Friday, Sept. 17

Friday, Sept. 17

The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet: The Siskiyou Institute will present the Gypsy-jazz quartet at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. The acoustic group plays a variant of Django Reinhardt-inspired music, and composer and lead guitarist Bergara mixes the sounds of Paris with those of his native Argentina. Tickets cost $15, $10 for Institute members and $5 for students. Call 541-488-3869 or e-mail info@siskiyouinstitute.com for reservations.

poetry and music: Kim Rosen of California will present a program of inspirational poetry interwoven with soundscapes at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the Unitarian Center, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Tickets cost $12 in advance and are available at Music Coop in Ashland. Tickets will cost $15 at the door. Rosen will offer a workshop to be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19. Visit www.kimrosen.net for information or call 541-690-6976.

Straight No Chaser: With the new album under its belt, a cappella group Straight No Chaser, is touring across the country and making a stop in Jacksonville at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the Britt Pavilion. See story, Page 5.

Saturday, Sept. 18

sweet adelines: The Southern Oregon Sound Sweet Adelines International will present its annual chorus show, "And All That Jazz," at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Rogue Valley Christian Church, 1440 S. Oakdale Ave, Medford. See story, Page 7.

Jacksonville Jubilee revue: "Echoes of the Past," a musical extravaganza celebrating Jacksonville's 150 years as a city, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Britt Pavilion. The lineup includes Christina Duane, Patti Moran McCoy, Gypsy Soul, Patty Shelton, Butch Martin and the Rogue Valley Riders and Songs of Oregon. Tickets cost $14. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

The oddity faire with primus: The Oddity Faire, a musical freak show with San Francisco rock band Primus, will tour through the Northwest with a show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Lithia Amphitheater, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Visit www.lithiaamp.org for information.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

southern Oregon's Got Talent: Videotaped auditions from various artists around Southern Oregon will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at KidTime!, 226 Ross Lane, Medford. Ten finalists will be chosen for a show to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave. Tickets for the preliminary cost $3 at the door at KidTime! Tickets for the finale cost $15 and are available at the Craterian Theater's box office. Proceeds will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocate, a nonprofit commited to helping foster children. Visit www.jacksoncountycasa.org or www.southernoregons gottalent.com or call 541-840-9973 for information.

joel savoy and jesse lÉge: Cajun fiddler Joel Savoy and accordionist and vocalist Jesse Lége will perform cajun dancehall music from southwest Louisiana at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Call 541-535-7957 for advance tickets.

Friday, Sept. 24

Rogue Valley Symphony: The 70-piece orchestra, led by new music director Martin Majkut, will present a performance featuring pianist Alexander Tutunov at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus. Tickets cost $40 premium, $33 general. All students tickets cost $5. Visit www.rvsymphony.org.

Mercyme: Craterian Performances will present contemporary Christian band MercyMe at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Call 541-779-3000 or visit www.craterian.org for information.

The Nancy King and Steve Christofferson Duo: The Siskiyou Institute will present jazz vocalist Nancy King and pianist Steve Christofferson at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Old Siskiyou Barn in Ashland. The duo has performed standards together since 1978. King was inducted into the Oregon Jazz Society's Hall of Fame in 2001. Tickets cost $20, $15 for members of the institute and $5 for students. Call 541-488-3869 or e-mail info@siskiyouinstitute.com for reservations and directions.

Saturday, Sept. 25

kenny loggins and duo Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett: Singer and songwriter Kenny Loggins will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. Acoustic duo Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett will open the show. Reserved seating costs $59, lawn seating $35, $24 for ages 12 and younger. Premium reserved lawn seating is sold out for this performance. Visit www.brittfest.org or call the box office at 541-773-6077.

Monday, Sept. 27

audra connolly: Acoustic guitarist Audra Connolly will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Connolly is an independent artist based in Boise, Idaho. The show at Paschal Winery is part of her second West Coast tour in support of her debut album, "Dear Friend," released last year. The album is on Connolly's own label, Hole Heart Records. Admission is $5 at the door. Call 541-535-7957.

Saturday, Oct. 2

OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS: The group will hold its monthly jam from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford. Acoustic musicians of all ages may sign up to play, and there will be dancing. Admission is by donation. Call 541-840-2156.