Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration returns June 17-20

Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay After a year's break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration is back in the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, Washington. The festivities start on Thursday, June 17, and end on Sunday, June 20. This year's schedule has been scaled back due to ongoing safety concerns from COVID, … Continue reading Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration returns June 17-20

Summer 2021 Christian music events in New England

Britt Nicole on stage at The Soulfest: Christian Music Festival in Gilford, New Hampshire (photo by Cheryl Landes) Three Christian music events will be held in New England this summer: two music festivals in New Hampshire and a music series in Massachusetts. 2021 Hampton Beach Christian Music Festival in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire The 2021 … Continue reading Summer 2021 Christian music events in New England

Live music at a country junk market in Minnesota on June 12

Photo credit: Old Barn Woods and Goods I learned about this event in an email from singer-songwriter Megan Klevan. She's performing at the Pickintoly Country Junk Market in Waltham, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. until noon. In addition to the live music, the market will feature 30 artisans selling handmade or reclaimed … Continue reading Live music at a country junk market in Minnesota on June 12

Free concert at 5th Street Public Market June 13

Featured image by Rebecca Jasso from Pixabay Stop at the 5th Street Alley on Sunday, June 13, to hear a free one-hour concert by the Eugene Symphony. The concert features Conducting Fellow Daniel Cho conducting a brass and percussion ensemble. Seating is first-come, first-served. View the full program. This concert is part of the SymphonyGO! … Continue reading Free concert at 5th Street Public Market June 13

Free Eugene Symphony concert June 20 at Silvan Ridge Winery

Featured image by Rebecca Jasso from Pixabay Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Silvan Ridge Winery's outdoor amphitheater to relax and enjoy a free concert by the Eugene Symphony on Sunday, June 20. The concert features an amplified woodwind quintet: bassoon, clarinet, flute, French horn, and oboe. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The performance … Continue reading Free Eugene Symphony concert June 20 at Silvan Ridge Winery

On Memorial Day, Taps Across America honors those who died in service

Image by Keturah Moller from Pixabay For many, Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start to summer. But to many others, it's a day of remembrance for their family and friends who sacrificed their lives for their country. Taps Across America has remembered them since 2000, and the tradition continues this year. At 3 p.m. … Continue reading On Memorial Day, Taps Across America honors those who died in service

Drive-in films return to the Zidell Yards this spring and summer, along with live music

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

Air Guitar World Championships to resume in August 2022

Air guitarist photo courtesy iStock The annual Air Guitar World Championships attract visitors from around the world to Oulu, Finland, every year. But with the ongoing COVID pandemic and travel restrictions, the organizers decided to postpone the competition until 2022. Despite the delay, "Air guitar will nevertheless be present in August in Oulu," a statement … Continue reading Air Guitar World Championships to resume in August 2022

Third annual Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival May 20-23

In 2021, the Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival celebrates its third anniversary with a stellar lineup of renowned jazz artists. Enjoy 23 outdoor shows over four days at 10 wineries, parks, and other venues throughout the Lake Chelan Wine Valley in Central Washington Thursday-Sunday, May 20-23. Wines produced in the Lake Chelan Wine Valley … Continue reading Third annual Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival May 20-23