6/23
SUN
4 Day event
The 2019 Great Big Fais Do Do. This year's Great Big Fais Do Do is set for June 20, 21, 22 and 23. Guest artists this year are T'Monde, Joel Savoy and Jesse Lége, Caleb Klauder, Reeb Willms, Pete Krebs and his Portland Playboys and The Horsenecks. Venues will be The Spare Room Lounge and the Moon and Sixpence Pub in NE Portland Or. More information as it becomes available. The Great Big Fais Do Do (pronounced Fay-Doe-Doe) is the Northwests premier roots country music festival. It is a welcome all dance and music festival in Northeast Portland, Oregon bringing together honky tonk, cajun, western swing, bluegrass, and string band music. At the Great Big Fais Do Do we can forget, for a joyful moment, about life's hardships through music, dance, and social communion, a tradition that is as old as humanity. Fais Do Do is a Cajun french phrase that means go night night, meaning, put the kids to bed and let's have a party! Traditionally this would have been a house party with live unamplified dance music and partner dancing. It grew into a wider used phrase for the Louisiana country dancehalls, and there is even a Fais Do Do stage at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Now we use it again as an attitude we wish to promote here in Portland. Jimmy C Newman said it perfectly in his famous song, Great Big Fais Do Do: at the great big fais do do, where you glide across the floor, then you eat some hot gumbo, then go back and dance some more!
6/23
SUN
4th Sunday Old Time Fiddle Tunes instrumental jam is cancelled as Flipside Coffee shop has closed permanently. If you have any leads on a suitable venue please call Marian Drake 503-236-1736.
6/23
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.
6/23
SUN
6-8:30pm
6/24
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
6/24
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+
6/25
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
6/25
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+
6/25
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
6/26
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
6/26
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 at 7pm followed by dancing till 10 to 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+. Go to Cascade Zydeco's website here for all their dances and events and to get on their email list.
6/26
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
6/27
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
6/27
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.
6/27
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!
6/27
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.
6/27
THU
7-9:00 pm
Mud City Old Time Jam . The Mud City Old Time Jam at Wildcraft Cider Works at 232 Lincoln Street in Eugene. This community jam at Wildcraft will feature a local artist or band that will lead musicians through selections from their repertoire of traditional fiddle tunes and songs. 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.
6/28
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
6/28
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
6/28
FRI
6-7:45 pm
Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys play Western Swing and Honky-tonk for Happy Hour at the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $6 cash at the door .
6/29
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
6/29
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
6/29
SAT
9 am - 3 pm
Willamette Valley All Day Shape Note Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Fairfield Grange, 13651 River Road NE, Gervais, OR. 9 am - 3pm
6/29
SAT
7 pm
Corner House Band House concert in the Wee Ceili Room in Tualatin. Show 8pm, potluck social 7pm. Corner House Band play a mix of celtic/old time/bluegrass tunes and songs, trad and otherwise with delightful mandolins, fiddles and vocal harmonies. All seats reserved by emailing sam.keator@frontier.com. $20 at the door.
6/30
SUN
6-8:30pm