BW’s August newsy news!

Hello, friends and fellow music lovers!

Wowza, what a summer! SO many fun things happening, and I remain ever grateful that I get to do this thing I love so much…singing and connecting and collaborating through the magic that is music and poetry and community. August is packed full of fun stuff, and I’ll tell you all about it after I dish out some gratitude!

GRATITUDE…Big heaps of thanks to Tom and Norene and all the wonderful folks who attended our front yard concert; to SFF and Big Ponderoo Festival and Sisters Gallery & Frame shop and Paulina Springs Books for a super fun artwalk evening; to Dale & Marean and all of the supporters at our house concert fundraier; to Bruce Swan & Chris Rosser & Karen Morand and all who tuned in to and supported our livestream; to staff and good folks at Fishtrap Writers’ Gathering, and to the amazing She’s Speaking LIVE artists and Music on Main in Portland for one joyful downtown Portland evening!

NEWS…Fun things are coming up in August! All the details are below. Since I play fewer concerts these days, it makes each one even more special. I hope to see you there!

And if these shows are not nearby, you can still see my face singing to you each month on Patreon! I’m still sharing a new song and new poem each month exclusively with patrons! It’s a great way to stay in touch, support my art directly, and hear me sing new songs in videos I make from random outdoor settings, ha!

Fri, Aug 11 – Sisters Hometown Hang w/Dennis McGregor – Sisters, OR. Sisters Folk Festival presents Sisters Hometown Hang – celebrating local music with performances from SkilletheadQuattlebaumBeth Wood and Dennis McGregor, and Skybound Blue. Bring the whole family and come enjoy a fun, relaxed evening of great music! The concert will take place at Sisters Art Works on (SAW) located at 204 W. Adams Ave, Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. Food trucks will be on site & beverages will be available for purchase from the SAW bar. No outside food or alcohol, please. Chairs are not provided; bring your low-back festival chairs or blankets. This concert is FREE and open to all!

Fri, Aug 18 & Sat, Aug 19 – HOME BY DARK @ Union Hill Park – Alpharetta, GA. Since 2007, HOME BY DARK has captivated audiences with one of the most powerful and unique concert events in America. Inviting the best songwriters and musicians in the world to its stage, HOME BY DARK is a Nashville meets New York meets L.A. meets Atlanta, storytelling, romantic, pierce your heart, laugh til it hurts, reminds me of momma, dance in the aisle, that’s my favorite song, evening you’ll never forget. Join us for Home By Dark at Union Hill Park with special guests Tommy Sims and Beth Wood! 1590 Little Pine Trail, Alpharetta, GA. 678.665.0040. Music starts at 8 pm. Gates open at 6:30. Table seating only. Click here for tickets and more info. Here’s a little montage of HBD memories through the years…video preview

Mon, Aug 28 – Art Works Yoga with Live Music – Sisters, OR. SFF and Black Butte Chiropractic + Yoga Studio present outdoor yoga with live music at Sisters Art Works (204 W. Adams Ave)! Led by the amazing Phoenix Reis. Class will be 90 minutes, with 40 people max. Attendees should come prepared with a mat, water bottle, and sunscreen. $25. Tickets available here.

I had a wonderful week at Fishtrap studying poetry with our Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani and our class of fearless poetry swimmers!

This was the only photo I took all week as my hands were busy writing poems, ha! I loved this spot by the river I found…it was my spiritual home base for the week.

And oh what fun we had with She’s Speaking LIVE in Portland at Music on Main!! The dancers alone were so joyful it filled my cup! Playing with these magical humans is so thrilling and exhilarating I can barely describe it! We’re planning a whole mess of PNW shows in spring 2024!

Thank you, thank you for being a part of my creative journey! I hope your summer days include some joy, some dancing, some time for rest. Hope to sing for you soon!

With gratitude from you fan,

Beth Wood

PO Box 551

Sisters, OR 97759

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