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→  April 19 - House Concert in Monroe - Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

19-Apr-2017 

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry Wednesday April 19 - 6:30 PM Innovative musicians/dancers wit..

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EVENTS, JAMS & VENUES

 

Mike Meyer House Concerts

→  April 27 - Claudia Schmidt

27-Apr-2017 

Thursday One of folk music's most talented and endearing performers. Poet, songwriter, genius! ..

→  April 29 - Celtic Fiddle Festival

29-Apr-2017 

Saturday Celtic Fiddle Festival is Kevin Burke (Ireland) • Christian Lemaître (Britt..

→  May 5 - Pretty Gritty

05-May-2017 

Friday Dynamic and seasoned duo out of Portland - headlined last year's Florence Folk Festival ..

→  May 6 - Rhythm Future Quartet

06-May-2017 

Saturday The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to kee..

→  May 19 - Holly Near

19-May-2017 

Friday Holly Near is a pioneer of topical music in the 1970's and endures as one of the mos..

→  May 20 - Moody Little Sister, Sandy Holder and Percy Franklin

20-May-2017 

Saturday Moody Little Sister is the next great band to emerge from Portland. Their songwriting ..

→  June 18 - Piedmont Melody Makers

18-Jun-2017 

Sunday The Piedmont Melody Makers, with Chris Brashear, Alice Gerrard, Cliff Hale, Jim Watson A..

→  June 22 - Roy Book Binder

22-Jun-2017 

Thursday Ragtime/blues legend, "The Book" was a student of the Reverend Gary Davis and is a lea..

Cozy Folk House Concerts

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Live Folk and Acoustic Music Around Town

Cozmic Pizza, Charnelton & Broadway, Eugene

Oregon Festival of American Music (OFAM

MAC'S at the Vet's Club 1626 Willamette St., Eugene (541) 344-8600

Sam Bond's Garage, 407 Blair, Eugene

Sam Bond's Brewery, 540 E 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 246-8162

WOW Hall 8th and Lincoln, Eugene.

Corvallis

For more complete info on Corvallis music events, (and dances too), check the CFS web page: CFS Calendar

Tuesdays: 9-12pm Bluegrass Music Jam, Sam Bond's Garage, 407 Blair, Eugene. Free.

Wednesdays: Irish Music Jam at Mac's At The Vets Club, 1626 Willamette St, 7:30-10:00pm, free

Thursdays: Russian Classical and Folk Singing group, 2650 Willamette, 6:30pm. Free.

Saturdays: 5 pm Old Time Music Jam, Sam Bond's Garage, 407 Blair, Eugene. Free.

Saturdays: Saturday Market, and Farmer's Market, 8th & Oak St, downtown, Music stage. Free.

Sundays: 4-7 pm Irish Music Jam, Sam Bond's Garage, 407 Blair, Eugene. Free.

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January

PORTLAND OLD-TIME GATHERING
Old time music festival with concerts, workshops, jam sessions, and dances.

February

 The Olympia Old-Time Music Festival "This is the fourth annual Oly Old-Time Music Festival, held in beautiful Olympia Washington. There will be two square dances, an awesome concert, workshops for various instruments, and tons of jamming all weekend long. This is a festival for old time musicians, square dancers, contra dancers, folk enthusiasts, shape note singers, and all others that can enjoy having a good old time. Visit our website to find the detailed schedule of events." $10 each evening, many free events during the days.

Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival, Bellevue, WA.

March

Eugene Irish Cultural Festival. Friday evening concert at the UofO Beall Concert Hall Saturday daytime events: 10:30-6:00 at Sheldon High School

Singtime Frolics Portland Folkmusic Society's 28th annual Singtime Frolics is a weekend of folk music at woodsy Camp Adams near Molalla, OR. Song circles! Workshops! Singing and jamming all weekend! Guest artists . Info: Jinx Kuehn, jkuehn@teleport.com, Registration forms at http://portlandfolkmusic.org/ in early January.

April

Spring Fling Rendezvous Annual hammered dulcimer festival at Oral Hill Park (just outside Sandy, OR). 1st weekend in May: Camp Westwind Salem Folklore Community's Annual Spring Music and Dance Weekend on the Oregon coast, north of Lincoln City. Registration must be postmarked Feb. 24th or later. Usually fills up immediately. A make your own fun weekend of music dance and song, usually featuring swing, contras, and Scandinavian, all other types are welcome. Also camper concert, music jamming, music & dance workshops, evening dances. Limited to first 150 who apply. For more info: Alan (503) 838-2575

May

Eugene Scottish Festival Held at Peace Presbyterian Church, 3060 River Road, Eugene, OR. Family events, music & dance performances, parades and more.

Northwest Folklife Festival Memorial Day Weekend, Seattle Center. Free music, dancing, jamming, crafts, food, workshops, film, and more. Attendance can reach 50,000 people on a sunny day.

June

Lady of the Lake - Music and Dance Camp a week long dance camp, sponsored by the Spokane Folklore Society. Held on Lake C'oeur d'Alene, Idaho, 60 miles east of Spokane.

July

Festival of American Fiddle Tunes Port Townsend, Washington. week-long series of workshops and performances, with nationally and internationally renowned staff.

Waterfront Blues Festival Big name Blues music, Portland OR

Oregon Country Fair Veneta, OR. Music, food, crafts, creativity, costumes, circus, parade, and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Free buses from Eugene locations.

Vancouver Folk Festival Vancouver BC. Jericho Beach Park. Info: 800-883-3655

Da Vinci Days Corvallis. Music, art, science, films, and a "kinetic sculpture race" both days.

Willamette Valley Autoharp Festival Western Mennonite School, Salem Oregon.

Lark in the Morning World Music & Dance Camp. Lark Camp is an 8 day long celebration of music & dance in the Mendocino redwood forest every year at the beginning of August. There are jam sessions 24 hours a day, music & dance workshops with over 90 instructors, dances, parties and more. Workshops cater to beginners as well as professionals. Irish, French, Andean, Balkan, Cajun, American, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Latin, African, Swedish, English, Breton and more. Full camp is 8 days, half camp is 4 days.

August

Centralia Old-Time Music Campout Centralia, WA. A week for musicians to hang out and jam. Camping with stream nearby for swiming. Bathroom/shower facilities. Suggested donation $60.

8th Annual Pickathon Roots Music Festival The festival showcases many of the nationally known roots musicians from the Pacific Northwest, including bluegrass, blues, swing, folk, Cajun, roots rock, alt-country, western, country, Celtic, jug-band, old-time. Weekend tickets only. Free camping/parking. Horning's Hideout, North Plains, OR.

September

Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA. Big name musicians and artists. Three-day passes cost $80 to $420 in advance, more at the festival. Single day passes also available. "Since 1971, Bumbershoot has drawn artists representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance, and visual arts to the Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend. North America's largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot takes place in the heart of the city at the 74-acre Seattle Center. Over 150,000 visitors from near and far spend the weekend reveling in the world of Bumbershoot, experiencing everything from regional favorites to international superstars across all arts disciplines."

Sisters Folk Festival American roots music from blues to bluegrass, Sisters, OR. (Usually the weekend AFTER Labor Day)

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire Kings Valley, OR

Eugene Celebration Weekend long celebration & parade. Film Festival, live music stages, participatory dance workshops, KidZone. Held in downtown Eugene.

October

Silver Falls Musical Gathering Sponsored by the Corvallis Folklore Society and held in Silver Falls State Park east of Salem. "Campers' Camp" weekend of music, singing, informal concerts & dancing, amongst beautiful trees and nearby waterfalls.

December

Northwest New Year's Camp "The Bash on Vashon" All ages, DIY "campers' camp" event, with dancing, workshops, music, and more. Sign up to lead workshops and dances.

Old Time Music for Playing and Listening

Lists and contacts for sessions, jams, concerts and special events for old time music players and audiences.

 

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Volunteers

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A big thanks to our volunteers who step up to the plate every year!

Check out our Volunteers page for ways that you can connect and help.