The Old Liberty Theater

Black Market Trust at the Old Liberty

The Black Market Trust is a Los Angeles-based, five-piece band that creates a unique gypsy jazz, Django Reinhardt-inspired sound. They draw inspiration from the likes of Reinhardt, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, and John Lennon. The Black Market Trust has been praised by PBS for their “virtuostic playing, beautiful harmonies and fun interactions with the crowd.” Their music has been featured on ABC television shows and HULU original series. This is a must-see group of true talent that may not be in our region again for a while due to their busy touring schedule—but you can hear them on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield.

The concert begins at 8 p.m., but doors will open at 7 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments, including local craft beer and wine, as well as coffee and pastries, from Seasons Café in the lobby. Tickets are $15 per person, available by calling the Old Liberty Theater at 360-887-7260. To learn more about upcoming events at the Old Liberty Theater, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com. The Old Liberty Theater is a performing arts venue located at 115 N. Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield.

Terry Robb & The Blue Hearts at Old Liberty

Ridgefield’s Old Liberty Theater presents Terry Robb in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, with special guests, traditional blues duo The Blue Hearts. The audience will be treated to an evening of blues roots with elements of free jazz and Mississippi Delta music.

Terry Robbguitarist, singer, composer, and producer—has long been considered one of the top acoustic guitar blues players in the world. Robb is an honoree of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, and the namesake of the Terry Robb Best Acoustic Guitar Award. Robb’s most recent album is “Cool on the Bloom.” To learn more about Robb’s blend of blues, acoustic and contemporary, finger-pluckin’ goodness, visit www.terryrobb.com.

Admission is $15 in advance or at the door on the day of the show. Advance tickets are available by phone at 360-887-7260. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and all ages are welcome.  For more details, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com. The Old Liberty Theater is an independent theater and performing arts venue located at 115 N. Main St. in downtown Ridgefield. The theater is also available for private parties and events. For more information, e-mail don@oldlibertytheater.com.

The Strange Tones at The Old Liberty Theater

The multi-award-winning band, The Strange Tones, is bringing its distinctly Northwest, “Crime-A-Billy” sound to the Old Liberty Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. Known for well–crafted song writing and wildly entertaining live shows, the band’s distinct style fuses blues, rock, surf, and R&B with film noir sonic hues. The band has been inducted into the Cascade Blues Hall of Fame and has received five awards for Best Contemporary Act as well as multiple awards for Best Electric Guitar, Best Northwest Recording, and Best Vocals. Led by the husband-and-wife team of guitarist Julie and bassist Andy Strange, and fortified by longtime partners guitarist Suburban Slim and drummer Andy Gauthier, this group forms “… one of Portland’s most original and accomplished bands.”

The Old Liberty—located at 115 N. Main St. in dowtown Ridgefield—will open its doors at 6:45 p.m. so you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby, which also offers beer and wine. Tickets are $15 per person, and the show is open to all ages. To get advance tickets, call 360-887-7260. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the concert.

The Strange Tones at Old Liberty

The multi-award-winning band, The Strange Tones, is bringing its distinctly Northwest, “Crime-A-Billy” sound to the Old Liberty Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. Known for well–crafted song writing and wildly entertaining live shows, the band’s distinct style fuses blues, rock, surf, and R&B with film noir sonic hues. The band has been inducted into the Cascade Blues Hall of Fame and has received five awards for Best Contemporary Act as well as multiple awards for Best Electric Guitar, Best Northwest Recording, and Best Vocals. Led by the husband-and-wife team of guitarist Julie and bassist Andy Strange, and fortified by longtime partners guitarist Suburban Slim and drummer Andy Gauthier, this group forms “… one of Portland’s most original and accomplished bands.”

The Old Liberty—located at 115 N. Main St. in dowtown Ridgefield—will open its doors at 6:45 p.m. so you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby, which also offers beer and wine. Tickets are $15 per person, and the show is open to all ages. To get advance tickets, call 360-887-7260. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the concert.

Western Swing at the Old Liberty

The Old Liberty Theater will be swingin’ it, western-style, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, during a special concert with mandolin master Brian Oberlin and his Western Swing Band, the Swinging Doors. Oberlin is an award-winning mandolin champion and will be belting out dance-able Western tunes on his electric mandolin (yes, you read that right) with Dan Lowinger on electric guitar, Rusty Blake on steel guitar (because your Western band has to have a guy named Rusty), Tommy Chiffon on drums and Chris Kee on bass.

This concert is part of Ridgefield’s First Saturday events, and September’s theme is the Wild, Wild West. Come early to join the hootenanny and enjoy beer and BBQ, country music, line dancing, and zucchini racing (because why not?) in Overlook Park.

The Old Liberty will open its doors at 6:45 p.m. so that you can get snacks in the lobby and find a good seat, although during the concert you’ll probably want to get out of your seat and do some boot-scootin’. Tickets are $15 for all ages. Advance tickets are available by calling the theater at 360-887-7260.

The Tony Starlight Show

What’s got music, comedy, impersonations, pop stars, and a guy named Tony? It’s the Tony Starlight Show, happening this Saturday, April 9, at the Old Liberty Theater in downtown Ridgefield.

Audience members will be treated to everything from songs (old and new and parodies, too!) to comedy sketches to impressions. Fresh from the Stony Starlight Showroom in Portland, this variety show includes classics like “My Hair Keeps a-Fallin’ from My Head,” and “I Can’t Get These Jeans on Any More,” as well as homages to Dean Martin, Axl Rose, Bob Seger, the Copacabana Club, the Rat Pack, and Solid Gold. The show changes every year, so  you never know exactly what you’ll see: Tom Jones singing “Happy Birthday,” a Star Trek fan wooing a young lady, or Neil Diamond telling you to sing louder!

This show is just right for anyone age 21 to 91. (If you’ve 92 and over, there’s a danger you’ll laugh so hard your dentures might fall out.) The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $18 in advance by calling 360-887-7260, or $20 at the door. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Street in Ridgefield. To learn more, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

 

The Tony Starlight Show

What’s got music, comedy, impersonations, pop stars, and a guy named Tony? It’s the Tony Starlight Show, happening this Saturday, April 9, at the Old Liberty Theater in downtown Ridgefield.

Audience members will be treated to everything from songs (old and new and parodies, too!) to comedy sketches to impressions. Fresh from the Stony Starlight Showroom in Portland, this variety show includes classics like “My Hair Keeps a-Fallin’ from My Head,” and “I Can’t Get These Jeans on Any More,” as well as homages to Dean Martin, Axl Rose, Bob Seger, the Copacabana Club, the Rat Pack, and Solid Gold. The show changes every year, so  you never know exactly what you’ll see: Tom Jones singing “Happy Birthday,” a Star Trek fan wooing a young lady, or Neil Diamond telling you to sing louder!

This show is just right for anyone age 21 to 91. (If you’ve 92 and over, there’s a danger you’ll laugh so hard your dentures might fall out.) The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $18 in advance by calling 360-887-7260, or $20 at the door. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Street in Ridgefield. To learn more, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.