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Bluegrass and Folk Musicians' Jam and Song Circle

, a bi-monthly event, takes place this Thursday, July 8, from 7-9:30 p.m., at Hood River Billiards.

Musicians, vocalists and audience participation are welcome at no charge.

Hood River Billiards is located at 1st and Cascade in Hood River. For more information, call (541) 490-3124.

Also Thursday in Hood River, the jam band

New Monsoon

storms into the River City Saloon at 205 S. Cascade St.

Call (541) 387-BLUES for showtime and other information.

The high-energy Grateful Dead cover band

Cosmic Charlie

, from Athens, Ga., brings its unique interpretation of classic material to life at the River City Saloon on Friday, July 9.

Call (541) 387-BLUES for showtime and other information, or visit the Saloon at 205 Cascade St.

White Salmon's Elkhorn Bar and Grill will be the site of two weekend performances by rock 'n roller

C.A. Jones

. Performances begin at 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10.

The Elhorn is located at 186 E. Jewett. For information, call 493-1939.

The second annual


, a one-day music event, returns to the Hood River Marina Green this Saturday, July 10. Gates will open at 2 p.m., with music playing from 3 to midnight.

Organizer Mike VanSisseren calls Hoodfest "the largest music in the Gorge this summer."

Musical acts will feature a local, regional and national acts assortment. Scheduled performers include Jackstraw, Django's Cadillac, Alma Melodiosa, Dr. Theopolis, Wisdom and San Francisco's legendary seven-piece groove machine, Vinyl.

Tickets are on sale for $10 in advance; the day of show price will be $15. For more information, or to buy tickets online, click on

Dark Horizon

performs its Christian brand of rock music on teen night this Saturday, July 10, at Pinecrest Church of The Nazarene in Hood River.

The show is free and open to the community. Other activities run from 5-9 p.m.

The band also will be forming Saturday, July 11, in Portland at the Roseland Theater.

A quirky, six-piece ensemble from Boulder, Colo.,

The Motet

, hopes to drive its audience into a dancing frenzy when it visits the River City Saloon on Tuesday, July 13.

Call (541) 387-BLUES for showtime and other information.

Gorge Games headquarters in downtown Hood River will host two hours of live music Sunday-Friday, July 11-16, from 5-7 p.m. each day.


Samba Band

leads off on Sunday, with

Swing Crew

scheduled for Monday.

On Tuesday, Gorge-based


--Dallas Fridley, Russ Hargrave and Jose Maya--brings its "fresh rock" approach to original compositions and modern covers.

Mellower sounds will emanate from the GGHQ stage on Wednesday when singer/songwriter

Larry Russ

takes the stage.

Things will start to jump again on Thursday, however, when Gorge-based

All Night Station

performs its bluegrass-influenced brand of alt-country music.

The band--Jim Drake, Matt Swihart, Dave Swann and Matt Mesa--features mandolin, banjo, stand-up bass, guitar and dobro; occassionally, members bring out a fiddle or an electric guitar.


Larry and Jason Russ

wind things down on the GGHQ stage with a final acoustic-rich performance.

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