Northwest Summer Show Dates

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Heart-Opening Soul-Shivering Musical Brunch

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The Well Cafe, 5443 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA

All ages and free (bring cash for tips)! Join us for a Heart-Opening, Soul-Shivering Brunch featuring local singer/songwriters:

Adhamh Roland “Frighteningly clever and disarmingly heartfelt folksongs” Adhamh Roland is a genderqueer visionary activist and lyrical alchemist. Part elfin fairy, part Midwestern transplant, Roland sings stories about resilience and human experience with a gentle twang and a fierce love.

Yael Illah Yael Illah is a devotional musician, ordained Hebrew Priestess, and lover of love. In reclaiming sacred texts Yael creatively resists cultural and spiritual amnesia, utilizing sound as an ancient tool to awaken the ancestral memories, blessings and stories in our bones.

MJoy Take a bowl of joy, add a handful of humor, 3-4 teeth, 1 teaspoon of wisdom, a dash of self reflection, marinate for 3 minutes and 30 seconds in the 90’s & you got some pop-rocks that are catchy & thoughtful.

Here's the Facebook link for the event:

Concert With Simon de Voil & Adhamh Roland

Unity Church, 3918 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA

An evening of song and story, led by transgender singer-songwriters Simon de Voil and Adhamh Roland. Join these two vibrant, funny and deeply compassionate humans as they share songs related to their transgender identity and experience of life.

Changing Sides: concert with Simon de Voil and Adhamh Roland

Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd Street, Seattle, WA

An evening of reflective song and story, led by transgender singer-songwriters Simon de Voil and Adhamh Roland. Join these two vibrant, funny and deeply compassionate folks as they share insights into the way their transgender identity has shaped their spiritual journeys.

Simon de Voil's music explores themes of the inner landscape of the soul, the enchantment of the natural world and a personal journey to follow an unexpected calling. You can find out more about Simon and hear his music at

HeartSong: musical prayer honouring authenticity and diversity

Unity Church, 3918 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA

Simon de Voil ( hosts this monthly creative musical worship that will explore and celebrate transgender incarnation.

Simon and Adhamh will be co-leading this time of deep listening, ritual, singing and contemplation.

All are welcome.

A Trans and Queer Evening of Mystic Story and Song

Leaven Community, 5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97211

A Trans and Queer Evening of Mystic Story and Song adhamh roland: lyrical alchemist, visionary activist and theravada buddhist practitioner (berkeley, ca via st. louis)

simon de voil: sacred song weaver, minister, and boat builder (port townsend, wa via scotland) etc.

Brenna Sahatjian cello/guitar collages of softly distorted dreams and folklore

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Folksinger's Soiree/Return of Riot-Folk + More!

The Salon, 3 E. 21st St., Baltimore, MD

House Show featuring 5 musicians including 4 members of the Riot-Folk Collective:

On tour: Brenna Sahatjian Music - Portland, OR cello-flavored dream folk

Adhamh Roland - Western Mass mystical musings in a queerly folk fashion

JD Reverie - NYC indiefolk

Baltimore's own:

Ryan Harvey- riotfolk

Mark Gunnery- electrofolk

8pm, $5-15 sliding scale donation, all ages Please be respectful of the house.

More info on the tour can be found here


Aya Aziz, JD Reverie, Adhamh Roland, Brenna Sahatjian

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Cobra Club, 6 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Please join us for an evening of songcraft:

Aya Aziz - cabaret

JD Reverie-indie folk

On tour: Adhamh Roland -Western Mass mystic musings in a queerly folk fashion

Brenna Sahatjian Music -Portland, OR cello-flavored dream folk

$7 21+


Songcrafter's Ball

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Wooden Shoe, 704 South St., Philadelphia, PA


Tombo Crush - letting it out//punching the ground

Adhamh Roland - mystic musings in a queerly folk fashion (Western MA)

Brenna Sahatjian - cello-flavored dream folk (Portland, OR)

JD Reverie - NYC indiefolk

Chenda Cope - country/folk

8pm. $5-15 suggested donation. All ages, sober space. Wheelchair Accessible Venue


Halloween Show-Adhamh Roland, Brenna Sahatjian, Ghost Guest, + John Deaf

Kitty City, Contact me through the contact page for address

A cozy Halloween folk show...wear costumes!

On tour: Adhamh Roland-mystic musings in a queerly folk fashion

Brenna Sahatjian- cello-flavored dream folk

plus local acts: The House of John Deaf - catatonic love songs

Ghost Guest-really sad folk-y emo, like... really sad

at: Kitty City in Worcester, MA. This is an all ages early house show, please PM for address. Donations suggested for touring musicians.


Break the Chains

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Make Shift Boston, 549 Columbus Ave., Boston, NY

Break the Chains is a semi-monthly all-ages, all-gender, radical dance party featuring nationally touring queer and trans performers. We're back on Oct 29 for a special HALLOWEEN edition. Wear what you want, but we'll have prizes for best costume!!!

QUEERS WILL DANCE with Guest DJ Mercedes Flowers!!!

Featuring live performances by touring artists:

Adhamh Roland - genderqueer visionary activist/songcrafter who sings about resilience, evolution, interconnectedness and freedom from cycles of oppression. "Frighteningly clever and disarmingly heartfelt folksongs"

Brenna Sahatjian - Grunge flavored dream folk. Songs about anti-capitalism and re-enchantment​

Miriam Elhajli - Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist whose work is influenced strongly by Latin American folk, modern jazz, and contemporary classical music.

Evan Greer - you know me ;-)

This should go without saying: but NO racist/sexist/transphobic/etc costumes.

All ages. Wheelchair accessible. $10 - 20 sliding scale suggested donation at the door to support working queer artists. $5 youth / low income. Contact Evan to volunteer and you get in for free!

Folk Show and Book Reading

Plainfield Opera House, Route 2, Plainfield, VT

Join us for an evening of song craft and word smithing from friends around the country!

All ages//Suggested donation $7-$15

Opening with Plainfield's very own Jandroid and RaaArrr!

Brenna Sahatjian (Portland, OR) Cello-flavored dream folk

Annah Anti-Palindrome (Oakland, CA) Queer JeWitch poet and sound artist

Adhamh Roland (Oakland, CA/Western, MA) Mystic musings in a queerly folk fashion

Madsen Minax (Burlington, VT) Good songs to cry to

In Our Rooms: A Showcase for Solos

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118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, VT

HOMOPROMO (an extension of Green Mountain Crossroads) presents...IN OUR ROOMS: A SHOWCASE FOR SOLOS. Gather 'round, folks! LET'S GET m-e-l-l-o-w. On October 25th, six local tune-crafters will gather at 118 Elliot St (Brattleboro, VT) to celebrate and share the art of songwriting. Please join us for an intimate evening of swaying and swooning. There will be an intermission with snacks and good conversation. Tickets are $7-15 dollars, sliding scale. This is an all-ages show--sets will be short, sober, and sweet. Bring your pals! Bring your queers! Doors @ 6:30, show goes from 7-9ish.

Adhamh Roland and Sugar in the Salt

La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

Please join us to gather in community, enjoy ourselves at a beautiful concert, and raise funds for the Black Lives Matter Ferguson Bail Fund.

La Peña in the Cafe Lounge Doors 7:30 PM, Music 8 - 10 PM $8 - $15 at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds All Ages. Wheelchair Accessible. Access is love. Please come scent-free to ensure this event is accessible to people with chemical sensitivities.

Read a herstory of the Black Lives Matter Movement:

Make a donation:

$8-$15 at the door Age limit: All ages

Revolution is Love

Uptown Body and Fender , 401 26th St, Oakland California

OAKLAND PALESTINE SOLIDARITY MURAL / off the wall series; Art Forces, the Arab Resource Organizing Center (AROC) and Nor Cal Friends of Sabeel invite you to join us for an evening of dance, refreshments, and activism:


a benefit for AROC's Boycott, Divestment, Sanction organizing at the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Project

VALENTINE'S DAY Saturday, February 14, 2015

6:30 - 7:30 Cocktails, Music, and Performances Adhamh Roland, Young Gifted and Black, Chris Kazaleh, Lubna Morrar, Al-Juthoor Dabke Dance Troupe and other surprises

7:30 - 8:30 Dancing at the Wall Tango Lessons by Jonas Aquino and Monza Lui from Abrazo Queer Tango and Music at the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural

8:30 DJ Rumorosa Dance Party and Celebration

"If I can't dance, then I don't want to be part of your revolution." - Emma Goldman

Adhamh Roland + Sugar in the Salt - Benefit Show for Ferguson Organizing

Square One Yoga, 1540 A 62nd St., Emeryville, CA

Please join us for a cozy queer folk show at Square One Yoga!

Proceeds from the door will be donated to Millennial Activists United, an organization of young Black queer feminist women who are frontline spokespeople and action leaders in the movement against police brutality in Fergson, MO.

Doors 7:30 PM, Music 8 - 10 PM $5 - $10, no one turned away for lack of funds

All Ages. Wheelchair Accessible. Chairs will be provided and cozy yoga props for folks sitting on the floor. The studio is a shoe-free space. This will be a sober event. Please come scent-free to ensure this event is accessible to people with multiple chemical sensitivities.

$5-$10 no one turned away Age limit: All ages