3505 Pacific Ave. / Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Friday, July 21, 2017
5 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.Free admissionAll ages welcome
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In the heart of summer, we're launching a music festival -- different than the rest, ‘cause it's free and lasts four days!Grammy-nominated Brandy Clark is the headliner on Saturday, July 22! Brandy's set will highlight the variety of music at this festival; Country, bluegrass, Americana...the performers we've lined up will be heard indoors and out on multiple stages, with their own styles and talent to make each day a memorable one.Whether it's the sweet Americana of Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters on Saturday or the groovin' tunes of Jawbone Flats on Friday, you'll find live music across the grounds; at Pat's Corner, our special main stage out on the front lawn, and at the Garage Door, so feel free to wander with a beverage and discover a new favorite.
Pat's StageBart Budwig | 5 p.m. 'til 6:20 p.m.Jawbone Flats | 7:30 p.m. 'til 8:20 p.m.Main StageBo Porter | 6:30 p.m. 'til 7:20 p.m.Brothers and Sister | 8:30 p.m. 'til 10 p.m. Garage DoorThe Old Yellers | 7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.Thursday Music ScheduleSaturday Music ScheduleSunday Music Schedule
Please note:-Smoking is not allowed at the
Festival-Pets are not allowed at the Festival-There is a policy for no
happy hour on the property for special events, including this
No college bar cover band-come-lately, Brothers and Sister have
studied the music of the Allman Brothers Band intensely, finding ways to
capture the sound, style and feel of the original "At Fillmore East"
concert while allowing for their own individual spirit and joy to shine
through. They perform the music with haunting detail, to create an incendiary and heart-felt evening that
would gratify even the Allmans themselves.
Leading the dual-charge of guitars are beloved axe-slingers Lewi Longmire (AgesandAges, Denver, Michael Hurley, Fernando) and Anita Lee
Elliott (Viva Voce, Blue Giant, Calico Rose). The
demanding rhythm section features Matt Cadenelli (Don of
Division, Fernando), Ryan Spellman (Quiet Life,
Denver), and bassist Tim Huggins (James Low
Western Front, Moody Little Sister). Keyboardist extraordinaire Steve
Kerin (Too Loose Cajun and Zydeco Band, Atomic Gumbo)
completes the original sextet. As a bonus, harmonica ace David Lipkind (Woodbrain, I Can Lick Any SOB in the House) is brought in
help fill in the guest harp from the Fillmore concert.
With over 40 years of musical history, talent, and experience Porter has had the honor of playing with some of the best names in the industry. Bo worked for years at Dollywood as a singer and entertainer. He has traveled and resided in many states throughout his life, but is proud to call Texas home.
Mark Chestnut, Diamond Rio, Gary P. Nunn, Junior Brown, Tim Mcgraw, Rosie Flores, Asleep at the Wheel, Wayne 'The Train' Hancock, Dale Watson, Freddy Powers, Wanda Jackson, Ray Campi, Shelly King, Susan Gibson, Hal Ketchum, Sunny Throckmorton, Johnny Bush, Redd Volkaert, Earl Poole Ball, and Loretta Lynn are some of the talents he's worked with and opened for.
As a traveling troubadour Bo has had the pleasure of touring the US, as well as Europe for the past several years. A proud headliner for Billybob's Euro Disney in Paris, France, Country Nights Grindlewald Festival in Grindlewald, Switzerland, Albisguteli Country Music Festival in Zurich, Switzerland, Block House Festival in Uetendorf, Switzerland, and a featured guest at many other wonderful festivals and events including the Vinstra Country Music Festival in Vinstra, Norway. Bo prides himself and his band on professionalism, performing one of a kind originals, obscure beloved classics, and keeping the crowd swingin'.
Playing among other talented peers at the Frank Brown Songwriters Festival for almost a decade has allowed Bo the opportunity to meet many talented friends and fellow storytellers. In 2003 Bo won APRN Country Song of the Year, following successes include a 2011 nomination for Male Vocalist of the year, and a Song of the year nomination for the Texas Music Awards in 2014. His latest accomplishment being one of eight participants to be selected in the Texas Songwriters University in 2016.
Bo continues to tour and play full time and is available for booking. Bo is a free the chi facilitator, and all that other positive thinking bullshit. He puts off good vibes and always makes time to kiss hands and shake babies.
The Old Yellers began in early 2001 when founding members Michael Berly and Matty V Hartless came together with the goal to write great songs built around vocal harmonies and well crafted stories. The idea was to write songs with a message that could be felt and understood by nearly anyone. They were soon joined by friends Diego Joyeux and Tim Connell and this core group has been playing together in one form or another ever since.
In the years that followed, albums were made, tours were undertaken, fun was had and many great musicians would take their turn coming in and adding to the overall magic. It is difficult to label them any one thing, because at times they have seemed more Rock and Roll, or Alt-Country, or Americana, or Folk Rock, but there is and always has been, a consistency, a uniqueness, something special, that has woven itself throughout the path they have traveled. Whether you call them The Old Yellers or The Yellers, they are are at heart, an American band, writing and performing their own original music, that above all, strives to evolve the consciousness of the global community and generate a real revolution of spirit.
The Bands powerhouse core has been blessed to surround themselves with a cast of stellar musicians who have, for nearly 15 years, formed the family band that is The Old Yellers. The band defies the limits of categorization into a single genre and can take a crowd on a seamless journey from raucous country honky tonk, to tender heartfelt ballads, past a potential Irish jig and back to the cornerstone of rock and roll all in the span of just a few songs. Yeller music is an eclectic blend of rollicking good time songs that win crowds over again and again.
The influences are vast, but it all comes back to Portland when they're asked to describe their sound. However, Jawbone Flats got their name from a tucked away spot in a protected wilderness area East of Salem. Jawbone Flats is an old abandoned mining town surrounded by some of the most lush old growth forest you'll find in the state. In one sense, it's as Oregon as it gets.
The band that takes its name from the hidden treasure also fits a style that can make you appreciate the outdoors, good friends and a cold beer. The members of the five-piece has been playing with each other and in a grab bag of local sounds and bands since 2000.
Bart Budwig grew up on the Idaho Palouse, with a pawn shop trumpet and a heart as big as a skyscraper - if skyscrapers knew how to be humble. Bart learned melody from classic jazz charts and found that fault-lines in big hearts create drifting continents, cut new oceans and forge new mountains. Eventually, everyone close to him disappeared, whether to death or Texas, and it was from Texas that he got a letter from Waylon Jennings inviting him to pick up a guitar and a pen. Budwig doesn't write the big songs. He writes songs about places between the hills, in the draws and hidden canyons where truth is a little more in focus, stories take their time being told, heartbreak is a place of deep reflection, and melodies don't have to wear rhinestone suits or drive shiny, new cars to be beautiful. In 2016, Bart Budwig played over 150 out-of-town shows and has shared the stage with Blind Pilot, Joseph, Alan Stone, Joe Pug, Justin Townes Earle, Damien Jurado, Mason Jennings and many more. He will be releasing his 5th full-length album Paint by Numbers Jesus on April 1st, 2017, a swamp-country concept record pulling from grooves of Motown and the American deep south in the 60s and 70s.
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