Free music and entertainment 'on the bricks'

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's new season of free, family-friendly, multicultural Green Show performances show 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.

A few highlights include:

  • An OSF partnership with Friends of the Animal Shelter for "Do More with Your Dog!" to be presented on the opening night of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona."
  • A presentation of Ashland Conservation Commission's Conservationist of the Year award, with eco-entertainer and illusionist Steve Trash.
  • Connecting with Britt Festivals to showcase some of its performers, including classical jazz artists Project Trio, Time for Three and instructors from Britt's ukulele camp.
  • Justin Ellington — music designer for "The Comedy of Errors" — and David Molina — music designer for "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" — will create a Green Show performance.
  • Actor G. Valmont Thomas and musicians from OSF's 2012 production of "The White Snake" will make an appearance.
  • Performances by female performers, including imrpovisation troupe Chickspeare, rock band Blue Lightning and dancers from Full Circle Productions will celebrate OSF's all-female production of "The Two Gentlement of Verona."

More information is available at and on

Here's June's lineup:

Tuesday, June 10 — Hamfist

Wednesday, June 11 — The Sonnet Man

Thursday, June 12 — Siskiyou Violins

Friday, June 13 — BROTHER, the Celtic tribal trio fuses vocals and guitar with didgeridoo, bagpipes and tribal percussion

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

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