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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
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
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

Jun
7
Tue
True Life Trio @ Troubadour Music Center
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

True Life TrioTrue Life Trio

On tour from the SF Bay Area, True Life Trio is excited to be back in Corvallis. TLT’s music takes listeners on a borderless journey through the villages of Ukraine, the mountains of Bulgaria and Louisiana’s Cajun country, showcasing the beauty, power and diversity of vocally driven folk music from Eastern Europe and North America. True Life Trio honors these traditions while adding their own unique spin via innovative arrangements and folk-inspired compositions, dazzling audiences with fiery and supple vocals. The trio’s collaboration was forged in the acclaimed Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble.

Jun
10
Fri
Jordan Tice w/Tatiana Hargreaves & Allison Degroot @ Whiteside Theatre
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jordan Tice w/Tatiana Hargreaves & Allison Degroot

Jordan, Tatiana, AllisonJordan Tice is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who combines witty, well-crafted songs with deft fingerstyle and flatpick guitar playing. His performances have been compared to those of legends like Leo Kottke, John Hartford, and David Bromberg for their mix of virtuosity and playfulness and his songs have been compared to those of writers, Bob Dylan and John Prine for their humor, introspection and philosophical nature.
His 5th record, Motivational Speakeasy, released last September, features only Jordan, his voice and his guitar. It was produced by Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids and has been garnering rave reviews from outlets such as NPR Music, PopMatters, American Songwriter, and No Depression. From the classic Mississippi John Hurt style melodic blues of “Matter of Time” and “Goin on Down”, to the dissonant Tom Waits-like shuffle of “Creation’s Done” to the philosophical early Dylanesque chatter of “Walkin'” and “Where I’m At”, Tice spins his influences into a variety of highly personal, well-crafted songs. In addition, the album contains 3 instrumental tracks where Tice showcases his narrative guitar-playing and composing with performances that range from British Isles inspired whistlefulness (“Stratford Waltz”) to quirky ragtime (“Bachelorette Party”, “Ghost Story”).
Folk fans might recognize Jordan Tice as a member of the instrumental bluegrass supergroup, Hawktail as well as his sideman work with many other artists in the folk/bluegrass genre such as Dave Rawlings, Andrew Marlin (Mandolin Orange), Yola, Tony Trischka, and comedian Steve Martin.

Traditional music is not static; it shifts with the times, uncovering new meanings in old words, new ways of talking about the communal pathways that led us to where we are today. For master musicians Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, traditional banjo and fiddle music is a way to interpret our uncertain times, to draw artistic inspiration and power from the sources of meaning in their lives. History, family, literature, live performance, and environmental instability all manifest in the sounds, feelings, and sensations that permeate their music. Their 2022 sophomore album, Hurricane Clarice is a direct infusion of centuries of matrilineal folk wisdom, a fiery breath of apocalyptic energy.

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves are both leaders in the young generation of roots musicians, de Groot being known for intricate clawhammer banjo work with Bruce Molsky, and Hargreaves bringing powerhouse fiddling to the stage with Laurie Lewis and David Rawlings in addition to teaching bluegrass fiddle at UNC-Chapel Hill. Their first self-titled album released in 2019 garnered attention from CBC Q, Paste Magazine and Rolling Stone Country, earning the duo the Independent Music Awards “Best Bluegrass Album” and a nomination from IBMA for “Best Liner Notes of the Year.” The duo has been booked at festivals and venues such as Newport Folk Festival, Savannah Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC, and Red Wing Roots Music Festival. Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves create a sound that is adventurous, masterful, and original, as they expand on the eccentricities of old songs, while never losing sight of what makes them endure.

Hurricane Clarice video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QzPI7Q5h04

I Would Not Live Always video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f1M2owWaPI

Save $2 with promo code CFS

Attendance is limited to 300 so get tickets early!

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

Jun
24
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Jun 24 @ 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