10/18
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
10/18
WED
7-9pm
The Every Wednesday Square Dance at the The Village Ballroom, 704 NE Dekum St. Calling this week by Amy Hofer with music by TBA. No experience necessary. Great fun! All ages, $7 at the door, kids are free. You can "like" the Every Wednesday Square Dance Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.
10/18
WED
7:30pm
Molsky's Mountain Drifters appearing in a house concert at Abbie Weisenblooms in SE Portland. This show is sold out, but you can still watch it on Concert Window from Abbie Weisenbloom Presents.
10/19
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.
10/19
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
10/19
THU
8pm
The Sleepy Eyed Johns play bluegrass at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. No cover.
10/20
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
10/20
FRI
7:30pm
Portland FolkMusic Society monthly concert featuring Fine Company and Three Together. The PFS October concert presents a “double-triple”: two power-house trios bringing songs and stories ranging from old timey to modern popular music. Fine Company is the lead-off group. These Smithsonian-Folkways recording artists, Bill Murlin, Jim Portillo and Ron Dalton on guitar, banjo and bass, keep that old timey feel with rich vocal harmonies that extend into their new compositions. Three Together is the second part of this exciting double bill. Originally formed in 1997, the group consists of Doug Smith, Don Mitchell and Judy Koch Smith. They blend their voices and instruments for an evening of folk, pop and soft rock with an emphasis on harmonious FUN! At Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens, Portland 97214. Tickets are available online (recommended) at SeatYourself and at the door: General Admission $18, Members $15, Youth 18-12 $9, under 12 free. Further information is available at www.portlandfolkmusic.org
10/21
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
10/21
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
10/21
SAT
10am-4pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam Every Saturday, from September 9th through May 19th at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison Street. For all instruments. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. $12 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute chord changes is required. Beginning class and jam meets at 10:00 - 1:00. Second year class and jam meets 1:00 - 4:00. Advanced jam sessions led by local bluegrass pros meets 1:00 - 2:30. Open jams all day in the church, $5. For more details, contact Greg Stone at grgstone@gmail.com, visit www.taborgrass.com or find us on Facebook.
10/21
SAT
2pm
Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association Public Jam. 3rd Saturday each month in Vancouver at Fishers Grange and Community Center, 814 NE 162nd Ave. Acoustic string instruments are all welcome. The Grange has a very good dance floor and coffee and refreshments are served. All are welcome, donation at the door.
10/21
SAT
8pm
Mary Flower Mary Flower's immense finger picking guitar and lap-slide prowess is soulful and meter-perfect, a deft blend of the inventive, the dexterous and the mesmerizing. Her supple honey-and-whiskey voice provides the perfect melodic accompaniment to each songs story. At Artichoke Music, 2007 SE Powell Blvd. All Ages / $15.
10/22
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.
10/22
SUN
3-4pm
4th Sunday Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp. 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. See www.portlandsacredharp.org for more info. Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Community Room, SE corner of building.
10/22
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.
10/22
SUN
6-8:30pm
Slow Goats String Band will be at Fire and Stone playing some old time music. Fiddles, guitars and banjos and always a hit with the 5 and under dance crowd. Fire and Stone (pizza, fine food and beverages), NE Fremont and 37th. (bluegrass or old time most Sundays)
10/23
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
10/24
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
10/24
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-384-5374 - Free / 21+
10/25
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
10/25
WED
7-9pm
The Every Wednesday Square Dance at the The Village Ballroom, 704 NE Dekum St. Calling this week by TBA with muisc by the Dekum Duet. No experience necessary. Great fun! All ages, $7 at the door, kids are free. You can "like" the Every Wednesday Square Dance Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.
10/26
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
10/26
THU
4-6pm
https://www.mcmenamins.com/venueevent.aspx?id=176197&venueid=303Open 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.
10/26
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. Singing from The Sacred Harp
10/27
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
10/27
FRI
6-8pm
Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys play Western Swing and Honly-tonk every 2nd & 4th Friday at the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $6 General Admission, 16 and under free.
10/27
FRI
9pm
Left Coast Country with Scratchdog Stringband play bluegrass and newgrass at the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $10 / 21+
10/28
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
10/28
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
10/28
SAT
10am-4pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam Every Saturday, from September 9th through May 19th at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison Street. For all instruments. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. $12 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute chord changes is required. Beginning class and jam meets at 10:00 - 1:00. Second year class and jam meets 1:00 - 4:00. Advanced jam sessions led by local bluegrass pros meets 1:00 - 2:30. Open jams all day in the church, $5. For more details, contact Greg Stone at grgstone@gmail.com, visit www.taborgrass.com or find us on Facebook.
10/29
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.
10/29
SUN
2-3pm
5th Sunday Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp. Singing School 2-3pm, Regular singing 3-5pm. Peninsula Baptist Church, 2653 N. Lombard. No experience necessary - Free.
10/29
SUN
3-5pm
5th Sunday Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Singing School 2-3pm, Regular singing 3-5pm. Peninsula Baptist Church, 2653 N. Lombard. No experience necessary - Free.
10/30
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
10/31
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
10/31
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-384-5374, Free / 21+
10/31
TUE
7-10pm
Get some tunes and treats at the annual Halloween hoedown at the Liberty Glass. Old Barn Preservation Society provides the music, and the bar will have housemade donuts and special cider on hand. Spooky! 7pm to 10pm. No cover. Liberty Glass, 938 N. Cook St. 21 plus.
11/10
FRI
All Weekend
Dare to Be Square - West is an annual weekend of square dance calling & music workshops, dancing, jamming, and tons of fun. This event has brought forth many new dance callers & musicians, spreading the square dance fever. The event moves from city to city each year. This year D2BS-W will be held right here in Portland, November 10-13. Mark your calendar!