U.S. Regional and Local Music Scenes
Local Salem Music Scene

Salem is more known as the capital of Oregon than for its music scene, but the town still knows how to party and appreciate a wide selection of traditional and modern music. More actors than musicians have come from the area that made it into the national spotlight. One of the most famous musical legends from Salem has been singer/actress Kate Nauta, who played Lola in Transporter 2.

Songs For Alice * Afro Mother * Anna Austin * BobbiLynn Forbus * Emot!on beats * Aimee Larsen * The FlexTones * Jerry Sparks * Tzarkazm * Rock Candi * AppleTown Productions * Marcus Parrish * Powda * Matthew Price * The Ted Vaughn Blues Band *

Local Highlights

The Salem Weekly Music lists upcoming events in the Salem, Oregon area. It includes updates on local musicians, choir concerts, poetry and art exhibits. Regular local performances are conducted by the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra. Some of the key venues mentioned include Rice Auditorium, The Space Concert Club and Riverfront Park.

The 6th Annual Winston-Salem Cycling Classic was held on Memorial Day Weekend in 2018 at Bailey Park. The cycling event on May 23rd was followed by the Gears & Guitars concerts with performances from Cold War Kid, Liza Anne and Colony House. Other performances throughout the weekend included Matthew Sweet, Soul Asylum, Blues Traveler and Jason Isbell.

Familiar voices of the local scene from the past got together for a reunion on May 12, 2018 at The Ramkat called "Yesterday's Tomorrow: Winston's Psychedelic 60s and Beyond." The bands included Sacred Irony, Rittenhouse Square, Sneakers, Little Diesel and the Imperturbable Teutonic Griffin. The show coincided with a book called A Spy in the House of Loud: New York Songs and Stories by Chris Stamey, who has been playing in the local scene since the 1980s.

Several musical events are planned for Salem throughout 2018, includeing the Williamette Series at Arcane Cellars, where you can see acts such as The Ted Vaughn Blues Band, Skybound Blue, The FlexTones and Bigfoot Mojo. The Wine Country Rocks Concert Series is held in the summer at Legacy Estate Vineyard featuring acts such as Britnee Kellogg, Cloverdayle and Nate Botsford. Another annual summer festival is Kathken Vineyards Summer Music in the Park, which will include the Grateful Dead tribute band The Dead Band, the Fleetwood Mac tribute band Gold Dust and Tom Petty tribute band Petty Fever.

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