2/18
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
2/18
TUE
7PM
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
2/18
TUE
7-9pm
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
2/18
TUE
7-10pm
3rd Tuesday Zydeco DJ Dance. Starting this month Cascade Zydeco is switching to Tuesday nights, moving to a new location and bringing back their DJ dances. They will now be at the Mekong Bistro. The dance starts with a 30-minute Zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by two hours of music and dancing. 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 Mekong Bistro, 8200 NE Siskyou. $8 General Admission, $10 Cascade Zydeco members. All ages welcome. Ample parking, big dance floor, great Asian food and full bar. Go to Cascade Zydeco's website here for all their dances and events and to get on their email list.
2/19
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
2/19
WED
7-9pm
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.
2/20
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
2/20
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us outside on the 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.
2/20
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!
2/20
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.
2/20
THU
8PM
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. At The Muddy Rudder Pub. 8 - 11 pm. No cover, 21+ 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood.
2/21
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
2/21
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
2/22
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
2/22
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
2/22
SAT
1-4pm
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.
2/22
SAT
5-7pm
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.
2/22
SAT
6pm
10th Annual Mardi Gras Ball at the Wonder Ballroom with Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band and 3 other bands. The Mysti Krewe of Nimbus invites you to the TENTH Annual Portland Mardi Gras Ball! Celebrate Carnivale season during our gloomy winter months with an evening of music, dancing, masquerade, costumes, and much more. It's the most authentic Louisiana Mardi Gras experience in the Pacific Northwest. We'll turn the Wonder Ballroom into a magical party full of mystery. Make sure to join the costume contest, witness the crowing of the new King and Queen, enjoy some King Cake, and dance the night away to live music. And as always, the Krewe will provide plenty of lagniappe. Laissez les bon temps rouler! The Ball is 21 and over only. Information & tickets: www.PortlandMardiGras.com. 128 NE Russell St. $30 Doors open at 6pm
2/22
SAT
8PM
Lauren Sheehan and friends play at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8 pm, No cover. 21+
2/23
SUN
3-4pm
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.
2/23
SUN
4-6pm
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. Led 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.
2/23
SUN
4-6pm
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.
2/23
SUN
6-8:30pm
2/24
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
2/24
MON
7-10pm
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 last Monday of the month. This months is The Sweet Old Souls - Fireside Country; Darka Dusty & Miri Stebivka - A Tart Ukrainian Cocktail; Andrea Wild & Hugo Glanville - English PubSing. Bring your friends and neighbours and show them a good time Global Folk Club style! Arriving early is wise for best seats. 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+
2/24
MON
8-10 pm
Live Irish Music every Monday at T.C. O'Leary's. "The Lads" play traditional Irish music on the first and third Mondays of the month. The other Mondays feature rotating performers who also play Irish music. I don't know who these musicians are but if you're wanting to listen to some Irish music this is probably just the thing. 2926 NE Alberta St. 8-10 pm. 21+. No mention of a cover charge.
2/25
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
2/25
TUE
7-8:30 pm
FAT TUESDAY MARDI GRAS PARADE. Each year the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus hosts a Mardi Gras parade for everyone on Mississippi Avenue. This free family friendly event invites all to dress up and come dance in the streets! Krewe members decorate signature mini-umbrella ‘throws’ to hand out to lucky participants. 7:00 – 8:00pm (Lineup is at 6 PM) Route: N. Mississippi Avenue. The Parade will begin at North Albina & Humboldt Street., near Neil Kelly Company & Victoria Bar, and will roll down Mississippi Avenue to end at N. Cook St., near Ecliptic Brewing. Kid’s Costume Pageant: 6pm at Luke’s Frame Shop on Albina. Join the parade at 7pm Afterparty at Mississippi Studios with live music by the Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band (8pm, $5, 21+ only). Many venues along the way will have food and drink specials all day and after the parade. Check it all out at The Portland Mardi Graswebsite.
2/25
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
2/25
TUE
7PM
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
2/25
TUE
7-10pm
Mardi Gras Dance with Curly Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. Celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Mardi Gras dance presented by Cascade Zydeco. Curley Taylor will be here all the way from Lafayette, Louisiana. Costumes encouraged, beads provided, feathers welcome. Et toi! Starting this month Cascade Zydeco is switching to Tuesday nights and moving to a new location. They will now be at the Mekong Bistro. The dance starts with a 30-minute zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by two hours of music and dancing. 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! At the Mekong Bistro, 8200 NE Siskyou. $20 admission tonight. All ages, big dance floor, ample parking and great Asian food with a full bar. Go to Cascade Zydeco's website here for all their dances and events and to get on their email list.
2/26
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
2/26
WED
7:30pm
Eastside Music Club Old Time / Folk Jam Session. This learner friendly jam focuses 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 on the second and last Wednesday of each month. Email Steve Bleiler at bleilers@pdx.edu for more information and to get on the email notification list.
2/27
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
2/27
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us outside on the 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.
2/27
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!
2/27
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.
2/28
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
2/28
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
2/29
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
2/29
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
2/29
SAT
1-4pm
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.