Royal Room Staycation Festival brings the music to you

The Royal Room is closed because of the coronavirus, but that isn't stopping this venue in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood from bringing live music to the world. Throughout 2020, they're hosting The Staycation Online Festival with the help of The South Hudson Music Project and Live Concerts Stream. These free shows are livestreamed from The … Continue reading Royal Room Staycation Festival brings the music to you

Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

The view of the curtain at a previous performance of The Nutcracker by the Eugene Ballet in the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Eugene Ballet, founded in 1978, is the largest touring ballet company in the nation. During the holidays, they … Continue reading Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

BirdFest & Bluegrass celebrates the sandhill crane migration October 2-3

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

Watch the 2020 Moisture Festival from home

The Moisture Festival, the world's largest celebration of comedy, varietè, and vaudeville, usually comes to Seattle in the spring. But this year, because of restrictions from holding large events due to the coronavirus, the festival moved online. The festival features highly skilled performance, where the imagination is the limit. Shows are mixed with bizarre talent … Continue reading Watch the 2020 Moisture Festival from home

Watch concerts from the Couch By Couch West music festival

When the 2020 SXSW festival cancelled in Austin because of the panedmic, Alex Garnett went to work to produce a concert experience as close as possible to the big festival online. He called it Couch By Couch West (CXCW for short) and welcomed bands and vocalists to record their shows from the Triceratops Room, his … Continue reading Watch concerts from the Couch By Couch West music festival

2020 Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair online September 12

The annual Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair, which is usually held in Vancouver, Washington, will be broadcast virtually this year because of the COVID outbreak. Visit exhibitor booths, watch live music and re-enactments, and go on a scavenger hunt. The event will be broadcast live from the Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair Facebook page 9 … Continue reading 2020 Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair online September 12

Olympic Music Festival hosts 2020 Virtual Salon Concerts

The Olympic Music Festival usually has a summer concert series in Port Townsend, Washington, but COVID-19 changed the schedule this year. Instead, classical music fans can watch its 2020 Virtual Salon Concerts on the Olympic Music Festival's home page and YouTube channel. New concerts will be streamed through September 6, and the recordings will be … Continue reading Olympic Music Festival hosts 2020 Virtual Salon Concerts

Watch concerts from your car at Car Tunes PDX in August and September

Update, August 24, 2020: I received an email tonight from Ticket Tomato that Car Tunes PDX has been postponed until summer 2021. See my separate post for more details. Car Tunes PDX combines a drive-in movie theater experience with an outdoor summer concert at the Portland International Raceway. Park your car on a grassy field, … Continue reading Watch concerts from your car at Car Tunes PDX in August and September