as part of 80s Weekend
- Crystal Ballroom & Lola's Room - Ringlers Pub |
- Thursday, January 9, 2014
- 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
About Crystal Vipers
The Crystal Vipers are the latest concept to pop out of McMenamins' music laboratories, a band made up of an ever-rotating cast of veteran musicians playing an ever-changing and ever-expanding songlist.
The starting rotation of players comes from many bands and just as many genre of music, such as Quarterflash, Crazy 8s, Lily Wilde Big Band, Freak Mountain Ramblers, X-Angels, Rodney Crowell Band, The Gas Hogs... the list goes on. The debut shows at Ringlers Pub features Lex Browning (guitar, violin, sax, vocals), Danny Schauffler (keyboards, sax, vocals), Rich Gooch (bass, vocals), Jon Koonce (guitar, harp, vocals) and Tom Royer (drums,vocals).
The ability to switch instruments between players is matched by the ever changing styles of songs, from blues to rockin' country swingin' blue grass jazz punk polka. Pair that up with the many flavors of McMenamins taps and you got a good time that is a unique experience every show.
About as part of 80s Weekend
The 80s come alive for three full nights at the Crystal Ballroom, during this annual run of live and DJ'd 80s-themed events!
80s sensation Martha Davis & the Motels kicks this year's festivities on Thursday night, followed by a property-wide video-enhanced DJ'd dance event with '80s Video Dance Attack on Friday. Saturday closes the series with live 80s music from Radical Revolution.
And yes, you should totally come in costume.
Best idea yet: Book an overnight package at the Crystal Hotel, from $185-$265 per couple, which includes 2 tickets, lodging, dinner, breakfast and special surprises. Call (503) 972-2670 for reservations or visit online.Map & Directions