UPCOMING EVENTS

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House Concert with Shireen Amini

Ojai, CA

BREAK MYSELF FREE SUMMER TOUR 2021 Enjoy this intimate live concert in an outdoor setting where Shireen will share songs from her new album "Break Myself Free" while getting you to sing and dance along!

$10 suggested donation

Bring your own chairs, blankets, food and beverages. You are welcome to arrive as early as 6:30pm to settle in, eat, and connect with others.

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOL: • Sit with 6 ft of distance between you and anyone not in your "pod" and the performer • Wear a mask when inside the home • Wear a mask when choosing to sing along

RSVP FOR ADDRESS Text (970) 208-7733

Shireen Amini Live at Blue House Stage

Scotts Valley, CA

BREAK MYSELF FREE SUMMER TOUR 2021 Enjoy this intimate live concert in an outdoor setting where Shireen will share songs from her new album "Break Myself Free" while getting you to sing and dance along! With special musical guests

Opening act Eric James Dearatanha (ericjamesmusic.com)

Doors at 6pm Show at 7pm

Bring your blanket, your lawn chair and even your own picnic dinner and make yourself at home. Libations for purchase. Please DO NOT bring your pet (even though we're sure your dog is really cool).

EXACT LOCATION AND PARKING DETAILS sent once tickets are purchased. You can expect to walk 5-8 minutes from the parking to the stage. Please just let the venue know if you have a handicap placard or need any assistance getting to the stage and they've got you covered!

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOL: We will be following all CDC required COVID protocols - those who are fully vaccinated may attend unmasked. Those unvaccinated, or not fully vaccinated, are required to maintain 6ft physical distancing outside. Everyone must wear a mask when indoors. Anyone is welcome to wear a mask if they so choose.

$20 tickets + fees (children are free)

Shireen Amini Live at Dunbar Farms

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Dunbar Farms / Rocky Knoll Tasting Room, 2881 Hillcrest Rd. , Medford, OR

BREAK MYSELF FREE SUMMER TOUR 2021 Enjoy this outdoor show in a lovely farm setting where Shireen will share songs from her new album "Break Myself Free"! She will create rich rhythmic / melodic textures with a looping pedal for a danceable and enlivening live experience, complete with percussion solos, guitar solos, and crowd participation.

Free and all ages

Venue website: dunbarfarms.com

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOL: • Social distancing encouraged inside and outdoors • Wear a mask inside when ordering drinks

House Concert with Shireen Amini

Eugene, OR

BREAK MYSELF FREE SUMMER TOUR 2021 Enjoy this intimate live concert in an outdoor setting where Shireen will share songs from her new album "Break Myself Free" while getting you to sing and dance along!

$10-25 suggested donation Cash or Venmo (@Shireen-Amini) accepted

Bring your own chairs, blankets, food and beverages. You are welcome to arrive as early as 5:45pm to settle in, eat, and connect with others. Also, bring warm layers for when it cools off later in the evening.

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOL: • Sit with 6 ft of distance between you and anyone not in your "pod" and the performer • Wear a mask when within 6 ft of someone not in your "pod" • Wear a mask when entering the home to use the restroom • Wear a mask when choosing to sing along • Dance only in your "pod" zone

RSVP FOR ADDRESS Text (503) 200-4252 or email the.emily.boyer@gmail.com 

Park on the street and enter through the side gate

*Limited spaces available, 30 person maximum

Shireen Amini feat. on Far West Folk Alliance & She's Speaking Livestream

Online

Back in April, a song of mine, "I Wannabe Sheila E.", was featured on the Youtube channel She's Speaking. Oregon singer-songwriters Beth Wood, Bre Gregg and Kristen Grainger created and launched She’s Speaking as a project devoted to creating forums/spaces where women’s voices and artistry can be heard by all people.

She's Speaking is teaming up with the FAR-West Folk Alliance (far-west.org) for a livestream concert as part of their Community Spotlight Series...and I get to be one of the artists featured! It's free to watch on YouTube and donations for the artists will be joyfully accepted. Featuring songs and performances by Kristen Grainger (True North Band ), Gabrielle Louise, Aireene Espiritu, myself, Bre Gregg (Red Bird), and hosted by Beth Wood.

7 pm Pacific Time

WATCH THE LIVESTREAM HERE: https://youtu.be/5ixtSrQR9UY

Donations can be made through the links below and will be split among the artists!

Paypal: https://tinyurl.com/bfp24tvt Venmo: @shesspeaking

In-Person Song Circle

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Seward Park, Seattle, Washington

Hosted by the People's Echo and 350 Seattle FB Event Page: https://fb.me/e/QTCb8CWp

The People's Echo hosts Shireen Amini who is coming all the way from Bend, OR to share her medicine with us. Come sing AND dance with us for this one. See where we will be meeting in Seward Park in the discussion of this event. There will be unvaccinated and vaccinated people here. We will navigate group requests as needed and trust folx in making their own personal choices about masking or closeness with others. If you have questions about accessibility or anything else please email Ahlay: blakely.ale@gmail.com http://shireenaminimusicmedicine.com/ Shireen Amini is a queer, Puerto Rican-Iranian, Earth-loving musician whose career as a singer-songwriter, performer, percussionist and teaching artist in Central Oregon has spanned 15 years. She has been the frontwoman for 8 years of the Latin dance rock band ¡Chiringa! and has spent the last 3 years returning to her solo singer-songwriter roots, cultivating a repertoire of hip, conscious-themed, singalong-style songs. This repertoire will culminate in her newest studio album entitled “Break Myself Free,” set to release in summer 2021. With a BA in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and a certificate in Sound, Voice, and Music Healing from CIIS in San Francisco, Shireen has also come to believe strongly in music as a tool for personal and collective transformation. She offers music for wellness and empowerment to the community in the form of classes, events, coaching and songwriting through her business Shireen Amini Music Medicine.

Live at Mosaic Farm

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Mosaic Farm, Chicacum, Washington

Enjoy this intimate live concert in an outdoor setting where Shireen will share songs from her new album "Break Myself Free" while getting you to sing and move along!

Featuring opening performances by Aimee Ringle and Samara Jade

...and plenty of collaboration between these three fabulous artists! Mozaic Farm in Chimacum, WA (directions will be shared closer to the event)

$10-25 suggested contribution

Bring your own chairs, blankets, food and beverages. You are welcome to arrive as early as 5:30pm to settle in, eat, and connect with others.

It is suggested to also bring warm layers and a light for the walk back to the parking area at dusk.

Shireen Amini ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!

Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Drive, Bend, Oregon 97702

All Ages. Tickets $10. Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

This show is an incredible culmination for me. The album has been two years in the making and the beauty, challenge, and triumph of it is something I want to celebrate with YOU! I will be supported by amazing local musicians as part of what I'm calling my "Break Myself Free" band: Jordan Muller on bass, Kyle Pickard on drums, Tim Schroeder on lead guitar, Brooks Barnett on trumpet and keys, my ¡Chiringa! homie Johnny Riordan on percussion, my dear and incredibly talented sister, Niki Amini, and the fabulous singer-songwriter Lilli Worona singing backup vocals! It's gonna be a power band, haha!

We will be premiering my music video for the title track "Break Myself Free" on the big screen and the precious and powerful Matti Joy will be opening.

All kinds of SWEET merch will be for sale at this show...CDs, USB flash drives with bonus content, t-shirts, and more. This will truly be a special, one-time event, so......friends, family, dear supporters, the curiously-interested...PLEASE COME! AND SPREAD THE WORD!

$10 tickets (plus fees)

Jun27

House Concert at The SeaStar

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The SeaStar, Sebastopol, California

I will be playing a house concert hosted by the incredible musical duo MaMuse (mamuse.org). What an honor!

FROM THE HOSTS: Please only share this link with folks who you want to spend an evening with and who you would want in your home... as this will be held in our home, not a public venue.

We will be capping the event at 40 folks to support our collective safety in this emerging time. We'll be keeping the windows and doors open and folks can choose to wear masks or not depending on their personal comfort level.

The address will be sent to you upon purchase of your ticket.

We welcome you to come with a joyful heart and be ready to SING!!!

$20 tickets (plus fees)

HOUSE CONCERTS

House concerts are one of the most magical settings to share music. In my experience, people are more easily moved, enlivened, and transformed by songs when they get a chance to really listen and engage the music in this intimate way. If you're interested but you’ve never put on a house concert before, have no fear! It’s easy and fun and I’m here to help. Below I answer some initial questions and then have provided a guide to help us co-create the most meaningful event possible! 

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS A HOUSE CONCERT? 

A house concert is exactly what it sounds like: a get-together of friends in your living room, on your deck, in your garden or backyard, with live music, often food, drinks, and conversation. You don't need a gigantic living room or a super fancy backyard, just a welcoming space where people can come together. The average house concert has 20-40 people. You can cap it at whatever number you are comfortable, but I recommend aiming for at least 20. The beauty of a house concert is that it is purposely more intimate with a focus on listening and connecting more deeply with the music and the community sharing the experience of it. The live music becomes the focal point for periods of the evening, and your home space becomes a “listening room.” I tell stories and get the audience to participate in the music. This is not a house party where there is no connection to the audience and the music takes a backseat role to a noisy atmosphere. There is nothing wrong with music that exists merely to set a mood for an event, but if that is what you're looking for, then we are talking about something different than a house concert. 

Hosting a house concert is surprisingly easy and fun. If you have ever had a group over for a cookout or to watch a movie, you have all the skills necessary to be a house concert host. 

LET’S CALL IT OUT RIGHT AWAY…COVID & WILDFIRES

I understand there is more uncertainty and risk in orchestrating a house concert at this time. However, I do not believe the factors of COVID and wildfires need be 100% prohibitive of putting on meaningful musical outdoor gatherings. Here is my stance: 

Wildfires: I understand that if wildfire smoke reaches an unhealthy AQI, we should cancel the event. I am embarking on this house concert journey prepared to take this risk. I do not expect compensation if we have to cancel due to this circumstance. 

COVID: I understand that we are contending with a new surge of COVID cases brought on by the delta variant. Based on my research, consultation, and experience, I believe it is possible to still safely gather outside with the implementation of a clear safety protocol. I can offer several options.

 

Check out this helpful guide that lays out all the details clearly and offers options to customize your house concert event to your liking! 

HOUSE CONCERT GUIDE 2021

 

Contact me expressing interest in hosting a house concert and include potential dates!

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