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What's happening in the music field in Gorge

Togas are optional for the Saturday, Aug. 14, concert by

The Kingsmen

at Trailhead B&B in Trout Lake.

The Kingsmen, best known for their rendition of the classic party tune "Louie, Louie," take the stage at 9 p.m. They will be preceded at 6 by

Joanie and the Chipsters

, then


and some of her

Desert Harem Dancers


Tickets, at $40 a head, are available at The Logs Restaurant in BZ Corner or by mail.

For more information, contact Mary Morris at (509) 395-2205 or by email at


Captain Leroy


the Zydeco Locals

will perform rollicking Southwestern Louisiana music when they take the Jackson Park stage at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 12, in Hood River.

The two-hour concert by the Northwest's premier Cajun band is free and the second of the Sprint Families in the Park series.

Prior to the show, the Hood River Adult Center will hold a fundraising barbecue dinner, starting at 6.

Beginning at 5:30, kids can dress up in animal costumes, interact with live birds of prey and learn from displays during the "Get Wild with Wildlife" program sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service.


Moe Dixon

is the featured performer this Saturday, Aug. 14, for the second in Dolce Skamania Lodge's "Music on the Lawn" series, which runs through Sept. 4.

Dixon's Stevenson performance is from 5-9 p.m. For more information, call the lodge at (509) 427-7700.

Louisiana bluesman

Kenny Neal

and his band will be performing during a free evening street dance on Monday, Aug. 16, on First Street, between State and Oak streets, in Hood River.

This is an all-ages, alcohol-free event.

The Mt. Hood Bluegrass Festival returns to the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell the weekend of Aug. 20-22.


Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum


Missy Raines

will appear on Saturday only, but there'll be plenty of music on Friday and Sunday as 10 other bands are scheduled to perform.

Sunday's program includes a special gospel concert, starting at 9 a.m. and featuring

Bill Jolliff


Jacob Henry

, and

No Strings Attached

. Admission is $5 per person.

For more information, visit on the internet.

Maryhill Museum of Art's first annual

Arts Festival

is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Guests will be able to sojourn across the museum's lush Grand Lawn through the engaging outdoor sculpture exhibit by the Pacific Northwest Sculptors Association then into the picnic grounds to meet dozens of artists, view their fantastic art and watch them create.

They'll also be invited to sample refreshments in the Wine Garden, featuring wines from Cascade Cliffs Winery, Marshal's Winery, Maryhill Winery, McKinley Springs Winery, Syncline Wine Cellars, Waving Tree Vineyards, and Wind River Cellars.

Afterward, they can sit back under the shade trees and enjoy tasty food by the Lyle Hotel Restaurant, Brian's Pourhouse, Casa El Mirador, and Cafe Maryhill while listening to live musical performances.

The line-up will include the amazing Didgeridoo sounds of George Knehr, Charles Crosman's smooth jazz guitar, jumpin' music with Joanie and the Chipsters, and the sweet sounds of Swing Crew, Humphrey and Hartman, Connie and Rich Dunnington, and others.

For more information about the event, call the museum at (509) 773-3733.

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