Category: Music Picks

2017 Bite & Brew of Salem. July 20th – July 23rd, Thursday – Sunday at Riverfront Park

This is the Family Event of the Summer, and with good reason. The Bite & Brew has food and beer, is held at The Riverfront Park (which is perfect this time of year), and the event features a ton of music that you will not want to miss.  This includes Gabriel Cox, Jacob Westfall, Dancehall Days, Mustache Harbor, Crash of Rhinos, The Junebugs, Will West & The Friendly Strangers, Lisa Mann & Ty Curtis, plus a slew of cover bands, and more, too.  If you want to catch some sun, hang out with friends, participate in a Salem tradition...

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Salem Art Fair & Festival. July 21st – July 23rd, Friday – Sunday. Bush Park

This is the 68th Annual Art Fair here in Salem, which in and of itself is something special.  But this event doesn’t look at day over 50 if you ask me.  And, like other family friendly events this same weekend, there will also be plenty of wine and food.  The major difference here is that the fair includes over 200 artists as well, hocking their wares and showing off all the great art happening in this community.  With so many family friendly activities at the Art Fair, you’ll certainly be torn, and the musical line-up is pretty fantastic, too:...

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Got Metal? July 27th, 29th and 30th

There are three metal shows happening July 27th, 29th and 30th, all three have pretty big lineups, and with a wide-range of “metal” sounds, too, making all three equally recommended.  On Thursday, July 27th at The Fifty, come on down to support touring acts Demonsmoke & Morbid Fascination, with Wicked Haven acting as the local support for this intense and awesome show.  If you happen to like Wicken Haven, you’ll want to check out the “Make Salem Metal Again” show at Shotskis on the 29th, with them, AND Dead Thrall, Lotta, Feel Connected, Aether Theory, Choke The Silence, Renascenta...

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The 20th Annual World Beat Festival. Riverfront Park. June 23rd – June 25th

Now in the 20th year of operation, the World Beat Festival has taken over the Riverfront Park to bring a wide range of music and merriment to the Salem area.  Beginning Friday June 23rd and running through the weekend, this will be an incredible opportunity to see a wide range of acts that often don’t make it into the club scene because they are of the “world music” genre.  There’s gonna be food, a “Taste The World Promotion), and it’s an allages event, and it is put on by the City of Salem, which makes this one truly a...

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Giants in the Trees, Paste, Fools, and Paper Brain. June 30th @ 8pm at The Space

It won’t take long for this show on June 30th to sell out.  Krist Noveselic (of Nirvana fame) has a new group, and it is playing at The Space Concert Club with an incredible line-up of local acts, too.  Paper Brain, Paste, & The Fools will all round out this line-up, making this one of the most anticipated local shows of the summer.  Now, Giant In The Trees doesn’t sound like Nirvana, and frankly, this will not be an evening of music that you expect. But I can guarantee that what you will find is a new band to...

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