5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. / Portland, OR, 97211
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Live music: 9 p.m. 'til 12:30 a.m.The Chris Baum Project, $20 in advance, $25 at the door; Freak Mountain Ramblers, Free21 and over
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Make it a night to remember by booking one of our exclusive overnight packages and partying to live music. Click here to make your reservation! Tickets to just the music will also be available. Or pop into the Gym for the Freak Mountain Ramblers.
LIVE MUSIC9 p.m. 'til 12:30 a.m.The Chris Baum Project in the Theater 12-piece Funk & Soul Band($20 advance, $25 at the door)Freak Mountain Ramblers in the Gymnasium • FreeHilltop Rock
Plus party favors, balloon drop and a champagne toast at midnight. Full bar and food available.
RING IN THE NEW YEAR PACKAGE• Includes lodging for two in a cozy guestroom, with surprise amenities• A private cocktail reception • A four-course plated dinner• Hosted McMenamins ales, wine and spirits throughout the reception and dinner• Admission to the dance party in the Theater • A sparkling wine toast at midnight• Breakfast on New Year's Day in the Courtyard Restaurant$515 to $525 per couple
NEW YEAR'S EVE PACKAGE• Lodging for two in a cozy guestroom, including surprise amenities• $140 per couple to be spent at your discretion on dinner and drinks in the Courtyard Restaurant • Admission to the dance party in the Theater • A sparkling wine toast at midnight• $30 credit for breakfast on New Year's Day in the Courtyard Restaurant$415 per couple
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Chris Baum has been a fixture in the Pacific Northwest music scene since his youth as a classical pianist-winning local, regional, and national competitions. Since then, Chris has morphed into a soulful singer/pianist, arranger and producer. Since 1994, Chris has exercised and honed master band leading and musical arrangement skills to attract 'cream of the crop' talent to realize inherently lofty musical goals. The Chris Baum Project's repertoire covers music from the great Soul and R&B artists of the modern era, and includes songs by Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, Steely Dan, Average White Band, Bill Withers, Chicago, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Amy Winehouse, Etta James, Michael Jackson and many more. Members include: Keyboards: Chris Baum Vocals: Chris Baum, Alyssa Schwary, Debbie Earnhart, and Brandon Buck Horns: Pete Peterson, Greg Garret, Bryan Dickerson, and Dan Goldstein Guitar: Mike Doolin Drums: Doug Knoyle Bass: Calen Uhlig Percussion: Les Hutchinson Chris Baum's Project is a 12-piece Soul/R&B band; however there are over 40+ musicians that are proud to be a part of the Baum Sorority/Fraternity. Many regular attendees of the Project's performances are not only there to take in the show as a ‘concert', but to wear out the dance floor-a testament to the band's ability to entertain on the merits of musical prowess, Chris' arranging chops, and most importantly, the ability of the band to stretch out and ‘play'.
Portland's own Freak Mountain Ramblers bring a rollicking brand of rock 'n' roll, bluegrass, alternative country and country-blues to every show they play.
With a lineup including three members of the inimitable and notorious Holy Modal Rounders / Clamtones amalgamation of the '70s and '80s, Freak Mountain Ramblers has its roots in the underbelly of the alternative music scene that existed at that time, both in Portland and across the country. The Freaks have accumulated a loyal following in the Portland area by dependably creating beauty and bedlam at their live shows, and by producing CDs that successfully translate that energy and excitement to disc. Four lead singer/songwriters, each with a distinct character and approach to life and music, provide a dynamic show that packs the rooms with some of the most interesting music fans around.
The Freak Mountain Ramblers are veteran performers packing decades of experience. FMR members have been core musicians of the Holy Modal Rounders, Golden Delicious, the Clamtones, Richard Cranium and the Phoreheads, Prairie Dogs, Swingline Cubs, The Trail Band, and The Fly By Night Jass Band.
"... Freak Mountain Ramblers aren't your typical country western band. Not only have they chucked the slick yippie-ki-yay good looks of contemporary C&W singers for the haggard couture of mountain men, their lyrics have bizarrely warped the genre's storytelling. One song starts as a fable about two fighting neighbors and picks up speed until they have doused each other with gasoline. Strangely addictive and disturbingly fun, the song is sung in sweet tones and set to a galloping swing." – Portland Mercury
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