So I might celebrate my birthday weekend with some music (surprise, surprise).
Tonight it will be Lauren Sheehan at the Muddy Rudder ... a low key hang in my neighborhood with a fine performer... 8 pm, no cover
But there are more choices out there this evening ...
Tonight kicks off the 17th Annual Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival ... three days of a pretty laid back scene in Esther Short Park ... tonight it's locals Dan Balmer and Mel Brown with their bands followed by the Blind Boys of Alabama ... you can purchase daily tickets or a weekend pass.
Pink Martini has two nights of shows at the Oregon Zoo (Saturday is sold out), closing out this season of Zoo shows ... 7 pm, $35
Pete Krebs & His Portland Playboys will have the swing dancers movin' and groovin' at the Secret Society ... 6 pm, no cover
Continuing in the western swing vein, Petunia & the Vipers are in town at Mississippi Studios ... 9 pm, $12
Swinging to the same beat with slightly different sensibility, The Sportin' Lifers bring their brand of urban swing and jump blues to the Blue Diamond ... 9 pm, no cover
Liam Finn checks into the White Eagle (interesting artist - check him out) ... 9:30 pm, $12
If I head out to music it will be to Jimmy Mak's to hear Devin Phillips premier songs from his latest project, Modern Revival ... 8 pm, $12
Indigo Girls' Amy Ray makes a stop at the Doug Fir supporting her new country CD (which thankfully means you don't have to listen to the entire audience singing along to every song) ... 9 pm, $16
Like tasteful blues harmonica? Then check out Mitch Kashmar at Duff's ... 9 pm, $10
Mary Flower has a new CD and what looks like will be a fine CD release celebration at the Secret Society and my destination ... 7 pm, $10
One more stop on my birthday weekend will be Monday for Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, and Fred Eaglesmith at the Alberta Rose. This is their Portland stop as part of their Roots on the Rails trip up and down the West Coast with a bunch of serious music fans who pay a lot of dough to ride the train and hear some of their favorite artists ... 8 pm, $28
Maybe see ya out and about!