Live Rogue Valley music, growers markets and more: July 2
Editor’s note: Because of changing COVID-19 restrictions in Jackson County, please call businesses or check their websites to confirm all listed events. All Jackson County library branches are open, and in-branch browsing will be available with certain restrictions. COVID-19 vaccine registration assistance is available at each branch. Limited computer sessions will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Friday, July 2
Soundwalk: Britt Festival Orchestra will present “Ellen Reid Soundwalk,” a free interactive musical experience in and around Jacksonville, through Oct. 15. Performed in part by members of the BFO, “Soundwalk” is a GPS-enabled public art work that uses music to illuminate the natural environment. This installment is tailor-made for Jacksonville, created to encourage calm reflection and introspection. To participate, download the free Ellen Reid Soundwalk app (ellenreidsoundwalk.com/download) to your smartphone, then install “The Britt Festival Orchestra Soundwalk,” put on headphones, press play, and explore parts of Jacksonville on foot or by car to discover diverse musical elements in various locations around the town and surrounding trail systems. In addition to classical, music styles in “Soundwalk” include electronic, jazz and pop. Every person’s experience will be different as they choose their own path based on a map built into the app. For more information, see brittfest.org.
Daniel Meyer Pool: The outdoor pool at 1705 Homes Ave. in Ashland is open for lap and recreational swimming. The Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool will follow all guidance from the Oregon Health Authority to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. For information on swim schedules and lessons, see ashland.or.us/swim.
Children’s Social Skill Builder: Anna Minter will present “Social Skills for Superheroes” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 2, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. This program for kids will focus on building self-confidence and comfort in different situations and includes a special Take & Make craft kit to take home. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-582-1714.
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 p.m. Friday, July 2, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.
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 5 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Centennial Golf Club, 1900 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Lily Jo’s Revolution: The trio Lily Jo’s Revolution will perform plugged in acoustic soulful originals along with select covers at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
Doug Warner& Greg Frederick: Blues singer-songwriter Doug Warner and bassist Greg Frederick will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
Sips & Songs: Troon Vinyard will host a dinner with live music by the 18-piece Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Tickets are $50 with dinner; $25 for admission only. All admissions include either a complimentary flight or glass. Reservations are required. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-846-9900 ext. 1.
33 String Drive: Holly Burley on the upright bass, fiddler Lily McCabe, Jeffery Jones on the mandolin, Bob Evoniuk on the Dobro, banjoist Rick Nelson and guitarist Ray Frey will perform hard-driving bluegrass and acoustic Americana, along with original music and arrangements, at 6 p.m. Friday, July 2, at La Baguette Music Café, 340 A St., Ashland. Admission is free. For more information, go to facebook.com/sobluegrass or call 541-488-0178.
Tobago Breeze: Led by drummer Dave Bolen, along with bassist Donnie Yance, percussionist Reed Bentley, guitarist Al Dinardi, and keyboardist Joel Clifft, Tobago Breeze, will a mix of steel drum jazz, R&B, funk, Calypso, Latin and reggae at 6 p.m. Friday, July 2, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Steve Hopkins & Band of Brothers: Guitarist Steve Hopkins and his jazz group, Band of Brothers, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, July 2, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
John Dabaco: Jazz pianist John Dabaco will perform standards and classics at 6 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, at the Hearsay Restaurant, Lounge and Garden, 40 S. First St., Ashland. See hearsayashland.com or call 541-625-0505.
Bishop Mayfield: The soul singer and his band, featuring guitarist David Storie, will perform original songs and covers of R&B, funk, soul and blues-rock at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $15. Must be 21 or older to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Highway Bound: The country music trio featuring Erica Flynn on vocals, and guitarists Jimi and Alex Detweiler will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.
Ghost Bomber: Ghost Bomber will hold a debut album-release party at 8 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.
Saturday, July 3
Ashland Saturday Market: Fresh and organic seasonal produce, bakery items, artisan food, plants and other goods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30, along Oak Street in downtown Ashland. Social distancing and safety measures are in place. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Grants Pass Growers Market: Find local seasonal produce, baked goods, beverages and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in downtown Grants Pass, at Fourth and F streets. Masks are required while in the market. See growersmarket.org.
Medford Cars & Coffee: Car enthusiasts can meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. every Saturday at 2780 E. Barnett Road, Medford, near Starbucks and Mountain Mike’s Pizza. The group will not hold meetings in the event of rain or snowy weather. Find Medford Cars and Coffee on Facebook for further information.
Lithia Artisans Market: More than 40 artisans display and sell handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through December along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Safety measures will be in effect, masks are required, and social distancing will be enforced. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: A variety of interactive science exhibits are available at the museum, located at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The interactive museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Many exhibits will be modified to reduce touch surfaces — fewer hands-on activities — and increase physical distancing. Exhibits that will be temporarily closed include Bubble-ology, the Jam Room, Dark Science and Pacific Crest Cove. Masks will be required for visitors ages 5 and up, and recommended for children ages 2 through 4. Staff and volunteers will be masked. Admission is $12.50, $10.50 for ages 2 through 12 and 65 and older, and free for kids under age 2.To purchase tickets or for more information, see scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
Walk through History: Take a walk though Jacksonville’s history during a one-hour guided tour at 10 a.m. every Saturday through Sept. 4. The tour leaves from Jacksonville’s Courthouse Square, in front of City Hall, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Visit government and commercial buildings, fraternal lodges and homes. Learn how gambling money built a church; how the Civil War ended a successful mercantile partnership; how fire reshaped the town and a railroad both destroyed and preserved it, and more. Admission is free, reservations required. Call 541-245-3650 or email email@example.com.
Gathering of Goodness: Yoga For Your Ears, Johnny B’s & Vibe One Music will present a free all-day event “Gathering of Goodness” from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at the Open Air Stage in Bear Creek Park, located at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Highland Drive, Medford. Look for food, art and craft vendors, art demonstrations and live music by The Frankie Hernandez Band, SmileyT & The Tall Trees, Cornflower, Messenjah Selah and many more. For further information, find “The Gathering Of Goodness” on Facebook.com.
Gold Hill Treasure Hunt:* This event has been cancelled due to heat concerns* Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to meet the “ghost” of Clem Hawkins, who will reveal “The Lost Treasure of Gold Hill” and send them on an interactive treasure hunt, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 3, beginning at Lucky’s, 336 Second Ave., and ending at the riverside beach area in Gold Hill. The adventure begins when Hawkins, the 1850s miner, comes back to Earth to announce the location of his lost treasure. Before gaining the riches, however, seekers must first prove they are worthy by undergoing three trials. Along the way, they will encounter the Game Master, where they prove their skill; the Quiz Master, where they prove their wisdom; and then they journey through the Sea of Peril, where they prove their courage. At the end of the trials, they are awarded a victory medallion and treasure map. Following clues, they finally discover the treasure’s location and dig up small chests near Gold Hill’s newly restored river beach. Admission is free. However, however the event is limited to the first 200 children, all which must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. The hunt takes approximately one hour. For more information, see cityofgoldhill.com or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dayton Mason: Gypsy jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist Dayton Mason will perform at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Augustino Estate at The Big Red Barn, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. See augustinoestate.com or call 541-846-1881.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.
Bim Jeam and the Sadness: Hear country, folk and blues acoustic music you can groove to when Bim Jeam and the Sadness performs at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
Holly Gleason: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform original folk along with a few covers at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Living Loving Led: Led Zeppelin tribute band — singer Natasha Lee Neece, guitarist Anthony Cusenza, bassist Mike Thompkins-Pugh, and drummer Michael Saint John — will perform covers at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 4, Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Central Point BoomFest: Central Point will be shooting off fireworks over the Expo higher than ever before during the annual fireworks extravaganza, BoomFest. The high-rising fireworks will allow people to stay home to watch the display, since the arena and where people have gathered to watch will be closed this year. For further details and updates, see attheexpo.com/boomfest.
Ashland Fourth of July Celebration: The Ashland Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that the annual fireworks event has been canceled because of fire risk, soaring temperatures and water shortages. The annual Fourth of July parade and downtown celebration also was canceled this year for the second year in a row.
Take & Make: Kids and their families can stop by any JCLS branch to pick up a take-and-make craft kit during select dates. Each branch offers a unique craft and all need supplies are included in the kit. For details, see jcls.org or call the library branch in your area.
Ashland Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 23, at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. Masks are required. Social distancing and safety measures are in place. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Social Benefit Dance Club: Dance to music performed by Darren Kuykendall at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. You do not need a partner to participate. Admission is $5, $6. Call 541-727-7070.
Community Music Jam: Bring an acoustic instrument of your choice, or just your voice to join in a time of acoustic, improvised music and well-known songs from 5 to 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month through July 20 on the patio of the Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St., Jacksonville. For further details, see jacksonvillecommunitycenter.org or call 541-702-2585.
Learn to Lead: Children ages 10 and older can meet with workers from Sanctuary One, an animal-care farm located in the Applegate Valley, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn what a day in the life of a Sanctuary One volunteer is like, and what skills their volunteers learn that can translate into real-world application. You’ll also get the chance to meet the Sanctuary One Goat Ambassadors — Ned, Lucky and Dusty. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980.
Shae Celine: Singer Shae Celine will perform covers of popular music, jazz standards and torch songs at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.
Robbie DaCosta: Singer and guitarist Robbie DaCosta will perform a mix of pop, oldies and light rock at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Phil Reed: Phil Reed, member of the duo Brothers Reed, will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Allison Scull and Victor Martin: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Allison Scull and sax player Victor Martin will play a mix of folk, jazz, blues and pop, along with Scull singing some of her original songs in French at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.
Haunted History Tour: Costumed docents lead hour-long tours the second Friday of each month from June through September with special tours the second weekend in October, in downtown Jacksonville. Guests will be introduced to some of the town’s historic buildings along with the restless ghosts and spirits who still occupy them. The 7 and 7:30 p.m. courthouse tour features stories of brothels, epidemics and hangings. The 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. Britt Hill tour shares tales of arson, saloons and Oregon’s first Chinatown. Tours are $10, and reservations are required. Reservations must be made on-line at historicjacksonville.org/haunted-history-tours, no later than 4 p.m. on the day of the tour. Tours leave from the Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of N. Oregon and C streets. Tour guests who are not fully vaccinated will be asked to wear masks as a courtesy to tour guides and other guests. Proceeds go to the maintenance of Jacksonville’s historic buildings. Call 541-245-3650 for reservations. For additional information see historicjacksonville.org or email at email@example.com for information or call 541-245-3650.
Pacifica: Vocalist Alissa Weaver, guitarist and vocalist Jack Fischer, and drummer Michael Whipple will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.
Movies in the Park: Find family-friendly movie fun under the stars at Bear Creek Park, located at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Highland Drive, Medford. Movies begin at dusk every Friday evening through the end of August. On July 9, “Spies in Disguise” will be shown. Call 541-447-2400 or see playmedford.com.
Delilah Beaucoup: Singer Delilah Beaucoup will perform a mix of French gypsy jazz, blues and jazz standards at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
Dennis and Ryan Duo: Singer and guitarist Dennis Konecny, along with Ryan Johnson, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
Shine Jazz Trio: The jazz trio, led by Steve Shine, will perform vintage jazz and classic swing at 6 p.m. Friday, July 9, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Family Fun Night: The Pregnancy Center will hold an outdoor family-friendly carnival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, at the Outdoor Pavillion at Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 Highway 62, Eagle Point. Look for food, carnival games, live music by BrokenWorks with Jenni Abdo, and a comedy show by Aaron O’Brien. Admission is $10, or $25 per family. All proceeds go to The Pregnancy Center. Call 541-772-1921 or see tpcpartners.us/july.
Living Loving Led: Led Zeppelin tribute band — singer Natasha Lee Neece, guitarist Anthony Cusenza, bassist Mike Thompkins-Pugh, and drummer Michael Saint John — will perform covers at 6 p.m. Friday, July 9, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Duke Street: Rhythm and soul band Duke Street — Scott Rogers on guitar, Kent Clinkinbeard on drums, John Hauschild on slide guitar and vocals, Gordon Greenley on saxophone, Joe Cohoon on bass and Michael Vannice on keys — will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $15. Must be 21 or older to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Amerikan Metal Project, Visidian, Hellametal and Thy Farewell: The metal bands will play at 8 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.
Historic Cemetery Stroll: Explore a part of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, during a docent-led tour. The cemetery is at the top of Cemetery Road. The topic to be covered is “Cemetery Superstitions.” The guided tours are free, although donations are accepted. Masks are required unless fully vaccinated, and social distancing will be enforced. Call 541-826-9939 or see friendsjvillecemetery.org.
The Sword in the Tome: Pre-teens and teens, ages 12 to 18 years, can learn about swords and their symbolism in literature at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. From Arthur’s mythical blade Excalibur to Luke’s inherited lightsaber, swords are as much symbols in literature as they are tools for the characters. A brief fight choreography lesson will follow the discussion. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-846-7346.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center Family Art Day: Kids and families of all ages can explore and create art from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month (May 8) at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Make your very own art projects to take home and explore gallery spaces with an art scavenger hunt. All materials will be provided. Admission is free; registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. After registration, specific times will be set to limit number of participants to meet social distancing protocols. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.
Phil King: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play acoustic Americana-style originals along with a mix of retro cover songs across a wide variety of genres at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Augustino Estate at The Big Red Barn, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. See augustinoestate.com or call 541-846-1881.
Nick Garrett Powell: Lead singer of the acoustic duo The Fret Drifters, guitarist and singer Nick Garrett Powell will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Bayer Family Estate Winery, 11663 Agate Road, Eagle Point. See bayerfamilyestate.com or call 541-826-8953.
Joshua Paul: Guitarist and singer Joshua Paul will perform a blend of Americana, rock, country and blues at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Aurora Vines Winery, 2287 Pioneer Road, Talent. See auroravines.com or call 541-897-0592.
Lilli Worona: Guitarist and singer Lilli Worona will perform country and folk tunes at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.
Long Walk Vineyard Rogue Valley Farm to School Benefit: Long Walk Vineyard will team up with Rogue Valley Farm to School for a monthly benefit featuring estate wine from Long Walk, assorted tapas prepared by Deanna Waters-Senf featuring locally sourced seasonal ingredients, and a presentation of RVF2S programs, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, at 1800 N. Valley View Road, Ashland. Tickets are $25. All proceeds to benefit RVF2S. For further information, see rvfarm2school.org or call 541-778-7356.
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 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
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, July 10, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
Justin Sayne N8V and Subtractus: The bands will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.