Live, Local Entertainment:
Rogue Valley Earth Day is a venue for local musicians, change-makers, dancers and performers to share their creativity and talents.
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM – The Bar Misfits
Here are this year’s performers:
Taiko is the art of Japanese drumming, and means “Big Drum” in Japanese. Ashland Taiko, directed by Pam Vellutini, is a community group made up of children and adults coming together to study and perform Taiko. Players work together to incorporate movement and create a visual percussion experience.
Chip Wright’s Champion Karate Demo Team
Skilled martial artists ranging from ages 6-16, will perform dynamic demonstrations and teach self-defense and anti-bullying techniques.
This ensemble of young violinists from Southern Oregon with
exceptional and award-winning talents is led by Artistic Director Faina Podolnaya. The nonprofit group has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater here in Southern Oregon, and in competitive festivals globally. Students pursue their passion for the violin through inspired teaching, high expectations, self-discipline, and appreciative recognition.
JenUwin Playtime the Musical Unicorn with Moxie
Jenifer Joy aka JenUwin is an educating performer and an entertaining educator who plays the classical saxophone and ukulele, along with boomwhackers, desk bells, nose flutes, and percussion instruments. With engaging musical-story shows that promote play-based musical learning, this unicorn brings music, magic and memories to kids and families.
Bar Misfits Klezmer Band
Delighting audiences in Southern Oregon and Northern California for over two decades, the Bar Misfits Klezmer Band gives a contemporary twist to Old World dance music of Eastern Europe. With influences from the Middle East, Gypsies and Jews alike, the band carries on the tradition of constant adaptation and creative license informing their music.
Shiviti Dance Co.
Based in Ashland and directed by Zahara Solomon, this Classical American Tribal Style Belly Dance is an improvisational, co-operative style honoring all who dance. Costumes are made mainly of up-cycled and recycled textiles, jewelry and adornment from around the world. Classes, private instruction and performances are available from Zahara Solomon, and upcycled ethnic adornment is available from Shiviti Bazaar in the The Underground, Ashland.
Educators from ScienceWorks present a show filled with awesome demonstrations, amazing discoveries and audience participation.