4/25
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
4/25
WED
7:15-10pm
Cascade Zydeco Association is putting on their Wednesday dance at the Secret Society Ballroom, 116 NE Russell St. Dance lesson 7:15 with experienced Zydeco dancers. DJ dancing 8 - 10 pm. $8 for Cascade Zydeco members, $10 general admission. 21+. If you love to dance this is for you. Their partnership with Secret Society offers dancers a beautiful floor in a historic building, a full bar and restaurant, central location, and parking (after 6pm) in the Multnomah County Library Admin lot across the street. Go to their website for all the details on this and more and to sign up for their newsletter.
4/25
WED
7:30pm
Eastside Music Club Old Time / Folk Jam Session. Learner friendly jam focused on old time, folk, and acoustic blues. Held in members' homes, all instruments and ability levels welcome. Come enjoy music for neighbors by neighbors. Meets at 7:30pm the second and last Wednesdays of each month. Email Steve Bleiler for more information.
4/25
WED
8pm
Old Barn Preservation Society plays old time music at Liberty Glass, 938 N Cook Street. 21+/Free
4/26
THU
5:30-7:00am
Rise when the Rooster Crows - Folk and traditional musics 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
4/26
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us 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.
4/26
THU
6-8
The Sons of Rainier, these veteran musicians out of Bellingham will bring their original, heavy on vocal harmony and subtle instrumentation quartet to a show at the Albert St. Pub, 1036 NE Alberta St. With James Low. Doors @ 5:30, James Low at 6 and The Sons of Rainier at 7. Free, all ages till 9pm.
4/26
THU
7-9pm
Last Thursday community singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave., in the Community Room, SE corner of building. Singing from The Sacred Harp
4/26
THU
7 PM - 10 PM
Weekly Old Time Music jam at the Northwest Portland Hostel At the The Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. (503)417-8143. Many of you experienced the amazing jams that happened at the Hostel during the recent Old Time Gathering. Let's keep it going year round!! No purchase is required, but the cafe has a reputation for great food at good prices. They also have 8 local beers, 2 ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap. Street parking is free at 7pm and this part of NW has more parking available. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late!
4/26
THU
8:00 PM
The Horsenecks, hard hitting trans-continental old time and early Bluegrass stringband music and a veteran sqare dance band, play at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. No cover.
4/27
FRI
5:30-7am
Cascadia Coffeehouse New and vintage folk, roots, and Americana music. Every second and fourth Friday from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM on KBOO 90.7 FM
4/27
FRI
5:30-7am
Lark in the Morning Folk music. Fridays from 5:30am to 7:00am, alternates weekly with Cascadia Coffeehouse on KBOO 90.7 FM
4/27
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
4/28
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
4/28
SAT
9am-noon
Music From the True Vine - Every Saturday on KBOO 90.7 FM - Bluegrass, rotating dj's, excellent, some more traditionally oriented than others
4/28
SAT
10am-4pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam Every Saturday, from September 9th through May 19th at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison Street. For all instruments. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. $12 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute chord changes is required. Beginning class and jam meets at 10:00 - 1:00. Second year class and jam meets 1:00 - 4:00. Advanced jam sessions led by local bluegrass pros meets 1:00 - 2:30. Open jams all day in the church, $5. For more details, contact Greg Stone at grgstone@gmail.com, visit www.taborgrass.com or find us on Facebook.
4/28
SAT
12-5pm
Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit April 28 & 29 at Marylhurst University, just south of Lake Oswego. 12-5pm, $3, under 12 free. The exhibit is now in it's 43rd year and includes an impressive collection of luthiers from Oregon, Washington and beyond as well as bow makers and wood and tool suppliers. You can also hear many of the instruments being played in 15 minute concert style segments all day, both days.
4/28
SAT
7:00 PM
JT and Rowdy Mountain play bluegrass at the O'Connor's Cafe and Bar, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy.
4/29
SUN
12-5pm
Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit April 28 & 29 at Marylhurst University, just south of Lake Oswego. 12-5pm, $3, under 12 free. The exhibit is now in it's 43rd year and includes an impressive collection of luthiers from Oregon, Washington and beyond as well as bow makers and wood and tool suppliers. You can also hear many of the instruments being played in 15 minute concert style segments all day, both days.
4/29
SUN
2-5pm
Off Key Easy Bluegrass Jam. Every Sunday at the O'Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St. A relaxed slow-to-intermediate jam for players of all ability and confidence levels. Nobody is too crummy to play with us! Food and a full bar available, under 21 more than welcome. On bus line 19-Glisan and just south of 60th Street MAX station.
4/29
SUN
4-6pm
The Not So Secret Family Show every Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 PM, (doors at 3:45) at the Secret Society 116 NE Russell St. Featuring a rotating lineup of Portland's finest family performers for the kids & showcasing Portland's best singer/songwriters for the grown-ups. Full bar & menu available. This Sunday it's The Ukeladies, Lorna Miller and Tallulah's Daddy. $8 per walking human.
4/29
SUN
6:00:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Dan and Fran play celtic music at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. No cover.
4/29
SUN
7-9pm
Every Sunday Zydeco Dancing in Vancouver - for even more Zydeco dancing get on over to the Silver Star Saloon, 6718 NE 4th Plain Rd. Vancouver, WA, 7-9 pm, free. Check out their website at Cascade Zydeco.com for all their events.
4/30
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
6/24
SUN
6 day workshop
June 24 - 29For the second year in a row, master luthier Jeff Menzies is bringing his banjo-building workshop to Portland! If you're not familiar with his beautiful work, check it out at http://jeffreymenzies.com. The workshop is happening June 24 -29 in the woodshop of the Global Homestead Garage, 416 SE Oak St. The cost is $695, materials included, and at the end of the week you have your own fretless gourd or tackhead banjo to love and cherish! Please e-mail Jeff (jeffsbanjer@yahoo.com) or call 876-538-4932 if you have any questions. Space is limited.
7/8
SUN
6 day camp
Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Camp 2018 Welcome to the 14th year of Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Camp. Expect to be challenged musically, make new friends, and experience new learning opportunities. Dates: July 8-13, 2018. Lisa Ornstein, and Maggie and Patrick Lind are among the instructors.
7/26
THU
Four day festival
NorthWest Autoharp Gathering July 26 - 29, 2018 Ananda Center, Gaston, Oregon Furnished dormitory rooms, tent & RV camping, meals included. Sponsored by Portland Folk Music Society. For information, registration and music samples, see www.nwautoharp.org or call 503-312-1186. Concerts, workshops, jamming, open stages, and an outstanding lineup of award-winning autoharpists: Will Smith (Autoharp Hall of Fame), Kathy Weiland (Singer/ Songwriter), Heidi and John Cerrigione (MLAG Champion), and Hal Weeks (Master Instructor). Deadline for discounted Earybird registration is April 29.