Saturday, February 11, 2017

Grand Lodge New Room Opening Party

Tour new hotel rooms, stop by the new Billy Scott Bar, and enjoy live music at the Garage Door.

12 noon 'til 10 p.m.
Free
All ages welcome

About Grand Lodge New Room Opening Party

Join us for the Grand Opening-of-the-new-rooms party February 11, which will include tours, live music in the Garage Door, History presentations, tastings and a Passport Pipe Discovery Hunt on the grounds. Mike McMenamin will cut the official ribbon at 11:45 a.m. on the front steps.

Enjoys samples from McMenamins winery, distillery & coffee roaster - as well as specialty cocktail samples.

Tour six showrooms (a.k.a. guestrooms) throughout the new attic floor, and talk with staff about the exciting changes!

After months of renovations, the Grand Lodge now features 90 air conditioned guestrooms - 45 with private bathrooms and 22 of which are newly constructed and named after literary passages or a book.

Live Music

Pat's Corner inside

Noon ‘til 3 p.m. | Exclusive tasting of Edgefield Black Rabbit Red Wine 2015 Vintage - the only bar in McMenamins to have this vintage tasting; it releases throughout the company in November 2017!

2 p.m. 'til 3:30 p.m. | Dave Coey

4  p.m. 'til 5:30  p.m. | Dan Haley

6 p.m. 'til 9 p.m. | McDougall

 

Garage Door

Noon 'til 1:30 p.m. | The Junebugs

2 p.m. 'til 4 p.m. | Big Foot Mojo

4:30  p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m. | Biddy on the Bench

7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m. | Tony Smiley

 

Roving

Noon 'til 3 p.m. | Sadie Gregg of Opera On Tap

Noon 'til 3 p.m. | Transcendental Marching Band

Tastings

Pat's Corner

Noon 'til 2 p.m. | Free tastings of our 2015 Black Rabbit Red Vintage (available by the glass all day)

Select Attic Rooms

Noon 'til 3 p.m. | McMenamins winery, distillery & coffee roaster

History Presentations

Alice Inkley Room
Qualifies for the "Attend a History Pub Presentation" Experience stamp

3:30 p.m. 'til 4 p.m. | History videos

4 p.m. 'til 4:45 p.m. | "History of Oregon Freemasonry," a presentation by Grand Secretary Ed Bousquet, past Grand Master of Oregon Freemasons

5 p.m. 'til 5:30 p.m. | "McMenamins History & Art at the Grand Lodge," a presentation by Kerry Beaker and Emlyn Bruns of the McMenamins History Department

Event Schedule

Tony Smiley

7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.

Garage Door

Tony Smiley

Since  2000, Tony Smiley has captured audiences with his unique beats. This musical savant loops his way through a unique genre of music that you won't find anywhere else. All with witty, engaging, and energetic stage presence. His cosmic dance of electric melodies mixed with world beats, Mongolian throat singing and beat-boxing have earned the Loop Ninja a cult like following who repeatedly embark on his musical journey.  Creating each track with a raw, primal and  pulsating connection between rich sounds and passionate lyrics.

The songs of Tony Smiley are a tantalizing ride through electro acoustic music that will cause your musical senses to rise. During the experience you can expect original soul bearing songs, improv crowd pleasers, and creative cover mixes. As he loops his way through a set he builds the audience's anticipation by using, keyboards, drum machines, guitars, tambourine, cowbell, vocals and beat box sounds through Boss Loop pedals. His songs are original, groove-laden works of art. The loop ninja will "completely make you a believer." (Andy Summers, guitar player for the Police)

In 2010, Smiley  joined the ranks of his fellow loop artists, winning 3rd place in the National Boss Loop Contest in Hollywood. Judges included: Paul Youngblood (Boss US Director), Frank Gambale (Guitar player for Chick Corea), Andy Summers (Guitar player for The Police), Derek Murdock (Bass player for Kevin Eubanks, Tonight Show Band), Michael Molenda (Editor of Guitar Player Magazine). He continues to work with Roland/Boss running pedal clinics and performing for international ad campaigns.

Currently, Smiley can often be found composing and laying down progressive loops with hip hop roots in the Pacific Northwest;  flying solo or playing with musical friends such as Redwood Son, Keegan Smith and MOsley WOtta.  If you would like to experience the sounds of Tony Smiley follow him on FaceBook, YouTube, MySpace and Reverbnation or schedule a show.

Website:
http://www.tonysmiley.net/

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/tonysmileyloopninja

Biddy on the Bench

4:30 p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m.

Garage Door

Biddy on the Bench

Fittingly for an Irish band, Kevin, Nick and Noah met together for the first time at a "Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones" concert at Kells Irish Pub in Portland. Kevin and Nick, both hailing from Mentor, Ohio, have been playing together in various configurations for years at Irish festivals and pubs around the mid-west and east coast, while Noah, a native Oregonian with a musical background in bluegrass, choral music, and traditional Irish singing, has been a part of several ensembles around Portland and in his hometown of Estacada. Casey Dyer, the most recent addition to the group, has been performing Irish music regularly in the Portland area- his experience as a session musician added the final ingredient to the musical mélange that is "Biddy on the Bench". Realizing their collective potential, the four began practicing regularly and participating in local open mic and Irish music nights. "Biddy on the Bench" makes frequent appearances at The Highland Stillhouse, Feckin Brewery, and Maher's Pub. Kevin, Noah, Nick, and Casey look forward to expanding into the Portland music scene!

Bigfoot Mojo

2 p.m. 'til 4 p.m.

Garage Door

Bigfoot Mojo

Upright bassist Belinda Underwood and national mandolin champion Josiah Payne met on the bluegrass scene in Portland, Oregon, as hired hands in other award-winning bands. Musicians in multiple genres since childhood, they both grew up in family bands before moving to Oregon, and were feeling orphaned without their families until they found each other in 2012. After playing together for 3 years as "Josiah and Belinda", they adoped the mascot of the Northwest when they became Bigfoot Mojo.

Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, they have many creative offerings, including this new incarnation. Josiah and Belinda continue to mesmerize audiences with groove-based melodies and impeccable vocal harmonies (the kind that sound genetically-blended), setting a new standard for original music which defies genre boundaries.

Bigfoot Mojo plays with other amazing guest musicians to create a trio, quartet or bigger. Lately they have been featuring world-traveling guitarist Pete Kartsounes, when he is home from tour! Also featured is the young national twin fiddle champion Wilhelmina.

Josiah and Belinda also play together in the high-energy bluegrass band The Wild Wood and in their Middle Eastern funk band, Al Farasha.

 

Website:
http://bigfootmojo.belindaunderwood.com/

The Junebugs

Noon 'til 1:30 p.m.

Garage Door

The Junebugs

Moses Barrett leads a dynamic group of musicians based in the Pacific Northwest dedicated to sweet tunes and good times. The eclectic taste of this group ranges from turn of the century Americana to modern Hip Hop, all with a strong emphasis on vocal harmony and fun times having.

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/thejunebugsmusic

Sonicbids:
http://www.sonicbids.com/band/the-junebugs/audio/

McDougall

6 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.

Pat's Corner

McDougall

With his imagination often dwelling in the very real places of his past and present, as well as in the possible future, McDougall’s songs may very well seat you by a coffee-can fire in the middle of a dry California river-bed, pull you up onto a freight train in the lush spring-time of the Pacific northwest, raise your voice in hymns with the entire family on a Thanksgiving afternoon, or haste your good-bye to civilization as you know it, as you ramble on with all you possess on your back.

Fact, fiction, and a little in between, McDougall carries on the relevant tradition of oral history and folklore, making it a part of everyday life and sharing it with those around him. Inspired by the word of God, his family, friends, fellow workers and fellow travelers met along the way, McDougall wishes to keep to the unwritten rule of using what was left by those before while leaving something of your own for those who will come after.

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/McDougallMusic

Dan Haley

4 p.m. 'til 5:30 p.m.

Pat's Corner

Dan Haley

Dan Haley has been writing and singing "The World's Most Beautiful Songs" in the Portland area since 1980 with side trips to Germany and Vermont. He plays in bands ranging from Anita Margarita & The Rattlesnakes to Gravel to Ed & The Boats but has continued to perform as a solo artist throughout.

Website:
http://danhaleymusic.com/

Dave Coey

2 p.m. 'til 3:30 p.m.

Pat's Corner

Take four parts Kerosene Dream. Add one part new musical direction. Flavor with a splash of songcraft and instrumental prowess. Serve in a cocktail glass, neat or on the rocks, and you've got Dave Coey and The Tremor Guild. Composed of four-fifths the members of Kerosene Dream, which filled venues all along the West Coast the past few years, this new group also traces lineage back to such Northwest bands as The Renegade Saints, Nine Days Wonder, and The Sauce Unlimited. However, Dave Coey and The Tremor Guild are exploring fresh musical ideas on their new self-titled CD, while continuing to play compelling live shows. Focused on the songs of Dave Coey, The Tremor Guild takes the best of roots rock/pop songwriting traditions and puts them in a contemporary context. Melody, lyric, emotion, and exceptional musicianship are combined to create music for the brain and body...enjoyed best with beverage, of course.

Sadie Gregg

Noon 'til 3 p.m.

Roaming the property

Sadie Gregg

Sadie Gregg has been commended by the press as a mezzo-soprano "with a rich flexible instrument" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), and "a standout" (Boston Classical Review). Recent performances include Opera a la Cart with Portland Opera, Viva's Holiday with Cult of Orpheus, La clemenza di Tito with Ping & Woof Opera, The Music Man with Clackamas Repertory Theater, and The Zoo with Odyssey Opera of Boston. Upcoming performances include Big Night and La Boheme with Portland Opera. Ms. Gregg's portrayal of Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea with New England Conservatory earned an ArtsImpulse Best Supporting Actress Award nomination. Ms. Gregg's La Cenerentola with Boston Opera Collaborative) earned a My Entertainment World Best Actress Award nomination. In addition to performing, Ms. Gregg is a Managing Diva of Opera on Tap Portland, and maintains a private teaching studio. www.sadiegregg.com

Transcendental Brass Band

Noon 'til 3 p.m.

Roaming the property

Transcendental Brass Band

The Transcendental Brass Band is a west-coast take on the classic New Orleans Tradition: funky street bands for processions, parties, and parades. A rhythm section of tuba, drum line, and guitar form the funereal pyre, ignited by the incandescent holy trinity horn section of trumpet, trombone, and saxophone.

Although the fiery, consummately danceable result is the group's trademark, these flexible, trained professionals have sufficient depth and fluency to encompass many musical genres, from jazz to heavy metal, all the way to the most tender ballad. This, and the eclectic mixture of songs, from the Beatles to Mingus, has a wide, multigenerational appeal.

Check 'em out for yourself in these fan-made videos:

 

PRESS ACCOLADES:

"A touch of funk, a smidge of jazz, and some sprinklings of ska, hip-hop and freeform pop...Make sure your dancing shoes are broken in for this show." --The Oregonian

"In New Orleans, the Transcendental Brass Band could well be spotted on any given corner as street musicians- seven dudes blowing the kind of crazy, funked-out sound that provides the perfect soundtrack for swilling bourbon in the Big Easy. In Portland, they let 'em inside. Transcendental's sound harks back to the glory days of brass bands while providing funkadelic basslines to get asses shaking. It's a timeless sound, revamped into the present with an immediacy that makes it fresh as a steaming po' boy." -Willamette Week

Myspace:
http:// www.myspace.com/transcendentalbrassband