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JPR and the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University have teamed up to present the One World Performance Series -- an eclectic mix of both established and emerging musicians touring the West Coast.All events take place at the intimate 430-seat Music Recital Hall on the SOU Ashland campus.

JPR One World Concert: Darlingside, Oct 27th at SOU Music Recital Hall

Darlingside performing at the World Cafe Performance Studio.
Robert Stey
Darlingside performing at the World Cafe Performance Studio.

JPR and Oregon Center for the Arts present Darlingside in a JPR One World Performance Series Concert at the SOU Music Recital Hall on October 27th at 8pm.


Darlingside has been a perennial public radio favorite since its formation in 2009 as an indie rock band. As the band's sound has evolved over the years, we've shared their music extensively on Open Air and they've visited us twice, playing JPR Live Sessions in 2016 and 2019. Darlingside's music is right up our alley — it's genre defying, simple, beautiful, imaginative and fun to listen to.

We're thrilled to be able to present Darlingside once again live on stage at the intimate SOU Music Recital Hall. It's a perfect venue for the band's acoustic based music and tight vocal harmonies. And, their live performances are a real treat, featuring band members crowded tightly around a single microphone, creating a sense of community as they make four voices one.


NPR's All Songs Considered: “exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop.”

Kathy Mattea/Guest-host Mountain Stage: "This is what the Beach Boys would sound like if they were friends with Enya and listened to a lot of Paul Simon."

Bob Boilen/NPR Tiny Desk Concerts: "For all its upfront simplicity, in voice and acoustics, Darlingside's Tiny Desk Concert has stuck with me as a most compelling performance ... Don't miss this band's music."

Darlingside Tiny Desk Concert

Dave Jackson/JPR Rhythm & News Music Director & Open Air Host: "Darlingside has a truly unique style combining intelligent lyrics with 4-part harmonies over a hybrid of traditional instruments and modern electronic sounds. The result is intriguing, atmospheric music that invites the listener to discover something new with each listen."

Stephen Kallao/World Cafe Host: "The members of Darlingside craft amazing harmonies as they crowd around the microphone — not just in studio, but in concert, too."

Darlingside Live on World Cafe

Join us for a great evening of live music with Darlingside!

  • October 27th | 8pm
  • Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus

Tickets and information are available here and at the OCA Box Office at SOU — 541-552-6348.