Freely Improvised Duets for Music and Dance

Dancer Makoto Matsushima from Tokyo, Japan performs movement and voice, Mike Nord, a music professor at Willamette University, performs on guitar and electronics. Their eclectic mix of influences range from martial arts and modern theater to classical traditions, free jazz, and electronica. Free admission. Smith Auditorium, Willamette University 900 State St. Salem, OR 97301 503-370-6255

Capital City Spectacular Concert & Fireworks

A wonderful evening of Patriotic Symphonic music featuring some of the best singers and musicians Oregon has to offer.  This 1.5 hour performance is a prelude to the spectacular fireworks show and is the beginning of a new tradition at the Oregon State Capital, Salem.  Presented by Northwest Broadway Productions and the City of Salem. Concert (8:30 pm) admission: $20. General (1-7 pm) admission: $3.
Riverfront Park
200 Water St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Language in Transition

Mayor Anna Peterson invites all communities to an extraordinary evening. Meet one another and hear expert guest speakers: Gregory Anderson, PhD, President, Living Tongues Institute, and Tony Johnson, Chairman, Chinook Indian Nation. Free admission. Sponsored by Willamette University Office of International Education and City of Salem Mayor's International Council. Free admission.

Berries, Bands, Birdhouses ~ Strawberry Social in Old Aurora

46th Annual Strawberry Social with music by Oregon’s Old Time Fiddlers and a local band. Stroll through the historic Ox Barn Museum, the Kraus House and an 1871 cabin. Kids can make a bird house. Tour the new exhibit “A Family Dynasty in Oregon: 1847-1905”. The Strawberry Social and museum admission is combined. $10 adults, $6 6 & under. All proceeds benefit the Old Aurora Colony Museum.
Old Aurora Colony Museum
15018 2nd St. NE
Aurora, OR 97002

Make Music Day Salem

Make Music Day Salem is an event for people who love music and the joyous sense of community that music can foster.  A celebration of music of all genres played by and enjoyed by people of all stripes. Live music from Alternative to Bluegrass to Classical to Zydeco can be enjoyed as we join over 725 cities around the world for their own Make Music Day celebrations. 
Locations all over Salem (times and locations on website)