Medford Cruise, local live music, markets & more: Aug. 27
The annual three-day Medford Cruise will once again rev up its engine, although this time with a new date and a simplified roster. The event kicks off with a Poker Chip Fun Run open to all kinds of cars and motorcycles at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park, 334 Holmes Ave., Medford, followed by an after-dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.) drive-in movie featuring the 2006 G rated Pixar film “Cars,” at the park (parking begins at 6:30 p.m.). The Show ’n’ Shine runs at the park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with prize categories for street rods, sports cars, hot rods, imports and each of the Detroit Three automakers. The main event is the downtown cruise from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. This year’s cruise breaks from tradition by opening the event to all cars in the show — not just classic cars, with over 400 cars and trucks joining in. The four-wheeled fun continues with the Familia Unida Multicultural Car Show, featuring live music and low riders from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, again at Fitchtner Mainwaring Park. The multicultural show will also offer dance performances, games and activities. All events are free to attend. To register your vehicle, or for further information and updates, see medfordcruise.org, email at email@example.com or call 541-608-8527.
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.
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 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.
Talent Evening Market: Fresh organic produce, crafts, prepared foods and more are available from local farms and vendors from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month through Aug. 27, in Old Town Park, across from City Hall at the corner of Main and John streets, Talent. Social distancing and safety measures are in place. See talentartisansandgrowers.com.
Sonido Alegre: The band guitarist Charles Guy, violinist Linda Powers, bassist John Galloway and percussionist Theresa McCoy — will perform original music and select covers with Spanish flavors and flamenco flair at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and guitar and Dobro player Dan Tiller will perform Delta and country-style blues at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
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.
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 Aug. 27, “Cars” will be shown at Fichter-Mainwaring Park, 334 Holmes Ave., Medford, as part of the Medford Cruise festivities. Call 541-447-2400 or see playmedford.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic Cemetery Presentation: Docents will present “Comfort and Joy — Churches, Religious Leaders and Assistance from Fraternal Organizations,” along with a short walking tour to grave sites relating to the topic, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the historic Jacksonville Cemetery. The cemetery is located at the top of the Cemetery Road where you will meet your docents and parking is available. The guided tours are free, although donations are always appreciated. Masks are required unless fully vaccinated, and presenters ask that you keep social distancing in mind. Call 541 826-9939 or see friendsjvillecemetery.org.
David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Cahalan will perform at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Augustino Estate at The Big Red Barn, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. See augustinoestate.com or call 541-846-1881.
Mercy Trio: The soul, pop and R&B trio—singer Lynda Day, guitarist Dave Day and drummer Denny Carmassi — will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.
JustaDuo: Alois Henderson and Albert Lee will perform easy listening pop and light rock at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
Stardust Trio: Singer Victoria Lawton-Diaz, guitarist Tim Church, bassist Dave Miller, and special guest Alan Adler on saxophone, will play a mix of classics and standards from the Great American Songbook at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Pink Martini: The “little orchestra,” Pink Martini, featuring vocalist China Forbes, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. Featuring a dozen musicians, with songs in 25 languages, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America. Tickets are $62 for reserved seating, $42 for lawn seating, and $32 for ages 12 and younger. Gates open at 6 p.m. Masks are required; attendees must also present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 36 hours of entry to the Britt grounds. Tickets can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488.
Metal concert: Insanitys Reign, Pitch Black Mass and Innocents Torn will play at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford. There is a $5 cover. See jbsmedford.com for ticket information or call 458-226-2722.
Jacksonville Farmers Market: The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Sunday through October on the grounds of the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. You’ll find local produce, fresh baked goods, naturally raised beef, local seafood, beverages, treats, prepared foods, arts, crafts and live music. Live music is performed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Find jville.market on Facebook for updates and further information.
Josh Capehart: Singer-songwriter Josh Capehart will perform a mix of original music and ’90s-contemporary rock covers at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at Del Rio Vineyards, 52 N. River Road, Gold Hill. Admission is $20 per table, or free for lawn seating. Reservations are recommended. See delriovineyards.com or call 541-855-2062.
Son Ravello: Indie singer-songwriter and Oregon Shakespeare Festival musician, Michael “Mysha” Caruso, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.
Dennis Konecny: Singer and guitarist Dennis Konecny will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Cahalan will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Good Vibes Summer Tour 2021 — Rebelution & Special Guests: California-based reggae band Rebelution, along with special guests Steel Pulse, Kabaka Pyramid, Keznamdi, and DJ MACKLE, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. In 2009, Rebelution topped the Billboard Reggae Chart for the first of what would be five consecutive No. 1 records; and in 2017, the group garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album. The group’s new album, “In The Moment,” is deliberate and wide-ranging, infusing the quartet’s soulful, exhilarating brand of modern reggae with addictive pop hooks, alt-rock grit and hip-hop grooves. Tickets are $59.50 for reserved seating, $47.50 for lawn seating, and $37.50 for ages 12 and younger. Gates open at 6 p.m. Masks are required; attendees must also present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 36 hours of entry to the Britt grounds. Tickets can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488.
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 library branch offers a unique craft for every age group, from preschoolers to adults, and all need supplies are included in the kit. For details, see jcls.org or call the library branch in your area.
Kids’ Bilingual StoryWalk: The Central Point Library will present a bilingual Storywalk of Eric Carle’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta,” in William Mott Memorial Park, 2190 Jeremy St., Central Point, beginning Monday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 6. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.
Paul Schmeling Band: The Paul Schmeling Band will perform jazz standards from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Martino’s Restaurant and Lounge, 58 E. Main St., Ashland. Email at email@example.com or call 541-488-4420.
Tuesday, Aug. 31
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.
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 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. 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. Weekday admission is $10, $8 for ages 2 through 12; weekend days 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.
Medford Senior Center Bingo: The Medford Senior Center will host Bingo games for adults at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the Medford Senior Center, 510 East Main St.; $8 for six cards for 10 games. Must be 18 or older to participate. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For further details on the games or for a full listing of activities and services available, see medfordseniorcenter.org.
Applegate Evening Market: Shop local directly from area farmers, artisans, and crafters, and hear live music by regional artists from 5 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct., at Electric Gardens Flower Farm, 8035 Highway 238, Jacksonville. See applegateeveningmarket.com or call 541-761-6502.
Shae Celine: Singer Shae Celine will perform covers of popular music, jazz standards and torch songs at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.
Grateful Dead Night with Shine Trio: Hear Dead covers and more at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: Iconic rock vocalist Pat Benatar and guitarist Neil Giraldo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. The duo have created some of rocks most memorable hits including “We Belong,” “Invincible,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Promises In The Dark,” “We Live For Love,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Hell Is For Children.” Together they have created two multi-platinum, five platinum and three gold albums, as well as nineteen Top 40 hits. They have sold over thirty million records worldwide and have won four consecutive Grammy awards. Tickets are $67 for reserved seating, $45 for lawn seating, and $35 for ages 12 and younger. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Masks are required; attendees must also present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 36 hours of entry to the Britt grounds. Tickets can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488.
Comedy Improv Sessions: The Rogue Valley Improvers host free improvisational comedy practice from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. The sessions are led by Thomas Hartmann, who trained with Second City Chicago. All levels of experience are welcome. CDC and OHA recommendations will be followed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picnic at the Porch: Lead vocalist, guitarist and mandolinist for the Fret Drifters Nick Garrett Powell will perform upbeat, acoustic rhythms — from classics to contemporary songs — during a special concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Tickets are $25, $10 for ages 21 and younger. Youth tickets include an unlimited supply of popcorn; adult tickets include a glass of wine, unlimited popcorn, and bag of peanuts or chips. Tickets are available online through eventbrite.com. Gates open at 5:45 p.m. Proceeds from this event help support the continued maintenance, preservation and care of Hanley Farm. For further information, see sohs.org, email at email@example.com, or call 541-773-6536.
Portugal The Man: The Portland-based rock band Portugal The Man, comprised of John Gourley, Zach Carothers, Kyle O’Quin, Eric Howk, Jason Sechrist and Zoe Manville, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. The band soared to new heights in 2017 with the release of their RIAA certified-gold album, “Woodstock.” The album was marked by the success of their single, “Feel It Still,” which earned the group a Grammy award for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,” a five time RIAA platinum certified single certification, and a 20-week residency at No. 1 on alternative radio. Tickets are $69 for reserved seating, $49 for lawn seating, and $39 for ages 12 and younger. Gates open at 6 p.m. Masks are required; attendees must also present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 36 hours of entry to the Britt grounds. Tickets can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488.
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, Sept. 3, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.
Beyond the Eye: The jazz band Beyond the Eye will perform jazz tunes from the 1950s through the ‘70s, Latin jazz and original compositions at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
JustaDuo: Alois Henderson and Albert Lee will perform easy listening pop and light rock at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
Nick Garrett Powell: Guitarist and singer Nick Garrett Powell, lead singer of the acoustic duo The Fret Drifters, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Jefferson Spirits, 404 E. Main St, Medford. See jeffersonspirits.com, Jefferson Spirits on Facebook or call 541-500-1349.
Sensi Trails / Perfect By Tomorrow: The bands will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford. See jbsmedford.com for ticket information or call 458-226-2722.
Chicago: The legendary rock and roll band Chicago will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. Chicago’s first album, “Chicago Transit Authority,” was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2014. Tickets are $85 for reserved seating, $55 for lawn seating, and $45 for ages 12 and younger. Gates open at 6 p.m. Masks are required; attendees must also present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 36 hours of entry to the Britt grounds. Tickets can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488.