Thursday, June 24

Thursday, June 24

Ashland City Band: The Ashland City Band will perform show tunes, marches, standards and other works at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 12 at the Butler Bandshell in Ashland's Lithia Park. Pre-concert shows begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call 541-245-9494.

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer: Béla Fleck (banjo), Zakir Hussain (tabla) and Edgar Meyer (bass) will blend the genres of classical, bluegrass and world music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Britt Amphitheater in Jacksonville. Jazz group the Brubeck Brothers Quartet will open the show. Reserved seating is $39, lawn seating costs $23, $18 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating is available at $156 for four people. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

Friday, June 25

The grant & Matheny duo: The Siskiyou Institute will present pianist Darrell Grant and fluglehorn player Dmitri Matheny at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the Old Siskiyou Barn in Ashland. Call 541-488-3869 or e-mail info@siskiyouinstitute.com for more information. See story, Page 5.

firesign theatre: Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman and Phil Proctor — "the favorite comics of the rock age," according to Life magazine — will present their surrealistic adventures at 8 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the Center Stage Theatre on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets cost $35 and are available at www.firesigntheatre.com. See story, Page 7.

pink martini: The Portland-based ensemble will perform its rollicking multicultural repertoire at 8 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Britt Festivals in Jacksonville. Reserved seating is $49, lawn seating costs $29, $22 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating is available at $196 for four people. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

Saturday, June 26

Jewel and Radney Foster: Country music artists Radney Foster and Jewel will perform Saturday, June 26, at the Britt Amphitheater in Jacksonville. Foster will open the show at 7:30 p.m. Jewel will headline. Reserved seating is $50, lawn seating costs $26, $20 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating is available at $200 for four people.

American Band college: Two 110-member bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at the Walter A. Philips Field at Ashland High School, 205 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. See story, Page 3.

Sunday, June 27

Brandi Carlile and Dave Barnes: Alternative country artist Brandi Carlile will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the Britt Amphitheater in Jacksonville. Country singer and songwriter Dave Barnes will open the show. Reserved seating is $35, lawn seating costs $23, $18 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating is available at $140 for four people.

Monday, June 28

Joe Nichols: Country music artist Joe Nichols will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the Britt Amphitheater in Jacksonville. Reserved seating is $42, lawn seating costs $29, $20 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating is available at $168 for four people.

Thursday, July 1

STEVE EARLE AND THE CAROLINA cHOCOLATE dROPS: Steve Earle, the "hardcoe troubadour" known for his rock and country music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. See story, Page 6.

Ashland City Band: The Ashland City Band will perform show tunes, marches, standards and other works at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 12 at the Butler Bandshell in Ashland's Lithia Park. Preconcert shows begin at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission. Call 541-245-9494.

Friday, July 2

The Black Crowes and the Truth & Salvage Company: American rock 'n' roll band The Black Crowes will present its mix of rock, funkadelic soul, blues, gospel and roots at 7 p.m. Friday, July 2, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. Rock band The Truth & Salvage Company will open the show. Reserved seating is $61, lawn seating costs $39, $27 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating is available at $244 for four people.

pete herzog: The blues guitarist will present "Steel Guitar," his original one-man blues opera, at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Headwaters Gallery, 84 Fourth St., Ashland, and Friday, July 9, at Tom's Guitar Warehouse, 1103 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The blues opera spotlights about 20 pf Herzog's original songs that link the story of a guitar, a love story and a search for happiness. Admission to the shows will be $5. Call 541-772-1994 to reach Tom's Guitar Warehouse, 541-878-2683 to reach Herzog or visit www.peteherzogmusic.com.

Saturday, July 3

taj mahal and the karen Lovely band: Blues composer and artist Taj Mahal will present his mix of original material and vintage tunes at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. Karen Lovely and her group took second place earlier this year at the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis. Reserved seating is $42, lawn seating costs $25, $16 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating is sold out. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

Sunday, July 4

ashland city band fourth of july concert: The Ashland City Band, under the direction of Don Bieghler, will present its traditional Independence Day Concert at at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at the Butler Bandshell in Ashland's Lithia Park. There will be an introduction by Ashland's Mayor John Stromberg and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. The concert will be followed by live music by singer and songwriter Gene Burnett, folk artists Kat del Rio and Friends, Celtic rock band Brother and Heather Hutton and Friends. Call 541-482-3486 for more information.

Tuesday, July 6

Jefferson Classical Guitar Society: The classical guitar society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Performers range from student and amateur players to seasoned professionals. Classical music, along with music from many regions of the world including ethnic folk, flamenco, ragtime, jazz and original work by local composers will be played. Admission is $5, free for children under 12 and accompanied by an adult. Call 541-552-9515 or 541-776-2315.