FREE Community Event: The Rhythm Kings Play Dancing and Dining in the Streets Friday, Sept. 14


Medford, September 11, 2018:  This Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, The Rhythm Kings bring a mix of original and traditional blues to their shows taking you back to the clubs of Chicago and the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta. This Dancing and Dining in the Streets event, the second of four, will be held in the alleys behind Howiee’s on Front, between Main Street and 6th Street and Central in Medford.

The non-profit organizations ACCESS and the Downtown Medford Association (DMA) are partnering to bring Dancing and Dining in the Streets to downtown Medford, a free community event every Friday night in September from 5 – 7 p.m.

“Imagine yourself arriving downtown with the streets and alleys alive with the sound of music. You follow the tunes and sit at a table located near the entertainment. On the table is a menu filled with items from restaurants close to the venue. You call the restaurant with the phone number provided on the menu, order and pay for what you would like and…'s delivered to your conveniently numbered table,” says DMA spokesperson Lindsay Berryman. “And then we dance!”

There are different locations and various restaurants involved each week. Howiee’s on Front and Portal Brewing Company will be providing table service on Friday, Sept. 11, 2018 and Figgy’s Food Truck and Sweet Cream will round out the culinary offerings.

The entertainment is free and the food prices are determined by the participating restaurants. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned food to help fill ACCESS’ food barrels.

            Friday, Sept. 14      The Rhythm Kings
            5-7 p.m.                   WHERE: Alley behind Howiee's between Main and 6th and Central (the alley cross)
            Friday, Sept. 21      Danielle Kelly Soul Project
            5-7 p.m.                   WHERE: Vogel Plaza, 12 S Central Ave.
            Friday, Sept. 28      The Evening Shades
            5-7 p.m.                   WHERE: S. Bartlett (where it crosses with Main St) & the alley in front of parking garage

“What an exciting, unique opportunity this is to help build community and to enjoy Downtown Medford, music and delicious food, and to help ACCESS provide for our most vulnerable neighbors in Jackson County,” says ACCESS Executive Officer Pamela Norr.
For more information, visit, call (541) 821-7838 or email


ACCESS provides food, housing, warmth and other essential services to Jackson County's low income children, families, seniors and people with disabilities.

As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, Oregon, ACCESS has been helping Jackson County residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. With a focus on education, ACCESS helps people through economic crisis by guiding them through changes in habits to help them become self-sustaining. ACCESS currently serves local residents through 15 programs designed to address problems from one-time emergencies to longer-term issues.


The Downtown Medford Association is comprised of downtown business owners, property managers and Medford citizens with the sole purpose of revitalizing Downtown Medford.


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