This event is called “Gather” and it is produced by the hosts of “The Non-Profit Hour on XRAY FM. The duo Pretty Gritty will perform and the hosts will discuss the radio show and what they are accomplishing with it. All are invited for this informative and entertaining event.
Professor Gall, Curtis Eller, $8
Saturday October 4th @ 9:00pm
We welcome back Professor Gall and his amazing band along with Curtis Eller from his new home in North Carolina. Both artists redefine the banjo and its role in a wide ranging stylistic musical gumbo.
It’s time to come together (right now) to sing and enjoy your favorite Beatles’ songs.
All Together Now (aka Brothers Dunne and Tom Meyer)provides the lyric sheets, rhythm instruments, and the live music to back you up; you provide your voice and 60′s spirit. In other words, the band plays and you sing your heart out to the best of the Fab Four. BYOBA (bring your own Beatles attire), BYOBA (bring your own British accent), and this is a family event so definitely bring the kids.
Anon It Moves Fundraiser
Sunday October 5th @ 5:00pm
Anon It Moves – Shakespeare & Music Performance, Fundraiser
Come on down for hilarity and fun as Brian Perez hosts this weekly event. Multiple rounds of Bingo and opportunities to win prizes!
Bottom Shelf Band, Research & Development
Saturday October 11th @ 9:00pm
Bottom Shelf Band is a rock/funk band with vocals and a rapper. Research & Development are a hip hop duo.
This event is a fundraiser for the Morpheus Youth Project; their focus is on using the arts to help incarcerated youth and at risk youth in the Portland area.
Thursday October 16th @ 8:00pm
Middle Eastern Music & Tribal Fusion Belly Dancers.
Come be enchanted by gorgeous belly dance sets to live middle eastern-inspired music! Hosts Danielle Elizabeth and Paul Evans choose some of the most professional and engaging belly dance talent, from Portland and abroad; musicians and dancers that are often seen up on the big stages are sharing intimate, improvised sets with you. This monthly event is always different and amazing.
This free monthly showcase returns for its third year of bringing up-and-coming and established Portland artists together for a night of local hip-hop. October 27th features three acts new to Mississippi’s stage, including the young and talented Slick Devious and Soul Minor, who bring a unique brand of soul-infused rap. The night will close with an open mic freestyle session.
Lorna’s Little Kids’ Jamboree is an interactive event for kids, parents, grand-parents, neighbors and friends. The Jamboree is available for venues large or small and is truly a family affair. Simple rhythm instruments, songs, imagination and movement are a part of the music Lorna and her guitar present. The emphasis is on having fun with your kids while playing music together.
Mo Phillips is a musician based in Portland, OR, who has released a couple of Americana/Neil Young-like albums for grownups (The Boat, 2004; Homemade, 2006), and Train Beard follows his stylistic leanings, except with kid subjects and lyrics this time ’round. Guitars, harmonica, organ, and the occasional bongo provide the majority of the instrumentation on Train Beard, supplemented by Phillips’ down-to-earth vocals.
You may recognize Keener from his weekly gig, Jam with Johnny, at the Portland Children’s Museum. Armed with his acoustic guitar, Keener performs sing-along family favorites to a group of enthusiastic participants. The kids are delightfully uninhibited and Keener skillfully entices them to shout, sing, clap, and even stomp their way through every set.
Lead by sax player Gabriel (Pakito) Martinez from Costa Rica, Pura Vida Band includes the best musicians in town: Geovanny Perez; Piano, Milko Escalera Vigil; Vocal/Percusion, Bernardo Gomez; Bass, Ronell Aguilera;Trumpet and Jackson Coffey; Percusion.
Queen of Cups, Nikki n’ The Pathos, Mount Joy
Thursday October 30th @ 8:00pm
Quiz Jr.: for Families
Bring your kids down for this family team trivia quiz.
Quizissippi Team Trivia
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm
Ready for “the best trivia on Wednesday nights on Mississippi Avenue?” Grab your friends and head down to Quizissippi for a night of questions, answers, music, movies, pizza, beer and general mayhem. Teams of up to five players compete for cash prizes, and even bottom-scoring teams can take home a gift certificate. From physics to pop culture, there’s a topic for everyone. Check out facebook.com/Quizissippi for upcoming themes and bonus items. New players get bonus points just for showing up! Sign-ups start at 6:30. Quizzing starts at 7:00. Admission is $2/player. Intended for adults.
Rachael Sage has toured with Judy Collins and has released numerous albums. This is what the critics have said about her new CD:
“New Destination is an ideal sampler of Sage’s song craft, and if justice does prevail, it ought to elevate her to that much-deserved pop plateau.” - Blurt Magazine
“Sage combines brilliant, compact and heartfelt songwriting, professional polish and an elemental feel…This is some of her finest work to date” - Wildy’s World
“She gets better and better, and continues to weave a tapestry of emotional perspectives with her innovative style and percussive keyboard based alt-pop music.” - Musical Discoveries
“Sage has a refined sound that hints at a restrained Kate Bush and draws upon her talents as a pianist to create stories through her music that speak to the listener.” - Curve Magazine
Red Yarn Halloween Show
Friday October 31st @ 5:00pm
Red Yarn kids show
Songs & Puppets! Red Yarn (Andy Ferguson) is one of Portland’s favorite performers. He gets the kids participating in his shows and his songs draw from the great American songbook of folk music. Adults enjoy him as much as the kids! Join us each week for dinner and a show with Red Yarn! His shows are 5 pm to 6pm every Thursday.
Ritim Egzotik brings the fascinating melodies and exciting rhythms of epic mid east music of the 20th century, using traditional and modern instruments. www.RitimEgzotik.com
Are you a mom who Belly Dances? Does your kid? Does your mother?! We’d love to have you! Contact email@example.com to register by April 1st and get into the drawing for performers.
Ryan White Book Event with Music
Sunday October 12th @ 6:00pm
Ryan White’s first book is Springsteen: Album by Album. With in-depth explorations of 17 studio albums spanning over 40 years of music history, Springsteen is the definitive book on “The Boss.” Bruce Springsteen stands astride the rock ‘n’ roll stage like a colossus. Renowned for his passionate songwriting, galvanizing live shows, and political activism, the iconic rocker shows no signs of slowing down. Richly photographed, and featuring brilliant writing by one of America’s top music critics as well as a foreword by Peter Ames Carlin (author of the bestselling biography Bruce), this is a must-have for Springsteen’s millions of fans.
Portland musicians will perform Springsteen songs: Casey Neil, Rebecca Gates, Jim Brunberg, Sarah Gwen with Mark Orton.
We love rocking your kids’ socks off! Playing gigs and seeing your kids dance like little crazy puppets.
The Toy Trains are a Portland, Oregon band playing rock music for kids and families. We mainly play the music of Dan Zanes, Jack Johnson and Lisa Loeb. We mix this with covers of REM, Tom Waits, The Beatles, and other childhood favorites. We also have a healthy collection of original material we plan on unleashing this coming year.