Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will perform an acoustic mix of folk, pop and soul at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
John Nilsen: Portland pianist, composer and recording artist John Nilsen will perform holiday classics, some boogie-woogie, jazz and originals at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $5 to $7. Nilsen graduated from Southern Oregon University in 1979, and is putting the finishing touches on his 20th album on his Magic Wing label. See magicwing.com.
Nick & Shae: Multi-instrumentalist Nick Garrett-Powell and singer Shae Celine will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Rick Millward: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rick Millward will play a mix of classic and current rock, pop and original music at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at The Rogue Grape, 336 S. Central Ave., Medford. See theroguegrape.com or call 541-622-8622.
The English Beat: Founded in 1978 in Birmingham, England, The English Beat released three studio albums in the early ‘80s. The band will perform its fusion of Latin, ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the old Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Tickets are $38 and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.com or at the door.
Rogue Valley Symphony: The symphony returns to its holiday tradition of Candlelight Concerts. Conducted by Martin Majkut, the shows feature Baroque music with a sprinkling of Romantic and modern music. Look for Tomaso Aldinoni’s Oboe Concerto No. 2 in D minor with oboist Kristin Kessler, Francesco Manfredini’s “Christmas Symphony” and Johann Christoph Pez’s Concerto Pastorale, along with Michael Praetorius’ “In dulci jubilo,” George Gershwin’s “Lullaby,” Antonin Dvorak’s “Nocturne,” and carols for a sing-along. Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at First Presbyterian Church, 1615 Clark Ave., Ashland, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Parkway Christian Center, 229 N.E. Beacon Drive, Grants Pass. Tickets are $38 for the Ashland show, $32 for the Grants Pass show, and can be purchased at rvsymphony.org or by calling 541-708-6400. Tickets are $15 for ages 6 through 22. Please note: There will be no Medford show.
The Hamazons: Warrior Princesses of Improv Cil Stengel, Eve Smyth and Kyndra Laughery will present “A Completely Improvised Holiday Classic (That Has Yet to Be Told)” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. This performance of comedy improvisation cuddles up next to such classic holiday fare as “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and “A Christmas Carol” to bring spontaneous sparkle and warmth to the season. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at hamazons.com. Tickets will be $18 at the door.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Son Ravello: Singer, songwriter and Oregon Shakespeare Festival musician Mysha Caruso will perform folk music at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Steve Schein and the Jazz Quartet: Schein and his band will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The 60-voice ensemble, directed by Paul French, will present “Welcome Yule!” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for motets by composers Morten Lauridsen and Ivo Antognini; “And Lo the Angel of the Lord” by James MacMillan, “Hodie Christu Natus Est” by Heinrich Schutz; and an arrangement of Norwegian folksongs by Ørjan Matre. Also look for new work by SORS composer Jodi French, a variety of carols and an appearance by the North Medford High School Chamber Choir. Musicologist Ed Wight will offer a free lecture one hour before each concert in Room 132 of the Music Building. Tickets are $33 or $39, $5 for students and Oregon Trail Card holders, and can be purchased at repsingers.org or by calling 541-552-0900.
Band du Pays Swing: The band — singer Kacie Bowers, sax and clarinet player Stephen Gagné, percussionist Jenny Gray, guitarist Tony Brussat and upright bassist Merrill Smith — will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom’s Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 541-535-7957 for reservations.
Zepdrix: Vocalist Inger Jorgensen, guitarists Jeff Pevar and Paul Turnipseed, bassist Nick Kirby and drummer Matthew Kriemelman will perform an energetic mix of hits by Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Guitar duo The Fret Drifters will open the show. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at roguetheatre.com or by calling 541-471-1316. Tickets will be $25 at the door.
Sunday, Dec. 16
Roxy-in-the-Round Songwriter Showcase: Jeff Kloetzel, Holly Gleason and Rick Millward will perform original songs, accompany each other and create an up-close-and-personal experience of how songwriters create music from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3283 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Sing-along ‘Messiah’: Local singers and musicans, conducted by maestro Lynn Sjolund, will lead their audience in a sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Look for goosebumps when everyone rises to their feet for the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Admission is free. See craterian.org or call 541-779-3000 for information.
Tim Church: Guitarist Tim Church will play a mix of classical, jazz and Brazilian instrumentals at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Handbell Christmas Concert: Shepherd’s Bells, Tintinnabulation, the Rogue Ringers and the Grace Notes will present “Ringing in Christmas” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. A cookie and wassail reception will follow the concert. Admission is free, and donations to the church’s food band will be accepted. Call 541-944-6841.
Bob Haworth: Mele Kalikima. Joyeux Noel. Feliz Navidad. Merry Christmas. Fresh off a string of U.S. dates with The Kingston Trio, singer and guitarist Bob Haworth will present “Christmas in Jacksonville,” a program of holiday tunes from the trio’s repertoire and some carol favorites, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Old Jacksonville City Hall, corner of West Main and South Oregon streets. Admission is free. Call 303-232-2462 or 541-646-1489, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Le Cirque Centre Holiday Variety Show: The circus arts academy will present dancers, musicians, contortionists, aerialists, mimes and scenes from its “Greatest Show on Earth” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Le Cirque Centre, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 12, Ashland. Admission is $12, $10 for students. Call 541-301-6804.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of folk, soul and pop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
The African Children’s Choir: The choir will perform lively African songs and dances, children’s songs and traditional spirituals at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Grace Point Fellowship, 213 S. Fir St., Medford; 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at First Baptist Church of Ashland, 2004 Siskiyou Blvd.; and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Valley Bible Fellowship, 616 S. Pacific Highway, Talent. Admission is free, and donations to benefit African Children’s Choir programs will be accepted. Call 541-200-2164, 541-482-3836 or 541-535-6322, respectively, or see africanchildrenschoir.com for information.