Mr. Ben and Zazzy Zoe Tonight at Mississippi at 4:30!

April 20, 2018

Mr. Ben AND Zazzy Zoe?!  TOGETHER!?!?!?!?! Sweet music we be makin’, little booties they be shakin’ See you tonight (4/20/2018) at Mississippi Pizza at 4:30!

This Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!!!

April 10, 2018

Tickets here! Come Join Mr. Ben and tons of friends this Sunday, April 15th at Secret Society. I’m especially excited for this Sunday, as I’ve been working on some collaboratin’ and harmonatin’ with my good friend, Zazzy Zoe!  Come check it out! Tons of free parking right across the street in the library parking lot.  Read the Rest…

Come get your Dance on!

March 21, 2018

Hosted at The Village Ballroom — 704 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211 Doors at 5:00, Mr. Ben takes the stage at 5:30, plays ’til about 6:00.  Then lots of other activities all night long.  All are welcome!  See you soon!

Thank You Portland For Voting Mr. Ben One Of Your Favorite Kindie Performers of 2018!

February 21, 2018

PDX Parent received over 22,000 votes across a range of categories, and I’m so happy and proud to say that YOU GUYS voted me into the top 5 for 2018! I realized a little while back that I’ve been “Mr. Ben” longer than any other career I’ve had in my life.  And there’s a reason Read the Rest…

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! 🙂 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…