Great Northwest Music Tour


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

Now in its twelfth season, the Great Northwest Music Tour continues to blaze a fresh musical trail with an ever-changing lineup of talent to our historic properties. Having hosted such acts as the Avett Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass and Deer Tick, we’re rolling out the names of our 2017 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.

MAY 11 through 18
ALIALUJAH CHOIR 

The creative foundation of The Alialujah Choir rests on the members of notable Portland acts Weinland, Norfolk & Western and M.Ward, who gathered to focus on the natural beauty they found when singing together. With sparse arrangements and varied instrumentation backing astoundingly rich vocal harmonies, they’ll bring a unique energy and grandiosity to every stop of the Tour. 
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JUNE 15 through 22
IAN MOORE

A captivating singer/songwriter backed by the soul and blues styles that influenced him from his childhood, Ian Moore injects his music with the hard-earned life lessons acquired on his journey, performed with a seasoned depth. His ability to straddle genres like a Neil Young or a Jack White, and nods to such luminaries as Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Aaron Neville and Sly Stone, make for performances both gritty and heartfelt.
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JULY 5 through 15
FREAK MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS

These Portlanders are fixtures on our Great Northwest Music Tour circuit, and for good reason. The Freak Mountain Ramblers’ distinct brand of rock 'n' roll, bluegrass, alternative country and country-blues pays tribute to their musical heritage in other inimitable and notorious Portland bands such as the Holy Modal Rounders, Golden Delicious, the Clamtones and the Swingline Cubs. Even more, their musical chemistry and onstage energy endears them to our audiences every time!  
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AUGUST 10 through 17
NEW BREED BRASS BAND

Straight out of New Orleans, New Breed Brass Band infuses funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band tradition. They’ve opened for the likes of The Fray, Dr. John, The Waterboys, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and we’re proud to have their Big Easy energy marching through our hotels!
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SEPTEMBER 20 through 27
JOHN FULLBRIGHT
If you’ve heard this Grammy-nominated songwriter perform on programs like Prairie Home Companion, or read the rave reviews of his albums, we know you’ll be joining us for this Tour. John Fullbright’s old-soul voice, plaintive melodies and rich musical narratives bring listeners to the very center of his songs. In spite of his quick ascent to the international tour circuit, this a rare visit to the Pacific Northwest, and we’re proud to welcome this heralded artist.
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OCTOBER 11 through 19
CROW AND THE CANYON
Crow and the Canyon exhibit a refreshingly contemplative take on high-spirited Americana songwriting, weaving together bluegrass, heartland acoustic folk and bluesy country, and inserting heartfelt yet cerebral lyrics, soaring vocals, and impressive instrumentals. Inventive and interesting, this young group sounds like a band of age-old collaborators and friends, with charismatic, engaging performances … you’ll be looking out for their return after this Tour!
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NOVEMBER 2 through 11
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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