Live Rogue Valley performances: Jan. 31-Feb. 6
Britt Festival Orchestra tickets on sale
The Britt Festival Orchestra has announced its 2020 summer season, anchoring Oregon’s Britt Music and Arts Festival with three weeks of open-air programming in the scenic Rogue Valley. Under the leadership of Music Director Teddy Abrams, above, the 2020 season invites audiences to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday the way the orchestra imagines he would celebrate: with cutting-edge compositions by living composers who personify his spirit and ethos. Tickets for the orchestra performances are $49 for premium reserved seating, $29 for standard reserved seating, $20 for lawn seating and $10 for children and students with valid ID. Advanced lawn tickets to all BFO concerts purchased through Saturday, Feb. 29, are $5 per show. Tickets are on sale now at brittfest.org, at the Britt box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford or by calling 541-773-6077.
Friday, Jan. 31
Shine Swing Duo: The jazz duo — Steve Shine and Dave Rawlings — will perform classic swing at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Ashland Wine Cellar, 36 Lithia Way, Ashland. See ashlandwinecellar.com or call 541-488-2111.
Rick Millward: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rick Millward will perform a mix of classic and current rock, pop and original music at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Fortunes Folly Duo: The Eugene-based alternative rock duo will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Bringing Happy Back Experience: A live variety show will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The show will utilize art, dance, music and video to raise suicide awareness and promote mental wellness. Sharing of personal stories, experiences and talents will be encouraged with the purpose of helping others find their way back from tragedy, depression or adversity. The show will be filmed and later shared with veterans, first responders, wellness facilities, as well as on military bases and with students. The primary goal of this is event is not to shine a light on suicide, but rather all of the reasons to want to live and the support that is available. Tickets are $20 and are available online at liveatthearmory.com. See bringinghappyback.org for more information.
Saturday, Feb. 1
Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association: The group will hold a family-friendly public jam session and dance from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Roxy Ann Grange Hall, 1850 Spring St., Medford. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in and play, and dancing is encouraged. Admission is by optional donation. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org.
The Side Project: Acoustic indie-pop cover band The Side Project will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Augustino Estate at The Big Red Barn, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. See augustinoestate.com or call 541-846-1881.
Jefferson State Choral Coalition — ‘Rock & Soul Revue’: The American jazz and popular music choral ensemble, directed by Dr. Kirby Shaw, will perform American classic rock, jazz and surf rock at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The program include songs such as “Heart Of Rock & Roll” by Huey Lewis & the News; a Motown Snapshot with songs like “Sugar Pie” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered;” the West Coast movement of the ’60s and ’70s with “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” and “California Dreamin’” and iconic songs from Tina Turner, Santana, Carole King, Earth, Wind and Fire, the Doobie Brothers and more. The JSCC hot horns will be in-house, and Markita Shaw’s Jefferson State Moving Company will be grooving to the beat. Tickets are $25, $10 for 18 and younger, and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
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 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
King Roy Wing: The five-piece band — singer-songwriter Michael Henry, bassist Jenica Smith, mandolin player Gaur Groover, violinist Hanna Winters and guitarist Dan Sherrill — will perform original American folk and Bluegrass music at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Tickets are $15 in advance available online at https://bpt.me/4497527, or $20 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. See ashlandfolkcollective.com.
Sunday, Feb. 2
Jefferson Baroque Orchestra: The orchestra will perform “Treasures and Truffles: Discoveries of the French Baroque,” a program featuring instrumental music of color and harmony that broke boundaries and set new standards during the Baroque period, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Ashland First Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The program will feature musicians Abigail Wilensky on violin, and Sherril Wood on traverso, and a sextet of musicians will take turns performing virtuosic works by Rebel, Lully, Corrette and Boismortier. Admission is $15, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, and can be purchased at the door. See jeffersonbaroque.org or call 541-531-5974 for information.
Tim Church: Guitarist Tim Church will play a mix of classical, jazz and Brazilian instrumentals at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Pevar and Jorgensen: Singer Inger Jorgensen along with guitarist Jeff Pevar will perform original songs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, 241 Hargadine St, on the corner of First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at theoregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902.
Thursday, Feb. 6
David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Cahalan will perform at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Bruce Forman & CowBop: Bebop guitarist Bruce Forman and CowBop will perform a mix of swing, country, jazz and Americana at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Hilltop Music Shop, 205 N. Phoenix Road, Suite J, Phoenix. Tickets are $25, $10 for full-time students and are available online at sikiyoumusicproject.com . Call 541-488-3869.
Her Crooked Heart: Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Ries and her band — Siri Undlin, Adelyn Strei, Hilary James — will perform original folk music blending acoustic and electric instruments at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Tickets are $15 in advance available online at https://crookedheart.bpt.me , or $20 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. See www.ashlandfolkcollective.com.