9/18
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
9/19
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
9/19
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-645-3822 - Free / 21+
9/20
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
9/20
WED
All Weekend
Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, September 20-24, Berkeley, CA. Great line-up of performers as well as square dances, workshops, string band contest, stuff for kids, and lots of jamming!
9/20
WED
7-9pm
The Every "Sunday" Square Dance has moved to every Wednesday this year and is always at the The Village Ballroom, 704 NE Dekum St. Calling this week by Marta King with music by Missouri Turnaround. No experience necessary. Great fun! All ages, $7 at the door, kids are free. You can "like" the Every Wednesday Square Dance Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.
9/20
WED
8pm
Old Barn Preservation Society plays old time music the third Wednesday of each month at the Liberty Glass, 938 N Cook Street. 21+/Free
9/21
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.
9/21
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
9/21
THU
8pm
The Sleepy Eyed Johns play bluegrass at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. No cover.
9/22
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
9/22
FRI
All Weekend
Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree, September 22-24, at the Wasco County Fairgrounds in Tygh Valley, OR. Sponsored by the Shaniko Preservation Guild, this yearly celebration of family and acoustic music features a campground pickers event that is seemingly endless on one half of the grounds, and on the other half a listeners festival that features workshops, a world renown slow jam, a band scramble, some of the finest bands in the Pacific Northwest, and a Saturday evening BBQ that traditionally has folks lined up halfway across the fairgrounds.
9/22
FRI
6-8pm
Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys play Western Swing and Honly-tonk every 2nd & 4th Friday at the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $6 General Admission, 16 and under free.
9/23
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
9/23
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
9/23
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.
9/23
SAT
6-8pm
Whiskey Puppy is Portland's best and only bluegrass-themed performance art collective! They are a high-energy trio, playing boot-stomping, mule-slapping traditional acoustic bluegrass and old time music from the great American string bands of the 1920s-1950s. This show will be a CD release party. At Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi Ave. All ages, Free!
9/24
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.
9/24
SUN
3-4pm
4th Sunday Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp. 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. See www.portlandsacredharp.org for more info. Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Community Room, SE corner of building.
9/24
SUN
6-8:30pm
Old Barn Preservation Society will be at Fire and Stone playing some old time music. Fire and Stone (pizza, fine food and beverages), NE Fremont and 37th. (bluegrass or old time most Sundays)
9/25
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
9/26
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
9/26
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-645-3822 - Free / 21+
9/27
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
9/27
WED
4-6pm
4th Sunday Kennedy School Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Community Room, SE corner of building.
9/27
WED
7-9pm
The Every "Sunday" Square Dance has moved to every Wednesday this year and is always at the The Village Ballroom, 704 NE Dekum St. Gender-neutral calling this week by Jane Palmieri with music by Double File. No experience necessary. Great fun! All ages, $7 at the door, kids are free. You can "like" the Every Wednesday Square Dance Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.
9/28
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
9/28
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.
9/28
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
9/29
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
9/30
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
9/30
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
9/30
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.
9/30
SAT
All Weekend
The 4th Annual Blues in the Gorge, Oregon's Premier Acoustic Blues Guitar Camp, will be held September 30 – October 4, 2017 at Menucha Retreat & Conference Center in Corbett, OR. Immerse yourself in acoustic blues for a long weekend with some of the best blues and fingerstyle guitarists around. This year's instructors include: Guy Davis (teaching perform with what you got, harmonica, and Guy Davis Blues); Mary Flower (teaching Solo Blues Performance); Orville Johnson (teaching bottleneck slide, lap style dobro and finger style blues); Valerie Turner (teaching country blues and piedmont fingerpicking basics). EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT: Folks can save $100 if they register during March. Use promo code EARLYBIRD. More info available here.
11/10
FRI
All Weekend
Dare to Be Square - West is an annual weekend of square dance calling & music workshops, dancing, jamming, and tons of fun. This event has brought forth many new dance callers & musicians, spreading the square dance fever. The event moves from city to city each year. This year D2BS-W will be held right here in Portland, November 10-13. Mark your calendar!