Blues Event Calendar for Portland Oregon, and the surrounding areas.
The week's events
- Aug 25, '19August 25, 2019Johnny Wheels & the Swamp Donkeys Journey to Memphis Fundraiser
August 25, 2019 –
Lisa Mann, Nikki Jones, Timothy James, Billy D and the Hoodoos, Ben Rice, Karen Lovely, Rae Gordon, Michael Osborn, $20 cash at the door.Pat Stilwell BandSteve CheseboroughBayou Boyz with Dan BerkeryKevin Selfe Blues Jam
- Aug 26, '19August 26, 2019Soulmates Feat. Jarrod Lawson And Jay ”Bird” Koder
August 26, 2019 –Bayou Boyz with Jimmy Russell
- Aug 27, '19August 27, 2019Vinyl Tap Blues Jam w/Melanie Owen & Joseph Barton
August 27, 2019 –
- Aug 28, '19August 28, 2019Billy D.Doug Rowell's Flying Guitar Circus w/guest Timothy James
August 28, 2019 –
$3Fenix Rising w/guest Melanie Roy
August 28, 2019 –Norman Sylvester BandSoul Cookin' w/Lloyd Jones
- Aug 29, '19August 29, 2019Curtis Salgado/Alan HagerBilly D.Chance Hayden
August 29, 2019 –
Guitarist, composer, arranger and producer Chance Hayden has sustained an active presence throughout Portland, Oregon since 2005. His talent continuously extends to diverse acclaimed artists such as Darrell Grant, Farnell Newton, Andy Stokes, Lindsey Webster, Maimouna Youssef and Mycle Wastman. Hayden garnered international exposure touring throughout fifteen countries alongside Jarrod Lawson, highlights involving Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival, Japan’s Billboard Live and an exclusive birthday celebration for Stevie Wonder.
Hayden’s talent as a composer has charted through his self-released debut, The Family Tree, from which multiple songs appeared within the acclaimed BET television series Being Mary Jane and Sony Pictures' #1 box office film The Perfect Guy. Furthermore, Hayden's musicality is known through an ongoing video series, Peace House Sessions, in which he has produced celebrated artists including Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri and former backup singer to Prince, Liv Warfield.
As a Portland State University Jazz Studies graduate, Hayden's guitar stylings are well informed through the jazz tradition while equally matched with influence of funky rhythm players a la Curtis Mayfield and Cornell Dupree to story-telling bluesmen such as B.B. King and Johnny Guitar Watson. Hayden's sophomore album and label debut, Get Somethin' (Ropeadope / Atlanta Records), forwards his authentic approach in the jazz-funk idiom.Dave Roberts Westside Blues Jam
August 29, 2019 –Steve CheseboroughChadd Rupp 1-4-5 Blues Party
- Aug 30, '19August 30, 2019JT Wise BandRae Gordon Band
August 30, 2019 –The Vault at Gastro Mania (was O'Connors)7850 SW Capital Hwy.VGOCPortland, OR 97219Sonny HessBrian Flynn (will be rescheduled)Curtis Salgado BandNorman Sylvester BandRob Larkin & Ronnie Carrier
August 30, 2019 –
$5 at the door | 100% of the door always goes to the band!
Bandmates Rob Larkin and Ronnie Carrier join forces for a potent blend of their distinctive styles, featuring rich vocal harmonies, captivating lyrics, and bluesy lead guitar.
Rob Larkin brings a fresh, edgy twist to vintage bluesy rock, flavored with funky soul and sweet Americana. Deeply influenced by the soulful vibe of 70s music, Rob’s songs blend earthy grooves, sweet harmonies, and catchy hooks.
Known for literary lyrics, captivating melodies, and a voice of humble power, Ronnie Carrier is a songwriting star rising up in the West. She cleverly crafts narratives through music with influences varying from soul to folk to southwestern rock.
Ronnie is steeped in the music scene of the Pacific Northwest, and has performed at music festivals including NW Folklife Festival in Seattle, WA and Portland's Folk Festival., as well as prominent Portland music venues.
- Aug 31, '19August 31, 2019Bottleneck Blues BandKevin Selfe DuoLouis and the Geezer(s)Adam ScarmstadToo Slim & The Taildraggers
August 31, 2019 –
A full night of original Blues-Rock by Too Slim & The Taildraggers, featuring songs from their latest recording 'High Desert Heat', which was nominated this year for a Blues Music Award for 'Best Album'Norman Sylvester BandTracey Fordice BandBen Rice BandCurtis Salgado BandLloyd Jones Struggle -"Live CD Release"
August 31, 2019 –The Garages4830 SW Western AveGARBeaverton,
"After 30 years of touring and recording with this band, a precious cassette "Live At The Emperor's Chambers" came to light
just as best friend, keyboard player, genius music director/ arranger Glenn Holstrom was about to succumb to cancer.
Though Glenn and Bobby "Housewine" Roden have passed, their brilliance lives on vividly this night.
It has been my honor and pleasure to work with such a punishing band! Makes me smile to hear these cats stretching out on these tunes.
I think you'll smile too.
Please join us in this celebration and take home this treasure.Rose City Kings
August 31, 2019 –
Advance tickets $10 at tickettomato.com
Door Price: $15.00 (Only available if the venue is not at capacity)
This is an exciting collection of some of the top musicians in Portland, each capable of handling the spotlight on their own, but collectively bring a moving and passionate show that will leave you wanting more.
~Cascade Blues Association
About Rose City Kings
Established in Portland, OR in 2002, Rose City Kings is a well respected musical ensemble in the Pacific NW. They have performed seven times at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival (the second largest in the nation) and at some of the premier West Coast Blues venues such as Biscuit & Blues (San Francisco), Cafe Boogaloo (Los Angeles), Torch Club (Sacramento) and Highway 99 (Seattle).
Rose City Kings has received Real Blues Magazine’s awards for Best Pacific Northwest Blues Band, Best West Coast Blues/Rock Band. They were the Cascade Blues Association’s Muddy Award winner for Best Contemporary Act 2004 & Best New Act 2003; and were finalists for Best Contemporary Act in 2007 & 2008.