Thursday, July 15

Thursday, July 15

snoop dogG and ice Cube: The award-winning rappers will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Lithia Motors Amphitheater at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. The show is part of Snoop's How the West Was One tour. Tickets cost $39.50 and are available at Badass Coffee and The Bomb Shelter in Medford, Treasure Trove in Grants Pass, Music Coop in Ashland or online at www.jmaxproductions.net.

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 band shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. Pre-concert shows begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call 541-245-9494.

Friday, July 16

Third Day and Kutless: Christian rock band Third Day will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 16, at Lithia Motors Amphitheater at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets and at Evangel bookstores in Medford, Grants Pass and Klamath Falls.

barenaked ladies and angel taylor: The Canada-based pop and rock band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 16, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. 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

Union Creek Music Festival: Rock, blues, Celtic, folk, country and bluegrass music will be presented at a new music festival to be held from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Union Creek Resort along Highway 62, Prospect. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brat sausages, chips and beverages will be available. Admission is $12.50, $9.50 for ages 9 through 16, at the gate. Advance admission is $10, $7 for ages 9 through 16 and available online at www.unioncreekresort.com or by calling 541-360-3565.

Grace and Tranquility — An evening with Eric Alan and gypsy Soul: A creative collaboration of words, images and music by Ashland author and photographer Eric Alan and Jacksonville folk rock duo Gypsy Soul will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at EdenVale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford. Call 541-512-2955. See story, Page 3.

the new pornographers, the dodos and imaad Wasif: Led by frontman Carl Newman, The New Pornographers is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. San Francsico rock band The Dodos and singer and songwriter Imaad Wasif will open the show. 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.

LE CIRQUE CENTRE'S AERIAL THEATRE: Aerial dancers Kari Podgorski of Seattle, Polina Stancheva of Bulgaria and Seanna Sharpe , Rachel Nehmer and Diane Horbacewicz of Ashland will present solo performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Le Cirque Centre, 280 E. Hersey St., Ashland. Tickets cost $12, $10 for students and are available at Le Cirque Centre and Music Coop. Call 541-301-6804 for information. See story, Page 7.

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.

Ballet in the Park: Dance companies Ballet Rogue and Ballet Diane Hyrst will present the annual season of Ballet in the Park with performances at 6:30 p.m. Sundays, July 18 and 25, at the Butler band shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. "Adiagio for Strings," a work for string orchestra by American Sameul Barber, will be choreographed by Eric Hyrst. The piece will feature dancers Kendra Cole and Nick D. Horiates. Admission is free. Call 541-773-5118 or visit www.balletrogue.com.

Tuesday, July 20

the swell season and Black Prairie: The Swell Season features folk rock duo Glen Hansard from the Irish band The Frames and classical pianist and vocalist Marketa Irglova. Hansard and Irglova earned two Grammy nominations and an Oscar win for best original song for their hit single "Falling Slowly" from their 2008 album "Strict Joy." Black Prairie is a string band featuring Chris Funk, Nate Query and Jenny Conlee of the The Decemberists, along with Portland-based musicians Annalisa Tornfelt and Jon Neufeld. Black Prairie's is mostly instrumental and is inspired by bluegrass and old-time music traditions. The show will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. Reserved seating is $33, lawn seating costs $23, $19 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating for four costs $132. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

Wednesday, July 21

hed PE: Also known as (hed) planet earth, the rap and metal band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Main 1 Arts Center at Kids Unlimited, 821 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. Hip hop rappers Kutt Calhoun, Johnny Richter and Slaine also are on the bill. Advance tickets are $20 and are available at Bad Ass Coffee, The Bomb Shelter and Main 1 Arts in Medford, Aedion Board Shop in Ashland, Listen Here and Loose Nut Records and Skate Shop in Grants Pass, Victoria's Station in Merlin or online at www.vibesmain1.com.

Thursday, July 22

Jimmy Cliff and Trevor Hall: Grammy Award-winning ska and reggae singer Jimmy Cliff will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. In March, Cliff was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in New York City. He also is a recipient of Jamaica's Order of Merit for his achievements in the arts. Cliff has more than 25 albums to his credit and has appeared in several films. An album of new material is slated for release later this year. Singer, songwriter and recording artist Trevor Hall will open the show. Reserved seating is $33, lawn seating costs $23, $19 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating for four costs $132. 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. There is no admission. Call 541-245-9494.

Friday, July 23

Jamie Cullum: English pop and jazz singer, songwriter pianist Jamie Cullum will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 23 at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. Cullum's new album, "The Pursuit," was released in March, his third with Universal records. Primarily a jazz musician, Cullum performs a range of styles. His other projects include Golden Globe-nominated songs from John Cusack's film "Grace Is Gone" and Clint Eastwood's film "Gran Torino." Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gin Wigmore will open the show. Reserved seating is $35, lawn seating costs $23, $18 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating for four costs $140. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

Monday, July 26

michael robert: Christian rocker and recording artist Michael Robert will perform at 6 p.m. Monday, July 26, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. Robert has four CDs to his credit, and his newest hit is "Made for Another World." Phil Stacey and Michael Bahn also are on the show's bill. The concert is open to all ages, and admission is a donation of $10 to $20 at the door. Visit http://michaelrobertmusic.com for information.

Wednesday, July 28

Jen Ambrose and The Rock Project: The Rogue Valley-based singer and songwriter and her rock 'n' roll band will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, in the Bear Creek Amphitheater at Bear Creek Park on Siskiyou Boulevard in Medford. Ambrose has three albums to her credit, the newest being "Remembering," released in 2008. 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.

STYX and Steve Poltz: Progressive rock band STYX will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. STYX formed in the early '70s in Chicago and became a virtual arena rock prototype, with hit singles such as "Come Sail Away," "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man" and "Fooling Yourself." It's breakthrough album, "The Grand Illusion," sold triple platinum. Singer and songwriter Steve Poltz of San Diego, Calif., will open the show. Reserved seating is $55, lawn seating costs $33, $28 for ages 12 and younger. Premium lawn seating for four costs $220. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.