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Artichoke Music Celebrates 50 Years with a Week of Special Events

By BOB HOWARD //  Check out all of the events during Artichoke's 50th Anniversary

Artichoke Music celebrates its 50th year with a week of performances starting June 4, 2023. The final gala is on June 11, at the Alberta Rose Theater. Please join us. Tickets for all events are on the Artichoke Music website: https://artichokemusic.org/LiveMusic.html

Saturday June 3, Avery Hill 1-3m - Ukestra Extravaganza1:30-3pm

• Monday, June 5, 7 pm: Richard Colombo - Acoustic Village Open Mic

• Wednesday, June 7, 7 pm: Teacher Showcase - Adrian Martin, Steve Cheseboro, Tim Dawdy, Tracey Rose Brown; curated by Sarah Wolff (Pretty Gritty)

• Thursday, June 7, 7 pm: Kate Power and Steve Einhorn “One Night Only” with special guests Kevin Shay Johnson, Little Sue, and Olivia Duffy and Rene Berblinger

Saturday, June 10, 2 pm: ACM 50th Anniversary - Special 50th Anniversary Showcase of River City Folk hosted by Tom May - Four gifted songwriter artists: Darryl Purpose - a recent transplant to Oregon, Avery Hill - a pivotal contributor to Artichoke Music, both artistically and otherwise, for more than a decade. Adam Scramstad - his music is squarely in the blues tradition, but his composition spans the gamut of acoustic music expression. Tracy Rose Brown - Showcases the stunning beauty of the Celtic Harp is Tracy's specialty, along with her lovely contralto voice.

• Saturday, June 10, 7 pm: ACM 50th-Trivia Night: A Celebration of the Oral History of ACM, Tom D'Antoni, emcee; Bob Howard and Braden Johnson, hosts, Guest appearances include our founder Bhavani Judith Cook Tucker, Gary Haggerty and other previous stewards of Artichoke, and special guests Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk.

• Sunday, June 11, 6 pm: ACM 50th Anniversary Concert at Alberta Rose Theater! Tickets are now on sale! Performances by Glitterfox, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, Mary Flower, Richard Colombo, Arietta Ward, Matt Meighan, Tom May, Doug Smith, Gary Furlow, and Tom Swearingen. For those who can't attend in person, there is a ticketing option for the live stream.

Tuesday, June 20 Avery Hill is having a ukulele open mic from 7 to 9 PM, that is part of the 50th.

Bob Howard is a past Executive Director of Artichoke Music

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