TEAMSTERS AND TURTLES TOGETHER AT LAST! A POST OREGON COUNTRY FAIR CONCERT with a full plate of songwritin’ and social rabblerousin’. Longtime OCF performers Anne Feeney, the agent provocateur and labor singer; environmental cowboy Dana Lyons, storyteller Chris Chandler and guitarslinger Paul Benoit, as well as Amy Sue Berlin and Dana Louise. Sunday, July 19, at 8 pm at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Tickets are $15, available at albertarosetheatre.com or call the box office at 503.719.7784. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
BROTHERS OF THE BALADI W/ BELLY DANCER JEWELS perform Sunday July 12, 7 pm at Vie de Boheme, 1530 SE 7th Ave. Tickets are $5 at the door. It’s dancer Jewels’ birthday and the current band line-up includes Clark Salisbury on oud, Turkish saz and guitar, bassist J. Michael Kearsey, Michael Beach on percussion, and drummer Charles Pike. www.baladi.com.
OREGON MUSIC HALL OF FAME announces the 2015 inductees Tuesday, July 14, 5:30 pm at Tony Starlights, 1125 SE Madison St. This year’s Induction Ceremony is Saturday, October 10 at the Aladdin Theater. OMHOF was formed in 2003 to promote and preserve musical arts in Oregon and has been in the forefront of fundraising for, and implementing music education in schools without existing music programs. For the list of this year’s inductees, see www.omhof.org.
THE UNIT SOUZOU DRUMMERS perform free for Summer Arts On Main Street Noontime Concerts, Wednesday, July 15. Unit Souzou (pronounced “sohzoh”) is a Portland professional taiko company known for a fusion of taiko and Japanese folk dance. www.unitsouzou.com. Other concerts: July 22, Pendulum Aerial Arts; July 29, Marti Mendenhall; August 5, Hot Club of Hawthorne; August 12, JT Wise Band and August 26, The Beat Goes On Marching Band. The program includes children’s activities and outdoor booths with artisans selling handmade crafts 11 am – 2 pm during July and August.
THE EVER ORIGINAL RICKIE LEE JONES is in concert July 22 at 8 pm in the Aladdin Theater, 2701 SE Milwaukie Ave. Her new album, The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, where Jones lives on the opposite side of the street made famous by Tennesse Williams. She says the recording is “made of my imagination, and whatever else that has no words, using the clay of this place and the shapes of my eyes to form some kind of picture of my life, or my heart.” Buy a ticket and get a free download code for the new album too. www.aladdin-theater.com