12/12
THU
5:30-7:00am
Rise when the Rooster Crows - Folk and traditional music from a variety of sources including early country recordings from the 20s and 30s. Every Thursday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/12
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us outside on our patio for a weekly bluegrass jam, hosted by Rich Landar of The Hillwilliams. We'll be playing in a picker's circle where everyone can play as much as they'd like. Bluegrass instrumentation preferred but any acoustic instruments are welcome. All levels of pickers and singers can join in at this friendly, no pressure jam session. Every Thursday 4 p.m. 'til 6 p.m. At the White Eagle, 836 N. Russell St. All ages, Free.
12/12
THU
7-10pm
Weekly Old Time Music Jam at the Northwest Portland Hostel in the Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. (503)417-8143. No purchase is required however, tasty, affordable food and beverage is available for purchase including 8 local beers, 2 ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap. Street parking is free at 7pm. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late!
12/12
THU
7-9:30 pm
Mud City Old Time Jam . The Mud City Old Time Jam has a new location. Starting in October it will be the 2nd thursday of the month at the Viking Braggot Co. Brewery and Taproom, 520 Commercial St, Eugene. The jam will run from 7-9:30, and we ask you to bring a folding chair in case they run out of stools. This community jam at Viking will feature a local artist or band every month. The featured group will lead musicians through selections from their repertoire of traditional fiddle tunes and songs. This community jam is open to all, but tunes will be played up to speed - if you're interested in attending the Mud City slow jam, send us an email to mudcityoldtimesociety@gmail.com and we’ll get you all the info! We will ask participants to contribute to a tip jar and all proceeds will go directly to the featured jam hosts. We also ask participants to commit to purchasing at least one drink or snack from the venue and leaving a little something for the kind staff there, as well. (These contributions are voluntary, but if you value having a warm, dry, fun place to jam, we are asking you to please bring a little cash to share!). Go to their website Mud City Old Time for all the news in the Eugene-Salem-Keizer-Corvallis area.
12/12
THU
8-10:30 pm
Whiskey Deaf at The Muddy Rudder Pub. Whiskey Deaf has appeared in many regional festivals, small concerts, and occasional private shows in the PNW playing Bluegrass, Old Time and early Country music. The band is made up of talented and experienced bluegrass musicians who share a passion for finding and playing lesser known bluegrass and related music from the repertoires of first generation bluegrass, early country and old-time sources, and then giving it the Whiskey Deaf stamp. Their fiddler is amazing! At The Muddy Rudder Pub. 8 - 10:30 pm. No cover, 21+ 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood.
12/13
FRI
5:30-7am
Cascadia Coffeehouse. Featuring the best in traditional and contemporary folk and roots music with a focus on new releases and vintage favorites - every 2nd and 4th Friday on KBOO 90.7 FM. Alternates with Lark in the Morning.
12/13
FRI
12 - 1:30 PM
Movin' On Everything from old time to bluegrass to Celtic to contemporary folk. Every Friday from 12 noon to 1:30pm, on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/13
FRI
6:30 pm
The Loudermilk Sisters - For a big ol' dose of the Louvin Brothers, catch these ladies and fellas from Portland performing their songs, those mandolin-smashing, God-fearing, close-harmony-singing pioneers of country music. At Mississippi Pizza Pub; 3552 North Mississippi Ave. 6:30 pm. Unknown cover amount at this time.
12/13
FRI
8-10 pm
The How Long Jug Band plays early blues, jazz and ragtime at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8 pm, No cover. 21+
12/13
FRI
8 pm
Old-Time Square Dance in Cottage Grove! Get lucky on Friday the 13th for an old-time square dance at the Odd Fellows Hall in Cottage Grove! The event will feature Mud City Preservational String Band and Brandon Olszewski calling hot squares. Old-time square dancing is taught by the caller, so you don't need any experience, special clothes or even a partner. This inclusive event is open to all gender-identities and ages. Bring some friends! The Odd Fellows Hall, 317 E Main St Cottage Grove, 8:00pm. Cost: $8 (or $5 need-a-break rate) Tickets only available at the door. Sponsored by Mud City Old Time Society.
12/14
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country A whole lot of country & western swing! Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/14
SAT
9am-noon
Music From the True Vine - Every Saturday on KBOO 90.7 FM. The best of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and old time music, with information about local shows and festivals. Rotating dj's, excellent, some more traditionally oriented than others
12/14
SAT
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam every Saturday at Waverly UCC, 3300 SE Woodward St. (Corner of Southeast 33rd and SE Woodward) in Portland. For all instruments, no registration required, drop-ins welcome. Class admission is $15. If you're coming only to jam, we ask for a $5 donation to help cover expenses. We encourage people of all skill levels to come and jam! There's plenty of room for jams in this location. Taborgrass offers a beginners class, which is an introduction to Taborgrass and caters to beginning level, first year students and returning students that want to improve their technique or try a new instrument. The intermediate guided jams are a little faster for returning students and for beginning and intermediate level players that want to continue learning new tunes and songs. Go to Taborgrass for more information.
12/14
SAT
5-7:00 pm
Acoustic Junction KRVM Radio 91.9 in Eugene. Acoustic music from old favorites and emerging artists. On Carol’s watch, she plays artists ranging from Gillian Welch to Jimmy Driftwood, from Crooked Still and Punch Brothers to Elizabeth Cotten and Jean Ritchie, Rhiannon Giddens, Bill Staines, New Lost City Ramblers, Ruthy Ungar, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Squirrel Butter, Hazel Dickens, Bruce Molsky, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Doc Watson, and Charlie Poole; genres might include sea chanteys, labor songs, cajun, Scandinavian, jug bands, and much more. Saturday 5:00pm to 7:00pm
12/14
SAT
7-10:00 pm
River City Dancers Square Dance. River City Dancers is a square and round dance club in the Portland Metro area. The club's purpose is to promote and encourage square and round dancing with the intent of friendship, fun and recreation among member and guests and to provide a meeting place where they can gather to dance. Two dances are held each month on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays at the Milwaukie Community Club, 10666 SE 42nd Ave., Milwaukie. 7 - 10 pm. $6. Go to their website for all the info.
12/15
SUN
2-4pm
3rd Sunday Westside Community Shape Note singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way. Use the classroom building entrance by the A-frame chapel. The first hour is devoted to The Shenandoah Harmony; for the second hour, we delve into other shape note sources including Eclectic Harmony I & II, Northern Harmony, and Norumbega Harmony.
12/15
SUN
3-4:00 pm
The Portland Kids' Jam is an informal monthly gathering of young musicians hosted by local fiddle teachers. Every third Sunday they get together and play traditional music. The jam starts at 3:00 with one of the hosts teaching a new fiddle tune and after that they jam. Participants are invited to lead or suggest tunes. You don’t need to know any fiddle tunes to join in – just bring an instrument and your enthusiasm for playing with others. All ages and instruments are welcome (that includes grown ups, too). Contact Sophie with questions or to sign up for our monthly email at sophiefiddles@gmail.com. New Location: Rose City Book Pub (formerly County Cork), 1329 NE Fremont St.
12/15
SUN
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Bluegrass Happy Hour every Sunday at The Hostel Cafe. Join us for this high powered traditional American music jam featuring vocals, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and stand up bass. Lead by Linda Leavitt and Tom Nechville. This will be an advanced/intermediate jam and listeners are welcome too. 1810 NW Glisan Ave. 4 - 6:00 pm. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including local beers, ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap.
12/15
SUN
6-8:30pm
12/16
MON
5:30-7am
Folk Espresso Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week. Every Monday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/16
MON
7-9pm
Oregon City Old Time Jam every 1st and 3rd Monday, 7-9 pm, UU Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 6th St. Oregon City (big pink church right across from the library). If you come, park in the lot behind the church and come in through the door to the new wing; classroom down the hall. To get on their mailing list email skypilotemily@msn.com
12/17
TUE
5:30-7am
Early Morning Gumbo A spicy mix of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south, including (but not limited to) acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, string band & Texas swing. Every Tuesday from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/17
TUE
7:00 PM
Live folk music every Tuesday at the The Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including 8 local beers, 2 ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap. Street parking is free at 7pm. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late! (503)417-8143. All ages / Free
12/17
TUE
7-9:00 pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / Please note that this event is All Ages
12/18
WED
5:30-7am
Pastures of Plenty Traditional and Contemporary folk music. Every Wednesday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/18
WED
7-9:00 pm
Mud City Slow Jam . If you're in the Eugene area and want to practice tunes with others, the Mud City slow jam is the perfect place to do it in a supportive environment. RSVP to mudcityoldtimesociety@gmail.com to get on the email list for the location as it rotates between houses. Go to their website Mud City Old Time for all the old time music news in the Eugene-Salem-Keizer-Corvallis area. Scroll down on the right on the home page to see their calendar of events.
12/18
WED
8 pm
Great Auntie Lo, Bluesbilly good time music with Lauren Sheehan et al. at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8 pm, No cover. 21+
12/19
THU
5:30-7:00am
Rise when the Rooster Crows - Folk and traditional music from a variety of sources including early country recordings from the 20s and 30s. Every Thursday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/19
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us outside on our patio for a weekly bluegrass jam, hosted by Rich Landar of The Hillwilliams. We'll be playing in a picker's circle where everyone can play as much as they'd like. Bluegrass instrumentation preferred but any acoustic instruments are welcome. All levels of pickers and singers can join in at this friendly, no pressure jam session. Every Thursday 4 p.m. 'til 6 p.m. At the White Eagle, 836 N. Russell St. All ages, Free.
12/19
THU
7-10pm
Weekly Old Time Music Jam at the Northwest Portland Hostel in the Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. (503)417-8143. No purchase is required. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including 8 local beers, 2 ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap. Street parking is free at 7pm. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late!
12/19
THU
7-9:30 pm
Corvallis Old Time Music Jam If you're in the Corvallis area here's a jam that takes place on the 3rd Thursday of most months. At the Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. in Corvallis (It’s at 2nd and Adams); 7:00-9:30 pm. All-ages, Free-but don’t forget to tip. Email John at lunaj@peak.org for more details and to get on the email notification list. You can go to the Mud City Old Time website for all the news in the Salem-Kaizer-Corvallis & Eugene area. Scroll down on the right at the home page to see their calendar of events.
12/20
FRI
5:30-7am
Lark in the Morning Folk music. 1st, 3rd & 5th Fridays (alternates with Cascadia Coffeehouse) from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/20
FRI
12 - 1:30 PM
Movin' On Everything from old time to bluegrass to Celtic to contemporary folk. Every Friday from 12 noon to 1:30pm, on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/20
FRI
8 - Midnight
Gerle Haggard Holiday Show This all girl, all Merle cover band is putting on a holiday extravaganza celebrating the one and only Merle Haggard and his 5 Christmas albums. Special guests will be performing holiday songs of their own, the Gerles will be doing a whole set of Merle Christmas tunes and standards, and there will even be some Gerle Haggard karaoke opportunities later in the evening along with sing-a-longs and no doubt, costumes. At the Spare Room Restaurant and Lounge, 4839 NE 42nd Ave. 8pm - Midnight. Free. Let's Make it Through December together!
12/21
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country A whole lot of country & western swing! Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/21
SAT
9am-noon
Music From the True Vine - Every Saturday on KBOO 90.7 FM. The best of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and old time music, with information about local shows and festivals. Rotating dj's, excellent, some more traditionally oriented than others
12/21
SAT
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam every Saturday at Waverly UCC, 3300 SE Woodward St. (Corner of Southeast 33rd and SE Woodward) in Portland. For all instruments, no registration required, drop-ins welcome. Class admission is $15. If you're coming only to jam, we ask for a $5 donation to help cover expenses. We encourage people of all skill levels to come and jam! There's plenty of room for jams in this location. Taborgrass offers a beginners class, which is an introduction to Taborgrass and caters to beginning level, first year students and returning students that want to improve their technique or try a new instrument. The intermediate guided jams are a little faster for returning students and for beginning and intermediate level players that want to continue learning new tunes and songs. Go to Taborgrass for more information.
12/21
SAT
7-10:00 pm
River City Dancers Square Dance. River City Dancers is a square and round dance club in the Portland Metro area. The club's purpose is to promote and encourage square and round dancing with the intent of friendship, fun and recreation among member and guests and to provide a meeting place where they can gather to dance. Two dances are held each month on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays at the Milwaukie Community Club, 10666 SE 42nd Ave., Milwaukie. 7 - 10 pm. $6. Go to their website for all the info.
12/21
SAT
8-11 pm
Solstice Show with Lauren Sheehan at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8 pm, No cover.
12/22
SUN
3-4 pm
4th Sunday Community Shape Note Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp at the Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, in the Community Room, SE corner of building. All are welcome. Topics and teachers vary from month to month and are intended to deepen our relationship to the tradition of Sacred Harp singing. Go to their website Portland Sacred Harp for all the details.
12/22
SUN
4-6:00 pm
4th Sunday Community Shape Note Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp at the Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, in the Community Room, SE corner of building. All are welcome. Go to their website Portland Sacred Harp for all the details.
12/22
SUN
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Bluegrass Happy Hour every Sunday at The Hostel Cafe. Join us for this high powered traditional American music featuring vocals, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and stand up bass. Lead by Linda Leavitt and Tom Nechville. This will be an advanced/intermediate jam and listeners are welcome too. 1810 NW Glisan Ave. 4 - 6:00 pm. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including local beers, ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap.
12/22
SUN
6-8:30pm
12/22
SUN
7:00-9:30 pm
The Portland Sunday Square Dance at the Village Ballroom! This year dances will be held one Sunday a month and for October, November and December it will be on the 4th Sunday of the month. Then in January it's back to 3rd Sunday - the same weekend as the Portland Old Time Music Gathering. Music provided by The Old Time Highway. 704 NE Dekum St., 7-10:00 pm, $7-15 sliding scale, kids are free. No experience necessary, dancers of all abilities welcome!
12/23
MON
5:30-7am
Folk Espresso Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week. Every Monday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/23
MON
7-10:00 pm
Global Folk Club is a monthly show that features folk and traditional music from around the world. Organized and hosted by Andrea Wild, it takes place on the 4th Monday of the month. There will be two acts starting at 7 pm followed by PubSing at 9 with Hugh Glanville and Dick Lewis. (Stay tuned for details on this month's acts as they become available). Drinking heavily as you join in on the chorus will help you fit right in. At The White Eagle Saloon, 836 No. Russel St. Free, 21+
12/24
TUE
5:30-7am
Early Morning Gumbo A spicy mix of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south, including (but not limited to) acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, string band & Texas swing. Every Tuesday from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/24
TUE
7-9:00 pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / Please note that this event is All Ages
12/25
WED
5:30-7am
Pastures of Plenty Traditional and Contemporary folk music. Every Wednesday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/26
THU
5:30-7:00am
Rise when the Rooster Crows - Folk and traditional music from a variety of sources including early country recordings from the 20s and 30s. Every Thursday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/26
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us outside on our patio for a weekly bluegrass jam, hosted by Rich Landar of The Hillwilliams. We'll be playing in a picker's circle where everyone can play as much as they'd like. Bluegrass instrumentation preferred but any acoustic instruments are welcome. All levels of pickers and singers can join in at this friendly, no pressure jam session. Every Thursday 4 p.m. 'til 6 p.m. At the White Eagle, 836 N. Russell St. All ages, Free.e.
12/26
THU
7-10pm
Weekly Old Time Music Jam at the Northwest Portland Hostel in the Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. (503)417-8143. No purchase is required. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including 8 local beers, 2 ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap. Street parking is free at 7pm. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late!
12/26
THU
7-9pm
Last Thursday Community Shape Note singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. At the Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave., in the Community Room, SE corner of building. Go to their website Portland Sacred Harp for all the details.
12/27
FRI
5:30-7am
Cascadia Coffeehouse. Featuring the best in traditional and contemporary folk and roots music with a focus on new releases and vintage favorites - every 2nd and 4th Friday on KBOO 90.7 FM. Alternates with Lark in the Morning
12/27
FRI
12 - 1:30 PM
Movin' On Everything from old time to bluegrass to Celtic to contemporary folk. Every Friday from 12 noon to 1:30pm, on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/28
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country A whole lot of country and western swing! Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/28
SAT
9am-noon
Music From the True Vine - Every Saturday on KBOO 90.7 FM. The best of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and old time music, with information about local shows and festivals. Rotating dj's, excellent, some more traditionally oriented than others
12/28
SAT
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam every Saturday at Waverly UCC, 3300 SE Woodward St. (Corner of Southeast 33rd and SE Woodward) in Portland. For all instruments, no registration required, drop-ins welcome. Class admission is $15. If you're coming only to jam, we ask for a $5 donation to help cover expenses. We encourage people of all skill levels to come and jam! There's plenty of room for jams in this location. Taborgrass offers a beginners class, which is an introduction to Taborgrass and caters to beginning level, first year students and returning students that want to improve their technique or try a new instrument. The intermediate guided jams are a little faster for returning students and for beginning and intermediate level players that want to continue learning new tunes and songs. Go to Taborgrass for more information.
12/28
SAT
5-7:00 pm
Acoustic Junction KRVM Radio 91.9 in Eugene. Acoustic music from old favorites and emerging artists. On Carol’s watch, she plays artists ranging from Gillian Welch to Jimmy Driftwood, from Crooked Still and Punch Brothers to Elizabeth Cotten and Jean Ritchie, Rhiannon Giddens, Bill Staines, New Lost City Ramblers, Ruthy Ungar, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Squirrel Butter, Hazel Dickens, Bruce Molsky, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Doc Watson, and Charlie Poole; genres might include sea chanteys, labor songs, cajun, Scandinavian, jug bands, and much more. Saturday 5:00pm to 7:00pm
12/29
SUN
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Bluegrass Happy Hour every Sunday at The Hostel Cafe, hosted by Linda Leavitt and Tom Nechville. Join us for this high powered traditional American music featuring vocals, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and stand up bass. Lead by Linda Leavitt and Tom Nechville. This will be an advanced/intermediate jam and listeners are welcome too. 1810 NW Glisan Ave. 4 - 6:00 pm. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including local beers, ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap.
12/29
SUN
6-8:30pm
12/30
MON
5:30-7am
Folk Espresso Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week. Every Monday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/31
TUE
5:30-7am
Early Morning Gumbo A spicy mix of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south, including (but not limited to) acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, string band & Texas swing. Every Tuesday from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM on KBOO 90.7 FM
12/31
TUE
7-9:00 pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / Please note that this event is All Ages
12/31
TUE
9 am - 1 pm
Caleb Klauder Country Band New Year’s Eve Rhinestone Bash. The Caleb Klauder Country Band welcomes you to the Spare Room Lounge to celebrate and ring in the New Year with rhinestones, dancing and lots of style. Also appearing will be The Bow Ties Bluegrass Band from San Fransisco. This is the 10th annual Rhinestone Bash. Wear your best bling and come help us celebrate the turning of the new year with a champagne toast at midnight and great bluegrass and honky tonk music until 1pm. The Spare Room Lounge is Portland's best kept secret honky tonk, with cheap drinks and dark corners. 4830 NE 42nd Ave. $20 at the door. 9 pm.