The 11th Annual Dolly Parton Hoot Night!

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 8:00 PM / Doors at 7PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
$15 General Admission. Buy Tickets Here!
Portland’s best musicians pay tribute to one of country music’s most iconic songwriters.
It’s time again for Siren Nations’s annual Dolly Parton Hoot Night at the Alberta Rose Theatre! This show always proves to be a fun night of local ladies singing their hearts out for the love of Ms. Parton—who is arguably the best female country singer in history—as well as a great cause; ticket sales benefit the organization’s Siren Nation Festival, a November celebration that highlights original work from many amazing women in music, art and film.
Emcee: Amy Miller!
Gerle Haggard
The Dolly Partners
Ashleigh Flynn
April Brown
Karyn Ann
Rocky Butte Wranglers
Malachi Graham
Lioness Kate
Ruth Oliver & Mike Danner
and more!

The Broadcast! Fight or Flight storytelling event!

 Siren Nation’s live storytelling event, The Broadcast, is back!

Get ready for a night of laughter, energy and entertainment! Come out and hear stories on the theme: Fight or Flight!

Arrive early to sign up to tell your own story! We will choose two storytellers from the audience. Sign up to tell your own story and you could be one of two lucky audience members to get time in the limelight!

This edition is hosted by Belinda Carroll.

Lesley Harper
Darka Dusty
Emily Overstreet
Lyndsi Lambert

Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door. This event is 21 and over. Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8!

Belinda Carroll is a Portland, Oregon native, LGBTQ activist and coffee addict. A stand-up comedian, actress, and singer; she has appeared on fun stuff like Portlandia, MTV, XM Sirius radio and Grimm a couple of times. Her writing credits include, Huffington Post,, and PQ Monthly. She also has opened or featured for people like Shane Mauss, Erasure (Andy Bell), Jason Stuart, Julie Goldman, Deanne Smith, ANT, Dwight Slade, and Laurie Kilmartin.

Lesley Harper is a storyteller who has been a competitor in The Moth’s Portland GrandSlam and featured in Back Fence PDX’s Russian Roulette series, Tad’s Talks, Blumesday, “It’s not me, it’s you: Stories from the dark side of dating”, a benefit for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, and Unchaste Readers Series among others. She is the Director of Development for Full Resolve Consulting ( where she writes and facilitates empathy and creativity-based workshops across the Pacific Northwest. She also teaches storytelling workshops and is Senior Producer of the storytelling show, YARN. She lives with her husband-type, daughter and 3 dumb cats in Portland, OR.

Darka Dusty is a writer and musician. Born in Detroit, MI, Darka spent many years in New York City and London, England while she worked for the Economist and Jive Records. Darka was once one half of NYC-based Ukrainian music duo, “Darka & Slavko” producing popular records and winning “Best International Band” at the first non-Soviet Ukrainian Pop Music Festival. Darka sings, plays piano and accordion as a soloist or with several Portland bands. When she’s not performing, Darka runs a photography company with her partner, Miri. She’s also a contributing writer for several local magazines and writes love horoscopes

Emily Overstreet is a musician, graphic designer, and ticketing manager for True West and the Aladdin Theater. She currently plays Wurlitzer and sings in the Portland band Bitch’n. She will do anything to get on a plane and go somewhere (anywhere) and loves talking to strangers. Emily has been known to release a belly-laugh so hearty that it will send the neighborhood cats beelining for shelter and solace.

Lyndsi Lambert is an amateur storyteller who doesn’t deserve to share a stage with the incomparable artists listed above. As an adolescent who hated growing up in Louisiana, she wrote songs and poems to help her cope, including one stand-out ballad describing how she’d murder her ex-high school boyfriend and his new girlfriend that she read aloud in English AP to an audience of terrified onlookers. While living in New Orleans, she performed a piece entitled “Ball Worship” as Luscious Lou at Esoterotica in response to the theme “Strange Love”. And while earning her MA in Women’s Spirituality in San Francisco, Lyndsi completed her thesis on the Major Themes Found in Contemporary Menstrual Art by painting herself in her own menstrual blood and howling naked under a full moon. In an effort to transition from a “shadow artist” to a real one, she’s currently working on a memoir that she hopes Reese Witherspoon won’t be able to put down.

Paint Your Art Out 2016

Paint Your Art Out is Siren Nation’s huge annual visual art show and fundraising effort highlighting NW female artists. Live art demos, silent art auction, LIVE music by Janet Julian, snacks, and drinks! Family friendly. FREE. Part of Kenton Neighborhood’s lively Third Thursday Night Out!
FEATURING 2 awesome ways to buy art!
WHERE: Salvage Works (2024 N Argyle St Portland)
WHEN: Opening night Thursday May 19th 6-9pm AND a month-long show on view through June 14th
WHAT: Opening night is a fun-packed celebration featuring CASH/CREDIT and CARRY art on grid walls. Once it’s gone, it’s GONE! One night only: May 19th 6-9pm!
There will also be a month-long art show at the Salvage Works showroom. All art will be available for purchase and on view through June 14th.
*Featured Demo Artists:
Amy McLain
Consu Tolosa
Jenn Feeney
Peggy Pfenninger Reed
Alyssa Kubitz
*Entire 2016 Lineup:
Alea Bone
Alyssa Kubitz
Amy McLain
Annamieka Hopps Davidson
Beth Lorio
Cate Anevski
Consu Tolosa
Di Pinsonault
Elizabeth See
Karen Wu
Laura Hippensteel
Liz McDonald
Heide Davis
Jaclyn Evalds
Janet Julian
Juliet Buri
Peggy Pfenninger Reed
Jamila Clarke
Jen Bracy
Jenn Feeney
Jennifer Cerasin
Joan McGinnis
Julz Nally
Leslie Peterson Sapp
Lisa Laser
Lucinda Drake
Megan Valle
Nicole Curcio
Nicole Gartland
Nikki Blackwood
Robin Phillips Occhipinti
Rosemary Cohen
Ruth Oliver
Sierra Briano
Sofía Acosta
Stephanie Brockway
Suzy Laruffa
Veronica Guzman
Zeratha Young

Lady Sings The Blues! 10th Annual Tribute To Billie Holiday

Siren Nation presents: Lady Sings The Blues
The 10th Annual Billie Holiday Tribute Night
Saturday, April 16 at the Alberta Rose Theatre.
Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7PM. Show at 8PM.

Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian

This event brings together musicians of many genres to pay tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers and songwriters of our time. Lady Day was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired all over the world for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.

Emcee: Jean McGowan

Featured performers include:
Mamma Coal with Hank Rasco
Emily Overstreet
Mia Nicholson
Kris Deelane
Del Phoena
Ezza Rose
Josie Seid
Suzanne Callaway with Two Spirit Jazz
and more!

Proceeds from this event benefit the 2016 Siren Nation Festival.

Siren Nation is a 501(c) 3 arts non-profit organization.

Sn Festival Review- Edge Media Network

Winnie McCroy, editor at Edge Media Network, wrote a fantastic article about her time at this years Siren Nation Festival! Check it out by clicking HERE!


Siren Nation Community Workshops

Sunday, November 15: Siren Nation Workshops:

At the McMenamins Kennedy School Gym.

11 – 5pm. FREE. ALL AGES!

Siren Nation will be offering a day of free workshops on a wide range of topics at the McMenamins Kennedy School classrooms. Workshop topics include bike maintenance, disaster preparedness, food swapping, funding creativity, writing your own poetry, aromatherapy and more! There is something for everyone so bring your friends!

Siren Nation Art and Craft Sale

Sunday, November 15: Siren Nation Art and Craft Sale

At the McMenamins Kennedy School Gym.

10-4pm. FREE. ALL AGES!

40 art and craft vendors selling original and handmade products from around Oregon.

DJ Anjali w/ the incredible Kid: Tropitaal; A Desi-Latino Soundclash Dance Party

Saturday, November 14: DJ Anjali w/ the incredible Kid.

At the Goodfoot Pub and Lounge

9:00pm. $5. 21+.

A Desi-Latino Soundclash: Take the sultry vibe of the Latin American Tropics, combine with the rhythm of India (“Taal”) and stir into Tropitaal – a Desi/Latino Soundclash where the hottest club sounds from India and Latin America go head to head in an all-night dance-off of epic proportions. Resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid combine their deep passions and deep crates from across the spectrum of Caribbean, Indian and Latin vibes.


November, 13th: TOPS, PURO INSTINCT, IS/IS

At the Doug Fir Lounge

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm. $12.00. 21+ only.

TOPS form precious balances. They create emotionally powerful sonic experiences with a contemporary understanding of the classic song structures that have guided pop music since the beginning. A close listen will reveal their assurance as musicians, but their experience derives from playing in warehouse lofts rather than going to school. There is a place for each note in their songs. Complexity disappears behind a veil of familiarity.

The Famous Haydell Sisters

Thursday, November 12: The Famous Haydell Sisters

At Rialto Corner Bar. 401 SW Alder St.

8-10pm. 21+. FREE. 8pm-10pm

The Famous Haydell Sisters Comeback Tour is a musical comedy routine featuring sisters Maybelle (Sadie Bowman) and Mattie (Donna Kay Yarborough) as a pair of 1990s child stars who are making a comeback 20 years after their last concert.

Music. Art. Film. Craft. Community. Portland.