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Pete and Toshi Seeger celebrated in Lincoln Center concert at #SalemOR Public Library – June 24th

Lincoln Center On Screen:
A Memorial Concert for
Pete and Toshi Seeger
2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24
Loucks Auditorium

Pete and Toshi Seeger’s legacies run deep, from transforming the way we listen to the music of our American roots to demanding social justice and successfully advocating for grassroots environmental change. Filmed in 2014, and organized by their grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson, this screening includes an all-star line-up of family and friends who gather to remember these leaders in folk music and activism. Performers include Peter Yarrow, Holly Near, the Chapin Sisters, and more.

Lincoln Center On Screen partners with libraries, schools and community service organizations to bring free screenings of world-class performances to neighborhoods across the country in efforts to broaden access to the arts for those who experience barriers to arts participation. Major support for Lincoln Center On Screen is provided by the Oak Foundation. This program is free and open to the public.

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Make Music Day #SalemOR – June 21st

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Make Music Day Salem celebrates music by the people/for the people, with free concerts all day on June 21, the summer solstice, at numerous locations across town.

Wednesday, June 21st

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Make Music Day Salem is an event for people who love music and the joyous sense of community that music can foster.

It will be held at numerous locations in Salem every June 21 (the summer solstice).

Make Music Day Salem is a call to participation: Music by the People, For the People. It is an invitation to all musicians, amateur as well as professional, to sign up to play at one of the available venues and, after practicing up for the big event, to perform on June 21.  And it is an invitation to music-lovers to show up at the venues and enjoy the musical offerings.

Make Music Day Salem is a celebration of music of all genres played by and enjoyed by people of all stripes.  We plan to have music from Alternative to Bluegrass to Classical to Zydeco.  And we hope to have a large turnout from the whole community, celebrating together our shared love of live music.

We will be joining over 725 cities around the world to celebrate Make Music Day – so help us make this day unforgettable as we kick off summer with music for all to enjoy!

Make Music Day Salem is an outgrowth of the Fete de la Musique, which originated in France in 1982.  The event began as a call to musicians in Paris to get out in the streets on June 21 and play their music.  It has since spread and has a large footprint, particularly in Europe and parts of Africa, but also in a handful of cities getting started in the U.S.  We think this is a great way to showcase our city and the many talented and amazing people that make Salem special.

Main website for Make Music Day Salem

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11th Annual Sikh Day Parade in #SalemOR – Sat., June 17th

11th Annual Sikh Day Parade 2017

2017 #SalemOR Movies in the Park


Most Saturdays in July and August – after it starts getting dark

At the Salem Riverfront Park Amphitheater

Salem Movies in the Park Current Season

Get #SalemOR Moving – Building an Active & Age-Friendly Transportation Network -Wed., May 24th

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Salem’s Center 50+

Walk with nationally-renowned walking expert Dan Burden & to learn how YOU can help Salem build an Active & Age-Friendly Transportation Network!

  • 4pm-6pm Winter-Maple Family-Friendly Bikeway Open House
    (Give feedback on the newest progress update!)
  • 5pm-6pm Neighborhood Walk with Community Leaders
    (Learn how healthy streets create healthy neighborhoods!)
  • 6pm-7:30pm Presentation and Q & A with Dan Burden
    (Ask the hard questions about how to make it happen in Salem!)

Light snacks and refreshments provided by North Salem High School Culinary Program.

Raffle prizes for attendees!


Phone: 503-588-6211

At the State Capitol in #SalemOR: Asian and Pacific Islander Day – Sat. May 20th

Exploring Oregon’s Heritage: Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol

Saturday, May 20, 10 AM – 2 PMParadise of Samoa

State Capitol Building in Salem, Oregon

Exploring Oregon’s Heritage — Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol celebrates the rich impact of the many diverse cultures of this large geographic areas peoples to our state.

Come celebrate the day with exhibits, performances, booths, music and more!


10:00 AM: Monmouth Taiko
10:30 AM: CABA Lion Dance Performance, Front Steps
11:00 AM: Kalabharathi School of Dance, Rotunda
11:30 AM: Anjali School of Dance, Rotunda
Noon : Island Arts Performance, Front Steps
12:30 PM: All Level Yoga Class – Participation is Encouraged, Walk of Flags; Paradise of Samoa Band, Rotunda
12:50 PM: Chinese Friendship Association of Portland Fitness Dance Team
1:15 PM: Oregon Marshallese Community Performance, Front Steps
1:40 PM: Paradise of Samoa Dance Performance, Front Steps

This event is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.

Oregon State Capitol Events

*Tickets are needed for the Tower Tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please go to Information Kiosk for tickets. Tours are capacity controlled and are weather permitting. 

For more information please contact Visitor Services at 503-986-1388

Festival Chorale! In #SalemOR – May 21st

festival-chorale-oregon-60MARS and VENUS: SONGS FOR MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CHOIRS

May 21, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Elsinore Theatre | 170 High St SE, Salem OR

We’ll be presenting beautiful compositions for men’s and women’s choirs, exploring rich repertoire we haven’t had the chance to explore in FCO.

Accompanied by grand piano, solo instruments, and occasionally a cappella, our women will perform, among other selections, “Nigra Sum” by Pablo Casals, “Tyrley,Tyrlow” by Gustav Holst, and “Aure volanti” by Renaissance composer Francesca Caccini. The tenors and basses will sing a variety of pieces, anchored by the rarely performed “Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard” by Benjamin Britten, whose text is a medieval account of betrayal, intrigue, and murder The choir will conclude by performing together, just to prove it can!

Festival Chorale

General Admission:  $20*

Senior (62 and up): $15*

Students:  $5

* “Sing We Now of Christmas”  tickets are $10; free for 12 and under.

Tickets available:

  • at the door
  • Festival Chorale members have tickets for purchase by family and friends.
  • at Elsinore Theatre Ticket Office (190 High St. SE., Salem) and TicketsWest (Safeway TicketsWest outlet and online).