10/14
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
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
10/15
TUE
7:00 PM
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
10/15
TUE
7-10pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / 21+
10/16
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
10/16
WED
7-9:00 pm
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.
10/17
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
10/17
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us outside on our 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.
10/17
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!
10/17
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 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
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
10/18
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
10/18
FRI
6 - 9:00 pm
Pacific NW Sacred Harp Convention - Community Shape Note Singing Convention with the Portland Sacred Harp. Singing School (Andy Ditzler & David Brodeur), 7:00 - 9:30 pm (social at 6pm), American Legion, 2104 NE Alberta Street. Free, all ages, everyone welcome
10/18
FRI
8:00 - 11:00
Hoedown Showdown! Old-Time Square Dance Extravaganza. Mud City Old-Time Society is hosting another “Hoedown Showdown” old-time square dance extravaganza at the W.O.W. Hall in Eugene. The event will feature multiple old-time dance bands and square dance callers. Old-time square dancing is taught by the caller, so you don't need any experience, special clothes or even a partner. This inclusive event is open to all gender-identities and ages. Bring some friends! The bar will also be open for jamming if you want to bring your instruments. Come get down at the hoedown! 291 West 8th St., Eugene. Doors: 8:00 pm, Dance: 8:30-11pm. Cost: $8 (or $5 need-a-break rate) Tickets only available at the door. Admission by donation. Go to Mud City Old Time website above for all the news in the Eugene-Salem-Keizer-Corvallis area.
10/19
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
10/19
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
10/19
SAT
All Day Event
All Day Pacific NW Sacred Harp Convention - Shape Note Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Singing 9:30 to 3:00 at The Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny St. Legendary potluck lunch. Free, all ages, everyone welcome.
10/19
SAT
1:00 - 4:00 pm
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.
10/19
SAT
5-7:00 pm
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.
10/20
SUN
All Day Event
All Day Pacific NW Sacred Harp Convention - Shape Note Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Singing 9:30 to 3:00 at The Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny St. Legendary potluck lunch.
10/20
SUN
3-4:30 pm
The Portland Kids' Jam is an informal monthly gathering of young musicians hosted by local fiddle teachers. Every third Sunday they get together and play traditional music. The jam starts at 3:00 with one of the hosts teaching a new fiddle tune and after that they jam. Participants are invited to lead or suggest tunes. You don’t need to know any fiddle tunes to join in – just bring an instrument and your enthusiasm for playing with others. All ages and instruments are welcome (that includes grown ups, too). Contact Sophie with questions or to sign up for our monthly email at sophiefiddles@gmail.com. New Location: Rose City Book Pub (formerly County Cork), 1329 NE Fremont St.
10/20
SUN
6-8:30pm
10/20
SUN
7:00-9:30pm
The Portland Sunday Square Dance at the Village Ballroom! This year dances will be held one Sunday a month and will feature two bands and two callers! 704 NE Dekum St., 7-9:30 pm, $7-15 sliding scale, kids are free. No experience necessary, dancers of all abilities welcome!
10/20
SUN
CANCELLED 3rd Sunday Westside Community Shape Note is cancelled due to the all day Shape note singing event. Go to the Portland Sacred Harp website for details on all their events.
10/21
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
10/21
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
10/22
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
10/22
TUE
6:30 PM
Sunfish Duo (Sarah Ells and Dan Fish) at the The Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. With Sarah on guitar and Dan on mandolin, you’ll go back in time to hear traditional harmonies and simple melodies from the roots of Bluegrass, Country, and Old-time music. 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
10/22
TUE
7-10pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / 21+
10/23
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
10/23
WED
7-10:30 pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco dance with Swamp Thang!. Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming dance almost every Wednesday. Tonight dance to the music of Sqamp Thang! 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! $12 Cascade Zydeco members, $15 general admission. 21+. Go to Cascade Zydeco's website here for all their dances and events and to get on their email list.
10/24
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
10/24
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us outside on our 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.
10/24
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!
10/25
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
10/25
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
10/25
FRI
8:00 PM
The Waysiders play a show in their last appearance before some of it's members head over to the UK for several months. Classic and original county music fronted by sisters Gabrielle and Joanna Macrae with sibling tight harmonies. Great for dancing. At the Alberta St. Pub, 1036 NE Alberta St. 21+
10/26
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
10/26
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
10/26
SAT
1:00 - 4:00 pm
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.
10/26
SAT
5:00 pm - Midnight
Wolf Ball, A Halloween Benefit Ball for the stop-motion animated film, "Nowhere's Wolf." Directed by Suzanne Moulton. Driven from his home, the courageous wolf OR-7 wanders into lands unfamiliar searching for a new family, changing the way we think of wolves along the way. This is an animated glimpse into his Journey. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Family Square Dance, Cake Walk and Kids' Costume Contest. 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM - Square Dance and Adult Costume Contest. Plus raffle, silent auction, free food. Beer & wine for sale after 7pm. Music by Sarah Ells & Crew with calling by Amy Hofer. At the Church of the Acoustic Redemption, 8325 N. Central Street. (St. Johns) $10; kids 12 and under free with adult. Sponsored by Bubbaville.
10/26
SAT
6:00 pm
Miz Kitty's Parlour. Join Miz Kitty (aka Lisa Marsicek) in kicking off Miz Kitty's Vaudeville Parlour Halloween Fall Flight of Fancy Season 18! It will be an evening of Music, Dance, Comedy, Song, Juggling, Door Prizes and Surprises with all the fun the Autumnal season promises! Costumes are encouraged. This month's acts are 3 LEG TORSO - Charming and Delighting Portland since 1996 with their Fiddle-Tastic, Accordion-o-Riffic musical stylings! UKELADIES PDX - A Bevy of Dashing, Darling Ukulele Divas ~ Sure to Charm and Please! THE HORSENECKS - Furious Fiddling, Beguiling Banjo & Heartbreaking Harmonies from the Northwest’s Old-Time Finest! STARELLA SISTERS - A time Machine bringing the Glory Days of Dancing Showgirls to our Stage! CHARLIE BROWN- Thrill to the Skill of Rose City’s Premier Juggler & Cigar Box Manipulator! KJ McELRATH - Firey Fingers Fly Revealing Rompin’ Ragtime Piano! At the new location The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Ave. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. $20 advance $25 at the door. Recommended for 15 years and older. The Old Church features the Cheshire Cat Lounge with Libations to wet your over 21 whistle. Advance tickets available here.
10/26
SAT
7pm
Columbia Gorge Old Time presents a Haunted Halloween Square Dance at The Dalles Civic Auditorium with Caroline Oakley and Friends. $10 at the door - kids 12 and under get in free. Come early and jam! (from 3pm onward) Email Shannon Zilka (shannonzilka@gmail.com) for more information. Sponsored by the Wasco County Cultural Commission and Bubbaville.
10/26
SAT
8:00 PM
James Clem at The Muddy Rudder Pub. American Roots musician James Clem has over thirty years of playing down home roots music and has played in about every style of music in this genre. His main focus now is a mix of acoustic Delta blues, ragtime, vintage country and swing. Whether playing solo or as a duo with Ken West he has received worldwide acclaim. He regularly performs in the Pacific Northwest and toured England several times between 2010 and 2018. In addition to soulful vocals and finger picking and slide guitar skills he is known as a premier ukulele player. 8 - 11 pm. No cover, 21+ 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood.
10/27
SUN
3-6 pm
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.
10/27
SUN
6-8:30pm
10/28
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
10/28
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+
10/29
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
10/29
TUE
7-10pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / 21+
10/29
TUE
7:00 PM
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
10/30
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
10/30
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
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
10/31
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us outside on our 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.
10/31
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!
10/31
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.
10/31
THU
8pm
Old Barn Preservation Society deviates from their usual last Wednesday at the Liberty Glass Bar and moves to the next night, Thursday, Oct. 31 for a cozy Halloween. Enjoy spiced cider, homemade donuts, old time tunes from Old Barn and more. Liberty Glass Bar, 938 N Cook Street. 21+/Free, 8-11:00 pm.
11/8
FRI
3 Day event
Janie's Jumpstart Old Time Music Weekend Camp. Friday Nov 8-Sunday Nov 10. This will be a fantastic Old Time Music Camp held in a comfortable, large Victorian home at the NW Hostel in Portland. Janie's Jumpstart camps are designed to "jumpstart" your playing of American Old Time Music! The camp features small classes (max 8 students per instructor) with plenty of one on one attention great teachers, hours of jamming with staff, delicious food and a whole lot of fun. Our motto is "we are not here to teach you all the tunes, but how to play them better" with a focus on musicality and technique to get that great old time sound in your playing. Classes are small so don't wait to get your spot! Registration includes all classes, food, and staff house concert-with housing at the NW Hostel. INSTRUCTORS: Int/Adv Old Time Fiddle with Janie Rothfield; Int/Adv Clawhammer Banjo with Cameron DeWhitt; Novice Clawhammer Banjo with Shona Carr; Int/Adv Guitar and Old Time Country Songs with Charmaine Slaven (with Charlie Beck). For more information go to the website above or contact Camp Director Janie Rothfield at 518-522-7445 or email janerothfield@gmail.com.