February 15th, 2015 by Julie
Oregon Chocolate Festival
The Oregon Chocolate Festival takes place in the springtime every year in Ashland, this year the Festival will take place on the weekend of March 6th and March 8th 2015.
For lovers of all things chocolate like me, this is a must visit event. There will be many chocolatier’s you may recognize including Dagoba, Lillie Belle Farms, Sipping Dreams and many many more. Try some unique combinations and unexpected concoctions, cakes, cocktails, beer and even a chocolate facial.
The event takes place at the Ashland Springs Hotel, if you would like to stay at a B&B the Blue Moon is a 10 minute walk from the venue, where you will find a warm welcome and a home away from home cozy atmosphere, and also our yummy chocolate desserts. While you are here in Ashland see a play or two at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theatres just 2 blocks from the Festival.
See you there….
For more go to ashland springs/chocolate festival
February 13th, 2015 by Julie
The 14th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival delights film lovers every spring, this year the Festival will start on April 9th. and end on April 13th.
The Festival is a whirlwind of more than 90 feature length films, documentaries and short films over a short 5 day period. There is lots of excitement for everyone to see the very best in Independent films in one of Americas most historic and appealing small towns.
There are always special guests, film makers and actors from around the world to engage with audiences after each screening. The Festival starts with an opening night bash and finishes with an awards celebration where you can meet passionate film makers and have the best time imaginable.
The films are shown in many great venues from the iconic Varsity Theatre to The Old Armory and Ashland Springs.
The Oregonian newspaper say’s ” The Festival in Ashland offers the movie lover that same sense of being in a magical place….Southern Oregon doesn’t have anything else like this… nor in fact do most places on earth.” Well said! we are so lucky to have this event every year, we all look forward to it very much. The Blue Moon B&B hosts dignitaries connected with the film industry, who fly in from all over the globe for the Festival, it’s a great way for us as Innkeepers to meet marvelously interesting people and celebrities.
If you love movies and want to see an extraordinary verity of films and have the time of your lives, this is the place for you to come. Tickets go on sale in March, also a list of this years movies will be on the festivals website.
For Tickets and Information go to… www.ashlandfilm.org
January 20th, 2015 by Julie
Live at the Armory
Bill Frisell, guitarist, composer and bandleader will be Live at the Armory on January 29th 2015.
With a career spanning more than 25 years and over 200 recordings, Bill has made 25 albums of his own and has recorded and played with many other artists and done music in films too.
The New York Times describes him this way “It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compostions of guitarist Bill Frisell.” His music is a mixture of Rock, Country, Jazz and Blues, we are certainly lucky to have him perform at the Armory In Ashland. Joining Bill on stage will be Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen.
The concert will start at 8pm and food and a full bar will be available.
For tickets and info. Go to liveatthearmory.com
December 25th, 2014 by Julie
New Year in Ashland!!
Welcome in the New Year at the Ashland Armory with a Champagne Countdown and some of the Rogue Valley’s best entertainment from Burlesque, Trapeze, Shot’s N Slot’s poker,and some Electro Swing as you ring in the New Year, what fun!!
The New Years Eve Bootleggers Ball will delight you with The Cats Pajamas and shows that will get you jumping and jiving! Enjoy Burlesque with Black Kat Kabaret, these sulty ladies will heat up the audience with perfectly naughty dancing.
World class DJ’s Shakti Bliss and Cyril Noir will provide music to electrify the dance floor with their own brand of swing and pop.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of show. Doors open at 8.30 pm and dancing starts at 9pm.
For tickets and info go to” New Years Eve Bootleggers Ball ” at Liveatthearmory.com
December 16th, 2014 by Julie
Come to Ashland this December 19th for an evening of fun and dancing. Fiesta Latina at the Ashland Armory, if you would like to enjoy Dinner Theatre you will experience a fantastic show of Salsa Tango and Flamenco dance while you enjoy a gourmet dinner. After dinner the tables and chairs will be swept away and then comes your chance to dance the night away and practice what you saw in the performance.
Dinner Theatre starts at 6.30 pm. General admission will be at 9pm.
Dance the night away until 2am. with great latin music from Salsa Brava
For more information and tickets go to… Liveatthearmory.com
December 10th, 2014 by Julie
Poinsettia Festival at Ashland Greenhouses
It’s the season for hunkering down inside a warm and cozy house, sitting by the fire warming your toes with cold and windy weather outside. I like the change of seasons, throwing on a thick sweater and some gloves and tramping through the snow. Summer warmth seems so far away.
The holiday’s are just around the corner, Jean-Pierre and I went to Ashland Greenhouses for their Holiday Poinsettia Festival, hundreds or maybe thousands of Poinsettias of all colors on display, it was a wonderful sight, here is me in the middle of it all!
November 20th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland Live at the Armory
Ashland Armory Live Events, The perfect place for any special occasion. The Armory is conveniently located in the heart of Ashland at 208 Oak Street. The professional team at the Armory can produce the entire event from start to finish just choose which package that will fit your budget. They have an gourmet caterer and on site kitchen, also light and sound productions can arrange a live band or DJ. There is photography and video, limo service and places to stay nearby, one of those places of course is The Blue Moon B&B just a few blocks away within walking distance of the venue. The Armory can cater to lots of special events including Weddings, Conferences, Corporate Parties, Fundraisers, Film Festivals and Reunions in fact any party or type of event.
The Armory is quickly becoming a premier venue in Southern Oregon and has an ongoing Concert Series, in the next few weeks during November you can see Gaelic Storm, The Itals and BlueTech.
On November 21st there will be the Lithia Artisans Christmas Market and on December 13th the 13th Annual Abundance Swap.
For more information and tickets to a concert go to liveatthearmory.com or call 541-488-7001
November 16th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland Centennial Ice Rink opens November 22nd 2014
The Ashland Rotary Centenial Ice Rink opens November 22nd. Dust off your skates and join us for the grand opening in the covered Ice Rink at Lithia Park in beautiful Ashland Oregon. From 6 until 9 pm.
It’s that time of year again at the most magical place in Ashland. The days are colder and what could be better than getting out into the fresh air dressed warmly in cozy sweaters and gloves and skate the day away, then enjoy a mug of hot chocolate and a snack.
On the opening day there will be a performance by the Southern Oregon Figure Skating Club and Ice sculpting by Roger Butterfield. Skate under twinkling lights with music provided by DJ Hope.
Lots of outdoor fun for kids and the whole family!
Kids under 5 can skate free and for youths $3.50 adults $ 4.00
More information www.ashland.or.us or call 541-488-9189