cascadebarandgrill.co

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 (1st and 3rd) — WHUUF Ukers, 6:30–8 pm, West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd, 246-3351

JAM (2nd) — Jug Band Jam, 7-9 pm, Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave., all levels welcome, acoustic only. Info: arlo(at)arlotone.com

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

CLASS (Every -Apr 25 through Jun 6) — Harmony Singing By Ear!, 1:30 pm, led by Anne Weiss, learn 2,3, even 4-part harmonies and to how hold on to your own part, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 25 through Jun 6) — Ukulele for Kids, 5 pm, led by Ezza Rose, a fantastic instrument to start with, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 25 through Jun 6) — Ukulele 1, 6 pm, led by Ezza Rose, designed for the beginners, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Apr 25 through Jun 6) — Group Vocal Class, 7 pm, led by Ezza Rose, learn basic singing technique, and how to sing with other people, $120 for seven classes, 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 Cascade Zydeco members

May 2: special concert with Swamp Thang!, $15

May 30: special concert with Sister Mercy, $12

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

May 2: music by Joyride, caller Michael Karcher

Jun 6: music by Joyride, caller David Kaynor

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.

May 3: Becky Kilgore and the Cowhands + Baby & The Pearl Blowers

May 10: The Cherry Blossom Hot 4 + Pink Lady & John Bennet Jazz Band

May 17: Reggie Houston's 'B' Swingsters + Pete Krebs and the Rocking K Ranch Boys

May 24: The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies + 12th Avenue Hot Club

CONCERT (2nd) — Sonny Hess with Lisa Mann, 7-9:30 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 (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com

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) — Songwriter Roundup, 7-10 pm, allows songwriters to perform an original song; hosted by Matt Meighan and Suzan Lundy, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, suggested donation $5-10. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

OPEN MIC (2nd and 4th) — Acoustic Village, 7-10 pm, features a different theme each week, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, suggested donation $5-10. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

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

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

JAM (Every) — Weekly Old Time Music Jam, 7-10 pm, traditional American old time music, Hostel Café, 1810 NW Glisan. Info: 503-417-8143 or www.hostelcafepdx.com

JAM (1st and 3rd) — West Side Folk Jam (Contra), 9 pm, strictly a traditional session, but we typically play numbers from the Portland Collection, Vols 1, 2 and 3. Insomnia Coffee, 5389 W Baseline Rd, Hillsboro. Please RSVP to Ivan at oceanwillpart(at)gmail.com

JAM (2nd) — 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 - Apr 26 through Jun 7) Old-Time Fiddle, 6:30 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 - Apr 26 through Jun 7) Violin for Absolute Beginners, 6:30 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

DANCE (Every) — Rhonda's Waltz Practica, 5:30-7 pm, Fulton Park Community Center *, a place to develop skill, build confidence, and connect with other dancers at all levels, $5. Info: Rhonda McFaddin at rhondamcfaddin(at)yahoo.com

DANCE (Every) — Portland Waltz Eclectic, 7:30-10 pm, Fulton Park Community Center *, all styles of waltz plus an electic mix of other dance music, DJ Dennis Myers, host Coleen Suzanne, $7, all ages, all levels, everyone welcome. Info: portlanddanceeclectic.com

DANCE (Every) — McMinnville English Country Dance, 7:30–9 pm, Set to Music is a community of people who love English country dance; dance to recorded music, caller varies, McMinnville Grand Ballroom (2nd story), 325 NE 3rd St., McMinnville, $5. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

DANCE (Every) — Winds of Donegal Thursday Night Class (Céilí), 7-9 pm, drop-in class, beginners always welcome, at Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca Street, Tualatin, 12 and over $5, Info: 503-819-2689 or www.irishpdx.com/classes-and-ceilis/

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

DANCE (May 10 & Jun 7) — 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 (1st) — Lynn Conover & friends, 6-8 pm, gritty roots rock, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com

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

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

CONCERT (2nd) — Jacob Westfall, 4 pm, hook-laden songs with sophistication and emotional heft, free, all ages, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.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) — The Sportin' Lifers featuring Erin Wallace, 6 pm, rhythm, jive, swing, reefer tunes, jump blues, boogie woogie -- it's all here, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Secret Society *. Info: www.secretsociety.net

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

CONCERT (Last) — JT Wise Band, 4 pm, roots rock, blues, and Americana, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. 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 (Every) — West Side Acousti-Lectric, 8-11 pm (7:30 sign-up), hosted by Eric Tworivers and Steve Rodin, sound system provided, Jack's Taproom and Quarterback Bar, 4342 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. Info: steverodin(at)rocketmail.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 (1st) — Open Mic Night, play 7-9 pm, old-time, country, swing, honky-tonk, all acoustic. To perform, sign up with Linda at community(at)stdavidpdx.org in advance or at the door. St. David of Wales Church, 2800 SE Harrison, $10 suggested donation. Info: www.taborgrass.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

DANCE (1st) — Irish Ceili, 7:30-11 pm, Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, $12. Info: www.winonagrange271.org

DANCE (2nd) — 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, 7:30-10 pm, (instruction 7-8 pm), live music, VFW Hall, 630 Hood Street NE, Salem, $8 members, $10 non-members., $5 students. Info: 503-383-9297 or info(at)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.contra-van-wa.org

May 11: music by Thyme Travelers, caller Abigail Hobart

Jun 8: music by The Hat Band, caller Woody Lane

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

May 18: music by Stepwise, caller Rich Goss

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 PERFORMANCE (1st) — Urban Tellers, 8 pm (music at 7), personal stories crafted in our workshop, The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th, $15 advance/$18 day of show, parking free after 7 pm. Info: www.pdxstorytheater.org

May 5: stories by Robyn Ridler Aoyagi, Debz Briske, Chuck McConnell, and others

Jun 1: stories by Warren McPherson, Dana Brenner-Kelly, Duncan Wyndham, and others

STORYTELLING (2nd - May only) — Portland Storytellers’ Guild (PSG) Potluck and Story Swap, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room 30, Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway. Bring a dish to share and a serving utensil. Brief storytelling workshop and story sharing, free. Info: Ken Iverson at 503-631-2167 or www.portlandstorytellers.org

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 & 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 (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.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, $25 door. Advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com

May 12: The Fretless

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 (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com

SING (1st) — Vancouver Folk Singers Sing-Along, 5:15 pm, bring snacks and finger food to share, 6 pm sing, Clark County Genealogical Society, 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

May 12: 6:30 pm finger food snacks only; no potluck, 7 pm sing

Jinx Kuehn & Barry Gorden

Kennedy School Community Room

5736 NE 33rd Avenue

503-280-9765 (home) or 503-816-6407 (mobile)

NOTE: Alcoholic beverages on the premises must be purchased from McMenamins

Jun 9: 6 pm potluck, 7:30 pm sing

Bonnie Messenger & Steve Mullinax

4648 SW 39th Drive

503-863-7700 or 503-863-7698

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

WORKSHOP (2nd) — 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, 7:30-11 pm (begins with a teaching session), Fulton Park Community Center *, $8, $6 students. Info: Rich, 327-6582

May 5: music by Unleashed!, caller William Watson

Jun 2: music by The Stage Crew, caller David Kaynor

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 5: music by The Bridgetown Boys, caller Tarka Ayres

May 19: music by The Nettles, caller Michael Karcher

Jun 2: music by In Tent City, caller Jacqui Brennan

Jun 16: music by Treehouse, caller Noah Grunzweig

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

DANCE (2nd) — 2nd Saturday Contra, 7:30-11 pm (begins with a teaching session), Fulton Park Community Center *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors, $1 off on dances before 7:30. Info: Rich, 327-6582

May 12: music by The Hat Band, caller Noah Grunzweig

Jun 9: music by ?, caller ?

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

May 12: music by The Nettles, caller Laurel Thomas

Jun 9: music by The Wisenheimers, caller Laurel Thomas

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 19: music by The BFD, caller Rich Goss

Jun 16: music by Jigsaw, caller TBA

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

STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (May 10) — The Heart of the Matter, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, all welcome, led by Shay Knorr and sponsored by the Portland Storytellers Guild, why crafting that good story and finding the nugget of truth, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7668 SW Capital Highway, $30/$25 members, plus service fee. Info: www.portlandstorytellers.org

* * * CAMPS/FESTIVALS

Apr 22-25, Bluegrass in the Gorge with Laurie Lewis & Friends, featuring Laurie Lewis (guitar and voice), Tom Rozum (mandolin), Brandon Godman (fiddle), and Justin Hiltner (banjo). Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. For info, contact 503-695-2243 or menucha.org/programs/dulcimer-festival.

April 27-29, PCDC presents the Ninth Annual Portland Raindance, an urban contra dance weekend in Oregon. Notorius & Latter Day Lizards will play, with callers Chris Hinkle and Ron Buchanan, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Avenue. Registration forms available at portlandraindance.org. For more information, contact Kim Appleberry at 503-319-1717 or raindance.PDX(at)gmail.com.

April 27-29, Northwest Women's Music Celebration 2018, this year's theme: one world, many voices. Guitar, mandolin, ukulele, marimba, drumming, banjo, accordion, pennywhistle, songwriting, harmony singing and more. YMCA Camp Collins, 3001 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham. For more information, go to www.nwmusiccelebration.com.

April 28-29, 2018 Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit, exhibition held in the Marylhurst Commons with concert and demonstrations in Wiegand Hall. Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst. Info: nwmusicalinstrumentshow.org.

May 3-6, Willamette Valley Old-Time Social, the home for old-time music and square dancing in Eugene. Info: www.mudcityoldtime.org.

May 4-6, Salem Folklore Community's 31st Annual Westwind Weekend, a weekend of music and dance provided by participants - no paid staff, rustic cabins, vegetarian food. Held at Camp Westwind, just north of Lincoln City. For more information, or to request registration material, contact Alan at alkanaskie(at)gmail.com, or visit www.westwindweekend.org.

May 5-6, Portland Sacred Harp "Double All Day" Singing, two days of the wild and hoary harmonies of our nation's oldest form of song. Free, including potluck lunch, with donations gratefully accepted.Songbooks will be available to borrow for the day. The Little Church, 5138 NE 23rd Avenue. This is a free community event. For complete information, go to www.portlandsacredharp.org.

May 25-28, 47th 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. For further info: www.nwfolklife.org.

May 24-Jun 10, Kerrville Music Festival, the nation's oldest and largest folk festival in Kerrville TX. Headliners include John Gorka, Mary Gautier, Eliza Gilkyson, Johnsmith, C. Daniel Boling, Trish Hinojosa and many, many others. Daily tickets vary from $30-$50/day, full festival, weekend passes as well, camping available. For further info: www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org.

Jun 8-10, Tenor Guitar Gathering 2018 TGG8, two days of tenor guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, and all things four strings - workshops, concerts, jams, and merchandise. Performers TBD. Held at various venues in Astoria. For complete information, go to tenorguitargathering.info.

Jun 9-10, McMinnville Scottish Festival, athletic events, music by Beltaine and others, Scotch tasting, Burns supper. Linfield College, 900 SE Baker St., McMinnville, $20 for both days. For more information, go to www.macscottishfest.com.

May 17-20, Weiser Bluegrass Banjo Camp, competitions in beginner, intermediate and advanced categories. The camp is led by resident instructors Jason Homey, plus guest instructor Alan Munde, and contest director, Gary Eller. held at Slocum Hall on the grounds of the historic Intermountain Institute, Weiser ID. For info, contact weiserbanjo.weebly.com/banjo-camp1.html.

May 31-Jun 3, 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 1-2, Sarah Hauser Festival of Stories, each night a different show with different storytellers. Clinmton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton. For more information, go to www.portlandstorytellers.org.

Jun 2-3, 4th Annual Zydeco Weekend Workshop Dance & Brunch, intermediate/advanced workshop with Sean 'Gator Boy' Donovan, Sat night dance with Swamp Thang at Lenora's Ballroom, 3300 SE Woodward, and Sun Zydeco Brunch hosted by Vicki Louthan, 4817 NE Ainsworth (catered by Tapalaya Restaurant, 28 NE 26th Ave. Info: www.cascadezydeco.com.

Jun 7-10, River of the West Mandolin Camp X, four days of mandolin immersion in the Columbia Gorge. Instructors include Don Stiernberg (swing and jazz), Evan Marshall (classical), Jordan Ramsey (bluegrass), and camp founder Brian Oberlin (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 16-17, 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/banjo-contest.html.

Jun 17-23, National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival (Weiser), where fun keeps on happening! Continuous free festival entertainment at Memorial Park Stage. For festival info, contact Sandra Cooper at 208-414-0255 Monday-Friday or director(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 21-24, Caleb Klauder's Great Big Fais Do-Do, Cajun, honky-tonk & western swing dance concerts featuring The Foghorn Stringband, The Cajun Country Revival, The Waysiders, The Caleb Klauder Country Band, Jesse Lège & Joel Savoy, and Bobby Winstead and the Long Goodbyes; The Spare Room Lounge, 4830 NE 42nd Ave, and other venues. Info: www.calebklauder.com.

Jun 22-23, Columbia Gorge Blues and Brews Festival, 16 craft breweries, regional wineries, fabulous food, and live music featuring Hillstomp, Ty Curtis, LaRhonda Steele & King Louie, Norman Sylvester, Sister Mercy, Timothy James, and a guitar slinger super jam with Robbie Laws, Ben Rice, Anni Piper and others. Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson WA. Onsite camping available. To register, go to www.gorgebluesandbrews.com.

Jun 25-30, Voice Works - A Workshop for Singers, four days and four nights of intense fun, singing instruction, repertoire building, and merry music making. 2018 Instuctors include Robert Jones, Mike + Ruthy, Dori Freeman, Greg Blake, Danielle Martineau, Skip Gorman, Cathy Jordan, and many others. Fort Worden State Park, near Port Townsend WA. To register, go to centrum.org/voice-works-a-workshop-for-singers

Jun 30-Jul 8, 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

Jul 1-8, 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 James Mason, Suzy & Eric Thompson, Winifred Horan, Don & Cindy Roy, The Modock Rounders, 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 Ruthie Foster, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Marc Broussard, Robert Randoph and the Family Band, Curtis Salgado, and Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band. $10 donation per day, 4-day passes $40 and up. For further info: www.waterfrontbluesfest.com.

Jul 6-8, 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 Misty Mamas, Downtown Mountain Boys, Whiskey Deaf, and many othersAll events are free. For further info, contact Wheeler County at 541-763-2400 or info(at)wheelercountybluegrass.org.

Jul 8-13, Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Camp, affordable group fiddle instruction in a relaxed format. Discover southern Appalachian fiddle tunes with lead instuctors Lisa Ornstein (fiddle), Maggie Lind (banjo), andPatrick Lind (guitar). Instructors also include John Weed (Irish fiddle), Andy Emert (swing fiddle), Linda Robertson (fiddle), Stuart Mason (guitar), and Larry B. Smith(dance master), P.O. Box 148, Enterprise. To register, go to wvmusicalliance.org.

Jul 13-15, 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 13-15, 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 Ry Cooder, Darlingside, Celeigh Cardinal, Josh White, Jr. and many others. For tickets and further info: www.islandmusicfest.com.

Jul 16-19, West Cascades Fiddle Camp & Workshops, instructors include Andy Emert (advanced fiddle), Linda Danielson (fiddle clinic), Tim Crosby (intermediate fiddle team), Amy Herman (Scandinavian fiddling), Martha Stone (clawhammer banjo), Joe Ross (mandolin), Jerry Parks (guitar), and many others; sponsored by the Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers' Association (OOTFA). Held at Westridge Middle School, 46433 Westfir Rd. near Oakridge, $120 for campers 19 and over/$70 youth/$30 workshops only. To sign up, go to fiddlecamp.org/sign-up.

Jul 19-22, Northwest String Summit, Americana and roots music on three stages, featuring Railroad Earth, Mandolin Orange, Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, the Shook Twins, and many others. Horning's Hideout, 21277NW Brunswick Canyon Road, North Plains. For tickets and further info: stringsummit.com.

Jul 20-21, Powellswood Storytelling Festival, 5th annual festival of the most ancient of human arts. Tellers include Anne Rutherford, Donald Davis, Bill Lepp, Bobby Norfolk, Sherry Norfolk, and Milbre Burch. Friday workshops and telling on Saturday. Presented by the Portland Storytellers Guild at Powellswood Garden, 430 South Dash Point Road, Federal Way WA. Parking avaiable at Sacajawea School, 1101 South Dash Point Road. For further info and to register: powellswoodfestival.com.

Jul 20-22, 38th 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 20-22, Wildwood Music Fest and Campout, 5th annual Americana and roots music festival that showcases emerging artists, promotes local food and agriculture, and benefits local non-profits. Performers include The Tezeta Band, The Lostines, The Resolectrics, Jaime Wyatt, and Sarah Shook and the Disarmers. 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 20-22, Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, 31st 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 Lonely Boys, Curly Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Too Slim & The Taildraggers, California Honeydrops, Curtis Salgado/Alan Hager & Friends plus many others. Onsite camping and portable showers available. For tickets and further info: www.winthropbluesfestival.com.

Jul 26-29, NorthWest Autoharp Gathering, the music festival that's all about the autoharp! Concerts, workshops, jamming, open stages, and an outstanding lineup of award-winning autoharpists. Furnished dormitory rooms, tent & RV camping, meals included. Ananda College, 38950 SW Laurelwood Rd., Gaston. For complete information, call 503-312-1186 or go to www.nwautoharp.org. Sponsored by the Portland FolkMusic Society.

Jul 26-29, Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, great bluegrass music. Contests for fiddle, banjo, flat-pick guitar, mandolin, and resophonic guitar. Headliners include Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Purple Hulls, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Fern Hill, The Great Northern Planes, and Whiskey Deaf. Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson WA. Camping available. To register, go to www.columbiagorgebluegrass.net.

Jul 28-Aug 17, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, three independent week-long sessions designed for adults ranging from bare-bones beginners to professionals. Teachers include Carol McComb, Eric Thompson, Flip Breskin, Suzy Thompson, and Wayne Henderson. Registration starts Mar 15. Held at a sylvan camp/retreat in the tall pines near Bremerton WA. Info: www.psgw.org.

Aug 3-5, Pickathon, multiethnic roots music, featuring Sierra Hull, Blind Boys of Alabama, Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, Hailu Mergia, John Craigie, Lost Bayou Ramblers, DakhaBrakha, and many others. Pendarvis Farm, 16581 SE Hagen Rd., Happy Valley. For tickets and further info: pickathon.com.

Aug 9-11, Subdued String Band Jamboree, three nights and two days of pickin', singin', and stompin', tent & RV camping, Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, 3925 Cedarville Rd., Bellingham WA (about 10 miles outside of town). For complete information, go to www.stringbandjamboree.com.

Aug 11-20, Centralia Old-Time Music Campout, 15th annual festival of day-long jamming and hanging out with friends in a beautiful riverfront setting in Centralia WA; camping available. For registration, go to www.centraliacampout.com. For more info, contact Ray Leach at 360-269-8833.

Sep 3, Labor Day Mountain Music Festival, held at Timberline Lodge, many performers including Kate Power & Steve Einhorn for a weekend of creativity. For more info and to register, contact folks(at)qualityfolk.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 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).


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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