Old Liberty Theater

Location:115 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

Upcoming events

  • 04/20/2019 7:30 pm - 04/20/2019 10:00 pm

    Go western young man with a heapin’ helpin’ of cowboy, western and classic country brought to you by Tony Starlight accompanied by a live band.  Country classics with a twist originally curated by the one and only Tony Starlight. Featuring a live band with comedy interludes to create a boot scootin’ boogie of a good time.

    Admission $25. Follow the link to purchase tickets.

    Showtime 7:30pm | Doors Open at 6:45pm

  • 04/24/2019 7:00 pm - 04/24/2019 9:00 pm

    Adverse Childhood Experiences Documentary

    Free Screening and discussion! Learn how Adverse Childhood Experiences can affect outcomes in education, health and success.

    Share thoughts and questions during our moderated community discussion with special guests from Next Success and the Ridgefield School District.

    As the documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress from abuse and neglect can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

  • 05/02/2019 5:00 pm - 05/02/2019 9:00 pm

    As part of Historic Preservation Month, Clark County Historical Museum is taking its First Thursday Speaker Series to Ridgefield’s Old Liberty Theater on Thursday, May 2, for “Celebrate Main Street: Ridgefield.” This free event is part of the museum’s new initiative to celebrate the local businesses, architecture, and history along Clark County’s Main Streets. The event begins at 7 p.m.

    Originally called Union Ridge due to the large number of Union soldiers who settled in the area after the Civil War, the town formally came into being at a special election held in 1909.

    In that same year, the established businesses, as advertised in the "Ridgefield Reflector," were two general merchandise stores, a department store, two lumber mills, a water well contractor and driller, two contractors and builders, a boat builder, meat market, hotel, livery and draying, boot and shoemaker, creamery, barber shop, blacksmith, realtor, and a weaver.

    Today, the businesses in historic Downtown Ridgefield serve the community in a different way, but retain the spirit of these early days in 1909.

    Through the support of the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission, the CCHM is providing this talk at no charge to the public. This presentation is possible through partnerships with North Clark Historical Museum, La Center Historical Museum, the Ridgefield Main Street Program, and the Clark County Historical Museum.

    For more information, please contact the CCHM at 360-993-5679 or by email at events@cchmuseum.org.

  • 05/04/2019 7:30 pm - 05/04/2019 10:00 pm

    ONE NIGHT ONLY! Masters of Delta blues and Hawaiian slack key guitar come together for an unforgettable evening Sat, May 4 at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridefield, Wash. Tickets $25 @ (360) 887-7260.

    ABOUT Terry Robb
    Terry Robb is praised by Rolling Stone, Vintage Guitar, Down Beat, Acoustic Guitar, Living Blues, Guitar Player, Blues Blast, Guitar World, Blues Matters, Blues Revue, Oprah's O Magazine and countless more esteemed journals, placing him among the top acoustic blues guitarists of our time. His signature fingerpicking style landed him in the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, and earned him international acclaim from music critics, peers and fans.
    Robb is touring in support of his latest album Confessin' My Dues. He draws on his deep knowledge of Delta blues, ragtime and swing in 13 original compositions ranging from blistering instrumental blues and stunning ragtime fingerpicking to soulful singing backed by a powerhouse rhythm section. From country blues to Coltrane, ragtime to Hendrix, Americana to American Primitivism, Confessin’ My Dues will captivate listeners with its melodic and rhythmic invention and musical virtuosity.

    “Every release that Terry Robb puts out is a cause to celebrate,” says Greg Johnson, president, Cascade Blues Association. “There are not many guitarists in the blues or any genre that you can come by that are as detailed and clever with their creativity. Confessin’ My Dues is yet another example of Terry Robb doing what he does best – leaving us with a sense of awe and joy with every note he plays. It’s a winning formula that continues to lead the pack.”

    “Exquisite musicality…unquestionably, Robb ranks right up there with the heavy hitters, a player of dazzling skill and technique…finger gawkers flood to his shows,” says Frank Matheis of Living Blues Magazine. “It’s the rare guitarist who can whip off a killer 12-bar blues solo, then turn around fingerpick Travis-style with speed and subtlety,” mused Ian Zack of Acoustic Guitar Magazine. And Dan Forte of Vintage Guitar Magazine hailed him as “one of the best players, on acoustic and electric, embracing a range of blues styles and then some.”

    With more than 15 releases under his name, Robb’s award-winning, blues chart-topping discography features collaborations with steel-string guitar icon John Fahey, Maria Muldaur, Eddy Clearwater, Ike Willis and Curtis Salgado. He has toured nationally with Buddy Guy, Steve Miller and John Fahey, shared the stage with B.B. King, Robin Trower, Albert Lee, Joe Cocker, Bo Diddley, David Crosby, George Thorogood, Leo Kottke, Johnny Winter and many more all-stars. He has performed as a solo artist at festivals and concert halls across the United States, Canada and Europe, and appeared as a guest of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” the NBA Trail Blazers and the Oregon Symphony. As a sought-after educator, he has given fingerstyle blues and slide guitar workshops at festivals, universities and arts organizations across the United States and Canada.

    An acclaimed record producer, arranger and session guitarist, his work is featured in Hollywood films, documentaries, TV programs and biographies, such as “Game of Thrones,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot,” and Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist. He produced Alice Stuart’s album Can’t Find No Heaven, nominated for Grammy and Blues Music Awards, and John Fahey’s Let Go which received a four-star review by Rolling Stone. A member of the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, Robb was honored the eponymous “Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar Muddy Award after winning the prize for 19 consecutive years, and in 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement Muddy Award.

    Terry Robb was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, raised in the United States and resides in Portland, Oregon.

    ABOUT Jeff Peterson

    Recognized as one of Hawaii’s most versatile musicians, Jeff Peterson is at the heart of the Hawaiian music scene today. His passion for the guitar has allowed him to shine as a solo artist and has given him the opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of artists from Hawaii, across the US, and abroad. His focus on Slack Key guitar, classical, and jazz music has allowed him to develop a unique and transcendent voice on the guitar while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage.

    He has contributed to two Grammy Award-winning recordings and has been honored with nine Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards in Hawaii. �His solo CD Maui on My Mind was recognized as the Slack Key Album of the Year and received a Grammy nomination in 2010. His next release featured his songwriting, performing, and producing on Amy Hanaiali`i and Slack Key Masters of Hawaii. The groundbreaking recording features a collaboration between Jeff, Amy Hanaiali`i, Cyril Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi, Sonny Lim, and Chino Montero. His next release titled Slack Key Travels includes twelve new compositions and new arrangements of classic Hawaiian songs and won the 2014 Hoku Award for Best Slack Key Album. Jeff’s solo album O’ahu won 2 Hōkū Awards in 2016 for Slack Key Album of the Year and instrumental song of the year for the song Old Pali. His latest release Wahi Pana is a full length performance and documentary film and CD soundtrack. Jeff premiered composed and performed the first ever Concerto for Slack Key Guitar and Orchestra in 2016 with the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra. The piece is featured in Wahi Pana, Songs of Place, which is a full length performance and documentary film with a CD soundtrack featuring slack key, classical, jazz, and world music along with background on Jeff’s life, music, travels, and collaborations. Current projects have included an instructional DVD on slack key guitar and the 2018 Na Hōkū Hanohano Instrumental Album of the Year Across the Sea featuring Tsun Hui Hung on erhu and Greg Sardina on steel guitar. Jeff is a 2018 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow and 2018 First People’s Fund Fellow.

    Born on the Island of Maui, Jeff Peterson grew up on the slopes of Haleakala where he was introduced to the rich heritage of Hawaiian music by his father, a paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy, on the Haleakala Ranch.

    As a performer, Jeff has had the honor to work with a wide range of artists and groups including Eric Clapton, James Galway, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Aaron Neville, Boz Scaggs, the Honolulu Symphony, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Keola Beamer, Nathan Aweau, Amy Hanaiali’i, The Matt Catingub Orchestra of Hawaii, jazz bassist Rufus Reid, shakuhachi master Riley Lee, Taiko master Kenny Endo, Classical guitarist Benjamin Verdery, Hindustani Slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, the acclaimed string quartet Ethel, and with many other artists in the fields of Hawaiian, classical, and jazz music. He has four recordings with Riley Lee: “Maui Morning”, “Bamboo Slack Key”, “Haiku”, and “Haleakala”. He also released seven solo guitar recording featuring his slack key artistry, “Oahu”, “Slack Key Travels”, “Maui On My Mind”, “Kahealani”, “Slack Key Jazz”, “The Artistry of Jeff Peterson”, and “Pure Slack Key”. Wayne Harada from the Honolulu Advertiser reacted to hearing the CDs by writing: “Add the Peterson name to the top 10 list of slack key giants”, “His manner is impeccable, his style exquisite: the CD is perfection”, “Brilliant . . . Peterson raises the bar a few notches in both slack key and jazz with this bright and exceptional release”. He is also featured as a performer and arranger on the 2008 and 2009 Grammy Nominated recordings “Aumakua” and “Friends and Family of Hawaii” by Amy Hanaiali’i.

    He has traveled to Europe, Asia, Australia, and across the United Sates to perform at a variety of venues from Symphony Space in New York City to the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China. In addition to performing, he taught the guitar at the University of Hawaii for several years running the guitar program. He achieved a milestone in Hawaiian music at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards on February 13th, 2005, when a recording featuring Jeff and other island artists, “Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2”, won the first ever Grammy Award for best Hawaiian recording. He is also featured on the recording that won the 2010 Grammy Award in the Hawaiian music category. Five of his songs were featured in the film The Descendants starring George Clooney.