Upcoming Shows

The Arden Theatre Matinee Series: Beth Portman & the Good Find

St. Albert Community Hall, 17 Perron Street, St. Albert

Edmonton's Beth Portman and her band the Good Find craft vintage-vibed music with a personal touch. Portman sings her original lyrics with a nostalgic quality, musing on life and love with sass, heart and her ukulele. Featuring a unique percussion collection of suitcases, picnic baskets and other unusual objects, Portman's music carries the beautiful sentiment of golden-age films in a throwback mix of early jazz, folk, swing, blues and bluegrass.

$15, General admission

Projects, Recognition & Awards

Created and hosts a monthly live music night featuring vocalists called 'Birdie on a Branch' at the Woodrack Cafe, Edmonton, AB.

Kirby Legacy Memorial Award.   Beth Portman along with the Grant MacEwan University create a one time scholarship in honour Kathy Kirby, a key figure in the Edmonton music scene who sadly passed in 2014. Portman had received good guidance and mentorship from the late Kirby. To help kick start the scholarship Portman donated a large portion of the ticket sales from her Take a Trip EP release concert which also acted as a Kirby Fundraiser for the scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student in the Arts and Management course at the University where Kirby taught.  2015-2017

Fair Phyllis, Portman's NFB animated short about a stressed out shepherdess screened at SkirtsAFird HerArts Festival 2017.

Beth Portman performed back up vocals for Marty Pawlina's live of the floor music video for Everyone Else's Song.  January 2017

Beth Portman featured artist on Twisted Wood Guitars website for August 2016.

2015 EP release 'Take a Trip' selected to be added to Capital City Records Music Collection for EPL (Edmonton Public Library).  February 2016

The haunting song 'Blinding Snow' along with instrumental excerpts composed and recorded by Beth Portman was used as the music score for the play 'And it Snowed' produced by the Ewing Public School.  Nebraska, US   October 2015  

South Country Fair Songwriting Contest , Lethbridge, Alberta   April 2012 - Recieved honourably mention award

Past Performances

Performances are in trio format unless noted otherwise.

Beth Portman & the Good Find's Valentine Indoor Picnic & Concert (quartet)   Edmonton, AB   February 2018

PCL Women's Night, Pleasantview Community Hall (solo)   Edmonton, AB   February 2018

Nina Haggerty Arts Centre, art exhibit opening (solo), Edmonton, AB   October 2017

Alberta Japan Twinning Municipalities Association Convention Reception (solo)    Stony Plain, AB   September 2017

Nina Haggerty Arts Centre, art exhibit opening (solo), Edmonton, AB   September 2017

Secret Streetcar Concert (quartet), Edmonton,AB  September 2017

Kaleido Family Arts Festival (solo),   Edmonton, AB   September 2017

Forestburg Canada 150 Celebrations Event (quartet),  Forestburg, AB   August 2017 (2 shows)

Cafe Blackbird (solo), Edmonton, AB  July 2017

'Soul Saturday Brunch' The Needle Vinyl Tavern (solo), Edmonton, AB   July 2017

Alberta Japan Twinning Municipalities Association Convention Reception (solo)    Stony Plain, AB   June 2017

'Happy Hour' The Needle Vinyl Tavern(quartet), Edmonton, AB   June 2017

Battle River Railway Passenger Tour Train (duo), Kelsey to Heisler, AB    June 2017

Heart of the City Art and Music Festival (solo), Edmonton, AB   June 2017

The Blue Chair Cafe (quartet), Edmonton, AB  May 2017 - SOLD OUT

Nickelodeon Folk Club (solo opener for Oh Susanna), Calgary, AB   March 2017

EPL Jasper Place Library, Family Day Celebrations (trio), Edmonton, AB    February 2017

Vermilion Allied Arts Performance Series, Alumni Hall Theatre (five piece band), Vermilion, AB   February 2017

For the Love of Rutherford Fundraiser (solo), Edmonton, AB   January 2017

Capitol Theatre (Take a Trip show), Edmonton, AB   November 2016

Cafe Blackbird (solo), Edmonton, AB  October 2016

Streetcar Concert (quartet), Edmonton,AB  September 2016

Kaleido Family Arts Festival (solo), Edmonton, AB  September 2016

Music in the Park(solo)-Blue Quill,  Edmonton, Alberta     September 2016

House Concert (The Suitcase Show), St. Albert, AB  September 2016

The Blue Chair Cafe (quartet), Edmonton, AB  July 2016 - SOLD OUT

The Carrot Community Artshouse Cafe (solo-Suitcase Show), Edmonton, AB   June 2016

Battle River Railway Passenger Tour Train (duo), Camrose to Heisler, AB    June 2016

Sideliners Pub & Pantry Open Stage, Featured performer (solo),  Edmonton, AB   May 2016

EPL's 2016 Readers Choice Awards Kick Off Event (duo), Edmonton, AB    May 2016

Wild Earth Bakery & Cafe (solo-suitcase show), Edmonton, Alberta   March 2016

SkirtsAFire HerArts Festival (solo), Edmonton, Alberta   March 2016

Uptown Folk Club's Winterfest (quartet), Edmonton, Alberta   February 2016

Senior's Residence House Concert (solo), Edmonton, Alberta   February 2016

Private Post-Christmas Party, Edmonton, Alberta  January 2016

Three Christmas Delights (variety show)(solo), Edmonton, Alberta  Dec 2015

Alberta Showcase(Good Find band), Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta   Oct 2015

Yardbird Suite(Good Find band), Edmonton, Alberta   Sept 2015  

Streetcar Concert, Edmonton, Alberta   June 2015

Friends of the Forties (musical revue), Capitol Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta   October 2014

'Secret' Streetcar Concert, Edmonton, Alberta    October 2014

Alberta Culture Days, The Bailey Theatre, Camrose, Alberta   September 2014

Alberta Culture Days, Leo Nickerson Elementary School (solo), St. Albert, Alberta    September 2014

Music in the Park(solo)-Blue Quill,  Edmonton, Alberta     September 2014

Alberta Provincial Archives "The Great War" exhibit opening(solo), Edmonton, Alberta   August 2014 

FRINGE Edmonton International Theatre Arts Festival, Edmonton, Alberta   August 2014

Expressionz Cafe, Edmonton, Alberta   May 2014

Opener for The Good Lovelies (duo), Horizon Stage, Spruce Grover, Alberta   April 2014

Wild Earth Cafe (solo), Edmonton, Alberta   February 2014

Private House Concert (solo),  Edmonton, Alberta    November  2013

Alberta Provincial Archive's "Heritage Song" Concerts (solo),  Edmonton, Alberta      September 2013

Jeffrey's Cafe & Wine Bar,  Edmonton, Alberta     September 2013

Pleasantview Community Fall Social (duo),  Edmonton, Alberta     September 2013

Music in the Park-Blue Quill (solo),  Edmonton, Alberta     September 2013

Old Strathcona's Artwalk Festival (duo),  Edmonton, Alberta    July 2013

Battle River Railway's Passenger Train (duo), Forestburg, Alberta    July 2013

Blue Chair Cafe,  Edmonton, Alberta   May 2013 - SOLD OUT

Pleasantview Community AGM & Social (duo), Edmonton, Alberta   April 2013

SkirtsAFire HerArts Festival (solo), Edmonton, Alberta   March 2013

Stettler Performing Arts Centre (duo), Stettler, Alberta   January 2013

Jeffrey's Cafe & Wine Bar, Edmonton, Alberta    August 2012

Wild Earth Cafe (solo), Edmonton, Alberta   July 2012

Willow Music Festival (duo), New Norway, Alberta   July 2012

Carter-Ryan Gallery & Live Arts Venue Concert, Canmore, Alberta   July 2012

Arden Theatre Volunteer Thank You Concert, St. Albert, Alberta    June 2012

Private House Concert (duo), Edmonton, Alberta   May 2012

Private House Concert (duo), Edmonton, Alberta  April 2012

Cha Island Tea Company (duo), Edmonton, Alberta   April 2012

Alba Artists Series, Lantern Community Church, Calgary, Alberta   April 2012

Southpointe Starbucks (duo), Edmonton, Alberta  March 2012

House Concert
(duo), St. Albert, Alberta   March 2012

Northern Lights Folk Club
(duo), Edmonton, Alberta   February 2012

Jeffrey's Cafe & Wine Bar, Edmonton, Alberta   Dec 2011 - SOLD OUT

Fresh Start Bistro, Edmonton, Alberta    November 2011

Alberta Showcase 2011, Edmonton, Alberta     October 2011

The Blue Chair Cafe, Edmonton, Alberta      September 2011 - SOLD OUT

St. Albert Botanical Gardens, St. Albert, Alberta      August 2011

The Haven Social Club, Edmonton, Alberta      June 2011

YWCA Women of Distinction Gala, Edmonton, Alberta     June 2011

Old Timer's Cabin
(duo), Edmonton, Alberta      May 2011

The Yardbird Suite (CD Release) ((full band), Edmonton, Alberta      May 2011

House Concert
(duo), Edmonton, Alberta      May 2011

The Carrot Cafe
(duo), Edmonton, Alberta      March 2011

The Second Cup
(duo), Edmonton, Alberta      March 2011

GRIT Fundraiser: Hope & Harmony, Edmonton, Alberta      March 2011

(duo), Edmonton, Alberta      February 2010

Hulbert's Cafe
(duo), Edmonton, Alberta      June 2009