7/16
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
7/16
MON
All day
West Cascades Fiddle Camp and Workshops, at Westridge Middle School located at 46433 Westfir Rd. (4 miles west of Oakridge, Oregon). Presented by Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers’ Association (OOTFA). Jams, classes & workshops, concerts, camping. Go to fiddlecamp.org for all the details. Monday July 16 - Thursday July 19.
7/16
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
7/17
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
7/17
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / 21+
7/17
TUE
7-10pm
Two-Step Tuesdays with Matt Buetow and the Western Stars at The Secret Society. Featuring Portland's finest Two-Step and Western Swing bands every Tuesday night. Dance lesson with Susha Dore at 7pm and again at the break. Live Music and Dancing from 7:30 to 10PM. At the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $8 / 21+
7/17
TUE
7:00 - 11:00 pm
Live folk music every Tuesday at the The Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. 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! (503)417-8143. 7 pm, All ages / Free
7/18
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
7/18
WED
7 - 10:30 pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco. Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance every Wednesday. Start with a zydeco dance lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz) at 7:00 pm, followed by two hours of DJ’d dancing to a Zydeco, Cajun, blues, swing and waltz playlist. Great for beginners and experienced dancers. Zydeco dancers often change partners after every song, so there’s no need to come with a partner. Drop in once, become a regular! Et toi! At the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $8 Cascade Zydeco Members / $!0 GA / 21+. Cascade Zydeco's 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 Cascade Zydeco.com ,for all the details on this and more and to sign up for their newsletter.
7/18
WED
8pm
Old Barn Preservation Society is back for the third Wednesday acoustic nonsense. Appalachian fiddle tunes, some folk songs, maybe a bird call or tarot reading. Great food, beverages and tall tales at the bar. At the Liberty Glass, 938 N Cook Street. 8 pm, 21+/Free
7/19
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
7/19
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.
7/19
THU
7-10pm
Weekly Old Time Music Jam at the Northwest Portland Hostel in the Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave, 7 pm till ?. (503)417-8143. Many of you experienced the amazing jams that happened at the Hostel during the Portland Old Time Music 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!
7/20
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
7/20
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
7/20
FRI
8-12:00
Cascade Zydeco Presents Curly Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. Curley Taylor and his band, Zydeco Trouble, hail from the heart of Creole country in Louisiana. Curley's soulful, bluesy vocals and the band's hard-driving zydeco beat blend to create their unique style of zydeco and blues that keeps audiences dancing. Curley's music is true to its roots in Zydeco and Blues, but contemporary enough to appeal to a broad range of music lovers. It's always a party when Zydeco Trouble comes to town. At the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. Zydeco dance lesson at 8:00. $15, 21+. Cascade Zydeco's 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 Cascade Zydeco.com ,for all the details on this and more and to sign up for their newsletter.
7/21
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
7/21
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
7/21
SAT
1-3:30pm
The monthly PDX Quebec Jam Session has switched to third Saturday afternoons from 1-3:30 pm. A learner friendly jam focused on the joyful dance music of Quebec. Held in member's homes. Email tcvogel@comcast.net for more information and to get on the email notification.
7/21
SAT
2-4pm
Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys play Western Swing and Honky-tonk every Saturday at Podnah's Pit BBQ. 1625 NE Killingsworth St., 2-4 pm, Free
7/22
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.
7/22
SUN
3-6pm
4th Sunday Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Community Room, SE corner of building. 3-6:00 pm. You can go to their website at Portland Sacred Harp to see their full calendar.
7/22
SUN
6-8:30pm
Dan Compton and Fran Slefer play Celtic music at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8 pm, No cover.
7/22
SUN
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Katherine Fahey "Crankie" Show. The Guild of American Papercutters is pleased to present a unique performance by Katherine Fahey, "crankie" maker extraordinaire. What is a crankie? A crankie is an old storytelling art form. It's a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded into a box which has a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told. It can be accompanied by a narrative, song or tune. You can learn more about crankies at The Crankie Factory. Don't miss your chance to see one of these beautiful creations in motion! A reception will follow the performance. At the Vollum Lounge at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland. 7:30 - 9:00 pm, $10.
7/23
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
7/23
MON
All day
Portland Fiddle Camp for Kids. Now in it's 10th year, Portland Fiddle camp for Kids will host two camps this year - July 23-27 and Aug. 6-10. Campers age 6 – 16 will learn fiddle tunes, how to improvise, and how to create band arrangements with their peers. They will also participate in the famous Camp Concert on Friday, the last day of camp. Friends and family are encouraged to come watch! Campers should have a basic knowledge (2-3 months minimum) of the violin although no prior fiddle-style experience is necessary. Beginning to advanced players welcome! at Pacific Crest Community School 116 NE 29th Ave. Portland, Go to http://www.portlandfiddlecamps.com/ for all the details and to register.
7/24
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
7/24
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / 21+
7/24
TUE
7-10pm
Two-Step Tuesdays with the Oregon Trailers at The Secret Society. Featuring Portland's finest Two-Step and Western Swing bands every Tuesday night. Dance lesson with Susha Dore at 7pm and again at the break. Live Music and Dancing from 7:30 to 10PM. At the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $8 / 21+
7/24
TUE
7:00 pm
Live folk music every Tuesday at the The Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. 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! (503)417-8143. 7 pm, All ages / Free
7/25
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
7/25
WED
7:00 PM
The Horsenecks play bluegrass and Old Time music for the Astoria Summer Acoustic Music Series at the Astoria Public Library, 450 10th St, Astoria, OR, 7 pm.
7/25
WED
7-10:30 pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming dance every Wednesday. Tonight dance to live music provided by Swamp Thang. Start with a 30 minute zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz) at 7:00 pm, followed by two hours of dancing to live music. Great for beginners and experienced dancers. Zydeco dancers often change partners after every song, so there’s no need to come with a partner. Drop in once, become a regular! Et toi! At the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $15, 21+. Cascade Zydeco's 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 Cascade Zydeco.com ,for all the details on this and more and to sign up for their newsletter.
7/25
WED
7:30pm
Eastside Music Club Old Time / Folk Jam Session. Learner friendly jam focused on old time, folk, and acoustic blues. Held in member's 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.
7/26
THU
Four day festival
The NorthWest Autoharp Gatheringis a unique 4-day experience for autoharp lovers featuring concerts, workshops, jams, 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). Lodging is luxurious – compared to the usual music camp. And yet cost is still modest compared to other music festivals and the location is quiet and contemplative. Ananda Center, Gaston, OR. Furnished dormitory rooms, tent & RV camping, meals included. Sponsored by the Portland Folk Music Society. For information, registration and music samples, see www.nwautoharp.org or call 503-312-1186.
7/26
THU
All day
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival is a 4 day event featuring Bluegrass concerts, jamming, workshops, camping, and dancing in Stevenson WA., at the Skamania County Fairgrounds.
7/26
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
7/26
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.
7/26
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. 7-9:00 pm. Singing from The Sacred Harp. You can go to their website at Portland Sacred Harp to see their full calendar.
7/26
THU
7-10pm
Weekly Old Time Music Jam at the Northwest Portland Hostel in the Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave, 7 pm till ?. (503)417-8143. Many of you experienced the amazing jams that happened at the Hostel during the Portland Old Time Music 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!
7/26
THU
8-11:00pm
The Horsenecks, hard hitting trans-continental old time and early Bluegrass stringband music and a veteran square dance band, play every 4th Thursday at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8-11pm, No cover.
7/27
FRI
All day
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival is a 4 day event featuring Bluegrass concerts, jamming, workshops, camping, and dancing in Stevenson WA., at the Skamania County Fairgrounds.
7/27
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
7/27
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
7/27
FRI
6-8pm
It's Happy Hour at the The Secret Society. Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys play Western Swing and Honky-tonk every 2nd and 4th Friday at the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. 6-8 pm, $6 .
7/28
SAT
All day
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival is a 4 day event featuring Bluegrass concerts, jamming, workshops, camping, and dancing in Stevenson WA., at the Skamania County Fairgrounds.
7/28
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
7/28
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
7/28
SAT
2-4pm
Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys play Western Swing and Honky-tonk every Saturday at Podnah's Pit BBQ. 1625 NE Killingsworth St., 2-4 pm, Free
7/29
SUN
All day
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival is a 4 day event featuring Bluegrass concerts, jamming, workshops, camping, and dancing in Stevenson WA., at the Skamania County Fairgrounds.
7/29
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.
7/29
SUN
4:00 - 6:00 pm
The Not So Secret Family Show Sunday afternoons 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 Tallula's Daddy and Ants, Ants, Ants. $8 per walking human.
7/29
SUN
6-8:30pm
Dan Compton and Fran Slefer play Celtic music at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8 pm, No cover.
7/30
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
7/31
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
7/31
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / 21+
7/31
TUE
7-10pm
Two-Step Tuesdays with Sarah Barlow at The Secret Society. Featuring Portland's finest Two-Step and Western Swing bands every Tuesday night. Dance lesson with Susha Dore at 7pm and again at the break. Live Music and Dancing from 7:30 to 10PM. At the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $8 / 21+
7/31
TUE
7:00 - 11:00 pm
Live folk music every Tuesday at the The Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. 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! (503)417-8143. 7 pm, All ages / Free
7/31
TUE
8:00 pm-late
The Horsenecks, hard hitting trans-continental old time and early Bluegrass stringband music and a veteran square dance band, play every last Tuesday at the Moon and Sixpence Pub. 8 till late, No cover, 21+. 2014 NE 42nd Ave, Portland.
8/6
MON
All day
Portland Fiddle Camp for Kids. Now in it’s 10th year, Portland Fiddle camp for Kids will host their 2nd camp this year from Aug. 6-10. Campers age 6 – 16 will learn fiddle tunes, how to improvise, and how to create band arrangements with their peers. They will also participate in the famous Camp Concert on Friday, the last day of camp. Friends and family are encouraged to come watch! Campers should have a basic knowledge (2-3 months minimum) of the violin although no prior fiddle-style experience is necessary. Beginning to advanced players welcome! at Pacific Crest Community School 116 NE 29th Ave. Portland, Go to http://www.portlandfiddlecamps.com/ for all the details and to register.