Monthly Archives: August 2017

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 7 pm – Taiko – On Ensemble

Pops FlyerOn Ensemble
Monday, September 11, 7:00 pm,
Established in 2002 On Ensemble is one of the most respected ensembles in the taiko (Japanese drumming) world. Led by childhood friends Shoji Kameda and Masato (Maz) Baba, On Ensemble is recognized for infusing the powerful rhythms of taiko with a wide range of musical influences from jazz and rock to central asian overtone singing. Their fearless musical exploration has expanded the artistic range of the taiko and has taken these ancient instruments into new realms. The group’s unique sound has been praised as “completely original and brilliantly conceived.” Modern Drummer magazine calls On Ensemble “an exciting taiko ensemble looking at new ways to apply traditional Japanese drums.” On Ensemble was the first American taiko group to be invited to perform at the National Theater of Japan for the prestigious Nihon no Taiko concert series.

Sat August 12 2017–8pm – Double Duo


Pops Performing Arts and Cultural Center will present a double duo concert with two well-known North State’s duo Allison Scull and Victor Martin with Tom Scott and Leslie Tift on Saturday, August 12, 8pm. Read more about the artists.
Both inspired by the music of the 60s’ and 70’s, Tom Scott and Leslie Tift have been performing together for about 11 years. With songs from the 1800’s to present day, they play a combination of blues, country blues, folk, jazz, swing and originals. Tom performs on guitar, mandolin, and vocals while Leslie  performs on guitar, vocals and dobro. According to Leslie, ” We are honored to  be sharing the stage with Vic and Allison and are looking forward to a fun-filled evening of music.”
Allison Scull and Victor Martin blend roots music with a fusion of jazz, folk, blues, a little funk, originals and some jazz standards laced with some French lyrics. Victor performs on saxophone and vocals, and Allison performs on guitar and vocals. In regards to this first time concert, Victor conveys “I am honored to share a show with Leslie and Scott, who are such great musicians. Allison adds, “We have never done this before with them and are looking forward to what our collaboration will bring”

Sun Aug 6 Pacific Crest Student Concert – Free

88f0da_7b07a199bba75cbfae728035c9672b3aStudent artists from across the US and as far away as Europe, Asia, and South America gather in Dunsmuir, CA for an incredibly fun and intensive chamber music experience. Working, rehearsing, and performing alongside the outstanding faculty, The Pacific Crest Music Festival is is truly a unique experience.

On Sunday, August 6th, the students will be performing a Pops!

This is a free public concert. Please arrive early, as the hall fills up quickly!

***Donations are greatly appreciated and go directly towards student artist scholarships.

Sat Aug 5, 9am to 1 pm, The Ol’ Dunsmuir Outdoor Faire

Rick-Garrett-photo-by-Suzanne-Scull(1) Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to host The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire on Saturday, August 5, 9 am to 1 pm. Come down to one of Dunsmuir’s many fine restaurants, then do a little shopping and listening.
The musical line up is as follows:
10 to 11 am Marc Wright, Vocals and Guitar – Jazz, and Folk
11 am to 1 pm Rick Garrett Latin Fingerstyle Guitar
Dancer and performer Marc Wright will sing folk and jazz, and play jazz guitar from 10 to 11 pm.  Marc Wright most recently was a part of the the choir at College of the Siskiyous jazz ensemble as tenor. He often participates in local musical productions as a dancer and vocalist. (He is sought after in Siskiyou County’s dance world as he his one of the few male ballet dancers in town.)
Local fingerstyle guitarist Rick Garrett will play from 11 am to 1 pm. Rick is a tremendously versatile, accomplished guitarist who plays jazz, classical and Spanish pieces.  We are  lucky to have him.


Local favorite and bike extraordinaire Travis Bowman will be offering bicycle repair and  tune ups.

Local artist Wanda Wellborn is excited her to offer her own art in the form of photos, coloring books and printed photos. In 2014, she submitted a piece of her art at the Siskiyou County fair that took best of show.  From that one piece many pieces followed including three coloring books and photos of flowers around Mt. Shasta, California.

Mountain Oasis Treasures will be selling honey, microgreens, 100% pure beeswax candles, unique finds for the home, antique cast iron wares, vintage clothing, repurposed and reused treasures, Victorian kerosene stove, and genuine treasure chest.

The Spice of Life – Magical Apothecary will bring magical botanicals with a spiral mystic flair such as skin salves and aromatherapy sprays all made with the finest of organic ingredients.  In addition, handmade art, journals, and collectibles to inspire creativity will be available.