Participate in local arts & culture LIVE from your living room
The LCCC is presenting a regular dose of live entertainment created by a member of the LCCC Family—musicians, artists, poets, volunteers, exercise instructors, club leaders and everyone in between.
Since the series began on March 26, the CQ Studio series has presented concerts by fiddler Kevin Burke, and the brew-making duo Matt & Amy White, as well as a foray into augmented reality poetry by Ger Killean and a live concert from Ecuador featuring Oregon Coast favorites Familia Chayag. Upcoming sessions will feature piano and vocals by Halie Loren (May 2), jazz by Ben Rosenblum and studio tours of some of the coast’s most interesting artists.
The full schedule can be found in the Live section of the FB Page.
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LINCOLN CITY — Sometimes, to make a dream come true, you must signal your in-tent. That’s exactly what the planners of the future Lincoln City Cultural Plaza are doing in the month of July. They are installing a large tent, on the site of the Plaza improvement project, and filling it with live music, children’s theatre, great food and plenty of community celebration. It’s called The Plaza Party Tent, and it will open with a concert by jazz-pop songstress Halie Loren on July 1. Tickets are on sale now at lincolncity-culturalcenter.org.
“We’ve been planning the Lincoln City Cultural Plaza improvements for the last three years, and this project has seen its share of challenges. But now, with the pandemic receding and our fundraising renewed, the Plaza is moving forward quickly,” said Dorcas Holzapfel, president of the Lincoln City Cultural Center board of directors. “We’re in the last lap, Lincoln City, and we’re planning to break ground in early 2022. You’re invited to help us celebrate our success throughout the month of July, in the Plaza Party Tent.”
This Plaza in-tent-sive is sponsored by the US Bank Foundation, the Oregon Community Foundation and the City of Lincoln City, with musician support provided by The William Gregory Music Fund and lodging by Sweet Haven Olivia Beach. The Lincoln County School District is donating the use of the stage and chairs, while Bear Valley Nursery and Phantom Star Kites will provide the decoration that will set the festive scene. The media sponsor is the Oregon Coast TODAY.
The Plaza Party Tent, which will be erected in the east parking lot of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, is about twice the size of the LCCC’s auditorium. It will feature 13-foot walls and a raised stage surrounded by ground level seating. Along with the entertainment, patrons can see the latest plans for the Lincoln City Cultural Plaza, talk to an LCCC Board Member about the capital campaign, and purchase a commemorative brick, conifer or bench.
The LCCC staff and volunteers will be applying all current Lincoln County health guidelines at the time of the concert. All event patrons should be prepared to wear a face covering, or show their proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
There will be five marquee concerts in the Plaza Party Tent. Each one will feature a different hot food vendor, as well as sales of beer, wine, sodas, water and other concessions. Seating is general admission. Doors will open at 6 pm each evening. Tickets are $20 youth, $32 for seniors and students, and $35 general. LCCC Membership discounts, complimentary tickets and 2 for 1 coupons will apply. To purchase using a discount coupon call the LCCC office, 541-994-9994.
Thursday, July 1 — The Halie Loren Quartet. A multi-genre, multi-lingual, multi-era celebration of summertime and the return of live music. Featured food vendor: Stoopid Veganz.
Thursday, July 8 — Son de Cuba. A quintet of musicians from Chile, Mexico, Cuba and the USA, playing classic and modern tunes with energy and happiness. Featured food vendor: TBD.
Thursday, July 15 — “Songs of Wonder” with The Dmitri Matheny Group featuring Holly Pyle. Jazz artists Matheny and Pyle join forces for one night only, with an all-star celebration of Stevie Wonder. Featured food vendor: Phill’s Smokin’ Grill.
Monday, July 26 — The Gothard Sisters. Three sisters, many instruments and a singular style of Northwest Celtic music. Back by popular demand! Featured food vendor: Calle (tacos, tortes, etc.)
Thursday, July 29 — Men of Worth. The folk music duo of James Keigher (Ireland) and Donnie Macdonald (Scotland) will infuse this tent adventure with some serious fun. Featured food vendor: Olde Line Lanes’ Wood Fired Pizza.
ALSO IN JULY AT THE LCCC
All month — Small Expressions, an exhibit of works by the American Tapestry Alliance, on display in the Fiber Arts Studio Gallery. Open 10 am to 4 pm Thursday-Sunday.
Saturdays, July 3, 10, 17 and 31 — Drive In Summer Movie Series, 9-9:30 pm. Enjoy an old-fashioned outdoor movie experience courtesy of The Bijou Theatre and the LCCC. Tickets are $25 per carload and include a large Bijou Popcorn. Titles scheduled are “Beetlejuice” (July 3), “A League of Their Own” (July 10), “Grease” (July 17) and “E.T.” (July 31). Tickets on sale at The Bijou, and sales are limited to the first 25 cars.
Sundays, July 4, 11, 18 and 25 — Lincoln City Farmers Market, 9 am to 2 pm.
Friday, July 8 — Opening Reception for the LCCC Annual Members Show, 5-7 pm. The exhibit will remain in the Chessman Gallery through Aug. 8. Open 10 am to 4 pm Thursday-Sunday.
Saturday, July 10 — Delake School Reunion, 4-6:30 pm. Join old friends, staff and administrators at the Delake All-Class/Staff Reunion on July 10. Bring class photos, trophies, t-shirts and other memorabilia to share. Cake and beverages will be provided. Free to the public inside the Plaza Party Tent. To learn more, call 541-994-9994.
Wednesday, July 21-Saturday July 24 — “For the Seventh Generation” Outdoor Art Exhibit, Hours 11-7 pm Weds-Friday, 11-6 pm Saturday. Brought to Lincoln City by The Elisabeth Jones Art Center, the “For the Seventh Generation” Outdoor Art Exhibit is a pano-mural, 2 feet tall and ⅓ mile long, made up of hundreds of paintings of the entire western coastline of the United States. You can start your walk in Tijuana, passing by the Huntington Beach Pier, San Francisco Bay, Cascade Head, Haystack Rock, Astoria Bridge, and Puget Sound before ending your trek with a view of the Peace Arch on the Canadian border. Other works will be on display and for sale inside the center. Along with the mural, the Elisabeth Jones Art Center will screen our very first For the Seventh Generation Film Festival, featuring submissions from artists all along the coast. Accompanying the films will be a spoken word performance. For information, call the center at 541-994-9994.
July 26-31 — Missoula Children’s Theatre presents our local stars in “Johnny Appleseed.” Local and visiting students entering grades 1-12 can participate in this performing arts workshop, which will conclude with two live performances in the Plaza Party Tent. This year, pre-registration is required. Enrollment forms will be available June 15.
ABOUT THE CULTURAL PLAZA PROJECT
The Lincoln City Cultural Plaza project will transform the outdoor space around the historic Delake School into a pedestrian-friendly attraction for residents and visitors to enjoy. Dedicated installments of public art, gathering spaces with seating and spaces for outdoor education will be connected by a meandering, accessible pathway. The redesigned traffic flow will include new parking areas with islands, adequate lighting for evening safety, and other upgrades required by city code.
The LCCC Board of Directors has been working on the Plaza design since 2017, in cooperation with the Portland landscape architecture firm Shapiro Didway and Newport-based Civil West Engineering Services. The board has used a community based process to gather feedback and design comments from stakeholders, members, major partners and the general public.
This project was unfortunately delayed by the economic pressures of COVID-19, but the Cultural Center was not forced to use any Plaza funds for operations in 2020. The project is now scheduled for construction in 2022, with an estimated budget of $2.5 million.
The Invest in Inspiration capital campaign met its original goal, $250,000 in individual contributions in June 2020. The committee is still offering commemorative bricks, along with legacy benches, conifers and other opportunities. You can give online at https://lincolncity-culturalcenter.org/plaza, using Visa, MasterCard or PayPal. You may also mail a check to the following address: Cultural Plaza c/o The LCCC, PO Box 752, Lincoln City, OR 97367. Or, call 541-994-9994 and donate over the phone through a staff member. All donations will be tax deductible.
Happy Birthday, Yaki!
A Musical Tapas Celebration
The 2020 Siletz Bay Music Festival was to have been a season of anniversaries and celebrations. Sigh. But we’ve found an occasion we can celebrate together: Yaki’s 75th Birthday. On Saturday, May 30, Siletz Bay Music Festival and Lincoln City Cultural Center are presenting A Virtual Musical Tapas Birthday Celebration to honor the festival’s fearless and beloved artistic director. YOU are invited to the party!
The SBMF’s annual Tapas concert, normally presented at Eden Hall, is like a living room cabaret. Sitting at small tables, attendees see world-class musicians perform unusual or quirky selections on a cozy set with a rug, a sofa and some picture frames. For this virtual Tapas event, musicians from throughout the 10-year history of the festival will be dropping by the Zoom living room to share a song, a laugh, some wine and a toast. After these weeks in isolation, they are no doubt looking forward to a live audience.
Of course, these delicious programs are made possible through the generosity of arts lovers like you. Make a donation to celebrate Yaki’s birthday, and you’ll be supporting both the Siletz Bay Music Festival and the Lincoln City Cultural Center. You can give through the Facebook buttons that appear, or head to the festival’s website, www.siletzybaymusic.org
Shirts, hats, patches, stickers, boards, murals, shops, vintage extendo-vans — the world is just a canvas to Bryan Nichols. His ZuhG Life Surf Shop in the Nelscott district has been closed for a while, but he’s been keeping his quarantine creative. Today, he’ll tour the shop and play an acoustic set for us.
Wild Hog in the Woods
Do you find yourself, in our time of national angst, pining for some live dobro, washboard, musical saw or Kazumpet? We have the balm to soothe your soul. It’s Wild Hog in the Woods, the band of four from the south Willamette Valley, playing the CQ Studio this Memorial Day Weekend. Join Hershel (banjo, guitar, musical saw, vocals), John D. (mandolin, guitar, Kazumpet, harmonica, tenor guitar, washboard, decor, vocals, songwriting), Sid (guitar, vocals, tenor guitar, mandolin, songwriting) and John S. (standup bass, guitar, sitdown Dobro, vocals) for an afternoon of sleaze jazz and string band fun. This is Creative Quarantine Studio production, and any donations received are split with the artists! This was recorded via a Facebook live performance on Sunday, May 24.
Piano & Accordion
Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Sea of Tranquility), an “impressive talent” (All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Downbeat Magazine). An internationally-touring bandleader, Rosenblum has performed with his trio throughout the United States, including extensive tours of the Northeast, Midwest, South and West Coast, as well as in Canada, Europe and Japan (and twice for us in Lincoln City). Rosenblum was born and raised in New York City, and is a graduate of the joint program between Columbia University and Juilliard School of Music. This was recorded via a Facebook live performance from New York City on May 18, 2020.
Movin’ and Groovin’
Raised in the northeast corner of Oregon in the sparsely populated town of Wallowa, Brady Goss has been honing his craft since the age of four when he would reach high above his head to put his tiny fingers on the keys of his dad’s piano. He absorbed his father’s passion for piano music, especially that of rock n’ roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis. As he grew he began to truly study, learn and play the music of such greats as The Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and Hank Williams. Today, Brady’s energetic and engaging shows rock their way through festivals, state and county fairs, casinos, wineries, concerts in the park, as well as nightclubs, across the West. To date he has released four albums, and has an all-original album in the works. Brady has played the LCCC three times, and is a local favorite. We asked him what he had planned for today’s CQ Studio concert, and he said, “The usuaI. I pretty much fly without a set list and play whatever I am feeling in the moment. I love to play old rock n’ roll cover songs with a driving boogie woogie piano style, but I also love to play power ballads and old country, too. I’ll slip in some original songs as well.” This concert was recorded on FB Live on May 16, 2020.
Support the Creative Quarantine Project
Each day’s contributions will be split evenly between the nonprofit Lincoln City Cultural Center and the featured artist (or the artist’s chosen charity). There will be occasional promotions and giveaways, to spice up your social isolation.