Thursday, July 1

Thursday, July 1

STEVE EARLE AND THE CAROLINA cHOCOLATE dROPS: Steve Earle, the "hardcore troubadour" known for his rock and alternative country music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. Reserved seating is $36, lawn seating costs $25, $20 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating is available at $144 for four people. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

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. Free. 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. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

pete herzog: The blues guitarist will present "Steel Guitar," his original one-man blues opera, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Headwaters Gallery, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. The blues opera spotlights about 20 of 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. Ashland blues group The Karen Lovely Band will open the show. Karen Lovely and her group took second place earlier this year at the International Blues Challenge 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 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at the Butler Bandshell in Ashland's Lithia Park. There will be an introduction by Ashland 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.

American Band college: Two 110-member bands composed of high school, middle school and college band directors will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at the Walter A. Philips Field at Ashland High School, 205 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The show is the culmination of a session of music clinics and rehearsals held in cooperation with the Sam Houston State University in Texas at Ashland High School. Many of the young musicians are fulfilling requirements for master's in band direction. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $13 for seniors, free for ages younger than 12 and are available online at www.bandworld.org or at Cripple Creek Music Co., 353 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-535-3562.

Thursday, July 8

court yard hounds: Featuring Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks, Court Yard Hounds will perform bluegrass, folk and rock at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. Reserved seating is $42, lawn seating costs $29, $20 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating for four costs $168. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

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. Free. Call 541-245-9494.

Saturday, July 10

beacon hill blues festival: The second annual Beacon Hill festival, featuring live blues by The Rhythm Kings, Broadway Phil and the Shouters, the Main Street Blues Band and Pete Herzog, will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10. Food, beverages and vendors will be available. Visit www.ashlandblues.org for information and directions.

Sunday, July 11

Ballet of Oregon: The state ballet troupe will present free dance performances at 7 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 1 at the Butler Bandshell in Ashland's Lithia Park. Call 541-488-5340 or visit www.ashlandparksandrec.org for more information.

Eliyahu sills and the quadim ensemble: The group will perform folk songs from the Middle East and North Africa and other world music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The group's newest album, "Eastern Wind," is a collection of songs sung in Arabic, Hebrew, Armenian and Turkish. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 for students. Children ages 12 and younger will be admitted free. Advance tickets are available at the Music Coop, 181 A St., Ashland, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Call 541-488-7716 for more information.

Monday, July 12

southern Oregon repertory singers: The choral group will present its eighth annual "Songs of Shakespeare," a concert of songs and readings of the Bard, at 8 p.m. Monday, July 12, on the Elizabethan Stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The concert will feature a premiere of a new work by SORS' composer-in-residence Craig Kingsbury, along with new compositions by Martha Sullivan. Other highlights will include works by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Matthew Harris. Tickets cost $18, $5 for students with valid identification and are available at Paddington Station, 125 E. Main St., and Music Coop, 181 A St., in Ashland and Grocery Outlet, 35 E. Stewart Ave., Medford. Call 541-552-0900 or visit www.repsingers.org for information.

Friday, July 16

barenaked ladies and angel taylor: The four-piece, Canada-based, alternative rock band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 16, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. The band just released its 11th album, titled "All in Good Time." Singer and songwriter Angel Taylor, in support of her debut album titled "Love Travels," will open the show. Reserved seating is $68, lawn seating costs $42, $29 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating for four costs $272. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

Saturday, July 17

bluegrass festival: Live bluegrass bands will perform from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Trout Pavilion at Lake Selmac. To get there, follow Highway 199 south from Grants Pass toward Selma, turn left at Lakeshore Drive and follow the signs. Admission is $10, free for ages 12 and younger. No dogs or alcohol allowed. Call 541-592-3326 for information.

the new pornographers, the dodos and imaad Wasif: Indie rock bands The New Pornographers and The Dodos, along with singer-songwriter Imaad Wasif will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. Reserved seating is $27, lawn seating costs $23, $19 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating for four costs $108. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

Sunday, July 18

the rhythm devils: Featuring Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and percussionist Mickey Hart, along with Keller Williams and Davy Knowles on guitars, Andy Hess on bass and Sikiru Adepoju on talking drum, The Rhythm Devils' polyrhythmic music explores the world of percussion. The show will start at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. Reserved seating is $41, lawn seating costs $27, $19 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating for four costs $164. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

Wednesday, July 28

Jen Ambrose: The Rogue Valley-based singer-songwriter will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, in the Bear Creek Amphitheater at Bear Creek Park on Siskiyou Boulevard in Medford. The outdoor concert is part of the State Farm Summer Concert Series. Admission is free. Blankets, lawn chairs and umbrellas are allowed, but do not obstruct the view of others.

Wednesday, Aug. 4

One hORSE sHY: The Ashland-based alternative country band will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, in the Bear Creek Amphitheater at Bear Creek Park on Siskiyou Boulevard in Medford. The outdoor concert is part of the State Farm Summer Concert Series. Admission is free. Blankets, lawn chairs and umbrellas are allowed, but do not obstruct the view of others.

Saturday, Aug. 7

OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS: The group will hold its monthly jam from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Fruitdale Grange, 960 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass. Acoustic musicians of all ages may sign up to play, and there will be dancing. Admission is by donation. Call 541-840-2156.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

ToUs: The pop and rock band ToUs will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, in the Bear Creek Amphitheater at Bear Creek Park on Siskiyou Boulevard in Medford. The outdoor concert is part of the State Farm Summer Concert Series. Admission is free. Blankets, lawn chairs and umbrellas are allowed, but do not obstruct the view of others.