The eighth annual Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival is streaming live from Springfield, Massachusetts, today (August 14). The stream starts at 1 p.m. Eastern time and ends at 10 p.m. (10 a.m.-7 p.m. Pacific). The lineup includes Rev. Sekou, Etienne Charles and Creole Soul, and Claudia Acuña. To launch the stream, go to springfieldjazzfest.com. A … Continue reading Stream the 2021 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival for free today
This weekend, the Waterfront Blues Festival returns to Portland in a new location with limited seating, and only a few tickets are left for Monday, July 5. If you can't make it to the live performances or are not comfortable going to gatherings yet due to COVID-19, don't worry. There are two ways you can … Continue reading Can’t make the Waterfront Blues Festival this year? Stream it!
Featured image by Patrim, via Creative Commons The Gorge Blues & Blues Festival, usually held the last weekend of June in Stevenson, Washington, has cancelled again this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. For updates about plans for 2022, check the Gorge Blues & Blues Festival's Facebook page.
Image by Markus Distelrath from Pixabay The 2021 drive-in film series starts at The Lot at Zidell Yards in Portland on Friday, May 28. The season kicks off with E.T.: The Terrestrial. Live concerts and films will be interspersed throughout the summer, until Tuesday, August 3. Tickets are sold online only. See the full schedule … Continue reading Drive-in films return to the Zidell Yards this spring and summer, along with live music
The Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland is back this year Friday-Sunday, July 2-5, with a few twists because of the continuing COVID pandemic. Instead of being held on the waterfront in downtown Portland, it's moving less than a mile away to The Lot at Zidell Yards and changing its name to Upriver 2021. The festival's … Continue reading Upriver 2021, from the Waterfront Blues Festival, has a new venue in Portland
Shemekia Copeland performs at a previous Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Got the blues from missing the Waterfront Blues Festival this year? Or did you catch the broadcasts but want to relive those moments? Now you can stream the recorded broadcasts from the entire weekend from these locations: Blues Fest … Continue reading Miss the 2020 Waterfront Blues Festival broadcasts? Now you can stream them.
Sandhill cranes (photo by Cheryl Landes) BirdFest & Bluegrass is an annual celebration in Ridgefield, Washington, to welcome the sandhill crane migration to the local wildlife refuge. This year, because of the coronavirus, the festival is moving online on Friday and Saturday, October 2-3. The festival starts with a trivia night at 7 p.m. on … Continue reading BirdFest & Bluegrass celebrates the sandhill crane migration October 2-3
Trombone Shorty on stage at a previous Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes The 2020 Waterfront Blues Festival in downtown Portland, Oregon, cancelled because of COVID-19, but that hasn't stopped the organizers and partner organizations from the Portland metro area from keeping the music alive. There are three ways to join … Continue reading On Independence Day weekend 2020, the Waterfront Blues Festival is coming to you on air and in Portland neighborhoods