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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Note: You do not need a Facebook account to view the streams, though we are aware it can be confusing for people without a Facebook account. Past recordings of live streams will be available on our website.

Posted by Lincoln City Cultural Center on Saturday, May 9, 2020
Mei-Ting Sun

SBMF Mini Fest: Mei-Ting Sun

Live from NYC

Over the past 10 years, Lincoln City audiences have come to hear and see Mei-Ting Sun, who launches festival concerts with exuberance and extraordinary ability. After winning several major competitions, including the first Piano-e competition and the National Chopin Competition of the US, Mei-Ting’s career has taken him throughout most of the US, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Tonhalle in Zurich, and Obecni Dum in Prague. Now, like the rest of us, he’s stuck at home. For the Creative Quarantine, Mei Ting plays some of his favorite selections, and discuss his habit of posting a Beethoven sonata every day. This was recorded via a Facebook live performance from New York City on Saturday, May 9.

To support these and other programs of the LCCC, become a member through our online donation portal:
http://lincolncity-culturalcenter.org/support/become-a-member/

Posted by Lincoln City Cultural Center on Friday, May 8, 2020
Rossano Sportiello dressed up for the occasion

SBMF Mini Fest: JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON

Rossano Sportiello

Pianist Rossano Sportiello was a big hit when he stepped in to perform at the 2019 Siletz Bay Music Festival. Watch as he closes this online show with charm and elegance. This was recorded via a Facebook live performance on May 8, 2020.

Posted by Lincoln City Cultural Center on Friday, May 8, 2020
Ken Peplowski

SBMF Mini Fest: JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON

Ken Peplowski (and Honey Pie)

Thanks a bunch, COVID19. First you take the Festival of Illusions, then you steal our Celtic concerts. But did you have to cancel the 2020 Siletz Bay Music Festival? Sigh. If you’re feeling the pain already, we’ve got a small bandaid: festival musicians, playing live for the LCCC May 8-10. This mini-fest began with SBMF Artistic Director Yaacov Bergman, followed by jazz sets by Ken Peplowski (above) and Rossano Sportiello. It’s free to view — but any donations received are being split with the SBMF. This was recorded via a Facebook live on May 8, 2020.

Posted by Lincoln City Cultural Center on Friday, May 8, 2020
A message from SBMF Artistic Director Yaki Bergman

SBMF Mini Fest: JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON

Welcome from Yaacov Bergman

This video was the beginning of a weekend full of Siletz Bay Music Festival performances, live from all over the country. Artistic Director Yaki Bergman started the show with a welcome from his living room. Up next in the jazz program was a solo set by Ken Peplowski.

CQ Studio: Gwen Lahti

Oceanlake Elementary School music teacher Gwen Lahti demonstrates what she's been learning in her Creative Quarantine: ukukele and vocals, together!

Posted by Lincoln City Cultural Center on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Gwen Lahti has been working on accompanying herself on the ukulele

Gwen Lahti

For Music Is Instrumental

Gwen Lahti is currently in her second year teaching music at Oceanlake Elementary here in Lincoln City. She has always been passionate about the arts, teaching theater in Los Angeles, Calif., and Dallas, Texas, for 10 years prior to her current teaching gig, and majoring in theater at Portland State University.

She has performed in many plays and musicals and has considered herself a singer/actress for most of her life. In addition, she currently serves as a board advisor for Music is Instrumental, a local non-profit that raises money for the music programs in Lincoln County schools. Playing the ukulele is her newest artistic pursuit. She has been studying the instrument for just under a year and this will be her first time performing as a singer while playing her own accompaniment. This concert was recorded via Facebook live from Gwen’s home in Lincoln City on April 21, 2020.

Creative Quarantine Studio: Ian George (live)

COVID19 kept us from experiencing our originally scheduled live concert with folk musician Ian George and his quartet, The Well. On the same night, we found Ian in a makeshift studio somewhere in the wilds of Oregon, for an exclusive Creative Quarantine Studio Session. Sponsored by NW Oregon Works and the Oregon Community Foundation. Born and raised in the deciduous forests of Minnesota, Ian George’s musical expression (both on and off the stage) reflects the ephemeral seasonal landscapes he was bred in. George has founded and led a handful of bands; touring extensively through the US, Canada, and Europe and gracing some of the western world's most beloved festivals and venues. In the summer of 2018 Ian performed his debut set at the Cambridge Folk Festival in Cambridge, England. In 2019, Ian released his debut solo album Kingdom of My Youth – recorded in Paris, France at famed Labo M Studios. The album charted on the national NACC Folk charts 7 consecutive weeks. He is currently based between Minneapolis and Brooklyn.His live performance teems with whimsicality, clever arrangements interrupted by triumphant tangents, and outlandish solos grounded by George’s gauzy voice and by the simple strength of a good song. Expect an engaging and dynamic string of gentle and not so gentle folk rock adventures."Really engrossing, atmospheric music that feels a little different to anything else about." ~ FOLK ROOM RECORDS“passionate, purposeful and relatable” ~ Concert Communicator“tolkien like ramblings and adventurous instrumentation; weirdly inviting.” ~ Maverick Magazine

Posted by Lincoln City Cultural Center on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Ian George

Ian George

Modern folk

COVID19 is keeping us from our originally scheduled live concert with folk musician Ian George and his quartet, The Well. On the same night, we found Ian in his makeshift studio in the wilds of Oregon, for an exclusive Creative Quarantine Studio Session. Sponsored by NW Oregon Works and the Oregon Community Foundation. This was recorded via Facebook Live on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Born and raised in the deciduous forests of Minnesota, Ian George’s musical expression (both on and off the stage) reflects the ephemeral seasonal landscapes he was bred in. George has founded and led a handful of bands; touring extensively through the US, Canada, and Europe and gracing some of the western world’s most beloved festivals and venues. In the summer of 2018 Ian performed his debut set at the Cambridge Folk Festival in Cambridge, England. In 2019, Ian released his debut solo album Kingdom of My Youth – recorded in Paris, France at famed Labo M Studios. The album charted on the national NACC Folk charts 7 consecutive weeks. He is currently based between Minneapolis and Brooklyn.

His live performance teems with whimsicality, clever arrangements interrupted by triumphant tangents, and outlandish solos grounded by George’s gauzy voice and by the simple strength of a good song. Expect an engaging and dynamic string of gentle and not so gentle folk rock adventures.

“Really engrossing, atmospheric music that feels a little different to anything else about.”  ~ FOLK ROOM RECORDS

“passionate, purposeful and relatable” ~ Concert Communicator

“Tolkien-like ramblings and adventurous instrumentation; weirdly inviting.” ~ Maverick Magazine

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Give $35 or more receive a FREE Chessman Gallery shopping bag

The LCCC will also reward its donors—both new and renewing members—giving $35 or more with the official Chessman Gallery 2020 canvas shopping bag.

Tough, useful and beautiful, this tote has an original graphic owl design by Danelle Jones on one side and the 2020 gallery schedule on the other.