Music at the Market

Astoria Sunday Market features fresh and locally grown artists each week performing on its Music Stage located in the Food Court. Our music is a fresh and original as the market! Musicians perform all original or public domain music.

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2018 Music Schedule

May

13 – Elena Welch

20 – Brownsmead Flats

27 – Greg Parke

June

3 – Marianne Flemming

10 – Ron Burghard

17 – SheckPea

24 – The Merlins – Ian & Maia Clemens

July

1 –Double J & The Boys

8 – Brownsmead Flats

15 – RJ Marx Quartet

22 – Ray Prestegard

29 – The Floating Glass Balls

August

5 – Elena Welch

12 – Dave Quinton & Brad Griswold Duet

19 – Castletown

26  – Swing Cats of Astoria

September

2 – Bar-K Buckaroos

9 – Double J & The Boys

16 – Greg Parke

23 – Two Crows Joy

30 – Greg Parke

October

7 – Ray Prestegard

14 – Greg Parke

Locally, fresh and colorful!  We take pride in the music booked at Astoria Sunday Market with all bands playing 100% original music!

Bar-K Buckaroos (September 2)

The Bar-K Buckaroos play traditional western swing dance music in the style of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.  The band is made up of north coast musicians, featuring Brad Griswold on Rhythm guitar, Dave Quinton on bass, Richard Thomasian on lead guitar, Tom Peake on drums and John Orr on pedal steel.  Collectively these musicians have played in such notable north coast bands as The Floating Glass Balls, The Bond Street Blues Band, The Swingcats, Acoustica, and Ma'Barley.  Together they bring their love of Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, Blues and Reggae' to form a great evening of western swing and 20's-40's era swing music.

Brownsmead Flats (May 20 and July 8)

Original, witty, irreverent Folk music in their special “Crabgrass style”
www.brownsmeadflats.com

Castletown (August 19)

Every show with Castletown is a party! With the fiery hot AmeriCeltic fiddle tunes featuring talented violinist Katie Jane Lubiens and backed by some thumping drum beats, a hopping bass line, and full-bodied acoustic guitar, it’s impossible not to dance to their music. Blues, jazz, rock ‘n roll, and even classical, Castletown’s style of AmeriCeltic music has something to offer every listener. The band’s new CD released in 2017 is titled “Fired Up Folklore.”   Visit www.castletownpdx.com or for booking email us at castletownbooking@gmail.com.

Dave Quinton & Brad Griswold Duet (August 12)

Folk, Country, Bluegrass & Swing on guitar, banjo and mandolin.

Double J and the Boys (July 1 & September 9)

Everyone loves this foot-stomping folk/country band, with a mix of classics and funny originals, energetic fiddle tunes and real live yodeling.  Look for Double J and the Boys on Facebook.

Elena Welch (May 13 & August 5)

Elena Welch currently lives and performs in Portland, Oregon. Elena is a jazz and blues vocalist greatly influenced by her 10 fun and formative years of living in the music city of Chicago, Illinois. She has a degree in voice from Columbia College Chicago where she studied under the direction of William Russo (Stan Kenton’s musical director.) Elena is pleased to have four CDs to her credit. “Catnip Cafe” a swinging compilation with an all-star 6-piece band produced in 2003 and “Talk to Me” an intimate and soulful work completed in 2008. “Live at the Blue Dragon” recorded live at a wonderful club in Kawaihae Harbor on the Big Island in 2011 and “Eastside Sessions” recorded in 2012, which is a tribute to and features the late great bassist, John Parker.

Floating Glass Balls (July 29)

The Floating Glass Balls is a lively string band that jumped the fence, ran off to unlikely places and brought music back for their coastal friends.  This is a happy mix of Appalachia and Bayou Tech by way of Jamaica, Amsterdam and Astoria.  They call it Beachgrass.

Greg Parke (May 27, September 16 & 30, October 14)

Bringing his popular mix of soulful ballads and feet-tapping dance music to the Market again this season!  He features his own original tunes.  www.gregparke.com

Marianna Flemming (June 3)

Originally from south Florida, Flemming has been a professional musician for more than 30 years winning numerous songwriting and "Best of" awards for her jazzy, bluesy sound. Marianne is known as a fine singer, composer and guitarist. She has opened for many national acts including Donavon, Taj Mahal and Roger McGuinn of the Byrds. Marianne has toured the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.  From The Bluebird Café in Nashville, to The Bitter End in New York and Seattle's Folk Life stage, Marianne has appeared on many stages across the country. Her recorded music has been played on radio stations around the world.

Ray Prestegard (July 22 and October 7)

Ray Prestegard of "Giants in the Trees" and "Spar Pole" is pleased to announce he will be performing original songs this year at the Astoria Sunday Market. Featuring Banjo, Ukulele, Dobro, Slide Guitar and a Box Guitar made by a ASM vender Allan Matta.

RJ Marx Quartet (July 15)

The North Coast's very own 'R.J. Marx Quartet' features a world-class front-line of saxophone and guitar performing an array of styles ranging from traditional to complex, inspired by the major jazz composers from the '40s through '70s.

Ron Burghard of CM Riders (June 10)

Ron has lived throughout the Western US (WA, MT, NM, CA, ID and Oregon for 35 years). He currently lives along the Nehalem River with his dog Cricket and horses Maria and Ruby.  Although he has moved around a lot, he has maintained a place in Seaside for over 35 years, keeping his connection to Clatsop County.  Thus, his music tends to reflect the West with emphasis on Western Folk and Classic Country Music.

SheckPea (June 17)

Local band, local flavor.  Blues, soul, jazz and world music with Shecky Metzner & Pee Wee Patenaude.

Swing Cats of Astoria (August 26)

Swing Cats is a four-piece ensemble of coast musicians playing jazz -swing era, standards, and progressive; bossa nova; blues; and an occasional rock and roll piece.

The Merlins – Ian & Maia Clemons (June 24)

The Merlins are Ian (Button Accordion and singing) and Maia Clemons (Fiddle), Western Oregon's premier father-and-daughter folk music duo.  With a wide palette of musical influences from Quebecois dance tunes, English farming songs, Irish reels, to French sailor shanties, the Merlins take you exploring through some unusual and unforgettable folk music traditions.  Based in Gaston, The Merlins delight in performing across the Willamette Valley, Portland, and the Oregon Coast...as long as they're not out too late on a school night!  We look forward to entertaining you!

Two Crows Joy (September 23)

Two Crows Joy has been called Astoria's best-kept secret.Writer/singer/guitarist Russ Hosley's soulful vocals and driving guitaranchor the sound. Multi-instrumentalist, Jane Dunkin, adds fiddle, banjo,guitar, keyboard and backup vocals. Astoria's favorite drummer, Dave Gager,and bassist Darwin Turner from Cannon Beach fill out the sound.  Country,Celtic and classic rock influences make for a unique blend of originalmusic. More info at www.twocrowsjoymusic.com