Great Northwest Music Tour

Caleb Caudle


For over a decade our musical caravan has
rolled through our historic properties, presenting national
and regional artists to all-ages audiences.

For well over a decade the Great Northwest Music Tour has blazed a fresh musical trail of talent to our historic properties. Having hosted such acts as the Avett Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass and Deer Tick, we’re now rolling out the names of our 2018 lineup at a break-neck pace. Keep an eye on this page and start saving dates … these Tours are famous for creating “I saw them when” moments!

The Tour runs monthly from March through November. There is no admission charge to the festivities, and our unique venues offer food, handcrafted beverages and a cozy place to bed down after the last note is played. Every show is an opportunity to visit our hotels and enjoy their offerings, anchored by music from some of the finest regional and national acts. Bring your friends and family and jam to a different artist every Tour! 

We've run well over a hundred of these no-cover, all-ages Tours through our hotel properties... join us as we toast hundreds more to come.

MARCH 15 through 22
DIRTY REVIVAL
With generous helpings of soul, funk, hip-hop, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock, Portland-based Dirty Revival’s big and gritty sound is fronted by the ever-soulful Sarah Clarke. "Someone once described us as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, and Rose Royce all blended up as one," Clarke says, "I nearly fainted. What a massive compliment." The horn-driven ensemble delivers powerful original tracks and superbly arranged classics with a resounding presence, delivering passionate performances from dimly lit dive bars to crowded concert halls and open festival skies.
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APRIL 17 through 26
THE TALBOTT BROTHERS
Brothers Nick and Tyler Talbott – Portlanders by way of Nebraska – form an alternative blend of folk and rock, creatively combining blood harmonies with storytelling and infectious melodies. A regular McMenamins favorite, the Talbotts followed the release of their latest album, Gray, with a performance at KINK FM's Skype Live Studio, national headlining tour, and appearances at Sisters Folk Fest, Northwest String Summit, Flatwater Music Fest and clubs and theaters across the US.
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MAY 17 through 24
THE LAST REVEL

Prepare for an evening of cutting-edge front porch Americana soundscapes from this versatile Minneapolis trio, as they naturally blend folk, rockabilly, old time string band and rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless. A talented group of multi-instrumentalists, they combine acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, 5-string banjo, harmonica, kick drum and three-part vocal harmonies together to consistently deliver bombastic live performances, as well as delicate and haunting folk ballads. They tour our properties behind their 2017 album, Hazard & Fate.
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JUNE 14 through 21
TOW’RS

Tow’rs comes to the Pacific Northwest from their home in the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona. They came together through a shared love for music and storytelling, and through their music they explore the questions, the pain and the hope that is part of the human journey. They are touring behind their latest release Grey Fidelity, an album with which they “invite you not into certainty, but into devotion to hope.”
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JULY 18 through 24
CALEB CAUDLE

North Carolina singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle was raised on rock n' roll and Southern hospitality. Cutting his teeth on punk rock, his music matured with his age and he became more lyrically driven. Five years and four albums later, Caudle is gaining the traction he deserves. He was recently dubbed "the musical equivalent of high-proof bourbon - rich in flavor, with a subtle, satisfying bite," by Rolling Stone editors for their list of "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know," and his unique and genuine method of songwriting was noted by Paste Magazine, comparing it to Jason Isbell.
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AUGUST 1 through 10
DANNY BARNES TRIO

An iconic American musician and banjo-playing innovator who's earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, Danny Barnes has spent his two-decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more. He's a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines, and with a top-flight band backing him up, Danny turns in an amazing performance that demonstrates his respect for tradition and his commitment to his own musical voice.
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September 13 through 21
SHANNON MCNALLY

Born in New York but simultaneously roughed up and refined by New Orleans and Mississippi, Shannon McNally’s musical path includes a Grammy nomination and a place on the stage with a who's who of rock, country and soul: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, Levon Helm, Dr. John, Bobby Rush, Derek Trucks, and more. Americana legend Rodney Crowell produced her upcoming release, a collection of transcendent folk-blues and country-rock songs that are poised to solidify her place as a peerless Americana songwriter and performer.
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NOVEMBER 8 through 16
GARCIA BIRTHDAY BAND
A McMenamins favorite, the Garcia Birthday Band interprets and celebrates the vast repertoire of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead, a songlist that also includes classics by such greats as Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson,The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry,Traffic, Merle Haggard, The Meters, Otis Redding and more. With solid chops, tight arrangements and fine harmonies, these veteran musicians keep the dance floor rocking, hoppin' and shakin'. No need to be a Deadhead to get on this train ... just climb on board!
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