Blues Event Calendar for Portland Oregon, and the surrounding areas.
Because of covid-19 please call venues ahead of show time to confirm if event is still going on, or has been cancelled.
The week's events
Oct 17, '21October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021 –The Crystal Ballroom1332 W Burnside StPortland,, 97209
Earlier this year Greg was diagnosed with cancer, then suffered a severe stroke. He is currently learning to walk again and is undergoing intensive speech therapy.
Greg has done so much for the blues community (CBA board since 1998, President since 2002, stage manager at the Blues Music Awards and at Club 152 for the International Blues Challenge, recipient of the Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive" award, "Lifetime Achievement and George Page Back What You Believe In Award" from the CBA, co-founder of the Journey To Memphis competition, and so much more.
It's time to give back!
Many of Portland's top blues musicians are coming together for a once in a lifetime concert. Proceeds will help with medical bills and equipment needed to support Greg's new reality.
There will be a silent auction and raffle including unique music memorabilia, wine, and much more!
Scheduled to Appear
Curtis Salgado & Terry Robb (reunited)
Ty Curtis with special guests Steve Kerin & Too Slim
Rich Layton & Trouble Town with guest vocalist April Brown
Tickets are available at cascadetickets.com https://g.co/kgs/pQL5ii or at Music Millennium
Another way to help is to contribute to the GoFundMe https://gofund.me/e47b1aac
Sponsored by McMenamins, the Cascade Blues Association, Terry Currier, & Music Millennium, Friends of Greg Johnson & Cedar House Media
COVID Policy-updated 8.20.21
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom is committed to protecting the health and well-being of music fans, artists, and industry staff. In light of the recent upswing of COVID cases, beginning immediately, all ticket holders to shows at the Crystal Ballroom or Lola’s Room must meet one of these conditions:
1) Be at least two weeks past receiving their second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Vaccination card or photo of vaccine card on phone must be provided along with photo ID.
2) Show proof of a negative PCR COVID test within 48 hours preceding the show, along with photo ID.
All ticket holders must wear face masks at all times except when eating or drinking.
VIP TICKETS: There are eight seats per table, first come first serve but based on the ticket sales we will set up the correct amount of tables. The tables are right up next to the stage, so that no one can stand in front of you and block your view. You will also receive a commemorative laminate and a special event poster from Gary Houston.
ADA: We will have a separate section for ADA seating, the section is right at the front of the stage adjacent to the VIP tables. There will be a volunteer station there to be sure that if you identify as ADA you will have a seat.
GA TICKETS: GA tickets are standing on the ball room floor, or if there are still available tickets you may purchase a seat… GA at the balcony.
PARKING: There are many lots close to the Crystal, but please plan ahead. There is a Portland Thorns game that begins at 4 PM, and the crowd tends to gather early. Suggest that you arrive early and support McMenamins by eating in one of the restaurants on the property either Ringlers Pub for the Zeus Cafe
- Oct 18, '21October 18, 2021
- Oct 19, '21October 19, 2021
- Oct 20, '21October 20, 2021
Oct 21, '21October 21, 2021
October 21, 2021 –Lair Bar and Grill17720 SE McLoughlin BlvdLBMPortland, OR503-652-1430
Hosted by Chadd Rupp-- As always, I will do my best to provide everyone with a chance to play, but remember that there is limited time and no promises on when I can put you up. I know everyone is anxious to play, so am I. I will limit my time on stage so that you might have more. For the rest of our little community of blues music appreciators, I can't wait to see your faces! Much love and I'll see you all there!
Oct 22, '21October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021 –Walters Cultural Arts Center527 East Main StWCACHillsboro, OR
Grammy-nominated Guy Davis has spent his musical life carrying his message of blues around the world, from the Equator to the Arctic Circle, earning him the title “An Ambassador of the Blues.” Influenced by such artists as Blind Willie Mc Tell, Big Bill Broonzy, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Babatunde Olatunji, and the legendary Sonny Terry, his reverence for the music of the blues masters who’ve gone before him is evident in every album and concert he’s performed. His career spans 27 years and with his newest release and 14th album, Be Ready When I Call You, Davis brings his blend of blues and Americana to bear the stories of life in our world today with poignant reflections on conflict, prejudice, heartbreak, and separation expertly woven through lyric and melody. Join us for an evening with this critically acclaimed songwriter and musical storyteller whose well-traveled voice moves and inspires the spirit and soul. Tickets: $16 advance / $20 day-of-show
October 22, 2021 –The Echo Theater1515 SE 37th Aveportland, OR 97214
CBA and Querencia Dance Productions cosponsor a dark cabaret featuring burlesque/cabaret acts to LIVE music provided by LaRhonda Steele Band.
Performances by: Dahlia Kash, Kizmyastrid, Viper, Bee Bee Sanchez, featuring Nox Falls
Tickets $20/25, $40 VIP front row table seats. Size positive, accessible seating/entry. Costumes, other finery encouraged - dress however you dare! Masks required. Social distanced max cap 80. Proof of vax/neg Covid Test required.
- Oct 23, '21October 23, 2021