2017 Acoustic Folk! Music Series
Concerts occur each month from January through May. Concerts take place in the History Center's John Williams Classroom. The Classroom creates an intimate setting that produces a sound warm enough to wrap up in. Seating for concerts are limited and is general admission. Complimentary refreshments are provided.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $2 for children, with a discount for members. Tickets are available to purchase through the online gift shop, by phone, or in person. The cost of tickets help fund programs such as the Acoustic Folk! & Lecture Series, exhibits, and field trip programs.
2017 Acoustic Folk! Music Series Schedule:
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.:
John Stowell Jazz Concert
For over a decade the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum has welcomed renowned musicians from all over the United States. The series kicks-off each January and continues through May, and sometimes even June: from Jazz to toe-tapping Celtic music and everything in between. The series begins once more on January 20 with world-renowned jazz guitarist John Stowell.
This isn’t Stowell’s first performance at the museum. He has become a local favorite. A constant traveler, Stowell was the first American Jazz performer to appear in Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain and he continued to sell out performances there for two decades after.
Stowell teaches internationally. He has been an Artist-In-Residence at schools in Germany, Indonesia, Argentina, the United States and Canada. He served as assistant director and performer at Oregon Public Broadcasting’s PDX Jazz Summit in 1991, and since 1995 has been a contributing columnist for a number of magazines, including Down Beat, Guitar Player, Canadian Musician, Soundcheck (Germany), and Guitar Club (Italy).
Stowell's Through the Listening Glass with David Friesen was designated one of the "Ten Best Jazz Albums of the Decade" by the Los Angeles Examiner, and he was chosen as a "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" by Downbeat’s International Critic’s Poll in 1978 and 1979. He has appeared on BET's Jazz Discovery and Guitar Series television shows.
“More guitarists would play like John Stowell if they knew how.” Herb Ellis
Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets for the Stowell concert are just $15 with the proceeds benefiting the Museum’s seasonal exhibits, and free lecture series. Cost of the ticket include tasty treats and donated libations. Music starts at 7:00 p.m. and the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased over the phone (503-436-9301), at the Museum, or through the online gift shop.
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.:
Stomptowners Celtic Concert
Looking for a raucous good time, then look no further than the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s concert series from blues to jazz, to rock and everything in between. This February the Museum welcomes Portland’s Stomptowners on Friday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.
The Stomptowners are a dynamic group blending Irish instrumentation, voice and foot percussion. Featuring Maldon Meehan Dancer, The Stomptowners deliver exciting choreographed Sean-nos dance and traditional song – all in one setting.
Expect to hear an exciting blend of foot stomping jigs, reels and hornpipes interlaced with melodic, soulful Celtic songs, feisty sea shanties and a few good pub songs. Having percussive dance adds a key visual component, which set the act apart from other traditional Irish bands.
But The Stomptowners audience does not just sit there passively. Lead vocalist and local Liverpudlian, Andrea Wild, is only too pleased to lead a rabble rousing chorus and foot percussionist extraordinaire and Irish dance choreographer, Maldon Meehan, will have you up on the floor in no time. The Stomptowners showcase a number of talented Irish musicians. Keeping a rotation dubbed “Irish Musician Du Jour” allows the band a unique approach to stage line-up while maintaining top-notch authentic musicianship.
Look out for multi-instrumentalist, Bob Soper, Uilleann Pipe player, Preston Howard, Irish Bouzouki wizz, Richie Rosencrans, renowned button accordion player, Felim Egan and Dublin based banjo player, Graham Nolan --- these are a few of the fine players who perform periodically with this ensemble.
Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets for the Stomptowners concert are just $15 with the proceeds benefiting the Museum’s seasonal exhibits, and free lecture series. Cost of the ticket include tasty treats and donated libations. Music starts at 7:00 p.m. and the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available to purchase at the Museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop.
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a non-profit, 501 C-3 tax-exempt corporation (I.D. #94-3140644).