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Dec
3
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Best Cellar

Now that things are opening up we have scheduled Best Cellars for this year.  We will add details of performers as they are confirmed.

The best Cellar is a once-a-month evening of acoustic music. Admission is “pay what you will,” and kids are free. Cookies and coffee are available. Located in the cellar of the Methodist Church on 11th and Monroe, in Corvallis. For more information, or to join the volunteer team, contact Mark Weiss at mjweiss@cmug.com

Dec
19
Sun
The Fire’s Very Scottish Christmas @ Whiteside Theatre
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


This December,The Fire presents their new show titled The Fire’s Very Scottish Christmas. Prepare to be inspired as California’s favorite Scottish music trio joins forces with both Scottish and Irish dancers for an extraordinary performance. This unprecedented collaboration features Scotland’s visually dynamic highland dance in step with the powerful rhythms of Ireland. The Fire’s signature brand of dazzling virtuosity delivers an unforgettable experience as the band leads listeners through an evening of classic Christmas carols and lively dance tunes.

Enjoy David Brewer’s unparalleled mastery of the Great Highland Bagpipe, Corvallis’s own Rebecca Lomnicky’s internationally awarded Scottish fiddling, and Adam Hendey’s warm-emotive voice over a lush foundation of guitar and reed organ. The Fire’s Very Scottish Christmas marks the band’s vocal debut, showcasing seasonal folk ballads dating back to the 1300s alongside beloved holiday favorites.

Audience members are invited into The Fire’s celebration of Christmas through the participatory tradition of seasonal song. Ring in the holiday season with yuletide cheer, and join us for The Fire’s Very Scottish Christmas.

Attendance is limited to 300 so get tickets early!

See COVID requirements: https://www.whitesidetheatre.org

Jan
19
Wed
Valerie June – American Strings @ Online
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Valerie JuneValerie June

Get cozy in your living room, turn up your speakers or headphones and spend an intimate evening getting to know better the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Valerie June. We hope you’ll join us for another presentation of American Strings on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m.

Hosted by OSU Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts Bob Santelli, the American Strings series brings in successful artists from a variety of genres for a night of conversation and live performance.

Valerie June’s unique sound encompasses folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass music. “Call Me a Fool,” a song from her recent album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers is currently nominated for a GRAMMY for Best American Roots Song. With her spellbinding vocals and infectious sense of wonder, Valerie June gently eases the listener into a charmed state of mind, one that quickly restores a powerful feeling of joyful possibility. More on Valerie June

Registration is required to view the free program.

Register Here

Jan
20
Thu
POSTPONED – Metalachi @ Whiteside Theatre
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This concert has been postponed
New date to be announced

MetalachiMetalachi

” A perfect merging of Metal and Mariachi ”

– HOWARD STERN

Metalachi roll metal and mariachi music together into a big zesty burrito with just the right amount of heat. Like the most garish ’80s glam bands, they don painted faces and wigs; they just top ‘em off with sombreros, and sometimes fancy polyester too. The shtick works because the guys are skilled mariachis, especially their horn and violin players, who attack their solos like Speedy Gonzalez meets Slash. They built a following playing Skinny’s in NoHo, but the band always made the most sense on the Strip. In fact, they should really get a residency at El Compadre across the street from Guitar Center. Their renditions of Dio’s “Rainbow in the Dark,” Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” and Guns n’ Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” would go over muy bueno with some flaming margaritas.
— Lina Lecaro  LA Weekly

See COVID requirements: https://www.whitesidetheatre.org

Jan
28
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Best Cellar

Now that things are opening up we have scheduled Best Cellars for this year.  We will add details of performers as they are confirmed.

The best Cellar is a once-a-month evening of acoustic music. Admission is “pay what you will,” and kids are free. Cookies and coffee are available. Located in the cellar of the Methodist Church on 11th and Monroe, in Corvallis. For more information, or to join the volunteer team, contact Mark Weiss at mjweiss@cmug.com

Feb
3
Thu
Songwriters in the Round @ Community Hall 303 (formerly Benton Hall)
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Songwriters in the Round

Open to all community members.

Feb
17
Thu
Songwriters in the Round @ Community Hall 303 (formerly Benton Hall)
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Songwriters in the Round

Open to all community members.

Feb
18
Fri
Robin and Linda Williams @ Whiteside Theatre
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Robin and Linda Williams

Robin & Linda WilliamsFor more than four decades now, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism.” Today some might call it “Americana,” but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format.As live performers, they are second to none. Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. But as gifted songwriters Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor, the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. As The Washington Post put it, “The Williamses are able to sum up a life in a few details with moving completeness.” The list of artists who have covered their original songs include some of the greats of country music, names like Emmy Lou Harris, Tom T.Hall, George Hamilton IV, Tim & Mollie O’Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea and The Seldom Scene. One of their most requested songs, “Don’t Let Me Come a Stranger,” has been recorded by the well-known Irish singer, Mary Black.

Save $2 with promo code CFS

Attendance is limited to 300 so get tickets early!

See COVID requirements: https://www.whitesidetheatre.org

Feb
25
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Best Cellar

Now that things are opening up we have scheduled Best Cellars for this year.  We will add details of performers as they are confirmed.

The best Cellar is a once-a-month evening of acoustic music. Admission is “pay what you will,” and kids are free. Cookies and coffee are available. Located in the cellar of the Methodist Church on 11th and Monroe, in Corvallis. For more information, or to join the volunteer team, contact Mark Weiss at mjweiss@cmug.com

Mar
1
Tue
Songwriters in the Round @ Community Hall 303 (formerly Benton Hall)
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Songwriters in the Round

Open to all community members.

Mar
8
Tue
RESCHEDULED – The Wailin’ Jennys @ Whiteside Theatre
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 8, 2022

The Wailin’ Jennys

Wailin JennysOne of today’s most respected folk groups, The Wailin’ Jennys are touring for their most recent release, Fifteen. This long-awaited follow-up to Bright Morning Stars finds the trio bringing their passion and stellar musicianship to a carefully curated collection of some of their favorite songs, including tracks by Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton. For members Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse, Fifteen celebrates a 15-year musical partnership that has created three award-winning, Billboard-charting studio albums and one magical live recording and brought them a loyal worldwide fanbase. Steeped in the artistry and elegance that has defined their career, Fifteen presents The Wailin’ Jennys at their very best. Produced by The Wailin’ Jennys and engineered by Joby Baker, the album also features additional musicians Richard Moody (Ruth’s brother), Sam Howard, Adrian Dolan and Adam Dobres. Highlights include their moving interpretation of Emmylou Harris’s “Boulder to Birmingham,” their update of Paul Simon’s “Loves Me Like a Rock” (from a women’s point of view) and songs by Jane Siberry, Warren Zevon and Patty Griffin. There’s also a gorgeous full-band acoustic version of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.” They also do an achingly beautiful a cappella version of Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” that resonates as a call to hope in these troubled political times.

NPR wrote of their last Newport Folk Fest appearance, “The Wailin’ Jennys are more than just impeccable bluegrass harmonizers; they’re also terrific bandleaders who give their traditional roots music a sense of real reverence.” It’s this respect for their craft, as well as the Wailin’ Jennys heartfelt, impeccable vocal performances, that has cemented the trio’s reputation in folk and roots music circles.

Mar
25
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Best Cellar

Now that things are opening up we have scheduled Best Cellars for this year.  We will add details of performers as they are confirmed.

The best Cellar is a once-a-month evening of acoustic music. Admission is “pay what you will,” and kids are free. Cookies and coffee are available. Located in the cellar of the Methodist Church on 11th and Monroe, in Corvallis. For more information, or to join the volunteer team, contact Mark Weiss at mjweiss@cmug.com

Apr
10
Sun
Golden Bough @ Whiteside Theatre
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Golden Bough

Golden BoughRooted in the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Spanish Galicia), Golden Bough has become a popular and in-demand group on both sides of the Atlantic. Since their formation in 1980, this trio of modern day minstrels has traveled great distances to numerous countries, to bring their music to enthusiastic folk fans the world over.Backing themselves on an array of acoustic instruments; Celtic harp, guitar, octave-mandolin, mandolin, accordion, violin, penny-whistleand bodhran, they blend their voices in the pristine harmonies that have become a Golden Bough trademark. To date they have released over 30 recordings. In the recording studio, as well as on stage, Golden Bough captures the essence and joy of traditional music.

Save $2 with promo code CFS

Attendance is limited to 300 so get tickets early!

See COVID requirements: https://www.whitesidetheatre.org

Apr
29
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Best Cellar

Now that things are opening up we have scheduled Best Cellars for this year.  We will add details of performers as they are confirmed.

The best Cellar is a once-a-month evening of acoustic music. Admission is “pay what you will,” and kids are free. Cookies and coffee are available. Located in the cellar of the Methodist Church on 11th and Monroe, in Corvallis. For more information, or to join the volunteer team, contact Mark Weiss at mjweiss@cmug.com

May
7
Sat
Buffalo Romeo Album Release @ Troubadour Music Center
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Buffalo Romeo album coverBuffalo Romeo Album Release

Oregon-born wunderkind musician Keenan Dorn teams with his award-winning singing-songwriting great uncle Lea Jones in this eight-year-running Americana duo.

WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM pushes the boundaries of Americana music, featuring expanded studio versions of Buffalo Romeo’s crowd-pleasing original, folk, country, and rock tunes.

“I can’t recommend this album more highly. The production is flawless, with some of the tastiest solo guitar work you will hear in any studio environment. The lyrics here would feel perfectly at home on writers like John Prine, Lyle Lovett, or John Hiatt.”
-Patric J. Miller, Emmy Award winning producer/composer

“For eight years, this multigenerational Eugene duo has shaped an ever-expanding canvas, freeing, at last, their full-length bow, Where The Buffalo Roam. Tip your hats, gents: masterful craftsmanship, meaty sounds, clear skies forever.”
-Cory Frye, Mid Valley Noise

“With whip-smart lyrics & fingers flying over the frets, these two virtuosi are sure to thrill concert audiences…”
-The Register-Guard, Eugene, OR