A diverse lineup of artists present pre-show performances on the courtyard bricks at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival at 6:45 p.m. every night except Mondays through Oct. 14. The free shows last a little more than a half-hour.
Sept. 14 — La Famille Léger, French Canadian dance music.
Sept. 15 — Wild Rose Garland Dancers, traditional English garland dancers from Portland.
Sept. 16 — La Famille Léger, French Canadian dance music.
Sept. 18 — Golden West Winds, the resident woodwind quintet of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.
Sept. 19 — Trine, world rhythms woven with classical elements.
Sept. 20 — UNIVERSES, A theater, poetry and music ensemble.
Sept. 21 — Monique Holt, Asian folk tales and Shakespeare sonnets in sign language.
Sept. 22 — Hand in Hand Drummers, contemporary and folkloric songs from Africa, Cuba, Haiti and
Sept. 23 — Monique Holt, Asian folk tales and Shakespeare sonnets in sign language.
Sept. 25 — Jesse Baldwin Presents, popular songs performed by OSF company.
Sept. 26 — Jill and Daryl Hoops, physical comedy, stilt dances, accordion and saxophone.
Sept. 27 — Phoenix and Four Directions, a celebration of multicultural music.
Sept. 28 — The Family Carr Band, Celtic folk melodies.
Sept. 29 — Rogue Valley Gospel Group.
Sept. 30 — kites & crows, indie folk music.
Oct. 2 — Hamfist: A cowboy-folk blast.
Oct. 3 — Full Circle Souljahs, hip-hop dance theater.
Oct. 4 — UNIVERSES, a poetry, theater and music ensemble.
Oct. 5 — Culturefest! Las Colibrí followed by Full Circle Souljahs.
Oct. 6 — Culturefest! Omar Offendum followed by Las Colibrí.
Oct. 7 — Culturefest! Full Circle Souljahs followed by Omar Offendum.
Oct. 9 — G. Val and Friends, “4 Love of Country ... and Folk.”
Oct. 10 — Geisslers Hofcomoedianten, “The Astronomical Clock and the Gambler,” a baroque-flavored show of satirical sketches performed on stilts.
Oct. 11 — Project Trio, high-octane chamber music.
Oct. 12 — Seraphim Dance Theatre, performance art with live music.
Oct. 13 — The Mud Bay Jugglers, theater, physical comedy, dance and juggling.
Oct. 14 — Seraphim Dance Theatre, performance art with live music.