Isaak canceled; live Rogue Valley music, outdoor markets and more: Sept. 17
Editor’s note: The Chris Isaak appearance at the Britt Music & Arts Festival scheduled for Monday, Sept. 20, has been canceled. Also, masks are required in all indoor public spaces and at large outdoor gatherings in Oregon. Check with all venues listed in Tempo to confirm events.
Medford’s annual Multicultural Fair will feature both in-person and virtual events this year, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 25, at Hawthorne Park, 501 E. Main St., Medord. The fair features food, music, dancing and performances from a variety of cultures around the world. For further details see facebook.com/greatermedfordmulticultural or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Schmidt Family Vineyard, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Pinsky and Phil: Guitar and harmonica duo David Pinsky and Phil Newton will play original ’60s-style Chicago blues duets at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.
Bekkah McAlvage: Country-folk and American roots singer and guitarist Bekkah McAlvage will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
Scarlet: Multi-instrumentalist Scarlet, double bassist Timothy Kelly, and percussionist Michael St. John, will perform a mix of jazz, blues, country, and rock at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
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, Sept. 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland.
Medicare presentation: Linda Clarkson, Cheryl Harrison and Melissa Mlasko of Futurity First Insurance Group will give a free presentation, “Medicare 101,” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Club Northwest, 2160 N.W. Vine St., Grants Pass. Presenters will review Medicare Part A and Part B, as well as Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare Supplement health insurance plans. Participants also will learn how Medicare Part D prescription drug plans work and how to get help with the cost of prescription drugs. Presentations are intended for people who are turning 65 and are new to Medicare. To register, call 541-973-2100 or email email@example.com.
Frankie Hernandez Band: Singer, songwriter and guitar and horn player Frankie Hernandez will play a blend of soul, funk, Latin, and reggae at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
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. Friday, Sept. 17, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
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.
Kristen Calvin: Singer Kristen Calvin will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Downtown Market Co., 123 W. Main St., Medford. See downtownmarketco.com or call 541-973-2233.
Modern Prometheus Jazz Company: The modern jazz group — Tom Stamper on drums, Adam Harris on sax, and Cedar Miller on percussion — will perform a blend of improvisational jazz styles at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Growler Guys, 345 Lithia Way, Ashland. Find The Growler Guys (Ashland) on Facebook or call 541-708-0827.
Auto Europa Ashland Car Club: People interested in European classic and exotic cars can meet from 8 to 10 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Water Street Café, 10 Water St., Ashland. The club often goes on cruises to various locations throughout the valley. For further details, see AutoEuropaAshland.com.
Saturday Morning Bird Walk: See and hear a variety of birds that live year-round in Rogue Valley on a walking tour through North Mountain Park led by local birding experts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the park’s pavilion, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. During the walk, you will learn to identify birds by sight and call. Admission $10, registration is required. Binoculars and field guides will be available for check-out. To register or for further information see ashlandparksandrec.org, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-488-5340.
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 at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. 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. Saturday, Sept. 18, and again on Saturday, Sept. 25. 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, donations welcome. Reservations suggested but not required. All guests are asked to wear masks in accordance with State COVID mandates and as a courtesy to their tour guide and fellow guests. All donations go towards maintaining and preserving the historic buildings seen on the tour. Call 541-245-3650 or email email@example.com.
Singer-Songwriter Showcase: Jen Ambrose and Rick Millward will perform original songs, accompany each other and create an up-close-and-personal experience of how songwriters create music, from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3283 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Mercy Duo: The soul, pop and R&B duo—singer Lynda Day and guitarist Dave Day — will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
Phoenix Sigalove: Singer, songwriter and storyteller Phoenix Sigalove will perform at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
Petty Thievery: Guitarists and singers Gene Black, Bret Levick and Alice DiMicele, bassist Nick Kirby, drummer Matthew Kriemelman and keyboard player Don Harriss will pay tribute to the songs of rock ’n’ roll star Tom Petty at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Bayer Family Estate Winery, 11663 Agate Road, Eagle Point. The Prickly Pear food truck will be on-site and have food available for purchase. See bayerfamilyestate.com or call 541-826-8953.
Danielle Kelly Soul Project: Singer Danielle Kelly, guitarist Paul Turnipseed, drummer Nick Kirby, bassist Richard Meyer and Gordon Greenley on sax will perform soul and oldies from Motown at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is $10. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Shook Twins: Portland folk group the Shook Twins — identical twin sisters Katelyn Shook on guitar and vocals and Laurie Shook on banjo and vocals — will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19, at Fry Family Farm, 2184 Ross Lane, Medford. Tickets are $30, and are available online at eventbrite.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test within five days prior to show mandatory to enter venue and masks must be worn. For further information see ashlandfolkcollective.com.
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.
Mercy Duo: The soul, pop and R&B duo — singer Lynda Day and guitarist Dave Day — will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.
Seth Hansson: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Seth Hansson will perform a mix of acoustic alternative, rock, and folk at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Liberty Quartet: The Liberty Quartet will perform a family-friendly concert of Southern Gospel music with a mix of hilarity, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in the Worship Center at New Life Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Road, Medford. Admission is free, donations accepted. Call 541-779-7777.
Nikki Glaser: Comedian Nikki Glaser will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. For over a decade at clubs across the country, and as the host of three hit podcasts, Glaser has been honing her shockingly- honest, no-holds barred style of comedy. Her brand new daily show, “The Nikki Glaser Podcast,” launched March 2021 through iHeartMedia. Previously, she was the host of Comedy Central’s first live daily morning show, “You Up With Nikki Glaser” for SiriusXM, which ran from February 2018 to October 2020. Glaser’s recent Netflix comedy special, “Bangin’,” was released October 2019, and was the most watched Netflix special of the month. Tickets are $45 for reserved seating, $39 for lawn seating. This show features adult content and is not recommended for children. 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 pick up a take-and-make craft kit during select dates using the front door service of the library. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-488-4420.
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 Sept. 29, at Electric Gardens Flower Farm, 8035 Highway 238, Jacksonville. See applegateeveningmarket.com or call 541-761-6502.
Danielle Kelly Jazz Duo: Singer Danielle Kelly and guitarist Paul Turnipseed will perform a mix of jazz styles at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.
A Band of Brothers: Vocalist Megan Baker, guitarist and vocalist Steve Hopkins, bassist John Lingafelter, and Nevin Van Manen on keys will perform at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
OSF Wednesday Concert: The Northwest tribal performance group Dancing Spirit Drum will share traditional songs, dances and stories that include modern performance arts and music at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, on the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus. Tickets are $15. Masks are required; attendees must also present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. For tickets and further information, see osfashland.org or call the OSF box office at 800-219-8161.
Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic seasonal produce, crafts and food carts are available from local farms and vendors from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 18, in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. Masks are required. Social distancing and safety measures are in place. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Cahalan will perform at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.
Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Bloomsbury Blends, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. See bloomsburyblends.com or call 541-708-0608.
Introduction to birding: Learn to identify birds through field marks, flight patterns and songs and gain insight into their behavior and sounds with Shannon Rio, board president of the Klamath Bird Observatory, and birding instructor Vince Zauskey, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the pavilion at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Then from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, go on a bird walk with the instructors to get acquainted with birds in their natural habitat and put what you learned to practice. Bring binoculars; some sanitized binoculars will be available for check-out. Masks and physical distancing are required. Admission is $15, registration is required. Program is intended for ages 15 and older. For more information or to register see ashlandparksandrec.org, email at email@example.com or call 541-488-5340.
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, Sept. 24, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
Tobi D’Amore: Eugene-based guitarist and singer-songwriter Tobi D’Amore will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
Marshall Stack and Friends: Singer and guitarist Marshall Stack joined by others will perform American Folk tunes at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
The Girls: Shae Celine, Jennifer Davis, Jade Chavis, Greg Frederick, Dirk Price and Christo Pallani will perform songs from the 80s and 90s, power house ballads and rock classics at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Bayer Family Estate Winery, 11663 Agate Road, Eagle Point. The No Mad food truck will be on-site and have food available for purchase. See bayerfamilyestate.com or call 541-826-8953.
Brisbaine Project: Lead guitarist Michael Ian Brisbane, bassist Mike Pugh and drummer Nick Brosio, will play a mix of blues and Texas rock at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
ZepDrix & Phoenix Sigalove: Vocalist Inger Jorgensen, guitarists Jeff Pevar and Paul Turnipseed, bassist Nick Kirby and drummer Matthew Kriemelman, along with guitarist and vocalist Phoenix Sigalove, will perform an energetic mix of hits by Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Callahan’s Mountain Lodge, 7100 Old Highway 99 S., Ashland. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at eventbrite.com
Salsa Brava!: The ensemble — Christina Marsilia on vocals and flute, John Mazzei on keys, Jeff Addicot on bass, Mike Fitch, Abel Olstad, and Theresa McCoy on percussion, Gordon Greenly on saxophone and Joe Fascilla on trumpet — will perform salsa, Latin, merengue, cumbia, bachata and cha cha music from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Edenvale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford. A dance lesson, provided by Saraleno Dance Company, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wine, beverages and appetizers will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, available online through eventbrite.com or $25 at the door; $10 for children ages 7 to 13, and free for kids 6 and younger. Children’s tickets paid at the door. Cash only for door admission. See edenvalleyorchards.com or call 541-512-2955.
Jones: Joshua and Shelley Kristen Jones will perform covers of popular classic rock, R&B, pop, jazz standards, and originals at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Downtown Market Co., 123 W. Main St., Medford. See downtownmarketco.com or call 541-973-2233.
Lee Brice: Current CMA and CMT Music Award-nominated and Curb Records recording artist Lee Brice will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. Brice is a Grammy nominee, a CMA and ACM award winner, and he’s taken eight radio singles to Number One: “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” “Drinking Class,” “Rumor,” “I Hope You’re Happy Now” and “One Of Them Girls.” Tickets are $64 for reserved seating, $44 for lawn seating, and $34 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.