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March, 2020

Sunday
29
Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
8:00 AM
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*****Portland FolkMusic Society Event***
Portland FolkMusic Society presents the 35th Annual Singtime Frolics, a weekend of folk singing and instrumental music. This year‘s guest artist is Beth Wood. Held at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, less than an hour from Portland, with views of the Columbia Gorge. Warm comfortable rooms. Register at portlandfolkmusic.org/singtime.php.
Sunday
29
Norse Hall Main Ballroom
10:30 AM
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10:30 to 11:30 Introduction to Waltz: lesson by Uwe Hessinger and Colleen Suzanne.

11:30 to 2:30pm: Eclectic dance music, DJ Dennis Myers
$15 for dance, brunch and lesson, $12 for brunch and dance.

A selection of waltzes played on the piano by Gene Freeheart.

Come enjoy the best dance floor in Portland, a welcoming atmosphere, a lesson that has become a Sunday morning ritual.
Sunday
29
Norse Hall Lodge Room - 2nd floor
10:30 AM
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Unchoreographed social waltzing mixing together basic elements of scandinavian, vintage, swing and argentine tango dancing, $4 (free for members of Grieg Lodge). For information, contact Don Harvey 503-334-6587 or donald.cory.harvey(at)gmail.com.
Sunday
29
EaT: an Oyster Bar
11:00 AM
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Nola jazz brunch with live music from Reggie Houston‘s Box of Chocolates with Taeko Yokoyama, Turtle Vandemarr and Tim Acott, Fine sax with strings attached, free. Info: reggiehouston.com/gigs.
Sunday
29
Alberta Street Pub
12:00 PM
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A rotating cast of Portland‘s finest and most danceable swing bands, $6, advance tickets available from Eventbrite (plus service fee), all ages, kids under 12 free. Info: www.albertastreetpub/music.

Mar 15: Sportin‘ Lifers
Mar 22: Pink Lady & The Tramps
Mar 29: The Courtney Freed Five
Apr 5: The Hot Lovin‘ Jazz Babies
Sunday
29
Laurelthirst Pub
12:00 PM
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An all-acoustic, boot-stompin‘ band featuring a mean banjo and a rockin‘ guitar - throw in more strings, some brass, and a washboard, free, all ages.
Sunday
29
Artichoke Music
12:00 PM
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Every Sunday, hosted by Patrick Connell and Kaden Hurst, $15 drop-in.

Ever wonder what makes a bluegrass jam sound organized and deliberate, like a band, even when it‘s just a casual jam? The essence of bluegrass is informality, but there is something inherently magical about how the players organize, differentiating it from being a twang-heavy song circle.

We cover kick-offs, turnarounds, soloing, and the general principles of leading a song within a group of friends or strangers.

Of course, we always end up learning new material in a session, but the focus is more on what to do with the song once we‘ve learned it, sharpening our ability to play it within a group of other bluegrass musicians, in a way that is compatible with other folks‘ skill sets.

Bring your instrument and an open-mind, and leave with the tools to be a bluegrass champ.
Sunday
29
T.C. O'Leary's Pub
1:00 PM
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Uilleann piper Preston Howard Wilde leads an Irish piping session - it’s a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Sunday
29
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A master class for all levels, led by GRAMMY winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, $40.

Music is fun, but even more fun when you increase your skill level. The better you sound, the more encouraged you are to keep on playing and improve. Together, they will present an inspiring session including stories and a set of tools, practice tips and philosophies that will help you bring your playing to the next level.

If you have questions in advance you like covered, you may email them to info(at)cathymarcy.
Sunday
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Every Sunday, 2-4 pm, music and songwriting lessons for Armed Forces veterans; guitars are available, drop-in, free. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar
Sunday
29
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Every Sunday from 2 to 5 pm, this is an ongoing jam open to all ages and levels, acoustic only. The Ladd Taphouse has a full menu, over 40 taps, and full bar.
Sunday
29
Strum Guitars
2:00 PM
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Mary hosts acoustic blues jam for singers, players of harmonicas, guitars, basses, mandolins and more - all welcome!
Sunday
29
Artichoke Music
2:45 PM
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A hands-on workshop for those who play, and welcomes anyone who is simply intrigued by the old time banjo, led by Cathy Fink, $40.

Along with demo and discussion, individual attention will be given to help participants improve tone and technique. Cathy will demonstrate practice drills and exercises. Learn how to create embellishments to banjo tunes and songs. We will also learn a tune to play together. It will be taught in a simple arrangement for beginners and more complex arrangement for more advanced players.
Sunday
29
Alberta Street Pub
3:00 PM
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A rotating lineup of Portland‘s finest family performers for the kids & showcasing Portland‘s best singer-songwriters for the grown-ups, $8 per walking human, advance tickets available from Eventbrite (plus service fee), all ages. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com/music.

Mar 15: Tallulah‘s Daddy
Mar 22: Mo Phillips and Jessa Campbell
Mar 29: Mo Phillips
Apr 5: The Alphabeticians
Sunday
29
Mark's On The Channel
3:00 PM
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This is going to be be a great Sunday afternoon blues party with waterfront dining. My good buddy and harmonica whiz Jeff Masters is visiting from Los Angeles and this will be a solid three hours of high energy acoustic blues. Jeff and I played together for many years in Southern California in our trio Tobacco Road and have a huge songbook of Chicago and Mississippi blues. Info: http://www.jamesclem.com
Sunday
29
Artichoke Music
3:30 PM
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Every Sunday from Mar 1 to Apr 12, led by Brian Fergus, A ukestra is a ukulele orchestra, and is a fun, low stress and entertaining way to learn to play music together. Our teacher, Brian Fergus, is an experienced conductor, arranger, and performer who will organize Artichoke’s Ukestra for your own level of achievement, $120 for seven sessions, drop-ins $20 per session, pay at the door.

For more info, email ferglow@comcast.net.
Sunday
29
Hostel Cafe
4:00 PM
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Led by Linda Leavitt and Tom Nechville: join us for this high-powered traditional American music featuring vocals, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and stand up bass.

This will be an advanced/intermediate jam! Listeners are welcome too, free.
Sunday
29
Muddy Rudder Public House
6:00 PM
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Irish music, no cover, 21+.
Sunday
29
Laurelthirst Pub
6:00 PM
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David Reisch (bass) and Turtle VanDemarr (guitar) from the Freak Mountain Rambers bring pals for a rowdy, rootsy Sunday afternoon of song, free, all ages.

Feb 2: special 7 pm start due to Super Bowl.
Sunday
29
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Every Sunday.
Sunday
29
Kells Irish Restaurant + Pub
6:30 PM
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Traditional Irish Pub session, free.
Sunday
29
Artichoke Music
7:00 PM
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Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are an eclectic folk festival on their own terms. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin and cello-banjo, $15, advance tickets available from brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee).

The duos stories are as engaging as their songs. To hear and see them in an intimate venue such as Artichoke is a real treat.
Sunday
29
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Jimmy Russell (guitar, vocals), Steve Kerin (keyboard, vocals), Brian Foxworth (drums, vocals), and David Kahl (bass, vocals), Dan Berkery (guitar, vocals), free.
Sunday
29
Laurelthirst Pub
9:00 PM
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Super supportive showcase for everyone, signup at 8 pm, music at 9 pm, hosted by Taylor Kingman, free.

Feb 16: open mic hosted by Hayley Heynderickx.
Monday
30
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Early morning folk music to get your week started, hosted by Gordy Euler
Monday
30
Prosperity Pie Shoppe
10:00 AM
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Mr. Hoo with guitar. ukulele, and kazoo, provides energy, participation and fun, upbeat, gentle rock for kids and their grown-ups. We‘ll be in the back room at Prosperity Pie Shoppe. Plenty of room for the kids to dance, every Monday, $5 per family.
Monday
30
Alberta Street Pub
11:30 AM
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Show 11:30 (doors open at 11), Olive and Dingo perform energetic public "drop in" style shows weekly. We ride magical tall bicycles that we carry around our gear to each event! We are skilled at balloon arts, face painting, musical story telling and our chemistry makes for some goofy moments during a show, $6, advance tickets available from Eventbrite (plus service fee), all ages.

Kids Lunchtime Music features Portland‘s best kids music performers every weekday from 11AM to 12:30PM. Live music, kids menu and more!
Monday
30
Laurelthirst Pub
6:00 PM
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Old friends playing roots and country music they love, free.
Monday
30
Lake Theater & Cafe
7:00 PM
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7 pm show (doors open at 6 pm), Blues and folk, price varies.

Mar 2: Illegal Smile - The Music of John Prine, $20, VIP table (seats 4) $120.
Mar 9: Trifecta: Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg, Mary Kadderly (w/ Dan Gildea), $15, VIP table (seats 4) $80.
Mar 16: St Patrick‘s with Patrick Lamb Jazz Quintet, $20, VIP table (seats 4) $100.
Mar 23: SONG SPEAK featuring AJ Fullerton with Steve Itterly, Lisa Mann, Rae Gordon, Pat McDougall, $15, VIP table (seats 4) $100.
Mar 30: Muddy Waters Tribute & Dance - Four Trains Runnin‘
with Alan Hager, Mitch Kashmar, Jimi Bott, and Dean Mueller, $10 dance floor, $20 general.
Apr 6: Aaron Meyer Band, $25, VIP table (seats 4) $120.
Monday
30
Corkscrew Wine Bar
7:00 PM
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Acoustic blues and Americana, no cover. Info: www.jamesclem.com.

Mar 30: Jeff Masters will be joining me on harmonica.
Monday
30
White Eagle Saloon (McMenamins)
7:00 PM
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Hosted by Andrea Wild. Acoustic music acts from diverse regions presented English folk club style, featuring singalongs, free, 21+.

Mar 30: Jet Black Pearl
Monday
30
Mekong Bistro
7:30 PM
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Jimmy Russell (guitar, vocals), Steve Kerin (keyboard, vocals), Brian Foxworth (drums, vocals), and David Kahl (bass, vocals), free.
Monday
30
Lenora's Ballroom at Waverly UCC
8:00 PM
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Waltz Eclectic Dance at Lenora‘s Ballroom every Monday night, warm-up on the dance floor 8-8:30 pm. Open dancing from 8:30 - 10:30 pm, $10 for the evening, free for veterans.
Monday
30
Muddy Rudder Public House
8:00 PM
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Doin‘ what it takes, no cover, 21+.
Monday
30
Laurelthirst Pub
9:00 PM
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The finest in local Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz and swing dance music, free.
Tuesday
31
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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A spicy mix of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south, including (but not limited to) acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, string band & Texas swing, hosted by Diane Karl
Tuesday
31
KMUZ Radio - 88.5 FM & 100.7 FM
10:00 AM
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Music from the seven Celtic nations from musicians throughout the world. Hosts Ann and Beth, members of the Céilí of the Valley Society, create weekly themes from Celtic music, culture and history. Special programs introduce Celtic musicians performing locally; weekly Celtic calendars showcase area music, dance and cultural events. The show airs Friday nights from 7 to 8 PM on 100.7 & 88.5 FM, and rebroadcasts Tuesday mornings at 10 am. If you can’t listen on the radio you can stream them at kmuz.org/category/celticmusichour

Céilí of the Valley Society is an underwriter of the Celtic Music Hour.
Tuesday
31
Alberta Street Pub
11:30 AM
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Show 11:30 (doors open at 11), Jessa Campbell is an Oregon-based performer who bridges the worlds of music and ecology by enchanting young audiences with the wonders of nature through her songs, $6, advance tickets available from Eventbrite (plus service fee), all ages.

Kids Lunchtime Music features Portland‘s best kids music performers every weekday from 11AM to 12:30PM. Live music, kids menu and more!
Tuesday
31
Norse Hall
5:30 PM
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Grieg Lodge Leikarringen is for ages 6 and up. Beginners and all levels of experience welcome, free. Contact David Champion at norseherodotus(at)hotmail.com or 971-284-4175.
Tuesday
31
Laurelthirst Public House
6:00 PM
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Bluegrass; impeccable musicianship and hard-driving originals, free, all ages.
Tuesday
31
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DANCE WORKSHOP (Every Tuesday) — Irish Céilí Dance, $5 (first class free). Info: ceiliofthevalley(at)gmail.com.

The Ceili of the Valley Society teaches Irish social dance and Scottish country dance classes from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Beginners and children are welcome. Children are welcome with a responsible adult from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m for beginner dances if they are able to listen and follow instructions. Recommended age is seven or older. More advanced dances will be taught starting at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday
31
McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern
7:00 PM
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Bluegrass and associated music, bluegrass instruments only; leave your song books and tab at home please. Info: Tim Howell at 503-208-1874 or timhowell74(at)gmail.com
Tuesday
31
Hostel Cafe
7:00 PM
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Come for free live music in the Hostel Cafe This awesome event draws tons of people each week and features a touring or local artist each and every Tuesday. Please come down and check out our singer song writer sets and enjoy some Portland-made brews and locally sourced foods while you do it!

April, 2020

Wednesday
1
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Traditional and contemporary folk music, hosted by Jack Bohl.
Wednesday
1
Village Ballroom
10:00 AM
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Join Red Yarn & the Critters at Village Ballroom most every Wednesday morning of the school year to sing, dance & experience the joy of community! Red Yarn weaves folksongs and puppetry into high-energy, interactive shows for family audiences, celebrating the multicultural musical heritage of the USA, suggested donation $10-20/family.
Wednesday
1
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Mo Phillips writes kids songs from his secret ninja laboratory in the Portland, Oregon area, held in the sanctuary.
Wednesday
1
Alberta Street Pub
11:30 AM
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Show 11:30 (doors open at 11), Mo Phillips writes kids songs from his secret ninja laboratory in the Portland, Oregon area, $6, advance tickets available from Eventbrite (plus service fee), all ages.

Kids Lunchtime Music features Portland‘s best kids music performers every weekday from 11AM to 12:30PM. Live music, kids menu and more!
Wednesday
1
Swaha Studios
12:00 PM
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Every Wednesday, led by Anne Weiss, learn 2,3, even 4-part harmonies and to how hold on to your own part, $120 for seven classes, drop-ins welcome, $20 per class. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar.
Wednesday
1
Santa Fe Taqueria
5:00 PM
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Mr. Ben will entertain, kids eat free.
Wednesday
1
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7 pm, always an acoustic set followed by an electric set, come ready to dance, $5, free to members. Info: cascadebluesassociation.org

Mar 4:
Acoustic Set: Thad Beckman
Electric Set: Love Sloth
Wednesday
1
Polish Library Association Dance Hall
7:30 PM
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7:30-10 pm, $8/$7 students (octogenarians and beyond free), Info: joyridecontra(at)gmail.com or www.joyride.erikweberg.com.

Jun 3: music by Joyride, caller TBA
Wednesday
1
Alberta Rose Theatre
8:00 PM
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Show 8 pm (doors open at 7), the flamenco guitar superstar returns to the Alberta Rose, $35 advance/$45 preferred (seating in the first 7 rows of the center section)/$38 door, minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Advance tickets do not include convenience or handling fees.
Wednesday
1
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Jimmy Russell (guitar, vocals), Steve Kerin (keyboard, vocals), Brian Foxworth (drums, vocals), and David Kahl (bass, vocals), Dan Berkery (guitar, vocals), free.
Thursday
2
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Traditional American music: folk and traditional musics from a variety of sources including early country recordings from the 20s and 30s, hosted by Paul Roland.

Thursday
2
Alberta Street Pub
11:30 AM
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Show 11:30 (doors open at 11), Tallulah‘s Daddy plays fun, energetic, interactive acoustic music for kids and families, $6, advance tickets available from Eventbrite (plus service fee), all ages.

Kids Lunchtime Music features Portland‘s best kids music performers every weekday. Live music, kids menu and more!,

Thursday
2
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Every Thursday, 7-9 pm, drop-in class, beginners always welcome, $5 per person (12+).
Thursday
2
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Every Thursday at the Northwest Portland Hostel in the Hostel Cafe, free, no purchase necessary.

We love sharing traditional music with the world! Check out local and traveling musicians playing old time American music. Improv jamming and renditions of customary favorites enliven the Hostel Cafe from 7-10pm every Thursday. All are welcome!

Banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and many other great instruments will accompany our American classics menu and local brews served in the Hostel Cafe.
Thursday
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Open mic: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30), songwriters performing original songs every 1st and 5th Thursday night.

Join hosts Matt Meighan and Nina Yates every first and fifth Thursday for our celebration of songwriting and Portland‘s vibrant songwriter community. Songwriters, you‘re invited to put your name in the hat to play an original song during the evening. We choose names at random to perform. Songwriter Roundup is a unique and wonderful experience for players and non-performing listeners alike!

Donation at the Door: $5, Beer, wine, sparkling waters, tea and light snacks at the bar. At Artichoke open mics, we encourage what we call generous listening. Every song and every performer offers something of value. Whether performers are polished professionals or struggling beginners, we encourage you to focus on and support the positive in every performance.
Thursday
2
Muddy Rudder Public House
8:00 PM
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Old-time bluegrass, no cover, 21+.
Friday
3
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Folk music to get your day started, hosted by Kurt Liebezeit (1st and 3rd Fridays, alternating with Cascadia Coffeehouse).
Friday
3
Alberta Street Pub
11:30 AM
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Show 11:30 (doors open at 11), with guitar. ukulele, and kazoo, provides energy and participation, $6, advance tickets available from Eventbrite (plus service fee), all ages.

Kids Lunchtime Music features Portland‘s best kids music performers every weekday. Live music, kids menu and more!,

Friday
3
Elsie Stuhr Senior Center
3:00 PM
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International folk dancing is fun, educational and easy to learn! No partner needed for these easy & enjoyable dances, led by David Rutiezer, drop-ins welcome.
Friday
3
North Clark Historical Museum
6:00 PM
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Open Mic for musicians and music lovers is held the 1st Friday of each month, with Wayne Hoffman as emcee. Sign-up 6 pm, play 7-10 pm, sound system provided, free, donations accepted. Info: 360-247-5620 or wakjh(at)aol.com.

Friday
3
Mississippi Pizza
6:30 PM
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Local bluegrass group Train River is a collective of bluegrass musicians led by multi-instrumentalist Jeffree White. The repertoire includes many traditional bluegrass numbers and fiddle tunes, along with more modern additions which have become standards -- tunes by Old & In the Way, David Grisman, and Phish, free. For more info, see www.trainriver.info.
Friday
3
KMUZ Radio - 88.5 FM & 100.7 FM
7:00 PM
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Music from the seven Celtic nations from musicians throughout the world. Hosts Ann and Beth, members of the Céilí of the Valley Society, create weekly themes from Celtic music, culture and history. Special programs introduce Celtic musicians performing locally; weekly Celtic calendars showcase area music, dance and cultural events. The show airs Friday nights from 7 to 8 PM on 100.7 & 88.5 FM, and rebroadcasts Tuesday mornings at 10 am. If you can’t listen on the radio you can stream them at kmuz.org/category/celticmusichour

Céilí of the Valley Society is an underwriter of the Celtic Music Hour.
Friday
3
People’s Co-op Community Room
7:00 PM
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Community Room, upstairs (accessible by lift), singing from the Christian Harmony. Info: portlandsacredharp.org or Jessica Beer at jessicabeer(at)gmail.com.

Friday
3
Viscount Studio
7:30 PM
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Hosted by Roland Jemerson and Janine Tebeau-Jemerson; lesson 8 pm, DJ‘d playlist 8:30 - 10:30 pm, $8, all ages.
Friday
3
Artichoke Music
7:30 PM
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Every Friday, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), singer-songwriter performances: four acts performing 30-minute sets, admission $5.

Mar 13
Patrick Tovat - View from a careful observer
John Graham - Finger-style, acoustic blues
John Anderson, Lily Dunham with John Richter - The Paper Portraits

Mar 20
Kray Van Kirk - The Midnight Commander
LBJ - Robert, John and Larry
Meander - Guitars, banjos, harmonies, melancholy
Wolves and Wolves - Bluesy vocals + melodic bass

Mar 27
Tx Trumbo - Spiritual-political ozark folk
Helen (Chaya) Friedman - Poetic, heartfelt and introspective
Thom Lyons - Transatlantic singer-songwriter
Sophie and Tim - Favorite covers and originals

Apr 3
Do Mi Stauber - Americana soul
Sheri Nicole Proffit - Blues folk
Robin Greene Jacobs - Indie folk blues with a twist
Betsy Langston - The heart of a quirky introvert
Friday
3
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Modern English country dance for all, 7:30 pm, newcomers encouraged to come at 7:15 and introduce yourself to the caller for assistance, dance shoes only on the maple floorboards, please, $10 non-members, $8 members, $7 students & seniors.

Jan 17: music by Marjorie Millner, Brooke Bubna, Sean Nolan, caller Cynthia Stenger
Jan 24: music by Damsel, caller David Macemon
Jan 31: music by Richard Scher, Lisa Zweben, Sean Nolan, caller Cynthia Stenger
Feb 7: music by Lisa Scott, George Penk, Erik Weberg, caller Orly Krasner (NY)
Feb 14: music by Carl Thor, Ron Dann, Alan Rutherford, caller David Macemon
Feb 21: music by Heather Pinney and George Penk, caller Laura Hatch
Feb 28: music by Austen City Limits, caller Brooke Friendly
Mar 6: music by Marjorie Millner, Brooke Bubna, Sean Nolan, caller David Macemon
****A Cascade Promenade Event****
Mar 13: music by Lisa Scott, Elke Baker, caller Cynthia Stenger
Mar 20: music by Richard Scher, Ellen Hansen, caller Erik Weberg
Mar 27: music by Laura Kuhlman, Jon Neff + friends, caller Ric Goldman
Apr 3: music by Lisa Scott, Ellen Hansen, Leslie Hirsch + Fred Nussbaum, caller Nan Evans
Apr 10: music by Fine Companions, caller David Macemon
Apr 17: music by Richard Scher, Lisa Zweben, Laura Kuhlman, Jon Neff, caller Ric Goldman
Apr 24: music by Austen City Limits, caller Brooke Friendly
Friday
3
Winona Grange #271
7:30 PM
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Live music, 7:30-11 pm, $12.
Friday
3
Muddy Rudder Public House
8:00 PM
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Bluesbilly good times, no cover, 21+.
Saturday
4
Hollywood Farmers Market
9:00 AM
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Opening Day - Nice to be asked to play their opening market for the 2020 season. Let‘s hope for some nice weather and there is always a festive atmosphere on that day. Limited seating in front of the music area. One of Portland‘s best markets. Market opens at 9 am. Music is 9 am to 12:30 pm.
Info: www.jamesclem.com.
Saturday
4
Artichoke Music
12:00 PM
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Every 1st Saturday, a once monthly old time jam, hosted by Martha Stone, $5, ages 8 and up.

We will be playing acoustic Americana music, with an emphasis on old time Appalachian fiddle tunes. Old time is different from bluegrass in that no one takes a break (solo), everyone plays all the time, so you get a lot of practice! Our format is simple, each person in the group gets to choose a tune (you can pass), tell everyone what key it’s in, and off we go! Being polite is mandatory, we’re here to encourage, not criticize.

This is not an instructional class, so you should already be able to play a few tunes up to speed on your instrument. It is homegrown music as it was meant to be and promises to be as enjoyable to all.
Saturday
4
Clark County Genealogical Society Annex
6:00 PM
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1st Saturday of every month, 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.
Saturday
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An evening of dancing to blues, waltz, W & E Coast Swing, Nightclub two-stepS, alt tango music in a comfortable atmosphere with a great group of dancers, $10 for lesson and dance.

7:30 pm: all levels blues lesson with Robert Umali Evans
8:15-11pm: dance to recorded music. DJ Dennis Myers

Saturday
4
Artichoke Music
8:00 PM
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This all-original trio plays mountain music influenced by folk, bluegrass, alt-pop, and the Americana-esque singer/songwriter paradigm. This genre is full of hard stops, absolute dynamics, and mauling measures of lyrical flow, $15, advance tickets available from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee).

Wes Urbaniak, guitar, vocals
Mat Regele, upright bass
A.J. Sheble, strings
Saturday
4
Fulton Park Community Center
8:00 PM
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Dance 8-11 pm (beginners‘ lesson 7:30), $6-15 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

May 2: music by UnLeashed!, caller Laurel Thomas

Saturday
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Show 8 pm (doors open at 7), the 14th annual Billie Holiday tribute night, $18 advance/$20 door. Advance tickets do not include convenience or handling fees.

Siren Nation brings together musicians of many genres to pay tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers and songwriters of our time.

Featured performers include:
Marcia K. Hocker
Sarah Clarke
Tavé Fascé Drake
Laura Cunard
Tamara Walker
Debra Patton
Caspar
Rachel Brashear
Arietta Ward
Lindsie Feathers
and more!

Proceeds from this event benefit Siren Nation.
Siren Nation is an all volunteer run 501 (c) 3 arts non-profit organization.
Sunday
5
Norse Hall Lodge Room - 2nd floor
10:30 AM
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Unchoreographed social waltzing mixing together basic elements of scandinavian, vintage, swing and argentine tango dancing, $4 (free for members of Grieg Lodge). For information, contact Don Harvey 503-334-6587 or donald.cory.harvey(at)gmail.com.
Sunday
5
EaT: an Oyster Bar
11:00 AM
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Nola jazz brunch with live music from Reggie Houston‘s Box of Chocolates with Taeko Yokoyama, Turtle Vandemarr and Tim Acott, Fine sax with strings attached, free. Info: reggiehouston.com/gigs.
Sunday
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Alberta Street Pub
12:00 PM
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A rotating cast of Portland‘s finest and most danceable swing bands, $6, advance tickets available from Eventbrite (plus service fee), all ages, kids under 12 free. Info: www.albertastreetpub/music.

Mar 15: Sportin‘ Lifers
Mar 22: Pink Lady & The Tramps
Mar 29: The Courtney Freed Five
Apr 5: The Hot Lovin‘ Jazz Babies
Sunday
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Portland Audubon Center
12:00 PM
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Monthly bluegrass jam sponsored by the Oregon Bluegrass Association and organized by Rich Powell, all levels, acoustic only, small donation requested to cover room rental. Info: powellr5923(at)q.com.

It starts at 12 noon and continues until about 4 pm. Come for all or part of the day! There‘s lots of room for jammers and listeners, plus great views and Audubon‘s educational displays and gift shop.

There is a parking lot across the road, and additional parking is allowed on the wide shoulders of Cornell Road.
Sunday
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Artichoke Music
12:00 PM
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Every Sunday, hosted by Patrick Connell and Kaden Hurst, $15 drop-in.

Ever wonder what makes a bluegrass jam sound organized and deliberate, like a band, even when it‘s just a casual jam? The essence of bluegrass is informality, but there is something inherently magical about how the players organize, differentiating it from being a twang-heavy song circle.

We cover kick-offs, turnarounds, soloing, and the general principles of leading a song within a group of friends or strangers.

Of course, we always end up learning new material in a session, but the focus is more on what to do with the song once we‘ve learned it, sharpening our ability to play it within a group of other bluegrass musicians, in a way that is compatible with other folks‘ skill sets.

Bring your instrument and an open-mind, and leave with the tools to be a bluegrass champ.
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Every Sunday, 2-4 pm, music and songwriting lessons for Armed Forces veterans; guitars are available, drop-in, free. Info: 503-232-8845 or www.artichokemusic.org/calendar
Sunday
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Artichoke Music
2:00 PM
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Calling all players and fans of the ukulele! Join us for an entire evening devoted to our love for our delightful instrument, hosted by Avery Hill, Director of Song by Song™ (www.learnsongbysong.com), this Ukulele Open Mic will feature acts representing a variety of ukulele communities around the Portland metro area. Jam leaders from around town will direct the entire audience in a couple group songs, as well, so all are encouraged to bring their instrument(s), $10. advance tickets available from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee).
Sunday
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Every Sunday from 2 to 5 pm, this is an ongoing jam open to all ages and levels, acoustic only. The Ladd Taphouse has a full menu, over 40 taps, and full bar.
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Songbooks provided, no exp necessary. Info: website or Jessica Beer at jessicabeer(at)gmail.com
Sunday
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Alberta Street Pub
3:00 PM
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A rotating lineup of Portland‘s finest family performers for the kids & showcasing Portland‘s best singer-songwriters for the grown-ups, $8 per walking human, advance tickets available from Eventbrite (plus service fee), all ages. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com/music.

Mar 15: Tallulah‘s Daddy
Mar 22: Mo Phillips and Jessa Campbell
Mar 29: Mo Phillips
Apr 5: The Alphabeticians
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Artichoke Music
3:30 PM
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Every Sunday from Mar 1 to Apr 12, led by Brian Fergus, A ukestra is a ukulele orchestra, and is a fun, low stress and entertaining way to learn to play music together. Our teacher, Brian Fergus, is an experienced conductor, arranger, and performer who will organize Artichoke’s Ukestra for your own level of achievement, $120 for seven sessions, drop-ins $20 per session, pay at the door.

For more info, email ferglow@comcast.net.
Sunday
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Hostel Cafe
4:00 PM
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Led by Linda Leavitt and Tom Nechville: join us for this high-powered traditional American music featuring vocals, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and stand up bass.

This will be an advanced/intermediate jam! Listeners are welcome too, free.
Sunday
5
Muddy Rudder Public House
6:00 PM
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Irish music, no cover, 21+.
Sunday
5
Kells Irish Restaurant + Pub
6:30 PM
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Traditional Irish Pub session, free.
Sunday
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Artichoke Music
7:00 PM
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Performing at the Tablao this April are dancers Kelley Dodd, Lillie Last, and Nela McGuire accompanied by singer Christina Lorentz, guitarist Brenna McDonald, and percussionist Nick Hutcheson, $20 advance/$25 at the door, advance tickets (recommended) from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee).
Sunday
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Jimmy Russell (guitar, vocals), Steve Kerin (keyboard, vocals), Brian Foxworth (drums, vocals), and David Kahl (bass, vocals), Dan Berkery (guitar, vocals), free.
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