Singer-songwriter and harmonica player Curtis Salgado is returning to performing after a hiatus due to quadruple heart bypass surgery.
Alligator Records, his label for "The Beautiful Lowdown," has announced that Salgado will perform at the Waterfront Blues Festival on Tuesday, July 4. For more: www.waterfrontbluesfest.com.
Salgado recently won Blues Music Awards for Soul Blues Album of the Year, Song of the Year ("Walk A Mile In My Blues") and Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year.
Alligator also says that Salgado will perform July 6 at the Riverview Six to Sunset Concerts at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, Washington — www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec — and for Concerts in the Park at Dawson Park in Portland, July 19 — www.portlandoregon.gov/parks.
Vans Warped Tour
The punk rock/metal/hardcore tour returns to Oregon, but it'll be in Salem. It opens Friday in Seattle, and then stops at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 16.
The lineup includes Sick Of It All, CKY, GWAR, The Adolescents, Strung Out, T.S.O.L., Hatebreed, Emmure, Anti-Flag, The Ataris and more.
For more: www.vanswarpedtour.com.
Coming to venues this week (we're thinking tickets still available):
• The Django Festival All-Stars carry on the legacy of the great "gypsy jazz" guitarist Django Reinhardt. They are led by guitarist Dorado Schmitt and include Schmitt's son, Samson. They'll play at the Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Tickets: $32.50, www.portland5.com.
• Presented by PDX Jazz, Donny McCaslin and his band, who served as backing band on David Bowie's last album ("Blackstar"), have put out their own album about the experience with Bowie. They'll play at the Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., 8 p.m. Friday, June 16. Tickets: $25-$35, www.pdxjazz.com.
PDX Jazz also presents concerts by Ambrose Akinmusire (June 17, Mission Theater), and The Legendary Murray/El'Zabar Duo (June 29, The Old Church). For more: www.pdxjazz.com.
• The Rose City Kings are looking ahead to two shows: 9 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at LaurelThirst, 2958 N.E. Glisan St., as well as during BestieFest Northwest, 14700 N.W. Gillihan Road, 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24. For more: www.RoseCityKings.com.
• The Adrian Martin Sextet, featuring LaRhonda Steele, pays tribute to the timeless songs of Nina Simone in "I Put a Spell on You — A Tribute to Nina Simone," 8 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Tickets: $20, $24 at door, www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• Duffy Bishop and her original band mates, The Rhythm Dogs, which include her husband Chris Carlson, make an appearance in Portland at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., 8 p.m. Sunday, June 18. Tickets: $20, $25 at door, www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• Brazilian contemporary singer Seu Jorge presents "The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie," 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road. He rose to fame in Wes Anderson's film "A Life Aquatic" as a singing sailor performing Bowie songs in Portuguese. Tickets: $35-$200, www.zooconcerts.com.
Buy your tickets soon ...
• Kristin Chenoweth is an award-winning actor, and she is also a singer. She'll make her Portland Opera debut at the Baroque Ball gala, Sept. 16. Proceeds benefit Portland Opera. For more: www.portlandopera.org/gala.
• At 77 he is garnering good reviews for the albums "Long Lost Suitcase," "Spirit In The Room" and "Praise & Blame," and now Tom Jones will perform in Portland, Sept. 22 at Keller Auditorium. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at www.LiveNation.com.