Friday, July 19, 2024

50th Anniversary Concours Kick-Off Concert

Grand Lodge - Grand Lodge Concerts in the Grove

4pm doors, 5pm show

$25 advance, $30 at the door

All ages welcome

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About 50th Anniversary Concours Kick-Off Concert

50th Anniversary Concours Kick-Off Concert

Featuring Scott Pemberton O Theory, Hillstomp, Forest Grove Outlaws and Trask River Redemption.

The Concours d'Elegance classic car show, presented annually by the Forest Grove Rotary Club, is celebrating 50 years of elegance on the campus of Pacific University. The show not only celebrates the variety of cars through the ages, but also serves as a fundraiser to support the initiatives that Rotary supports in Forest Grove and the surrounding community.

The concert kicks off a weekend of festivities including a Vineyard Driving Tour which will form up on Main Street on Saturday 20th at 9am; an evening of elegance dinner at Pumpkin Ridge on Saturday; and the show itself on Sunday the 21st from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. There will also be an artisan fair with food trucks and festivities on Sunday.

About Scott Pemberton O Theory

Scott Pemberton O Theory

Scott Pemberton's sound is much like the vibe of his native Portland:? freaky, fun and just the right amount of weird. The best way to categorize his music is with the moniker "Timber Rock". Scott naturally applies his own lens/stamp to the sounds of the Pacific North West, the region he has always called home. The deep jazz, NW rock/grunge, blues roots and the west coast funk. It's all there, and often all in the same song.? Listeners are finding this honest, original and to-the-point music refreshing and fun. The mastery of his guitar playing combined with the fun recklessness of his songwriting show that the rules of songwriting and playing the guitar no longer exist for him. Scott plays with the uninhibited joy and intensity of someone who recognizes that every time we make music is an honor and a gift.

About Hillstomp

High-energy junkyard blues


Hillstomp is a 2-man band comprised of Henry Hill Kammerer and John Johnson. Henry plays guitar and banjo like a hurricane, and if you close your eyes you'd swear he's playing 2 parts at once. John Johnson beats mercilessly on his drums, with the fury of a demon loose from hell. Once you get past the pure ferocity of his playing, you notice the parts are intricately crafted patterns that provide the framework for Kammerer's guitar and banjo sorcery.

The whole thing started as a love letter of sorts to North Mississippi blues played by the likes of RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. It first caught on in college towns like Eugene and Olympia, but soon bigger cities got it as well. The band stayed there for a few years and then started to morph - adding banjo and writing more and more of their own music. The fast and loud songs kept coming, but now they were interspersed with ballads and slow-burners to give the sweat-soaked dancers a chance to breathe. They have set out on national headlining tours, tore their way through Europe a few times, and opened for many of their heroes along the way.

Hillstomp sounds like a boom box blasting from a shopping cart. Two madmen have strapped an engine to the cart and it's too big and running too hot. They've got a banjo and a megaphone, a washboard and a kick drum. They've stocked the cart with guitars, buckets, car parts, and microphones and they are hurtling towards a blown out bridge while the bad front wheel flaps manically. The fools think they can jump the bridge and land safely on the other side. They are very wrong but no one has told them because...well, they just seem so happy. And there you are, bouncing alongside them and deep down you hope they make it. Hillstomp is folk music in its purest form - from loud and gritty, to intricate and poignant, and most importantly, always heartfelt and true.



About Forest Grove Outlaws

Rural scuzz rock

Forest Grove Outlaws

For damn near a decade FGO has been blending southern rock, outlaw country and cowpunk into their own self proclaimed genre, Rural Scuzz Rock. Their newest release, Commercial Chaos, is an aggressive and relevant commentary on the world's ails. However, an FGO show is an undoubted cure to such ails, cultivating community and pure, debaucherous fun. www.forestgroveoutlaws.

About Trask River Redemption

Trask River Redemption

Trask River Redemption is not your typical country rock band. In fact, their commitment to blazing their own trail has led their sound to be dubbed "Country Wreck". Diving deep with TRR will turn you into a heartbroken optimist, in love with the life music brings to us all. A new year brings a new endeavor, as the boys are releasing a new song every month for the entirety of 2024. Don't miss your opportunity to get country wrecked with Trask River Redemption.