The Oregon Shakespeare Festival begins a new season of free, family-friendly, multicultural Green Show performances Tuesday, June 3, 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 at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 12.
"Our show is a gift from OSF to our community and from our community to OSF. It's a rich, fun exchange we are all lucky to participate in," says Green Show curator Claudia Alick. "Our process starts with listening to our collaborators — the artists working on our plays, administrators and production staff who support us, and the local neighbors we work alongside. That's how we choose the best acts that resonate with who we are and what we are doing."
A few highlights include:
Here's June's lineup:
Tuesday, June 3 — Alt-country band Patchy Sanders with poet Pistachio
Wednesday, June 4 — Soochow University Performance Troupe
Thursday, June 5 — Sonic Kaleidoscope
Friday, June 6 — Okaidja Afroso
Saturday, June 7 — Steve Trash: Rockin' Eco Hero
Sunday, June 8 — Southern Oregon University Jazz Collective
Tuesday, June 10 — Hamfist
Wednesday, June 11 — NANDA
Thursday, June 12 — Siskiyou Violins
Friday, June 13 — NANDA
Saturday, June 14 — Repercussions
Sunday, June 15 — Do More with Your Dog!
Tuesday, June 17 — The Lowest Pair
Wednesday, June 18 — Eight Dollar Mountain
Thursday, June 19 — Dirty Cello
Friday, June 20 — Duo Flamenco with dancer Elena Villa
Saturday, June 21 — Ashland Danceworks
Sunday, June 22 — Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, June 24 — Michael "Hawkeye" Herman
Wednesday, June 25 — J'ourvet
Thursday, June 26 — Rogue Valley Peace Choir: Sign of Peace
Friday, June 27 — Britt Ukulele Getaway Faculty Showcase
Saturday, June 28 — BROTHER, the Celtic tribal trio fuses vocals and guitar with didgeridoo, bagpipes and tribal percussion
Sunday, June 29 — Rogue Valley Harmonizers