Saturday, May 19, 2018

19th Annual McMenamins UFO Festival

Hotel Oregon

9 a.m. 'til late

All ages welcome

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About 19th Annual McMenamins UFO Festival

19th Annual McMenamins UFO Festival

Set in a small town in the middle of Oregon wine country, the UFO Festival explores and celebrates the possibilities of life beyond Earth. Skeptics and believers alike are invited to enjoy all the events happening throughout the weekend!

Saturday, May 19

Alien Abduction Dash 5K & Kids' Fun Run
9 a.m. 5K | 10:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run at Linfield College Wellness Trail
5K - $30; Kids' Fun Run - $15

Speaker Event: "Skinwalker Ranch: Stunning New Information Revealed" presented by George Knapp

10 a.m. at the Community Center
$20 advance/ $25 day of

UFO Festival Parade
2 p.m. downtown McMinnville
Free Event
Garcia Birthday Band 3 p.m. 'til 5 p.m.

Willamette Radio Workshop
3 p.m. in Mattie's Room at Hotel Oregon
Free Event

Alien Pet Costume Contest
3:30 p.m. at Buchanan Cellers
Free Event

DJ Gregarious
5 p.m. in the Beer Tent on Evans
Free Event

UFO Festival Speaker Panel
6 p.m. at the Community Center
$20 advance/ $25 day of

Live Music by Kirby Swatosh & The Moon Rock Patrol
7 p.m. (21 & over) in the Cellar Bar at Hotel Oregon
Free Event

Alien Costume Ball
8 p.m. in Mattie's Room at Hotel Oregon
Featuring: Big Mama Gayle and her Sugar Daddies
Free Event

Complete Schedule

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About Kirby Swatosh & The Moon Rock Patrol

Kirby Swatosh & The Moon Rock Patrol

Singer/songwriter Kirby Swatosh hails from Vancouver,Washington. His catchy pop-rock melodies and clever lyrics introduce a startling original imagination informed by the faith of one who follows his musical dreams.

Swatosh's "Moon Rock Patrol" has been featured at McMenamins Hotel Oregon's Annual UFO FEST for six years running. Called "peculiar and emotional, raw and goofy" by The Seattle Rocket, "the James Taylor of Clark County" by Willamette Week, Kirby's music has also been several times on KINK FM's "Local Artist Spotlight".

The Kirby Swatosh Band once opened for national touring act Dada, and has released four CDs of original music.

Despite his affinity for extraterrestrial themes, Swatosh's repertoire is mainly down-to-earth pop, grounded by a childhood spent listening to The Beatles, Pink Floyd and James Taylor.