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Rogue Valley live music, farmers markets and more: July 23

Britt Festival Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams will lead BFO into the 2021-22 in-person season with a free concert Sunday in Jacksonville. See listing below. Facebook photo
In Focus: Britt Festival Orchestra

Kick off the Britt Festival Orchestra season with a free informal concert of classic pieces performed by members of the BFO, led by Music Director Teddy Abrams, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. The program includes “Siegfried Idyll” by Richard Wagner; selections from “Rodeo: Corral Nocturne” and “Saturday Night Waltz” by Aaron Copland; and Mozart’s “Jupiter Symphony.” No registration is required; seating is first-come, first-served. Donations will be accepted. For further details, see brittfest.org or by call 800-882-7488.

Friday, July 23

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.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Applegate River Lodge & Restaurant, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

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.

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 23, “The Croods, A New Age” will be shown. Call 541-447-2400 or see playmedford.com.

Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 5 p.m. Friday, July 23, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.

Sonny K: Ukulele player Sonny Kanahele will play a variety of contemporary and island-style ukulele music at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Gypsy Gillis: Cover band Gypsy Gillis will perform classic rock and blues dance music at 6 p.m. Friday, July 23, 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.

Redwood Empire: The Southern Oregon-based band will perform a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.

East Main Band: The band — Will Bartell, Ken Kigel and Dave Bernard on guitar, bass and vocals, Lincoln Zeve on saxophone, Mike Gardiner on keys and drummer Mike Dadaos — will perform ’60s and ’70s rock covers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, 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.

George Mann: Musician, composer and storyteller George Mann will perform a free concert for Almeda fire survivors and their families from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Shelter D at Emigrant Lake, south of Ashland. For more information, call 541-841-8341 or email at jason@sojwj.org.

The Gist: Southern Oregon cover band The Gist will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

MC 2Whanne with Leviathan and Angelo Florez: Enjoy a night of hip-hop and R&B when MC 2Whanne performs at 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. Tickets are $5. See jbsmedford.com for ticket information or call 458-226-2722.

Saturday, July 24

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 info@historicjacksonville.org.

Kids’ StoryWalk: The Eagle Point Library and Eagle Point shops will have window displays of Eric Carle’s book “From Head to Toe,” creating a StoryWalk through Eagle Point beginning Saturday, July 17, through Saturday, July 24. After completing the StoryWalk, return to the library, 239 W. Main St., and get your hand stamped. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-826-3313.

Historic Cemetery Presentation: Docents will present “Let’s Talk Cemetery” and will cover the cemetery’s history, future, terminology, workings, care and concerns, along with a short walking tour to grave sites relating to the topic, at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at the historic Jacksonville Cemetery. The cemetery is located at the top of Cemetery Road, where you will meet up with the docents and parking is available. The guided tours are free, although donations are accepted. 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, July 24, at Augustino Estate at The Big Red Barn, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. See augustinoestate.com or call 541-846-1881.

Anthony Cusenza: Acoustic artist Anthony Cusenza, aka Ras Cricket, will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Aurora Vines Winery, 2287 Pioneer Road, Talent. See auroravines.com or call 541-897-0592.

Rick Millward: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rick Millward will perform a mix of classic and current rock, pop and original music at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Daisy Creek Vineyard, 675 Shafer Lane, Jacksonville. See daisycreekwine.com or call 541-899-8329.

Stardust: Singer Vickie Lawton-Diez, guitarist Tim Church, bassist Dave Miller, and special guest Alan Adler on sax, will play a mix of standards, show tunes and jazz in English, French and Spanish at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Brothers Reed: Aaron Reed and Philip Reed will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Gravewitch, Phenom & Thy Farewell: Three metal bands will perform starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. There is a $5 cover. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.

Daniel Nickels: Guitarist and singer Daniel Nickels will perform ’90s rock and indie rock at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

Steve Poltz: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Steve Poltz will perform “rockin’ countrified” Americana and folk along with guest musicians Lela & Rainy, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Fry Family Farm, 2184 Ross Lane, Medford. Tickets are $25, and are available online at eventbrite.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. For further information, see ashlandfolkcollective.com.

Sunday, July 25

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. Music is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Find jville.market on Facebook for updates and further information.

Michael Quinn & Cherry Wine Band: The trio — lead guitarist Phil Moore, rhythm guitarist and vocalist Michael Quinn, and bassist Pat Schaffer — will perform covers of hit songs from the ’60s and ’70s at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. Admission is $7. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Ambrose & Galfano: The guitarist and composer Jon Galfano along with singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose, will perform classic rock and pop tunes at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.

Delilah & Friends: Singer Delilah Beaucoup, along with guest artists, will perform a mix of French gypsy jazz, blues and jazz standards at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Soulful Sisters: Hear original music by Yelena Valerievna at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. See theblacksheep.com, The Black Sheep on Facebook or call 541-482-6414.

Calysta Cheyenne Trio: The band — vocalist Calysta Cheyenne, guitarist Tim Church, and bassist Jeff Addicott — will perform a variety of music at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at Hearsay Restaurant, Lounge and Garden, 40 S. First St., Ashland. See hearsayashland.com or call 541-625-0505.

Monday, July 26

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.

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 martymorlan@gmail.com or call 541-488-4420.

Tuesday, July 27

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.

Wednesday, July 28

Storytime for Adults: Learn simple things you can do to support your child’s brain development, language acquisition and early literacy skills during this interactive session at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. Participants will receive a take-home bag with some simple Storytime tools to get started at home. Limited childcare will be available. Pre-registration required. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-1665.

Pinsky and Phil: Guitar and harmonica duo David Pinsky and Phil Newton will play original ’60s-style Chicago blues duets at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.

Brisbaine Project: Lead guitarist Michael Ian Brisbane, bassist Mike Pugh and drummer Nick Brosio will play a mix of blues and Texas rock at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

OSF Wednesday Concert: Local musicians The Girls, featuring The Rogue Suspects, pay tribute to the women of ’80s pop music, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, on the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus. The show features singers Jade Chavis Watt, Jennifer dePuglia, Lisa Yriarte and Shae Celine, accompanied by guitarist Dirk Price, piano organ player Don Harriss, bassist Greg Frederick, John Taylor on synthesizers and drummer David Bolen. Tickets are $15. For tickets and further information, see osfashland.org or call the OSF box office at 800-219-8161.

Bad Camper: Hear Bad Camper perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. Tickets are $8-$10 on a sliding scale. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.

Thursday, July 29

Ashland City Band: The community band, conducted by Don Bieghler, will perform at 7 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 19, in the Butler Band Shell in Ashland’s Lithia Park. Music selections will include “Invercargill” by Alex Lithgow; “Sea Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams; and Leroy Anderson’s “Bugler’s Holiday” with trumpet soloists Bruce Dresser, Erik Osberg and Steve Kessler. Rogue Valley Alphorns and band will perform “Woodrat Mountain Echo” by Mark Jacobs. Pre-concert music by the German Band will be offered at 6:15. Admission is free. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or low-level chairs, as park bench seating has been removed.

Adam Gabriel: Singer and songwriter Adam Gabriel will perform acoustic Southern rock and soul music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Katalysst: Female folk duo Katalysst will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. See jbsmedford.com for ticket information or call 458-226-2722.

Friday, July 30

Britt Festival Orchestra: The Britt Festival Orchestra will present the world premiere of an experiential new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning musician and composer Caroline Shaw. Under the leadership of the festival’s music director, Teddy Abrams, the BFO will perform this special project on the Jacksonville Woodlands Trail system in six free performances from July 30 through Aug. 2. Audience members will walk along the trails above the Britt Pavilion through groups of musicians spread along the trail, experiencing “Brush: Music in the Woodlands,” as they go. This special event is free to attend, but to minimize environmental impacts and to help traffic flow, registration is required. To register and stay up to date on all things Britt, including summer concert dates and ticket prices, or learn how to participate in the SoundWalks, see Brittfest.org.

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 30, “Elf” will be shown. Call 541-447-2400 or see playmedford.com.

David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Cahalan will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, July 30, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.

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, July 30, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Dayton Mason: Gypsy jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist Dayton Mason will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Hog Wild: The band — guitarist, sax and harmonica player Dale Visage, lead guitarist Tom Bacon, bassist Jim Marvin, drummer Scott Wright and keyboard player, and guitarist Albert Lee — will play rock, blues and soul covers at 6 p.m. Friday, July 30, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Wired!: Wired! will perform high-energy classic rock and blues dance music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Alcyon Massive acoustic: Hear Alcyon Massive in an acoustic performance of psychedelic and hip-hop music at 8 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. See jbsmedford.com for ticket information or call 458-226-2722.