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Wine, All That Jazz

Interpretive Center Museum festival set for July 18

Wine tasting, a blues and jazz band, fine art and good food are all to be enjoyed in an awesome pristine setting at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson on Saturday, July 18, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The $20 admission includes a free wine glass, script for one free tasting and admission to the museum as well as the enjoyment of great blues and jazz.

This is a fundraiser to benefit the programs and operation of the Museum.

Approximately seven Gorge wineries are expected to participate with each one showcasing three to four of their best varieties of wine. Expect to be served by such Gorge wineries as North Shore of Bingen, Memaloose of Lyle, Wind River Cellars of Husum and Cathedral Ridge of Hood River. Back by popular demand is Walking Man Brewing, a Stevenson brewery, that offers unique and tasty suds for those who may not want wine.

Art work will be displayed inside and outside the Museum. The Gorge artists will sell their work with a portion of each sale benefiting the museum.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Portland-based, KOLVANE (formerly Rose City Kings). The quartet will be a great asset to the event, providing high-energy, danceable, original tunes. KOLVANE is an award winning band, providing West Coast audiences with a fresh, dynamic approach to the classic blues tradition.

Their 2008 release has a chart-topper on Cashbox with "Cool Baby." Bandleader Dan "Kolvane" Berkery is the creator and driving force behind the two-time Muddy Award band, and writes the majority of the band’s music. They will be easily heard from the Misner Patio.

The food will include a plank salmon and salad plate served by Skamania Lodge. Other choices will include a variety of cheese, crackers and fruit.

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on the grass, to kick back and thoroughly enjoy great wine, good food, memorable music, fine art and a stunning view.

For ticket information call (800) 991-2338 or 427-8211.

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