The fifth annual Music Festival of the Gorge (MFOG) is a free, family-friendly concert series in Hood River that showcases local musicians to support arts experiences in our schools and community.

Produced in partnership with the Matt Klee Memorial Fund and Arts in Education of the Gorge, and sponsored by local businesses in Hood River, MFOG has raised more than $60,000 since it began it 2015.

Each year MFOG features a fresh lineup of Portland and Gorge-area bands, covering an array of musical genres.

The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. the evening of Friday, Aug. 23, at Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen with music by The Groove Cabin, followed by headliners Greenneck Daredevils. We’ll continue the evening with even more live music offerings at Double Mountain Brewery, Slopeswell Cider Co., and Volcanic Bottle Shoppe.

On Saturday, Aug. 24, live performances begin at 12 p.m. at the Hood River Waterfront Park Amphitheater and will continue throughout the day. The Portland-based funk-bluegrass band World’s Finest will headline the main stage from 7 to 9 p.m.

For up-to-date information on the festival, the complete lineup, sponsors, and venues, visit musicfestival ofthegorge.com.

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