Folk Calendar

Folk Calendar

See also: PFS Concerts and PFS Events

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

This list is not comprehensive and may not be completely accurate.
Call venues or visit their websites to be sure before you travel to an event.
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(see also CAMPS/FESTIVALS and Recurring events below)
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CONCERTS/PERFORMANCES/WORKSHOPS

Concerts and Performances

(NOTE: Some concerts and performances recur on a weekly or monthly basis. To save space, we have moved these, when applicable, to the Day by Day calendar.)

Mar 24 (Sun) — Love For Karen, noon-5:30 pm, benefit concert for Karen Lovely (facing hip surgery), featuring Ben Rice, Rae Gordon, Bayou Boyz, Michael Osborn, Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band, Kris Deelane, Mark Bowden, and others TBA. Mekong Bistro, 8200 SE Siskiyou, $15 cover. Info: www.cascadezydeco.com.

Mar 24 (Sun) — Flip Breskin and Zeke Hoskin, 5:30-8:30 pm, family concert; benefit for Portland Tennis & Education and including young voices from their music program, St. Johns Racquet Center, 7519 N Burlington Ave., $15 recommended on a sliding scale starting at $5; no one turned away, all ages. For tickets and more info: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4106055.

Mar 24 (Sun) — Waterline: Kathleen-Cathleen (Kate Power and Cathy Heslin), 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), a unique work in progress of readings and songs to deepen univeral understanding and compassion on the true experience of adoption, relinquishment, and reunion, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Mar 24 (Sun) — 7 Deadly Sins presents Pants On Fire!, 7 pm, seven storytellers tell seven tall tales: one is lying, White Eagle Saloon *, $8 advance/$13 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 24 (Sun) — Billy D, 7-9 pm, blues, rock, nuances of country, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 24 (Sun) — Julie & the Boys, 7-10 pm, roots and more, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $8. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

Mar 25 (Mon) — Driftwood + Them Coulee Boys, 9 pm (doors open at 8:30), Americana, Alberta Street Pub *, $10, 21+. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Mar 26 (Tue) — Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, 7-9 pm, the essence of American roots, plus a few new chestnuts, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 27 (Wed) — Ukulele Masters Concert with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Tracy Kim, and Aaron & Nicole Keim plus Nova Karen Devonie (accordion) and Matt Weiner (double bass), 7 pm (doors open at 6), concert by the instructors at Menucha's Ukulele Band Camp, Columbia Grange Hall #267, 37493 Grange Rd., Corbett, $15 advance/$20 door. Info and tickets: menucha.org/tickets.

Mar 27 (Wed) — Crystal Lariza, 7-9 pm, lush heart-felt harmonies, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 27 (Wed) — Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 8 pm (doors open at 7), folk music legend, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Mar 27 (Wed) — Bumper Jacksons, 9 pm, country swing, roots jazz, street blues from DC, The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge, 2845 SE Stark. Info: bumperjacksons(at)gmail.com.

Mar 28 (Thu) — Tony Smiley, 7-9 pm, electro acoustic music, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 28 (Thu) — Ma Fondue, 7-9 pm, R&B, soul, funk, blues, and Americana, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 28 (Thu) — Mary Kadderly & Dan Gildea, 7-10 pm, jazz, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $10. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

Mar 29 (Fri) — JT Wise Band, 4 pm, rock, blues, and Americana, free, all ages; Danny Barnes + Old Salt Union, 9 pm, string band + iconic banjo player, $12 advance/$15 day of show/ $20 two-night pass, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 29 (Fri) — Tara Velarde, 7-9 pm, part soul, part singer-songwriter, part blues-rock, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 29 (Fri) — Noah Simpson Quartet with Ben Turner, Austin Christ, and David Hagen, 7-10 pm, jazz, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $5. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

Mar 29 (Fri) — John Bunzow Duo, 8-11 pm, subterranean Americana, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com.

Mar 29 (Fri) — Smut City Jellyroll Society, 6-7:45 pm, blues and early jazz, Secret Society *, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Mar 30 (Sat) — Two Bit Rumor, 4 pm, contemporary, alt and classic rock, free, all ages; Danny Barnes + Old Salt Union, 9 pm, string band + iconic banjo player, $12 advance/$15 day of show/ $20 two-night pass, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 30 (Sat) — Stellar Fellers Unplugged, 6-9 pm, Kingston Trio and more '60s folk, Tommy O's, 801 Washington St., Vancouver WA. Info: www.tommyosaloha.com.

Mar 30 (Sat) — Smut City Jellyroll Society, 6-7:45 pm, blues and early jazz, $6, all ages, 16 and under free; Little Hexes Fundraiser with Know Your Rights (The Clash tribute band) + Jet Black Pearl (accordion diva), 9 pm-midnight (doors open at 8:45), mischievous odes and mash-ups, Secret Society *, $10, 21+. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Mar 30 (Sat) — Bill Wadhams & Friends, 7-9 pm, full band with Ross Seligman, Charles Pike, and Paul Trubachik, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 30 (Sat)) — Cal Scott & the Sceptres, 7-10 pm, '60s & '70s rock & roll, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $10. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

Mar 30 (Sat) — The Avett Others , 8 pm, Avett Brothers tribute band, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org.

Mar 30 (Sat) — Vanity's Vaudeville Vixens, 9:30-11:30 pm, immersive theater experience that reimagines vaudeville at the turn of the 19th-20th century, in concert with historian Melissa Lang and including comedy songs by Amanda Richards, Curious Comedy Theatre, 5225 NE MLK Blvd., $20 advance/$100 VIP. Info: www.amandarichards.net.

Mar 31 (Sun) — Will Hornyak - Tales from the Mythic Isle: Holy Waters with Three Pound Note, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), storyteller and Celtic duo, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Mar 31 (Sun) — Honey Don't Duo, 7-9 pm, Americana, country, soul, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 31 (Sun) — Steve Bradley & John Bunzow, 7-10 pm, rock, blues, Americana, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $8. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

Apr 1 (Mon) — Songwriter Circle: Beth Wood with Richard Moore and Cal Scott, 7 pm, beloved singer-songwriter, The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $15, tickets at woodcircle.brownpapertickets.com, or at the door. Info from Matt Miner at 503-484-8196 or mattminermusic(at)gmail.com.

Apr 3 (Wed) — Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins, 8 pm, American traditional music, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Apr 4 (Thu) — Sonny Hess, 7-9 pm, NW blues legend, known for her guitar, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Apr 4 (Thu) — Britnee Kellogg + Jaycob Van Auken, 9 pm (doors open at 8:30), singer-songwriters: country originals + blend of rock, blues, folk and country, Alberta Street Pub *, $10, 21+. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Apr 5 (Fri) — Garcia Birthday Band, 7-10 pm, not your average tribute band, but something fresh and original, White Eagle Saloon *, $12, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Apr 5 (Fri) — Portland Taiko, 7:30 pm, fuses drum music and movement in an electric unforgettable performance, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro, $5 advance/$8 day of show. For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

Apr 5 (Fri) — Damien Jurado (opening act: Corinna Repp), 9 pm (doors open at 8), folk songs brimming with prophetic imagination, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $18 advance/$20 day of show, all ages. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Apr 5 (Fri) — Mason Jennings, 8 pm (doors open at 7), Minnesota-based singer-songwriter, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $28 advance/$38 door/$40 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

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

Apr 6 (Sat) — Espacio Flamenco presents: Tablao Artichoke, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), an all-star cast including Ronda BenAziz (vocals), Brenna McDonald (guitar), Nick Hutch (percussion), and dancers Montserrat Andreys, Nela McGuire, and Elena Villa, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $20 advance/$25 door. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Apr 6 (Sat) — Lisa Ornstein (fiddle) & Dan Compton (guitar), 7:30 pm, potluck: 6:30 pm, go deep into the musical heartland of Quebec and Appalachia, 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.lisaornstein.com/lisa-ornstein-and-Dan-Compton.com.

Apr 6 (Sat) — An Evening with Karla Bonoff, 8 pm (doors open at 7), renowned singer-songwriter, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $30 advance/$38 door/$45 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Apr 6 (Sat) — Shook Twins (opening act: Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis), 8 pm (doors open at 7), dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American folk tradition without actually being a part of it, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $20 advance/$25 day of show, all ages. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Apr 6 (Sat) — Tannahill Weavers 50th Anniversary Tour, 9 pm (doors open at 8), diverse repertoire of fire-driven instrumentals topical songs, original balled and lullabies, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Apr 7 (Sun) — Jamie Chimchirian, 2 pm, solo violin recital, Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis, free, donations benefit the Community Music Center. Info: www.jamiechimchirian,com.

Apr 7 (Sun) — Laura Berman, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), soulful folk-pop vocals with hints of alt-country, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Apr 9 (Tue) — Experience Music Concert Series: Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, 7:30 pm, acoustic blues, field hollers, fiddle & banjo breakdowns, and early jazz, PCC Rock Creek A&E Music, 17705 Springville Road, donations appreciated but no one turned away, parking $2. Info: www.pcc.edu/programs/music/rockcreek.

Apr 11 (Thu) — V‰sen in Concert at Nordia House, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), Swedish acoustic trio, Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd., presented by Alberta Rose Theatre, $30 members of Nordic Northwest/$35 non-members. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

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

Apr 12 (Fri) — True Life Trio - Leslie Bonnett (voice, fiddle, percussion), Briget Boyle (voice, guitar, percussion), and Julianna Graffagna (voice, accordion, percussion), 7:30 pm, potluck: 6:30 pm, vocally-driven folk music from Eastern Europe and North America, 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.truelifetrio.com.

Apr 13 (Sat) — Oregon Mandolin Orchestra, 8 pm (doors open at 7), all the members of the mandolin family: mandolin. mandola, mandocello, and mandobass, The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th, $20 advance/$25 door/$27 VIP. Advance tickets from Eventbrite at bit.ly/2Ctlzjj (plus service fees). Info: www.oregonmandolinorchestra.com.

Apr 13 (Sat) — Balkan Dance Night with Trio Tsuica and Kef, 8 pm (dance lessons at start), high-energy traditional music from Eastern Europe for dancing and listening, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15, tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Apr 13 (Sat) — Robin jackson and the Caravan, 9 pm (doors open at 8:30), indie-folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Alberta Street Pub *, $10, 21+. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Apr 14 (Sun) — The Portlanders - Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson, 7 pm (doors open at 6), folk supergroup, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Apr 14 (Sun) — Christopher Neil Young, 7 pm (doors open at 6), singer-songwriter from Portland, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $20 advance/$25 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Apr 16 (Tue) — Experience Music Concert Series: Okaidja, 7:30 pm, Afro-pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Ghana, PCC Rock Creek A&E Music, 17705 Springville Road, donations appreciated but no one turned away, parking $2. Info: www.pcc.edu/programs/music/rockcreek.

Apr 19 (Fri) — Dawg Trio featuring David Grisman, Sam Grisman, and Danny Barnes, two concerts: 7 pm (doors open at 6) and 9:30, signature mix of bluegrass, gypsy jazz, klezmer music, and myriad global influences, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $50 advance/$60 door/$70 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Concert * * *

##Note New Concert Venue##

Apr 19 (Fri) — Nina Gerber and Chris Webster, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), uniquely compelling voice and beautiful and compelling guitar, Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 SE Steele. Online tickets through Seat Yourself (recommended) at www.portlandfolkmusic.org: $18 PFS members, $21 general admission, $10.50 ages 12-18 (under 12 free). Tickets at the door: $22 PFS members, $25 general admission, $12 ages 12-18 (under 12 free). Info: 503-539-9559.

Apr 19 (Fri) — Neftali Rivera & Grupo Borikuas, 7:30 pm, Puerto Rican, Cuban and Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro, $12 advance/$15 day of show. For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

Apr 19 (Fri) — Ural Thomas and the Pain (opening acts: Federale and Orquestra Pacifico Tropical), 9 pm (doors open at 8), blues, soul, R&B, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $17 advance/$20 day of show, 21+. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Apr 19 (Fri) — How Long Jug Band, 9 pm, vintage blues, jazz, and ragtime, Muddy Rudder Public House *, free, 21+ after 9 pm. Info: www.howlongjugband.com.

Apr 20 (Sat) — James Mason & The Gypsy Hicks, 6 pm, gypsy swing, $6, all ages, 16 and under free; Melao de Cuba Salsa Orchestra, 8:30 pm-12:15 am, solid salsa-inspired beats and Afro-Cuban rhythms, dance lesson with Brenda Russell & Jim Vail, Secret Society *, $10, 21+. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Apr 20 (Sat) — Madeline McNeil with Strange and the Familiars, 8 pm, they have something to tell you, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15, tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Apr 21 (Sun) — David Jacobs-Strain with Bob Beach, 7:30 pm, fierce slide guitar, 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.

Apr 24 (Wed) — Fatai, 7:20 pm (doors open at 7), Australian artist blending all the best bits of soul, R&B, and contemporary, Secret Society *, $15 advance/$20 door, 21+. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Apr 25 (Thu) — An Evening with Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra, 8 pm (doors open at 7), flamenco guitar superstar, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $35 advance/$38 door/$45 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Apr 27 (Sat) — The Nowhere Band presents Abbey Road 50th Anniversary, 2 pm (doors open at 1), the Abbey Road album performed in its entirety, plus more Beatles hits, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $23 advance/$33 door/$40 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Apr 27 (Sat) — Abbey Roadster, 6-9 pm, Beatles tribute band, Moulton Falls Winery, 31101 NE Railroad Avenue, Yakolt WA, no cover. Info: moultonfallswinery.com.

Apr 27 (Sat) — Connie Sheu, 7 pm, dynamic guitarist, Lincoln Recital Hall Room 75 (in the basement), Portland State University, 1620 SW Park Ave., $15. Info: www.pdx.edu.

Apr 27 (Sat) — The Whiskey Poets: Dan Weber with Tom Arnold and Sig Paulson, 8 pm, folk and Americana, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 advance (plus service fee). Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Apr 27 (Sat) — Beltaine, 8 pm, premier Celtic fusion band, featuring hammer dulcimer, guitar, accordion, flute, marimbula, bass and drums, Spinella's, 436 N Main Ave., Gresham. Info: www.beltainemusic.com.

Apr 28 (Sun) — The Nowhere Band presents Abbey Road 50th Anniversary, 8 pm (doors open at 7), the Abbey Road album performed in its entirety, plus more Beatles hits, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $23 advance/$33 door/$40 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

May 2 (Thu) — Alan Doyle, 8 pm (doors open at 7), folk rock from Canada, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $35 front/$25 middle/$20 back section. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

May 3 (Fri) — Pete Seeger's 100th featuring Joel Glick, Joe Hickerson, Bill Murlin & Sandy Bly, Michael Shay, Lauren Sheehan, Peter Hayes, Ben Davis, Anne Weiss, and Peter Wilcox, 7-9:30 pm (doors open at 6:30), concert and sing-a-long in tribute to Pete Seeger (benefit for Columbia Riverkeepers), Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, $15. Info: kandsons(at)aol.com.

May 3 (Fri) — Casa Della Zisa presents Ikuo Inoue and Peter Zisa), 7:30 pm, a program of Brower, Jobim, Almeida, Powell, and Alfredo Vianna (Pixinguinha), Casa Della Zisa, 4624 NE Fremont, $20/$15 for senior citizens, students and Portland Guitar Society (PGS) members. To RSVP and for more Info: 503-307-4907 or casadellazisa(at)gmail.com.

May 4 (Sat) — Casa Della Zisa presents James Reid, 7:30 pm, an elegant steward of the classical guitar, Casa Della Zisa, 4624 NE Fremont, $20/$15 for senior citizens, students and Portland Guitar Society (PGS) members. For more info and to RSVP: 503-307-4907 or casadellazisa(at)gmail.com.

May 4 (Sat) — Claudia Nygaard and Tom Swearingen, 3-5 pm (doors open at 2:30), singer-songwriter and cowboy poet, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

May 4 (Sat) — Beltaine, 8 pm, premier Celtic fusion band, featuring hammer dulcimer, guitar, accordion, flute, marimbula, bass and drums, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

May 10 (Fri) — 21 Cartas - Darrell Grant with Edna Vazquez and Adolfo Cantu-Villareal, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30), a powerful set of songs based on letters written by mothers at the South Texas Tamily Residential Center in Dilley TX, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $30 general/$20 seniors/$10 students with ID/$5 at door with Oregon Trail card. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

May 11 (Sat) — How Long Jug Band, 11 am-2 pm, vintage blues, jazz, and ragtime, PSU Farmers' Market, SW Park Blocks, free, all ages. Info: www.howlongjugband.com.

May 12 (Sun) — Ed Haynes and Dan Dover, 7:30 pm, great innovative dynamic musicians and songwriters, 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 14 (Tue) — The Earls of Leicester Presented by Jerry Douglas, 8 pm (doors open at 7), six-piece bluegrass band based on the legacy of Flatt & Scruggs, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $45 advance/$55 door/$65 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Concert * * *

##Note New Concert Venue##

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

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

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

May 31 (Fri) — Peter Mulvey (Dan Dover will open), 7:30 pm, great songs, great stories, everything you could ask for in a performer, Doverlaff House Concerts, 7326 SE Woodward St. $20 suggested donation. Free snacks. Beer and wine $2 donation. Seating is limited; for info and advance registration contact: 503-730-3189 or doverlaffhouseconcerts(at)gmail.com.

Day by Day

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

Sunday

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

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

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

Mar 24: Mo Phillips

Mar 31: "Dueling Duos" featuring The Alphabeticians, Micah & Me

Apr 14: Jessa Campbell CD Release Show featuring Red Yarn

Apr 21: Tallulah's Daddy

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONCERT (1st) — "Rhythmic Patterns for Humans" - John Reynolds, 4 pm, playful humor and a passion for great songs, free, all ages; Harvest Gold, 7-9 pm, Neil Young tribute band, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (1st) — Beyond Little Boxes (Mary Rose/Mark Loring/Jim Cook), 10 am-noon, celebrating the songs of Malvina Reynolds with a renewed resonance for the 21st century, Just Bob Cafe *, 503-467-4656

CONCERT (1st) — First Sunday Songwriter Sessions, 5 pm (doors open at 4:30), hosted by Matthew Seltzer, describing a desolate, yet love-torn America, Alberta Street Pub *, free, all ages. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

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

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

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

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

CONCERT (4th) — JMJ Trio (aka Jane Keefer/Mary Rose/Jim Cook), 10 am-noon, labor/woman songs/Malvina Reynolds ditties, Just Bob Cafe *, 503-467-4656

CONCERT (4th) — Beltaine, 7-10 pm, premier Celtic fusion band, featuring hammer dulcimer, guitar, accordion, flute, marimbula, bass and drums, Highland Stillhouse, 201 S 2nd, Oregon City. Info: www.beltainemusic.com

SING (Every) — Shaped Note Singing from the Sacred Harp Songbook, Songbooks provided, no experience necessary. Info: www.portlandsacredharp.org or Jessica Beer at jessicabeer(at)gmail.com

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

Apr 14: 5-7 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave

Apr 21: 2-4 pm, Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way

Mar 24 & Apr 28: 3-6 pm, Kennedy School * Community Room

SING (3rd) — Bilingual Folk Songs & Sing-Alongs hosted by Cyndi Turtledove, 2-4 pm, Woodland Park Apartments, A-102, 280 SE 12th Ave., Hillsboro. Bring a small snack to share; sponsored by non-profit LESTA (Learn Spanish and English Through the Arts). Please RSVP for parking instructions to 503-617-6986, or cyndi(at)lesta.net; more info at www.lesta.net

SING (3rd) — Portland Sings (drop-in), 2-4 pm, led by Mark Bosnian, a monthly community sing-along gathering. NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

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

OPEN MIC (Every) — Laurelthirst Public House, 9 pm (8 pm signup in the pool room), hosted by Taylor Kingman, Laurelthirst Public House *, free. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

OPEN MIC/JAM (1st) — Portland Ragtime Society Open Mic, 3-5:30 pm, come to listen and/or play, all instruments welcome, location varies, for up to date information, see www.facebook.com/portlandragtime/. Contact Chris Goldthorpe at cgoldthorpe(at)yahoo.com

JAM (Every) — 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 (1st) — Doc Slocum's Old Time Jam, noon, Laurelthirst Public House *, free, all ages. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

JAM (1st) — Portland Area OBA Jam, 12:30-4:30 pm, Portland Audubon Center, 5151 NW Cornell Road. All levels, acoustic only, small donation requested to cover room rental. Info: powellr5923(at)q.com

JAM (1st) — 1st Sunday Pick & Play at Quality Folk Dojo, 2-4 pm, led by Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, bring voices, ukes & stringed instruments you know how to play,NOTE NEW LOCATION: Artichoke Cafe, 2007 SE Powell Blvd, $10 (proceeds are shared with Artichoke Community Music). Info: www.qualityfolkdojo.com

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

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

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

JAM (2nd) — Handsome Ladies All-Woman Bluegrass Jam, 3-5 pm, Strum Guitars, 1415 SE Stark. Info: thehandsomeladies.org/portland

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

JAM (3rd) — Cajun Jam, 1-3:30 pm, Cajun musicians gather at different homes, everyone is welcome and sometimes there is room to dance. Potluck! To get on the mailing list, send to Tia Regan at regantia(at)gmail.com

JAM (4th) — Old Time Fiddle Tunes Instrumental Jam, noon-2 pm, Flipside Coffee Shop, 8 NE Killingsworth. Contact Marian Drake by phone (not text) at 503-236-1736

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

CLASS (Every - Mar 17 through May 5, except Apr 14) — By-Ear Harmony Singing II, 11:30 am-12:45 pm, led by Leela Grace, for people with some singing experience, discover the power of voices raised in harmony, $170 for seven sessions, $300 for two from the same household/family ($30 drop-in option). NOTE NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: rosecityfolkschool.com

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

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

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

DANCE (Every) — Every Sunday Square Dance, 7-9 pm, Village Ballroom, 700 NE Dekum, $7 or sliding scale, all ages, no dancing experience necessary. Info: www.bubbaguitar.com

DANCE (Every - on weeks when there is no Waltz Eclectic) — Portland Waltz Scandi-eclectic, Lesson: 10:30 am - 3 pm; old-fashioned social waltzing with the fast-turning elements of Scandinavian folk dancing, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th, $7 (includes brunch buffet). To get in, call 503-724-3097. Info: norsehall.org

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

Apr 14: music by Fine Companions, caller Mary Devlin

May 12: music by Fine Companions, caller Ric Goldman

DANCE (Mar 31 & Apr 14) — Gender Free Techno Contra, 6:30-10 pm, supportive, playful, safe, and willing to learn, These are our intentions. Any and all are welcome who are willing to aim for these intentions. None are welcome who refuse, $7-10 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Mar 31, Apr 14 & May 12: DJ Cosmos Kitty, caller Noah Grunzweig

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

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

Monday

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

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

Mar 18: Mary Flower & The BBQ Boys

Apr 1: Kevin Selfe and the Portland Blues All-Stars

Apr 8: King Louie Organ Trio CD Release: "It's About Time"

Apr 15: LaRhonda's Irresistible Soul

Apr 29: "Illegal Smile": The Music of John Prine featuring Julie Amici, Dean Mueller, Mark Shark, Thad Beckman, and Carlton Jackson

CONCERT (Every) — Groovy Wallpaper with Skip von Kuske and Don Henson, 7-9 pm, to call them a cello and percussion duo would fall far short of the mark, Edgefield Winery *, free, usually 21+, except when noted. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

Mar 18: Breeana Paletta

Mar 25: David Lagenes

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

CONCERT (2nd) — Lorna Miller's Little Kids Jamboree, 4 pm, the Western Hummingbird and family, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi; no cover: usual tip jar for your donations.Info: www.mississippipizza.com

SING (Last) — Global Folk Club, 7 pm, hosted by Andrea Wild. Acoustic music acts from diverse regions presented English folk club style, featuring sing alongs, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

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

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

Apr 1: Anton Emory and Avery Bergstrom

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 - Feb 25 through Apr 8) — Singing for the Vocally Challenged, noon-12:50 pm, led by Anne Weiss, learn to sing better in a non-judgmental, fun environment, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 14 through Feb 25) Clawhammer Banjo II, 5:30-6:25 pm, led by Leela Grace, for players who have taken the beginning class or have gotten started on basic clawhammer skills, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 25 through Apr 8) — Beginning Guitar, 5:30-6:20 pm, led by Adrian Martin, you will be playing a song by the end of the first class, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 25 through Apr 8) — Intermediate Guitar, 6:30-7:20 pm, led by Adrian Martin, strumming patterns, bass lines, and other fun guitar sounds (if you know basic chords), $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 25 through Apr 8) — Strumming Patterns (for all strummed instruments), 7:30-8:20 pm, led by Adrian Martin, explore strumming techniques and learn rhythm patterns used in countless songs (and why they work), $120 for seven classes, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 25 through Apr 8) — Playing Well with Others, 8:30-9:20 pm, led by Adrian Martin, learn how to jam (all instruments welcome), $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 25 through Apr 8) — The Everyone Welcome Community Choir, 7-8:20 pm, Anne Weiss leads a class and choir rolled into one, $18 per class or $110 for seven classes, $55 for students under 18, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 18 through May 6, except Apr 15) — Clawhammer Banjo III, 5:30-6:25 pm, led by Leela Grace, learn to play the old time banjo from scratch, $120 for seven sessions, NOTE NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: 503-232-8845 or 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) — Norske Runddansere, 7-10 pm, Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road (new location), live music; warm-up dancing 7-7:30, lessons 7:30-8:30, open request dancing 8:30-10 pm. $5 each night/$60 yearly membership; for more information, call 503-636-7509 or visit www.norskerunddansere.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONCERT (Every) — Honky Tonk Tuesdays, 7-10 pm, featuring Portland's finest country-swing bands, dance lesson with Connie Jo Collins, Secret Society *, $8, 21+. More info: www.secretsociety.net

Apr 2: The Desert Dogs

Apr 9: The Oregon Trailers

Mar 19 & Apr 16: LP and the Old-Fashioneds

Mar 26 & Apr 23: The Oregon Trailers

CONCERT (2nd & 4th) — Kelli Welli, 5:30 pm, fun songs for the kids; best for toddlers to 5, but all kids and adults welcome, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi. Info: mississippipizza.com

CONCERT (3rd)) — Jessa Campbell, 5 pm, plays and sings for toddlers on up, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi. Info: mississippipizza.com

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

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

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

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

CLASS (Every - Mar 19 through Apr 30) — By-Ear Harmony Singing II, 11:30 am-12:45 pm, led by Leela Grace, for people with some singing experience, discover the power of voices raised in harmony, $170 for seven sessions, $300 for two from the same household/family ($30 drop-in option). NOTE NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: rosecityfolkschool.com

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

CLASS (Every - Mar 26 through Apr 30) — Beginning Mountain Dulcimer, 1-1:45 pm, led by Sally Smith, learn to play this simple three-stringed Appalachian instrument, $60 for six classes, Artichoke Music *. Info:503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 5 through Apr 16) — Violin for Absolute Beginners, 7:30-8:20 pm, led by Megan Cronin, learn to play in a low-pressure and supportive group setting, $120 for seven classes, NOTE NEW VENUE: Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 26 through Apr 9, except Mar 26) — Intro to Ukulele (for the complete beginner), 5:30-6:20 pm, led by Tracy Kim, how to hold, strum, and tune a ukulele, and learn basic chords, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 26 through Apr 9, except Mar 26) — Beginning Ukulele 2, 6:30-7:20 pm, led by Tracy Kim, picking up where the last class left off, learn new strum techniques and rhythms, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 26 through Apr 9, except Mar 26) Gypsy Jazz Jam Workshop, 8:30-9:30 pm, led by Tracy Kim, playing gypsy jazz and swing rhythm guitar, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 26 through Apr 9, except Mar 26) — Intermediate/Advanced Ukulele: Swing and Blues, 7:30-8:20 pm, led by Tracy Kim, learn movable chord shapes and new strum and fingerpicking patterns for blues, gypsy jazz, calypso, rhumba, bossa, and swing, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 26 through Apr 9) — Beginning Mandolin, 6-6:50 pm, led by RenÈ Berblinger, learn how to hold, tune and pick the mandolin with basic chords and tablature, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 26 through Apr 9) Intermediate Mandolin, 7-7:50 pm, led by RenÈ Berblinger, learn more advanced chords and techniques, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

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

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

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

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

Wednesday

CONCERT (Every) — Talullah's Daddy, 11 am-noon, Matt Lynch provides a family friendly music show for kids of all ages, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi. Info: mississippipizza.com

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

Mar 20: Lillian Sawyer Band, supergroup led by local fiddler

Mar 27: Sam Hill, perennial NW favorite returns

Apr 3: Sunny South, the original sound of early bluegrass

Apr 10: The Waysiders, classic country, swing, and originals

Apr 17: Michael Shay, Chris Kee, and Spud Siegel, eclectic repertoire

May 1: Mountain Honey, driving banjo and high lonesome harmonies

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

CONCERT (1st) — Cascade Blues Association General Membership Meeting, 7 pm, always an acoustic set followed by an electric set, come ready to dance, Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, $3, free to members. Info: cascadebluesassociation.org

CONCERT (1st) — Paula Byrne, 8 pm, jazz vocalist, Muddy Public House *, no cover. Info: www.laurensheehanmusic.com

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

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

CONCERT (3rd) — Lauren Sheehan, 8 pm, American songster, Muddy Public House *, no cover. Info: www.laurensheehanmusic.com

CONCERT (4th) — Julie Amici Trio, 8 pm, jazz, blues, a taste of country, Muddy Public House *, no cover. Info: www.laurensheehanmusic.com

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

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

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

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

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

CLASS (Every - Mar 6 through Apr 17) — Harmony Singing By Ear!, noon-12:50 pm, led by Anne Weiss, learn 2,3, even 4-part harmonies and to how hold on to your own part, $18 per class or $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 6 through Apr 17) — Ukulele Easy Play and Sing, 1-1:50 pm, led by Anne Weiss, fun, easy class built for beginners, but all are welcome, $18 per class or $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 20 through May 8, except Apr 10) — Sing, Strum and Jam, 7-8:15 pm, led by Leela Grace, for anyone who wants to learn how to play well with others, $170 for seven sessions, $300 for two from the same household/family. Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 20 through May 8, except Apr 10) — Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, 6-6:55 pm, led by Leela Grace, learn to play the old time banjo from scratch, $120 for seven sessions, $200 for two from the same household/family. Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

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

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

WORKSHOP (Apr 3 only) — Ukulele Master Class - "The Nice Strum", 5-6:30 pm, led by Steven Strauss, introducing a method for playng complete music on solo ukulele, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $35. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

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

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

Mar 27: special concert with Swamp Thang!, $15 ($12 members)

Apr 10: special concert with Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band, $15

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

Apr 3: music by Joyride, caller Susan Petrick

May 1: music by Joyride, caller Carol Piening

DANCE (3rd) — Newberg Contra Dance, 7:30 pm (lesson at 7), Chehalem Cultural Center (CCC), 415 E Sheridan, Newberg, $8 general/$7 CCC members and seniors/$5 students/under 12 free. Info: 503-487-6883

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

Thursday

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

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

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

Mar 21 & Apr 18: Reggie Houston's B' Swingsters + Pete Krebs and the Rockin' K Ranch Boys

Mar 28: The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies + Hot Club Time Machine

Apr 4: Becky Kilgore and the Cowhands + Baby & The Pearl Blowers

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

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

CONCERT (Last) — The Horsenecks, 8-10:30 pm, hard-hitting and heartfelt old-time and bluegrass,

Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com

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

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

OPEN MIC (1st and 3rd) — Song Celebration!, 7 pm, share an original or cover song with a community of song lovers; hosted by a rotating cast of Artichoke MCs, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, donation at the door $5, beer, wine, sparkling water, tea, and light snacks available at the bar. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

JAM (2nd) — 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 4 through Jun 6) Beginning Piano, 9-9:50 am, comfortable small class setting, $83 (resident)/$116.25 (non-resident), coed class, ages 60 and up. Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis. Info: 503-823-3177 or www.communitymusiccenter.org

CLASS (Every - Mar 7 through Apr 11) Exploring the Tempo of the World with Drums and Percussion, 6-6:50 pm, led by Max Tucker, introducing the vast world of Afro-Cuban music as it relates to drums and percussion, $120 for six sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 7 through Apr 18) How to Play with a Drummer - The Art of Listening, 7-7:50 pm, led by Max Tucker & Jason Alburger, what works and doesn't work in a variety of styles, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 7 through Apr 18, except Apr 4) — Old-Time Fiddle, 6:30-7:20 pm, led by Megan Cronin, for beginner-intermediate players who want to expand their repertoire; pre-registration required, $105 for six classes, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or 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) — Winds of Donegal Thursday Night Class (CÈilÌ), 7-9 pm, drop-in class, beginners always welcome, at Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca Street, Tualatin, 12 and over $5, Info: 503-819-2689 or www.irishpdx.com/classes-and-ceilis/

DANCE (1st) — West Coast Swing Dance in Vancouver, 7:30 pm (beginners' lesson at 7), different teachers and styles every night, hosted by Carole Duttlinger, Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72th Ave., Vancouver WA, $5 donation requested, no partner required. Info: vancityballroom.com

Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONCERT (3rd) — Norman Sylvester Quartet Band, 8-11:30 pm, the original boogie cat, Vinyl Tap Bar & Grill, 2099 SE Oakgrove Blvd., Milwaukie. Info: normansylvester.com

CONCERT (4th) — Lorna Miller's Little Kids Jamboree, 6-8 pm, the Western Hummingbird and family, The Barrio, 7238 SE Foster Road, no cover: usual tip jar for your donations. Info: www.westernhummingbird.com

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

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

Mar 22: Cosmo's Dream, John Hollier, Jon Lee, and Akshay Govind

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

SING (2nd) — Yacolt Song Circle, doors open at 6 pm, family friendly, all ages and skill levels welcome: come play, listen, or just hang out. Pizza is free as always. Yacolt Community Church, 203 South Ranck (one block west of Railroad), Yacolt, WA, free, donations gladly accepted. For more info, contact Nick Peck at nick.peck(at)gmx.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLASS (Every - Mar 1 through Apr 12) — Old-Time String Band Workshop, 12:30-1:45 pm, led by Jane Keefer, hands-on introduction to playing old-time traditional dance tunes in a group setting. Open to all instruments; bring a recording device. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

DANCE (Every) — PCDC English Country Dance, 7:30–10:30 pm, modern English country dance for all; newcomers encouraged to come at 7:15 and introduce yourself to the caller for assistance, dance shoes only on the maple floorboards, please, Burlingame Water Tower (BWT) *, $10 non-members, $8 members, $7 students & seniors. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Mar 22: music by Richard Scher, Leslie Hirsch, Laura Kuhlman, caller Rosemary Lach

Mar 29: music by Fine Companions, caller Gaye Fifer

Apr 5: music TBA, caller Cynthia Stenger

Apr 12: music TBA, caller Mary Devlin

Apr 19: music TBA, caller David Macemon

Apr 26: music TBA, caller Ric Goldman

DANCE (1st) — Zydeco Dance Party, 7:30-10:30 pm, Viscount Studio, 720 SE Sandy Blvd., hosted by Roland Jemerson and Janine Tebeau-Jemerson; instruction on request or just enjoy casual dancing, $5, all ages. Info: 503-226-6232 or www.cascadezydeco.com

DANCE (1st) — Irish Ceili, 7:30-11 pm, Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, $12/$10 veterans, students and 65+. Info: www.IrishPDX.com

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

DANCE (2nd) — Contra in The Couve, 7:30 pm lesson, 8-11 pm dance, Hazel Dell Grange, 7509 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver WA. $7, $5 students and under 12. Info: www.ContraInTheCouve.org

Apr 12: music by Bandwidth (Keith, Gordy, and Carl), caller William Watson

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

Apr 19: music by Unleashed!, caller Roy Ward

DANCE (4th) — Scandia of Salem, 8-11 pm, Knights of Columbus Hall, 725 Shipping NE, Salem. $6, call Sharon Moore at (503) 364-6713 or sharon.hayloft(at)gmail.com

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

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

Saturday

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

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

Mar 23: The Alphabetician

Mar 30: Jessa Campbell

CONCERT (1st) — Norman Sylvester's Fish Fry, 9 pm-midnight, Portland's original "Boogie Cat" provides some of the funkiest down-home blues anywhere, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Info: www.catfishlous.com

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

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

CONCERT (2nd) — Second Saturday Community Concert, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45), Irish entertainment, Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, advance tickets $20/$15 children and students 16 and under (plus service fee) at www.brownpapertickets.com

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

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

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

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

PERFORMANCE (3rd) — Oregon Pipers' Society, 4:30 pm for piping

and drumming competitions, 6:30 pm, food service, 7:30 pm performances of pipe bands and soloists, Oddfellows Hall, 10282 SE Main, Milwaukie. $10 non-members, $5 members, kids 12 and under free. Info: opspdx.org

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

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

Apr 13: 6 pm potluck, 7:30 pm sing

Sarah Kauffman

9923 SW Quail Post Road

503-293-1486

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

SING (4th) — Song Circle, 2-4 pm, with John Richter. $5. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 232-8845 or 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. Waverly UCC, 3300 SE Woodward (corner of SE 33rd), class $15, jam only $5 donation. Info: www.taborgrass.com

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

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

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

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

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

CLASS (Every - Apr 6 through May 11) Dulcimer Craftsmanship - Build Your Own Instrument, 11 am -12:30 pm, led by Jack Larwa, make a simple teardrop mountain dulcimer, all tools and materials provided, $250 for six sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 9 through May 18) — James Hill Ukulele Method Green Book - Part 1, 2-3:30 pm, led by Brian Fergus, learn the only notation-based methodology for ukulele, $200 for eleven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, free. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 2 through Apr 13)Beginners' Drum Set - All You Need to Know to Get Started, 3-3:50 pm, led by Max Tucker, basic history of the drum set; learn how to play your first drum beat, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 9 through Apr 13) Basic Rhythm 101 - Intro to Drumming, 4-4:50 pm, led by Max Tucker, become familiar with the basic rhythms used in popular music and get to try them, $120 for six sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 9 through Mar 30) — Swing Rhythm Guitar for Vocalists, 3-5 pm, led by Rebecca Kilgore, learn how to accompany yourself on guitar and sing some classic swing songs, $240 for four classes, NOTE NEW VENUE: Happy Valley School of Music, 10555 SE 82nd Ave., #102, Happy Valley, $60. Info: Tracy Kim at 503-236-8613 or artichokemusic.org/classes

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

WORKSHOP (1st) — Ukulele Jam, 1-2:30 pm, with Avery Hill, for all levels; fun and familiar songs in a joyful atmosphere. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10 suggested donation. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (Mar 2 only) — Violin/Swing Fiddle Workshop, 4-6 pm, led by James Mason, a unique workshop dealing with playing by ear, fingerings, bow techniques, and phrasing, NOTE NEW VENUE: Happy Valley School of Music, 10555 SE 82nd Ave., #102, Happy Valley, $60. Info: Tracy Kim at 503-236-8613 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOPS (Mar 16 through May 18) — Musician's Toolbox Workshop Package, 1-3 pm, led by Avery Hill, take your DIY music learning skills to the next level, all chording instruments welcome, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $80 for all three workshops or $30 each. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

Apr 27: Transposing: Find Your Key

May 18: Arranging: Make It Your Own

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

Mar 30: special zydeco lesson

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

Apr 6: music by Unleashed!, caller Laurel Thomas

May 4: music by The Stage Crew, caller Isaac Banner

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

Apr 6: music by The Nettles, caller Kelsey Hartman

Apr 20: music by Campaign for Reel Time, caller Isaac Banner

May 4: music by Countercurrent, caller Tarka Ayres

May 18: music by Treehouse, caller William Watson

DANCE (1st & 3rd) — Hungarian Tanchaz, 8-11 pm (teaching 8-9 followed by recreational dancing), sponsored by menbers of Aratas Hungarian Folk Ensemble,The Chalet, 7045 SW Taylors Ferry Road. $2 donation requested to help defray costs. Call Steve and Susan at 503-297-4279 for more information.

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

Apr 13: caller Janet Trygstad

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

Apr 13: music by Sue Songer, Lanny Martin, and Gordy Euler, caller TBA

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

Mar 23: music by UnLeashed!, caller Isaac Banner

Apr 13: music by Coriolis, caller Woody Lane

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

DANCE (3rd) — Portland Third Saturday Contra Dance, 8:00 pm (teaching session 7:30), Fulton Park Community Center *. $8, $6 students & seniors. Info: Dan Compton, 233-9091

Apr 20: music by Jigsaw, caller Susan Petrick

May 18: music by The BFD, caller David Kaynor

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

Apr 27: * * * Pre-empted by Raindance (Apr 26-28) * * *

May 25: * * * Pre-empted by NW Folklife (May 24-27) * * *

DANCE (Last) — Special Event to Honor Sue Songer, 4-11 pm (4 pm jam sessions, 6 pm potluck, 7 pm short award ceremony, then dance), she will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award of the national Country Dance and Song Society, Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway, free (donations requested). Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Mar 30: Open band organized by Betsy, open calling organized by Erik

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

* * * CAMPS/FESTIVALS

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

Mar 22-24, Portland FolkMusic Society presents the 34th Annual Singtime Frolics, a weekend of folk singing and instrumental music. This year's guest artist is Linda Allen. 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.

Mar 22-24, Fanning the Embers, a northwest storytelling retreat, sponsored by South Sound Story Guild, Olympia WA. Held at St. Andrew's Retreat House, Union WA. For info, contact www.fanningtheembers.org.

Mar 25-29, 8th Annual Ukulele Band Camp, four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music making. 2017 Instructors are Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Tracy Kim, Nicole Keim, Matt Weiner, Nova Devonie, and Aaron Keim. Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. Artistic Director: Marianne Brogan. To register, go to <http://menucha.org/programs/music programs/uke-band-camp>.

Apr 5-7, 28th Annual Northwest Guitar Festival, join us for three days of fantastic classical guitar events - concerts, master classes, senior and youth competitions, workshops, and a guitar orchestra. Festival artists include the Nicolella/Picard Duo (guitar + voice), Raften/Abdihodzic Duo (giuitar and flute), Isaac Bustos, Cameron O'Connor, and The Oregon Guitar Quartet. Held at the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Avenue N and Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, Seattle WA. For info, contact nwguitarfestival.org.

Apr 8-11, Columbia River Gorge Mountain Dulcimer Festival, featuring artistic director Janita Baker, and instructors inda Brockington and Don Pedi. Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. For info, contact 503-695-2243 or menucha.org/programs/dulcimer-festival.

Apr 12-13, Lava Hot Springs Folk Festival, singer-songwriters from around the region and beyond include Crazy Love Duo Heather Platts (Twin Falls ID), Bruce Michael Miller (Nashville TN), and Maiah Wynne (Portland OR) held in various venues in Lava Hot Springs ID, admission is free, raffle tickets for an array of prizes will be for sale and donations will be gladly accepted, with all proceeds going to the Lava Hot Springs Elementary School Music Program. For info, call 208-776-5504 or email gailp(at)riversidehotspringsinn.com.

Apr 12-14, Sean-nós Northwest Festival, two full days of workshops on Irish singing, traditional sean-nós dancing, fiddle, accordion, and Irish language and culture. Instructors include Dale Russ (fiddle), Shannon Dunne (dance and concertina), and Colm MacCárthaigh (guitar and Irish language). State College, Olympia WA. $125 full weekend pass including concert and two lunches; single-day, no concert, and no lunch options also available. For info, contact www.seannos.org.

Apr 12-19, Donegal Ireland Songwriting Retreat, join Matt Meighan for a week in a small Irish village on the rugged west coast of Ireland. For further info: www.mattmeighan.com/donegal.php.

Apr 17-20, 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.

Apr 26-27, East Vancouver Old Time Social, celebrate traditional music in a fun and inclusive atmosphere with dancing concert, workshops, jamming, and family programming. Performers include Squirrel Butter, Horsenecks, The High Waisted Ramblers, Jack Dwyer, and The Heretics Old Time String Band. Callers are Paul Silveria, John Luna, and Kelsey Nelsen. Held at The ukrainian Hall, 805 E Pender St. venues in Vancouver BC, Canada. Info: www.eastvanoldtime.com.

April 26-28, PCDC presents the Twelfth Annual Portland Raindance, an urban contra dance weekend in Oregon. Wild Asparagus and Tidal Wave will play, with callers George Marshall and Will Mentor, 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 26-28, Northwest Women's Music Celebration Spring Camp 2019, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, marimba, drumming, banjo, accordion, pennywhistle, songwriting, harmony singing and more. YMCA Camp Collins, 3001 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham. Discount rates apply before March 15. For more information, go to www.nwmusiccelebration.com.

April 27, Seventh Annual Inner City Blues Festival, "Healing the Health Care Blues", 5:30-11 pm: Tevis Hodge, Jr. & Timothy James, LaRhonda Steele, Norman Sylvester Band with Lenanne Miller and Renato Caranto, Steve Cheseborough, Bloco Alegria and others perform in this benefit for Health Care for All Oregon, North Portland Eagles Lodge, 7611 N Exeter, $25 advance from www.tickettomato.com. Info: www.hcao.org.

May 2-5, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop Spring Retreat, this retreat is very relaxed, like an old-fashioned weekend house party, with lots of folks to play with and plenty of space to play with them. To register, contact Flip Breskin at flip(at)breskin.com. Info: www.pugetsoundguitarworkshop.org.

May 2-5, Weiser Bluegrass Music Camp, high quality bluegrass music instruction in guitar, mandolin and fiddle, held at Slocum Hall on the grounds of the historic Intermountain Institute, Weiser ID. For registration info, contact Joe Gobel at 208-869-0952 or rjgobel(at)gmail.com, or visit weiserbanjo.weebly.com/banjo-camp1.html.

May 2-5, Willamette Valley Old-Time Social, the home for old-time music and square dancing in Eugene. Featured performers include Hannah Lewis & Micah Spence and Marta King. Info: www.mudcityoldtime.org.

May 3-5, Salem Folklore Community's 33rd 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 Jana at contactjar302(at)gmail.com, phone 541-342-1850 or visit our website at www.westwindweekend.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 19-21, Northwest String Summit, Americana and roots music on three stages, featuring Dark Star Orchestra, Mandolin Orange, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Good Time Travelers, the Shook Twins, Danny Barnes, and many others. Horning's Hideout, 21277NW Brunswick Canyon Road, North Plains. For tickets and further info: stringsummit.com.

Jul 25-28, NorthWest Autoharp Gathering, the music festival that's all about the autoharp! Concerts, workshops, jamming, open stages, and an outstanding lineup of award-winning autoharpists, including Adam Miller (American troubadour), The Goodhues Band (family harmonies), Karen and Chuck Daniels (autoharp champion). and Neil and Coleen Walters (beloved doofus band). Furnished dormitory rooms, tent & RV camping, meals included. Ananda College, 38950 SW Laurelwood Rd., Gaston, discounted earlybird registration before April 28. For complete information, call 503-312-1186 or go to www.nwautoharp.org. Sponsored by the Portland FolkMusic Society.

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

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

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


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

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