Upcoming Live Music in Southern Oregon

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Southern Oregon Family Reunion

The tradition continues with Southern Oregon’s longest running festival. This years event will include music, art and drum village. Dabs and Puff the dragons will also be making an appearance.

April 22-23, 2016 12:00 PM- 11:30 PM

Big Green Field Adjacent to the Provolt Store and Provolt Garage

14391 Williams Hwy. Williams, Or 97544

 

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Live Music at the Medford Center (Mercy Duo Feat. Lynda Morrison)

April 23, 2016 @ 6:30

Medford Center

501 Medford Center Medford, Or 97504

 

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Landon Wordswell

Rap/ Hip-Hop

April 23, 2016 @ 9:30 PM

Brickroom

35 N Main St. Ashland, Or 97502

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Mouths of Babes

Blues/ Folk/ Soul

April 23, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

The Headwaters Room

84 4th St. Ashland, Or 97520

 

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Downtown Blues Association 

Blues

April 26, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Howiee’s

16 N. Front St. Medford, Or

 

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Synrgy

Reggae/ Soul/ Rock

April 26, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Oberon’s Three Penny Tavern

45 N Main St. Ashland, Or 97520

 

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Scott Pemberton

Timber Rock

April 27, 2016 @ 9:00 PM

Applegate River Lodge

15100 Highway 238, Applegate,OR 97530

 

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Poco

Country Rock

April 27, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

Craterian Theater

23 S. Central Avenue, Medford,OR

 

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Liquid

Space Funk

April 29, 2016 @ 9:00 PM

Milagros

1465 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, Or 97520

 

10 Ways To Afford OR Shakespeare Fest!

 

10 Ways To Do The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Without  Stealing The Crown Jewels!

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RICHARD II @ OSF

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a world renowned nonprofit professional theatre whose season runs from February through early November. The OSF boasts two indoor stages and one outdoor Elizabethan stage! They offer over 11 plays a season; with 4 by Shakespear and 7 other by classic writers.  As well as modern and contemporary premieres!  This allows visitors to see up to 9 plays a week! The festival also offers a diverse range of experiences during the festival to all!

As we all know, these amazing plays are not free.  Like many of us who are on a budget, we would like to see as many plays as possible instead of just one. Here are 10 ways you can attend plays for much cheaper!

  1. Sign up to receive OSF’s ticket specials alerts.  These specials are not announced anywhere else and are only sent through the mail!
  2. Flex Pass $150 (5 tickets per Flex Pass–$30 per ticket!) from specially selected performances for the Flex Pass offer, seating is available in all sections except Box Seats. Must be purchased by March 16th for 2016 season. Call Box Office 800-219-8161.  Not available for purchase online.
  3. The next easiest way to save big on performances is to watch the web specials! Every Thursday they update this page! Y0u must register.
  4. Special $25 tickets for young adults ages 19–35. Weekly emails for selected shows. Sign up here and be sure to include your year of birth.
  5. Special $25 tickets when you come with your kids (6-17). Visit Family Days Page for 2016 performances or call Box Office (800-219-8161) to learn more.
  6. Rush Tickets, tickets only $45.00 one hour before selected shows. Sold only at Box Office one hour before the show begins. Check with Box Office on the day of show for availability.
  7. Student Rush Tickets, $15.00! Sold only at Box Office one hour before the show begins. Check with Box Office on the day of show for availability. Valid Student ID is required.
  8. Oregon Trail Card Rush Tickets. $5 tickets one hour before designated “rushing” shows for current Oregon Trail Card holders. Sold only at Box Office windows one hour before curtain.  Check with Box Office on the day of show for availability.
  9. Members save up to 30% on spring and fall performances. Learn more about Membership.
  10. In 2016, all C section seats to all shows, all season are only $30, including summer shows. Search any performance for availability — these tickets do often sell out, so plan early if you can.

There you have it! 10 excellent ways to see a bunch of plays on the cheap this 2016 OSF season!

Visit the OSF page for more details about planning your visit if you are not local or for  additional information!

 

By: Amy Molthan 

 

Ashland Independent Film Festival

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This year’s film festival was full of a great selection of films bringing many new faces to the area of Ashland, Oregon. The festival last from April 7th – 11th, 2016.

The Ashland Independent Film Festival resembles that of the Sundance Film Festival. Each year, the festival takes place at the Ashland Varsity Theater, Armory, and other various locations. Films come from all around the world and last anywhere from a few minutes up to full length feature films.

To stay up to date with next year’s event, follow their Facebook account here!

In case you missed it, you can catch the festival again next year. Save the date, the 2017 Ashland Independent Film Festival will take place from April 6th – 10th.

Visit their website http://www.ashlandfilm.org/ for more info!

Local Growers & Crafters Market

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Say, “Hello” to Spring weather! The sun has finally made an appearance here in the Rogue Valley, making it the perfect time to get outside and step foot in our local growers and crafters market. Come and support local business in the community.

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the market! With four total locations in both Ashland and Medford, there are plenty of opportunities to find the time to stop by and take a peak.

You’ll find a unique variety of products at each of the different locations. Whether you’re looking for honeycomb or soap, you’re bound to find something worthy of taking home.

The 2016 season varies from location to location, however in general lasts from March to November.

For more information, visit http://www.rvgrowersmarket.com/.

Top 3 Things To Do This Month

theatre-1093862_640Looking for something to do in April? We have cultivated a short list of events that will not be short on entertainment.

One.

Medford’s 3rd Friday Artwalk.

When: Friday, April 15th   From: 5-8pm

Where: South Central Avenue & East Main Street Medford, Oregon 97501

What: Join over 25 businesses as they showcase their culinary treats, wares, and artists creations on the walk.  For more information and a map visit Art Storm.

Two.

Spring Exhibition at The Schneider Museum of Art

When: Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, June 11  From: 10-4pm

Where: The Schneider Museum of Art

What: The Schneider Museum of Art presents In Scene, a group exhibition of eight artists who explore the state of the natural world in modern times through video, installation, site-specific outdoor installation, sculpture, and photograms. Free, suggested donation $5.00.

Three.

Ashland Independent Film Festival

When: April 7-11th

Where: Ashland, OR (Various Locations)

What: The Ashland Independent Film Festival is five days of  high quality independent film.  Centered around the art-deco Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to watch documentary, feature, and short films. For more information and showtimes visit the Film Schedule.