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22. Green Show

One of the best entertainment options in Southern Oregon occurs Tuesday through Sunday outside of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland during the summer.

From June 16 through Oct. 15, OSF hosts a tradition known as the “Green Show,” which features acts from near and far on “The Bricks,” the central courtyard of OSF’s campus. From traditional and modern dance troupes to classical musicians and tribute bands, more than 70 artists each fill 45 minutes, starting at 6:45 p.m.

And it's all free — as in, no ticket needed and everybody's invited.

This year's lineup features a mix of local, national and international acts. Local talent includes Jeff Pevar, Ed Dunsavage Trio, Hamfist, Left Edge Percussion, Rogue Suspects, Rogue Valley Harmonizers, Rutendo Marimba, ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, Siskiyou Violins, Eight Dollar Mountain and Southern Oregon University Theatre Department.

Touring artists include Def Cougar Mellencamp, Distant Thunder, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Hobart Shakespeareans, Infinite Flow - A Wheelchair Dance Company, Kinetic Light, Quickspeare, Berkeley Morris, Charya Burt Cambodian Dance, Mooncandy Live House Music Ensemble, Musikgesellschaft Mohlin, and Imani Milele Children's Choir of Uganda  — plus many others.

Check out this year's full Green Show schedule at www.osfashland.org/greenshow

Free Green Show performances run all summer long on The Bricks at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. [Mail Tribune / file photo]