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Best Bets: Five picks for live entertainment

Petty Thievery

Guitarists and singers Gene Black, Bret Levick and Alice DiMicele, bassist Nick Kirby, drummer Matthew Kriemelman and keyboard player Don Harriss will pay tribute to rock ’n’ roll star Tom Petty at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Jeff K and Overtones

The band — guitarists Jeff Kloetzel and Jeff Stanley, bassist Donnie Yance and drummer Dave Bolen — will play a mix of original rock and cover songs at 6 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Del Rio Vineyards, 52 N. River Road, Gold Hill. Admission is $12.50. See delriovineyards.com or call 541-855-2062.


This musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. “Pippin” won Tony Awards in all categories in 1973 when it intentionally broke away from time periods and familiarity of the fourth wall. The play opens Friday, July 20, at Randall Theatre, 10 E. Third St., Medford, and runs through Aug. 11. Robin Downward directs. Tickets are $22 for reserved seats, $17 on Thursdays, and can be purchased at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258.

Concerts in the Park

Dance band Blue Lightning — Sue Lundquist on keys and guitar, Rhonda Loftis on drums, Trish Cook and Dianne Strong-Summerhays on vocals, Crystal Reeves on electric violin, Brent Norton on lead guitar and Cedrick Buckingham on bass — will perform classic and contemporary hits at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Bear Creek Amphitheater in Bear Creek Park, Siskiyou Boulevard and Highland Drive, Medford. Admission is free.

OSF Green Show

Cellist Rebecca Roudman and her band Dirty Cello will perform a high-energy spin on blues, bluegrass and classic rock at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, July 26, on the Courtyard Stage adjacent to the Allen Elizabethan and Angus Bowmer theaters on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is free.

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