Saturday, March 7, 2020

Grand Lodge's 98th Birthday

Grand Lodge

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About Grand Lodge's 98th Birthday

Grand Lodge's 98th Birthday

We're throwing ourselves a ragin' all-ages party, especially for turning 98! Join us for a handcrafted birthday beer, McMenamins Passport Discovery Hunt, and live music.


Billy Scott Bar
Coffee Tasting 
• Noon - 4 pm

Children's Cottage
Distillery Tasting • Noon - 4 pm

Garage Door
Full Moon Stomp • 2 - 4 pm

Rob Rainwater •  4:30 - 6:30 pm

Tara Velarde • 7 - 10 pm

Pat's Corner
The Moonshine • 2 - 4 pm

Timothy James Band • 4:30 - 6:30 pm

The Coastline • 7 - 9 pm

On Property
Face Painter & Balloon Artist • 2 - 5 pm

Brewery & Winery Tasting - Noon - 4 pm

Discovery hunt • 1 - 8 pm • Rounder Room

About Tara Velarde

Diva Folk

Tara Velarde

Diva Folk artist Tara Velarde combines commanding vocals and thought-provoking lyrics into a genre distinctly her own. Part soul, part singer-songwriter, part blues-rock, and with a splash of the theater, Velarde takes the stage with charm, sass, and a quest to find the far reaches of her vocal abilities.

Listeners liken her performance to Adele, Brandi Carlile, and Carole King - great female powerhouses with a lot to say. Glide Magazine says: "While rooted in folk and pop, the [new] album finds Tara tapping into a more soulful sound, which suits her well as she definitely has the vocal chops. It also displays a young artist with a soaring sense of confidence who isn't afraid to step outside her musical comfort zone and take risks for the sake of the song."

With the recent release of "Rise" (EP, 2019) following her freshman “Get Out and Walk” (LP, 2016), Velarde stays active on the road and in the studio. She tours both solo and with her full band throughout the Western US, and in 2018 made her European debut with a 3 week tour of Italy.


"Feel Like a Human" Live (2018)

"Touch You" Live (2018)

"Such an Island" Live (2017)


Tara Velarde embodies that elusive combination of swagger and sensitivity. She writes songs with a sharp sense of poetics and vulnerability, and then steps up to the mic to her deliver words and vocal melodies with powerhouse pipes.” — Screams Media




About The Coastline

The Coastline

The Coastline is a Portland-based trio founded in 2014. The influence of a wide variety of genres has resulted in performances that range from lounge rock to synth-driven electro pop. After playing their first McMenamins show at Ringlers Pub in 2015, The Coastline have since performed at Hotel Oregon, Kennedy School, the Crystal Ballroom, The Winery at Edgefield and more. You may have even enjoyed a pint of The Coastline Fresh Hop IPA during a visit to the Ringlers Pub.



About Rob Rainwater

blues/roots rock

Rob Rainwater

Rob Rainwater is a performing artist, songwriter, stories teller, guitarist, and mandolinist.  He is also a studio musician, producer, and at times, a bit of a stand-up comic once he takes the stage. Drawing on a background steeped in blues, folk, classic rock, and bluegrass, Rob creates a rich mix of originals and classic blues and rock covers. His songwriting comes from the heart, telling both autobiographical and fictional accounts of a man who emerged from a battered beginning and fought internally to discover his source of joy and hope as an adult. Rob is a man who has earned his right to sing the blues, and he can wail with the best of them. Then in the next turn, he'll share a song that points to a silver lining, a lesson learned, a truth accepted. Rob is a genuine people-person, a tender-hearted creative, and his passion is to express his experience through music and hear others' stories, too.


About Timothy James Band


Timothy James Band

Timothy James is fast making a name for himself not only in the Portland area, but in the music community.   This 17-year-old guitar slinger is known for being able to hold his own with seasoned musicians 4 times his age.

At the tender age of nine years old, when most 3rd graders are worried about being picked first for a ballgame and watching the clock for when school is out, Timothy was watching his father play guitar.  Now in his teens, he's the first on many people's minds when it comes to the new face of the blues.  Following in the footsteps of such young greats as Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Timothy was born in March of 2002 and lives in the small rural community of Mulino, Oregon with his parents and sister, just outside the Portland Metro area.   While growing up in a small Oregon town, Timothy was accustomed to jam sessions where his father and friends would get together regularly to play music.  He was enrolled in Piano lessons for a couple of years at an early age, but never seemed very inspired by piano.  His parents also co-hosted an annual event called the Mulino Blues Festival that began in 2000 and continues to be a favorite summer, memory-making event and attracting top-notch talent from around the region to play. 

It was during rehearsals for the MBF one year that Timothy said,  “ I want to do a song with you dad!”.   That was in 2011 and while he had learned some chords and strumming, it was that performance of Knocking on Heaven’s Door that really got him hooked.  He continued to learn more and more about all things guitar and music and the next year got up solo and played two songs to an amazed crowd.

Over the next several years, Timothy attended local open mics and jam sessions honing his skills and learning new ones from the many seasoned players he was jamming with.   It wasn’t long before his skills on the guitar had surpassed the Old Man’s so his dad hired a multi-instrumental teacher, Ken Brewer, to take him to the next level.   Timothy began to get noticed by other working musicians at the jams and before long he was being invited as a guest player for several paying gigs. 

It was in 2016 that the family joined the Cascade Blues Association to sign Timothy up for the Journey to Memphis competition with the goal of playing during the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, a renowned contest that brings acts from around the world.  Timothy was selected in 2016 to be the CBA’s Youth Representative and he played in various clubs along the famous Beale street in 2017 and again in 2018. 

Since that first trip to Memphis for IBC Timothy has played at the Waterfront Blues Festival, the Gorge Brews and Blues Festival, the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, the Tualatin Crawfish Festival and numerous venues throughout the Portland area.  On his 16th Birthday he was invited to play with famous Blue Man Walter Trout at Yoshi’s in Oakland, California and with Curtis Salgado in Portland Oregon. 

About Full Moon Stomp

Full Moon Stomp

Bio soon to come.


About The Moonshine

The Moonshine

Started in the winter of 2012, The Moonshine began crafting a style all their own based on applying traditional stringband techniques to the unconventional, yet instantly familiar writing of Michael Gerard Levasseur. This is music born of the endless wonder of the open countryside, just as it is music meant to be heard blaring from brightly lit dance halls on crowded city streets. During a given performance one is as likely to hear a modernist take on a Carter Family song from the 20's, as an anti-GMO song written in 2012 with a distinctly old-time feel.



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