Two Acoustic Guitar Masters

Eric Skye and Mark Goldenberg
Two Acoustic Guitar Masters

Saturday, March 3 | 7:00 pm
$20 admission
Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita

Eric Skye and Mark Goldenberg – these two acoustic guitar masters will be playing one of their rare duet performances at Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita March 3rd.


Come listen to them in the intimate setting of Hoffman Center.

Though often billed as an acoustic jazz guitarist, Portland Oregon based Eric Skye occupies a unique niche between jazz, Americana, and blues. He plays in an original style, threaded together with a healthy respect for the groove, and a love of unadulterated acoustic tone. Skye’s most recent solo release, A Different Kind Of Blue, a solo guitar re-imagining of Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue, was listed in the top ten acoustic albums for 2012 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and acknowledged by the Miles Davis family. Eric was honored five years ago with a signature model guitar from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company that has gone on to be one of that company’s best sellers.

Los Angeles based Mark Goldenberg is the consummate A-list session player and sideman. Mark played lead guitar for Jackson Browne for sixteen years. He has played on records for and toured with artists including, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Eels, Chris Isaak, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton, and many others. Mark recently finished a two year world tour with acclaimed pianist and actor Hugh Laurie. He is also a songwriter, whose works have been recorded by Linda Rondstadt, Chicago, Pointer Sisters, Natalie Imbruglia, Eels, and Chris Botti.

“Stunning improvisational performances” –Acoustic Guitar magazine

“Two virtuosic fingerstylists blend lush tones and improvisational telepathy” –Premier Guitar magazine

“These two fine guitarists have put together eight tunes where their fertile musical minds create inventive textures and dynamic harmonic landscapes from beginning to end. Honestly, it took several listens before I began to hear a good amount of what they are doing, and it will take many more to unpack it further.” -Minor 7th Magazine



David Wiegan Acoustic Blues

David Wiegan
Saturday | February 10 |7:00pm
Admission $10
Hoffman Center for the Arts |594 Laneda Avenue

David’s live performances are best described as edgy acoustic/electric blues-rock along with some originals. Cover material features Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, blues classics and a few Beatles and reggae tunes. He uses pre-recorded “loops” to create a full band sound when performing solo, including some 3 and 4 part harmonies.

David has played in a variety of bands and has recorded for Mercury Records and Harbinger Northwest Records. In 2004 he released a solo CD which is available on CD-Baby and i-tunes. In 2015 he released a solo acoustic CD which is also available at CD Baby.

David has also appeared on many television shows and has performed in a wide variety of clubs, festivals, fairs, and outdoor concerts including Northwind outdoor concerts on the north coast and outdoor concerts in Lincoln City for the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. He’s appeared at McMenamins’ Hotel Oregon, Golden Valley Brewpub, Turkeyrama, and Brown Bag Concerts. More recently he has performed at the Florence Chowder, Blues, and Brews Festival, Columbus Day Festivals, Chamber of Commerce events including headlining for the Fourth of July Concert on the Florence Waterfront, Windfest Concerts on the Florence Waterfront for the Port of Siuslaw, Wakonda Brewpub, Homegrown Pub, Backstreet Gallery, Power of Florence and Relay for Life outdoor concerts and has opened twice for the Henry Turner Jr. band from Louisiana.  Some of his performances at the 2016 Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation Benefit Concert are available on Youtube.

Sounds of the Season Featuring the Autoharp

Sounds of the Season
Thursday, December 7 | 4:00pm 
Admission is free
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue

North Tillamook Library in Manzanita is proud to announce they are partnering with the Hoffman Center for the Arts to bring the community a program entitled Sounds of the Season featuring the autoharp.

Adam Miller will present “Folksongs of the Winter Holidays” at public libraries throughout the west coast, and Manzanita is one of the lucky locations. This sing-along program features well-known and not-so-well-known traditional folk songs and carols for New Year’s, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the Winter Solstice.

The Hoffman Center for the Arts will host the program on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 4:00 PM. There is no admission charge.

A resident of the Pacific Coast of Oregon, Adam Miller is one of the finest autoharpists in the world. He is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. He travels 70,000 miles a year and has performed in concert halls from the Everglades to the Arctic Circle.

Swing into the Holidays with Jazzatti-tude!

Saturday, December 9 | 7-9pm
$10 cover | All ages
Hoffman Center, Manzanita

Jazzatti-tude is a quartet of  local talent. The band consists of Doug Proctor on keyboards, Robert Brook on guitar, Leo Lawyer on percussion, and vocalist Sydney Elliott.

Join us for an evening of lounge, swing, samba, and holiday tunes. Some snacks and beverages will be provided.

Bob Brook and Doug Proctor founded the group in 2012. Sydney Elliott joined the band in 2016, and Leo Lawyer joined the group this year.

Before Jazzatti-tude, Bob Brook was in Shy Jazz. Now, the group performs mainly on the Oregon Coast, from Tillamook to Astoria.

Brownsmead Flats to Perform


Brownsmead Flats
Saturday | October 28th
7:00 pm | 
$10 admission
Hoffman Center for the Arts

The Brownsmead Flats play acoustic music that may be best described as “Crabgrass,” a style they liken to folk/bluegrass with a maritime flavor. They sing with a strong emphasis on tight vocal harmonies and the quintet plays a variety of acoustic instruments. Dan Sutherland is featured on hammered dulcimer, mandolin, and fiddle. Ray Raihala picks banjo, guitar, and mandolin. Larry Moore plays the mandolin. John Fenton is on bass and mandolin, and Ned Heavenrich plays harmonica and guitar.

The Brownsmead Flats create a fun loving atmosphere where audiences are encouraged to participate by singing along and doing hand motions. The versatility of the band allows them to generate music for all ages. Their tight harmonies and enjoyment of making music together translate into an event guaranteed to fill audiences with joy and mirth.

R.J. Marx Quartet to Perform at the Hoffman Center for the Arts

R.J. Marx Quartet
September 30 | 7:00 pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda, Manzanita
$10 admission

“The R.J. Marx Quartet features a world-class frontline of saxophone and guitar exploring some of the most challenging and rarely-performed compositions of the major jazz composers from the 1940s to 1970s, as well as an array of traditional favorites.”

The band is led by saxophonist R.J. Marx who began his love affair with jazz while still in high school in 1971, followed by studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and later studies with celebrated jazz pianist Pete Malinverni and saxophonists Ralph Lalama and Charlie Lagond. As a professional journalist Marx maintained his lifelong interest in jazz, writing for the website Jazz Central Station and creating artist profiles for regional and national publications. Marx has been a member of the Jazz Journalists Association for more than a decade.

Guitarist John Orr has played all over the western states. Fluid in many styles of music, his main influences vocally include the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Mose Allison, Louis Prima, and guitarist influences Django Reinhardt and Barney Kessel.

Bassist Joe Church started playing guitar the age of 16 and by the age of 18 had switched over to bass. He plays many other instruments including lap steel, flute/sax, ukulele, fretless electric bass, mandolin and banjo, though the bass has been his primary focus. Because of his advanced improvisational skills, he soon found himself in the role of a highly sought-after session player who bands would call when they needed someone to fill in with limited rehearsals.

Drummer Dave Gager started playing drums at the ripe old age of 11, influenced by ‘The Beatles’ cartoons. His 5th grade band teacher politely informed him that ‘guitar’ wasn’t an option for the class, so he settled on the drums and has never looked back. Dave has recorded and performed with a host of regional, national and world-class musicians, dividing his time between studio sessions and touring. Dave continues to provide recorded drum tracks from his small, but potent home recording studio, and has gained a reputation as an in-demand session player for musicians/bands of every genre. He also offers drum lessons to students at every skill level and musical style.

For more information or clarification please contact



August 19, 2017 | 7pm 
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda | Manzanita


The Bar-K Buckaroos play traditional western swing dance music in the style of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.

The band is made up of north coast musicians, featuring Brad Griswold on rhythm guitar, Dave Quinton on bass, Richard Thomasian on lead guitar, Tom Peake on drums and John Orr on pedal steel.

Collectively these musicians have played in such notable north coast bands as The Floating Glass Balls, The Bond Street Blues Band, The Swingcats, Acoustica, and Ma’Barley. Together they bring their love of Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, Blues and Reggae’ to create a great evening of western swing and 1920’s to 1940’s era swing music.


Summer Sunday Concerts Start on Father’s Day, June 18, 2017

This summer we’re pleased to bring back our free summer concerts in the Hoffman Gardens on Sundays from Father’s Day through Labor Day Weekend.  The concerts run from 1 to 3 pm.

We still have a few open Sundays.  Musicians who would like to perform should contact Michael Maginnis

June 18 Sedona Fire
June 25 Noah Dooley
July 2 Joe Wrabek
July 9 Nehalem Valley All-Stars
July 16 The Ferrets
July 23 No Garden Concert due to Manzanita Music Festival
July 30 Stay Tuned
(Yes, that’s the band’s name)
August 6 Sherrie Wolf
1 to 2 pm
August 13 Tsunami Drummers
August 20 David Weigan
August 27 Rhythm Method
September 3 Russ Watson

Soulful Americana Duo Silver Lake 66 to Perform

Come listen to the soulful Americana duo Silver Lake 66
in the intimate setting of Hoffman Center in beautiful Manzanita.

June 24, 2017 | 7pm 
Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda
Manzanita, OR
Silver Lake 66 is the soulful, Americana duo of Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo, based in Portland, OR. Their duet stylings combine tight harmonies, strong duets, and sharp guitar work steeped in classic country, rock, and blues. The duo released their debut album in August 2016Let Go or Be Draggedto critical acclaim. It features a collection of songs drawn from personal experiences of travel, love, loss and adversity. A group of local veteran musicians from the Portland Americana community round out the vocally driven, warm tremolo laden sound. The CD has been well received, hitting #19 on the Roots Music Report (a national Americana radio airplay chart) and the song “San Francisco Angel” reached #18 on the singles version of the same chart.
Originally from the Midwest, the couple began playing and writing music together during their time in Minneapolis. After several years of recording, touring and playing locally, they packed up the van, guitars, and their trusty dog Bernie, and headed to Southern California. While living in LA for nearly a decade, their band The Ruby Trees performed locally in Los Angeles clubs, including appearances at Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance and the World Famous Palomino Club. 
The next chapter for the duo was a move to Portland, Oregon. The genesis of their music in the Pacific northwest was fueled by jam sessions and performances at an under the radar, honky-tonk on the edge of town called “The Barn.” Silver Lake 66 performs regularly in Portland, and throughout the Pacific Northwest, both as duo and with their trusty rhythm section; sometimes rounding out their sound with pedal steel and Hammond organ.
More information about Silver Lake 66 here

Brazilian Violin Trio in the intimate setting of Hoffman Center for the Arts

Hoffman Center for the Arts
Saturday, May 27, 2017 |7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Tickets: $20.00

Brazilian Violin Trio joins three of the most innovative instrumentalists on the contemporary Brazilian musical scene. Ted Falcon and Andrew Finn Magill are both multi-genre American violinists who after years of living in Brazil have become ambassadors of the growing Brazilian violin movement. Rounding out the trio is Brazilian guitarist Nando Duarte, a giant of the contemporary Brazilian music scene and an award-winning composer and arranger.

Ted Falcon has released seven CDs, performed with many Brazilian legends including Hermeto Pascoal, Hamilton de Holanda and Dominguinhos and regularly with his various musical projects including 3 Violinos, 3 Continentes, Gypsy Jazz Club and the duo Ted and Pablo, a partnership with harmonica player Pablo Fagundes. Their CD, Ted & Pablo, Transcontinental Music Express, was pre-nominated for best instrumental record of the year in Brazil. Ted has written and published several books about Brazilian choro, forró, and frevo and is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Whittier College and a music teacher at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

Multi-genre fiddler/violinist Andrew Finn Magill has toured four continents playing traditional Irish, bluegrass, jazz and choro and has performed with everyone from his own choro conjunto to Mike Marshall. He is a two-time All- Ireland fiddle finalist, Fulbright-MtvU fellow, and bandleader, leading O Finno and co-leading Violino no Choro. In 2014 he moved to Rio and began studying choro with Luís Barcelos, Nicolas Krassik and Pedro Paes. In less than two years he had formed O Finno which has been featured in Rio performance series Viva o Talento, on MEC 98.1FM and twice in the prestigious Casa do Choro. His 2016 double-release Roots & Branches debuted at #47 on the folk DJ charts and he is regularly featured on NPR.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, 7-string guitarist Nando Duarte, has become one of the leaders of Brazil’s popular music re-awakening with Dino 7 cordas as his mentor and Luiz Otávio Braga and Hélio Delmiro among his professors. His career as a seven-string guitarist led him to play, arrange, and produce some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Elza Soares, Gal Costa, João Bosco, Zeca Pagodinho, Marisa Monte, and Ney Matogrosso. His musical “Sambra” (2015) with Diogo Nogueira was the first Musical ever to be presented on stage at Rio de Janeiro’s New Year’s Eve party on Copacabana beach with over 2 million people and is now competing for a Cannes Golden Lion. He was also the musical director for the “One Year to Go” Olympic show, the only pre-show for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.

To learn more about the music and the artists visit Finn McGill’s web site here