September 8th, 2014 by Julie
Music to enjoy in Ashland Oregon
In our lovely town of Ashland there are lots of opportunities in our restaurants and bars and also local wineries to enjoy fabulous music by local bands and taste some of the most delicious food as well.
Some of the venues where you can hear great music are Enoteca Wine and Bistro, Caldera Tap House, Standing Stone Brewery, Oberon’s Tavern, “Blue” Greek on Granite, Pasta Piatti, Grizzley Peak Winery, Belle Fiore Winery and The Brick Room to name just a few, see below for more about The Brick Room.
September 2nd, 2014 by Julie
Wonderful Staff at the Blue Moon in Ashland
We say farewell to Alister who has been an invaluable member of our housekeeping team at the Blue Moon for the past three years, he is continuing to pursue his passion in Medical Massage Therapy at the University of Oregon in Eugene. We will miss him, and wish him well.
Our dedicated housekeepers Sara, Tito and Chelsea continue to play a pivotal role in keeping our Inn well run, organised and sparkling clean. They are amazing young woman who are energetic and cheerful even on hectic mornings. We feel privileged to have such supportive team to help us every day.
August 23rd, 2014 by Julie
Noble Coffee in Ashland Oregon celebrates seven years in business in Ashland. The owners Jared and Carolyn Rennie started their business in their garage in 2007, roasting coffee for local individuals as well as restaurants and B&B’s. In 2009 they opened the Noble Coffeehouse and Roastery at 281 Fourth St. Ashland.
Jared and Carolyn are passionate about their coffee, sourcing the highest quality coffees from all over the world. Then roasting the coffee to perfection. They put a lot of effort into training their baristas to be knowledgeable and skilled to make a perfect cup of coffee at the cafe.
The ambiance of the coffeehouse is modern, casual and fun. The coffee is Fair Trade and Organic, this is very important to us at the Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast as we serve Noble Coffee every morning to our guests, who appreciate that we care enough to give them the best.
August 20th, 2014 by Julie
“Into the Woods” is playing in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre in Ashland Oregon until October 11th
The Elizabethan stage is the perfect venue for “Into the Woods” a play written by James Lupine with mesmerizing music by Stephen Sondheim. The musical was inspired by Grimms Fairy Tales stories… Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and others.
On stage is a full 25 piece orchestra, you may recognize Matt Castle playing the grand piano, he also played the piano on stage in last years “My Fair Lady”. He was very much part of My Fair Lady and he is also quite a presence in Into the Woods playing Sondheim’s delightful music.
The two Prince Charming’s played by John Tufts and Jeremy Peter Johnson are hilarious, they also sing some really wonderful lusty songs. Another stand out is the riveting Miriam A. Laube who plays the humorously menacing witch, she is a fantastic combination of good and evil!
‘Into the Woods’ is beautiful to look at, the OSF multi talented acting company breath new life into the fairy tales we all grew up with. Of course all good fairy tales start with the words… Once upon a time… then the story begins.
What follows is a gorgeously rich Broadway worthy musical spectacular with a unique Oregon Shakespeare Festival flair.
Does it all end Happily Ever After.. You will have to go and see for yourself..
Go to osfashland.org/productions/2014-plays/into-the-woods.aspx
August 17th, 2014 by Julie
“Ain’t Misbehavin” at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland Oregon is famous for putting on fabulous shows and Ain’t Misbehavin is definitely a fabulous show!
This is a funny and spirited revue, with great singing and dancing by an energetic and versatile and talented cast. You will be tapping your toes and clapping your hands at the iconic music of the 1930′s. The elegant, jazzy art-deco set frames the action with style and pizzazz..
Songs we all know… like ” Jitterbug Waltz” .”.This Joint is Jumpin” … ” Honeysuckle Rose” and of course ” Ain’t Misbehavin” have you singing along with the cast.
This sassy sultry confection is not to be missed, it runs until the end of August so don’t wait get your tickets today…
August 12th, 2014 by Julie
The ” Brick Room” a new restaurant on the Plaza in Ashland Oregon.
We were all sad to see Alex’s Plaza Restaurant and Bar close for business earlier this year after 25 years as a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.
The new plaza restaurant will be open from 7 am. until 3 pm. for coffee and light fare. From 3 pm. for dining, serving traditional american food, drinks and live music until a late night closing.
We are excited to see a new business open in the 150 year old building. “The Brick Room” is set to open it’s doors on August 1st. Owners Elijah Katkin and his mother Gina Katkin have completely redesigned and renovated the whole space, making it more open and a friendlier design. Also they enlarged the bar and have a small area as a stage for live music.
Next time you are in Ashland make sure to go… for reservations call 541 708 6030
August 7th, 2014 by Julie
Enjoy an evening of wine,music and food at the Grizzly Peak winery’s 2014 summer concert series in Ashland Oregon. Grizzly Peak is an award winning winery, nestled into the slopes of Grizzly Peak at 1600 East Nevada Street Ashland.. Just a 10 minute drive from Downtown.
Coming up in August..
An evening with Dave Pinsky on August 15th.
and on August 22nd Blue Lightning band
The concerts start at 6pm… there will be food truck service with local tasty treats starting at around 5pm. Or you could bring a picnic and drink great wines as you listen to foot tapping music.
Of course Grizzly Peak Winery set in 40 beautiful acres, is open from Thursday— Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm. The vintners will be happy to talk to you about their wines and enjoy a tasting.
August 5th, 2014 by Julie
Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland Oregon will present a Ballet and Wine dinner on Thursday August 14th. From 6.30 pm. until 715 pm. for dinner. Ballet performance from 7-30 pm. until 9 pm.
Come and ‘ Celebrate Love’ with a performance by “ Ballet Diane Hyrst.” A local Non Profit Educational Ballet Company, who are looking forward to their first open-air performance at Belle Fiore Winery, located at 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road Ashland Oregon.
The Ballet Company of professional world class dancers perform a classic and contemporary repertoire, the company have been enthralling audiences since 1980. They will also perform at another local winery DANCIN Vineyards on August 11th.
If you want to go… http://www.bellefiorewine.com/Events/Ballet
August 1st, 2014 by Julie
“The Great Society” now playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Recently we were privileged to join an audience of OSF volunteers at the Music Hall on the campus of Southern Oregon University for an evening with Bill Rauch, Robert Schenkkan and Tom Bryant. They talked about the Broadway production of ”All the Way” and the new sequel to All the Way, Robert Schenkkan’s new work “The Great Society”.
This play will be just as powerful and tumultuous as All the Way. In The Great Society, we start from LBJ’s landslide victory in 1965 until 1968. We see how Lyndon Johnson has to come to grips with the increasingly unpopular Vietnam War, and how he is able to push through great legislation such as the Voting Rights Act and Medicare.
Jack Willis again reprises his role as LBJ, and Kenajaun Bentleyas Dr. Martin Luther King. The cast is still in rehearsals, guided by Bill Rauch as Director and Robert Schenkkan, they are getting ready for the world premier opening on July 23rd.
We are so excited to see The Great Society, to revisit the 1960′s and to remember what Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King fought for. and what they achieved in difficult times in our history.
Another snippet fresh off the presses… Robert Schenkkan told us that he is in negotiations with a movie company to make a film of All the Way!! We will look forward to seeing it in the future at the Varsity Theatre in Ashland.
July 25th, 2014 by Julie
Every Wednesday,Friday and Saturdays during the summer months Ashland Park and Recreation offers free guided tours through beautiful Lithia Park,
Starting at 10am the walks last about an hour and a half. All ages are welcome to stroll through the park and learn about the flowers,trees,water,geology and history of this famous park.
No reservations are required, just meet everyone at the Ashland Plaza entrance of Lithia Park, and have an enjoyable morning learning about nature, in one of the most amazing parks you will ever visit.
See you in the park!