Saturday, September 16, 2017

Oktoberfest Brewfest

Kennedy School

12 noon 'til 9 p.m.

All ages welcome

About Oktoberfest Brewfest

Raise a handcrafted ale to prost as you dance the polka! We're featuring more than a dozen German-style craft beers from McMenamins & local guest breweries, including: Alameda, Burnside, Great Notion and Fire on the Mountain.

We'll have burgers, brats and warm pretzels for purchase while you enjoy the music from noon ‘til 9 p.m.

Live Music Schedule:

Gymnasium
The Talbott Brothers • 12 p.m. 'til 2 p.m.
Sycobilly String Band • 2:30 p.m. 'til 4:30 p.m.
Cedar Teeth • 5 p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m.
Chervona • 7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.

Roaming
Darka Dusty • 12 p.m. 'til 3 p.m.

Honors Bar
Opera On Tap • 7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m. (21+)

Admission and music are free, but prices for those 21 & over sampling the ales from McMenamins and guest breweries are:

• Tokens: $1.50 each
• Tasting Glass: $4 each
• Glass + 10 tokens: $17

We'll also be grilling burgers and brats and serving warm pretzels for purchase.

Participating Breweries
 
Alameda Brewing Co.
Burnside Brewing
Great Notion Brewing
Fire on the Mountain

Event Schedule

Chervona

7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.

Gymnasium

Chervona

The band started practicing in Nov of 2006, and within first weeks of its existence they played at “Gypsymania” – gypsy dance discotheque created by Gogol Bordello’s debaucher D.J. Dimon. After their first public appearances they rapidly gained popularity in their hometown. In 2007 Chervona played some special appearances with world famous Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello. By 2009 Chervona have shared stage with most exciting and famous Portland’s bands including March Forth, 3 Leg Torso, Vagabond Opera, Portland Cello Project and many more.

In addition to countless street and club performances around pacific NW Chervona has played quite a few big stages, among them: Bite of Oregon, Northwest Folk Life festival in Seattle, Slavic Festival and Oregon Country Fair in Eugene, Red Marines festival in California, Under Volcano Festival in Vancouver (BC), Portland Polish Festival, Portland Pirate Festival, April Fool’s Day Carnivals, Revolution Party in Portland and many others.

In 2008, Chervona appeared in Hale Mednick's locally produced, directed and shot independent film Messiah Complex. Two of their songs,"Chervona Wine"and "Girlfriends are a Pain", were featured on the soundtrack. "Messiah Complex" planned for screening at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Chervona at its very first year playing City Repair benefit show 2007, opening for 3 Leg Torso.

During its first 4 years Chervona has played about 200 performances all over NW of America. Thousands of people from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles watched, listened and danced to Chervona's music calling Chervona - Best NW Party Band!

Since 2008 Chervona is holding a monthly residency on every Last Thursday of the month at a legendary Portland venue, Alberta Public House with it's signature event Chervona Party!

In 2011, second monthly event was added to the calender - Chervona Secret Night on every second Saturday on a month at Secret Society Ballroom. Their second show in January 2011 at Secret Society was sold out and made a record for the clubs cocktail sales - the audience danced so hard that everyone got very thirsty.

As year 2011 is in progress, Chervona is focusing on producing new audio and video materials and establishing its e-net presence to gain more a solid fan base for the upcoming US and Europe tour and major label CD release.

Official Website:
http://www.starbugs.com/chervona

Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/ChervonaParty

Cedar Teeth

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

Gymnasium

Cedar Teeth

Cedar Teeth hails from the Cascade foothills, where the sound of saws cut through the Oregon woods and the lights of Portland set the western horizon aglow. The music of Cedar Teeth is shaped by the experience of living in this margin dividing the wilderness from the city. From the five members of the band emerges a fusion of guitars, banjo, keys and trombone, propelled by bass and drums, while vocal harmonies weave through the music. Their songs are thus sweeping and immersive, at turns rustically melodic, lyrically raw, and aggressive, as they explore the tensions of our time: love, loss, and destruction in a morally ambivalent landscape.

Over the past five years, Cedar Teeth has steadily crafted a distinct sound and set out to bring together audiences and fellow musicians from Portland to Seattle. Starting off 2015 with a series of shows in Park City, Utah during Sundance Film Festival, Cedar Teeth has gone on to perform at major venues throughout the Pacific Northwest, like Seattle's Tractor Tavern, as well as festival sets at Cascadia Rainingman and Summer Meltdown, alongside bands like Greensky Bluegrass and Fruition. Songs from their debut album, Hoot, have since been licensed for television programming on PBS and film soundtracks in America and Europe. Heading into 2016, Cedar Teeth will soon return to the studio and record their sophomore album before hitting the road, to bring their brand of NW roots rock to audiences far beyond the Cascade foothills from where their music is born.

Website:
http://www.cedarteethband.com

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

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/CedarTeethBand

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/cedarteethband/

Bandcamp:
https://cedarteethband.bandcamp.com/

Syco Billy's String Band

2:30 p.m. 'til 4:30 p.m.

Gymnasium

Syco Billy's String Band

When Glen's son Brian was diagnosed with ALS, Glen wanted Brian to see him play music with Brian's sons Branden and Brad. They started hosting a weekly BBQ and Jams dinner night which continued to grow as more family and friends attended and joined the jam. With many thanks to Brian and his love of music, the Syco Billy's String Band was formed in 2015 with the original members; Glen Damewood (Banjo, Dojo) Kenny Peters (Guitar) Don Baker (Mandolin) and Beningo Chavez (Bass) Shortly after Luc Dauvin joined adding the fun touch of the fiddle. The Syco Billy's have been playing at local festivals, pubs, and private parties ever since. In 2016 Benny decided to take other opportunities and Bruce Carnine took his place on the Bass.

Video:
https://www.reverbnation.com/artist/video/14945793

ReverbNation:
https://www.reverbnation.com/sycobillys?profile_view_source=profile_box

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Syco-Billys-1375351179457954/

Website:
www.sycobillys.com

The Talbott Brothers

12 p.m. 'til 2 p.m.

Gymnasium

The Talbott Brothers

The Talbott Brothers are an Americana duo from Nebraska, currently based in Portland, Oregon. They form an alternative sound that balances sibling-blood-harmonies with their instrumental ensemble of guitars, mandolin, harmonicas and percussion. Their entertaining effect on stage is embraced by multiple generations, as they are known for charming and energetic performances that blend singer-songwriter styles with folk, rock, pop and blues.

Website:
https://www.thetalbottbrothers.com

You Tube:
https://youtube.com/talbottbrothers

Facebook:
https://facebook.com/talbottbrothers

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/talbottbrothers

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/talbottbrothers

Darka Dusty

12 p.m. 'til 3 p.m.

Roaming

Darka Dusty

Darka Dusty is a life-long musician living in Portland, Oregon. As a singer, Darka is known for her big voice and likes to genre-hop from blues to jazz to country as well as sing in Ukrainian, the language of her ancestors. Born in Detroit, Darka dedicated the early part of her musical life to Ukrainian music as part of the NYC-based duo, "Darka & Slavko" who produced five critically-acclaimed records and traveled to Europe several times, winning "Best International Band" at the first non-Soviet Ukrainian Pop Music Festival.

Darka currently sings, teaches, plays piano and accordion as a soloist and with several Portland bands, including her own bands "Darka Dusty and the Borscht Beatniks" and "Mammoth in Space."

In addition to creating music, Darka is also a published writer and coowner of Mirifoto.com, a full-service photography company in Portland, OR.

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVpPUxcjxAg

Website:
https://fandalism.com/darkadusty

Opera On Tap

7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.

Honors Bar

Opera On Tap

As young musicians passionate about opera and about their hometown, Emily Nelson and Bethany Schweitzer Goshorn thought, "What better place for an Opera on Tap chapter than our fair city known for its beer, wine and cocktail culture?" Thus Opera on Tap PDX was born - one of 16 nationwide chapters of Opera on Tap. Northwest native Sadie Gregg joined the Managing Diva team in 2016, after singing with the Boston chapter.

Why are we so passionate about opera? Opera speaks to the human condition. It expresses human emotion and relationship in a very unique and profound way. The human voice in all its glory has a visceral effect on us. In a culture focused on instant gratification with short attention spans, opera demands your full attention and rewards you with a wild ride on the emotional roller coaster.

Chances are that people who say they don't like opera have never heard it live! Opera on Tap seeks to change this by bringing the genre back to the people in familiar places: community gathering spaces, restaurants, and bars - much how music was historically enjoyed in Germany pubs. We seek to share, educate and bring simply fabulous music to an audience that might not otherwise be able to enjoy the art form. So grab your friends and your favorite pint, and join us for Opera on Tap!

Opera On Tap Nationwide

Opera on Tap (OOT) was born in 2005 at Freddy's Bar and Backroom in Brooklyn and incorporated in 2007 to promote opera as a viable, living, and progressive art form and to support the developing artists who continue to keep the art form alive. What began as a small monthly gathering of ambitious, classically trained singers looking for more performance opportunities has grown into a producing organization that has gained a loyal audience base and national recognition as an innovative force on the classical music scene. Through its Chapter program, which now has sixteen vibrant national chapters, OOT has created a large network of performers, creators, and supporters.

Website:
http://ootpdx.wixsite.com/operaontapportland

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

Videos:
https://vimeo.com/111569659