3/24
SUN
12-2:00pm
4th Sunday Old Time Fiddle Tunes instrumental jam. This is a medium tempo instrumental jam, not a song circle. Share and play Old Time Fiddle Tunes on your instrument in a friendly atmosphere. All acoustic traditional instruments welcome. Join us 11:30 for no-host lunch or pastry. Delicious food here! For more information call Marian Drake 503-236-1736. 12:00 noon till 2:00 p.m. Flipside Coffee Shop, 8 N.E. Killingsworth, Portland. This will be a monthly jam.
3/24
SUN
3-4pm
4th Sunday Shape Note Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harpat 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.
3/24
SUN
4-6pm
4th Sunday Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp at the Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Community Room, SE corner of building. Go to their website Portland Sacred Harp for all the details.
3/24
SUN
6-8:30pm
3/25
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
3/25
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+
3/26
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
3/26
TUE
7-10pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / 21+
3/26
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. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late! (503)417-8143. All ages / Free
3/26
TUE
7-10pm
Honky Tonk Tuesdays with the Oregon Trailers. Presenting Honky Tonk dancing at The Secret Society every Tuesday night. Dance lesson with an experienced 2-Stepper at 7pm and at the break. Live Music and Dancing from 7:30 to 10PM. At the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $8 / 21+
3/26
TUE
7-9 pm
Caleb Klauder and Reed Willms play at the Edgefield Winery, 2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale. Free
3/26
TUE
9 till late
The Horsenecks, play Old Time, Bluegrass, Country and originals acoustically, casually, and unamplified in the corner - with the Horsenecks full band, sometimes with guests, on the last Tuesday of every month at The Moon and Sixpence Pub, 2014 NE 42nd Ave. Free, 9pm till late.
3/27
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
3/27
WED
7-10:00 pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco featuring Swamp Thang! Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming dance every Wednesday. Start with a 30-minute zydeco lesson followed by two hours of dancing to Swamp Thang. 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. $12 CZ members, $15 general public / 21+. Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 non-profit association dedicated to building and sustaining Zydeco, Cajun, and other Louisiana music and dancing in our community. Go to Cascade Zydeco's website for all things Zydeco and Cajun in the Portland area. You can become a member, or sign up for their newsletter.
3/27
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.
3/27
WED
8pm
Old Barn Preservation Society plays old time music the last Wednesday of each month at Liberty Glass, 938 N Cook Street. 21+/Free
3/28
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
3/28
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.
3/28
THU
7-9pm
Last Thursday 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.
3/28
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, 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. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late!
3/28
THU
8-11 pm
The Horsenecks, hard hitting trans-continental old time, original and early Bluegrass stringband music and a veteran square dance band, play at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8 pm, No cover.
3/29
FRI
5:30-7am
Lark in the Morning Folk music. Fridays from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
3/29
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
3/30
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
3/30
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
3/30
SAT
10 am-1:00 pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam is back. Every Saturday at their new location: 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, but we encourage all Taborgrassers - of all skill levels - to come and jam! We have plenty of room for jams in our new location. If you're coming only to jam, we ask for a $5 donation to help cover expenses. Beginning and intermediate classes and jams meet 10:00 - 1:00. Go to Taborgrass for more information.
3/30
SAT
2-4:00 pm
Pete Krebs and His Rockin' K Ranch Hands play Western Swing and Honky-tonk every Saturday at Podnah's Pit BBQ. 1625 NE Killingsworth St., 2-4 pm, Free
3/31
SUN
6-8:30pm
4/5
FRI
Cajun House Concert - join fiddle virtuoso Lisa Ornstein, outstanding interpreter of traditional French Canada, Appalachia, and Cajun music of Louisiana; Jinny Macrae on vocals and guitar and Tia Regan on accordion and vocal in an intimate house concert setting in SE Portland. Show at 7:30 pm followed by general Fais Do Do dessert/drinks/snacks potluck and Cajun jamming. 1935 SE 56th Ave., Portland. $10-$15 suggested donation. Email Tia at regantia@gmail.com for any additional info and to RSVP if possible. Limited seating.
4/17
WED
4 Day Event
Bluegrass in the Gorge is a 4 day event of classes, jamming and performances from April 17-20 at the Menucha Retreat & Conference Center in Corbett, OR. Instructors are Grammy winner Laurie Lewis (guitar and voice), Tom Rozum (mandolin), Justin Hiltner (banjo), and Brandon Godman (fiddle). Space limited to 12 participants per instrument. Comfortable accommodations in historic buildings, homemade meals included. For information and registration, see https://menucha.org/programs/bluegrass or call 503-695-2243.