Friday, March 17, 2023

St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Olympic Club

Olympic Club

All day; live music starts at 5pm

All ages welcome

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About St. Patrick's Day Celebration

The leprechauns are on our side, bringing us rainbows and merriment for St. Patrick's Day. Join us for two days of food & drink specials, McMenamins own Irish Stout, live music and plenty of hijinks.

Live Muisc and Entertainment

Friday, March 17

Haley Prendergast Irish Dancers * 4:30-5pm
Bagpiping by Gordon MacDonald * 5pm
The Pine Hearts * 6-8pm
My Guilty Pleasure * 9-11pm

Devils Bit Whiskey

Our St. Patrick's Day whiskey returns! This in-demand spirit only comes around once a year; get it while you can! 200ml flasks go on sale Friday, March 17 at the hotel gift shops, bottle shops, Edgefield Distillery and select locations.

Food & Drink Specials

McMenamins Irish Stout
A fantastic flavor fusion of coffee-like roasted barley bitterness & semi-sweet chocolate with moderate hop bitterness balancing a hearty backbone alongside a smooth, silky creaminess.

Irish Coffee
Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, McMenamins St. Patrick's Blend coffee, whipped cream

Irish Stout Ice Cream Float
Vanilla bean ice cream & Irish Stout; 21 & older

Irish Fries Are Smiling
Fries topped with cheese & ale sauce, crisp bacon, sour cream and green onions

Irish Reuben
Hammerhead-braised corned beef, Swiss cheese, buttermilk coleslaw and mustard sauce on grilled rye with choice of fries or tots

MacSleyne Irish Stew
Traditional lamb stew with hearty vegetables & barley, served with soda bread & butter

Workingman's Corned Beef & Cabbage
With red potatoes and carrots in Hammerhead Ale broth, served with soda bread & butter


Event Schedule

My Guilty Pleasure

9-11 pm

Olympic Club

My Guilty Pleasure

We are, My Guilty Pleasure (MGP), a high-energy classic rock band that creates a party experience that brings audiences back over and over again! With incredible vocals and polarizing dueling guitars, we cover hit songs from the '70s, 80s, and 90s, sprinkled in with a bit of funk that keeps the beat moving and the energy at its best. MGP's perfectly crafted music mix, which includes songs from Aerosmith, 3 Doors Down, 38 Special, Tom Petty, Wild Cherry, Prince, Journey, Van Halen, Billy Idol AC/DC, and more, dares audiences of all ages to sing along, get on the dance floor and hang out for the entire performance .... knowing that the next song will be another great one that keeps the party going.

The Pine Hearts


Olympic Club

The Pine Hearts

The Pine Hearts are totally rad! They're one of the best new bands on the scene. The singing, picking and songwriting is fabtastic and organic. Two thumbs up!" -- Charles Humphrey III (Songs From The Road Band) Just beneath the eaves of Washington's Cascade Mountains, The Pine Hearts are combining wood, ore and soul to channel the colossal, organic spirit of the untamed Pacific Northwest. Their sound, like the environment around them, is ever-changing, harnessing classic country songwriting, the powerful emotive themes of experimental folk, and the blazing-fast pickin' rhythms of traditional Appalachian bluegrass -- all the while staying rooted to their rock-n-roll backgrounds. "A catchy, peppy mixture of folk, indie and jamgrass" -- Bluegrass Today The Pine Hearts first formed in the early 2010's as a traditional-leaning folk and bluegrass trio, establishing bandleader and guitarist Joey Capoccia's distinct picking flair and alt-Americana songwriting style after long-running stints in classic Olympia, WA bands such as The Pasties and The Blackberry Bushes, culminating in the albums Distant Lights (2013) and Winter on Orcas (2013). In the fall of 2015 came their successive album, Thin Walls (2015), which took a decidedly more country bent, enlisting a wider variety of instruments while honing their roster of dense, powerful tunes, imbued with themes of love and of loss. In 2016, two permanent members joined the fold ~ fast-picking mandolinist Derek McSwain (formerly of the trad-bluegrass powerhouse The Oly Mountain Boys) and genre-defying upright bassist Dean Shakked. All three are accomplished vocalists in their own rights, allowing for lush, complex three-part vocal harmony to give new depth and dimension to the band's lyrical melodies. 2018 saw the release of Carousel, a return to classic Nashville bluegrass sensibilities, followed shortly after by 2019's Back To Sustain, a live album recorded direct to tape inside an old grange hall on the outskirts of Olympia, which featured rerecorded and stripped-down versions of the band's favorite original tunes. Looming on the horizon is 2022's upcoming release Lost Love Songs, the most mature and fully-developed album of The Pine Hearts' career, featuring a more deliberate and polished sound to complement their finest collection of songs yet. "A tight folk/bluegrass band that wears its punk roots on its sleeves" -- Antiquated Furniture Filled with a vigorous dedication, The Pine Hearts are aiming to show listeners the true spirit of the Northwest, as lived through each of them, telling stories of pain and growth to inspire audiences everywhere. Catch them at a performance near you and get a taste for yourself! "... Particularly upbeat original tunes that are instant classics, The Pine Hearts sing with sincerity and pick with deliberate dedication." -- Anacortes Magazine

Gordon MacDonald

5 pm

Olympic Club

Gordon MacDonald

Gordon MacDonald began playing the Great Highland Bagpipe at the age of 9. At the age of fifteen he was a member of the Seattle Scottish Boys Pipe Band that traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland winning the Scottish Juvenile Pipe Band Championship that year. Gordon then went on to become a member of the Seattle Pipe Band and later a founding member and eventual Pipe Major of the Grade 1 Northwest Pipes and Drums, the first Grade 1 pipe band in Washington State. Gordon's piping accomplishments include a successful competitive piping career including 1st prizes in the Open Piping class as well as prizes in Quartet and Pipe Band Competitions up and down the West Coast.

Gordon's music can be heard around the Greater South Sound area at gatherings including this year's celebration of St. Patricks' Day at the SPAR Café in Olympia and the Olympic Club in Centralia.