For our monthly blues performance, the Cascade Blues Association along with Artichoke Music present two of the most beloved artists on Portland’s music scene, Karen Lovely and Ben Rice. Both rose to fame representing the Cascade Blues Association at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN and have gone on to tour the world as in-demand performers and have each garnered multiple award recognitions. Showtime 7 pm, Weds March 7 on Artichoke's Facebook Live.
Building community through music, one heart at a time.
For over 45 years, Artichoke Community Music has provided a creative space for people of all ages and background to gather, play and share traditional music from all cultures. Artichoke Music is a non-profit music organization dedicated to building community through music by providing rewarding experiences for people to discover, learn and play music. We offer classes that celebrate the folk music tradition, a local community music store uniquely serving the folk music tradition in Portland, an instrument lending library to make instruments available to all who want to play, and we provide an affordable, comfortable space for music teachers.
Operations during the COVID 19 Pandemic: Our music store is open. During the pandemic we ask for your cooperation with our safety guidelines during COVID. We miss live music events at Artichoke and hope to see you all in person soon. For the foreseeable future, we are offering live performances virtually and our events will be posted. All music classes are being offered online. During the holidays, our store is open every day, Monday through Sunday. Store Hours.
NEW WEBSITE! We are building our new website! Welcome. Come back often and visit while we transition! We are adding new stuff everyday! We just added this blast from the past! Remember our "Artichoke Nights" collections? Its here now!
Donate to Artichoke. Your donations are tax-deductible. Also, Oregon Residents may receive an additional state tax credit when they match their donation to Artichoke Music with a donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust. Support the Arts in Oregon.
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