The Portland Folk Music Calendar: What’s Happening This Month

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


If you’re looking for folk music events in Portland, OR, this is the calendar for you. Check out what’s happening this month and make sure to catch some great live music!


The Portland Folk Music Calendar is a monthly calendar of folk music events happening in the Portland, Oregon area. Each listing includes the date, time, venue, and cost of the event.

The calendar is a great way to find out about upcoming concerts, jams, dances, workshops, and other events happening in the Portland folk music scene. It’s also a great way to meet other folk music fans and make new friends.

If you’re new to the Portland folk music scene, or if you’re just looking for something to do this month, check out the Portland Folk Music Calendar.

Upcoming Events

May 11
Folk OB Music Night
Join us for an evening of music featuring some of San Diego’s best local talent! We have James Keelaghan, Donovan Woods, The Duhks, and The Once. This is a free event.

May 12
Lila Downs
Grammy-winning Mexican-American singer Lila Downs performs at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. Tickets are $40-$60.

May 18
The Stray Birds
The Stray Birds perform at AMSDconcerts in La Jolla. Tickets are $20-$30.


There are many different places to enjoy folk music in Portland. Here are some of the most popular venues:

The Aladdin Theater is a historic theater located in the Alberta Arts District of Portland. The theater hosts a variety of events, including concerts, plays, and movie screenings.

The Crystal Ballroom is a music venue located in downtown Portland. The venue is known for its unique “floating” dance floor, which moves when guests dance on it. The Crystal Ballroom hosts a variety of events, including concerts, dance parties, and festivals.

The Doug Fir Lounge is a music venue and restaurant located in the eastern part of Portland. The venue hosts a variety of events, including concerts, comedy shows, and DJ nights.

The Oregon Zoo is located in southwest Portland. The zoo hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including concerts, educational programs, and special events.


Thank you for reading! This has been the Portland Folk Music Calendar for

This month has been a great one for folk music in Portland, with plenty of opportunities to see live music and dance. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about all the different events happening around town and that you’ll come back next month to see what’s new on the calendar. Until then, keep on listening to folk music and supporting your local musicians!

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