Saturday, June 12
Hulau Hula Na Pua O Hawaii Nei: Dancers from Oregon Halau Hula Na Pua O Hawaii Nei, a hula school founded in 2009 by teacher Pekelo Day, will perform at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. There will be wine tasting, and a luau luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Lawn seating will be available; brings lawn chairs and blankets. Tickets cost $15, $10 for ages 12 and younger and are available at CD or Not CD and Music Coop in Ashland. Tickets include the show and the luncheon. Call 541-499-2510.
Saddle Cats: A western swing orchestra, the Saddle Cats will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Talent Community Center. The four-piece ensemble includes fiddler and vocalist Richard Chon, steel guitarist Bobby Black, guitarist Gordon Clegg and bassist Bing Nathan. The group's repertoire draws from traditonal American music, such as swing, cowboy ballads, blues, polka and honky-tonk. Tickets cost $10. Call 510-469-8991.
Sunday, June 13
Songs from Broadway: Local vocal and instrumental solos and small ensembles will perform "Broadway at First," featuring songs from the theater, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. The program will close with the choir singing a medley from "My Fair Lady." Proceeds from this annual fundraiser will help to support the church's music program. Admission is $10.
Thursday, June 17
Ashland City Band: The Ashland City Band will open its annual summer concert series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at Ashland's Lithia Park, in the band shell area. The 70-member band will play a variety of show tunes, marches, standard classics and original works. The band will play every Thursday evening through August 12. Pre-concert shows begin at 6:30 p.m. Concerts are free. Call 541-245-9494.
The Kathleen Grace Quintet: Los Angeles vocalist Kathleen Grace will present jazz at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Her latest release, "Mirror," features original jazz, pop and folk songs. The show is part of The Siskiyou Institute's New Artist Series. Advance tickets cost $10 and can be reserved by calling 541-488-3869 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be $15 at the door.
Merle Haggard: Country music legend Merle Haggard will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets cost $75 to $125. Visit www.roguetheatre.com or call 541-471-1316.
Friday, June 18
slightly stoopid and steel pulse at britt: Reggae, rock and psychedelia group Slightly Stoopid will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the Britt Amphitheater in Jacksonville. The Expendables — a rock and reggae group from Santa Cruz, Calif. — and British reggae band Steel Pulse will open the show. Reserved seating costs $36, lawn seating is $29. Premium reserved seating is sold out. Gates open at 5:45 p.m. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.
Saturday, June 19
Benefit Concert: The Six Women Who Love to Sing, a group of women from the Rogue Valley Chorale, will present an a cappella concert to benefit Kids Unlimited at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Medford Congregational Church, 1801 E. Jackson St. A suggested donation of $10 would be appreciated. All proceeds will benefit Kids Unlimited and help to fund afterschool opportunities for youth. Call 541-774-3900.
Ballet and dance: The Medford Civic Ballet and students of the Dance Arts Academy will present excerpts of the happier scenes from "Alice in Wonderland" at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, in the auditorium at South Medford High School, 805 S. Oakdale Ave. The dancers, ranging in age from 3 to 53, also will present selections from "The Wizard of Oz," along with jazz, hip-hop and tap. Tickets cost $9, $6 for ages 12 and younger. Advance tickets are available at the Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne St. Call 541-776-2315 for information.
Artistic Piano Gallery: Vocalist Chris Williams and guitarist Ed Dunsavage will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Artistic Piano Gallery, 1390 Biddle Road, Medford. The duo will perform eclectic standards from the American songbook as well as a selection of jazz, pop, classical and folk music from their album, "Lazy Afternoon." Williams and Dunsavage also will present on "Interpreting the Popular Song" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the lecture and concert. Wine and refreshments will be served. Call 541-301-7988.
Sunday, June 20
steve martin and the steep canyon rangers at Britt: Comedian, actor, writer and producer Steve Martin has turned his creative talents towards playing banjo with his bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers. Martin and his group will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at the Britt Amphitheater in Jacksonville. His album, "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo," reached No. 1 on Billboard's bluegrass album chart in 2009 and won a Grammy Award for best bluegrass album in February. This is not Martin's first step into the music world. He also won a Grammy in 2001 for his collaboration with Earl Scruggs on "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," on Scruggs' "The Essential Earl Scruggs." Reserved seating is sold out, lawn seating costs $32, $22 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating is available at $272 for four people. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.
Wednesday, June 23
cherry poppin' daddies: Eugene-based swing ensemble Cherry Poppin' Daddies will kick off the State Farm Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Bear Creek Park on Siskiyou Boulevard in Medford. Admission to the outdoor concert is free. Blankets, lawn chairs and umbrellas are allowed, but do not obstruct the view of others.
Wednesday, June 30
The airlines with the nautics: Los Angeles pop and rock group The Airlines will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, as part of the State Farm Summer Concert Series at Bear Creek Park on Siskiyou Boulevard in Medford. Corvallis band The Nautics will open the show. Admission to the outdoor concert is free. Blankets, lawn chairs and umbrellas are allowed, but do not obstruct the view of others.
Local venues and events: June 10, 2010
Saturday, June 12