Thursday, May 16
Crazy Town: Crazy Town, a rap rock band formed in 1995 and best known for its 2000 hit single, “Butterfly,” will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Admission is $20. Tickets available online at liveatthearmory.com.
Shane Koyczan: Shane Koyczan, poet and spoken word artist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com or at The Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-7716.
Friday, May 17
Apple Jam Music Festival: This three-day festival will showcase more than a dozen live bands from the region, arts, crafts and food Friday through Sunday, May 17-19, at the Evans Valley Community Center, 8205 E Evans Valley Rd, Rogue River. Hear music by Blue Lotus, Kinda Bossajova, Eric Leadbetter Band, Moves Collective, The Quick and Easy Boys, The T Club and others. Also look for Sunday open mic, free interactive workshops, performances by Rogue Flow Arts and refreshments from Oberon’s Traveling Tavern. Weekend passes are $75 in advance or $100, cash only, on site and include parking and camping. Day pass is $60, cash only on site. Kids 12 and younger get in free. Ten percent of ticket sales proceeds will be donated to Rogue Climate.
Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and guitar and Dobro player Dan Tiller will perform Delta and country-style blues at 5 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, Admission is free. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Nicole & Rick: Singer-songwriter Rick Millward and vocalist Nicole Dahl will play a mix of classic and current rock, pop and original music at 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Platt Anderson Cellars in the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. See ashlandwine.net or call 541-708-0951.
Thor Polson: Jazz pianist Thor Polson will perform a solo piano jazz concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. All proceeds go to the local chapter of the Oregon Music Teachers Association, dedicated to fostering excellence in the pedagogy of young music students in the Rogue Valley. Call 650-924-3485.
Crater Renaissance Academy: Crater High School students, directed by Matthew Reynolds, will present their 11th annual spring dance recital at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, in the Crater Performing Arts Center, 655 N. Third St., Central Point. In addition to 40 CHS students, the show will include special guests: percussionist Jared Brown, singer-songwriter Payten Mercer, Scenic Middle School Dance under the direction of Rebecca Campbell, and Studio Roxander Academy of Ballet. Senior Nikolas Darrough, who is working to raise awareness of teen homelessness, has also created an original work that will premiere at the recital. Admission is pay-what-you-want at the door, and donations of hygiene products — shampoo, deodorant, sunscreen, toothbrushes, etc. — are requested to benefit the Maslow Project. Call 541-494-6348.
Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon: Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon and Youth Orchestra, conducted by Cynthia Hutton, closes their Spring Concert Series with a show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Additional concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Youth Symphony will perform orchestral favorites and film music by Gustav Holst, John Williams, John Ottman, Johann Strauss, Sr., Aaron Copland and James Horner. The featured work on the concert program is “The Planets, Suite for Large Orchestra,” by Gustav Holst. The symphony will also play the “March” from John Williams’ iconic score for the 1978 film “Superman,” an arrangement of selections from the 2006 film “Superman Returns” by composer John Ottman, an arrangement of music from the 1995 film “Apollo 13” by James Horner, and “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss, Sr. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and can be purchased at Paddington Station in Ashland, Oregon Books in Grants Pass or at the Craterian box office or Artistic Piano in Medford, or at the door. Call 541-858-8859 or see ysso.org.
Saturday, May 18
Lakota Youth Development Group: The Lakota Youth Development Group from South Dakota will perform from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the plaza in downtown Ashland, at the corner of East Main Street and Winburn Way. The performance is offered in conjunction with their attendance at the Oregon Honey and Mead Festival held at the Ashland Elks Lodge, 255 E. Main St. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18. The performance is free, but donations are accepted. See lakotayouthdevelopment.org.
Spring Slam: Portrait Slam will host a spring celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Historic Hanley Farm, at 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Look for live music by King Roy Wing and Sonndays, and guests can play a variety of yard games. Beer, wine, ice cream and other food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets are available online at portraitslam.com/blog .
Rogue Valley Symphony Discovery Concert: The symphony will present a free family concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The concert features Lemony Snicket’s story ‘The Composer is Dead’ with music by Nathaniel Stookey. The orchestra, conductor Martin Majkut, narrator Robin Downward, and the audience will work their way together through the mystery of what happened to the composer. Portions of the concert will be enhanced with Spanish translation. An instrument petting zoo will precede the concert at 1 p.m., where children can have a hands-on experience with the instruments of the orchestra. Admission is free. The concert is appropriate for children 7 and older. See rvsymphony.org or call 541-708-6400.
3 Rivers Chorale: The choir, directed by Kate Campbell, will present the program “Blue Pacific,” featuring songs from the Pacific Islands at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 200 W. Watkins St., Cave Junction, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 741 N.W. Fourth St., Grants Pass. Musical duo Tim Wallace and Michelle LeComte, along with percussionist Gary Eby, will join with the choir. Sunday’s performance will feature Hula ’O Nuku ’Aina Hawaiian dancers. Admission to Saturday’s concert is by donation at the door. Tickets for Sunday’s concert are $15 and available at Oregon Books, 150 N.E. E St., Grants Pass, or at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Washed Ashore, an organization that works towards plastic ocean clean-up and education. See 3riverschorale.org or call 541-592-2981.
Holly Gleason: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform original folk along with a few covers at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.
Rogue Suspects: Rock, funk and blues band The Rogue Suspects — singer Shae Celine, guitar player Dirk Price, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer David Bolen and keyboard player Don Harriss—will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is $10. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Medieval Music: Musica Matrix will bring history to life through music in the concert “Songs of the Sephardim” featuring Judaic music of Medieval Spain, Saturday, May 18, in the Crystal Room of the Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St., Ashland. The concert presents a broad range of instruments, such as the vielle, Arabic dulcimer, shawm and riq, and draws on two singers, both skilled interpreters in this genre, Lauren Pomerantz and Pat O’Scannell. Refreshments will be served and wine by the glass will be available for purchase. Admission is $25 at the doors. Ages 21 and younger get in free. Doors open 6:30 p.m. See musicamatrix.org or call 541-482-9757.
Rogue Valley Peace Choir: The choir will present its 15th annual spring concert, “Fired Up!” featuring songs of peace, social justice and environmental stewardship, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. See roguevalleypeacechoir.org or call 206-419-4683.
Sunday, May 19
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Pebblestone Cellars, 1670 Pioneer Road, Phoenix. See pebblestonecellars.com or call 541-512-1704.
Tony Brussat: Singer and guitarist Tony Brussat, along with Merrill Smith on acoustic bass and Dan Fellman on gypsy jazz guitar, will perform jazz Americana, what he describes as “good old ones from the jazz age,” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Wednesday, May 22
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Thursday, May 23
Money Beats: The trio— singer and guitarist Sydney Williamson, Jeff Williamson on upright acoustic bass and rhythm instruments and Emily Blesse on the electric piano—will perform a mix of classic rock and pop and their own original songs at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Southern Oregon Concert Band: The band, conducted by Chris Pearson, will present “At the Movies” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Stedman Auditorium at Central Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale Ave. The program will feature music from the films “Braveheart,” “The Mask of Zorro,” “Star Wars,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Pink Panther,” Disney’s “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid” and more. The band will also play medleys of classic movie themes arranged by Warren Barker and John Higgins. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 541-324-0404 or email at email@example.com.
Caitlin Jemma & Bart Budwig: Folk singer-songwriter Caitlin Jemma and guitarist Bart Budwig will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Headwaters Building, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets are available at caitlinbart.bpt.me.
Friday, May 24
Terry Robb: Portland blues guitarist Terry Robb will perform an all-ages concert from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Plaisance Ranch & WInery, 16955 Water Gap Road, Williams. Admission is free. See plaisanceranch.com.
Stardust Trio: Singer Kacie Bower, guitarist Tim Church and bassist Michael Barth will play a mix of standards at 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
True Reactions: Power R&B band True Reactions— Thom Cammarota on bass and vocals, Emily Mann on vocals, Jen Marie on keyboards and vocals Paul Stafford on guitars, Jon Glaser on drums, Tom Reilly on tenor sax and Patrick Oberlinon trumpet — will perform from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 24, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.