Mr. Ben and his Band of Friends, Mo Phillips, and Tallulah’s Daddy at the Secret Society!!!

February 9, 2018

Join us Sunday, February 18 for all the rocking, dancing, snacking, and sipping you can handle! ūüôā Show will be 4 to 6 PM, Mr. Ben and his band of Friends will go on promptly at 4:00. Tickets available HERE , or at the door until they’re gone.

PDX Parent Picks — Please Vote for Mr. Ben!

January 7, 2018

I’m so honored to have been nominated for PDX Parent Picks of 2018!¬† If you have a second, please click through and vote for Mr. Ben!¬† You’ll be asked to provide an email and zip code, but in my experience, PDX Parent/PDXKidsCalendar¬† is one of the best resources around and is very respectful / thoughtful Read the Rest…

Taborspace show cancelled December 29th!!!

December 28, 2017

Hey Friends, Taborspace is closed until January 2nd, so there will be no Mr. Ben show Friday, December 29th. Sorry for the inconvenience, and we’ll see you on Friday, January 5th!

Friday’s at Taborspace — My favorite new show!

March 23, 2017

Ok — I guess recurring weekly shows are a little like kids, in that it’s probably not a great idea to have a favorite, and it’s definitely¬†not a great idea to admit it out loud if you do.¬† But, oh well. What I love about these shows is the space itself, the energy, the…in a Read the Rest…

Two Halloween shows at Mississippi Pizza!

October 26, 2016

Join Mr. Ben this Saturday at Mississippi Pizza from 4 to 5 PM!¬† Feel free to come in costume or come as you are!¬† (This show was originally posted as 5 to 6 PM — My Bad!¬† It actually begins at 4:00!) Then, Monday, October 31st (AKA HALLOWEEN!!!), Join Mr. Ben at Mississippi Pizza from Read the Rest…

Mr. Ben Returns to Kenton to play at Cultured Caveman, Thursdays at 11:00!

October 1, 2014

Four or five years ago (?) I got my start playing music at a little coffee shop less than two blocks form my house in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood. They had just opened and wanted to give families a reason to come in. I had just moved to town and had nothing better to do Read the Rest…

This Saturday: ARTSHINE!

August 28, 2014

Come see me this weekend at ARTSHINE! It’s a great chance to enjoy local music all day with your family, in a magical setting above the St. John’s Bridge, and support the wonderful local nonprofit Portland Child Art Studio! I’ll be playing music for you on a wooden stage in the trees above the city, Read the Rest…


May 14, 2014

Thank you, Friends, SO MUCH for all of your support and love this week. You may have heard that my car was broken into over the weekend; around $4,000 in gear was stolen. When I posted that news on FB and asked people for help, over $400 was donated in the virtual tip jar on Read the Rest…

We will rebuild!

May 12, 2014

It seems I can add my name to the list of Portland musicians who have had the tools of their livelihood stolen form their car. Please consider helping me replace the stolen items by making a donation at an upcoming Mr. Ben show, or online by clicking on the virtual tip jar emblem on the Read the Rest…

Mr. Ben’s Birthday Bash is Sunday, March 30th from 4 to 5:30!

March 20, 2014

Join Mr. Ben and his full band to help him celebrate his birthday!¬† We’ll be joined by the amazing Red Yarn and all his puppet friends! Where:¬† The Village Ballroom When:¬† Sunday, March 30, doors at 3:30, show begins promptly at 4:00. Who:¬† Mr. Ben and His Band of Friends, Red Yarn, and You! Why:¬† Read the Rest…