Visitors to the Lincoln City Farmers Market can pick up a grounding in world music alongside their veggies this summer, with a full slate of performers set to take the stage each Sunday.
Sponsored by Rusty Truck Brewing Company, this outdoor music series will feature everything from Andean folk music to narrated Hawaiian dance to Appalachian clogging.
Concerts will start at 1 pm in the food court.
The market is open from 9 am to 3 pm every Sunday on the front lawn of the cultural center at 540 NE Hwy. 101. For more information, call 541-994-9994.
Chayag en Familia
Let young Andrés be your guide as you ride the wind down the Andes to take in the sights, sounds and flavors of many countries. Alex Llumiquinga, wife Ireen, and daughter Korayma weave lyrics in Spanish, Quichua, Quechua and Aymara into sweet harmonies, while daughters Ameli and Kelpi alternate between playing traditional instruments such as charango, zampoña, bombo and cajón, and presenting colorful dances both interpretive and traditional.
Foulweather String Band
This newly formed band from Lincoln and Tillamook counties features Bobbie Stirling on standup bass and bodhrán; Karen Johnson on fiddle; Steve Johnson on guitar and banjo; and Kurt Dugan on fiddle, mandolin and washboard. They specialize in early and contemporary Southern Appalachian tunes along with Celtic music. In addition, Johnson is a talented Appalachian clogger who is more than qualified to provide a little sole music.
The husband-and-wife duo of Gary Burman and Nora Sherwood are about Irish tunes and songs, featuring uilleann pipes, flutes, whistles, bodhrán and percussive sean-nós step dance.
Paradise of Samoa Dance Troupe
Enjoy narrated dances from Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, complete with handcrafted costumes, from this nonprofit educational group under the direction of Tasi Tuaopepe Keener.
This singer-songwriter and Taft High School graduate is constantly creating: from videos and re-imaginings to blogs, vlogs and straight-up recording. He draws upon his Filipino heritage, his “weird sense of humor” and a whole lot of coffee as he performs his original songs up and down the West Coast.
Ritual Azteca Huitzilopochtli
The Woodburn-based Grupo Ritual Azteca relives the ancient practices of the indigenous peoples of Anáhuac with authentic drums, instruments and regalia. Learn about the traditions, and get an introduction to Nahuatl, the original dialect of the Aztec people which is still spoken by nearly a million people in Mexico today.
3 Hand Stephen
Stephen Cohen doesn’t bring a band when he does his interactive performances for children. Instead he brings his collection of homemade instruments and invites members of the audience to become the band. 3 Hand Stephen knows how to make music fun.