2/21
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
2/21
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.
2/21
THU
6-11 pm
Thursday Night Swing with Pete Krebs and the Rockin' K Ranch Boys and Reggie Houston . Pete plays Western Swing and Honky-tonk & Reggie Houston plays swing at the Secret Society . 6:00 Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane, 6:30 Live Music and Dancing, 8:00 DJ'd Music and Dancing, 8:30 Dance Lesson with Guest Instructors 9:00 Live Music and Dancing. All ages till 8 pm. 116 NE Russell St. $10.
2/21
THU
6:30 pm
Molsky's Mountain Drifters (Bruce Moslky, Allison de Groot and Stash Wyslouch) in a house concert in SE Portland. Go to froggie.com to see if any tickets are left and for all the details. If it's sold out you can live stream it on Concert Window. Potluck at 6:30 pm, concert at 7:30 pm. $20-$25 sliding scale entry.
2/21
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. 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!
2/21
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.
2/21
THU
8-10:30 pm
The Sleepy Eyed Johns play bluegrass at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. No cover.
2/22
FRI
5:30-7am
Cascadia Coffeehouse Folk music. Fridays from 5:30am to 7:00am, every 2nd and 4th Friday on KBOO 90.7 FM.
2/22
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
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 .
2/23
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
2/23
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
2/23
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.
2/23
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
2/24
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.
2/24
SUN
3-4pm
4th Sunday Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, 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.
2/24
SUN
4-6pm
4th Sunday Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Community Room, SE corner of building.
2/24
SUN
6-8:30pm
2/25
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
2/25
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 7pm with Kibitka - Edgy Russian Folk; 8pm Padam Padam - Old World Cabaret and 9pm Pub Sing with Andrea Wild and Dick Lewis. 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+
2/26
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
2/26
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+
2/26
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
2/26
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+
2/26
TUE
9:00 pm - late
The Horsenecks play old time tunes and songs acoustically, casually, and unamplified in the corner with the full band and sometimes with guests, from 9 pm till late on the last Tuesday of every month at the Moon and Sixpence Pub, 2014 NE 42nd Ave. Free, 21+
2/27
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
2/27
WED
7-10pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco featuring the Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming dance every Wednesday. Start with a 30-minute zydeco lesson followed by two hours of dancing to Too Loose who has switchd it up this month with 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+
2/27
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.
2/27
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
2/28
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
2/28
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.
2/28
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.
2/28
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!
2/28
THU
7-9:00 pm
Mud City Old Time Jam . The Mud City Old Time Jam has a new location - Wildcraft Cider Works at 232 Lincoln Street in Eugene. This new community jam at Wildcraft will feature a local artist or band the first Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm. The featured group will lead musicians through selections from their repertoire of traditional fiddle tunes and songs. This community jam is open to all, but tunes will be played up to speed - if you're interested in attending the Mud City slow jam, send us an email to mudcityoldtimesociety@gmail.com and we’ll get you all the info! Participants will be asked to contribute to a tip jar and all proceeds will go directly to the featured jam hosts. We also ask participants to commit to purchasing at least one drink or snack from the venue and leaving a little something for the kind staff there, as well. (These contributions are voluntary, but if you value having a warm, dry, fun place to jam, we are asking you to please bring a little cash to share!) Go to their website Mud City Old Time for all the news in the Eugene-Salem-Keizer area
2/28
THU
8-11
The Horsenecks, hard hitting trans-continental old time, originals, 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.
3/1
FRI
5:30-7am
Lark in the Morning Folk music. Fridays from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
3/1
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
3/1
FRI
6-9pm
WOTFA (Washington Old Time Fiddlers Assoc.) . District 10 acoustic Old Time Jam is now on the first Friday of each month. At the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver, WA, 6-9 pm. Open to all abilities with WOTFA membership requested.
3/1
FRI
6-8pm
The Barn Door Slammers play Happy Hour. This 7-piece Western Swing band from Portland, Oregon lives to recreate the music of American dance halls of the 1940's and 50's. From blazing Hillbilly Bop instrumentals and swinging fiddle tunes, to Texas blues and cowboy jazz vocals, the Barn Door Slammers feature traditional instrumentation that was the backbone of Western Swing bands of the day. At the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $6
3/1
FRI
7-9pm
1st Friday community singing with the Portland Sacred Harp Singing from the Christian Harmony at People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave, in the Community Room, upstairs. Go to their website Portland Sacred Harp for all the details.
3/1
FRI
8:30-10:30pm
1st Friday Zydeco Social. Roland and Janine host a relaxed Zydeco Social on the first Friday of the month at Viscount Studio. Get some coaching or just dance! 720 NE Sandy Blvd. $8, All ages
3/2
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
3/2
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
3/2
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.
3/2
SAT
1-4:00 pm
District 7 Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers’ Association monthly jam at the Sunnyside Grange, 131st and Sunnyside in Clackamas the first Saturday of each month from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. All acoustical instruments, all skill levels welcome. We will be having lessons for those who are new, or want help improving their skills during the first ½ hour. For more information contact Marcella Easly, 503-855-3535 or marlueasly@gmail.com
3/2
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
3/2
SAT
6:30 pm
It's the 2019 Portland Mardi Gras Ball. The Ball is an annual event created by the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus – Portland’s Louisiana style Mardi Gras Krewe. Their goal is to bring Louisiana Mardi Gras culture to the Pacific Northwest with an authentic Ball. At the Tiffany Center in the Emerald Ballroom, 1410 SW Morrison St. Live music, dancing, costumes, food and beverges available for purchase. For tickets and all the info on the Mardi Gras Ball, the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus and the Mardi Gras parade on Mar. 5 go to their website above.
3/3
SUN
2-4pm
1st Sunday community singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Waverly Heights UCC, 3300 SE Woodward, Singing from The Cooper Book. Go to their website Portland Sacred Harp for all the details.
3/3
SUN
6-8:30pm
3/4
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
3/4
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
3/5
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
3/5
TUE
7-10pm
Honky Tonk Tuesdays with The Desert Dogs 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+
3/5
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
3/5
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+
3/5
TUE
5:30 pm
It's the 2019 Portland 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. 5:30: Parade line up at Victoria Bar (4835 N Albina Ave); 6:00: Kids’ costume contest – begin gathering at Luke’s Frame Shop (4703 N. Albina Ave); 6:00: Costume contest begins – aim to end by 6:45 or so. 7:00: Parade starts from Victoria Bar, will stop at Luke’s Frame Shop to gather the costume contest folks; 7:45: Parade ends at Cook St / Mississippi Ave near Ecliptic Brewing. Many venues will have food and drink specials all day and after the parade. The Costume Contest is judged by the current Mardi Gras King and Queen who will be crowned at the Mardi Gras Ball the Saturday before the parade. After-party at Mississippi Studios with Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band. The Parade is family-friendly and open to all. You can be in the parade or watch from the sides, or both. Participants are asked to line up behind the Second Line Banner in the back of parade.
3/6
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
3/6
WED
7-10:00 pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco DJ Dance. Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming dance with a DJ'd dance every 1st and 3rd Wednesday and live music the other Wednesdays. The dance starts with a 30-minute zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by two hours of music and dancing to a DJ 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, $10 general admission. 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.
3/7
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
3/7
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.
3/7
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. 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!
3/8
FRI
5:30-7am
Cascadia Coffeehouse Folk music. Fridays from 5:30am to 7:00am, every 2nd and 4th Friday on KBOO 90.7 FM.
3/8
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
3/8
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 .
3/9
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
3/9
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
3/9
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.
3/9
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
3/10
SUN
1-4:00 pm
Keizer Old Time Jam at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 452 Cummings Lane North, Keizer, OR. 1-4 pm. This jam is usually the 2nd Sunday of most months. You can go to the Mud City Old Time website for the details. Scroll down on the right at the home page to see their calendar of events. Email Roger for more information.
3/10
SUN
3-5pm
Handsome Ladies, all-woman Traditional bluegrass jam, 2nd Sunday of each month has a new location. They are now at Strum Guitar, 1415 SE Stark, #C. Sponsored by the Portland chapter of the women's bluegrass non-profit group, The Handsome Ladies. Traditional bluegrass repertoire and instruments only. Free.
3/10
SUN
5-7pm
2nd Sunday community singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. At the People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave, in the Community Room, upstairs. Go to their website Portland Sacred Harp for all the details.
3/10
SUN
6-8:30pm
3/10
SUN
7-10pm
Maris Otter plays their monthly Second Sunday old time music session at Seraveza, 1004 N Killingsworth St.
3/11
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
3/12
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
3/12
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+
3/12
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
3/12
TUE
7-10pm
Honky Tonk Tuesdays with The Oregon Trailers . 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+
3/13
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
3/13
WED
7-9pm
The Portland Jug Band Jam has a new home! Ford Food and Drink has offered space at the jam's current day and time, the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7-9. Ford Food & Drink is on the ground floor of the historic Ford Building at SE 11th and Division. They sell sandwiches and snacks, coffee and adult beverages. Please plan to patronize the cafe while you're there. Acoustic Instruments Only, All Abilities Welcome. 2505 SE 11th Ave.
3/13
WED
7-10pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco featuring the Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming dance every Wednesday. Start with a 30-minute zydeco lesson followed by two hours of dancing to the Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band. 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+. 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.
3/13
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.
3/14
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
3/14
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.
3/14
THU
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. You can go to the Mud City Old Time website 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.
3/14
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 required. 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!
3/15
FRI
5:30-7am
Lark in the Morning Folk music. Fridays from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
3/15
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
3/16
SAT
5:30 pm
The Caleb Klauder Country Bandperforms at the Moon and Sixpence Pub for a St. Patrick's Day Celebration. 2014 NE 42nd Ave, 5:30 pm, all ages
3/16
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
3/16
SAT
8am-10pm
54th Annual Oregon State Open Fiddle Contest Sponsored by the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association. Fiddlers young and old from all states and countries will compete for trophies and prize money in 8 different divisions by performing hoedowns, waltzes, and other dance tunes of their choice 8:00 am - 10:00 pm. Building 6 auditorium at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. Rules, Schedule, and Registration form can be found on theOOTFA website and on the ootfa Facebook page. For contest information and to pre-register email gdaewalt@comcast.net or call/text 503-701-1578 (pre-registration is free, $10 to register at the contest). Contestants must join the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association (you can join at the contest for $20.00) Come join the fun - Audience admission: $10.00 general / $8.00 senior / $5.00 student/ free under 12 & free for members of the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association
3/16
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
3/16
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.
3/16
SAT
1-3:30pm
The monthly PDX Quebecois Jam Session is the third Saturday of every month 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. As always- please bring your smiling self, your instrument(s), something for folks to snack on, & (if possible) a Quebecois tune or 2 for all of us to play. If you don’t know any Quebecois tunes, that’s OK- just come prepared to learn a tune or 2!
3/16
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
3/17
SUN
The Cully Cutups (Caleb Klauder, Reeb Willms et. all.) play at the Moon and Sixpence Pub, 2014 NE 42nd Ave, all ages, 5:30 pm. Go to calebklauder.com for more information.
3/17
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.
3/17
SUN
2-4pm
3rd Sunday Westside Shape Note Community singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way Use the classroom building entrance by the A-frame chapel. The first hour is devoted to The Shenandoah Harmony; for the second hour, we delve into other shape note sources including Eclectic Harmony I & II, Northern Harmony, and Norumbega Harmony.
3/17
SUN
3:30-5:00 pm
New! Teem Jam! Calling all advanced young players of traditional music! You are invited to a monthly advanced level traditional music jam for young musicians ages 12-19. The jam will meet every third Sunday of the month (except in April, when we will meet on the 4th Sunday to avoid conflicting with Easter) at Pacific Crest Community School, 116 NE 29th Ave., from 3:30-5:00pm. There is an intermediate jam that meets at the same time and location, hosted by local fiddle teachers. The advanced jam will take place in a different part of the building and will be more self-directed, but with adults available to help out as needed. The goal of this jam is to create a fun way for more advanced musicians to connect and explore making music together. All are welcome, provided you bring an instrument (or your voice) and some tunes to share. Thanks to the generous support of Bubbaville we are able to offer this jam free of charge, though donations and potluck snacks are gladly accepted. For more information or to join our mailing list, please email Sophie Enloe at sophiefiddles@gmail.com.
3/17
SUN
3:30-5:15
The Portland Kid’s Jam is an informal monthly gathering of young musicians hosted by local fiddle teachers. Every third Sunday they get together and play traditional music at Pacific Crest Community School in NE Portland. The jam starts at 3:30 with one of the hosts teaching a new fiddle tune. After that they jam from 4 till 5:15 pm, and 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. Pacific Crest Community School is at 116 NE 29th Ave.
3/17
SUN
4-6:00 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 4-6:00 pm. Then go upstairs to the Village Ballroom for the Square Dance at 7. 700 NE Dekum
3/17
SUN
6-8:30pm
3/17
SUN
7-10 pm
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., 7-10:00 pm, $7-15 sliding scale, kids are free. No experience necessary, dancers of all abilities welcome!
3/18
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
3/18
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
3/19
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
3/19
TUE
7-10pm
Honky Tonk Tuesdays with LP and The Old Fashioneds . 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+
3/19
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+
3/19
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
3/20
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
3/20
WED
7-10:00 pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco DJ Dance Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming dance with a DJ'd dance 1st and 3rd Wednesday and live music the other Wednesdays. The dance starts with a 30-minute zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by two hours of music and dancing to a DJ 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, $10 general admission. 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.
3/21
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
3/21
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.
3/21
THU
6-11 pm
Thursday Night Swing with Pete Krebs and the Rockin' K Ranch Boys and Reggie Houston . Pete plays Western Swing and Honky-tonk & Reggie Houston plays swing at the Secret Society . 6:00 Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane, 6:30 Live Music and Dancing, 8:00 DJ'd Music and Dancing, 8:30 Dance Lesson with Guest Instructors 9:00 Live Music and Dancing. All ages till 8 pm. 116 NE Russell St. $10.
3/21
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. 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!
3/21
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.
3/21
THU
7-9:00 pm
Mud City Old Time Jam . The Mud City Old Time Jam has a new location - Wildcraft Cider Works at 232 Lincoln Street in Eugene. This new community jam at Wildcraft will feature a local artist or band the first Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm. The featured group will lead musicians through selections from their repertoire of traditional fiddle tunes and songs. This community jam is open to all, but tunes will be played up to speed - if you're interested in attending the Mud City slow jam, send us an email to mudcityoldtimesociety@gmail.com and we’ll get you all the info! Participants will be asked to contribute to a tip jar and all proceeds will go directly to the featured jam hosts. We also ask participants to commit to purchasing at least one drink or snack from the venue and leaving a little something for the kind staff there, as well. (These contributions are voluntary, but if you value having a warm, dry, fun place to jam, we are asking you to please bring a little cash to share!) Go to their website Mud City Old Time for all the news in the Eugene-Salem-Keizer-Corvallis area.
3/22
FRI
5:30-7am
Cascadia Coffeehouse Folk music. Fridays from 5:30am to 7:00am, every 2nd and 4th Friday on KBOO 90.7 FM.
3/22
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
3/22
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 .
3/23
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
3/23
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
3/23
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.
3/23
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
3/24
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+
3/27
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
4/17
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.