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It's wine, blues, art

Enjoy 4th of July at Interpretive Center

Taste wine from Gorge wineries, listen to vintage blues, savor plank roasted salmon with a Caesar salad and appreciate the art work of Gorge artists for a most festive Fourth of July celebration.

"Red Wine, Blues & Art, Too" brings all of this together from 6 to 10 p.m. on July 4 at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson.

Bring the whole family. To appeal to the children's palate, good ol' burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream and pop are also being served .

Sit on the lawn, enjoy the gorgeous view, and tap your toes to the live music provided by the Walter Guy Band and featuring, Kenny "Blue" Ray. Ray, a Bay area blues guitarist, has over 14 CDs to his credit and has performed with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Marcia Ball and John Lee Hooker, to name a few.

Guy, originally from L.A., has been a veteran of the Northwest regional music scene for the past 25 years and has led successful local bands such as The Blues Runners and Home Cookin'.

"The music alone is worth the gate fee, " says Executive Director Sharon Tiffany.

Several local artists will display their fine art inside and outside the museum for your preview and possible addition to your private collection.

Wines are being provided by such wineries as Marshal's, Maryhill, Quailhurst Estate and Waving Tree. A selection of micro-brews will be on tap from the award winning Walking Man Brewing of Stevenson.

The wine tasting-art show- blues continues until 9 p.m.

Wrap up in a blanket or put up the lawn chair and settle in for a spectacular fireworks display provided by the Port of Cascade Locks.

For your safety, please no personal fireworks. Consuming wine purchased by the bottle is not allowed.

General admission is $20. This includes a commemorative 10 ounce wine glass, one free taste and museum admission. For 6-20 year olds, it is $10 and includes museum admission with activities. Five and under are free.

For information call 427-8211.


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