Live Rogue Valley music performances: Oct. 4-10
Friday, Oct. 4
Phil King: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play acoustic Americana-style music at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, Admission is free. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.
Jim Malachi: Guitarist and singer-songwriter Jim Malachi will perform a mix of folk-rock, pop, country and more at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Ashland Wine Cellar, 36 Lithia Way, Ashland. See ashlandwinecellar.com or call 541-488-2111.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancinvineyards.com.
Molly Tuttle: Americana singer-songwriter Molly Tuttle will perform along with special guest The Lowest Pair at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For tickets, see https://tuttlepair.bpt.me. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Macklemore: Grammy award-winning artist Macklemore will give a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, on the stage of the Bi-Mart Amphitheater at The Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Free tickets will be available at select U.S. Cellular retail stores in Medford, Ashland, Central Point and Grants Pass. For locations of tickets, see USCellularCelebrates.com. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Russian Ballet Theatre: The world-renowned Russian Ballet Theatre will perform a new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, “Swan Lake.” Choreographed by Nadezhda Kalinina. Curtain is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Craterian Theater, 16 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Tickets are $75, $65, $55, and $45, and can be purchased online at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000. The Russian Ballet Theatre has partnered with PLUS1, an initiative that connects artists with causes, so that $1 from every ticket sold will support local public school teachers and their classroom projects in Medford and surrounding areas.
New Zealand String Quartet: Chamber Music Concerts opens the 2019-20 season with the New Zealand String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Friday’s concert will feature music by Haydn, Body, Bartók and Smetana; Saturday’s performance includes works by Janáek, Bach, Harris, Body and Mozart. The quartet will also present a free preview and Q-and-A session at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the recital hall. Concert tickets are $35 in advance or $42 at the door, $5 for full-time university students, children 8 and younger, and Oregon Trail Card holders. Pre-concert lectures will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in Room 132 of the Music Building. See chambermusicconcerts.org or call the Box Office at 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348.
‘The (W)Hole’: Beyond Boom and Bust, a multi-year initiative exploring the topic of rural economies through an artistic lens, focused on the Illinois Valley in southwestern Oregon, will present a hybrid performance of documentary film, dance and live theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, at Mountain Avenue Theater at Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are $15 to $30 and are available online at beyondboomandbust.com/tickets or by calling 541-649-2333. All proceeds will benefit RiverStars Performing Arts, a youth dance and theater organization in the Illinois Valley.
Saturday, Oct. 5
Zak Knutson: Zac Knutson of the country band Fogline will perform original country rock and pop music at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Stone River Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-864-9234.
Sage Leaf: Guitarist and vocalist Sage Leaf will perform a mix of blues, jazz and reggae at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Ashland Wine Cellar, 36 Lithia Way, Ashland. See ashlandwinecellar.com or call 541-488-2111.
L.E.F.T.: Rock ‘n’ roll band L.E.F.T. — singer and guitarist Bret Levick, Bob Evoniuk on Dobro, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer Matt Terreri and Don Harriss on keys — perform Levick’s original rock, along with covers of songs by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and others at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Bayer Family Estate Winery, 11663 Agate Road, Eagle Point. Admission is $15. See bayerfamilyestate.com or call 541-826-8953.
Jefferson Baroque Orchestra: The orchestra will perform “Frederick’s Freelancers,” a program featuring works composed and premiered by the mighty musical Benda dynasty for Frederick the Great at 7 p.m. Sunday, Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N. E. B St., Grants Pass; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Ashland First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Featured artists include violinist Abigail Wilensky and flutist Sherril Wood, under the musical direction of Morgan O’Shaughnessy. Admission is $20, $18 for seniors, $5 for students, and can be purchased at the door. See jeffersonbaroque.org or call 541-531-5974 for information.
Sunday, Oct. 6
‘La Comedia of Errors’: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has partnered with Jackson County Library Services for a community-hosted performance of “La Comedia of Errors,” a bilingual adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s zaniest comedies. Two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly begin interacting with each other’s family and friends, leading to a not-so-serious case of mistaken identities. The 90-minute adaptation will have minimal props and costumes and no set, lights or recorded sound. The performance is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Eagle Point City Hall, 17 South Buchanan Ave. Tickets are free for JCLS cardholders and can be picked up at the library in White City, 3143 Ave. C, or at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. For further information, see jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
The Malek Jandali Trio: Syrian-American pianist, composer and peace activist Malek Jandali, along with cellist Michal Palzewicz and former OSF musician and SOU professor David Rogers on the oud, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Tickets are $33 to $39 and are available online at humanitytickets.com or call 541-833-3066. This concert is part of the week-long “Peace through Music” event in Ashland, happening Sept. 30 through Oct. 7. For further information, call 541-833-3066.
Peter Michaels: Guitarist Peter Michaels will perform a mix of jazz and pop at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Ashland Wine Cellar, 36 Lithia Way, Ashland. See ashlandwinecellar.com or call 541-488-2111.
Monday, Oct. 7
Rising Appalachia: Sisters Leah and Chloe will perform acoustic world and folk music at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Show is open to ages 21 and older only. Admission is $30 in advance, $35 at the door. A VIP package is available for $40, online purchase only. Tickets are available online at liveatthearmory.com. Call 541-488-7001.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Daimh: Highland and Gaelic music performers Daimh (pronounced Dive) — Angus Mackenzie and Gabe McVarish on bagpipes and fiddle, guitarist Ross Martin and Murdo Yogi Cameron on mandola and accordion — will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $25 in advance or $28 at the door. Tickets are available online through brownpapertickets.com. The group was recently named Best Folk Band in Europe at the prestigious Folkherbst competition in Germany and is also a winner of Folk Band of the Year at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
Open Mic: Rick Millward will host an open mic for local musicians from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3283 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Audience members can vote for their favorite performer following the show. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
‘The President’s Own’ United States Marine Band: The band will perform a blend of traditional concert band and contemporary wind ensemble music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at North Medford High School in the gymnasium, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. Admission is free. For tickets, see marineband.ticketleap.com or call 202-433-5809.
Thursday, Oct. 10
Shae Celine and Don Harriss: The singer and keyboard player will perform torch songs at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancinvineyards.com.
The Human Experience: David Block, aka. The Human Experience, will perform an eclectic blend of electronic-folk fusion with his live band project, Gone Gone Beyond, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. High-energy electronic-folk duo Moontricks will also perform along with special guest local pianist and singer-songwriter, Adey Bell. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets are available online at liveatthearmory.com. Call 541-488-7001.