Salem Public Library Concert Series
Portland Taiko - SOLD OUT
7 p.m. Friday, March 24
Portland Taiko blends the tradition of Japanese taiko drumming with a sense of Asian American identity, creativity, and empowerment. Since its founding in 1994, the group has headlined at arts festivals and concert halls, and has performed at hundreds of community events and school assemblies. Portland Taiko performs throughout the Pacific Northwest, offers classes and workshops at the Oregon Buddhist Temple, and conducts team-building workshops for businesses and community groups.
Due to the popularity of this group, this is a ticketed event. Free tickets will be available at the Floor 2 Ask Here Desk starting March 17th.
Funding for this concert generously provided by the Salem Public Library Foundation.
(Picture credit Rich Iwasaki)
Strut Your Stuff: Adult Talent Show
7 p.m. Friday, April 7 in Loucks Auditorium
A memorable and varied line-up of local talent will be packed into one thrilling evening for the annual Strut Your Stuff Adult Talent Show. A showcase of local talent for performers ages 18 and older, Strut Your Stuff is a non-competitive celebration of the skills and talents in our community.
Featured performers are: actor Chris Scadden; dance acts The Flapper Tapper, Claddagh Celtic Dancers, and bellydancer Stefanie Knowlton; spoken word artist Freya Ruehr; mime Marian Scadden; didgeridoo player and maker Jerry Haranczyk; and singers Contessa Dent, Richard Stimson, Ronnie Manne, and Judy Chartier.
Admission is free on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open by 6:30 p.m.
Members of the Salem Public Library Teen Advisory Board will be on hand, offering a free-will donation concession benefitting the library’s Teen Scene area.
The concert is sponsored by the Salem Public Library Foundation. Additional information is available at www.salemlibrary.org or at the Information Desk, 503-588-6052.