3505 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Sunday, July 28, 2019
1 - 10 pm
Free admission | Beer Tasting: $20 includes brewfest glass + 10 tokens; $2 single token price; $5 single glass price
All ages welcome
Hold on to your cowboy hat, we've got amazing
acts at this year's Sundown Festival! From Northwest locals BRITNEE KELLOGG (a
Vancouver, Wa native!), HAILEY VERHAALEN (an Oregon City girl!) and DARCI
CARLSON (from just up the road in Seattle) to a stage dedicated to country
western dance, it's going to be a down-home good time. Western marketplace
vendors will keep you outfitted, and music on multiple stages will keep you
dancing into the night.
Beer Tasting • 2 - 7 pmSample beers from McMenamins brewers and special guests$20 includes Sundown tasting glass & 10 tokens. $2/single
taste token; $5/tasting glass
BreweriesKaiser Brewing CompanyMcMenamins Cornelius
Pass RoadhouseMcMenamins Oak HillsRidgewalker Brewing CompanyVertigo Brewing LLCWaltz Brewing
Main Stage (On the lawn)Mission Spotlight • 1 - 2 pm
Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders • 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Hailey Verhaalen • 4 - 5 pm
Darci Carlson • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Britnee Kellogg • 7:30 - 9 pm
Pat’s Corner Country Dance Stage:The Robert Henry Band • 2 - 2:30 pm
The Robert Henry Band • 3:30 - 4 pm
The Robert Henry Band • 5 - 5:30 pm
Connie Jo Collins, CJ’s Country Dance Instruction • 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Door:Bigfoot Mojo • 2 - 4 pm
Whiskey Darlings • 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Silver Lake 66 • 7 - 9 pm
Tim Hawk began leather tooling four years ago as an artistic creative outlet. He has since developed this hobby into fine leatherwork, supporting his beliefs that anything created in this world should be long lasting and functional. He is continually researching methods for quality custom leather goods that follow the theme of function, form and fashion. Tim currently specializes in quality wallets, belts, cuffs, guitar straps and pick guards.Website: http://www.hawkleathergoods.com/
Dolls n Trolls is a curated collection of vintage clothing, accessories and small wares from the last century. Focusing on pretty and weird and preserving the past, Sadie Davis combs through closets and thrift stores to find the pieces, lovingly cleans and restores them all to pass on to the next generation of stylish folk. There's a bit of history in every piece and a story behind the wear and tear. You can find Dolls n Trolls booth at Red Fox Vintage Woodstock in the Woodstock neighborhood of Portland as vendor #5.Rotating selection of goods: www.etsy.com/shop/dollsntrolls
Chris Miskow is the artist behind Portland-based Xylem Jewelry. A musician and maker of musical instruments, he started Xylem in 2015 as a way to utilize all of the small pieces of instrument-grade wood that was left over after building a guitar or mandolin. Each piece is made by hand, and is often comprised of three or more different types of wood, sometimes creating a different look on each side of the pendant. Some of the woods used are Padouk, Macassar Ebony, Pink Ivory, Myrtle, East Indian Rosewood, Walnut Mahogany, Camphor, Cedar, Australian Blackwood, Madagascar Rosewood, Maple, Palo Escrito, Cocobolo, and Thuya. No stains or dyes are used, just the natural grain and color of a variety woods, creating a naturally colorful look.Website: http://xylemjewelry.com/
Phil Favorite scours thrift and resale shops all over the Portland area for the best Western-style snap shirts and other Western wear and offers the best of what he procures to the patrons of Philly Finds. Carrying a stock of more than 150 garments for every pop-up event, Philly Finds offers top brands in both men’s and women’s wear for Western-style shirts, vests, jackets and boots.
Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo define
modern Americana with a winning amalgamation of classic country, folk and blues.
Their songs have been hailed by numerous publications and radio stations for
their knack of authentic, heartstring-tugging songwriting, impeccable harmonies
and ardent guitar-playing. For nearly a decade through the 1990s, Francis and
Overbo called Los Angeles home when they fronted a band called The Ruby Trees.
The couple performed in a slew of local LA clubs, which includes appearances at
Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance at The World-Famous Palomino Club. Following a move to
Portland, Francis and Overbo dealt with illness-related adversity that
sidelined them from performance. But rising healthy and happy, they found themselves adopted by a likeminded
tribe of Portland musicians who helped them get back into the art of music-making.
It was then that Silver Lake 66 was born. In August of 2016, the duo released a
new LP, Let Go Or Be Dragged, featuring a collection of songs drawn
from personal experiences of travel, love, loss and adversity. A group of local
veteran musicians from the Portland Americana community round out the vocally
driven, warm, tremolo-laden sound. The album has been a resounding success with
Americana radio, receiving airplay from over 55 stations throughout the U.S.,
Canada and Europe. The album hit #19 on the Roots Music Report’s album chart,
and the song “San Francisco Angel” reached #18 on its singles chart.
The Huffington Post’s Randy
Radic describes Silver Lake 66’s music as “elegant simplicity” and “the real
McCoy.” For Folk’s Sake’s Jonathan Frahm calls the duo “the real deal” and
highlights their “sweet harmonies that mesh the entirety of their sound
Main Stage (on the lawn)
Kellogg was three years old when she started singing, and she’s never stopped.
Her impressive career began at local fairs and talent shows—anything that gave
her the chance to perform. If it had a stage and a microphone, she was there.
Her love of country music started at nine years old, when
she attended a Johnny Cash & June Carter-Cash concert. Smitten from the
first note, Britnee knew that she had found her chosen career. Every day since
then has brought her one step closer to her dream.
Today, you’ll find Britnee sharing the stage with the
likes of Blake Shelton, Eric Paslay, Lee Brice, Martina McBride, Little Big
Town and Keith Urban. You may have also seen her on Season 11 and Season 12 of
American Idol. She has a large fan base, with a local and worldwide following.
Most recently, Britnee has been focusing on writing and
performing her original music and covers with her band. It’s a deeply personal
project, one that allows her to truly showcase her rich, edgy vocal stylings.
You can find her rocking out on stages all across the US, writing music, or
playing at small breweries and local venues in the Portland area. She is also
working to create her first EP, which will be out in 2018.
Britnee’s goal is to create a sound that people can relate
to their own personal stories, and to inspire others to pursue their dreams.
She is a driven, passionate artist with so much creativity and a love for her
Pat’s Corner Country Dance Stage
2017 Ameripolitan Music Award's Outlaw Female of The Year, Seattle native Darci Carlson packs a punch with her high energy, true country originals and tastefully revived classic country favorites. Dust your boots off for this sure fire foot stompin' affair.
RHB was invited
to compete in the Battle of the Bands at the Ponderosa Lounge this past spring.
Voting in the preliminary rounds showed the Robert Henry Band had a strong
following and fans were eager to hear the RHB “old country” sound. The group
was the Battle of the Bands winner for 2018! The RHB has a combined 100 plus
years of music experience. All of the members are home grown Oregonians and
proud Pacific Northwest artists! Robert is a
student of traditional country music and the stories it tells. He has a deep
respect for the great artists that came before him and a desire to preserve
this uniquely American art form. He loves God, his family and friends, and the
military. Sundays are spent fishing, watching some football, eating his mom’s
cooking, and singing on the front porch with his brothers and sister.
The Whiskey Darlings is a downhome duo from Portland, OR, featuring sweet harmonies, acoustic guitars, and mandolin. When Rob Rainwater and Michele Van Kleef-both popular, local solo performers in their own right-recently discovered their shared love for singer/songwriter music of the 1960s and 70s, they instantly began crafting original music in the same vein. Rainwater brings his musical background in blues and bluegrass, while Van Kleef offers her stunning soulful vocals and background in rock and folk.
Born and raised in Oregon City,
Oregon, in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Hailey’s passion for music has
driven her since she stepped in front of her first large audience at a third
grade talent show. Since her younger days, Hailey has opened for big time acts
such as Deana Carter, Love and Theft, James Otto, Craig Wayne Boyd, The Moonshine
Bandits, and more. She has performed at popular Nashville venues like The
Bluebird Café, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, and The Listening Room, and has turned
heads at Oregon’s biggest festivals, rodeos, venues and Portland’s own Moda
Center. Today, one of Hailey’s favorite places to share her songs is in
increasingly crowded local venues where her growing legions of fans, thanks to
a solid following on social media, sing along to her original material.
Along with being a gifted,
natural singer, Hailey’s ability to weave her experiences into tightly crafted,
catchy songs lifts her above the norm of today’s it-all-sounds-the-same
country. The ability to create an authentic space within each song is what
keeps her fans coming back to her live performances and downloading new singles
as quickly as they come out. These songs like “Rerun,” and “Shooting Stars”
from her brand new EP “The Real Stuff”, which reached #9 on the iTunes Country
Music Chart, speak to the universal truths of life: love and heartbreak, moments
and memories, and staying true to who you are without relying on the usual
clichés. The new EP, is her third studio recorded EP that features a collection
of songs she has written since her move from her hometown to Nashville, TN in
Hailey Verhaalen is an authentic
talent whose inner flame shines bright, and a young woman with deep, family
roots that keep her grounded, heart-driven and full of excitement for a
promising, musical future.
Co-founder of BR549 and three-time Grammy nominee Gary Bennett grew up in Texas and Washington State. He received his first guitar and wrote his first songs at eight-years-old. He played bass in a local, traveling country gospel band when he was 16.
He worked as a timber cutter before playing in Portland country bands full time at 25-years-old. He moved to Nashville in 1993 and met Chuck Mead to start BR549. The band travelled the world many times over while recording five albums on Arista Records.
Besides earning 3 Grammy nods, Gary has appeared on countless TV shows such as Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Nashville TV and more. In 2013 Gary returned to the Pacific NW, bought the home he was raised in and started the Coattail Riders.
Shawn O'Connor grew up in Kelso, Washington and began playing guitar at age 10. He's been a regular on the Portland music scene for over 20-years. He's worked with Nicolette Larsen, Bobby Bare, Little Jimmy Dickens, Joni Harms and has shared the stage with Randy Travis, Blackhawk, Diamond Rio, Lonestar and Mark Collie to name a few.
Rudi Spain bass player worked with such notable Portland bands as Buckboard and has been on the Portland music scene for over 30-years.
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.
After escaping a dry, fundamentalist town in eastern Washington, three of the members of Mission Spotlight movedto the big city (Portland, Ore.) where they met two bourbon-drinking atheists who would help them fulfill theirdream of starting a country/indie/folk band.
The band's sound is built around singer/songwriter Kurt Foster's baritone voice.Foster grew up in the church in Southern California. His musical education was a a mix of hymns, Joy Division on theradio and the Buck Owens and Gram Parsons songs family friend and country musician Jann Browne taught him.
After moving to the Northwest in 1990 and playing in several indie rock bands, Foster's divorce helped him findfocus in the stories he wanted to tell in his music.
Once the alcohol haze of those years lifted, Mission Spotlight was born. The band explores the classic country andwestern themes of love and loss and mixes them with the post-punk rock sounds they grew up on. Sad stories,soaring vocal melodies and dramatic guitar hooks. It's more Magnolia Electric Company than George Jones.
Mission Spotlight performs regularly at the Pacific Northwest's finest venues. They have been privileged to play withgreats like Sturgill Simpson, American Aquarium, and Lindi Ortega.
The band's first two albums (Everything That Floats and Keep The Good Ones Close) were recorded with thelegendary Larry Crane at Jackpot! Studios.
Mission Spotlight's newest album (Remember The Time) finds the band collaborating with one of their musicalheroes, Jason Lytle (Grandaddy). The band met Lytle through mutual friend Howe Gelb and quickly bonded over alove of the wilderness and early country music.
The new album (coming in Sept. 2018) was recorded at Lytle's home studio in Modesto, Calif. and The Map Room inPortland.
"Their high-and-lonesome country sound is easy on the ears while it tugs at the heartstrings."- Portland Mercury
"Mission Spotlight has crafted a modern soundtrack suited for the American West, and it feels pretty damn sincere." -Willamette Week
"A handsome compendium of twang and tears..." - Portland Mercury
Mission Spotlight is:
Kurt Foster - Vocals, guitarDanny Facinetti - DrumsFasil Debeb - GuitarRyan Lynn - Pedal Steel, lap steel, guitarJeremy Dietz - Bass
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