Free outdoor entertainment begins at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays on the Courtyard Stage, outside the Allen Elizabethan Theatre on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The free shows continue through Oct. 16.

Sept. 20: Samba Heart & Soul — U.S., Caribbean and Brazilian music and dance tribute to Nina Simone.

Sept. 21: Flat 5 Flim Flam — Group performs acoustic swing music.

Sept. 22: Chickspeare — Fast, fun, physical, all female and fully improvised Shakespeare.

Sept. 23: Heiwa Taiko — Older, dynamic and energetic grandmas perform Taiko drumming.

Sept. 24: Chickspeare — Fast, fun, physical, all female and fully improvised Shakespeare.

Sept. 25: Heiwa Taiko — Older, dynamic and energetic grandmas perform Taiko drumming.

Sept. 27: The Hired Hands — Roots country with legendary pedal steel.

Sept. 28: W.H. — Vocal and instrumental quartet performs Shakespeare's sonnets and songs.

Sept. 29: The Curtain Climbers Aerial Dance Company — Ashland-based dance troupe performs using silks, trapeze, rope and lyra.

Sept. 30: W.H. — Vocal and instrumental quartet performs Shakespeare's sonnets and songs.

Oct. 1: Consortium of Asian-American Theaters and Artists — Selections from CAATA ConFest's Pan Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Oct. 2: Eth-Noh-Tec — San Francisco-based company uses precision choreography to tell stories.

Oct. 4: Consortium of Asian-American Theaters and Artists — Selections from CAATA ConFest's Pan Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Oct. 5: Eth-Noh-Tec — San Francisco-based company uses precision choreography to tell stories.

Oct. 6: A Moving Sound — Original music from Taiwan traditional instruments, ethereal vocals and dance.

Oct. 7: Edna Vazquez — Portland-based Latin-American singer-songwriter performs original compositions.

Oct. 8: Supaman — Native-American cultural song and dance mixed with modern day hip-hop music.

Oct. 8: Consortium of Asian-American Theaters and Artists — Selections from CAATA ConFest's Pan Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Oct. 9: Edna Vazquez — Portland-based Latin-American singer-songwriter performs original compositions.

Oct. 9: Supaman — Native-American cultural song and dance mixed with modern day hip-hop music.

Oct. 11: Hamfist — Cowboy and Americana blast Hamfist makes pretty songs purdy.

Oct. 12: Cornflower — Vocalist, live-looper and one-man jam-band.

Oct. 13: NANDA — Acrobaticalist Ninja Theater.

Oct. 14: Dirty Cello — Cello like you've never heard.

Oct. 15: Embodiment Project — Street dance theater, live song, spoken word choreo-poetry.

Oct. 16: NANDA — Acrobaticalist Ninja Theater.