Entertainment 2017
 

Come to the Damascus Farmers Market for the local produce, food and crafts. Stay for an exciting musical lineup!  We have 16 different musicians/groups playing during the season, so you can count on hearing a variety of styles, from folk to jazz.  There is plenty of covered area to enjoy the music and eat a meal prepared by one of our food vendors. See below to find who is on tap to play. Click links for more information about our talented performers and, on some, samples of their work.


 May 25
The Boesen, Blaedel & Bongo Band
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 Description: "Get on Board! The Boesen/Blaedel/Bongo Trio will drive the Jazz Train into the sunset with a heavy dose of Latin American grooves in the caboose."
 
 

 
June 1
Harold Cafourek
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June 8
Larry Lotz
Links: Website   Facebook
Description: Larry is an Americana folk style guitarist, harmonica player and singer/songwriter. He performs at local coffee houses, pubs, markets, folk festivals and home concerts. His latest work reflects his Americana folk roots, including... love songs, Blues and ballads, both originals and cover songs.


June 15
Chuck Bolsinger
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Description: Chuck plays the guitar and harmonica with or without vocals. He plays a mix of old standards, blues, folk, show tunes, gospel, novelty pieces, Beatles, Eagles, Croce, Lightfoot, Sinatra, Satchmo, clapton, Joplin, et. al.
 

June 22
Erin Parra
Links: Website  Website
Description: Erin has studied both classical and jazz music and has been singing around the Portland area. She performs jazz, blues, soul, latin, and vintage pop.  Read more about Erin by clicking on the links above.

June 29
Now & Then
Links: Website  Website
Description: Robert Bassett was the lead singer of one of New England's award winning bands, Dearly Beloved.  Later he formed an R & B group called the Illusions.  Today Robert and son, Brendon, play music written by Robert that can be described as "a melting pot of musical styles." 


July 6
Steve Hale
Links: Website  Facebook
Description:  A singer/songwriter with a soul edge. Steve delivers his brand of blue-eyed-soul-Americana-pop in the tradition of Bruno Mars, Daryl Hall, Sam Cooke and Bill Withers. His love for melody is woven deeply into the chordal fabric of his songs, making his music rich, sultry glowing and delicious. 


July 13
Swingali
Links: Website 
Description: The Swingali Band offers up swing and gypsy jazz in their own, unique style.  Guitars, banjo, upright Base, mandolin, Dobro along with some great vocals makes this a great group to listen to. 
 


July 20
Rick McNutt
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Description: Jazz with an international flair, sampling Nuyorico, Cuba and Brazil.
 


July 27
RA Songs
Links: Website 
Description: Richard Arthur is a singer/song writer who plays regularly in the Metro area.


August 3
John Twist
Links: Website 
Description:  "Twist is an unusual yet strangely alluring musician. His baritone voice goes on its own deep journey while his virtuoso guitar playing keeps each song focused. Hints of the Blues, Appalachian and Celtic music seep in to Twist's original songs, which are vivid stories filled with imagery and emotion."    The Idaho Statesman
 
 


August 10
Geraldo Calderon
Links: Website
Description:   Geraldo focuses on the blend of Spanish, African, and Native American influences that comprise this music and create truly multicultural art form. 
 



August 17
The Peter Boesen, Bob Blaedel & Dave "Bongo" Eliondo Band
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Description: "The Peter Boesen, Bob Blaedel, Dave "Bongo" Elizondo Band covers a repertoire from jazz to show tunes to Latin grooves. They will surely make for an entertaining afternoon. Come on down, sit for a while and let the delectable aroma from the food court surround your senses and the pleasant sounds of jazz wash over and rejuvenate your tired work-a-day soul".
 
 


August 24
Swingali
Links: Website 
Description: The Swingali Band offers up swing and gypsy jazz in their own, unique style. Guitars, banjo, upright Base, mandolin, Dobro along with some great vocals makes this a great group to listen to.


August 31
Now and Then
Links: Website Website
Description: Robert Bassett was the lead singer of one of New England's award winning bands, Dearly Beloved. Later he formed an R & B group called the Illusions. Today Robert and son, Brendon, play music written by Robert that can be described as "a melting pot of musical styles."
 


September 7
Slim Bacon
Links: Website Facebook
Description: "This is feline folk music.  Songs about cats, Pete Rose, Happy Endings, Love, a 90 year old woman singing in a church choir, fat cats, lazy cats, black cats, tabby cats, and more cats."
 

September 14
Chuck Bolsinger
Links: Website Facebook
Description: Chuck plays the guitar and harmonica with or without vocals. He plays a mix of old standards, blues, folk, show tunes, gospel, novelty pieces, Beatles, Eagles, Croce, Lightfoot, Sinatra, Satchmo, clapton, Joplin, et. al.
 


September 21
RJ Ballard
Links: Website Facebook
Description: RJ - Comfort food for the musical soul - Singer Songwriter - Iced Coffee and Clean Sock Aficionado.
 

September 28
Justin Rayfield
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