Live 'on the bricks'

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's season of free, family-friendly, multicultural Green Show performances continue at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 12 in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre courtyard on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland.

The outdoor stage will hum with regional, national and international musicians, dancers, storytellers and more.

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Here's August's lineup:

Friday, Aug. 1 — Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza: A colorful performance by an award-winning high-school mariachi group.

Saturday, Aug. 2 — Full Circle: This troupe mixes urban dance styles with poetry and storytelling.

Sunday, Aug. 3 — Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.

Tuesday, Aug. 5 — Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.

Wednesday, Aug. 6 — The White Snake Ensemble: Music from the OSF production of "The White Snake" and other classical world music.

Thursday, Aug. 7 — Misner & Smith: Original folk-rock with harmonies and story-driven lyrics.

Friday, Aug. 8 — Rogue Artists Ensemble: Shakespeare's most famous scenes recreated through clowning, masks, puppets and music.

Saturday, Aug. 9 — Misner & Smith.

Sunday, Aug. 10 — Rogue Artists Ensemble.

Tuesday, Aug. 12 — Michal Palzewicz: The cellist will present classical music from OSF's production of "Into the Woods."

Wednesday, Aug. 13 — Jane Doe: OSF actor and blues singer Vivia Font heads up an all-star Ashland band.

Thursday, Aug. 14 — Britt Festivals presents Time for Three: A chamber trio with limitless enthusiasm and no musical boundaries.

Friday, Aug. 15 — Douglas Ross: A fresh approach to dulcimer music.

Saturday, Aug. 16 — Casey Lee Hurt: Old soul music.

Sunday, Aug. 17 — The Unfortunates Band: Gospel and soul music from OSF's production of "The Unfortunates."

Tuesday, Aug. 19 — The Unfortunates Band.

Wednesday, Aug. 20 — Living History Lecture: "Shakespeare's Time: Lower Class."

Thursday, Aug. 21 — The Jazz Men: This orchestra plays swing and big-band classics.

Friday, Aug. 22 — Casey Lee Hurt: Old soul music.

Saturday, Aug. 23 — Dancing Spirit: A combination of traditional and contemporary Native American dance, music and theater.

Sunday, Aug. 24 — Living History Lecture: "Shakespeare's Time: Upper Class."

Tuesday, Aug. 26 — DanceAbility International: An award-winning troupe of professional dancers with and without disabilities.

Wednesday, Aug. 27 — Rogue Valley Gospel Group: Inspirational music filled with messages of love.

Thursday, Aug. 28 — Tone Deaf Quartet: Barbershop harmonies and musical parodies.

Friday, Aug. 29 — Jane Doe: OSF actor and blues singer Vivia Font heads up an all-star Ashland band.

Saturday, Aug. 30 — Ashland Taiko: Powerful Japanese drumming by teens and adults from the Ashland community.

Sunday, Aug. 31 — Musicians from "Family Album": Funky instrumentals, soft lullabies and improvisational vocals.

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