CAC to kick off Performing Arts Series


August 17, 2023

The Clatskanie Arts Commission will kick off its 34th annual Performing Arts Series with a free Big Band Concert in the Park, sponsored by Donna Garlock, on Labor Day, September 4, from 2-4 p.m., in the Clatskanie City Park. Listen to the great music of the North Coast Big Band. Hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, ice cream and beverages will be on sale as a fundraiser for CAC. In celebration of their new season free coffee and cake will be available at intermission. Bring your own chair and enjoy a fun afternoon. Bleacher seating will be available.

The Clatskanie Arts Commission has a great lineup of performances for you to enjoy this year:

Sunday, October 22 at 3 p.m. at the Birkenfeld Theatre; Dixieland group, Black Swan Classic Jazz Band, with singer extraordinaire Marilyn Keller, will start the season.

Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m. at CMHS: In honor of Veterans, the Oregon Symphonic Band will perform a Salute to Veterans at the Donavon Wooley PAC at Clatskanie Middle/High School. All veterans, band students and children are free.

Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m. at the Birkenfeld Theatre: Welcoming the holiday season will be the Fireside Social Orchestra performing old-fashioned Christmas favorites.

Sunday, February 18 at 3 p.m. at the Birkenfeld Theatre: Enjoy a little modern chamber music, tango, klezmer, Latin or world music with 3 Leg Torso.

Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at the Birkenfeld Theatre: The Skamokawa Swamp Opera is definitely not an opera. Come join the fun!

Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Birkenfeld Theatre: Singer Will Martin, acclaimed recording artist and live performer from New Zealand, is renowned for his engaging performance style, alluring personality and expressive voice across multiple music genres.

Tickets are available online at, by calling Elsa at 503-728-3403 or at the Big Band concert on Labor Day. Take advantage of the special purchase of six tickets by October 22 and save 15 percent. If available, tickets will be on sale at the door 30 minutes before the beginning of the performances.

The Birkenfeld Theatre is located at 75 S. Nehalem in Clatskanie, Oregon.

Clatskanie Middle/High School is located at 471 W. Bel Air Drive, Clatskanie, Oregon.


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