5 picks for live entertainment
Jeff K & Overtones
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel, bassist Donnie Yance and drummer Dave Bolen will play a mix of pop, R&B, funk, country, rock and jazz — also known as good-time music. Look for the band at 6 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Del Rio Vineyards, 52 N. River Road, Gold Hill. Admission is $10. See www.delriovineyards.com or call 541-855-2062.
The Dinner Party'
Farce and failed relationships are on the menu in Randall Theatre's production of Neil Simon’s “The Dinner Party.” Audiences can expect some good laughs along with a little sentiment in this farce-turned-dramedy. Dianna Warner directs. Performances are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 1-22, Thursday through Saturday, July 7-9, and 1 p.m. Sundays, July 3 and 10, at the community theater, 10 N. Third St., Medford. Reserved seating is $18 and can be purchased online at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258. Pay-what-you-want-tickets are available 30 minutes before shows, subject to availability.
k.d. lang, Neko Case and Laura Veirs
A true collaboration between three self-driven artists, the singers co-wrote all 14 songs and shared lead vocals on "case/lang/veirs," released June 17. Full of harmonies and rhythms, the trio travels through aches and eras, torch songs and tributes. They'll perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, in the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. Singer and songwriter Andy Shauf will open. Tickets are $68 for reserved seating, $33 for lawn seating and $29 for ages 12 and younger, $292 for premium blanket seating for four and $146 for premium blanket seating for two. Tickets can be purchased online at brittfest.org, at the box office at 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 541-773-6077.
Eight Dollar Mountain
Southern Oregon bluegrass band Eight Dollar Mountain — guitarist Darren Campbell, banjo player Stuart Green, mandolin player Phil Johnson, stand-up bassist Joe Porto and resonator player Mark Lackey — will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Creekside Pizza, 92½ N. Main St., Ashland. Since coming together in 2010, the band has released three albums, "Wild River Country" (2010), "Riverboat Gambler" (2012) and "Tied to the Tracks" (2014). The band has opened for Peter Rowan, Alison Krauss and eTown, and performed on NPR's "West Coast Live."
When Richard II becomes king, he raises taxes and wastes money to support his lavish lifestyle and cares more about his vanity than the common good. Henry Bolingbroke — father of the future Henry V — challenges Richard for the throne, and it's a fight the king cannot win. But in losing his crown, he gains his humanity and his soul. Bill Rauch directs the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of William Shakespeare's masterpiece "Richard II." The show previews at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, and 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, opens at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and runs through Oct. 30 in the Thomas Theatre. Tickets are $30 to $110 and can be purchased online at osfashland.org or by calling 800-219-8161.