10/15
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
10/15
MON
7-9 pm
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
10/16
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
10/16
TUE
7-10pm
Honky Tonk Tuesdays with Andrea and The Enablers . Presenting Honky Tonk dancing at The Secret Society featuring Portland's finest Two-Step and Western Swing bands 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+
10/16
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+
10/16
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. All ages / Free
10/17
WED
8:00 pm
Molly Tuttle and The Tornfelt Sisters. Molly Tuttle is a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice who has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. Her lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive song writing make her a star on the rise. Along with her talented sisters singing harmony, Portlander Annalisa Tornfelt presents original folk and vintage country music that will carry you away. At the Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 NE Alberta St., doors at 7pm, show at 8pm, $18 advance, $22 at the door.
10/17
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
10/17
WED
7:00 pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming every Wednesday. Start with a 45-minute zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by two hours of live music . This week it's 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. $15, 21+
10/17
WED
8-10:30
Lauren Sheehan at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8 pm, No cover.
10/18
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
10/18
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.
10/18
THU
7-9:30
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 for more details. 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.
10/18
THU
7-10pm
Weekly Old Time Music Jam at the Northwest Portland Hostel in the Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. (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!
10/18
THU
8-10:30 pm
The Sleepy Eyed Johns play bluegrass at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. No cover.
10/19
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
10/19
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
10/20
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
10/20
SAT
9am - 3pm
10/20 SAT Portland Sacred Harp Singing Convention. No experience is required at this two-day community shape note singing event. This American folk tradition of unaccompanied four-part harmony singing is spirited, exuberant, and LOUD. Come sing for yourself! Very large potluck both Saturday and Sunday at noon. All are cordially invited - Portland Sacred Harp events do not have any membership requirements or religious or political affiliations. At the Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny St., 9am-3pm
10/20
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
10/20
SAT
10:00 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.
10/20
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
10/20
SAT
6-8 pm
The Loudermilk Sisters. These ladies and fellas from Portland, Oregon, perform the songs of the Louvin Brothers, those mandolin-smashing, God-fearing, close-harmony-singing pioneers of country music. Comprised of Gabe Blair (gentlemanly Chet!), Jennifer Daunt (scary Ira!) Kate Howser (good ol’ Charlie!), and Tucker Dresden (the drummer they never had but wished they did), the quartet plays songs about sin, unrequited love, and old-fashioned values from the Louvins’ classic catalog, with a few original numbers thrown in. At the Mississippi Pizza Pub, 3552 North Mississippi Ave.
10/20
SAT
7-10pm
The monthly PDX Quebecois 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.
10/21
SUN
9am - 3pm
10/21 SUN Portland Sacred Harp Singing Convention. No experience is required at this two-day community shape note singing event. This American folk tradition of unaccompanied four-part harmony singing is spirited, exuberant, and LOUD. Come sing for yourself! Very large potluck both Saturday and Sunday at noon. All are cordially invited - Portland Sacred Harp events do not have any membership requirements or religious or political affiliations. At the Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny St., 9am-3pm
10/21
SUN
1-3:30pm
3rd Sunday PDX Cajun Jam Session, learner friendly jam focused on Cajun dance music. Held in members' homes. Email Tia Regan for more information.
10/21
SUN
2-5pm
Turn Key Easy Bluegrass Jam (formerly the 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.
10/21
SUN
4-6 pm
The Not So Secret Family Show 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 Tallulah's Daddy. $8 per walking human. Doors at 3:45.
10/21
SUN
5-7:00 pm
Pre-Square Dance Old Time Jam. Come join in a jam for a couple of hours prior to the monthly Sunday Square Dance. The jam is downstairs in the Oregon Public House from 5 - 7 pm. Then go upstairs to the Village Ballroom for the Square Dance from 7 - 10 pm. 700 NE Dekum
10/21
SUN
6-8:30pm
10/21
SUN
7-10:00 pm
The Portland Sunday Square Dance is back with an another special Square Dance which includes a Silent Auction this week. This year dances will be held one Sunday a month and will feature two bands and two callers! October's dance will feature calling by Steph Noll and Robin Fischer (Oakland,CA), and music from Misty Mountain Pony Club and Flat Rock Stringband! In addition, there will be a silent auction at the dance to raise money for Dare To Be Square West 2018! Bidding begins at 7 pm and ends at 8:30 sharp. 704 NE Dekum St., 7-10:00 pm, $7-15 sliding scale, kids are free. No experience necessary, dancers of all abilities welcome! There's also a pre-ance jam downstairs at the Oregon Public House from 5-7 pm.
10/21
SUN
10-Midnight
Irish Trad Session. Anyone with an interest in traditional Irish music is welcome to join in this weekly session. At the O'Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St. 10pm - Midnight.
10/22
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
10/23
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
10/23
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+
10/23
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. All ages / Free
10/23
TUE
7-10pm
Honky Tonk Tuesdays with LP and the Old-Fashioneds. Presenting Honky Tonk dancing at The Secret Society every Tuesday night! Luke Price sings with a rotating cast of Portland's hottest country and swing players. 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+
10/24
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
10/24
WED
7-10:00 pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance that starts with a 45-minute zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), 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+
10/25
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
10/25
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.
10/25
THU
6-11:00 pm
Thursday Night Swing! with The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies and the 12th Avenue Hot Club. I know, it's not Old Time, however, since we seem to be all about all things dancing I thought I'd start adding this great event. The Portland Lindy Society, a non-profit that promotes swing dancing and jazz music in Portland, hosts a dance each Thursday at The Secret Society ballroom. If you want to see some hot dancing and hear some great swing music, this is the place to be. 2 bands, 2 dance lessons and 5 hours of fun. This week's line-up is 6pm, dance lesson with Melissa Roane, 6:30 pm live music, 8:30pm - 2nd dance lesson, 9pm - live music. 6-11:00pm, $10.00. Extensive descriptions of these bands and this event are in the Thursday night Swing link above. At the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. 21+
10/25
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
10/25
THU
7-10pm
Weekly Old Time Music Jam at the Northwest Portland Hostel in the Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. (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!
10/26
FRI
NINTH ANNUAL QUEBEC HOUSE PARTY: The ninth annual Quebec House Party will take place in Portland on October 26th, with the Quebec House Party Band making the rafters ring to Suzanne Girardot’s expert calling and great French-Canadian squares, contras, and quadrilles. Come shake a foot! Go to lisaornstein.com for all the details.
10/26
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
10/26
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
10/26
FRI
6-8pm
Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys play Western Swing and Honky-tonk for Happy Hour at the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $6 .
10/27
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
10/27
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
10/27
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.
10/27
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
10/27
SAT
6-8 pm
Whiskey Puppy, Portland's long standing foot stomping, high energy Bluegrass and Old Time band, will play at the Mississippi Pizza Pub. 3553 North Mississippi Avenie, Free, all ages.
10/28
SUN
12 - 2:00 pm
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. At Flipside Coffee Shop, 8 N.E. Killingsworth Join us at 11:30 for no-host lunch or pastry. For more information call Marian Drake 503-236-1736
10/28
SUN
2-5pm
Turn Key Easy Bluegrass Jam (formerly the 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.
10/28
SUN
3-4pm
4th Sunday Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Community Room, SE corner of building.
10/28
SUN
4-6pm
4th Sunday Kennedy School Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Community Room, SE corner of building.
10/28
SUN
4-6 pm
The Not So Secret Family Show 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 Mo Phillips. $8 per walking human. Doors at 3:45.
10/28
SUN
6-8:30pm
10/28
SUN
10-Midnight
Irish Trad Session. Anyone with an interest in traditional Irish music is welcome to join in this weekly session. At the O'Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St. 10pm - Midnight.
10/29
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
10/29
MON
7-10:00 pm
Global Folk Club is a monthly show that featurs 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+
10/30
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
10/30
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+
10/30
TUE
7-10pm
Honky Tonk Tuesdays Good ol' Honky Tonky and Western Swing with a rotating cast of Portland's best country and swing players. 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+
10/30
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. All ages / Free
10/31
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
10/31
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.
10/31
WED
8-10:30
Lauren Sheehan at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8 pm, No cover.
10/31
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
11/9
FRI
3 Day Event
Dare To Be Square West! is a three day event full of square dancing, jamming and kids activities with an emphasis on teaching square dance calling. Registration is now open. Featuring guest callers Phil Jamison and Janine Smith as well as local well known callers and square dance bands. At the Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta St. The event kicks off Friday night with a public square dance. Doors open 6pm. If you're coming from out of town you can request a home stay and for Portland area folks who would like to offer a home stay go to the website above and click on the Venues/Maps tab and scroll down to get the links. If you would like to volunteer go to the Work Trade Link as volunteers are needed to help run the event.
11/16
FRI
3 Day Event
In the Waaaay out of town department - it's theKauai Old Time Festival - yep, that's right - there's an old time festival in Hawaii. Nov. 16-18 on the beautiful island of Kauai. So if you're going to head for the sun for a much needed break from the rain why not go there...? Portland favorites Foghorn Stringband and The Cajun Country Revival will be there. Go to their website for all the details.