The legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer comes to Portland on his farewell concert tour, which was set to start May 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
"Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour" stops at the Moda Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and tickets still appear to be available at www.rosequarter.com. They start at $47 (with $20 parking).
Simon has said, "I've often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I'd consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: It feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief."
He has made 13 studio albums, not to mention his famous work as half of Simon & Garfunkel, who put out five albums. Simon has received 16 Grammy Awards, including for top albums "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Still Crazy After All These Years" and "Graceland."
He's been honored with a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist.
Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• San Francisco's Royal Jelly Jive, which plays soul, rock, swing and hip hop, is joined by Robin Jackson (MarchFourth Marching Band and Vagabond Opera) for a gig at 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Tickets: $15, $18 at door, www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• New Wave rockers Camp Crush, made up of husband-wife duo of Jennifer Deale and Chris Spicer, take their night job to Alberta Street Pub, 1306 N.E. Alberta St., 9 p.m. Friday, May 18. Tickets: $8, albertastreetpub.com. It's an EP release party for "She's Got It," which includes "November Skin." Deale and Spicer also own Spicer Brothers Produce; for more on their lives, see www.campcrushmusic.wixsite.com/blog.
• The Portland Cello Project plays at Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., 8 p.m. Friday, May 18. Tickets: $22, $25 day of show, www.revolutionhall.com.
• The Posies play the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St., on their 30th anniversary tour, 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Terra Lightfoot also performs. Tickets: $22-$25, www.dougfirlounge.com.
• Mississippi Studios presents "Folsom50: Johnny Cash Music and Legacy" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison concerts, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Portland band Luther's Boots reinterprets Cash's music and styling in the concert at the renovated Polaris Hall, 635 N. Killingsworth Court. Tickets: $25, www.mississippistudios.com.
• Portland's soulful R&B singer/songwriter Moorea Masa, who recently released her debut record, "Shine A Light," plays the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St., 8 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Tickets: $10-$12, www.dougfirlounge.com.
• After their May 5 concert was postponed (with Don Henley ill), the Eagles are coming to Portland on their "An Evening with the Eagles," featuring Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, along with newcomers Vince Gill and Deacon Frey. They'll play the Moda Center, 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, and www.rosequarter.com still appears to have tickets for sale starting at $57, with $20 parking.
• Audra McDonald has won Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards. The Broadway legend brings her incomparable voice to perform with the Oregon Symphony, led by conductor Andy Einhorn, on showtunes, classic film songs and original pieces, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: starting at $40, www.orsymphony.org.
• Taylor Swift plays CenturyLink Field in Seattle, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Tickets: starting at $45, www.ticketmaster.com.
Buy your tickets soon ...
• The Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. For more: www.SasquatchFestival.com.
• Shawn Mendes is bringing his 2019 world tour to the Moda Center, June 12, 2019. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at www.rosequarter.com.