Welcome to AVA’s monthly calendar of events. Take a peek and plan your stay-cation or your next visit to our region. The city’s most notable annual events include historic home tours, outdoor summer concerts and movies under the stars, and the Northwest Art and Air Festival.
*Note for event organizers: If you’d like to have your event listed on the AVA calendar, head over to our contact page and submit your event to us.
Portland, Oregon family friendly music featuring Johnny Clay (The Dimes), Dave Gulick and Nat Johnson (Derby). With stylistic nods to 1970’s era Sesame Street, School House Rock, and “The Point” by Harry Nilsson, Ants Ants Ants recalls the best elements of a fun and fanciful childhood – the thrill of knocking down a tower of blocks; the fun of imagining what your dog is thinking; a make believe world where nocturnal animals meet in the park at night to play games.
Doors open at 2pm, show starts at 3pm
KIDS admission prices: Presale online $5, or at the Door day of $7
ADULTS admission prices: Presale online $10, or at the Door day of $15
Westwood Community Church near Philomath will present the first concert of its 2023 Summer Outdoor Concert Series at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 23, featuring the Cornerstone Gospel Singers.
Cornerstone began singing in 1979 and continues to perform Southern Gospel, inspirational and contemporary music in churches and at festivals, fairs and other events. Gordon and Peggy Kuryluk have been performing for more than 30 years.
No admission will be charged, but an offering for Cornerstone’s ministry will be taken. Seating is limited, so it is suggested attendees bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Westwood Community Church is at 23319 Highway 34 at Greasy Creek Road, approximately 4 miles up the Alsea Highway from Philomath.
Further information is available from Pastor Raymond Mabee, 541-602-5162.
Photo: Calapooia Sunset, Pioneer Park by Mike Moshofersky
Live concerts, food vendors, and fun in Timber Linn Park on Monday nights at 7pm in July. Playing this year:
The event is free, but a $1 donation per person is appreciated.
Visit their website, cityofalbany.net/parks/events, for all the information.
The Corvallis Community Bands presents
2023 Summer Concert Series
Corvallis Central Park, 7:30pm
The Corvallis Community Band presents its Summer Concerts in the Park series each Tuesday evening 7:30-8:30pm from June 20th to August 29th. The concert is free to the public.
This family-friendly series features the Corvallis Community Band. The first concert features Conductor Justin Preece with the theme of Surveying the Sea. The band rehearses from 6:30-7:25pm before each concert and if you wish to join in, bring your band instrument and do so. The concert is from 7:30-8:30pm and is free to the public in front of the gazebo in Central Park in Corvallis. No seats are provided so dress for the weather and bring a blanket or low-backed chairs.
Tue at 7:30PM – 8:30PM
650 Northwest Monroe Avenue
• Tuesday, June 20 – The Sea, conducted by Justin Preece
• June 27 – All Folk Welcome, conducted by Daemon Shane
• July 4th – Celebrate America!, conducted by Jim Martinez
• July 11 – Classic Broadway, conducted by Cheryl Martinez
• July 18 – Children’s Concert, conducted by Steve Matthes
• July 25 – A Summer Concert, conducted by Nathan Boal
• August 1 – Old Fashion Band Concert, conducted by Steve Matthes
• August 8 – Music of the British Isles, conducted by Isaac Andrew
• August 15 – Fantasy & Fantasia, conducted by Mark Tarasawa
• August 22 – Big Band Bash, conducted by John Russell
• August 29 – Movie Magic, conducted by John Russell
Photo: Gorgeous Sunset, Timber Linn Park by Linda Gail Voet
Guitars Under the Stars
37919 Wierich Drive Cheadle Lake, Lebanon OR
Thursday Night Free!
Limited VIP Passes!
An unforgettable musical experience at the Music Experience Camp and Music Festival, where world-renowned artists Greg Howe and Stu Hamm will be headlining the event. From Wednesday to Friday, patrons will have access to exclusive live performances, instructional clinics, and meet and greets with our handpicked camp instructors. On Friday evening, the festival opens to the public, where attendees can enjoy a lineup of talented artists. With a focus on education and entertainment, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for music lovers of all levels.
Harrisburg Summer Sounds concert series
Thursday Nights, Food Trucks open at 5:30pm, Music starts at 6:30pm at Riverfront Park in Harrisburg
Bring a chair or blanket
Photo: “Poppies Near Harrisburg” by Nancy Hunt
Live concerts in Timber Linn Park on Thursday nights at 7pm in July and August; Debbie Gibson on July 20, Spin Doctors on July 27, Home Free on August 3, and Foghat on August 10.
The event is free, but a $1 donation per person is appreciated. Visit their website, riverrhythms.org, for all the information.
Join the Bush Pilots at Tallman Brewing! A free show for all ages. A bluegrass-style trio that plays original songs and a variety of other tunes.
Call it what you will, newgrass, jazzgrass, or bluegrass with a twist–no matter what you call it, Bush Pilots music will put a smile on your face and have you tapping your foot in no time! Carefully structured harmonies flow on top of interesting musical arrangements. The Bush Pilots’ up-tempo, driving repertoire is sprinkled with just enough soulful ballads to let you catch your breath before they launch into another wave of dynamic, energetic tunes.