PFS Concerts now booking for 2016-2017

New venue!

Unless otherwise noted below, concerts are held at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens Street, Portland, OR 97214.

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

December: No 3rd-Friday Concert,
but a special FREE concert:

Wednesday, December 14, 7:00 (doors at 6:00)
Portland FolkMusic Society's 40th Anniversary Concert

Lagunitas Community Room,
237 NE Broadway, Portland, 97232


Mary Flower
"...One of the most dynamic performers on the acoustic blues circuit." Acoustic Guitar Magazine

The Portlanders
Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson, and Lauren Sheehan. 'Nuff said.

Avery Hill
" extraordinary young talent." Tom May

Joe Hickerson
Vintage, pre-plugged, vintage folk singer. "A hero to me." Tom Paxton

Free admission
Beer available for purchase; pizza and salad available for a contribution.
All the performers are donating their talents and time.

(Note the different venue.)

January 20: The Bills

Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens St.
Concert at 7:30 pm; doors open at 7 pm.

The Bills are a quintet from the west coast of Canada, renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting and refreshingly innovative interpretations of traditional tunes from around the globe. They have racked up a string of Canadian music awards and nominations, and a fan following that extends across North America and Europe.

Their sound is panoramic, mischievous, fiercely unpretentious -- and musically splendid” - Boston Globe

The Bills

The band features an all-star lineup of talent that includes Chris Frye (guitar, lead vocals), Marc Atkinson (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Adrian Dolan (fiddle, accordion, piano, vocals), Richard Moody (violin, viola, vocals) and Scott White (upright bass). The Bills began as The Bill Hilly Band in 1996. Later shortening their name to The Bills, the band released their album Let Em Run in 2005, which was picked up by Grammy-winning US label Red House Records. The album earned them their second Juno Award nomination. The Bills' brand new album, Trail of Tales features 14 new original tracks. For the first time in their storied career, the album sees all five members of the band contributing compositional talents in a truly collaborative offering. Trail of Tales winds from grooving folk/pop vocal numbers to hypnotic instrumentals. The album explores and shimmers with melodies that are sure to become standards in the deep and rich Canadian folk/roots/rock songbook.

The Bills will also be live on KBOO's “Movin On” folk music show, Friday January 20 at noon with host Laurie Sonnenfeld.

Get your tickets early for this one! And remember our new location -- Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens St.

For more information and to listen to The Bills' music, go to their website, or to the Red House site.

Here is a recent video.

Tickets: $20 General Admission, $17 PFS Members, $10 ages 12-18 (under 12 free)

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