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Entertainment Update: November 14, 2018

Aaron Meyer and his six-piece band will play the 9th annual United Way Benefit Concert on Dec. 11.

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Aaron Meyer and his six-piece band will play the 9th annual United Way Benefit Concert on Dec. 11.


Six Appeal, at left, is featured in the next Mid- Columbia Community Concert on Dec. 11.

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Wasco Brothers at Zim’s Nov. 16

Live music coming up at Zim’s:

Friday, Nov. 16: Wasco Brothers, 7-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 20: Tuesday Taps & Tunes with Al Hare and Kenny Olsen, 7-9 p.m.

Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E 2nd St., The Dalles, 541-296-2368.

Kolberg, Stepina at Rivertap

Live music coming up at Rivertap:

Friday, Nov. 16: Ryan Kolberg, Doug Stepina, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Duo, singer/song writers)

Saturday, Nov. 17: Kit Garoutte, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (One-man band, covers)

Sunday, Nov. 18: Sunday Night Jam featuring The Reddy Black Trio, 7-9 p.m.

Rivertap, 703 E 2nd St, The Dalles, 541-296-7870.

Bill Hornibrook at TD Eagles Fridays

Each Friday evening starting at 8 p.m. after Bingo, The Dalles Eagles Lodge will have music and Karaoke with Bill Hornibrook. No cover charge.

Members and guests welcome. Enjoy the music or sing a few yourself! The Eagles Lodge, 2006 W. Seventh St., The Dalles.

‘Six Appeal’ in TD concert Dec. 11

The Mid Columbia Community Concert series presents world-class vocal ensemble “Six Appeal” on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at The Dalles High School.

“With musical prowess and sharp comedic timing, Six Appeal has the energy and vitality of a rock band. This a cappella group will take you on a journey that covers multiple decades and genres of music, from classic oldies and current hits to catchy original tunes.”

The group will present its “Ugly Sweater Party” and the audience is encouraged to wear their ugliest holiday sweater for a chance to win a prize. Tickets and season ticket information at

Tony Smiley at The Ruins Nov. 13

Live music Tuesday nights coming up at The Back Room at The Ruins. Opening act at 6 p.m.

Nov. 13: Tony Smiley (Loop Ninja).

Nov. 27: The Groove Cabin (Local Rock) with Henry Fields.

Friday, Nov. 30: Glitterfox (Kumari Movie Premiere)

Dec. 4: Melissa Kassab (Folk).

Dec. 11: Robert Sarazin Blake & The Put-it-all-down-in-a-letters.

Dec. 18: The Van Rontens with SoulWolf.

Wildwood Academy, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Lesley & Rebecca at White Buffalo

On Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m., Lesley (guitar/vocals) and Rebecca (bass and percussion) perform an “eclectic mix of alternative folk rock and ballads with tasty vocal harmonies.” White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

‘Swing Into Fall’ with Jazz Collective Big Band concert Nov. 17 in HR

The CGOA Jazz Collective Big Band is giving audiences a chance to put on their dancing shoes and swing to a program of classic and recent jazz on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hood River Elks Club.

Free swing dance instruction will be provided by Johnny and Hannah Griffith at 7 p.m., and a dance floor will give audiences a chance to test what they’ve learned.

“It’s a great ‘date night’ event,” said band leader Mark Steighner. “Last year’s dance was packed.”

The Jazz Collective Big Band was formed four years ago and is made up of talented amateurs, music educators from around the Gorge, and professional musicians from Portland. The band recently gave a sold-out joint concert with the Portland jazz legend Mel Brown, and will be saluting Duke Ellington in January.

Tickets for the all-ages event are $20 for adults (18+), $15 for CGOA members, $5 for youth (10-17) and free to kids under 10.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments will be available. Hood River Elks Club, 304 Cascade Ave, Hood River.

Schifter at Hood Crest Winery

Vocalist and guitarist Henry Schifter plays Hood Crest Winery, 1900 Orchard Road, Hood River, on Sundays in November from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Aaron Meyer plays benefit Dec. 2

The ninth annual Holiday Benefit Concert featuring Aaron Meyer and his amazing six piece band returns to Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3:30 p.m. Special guests The Brown Sisters. Proceeds benefit United Way. Tickets are $25 (12 and under $15) and preferred VIP seating options available at Waucoma Bookstore or email

‘Hootin‘ In The Hood!’ open mic

A new open mic series called Hootin’ In The Hood happens Mondays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at The Back Room at The Ruins, Wildwood Academy, 13 Railroad Ave., Hood River. Limit three songs, acoustic instruments only (except for bass).

Jazz by the Fireplace at HR Hotel

Jazz by the Fireplace continues every Saturday at the historic Hood River Hotel from, 6:30-9 p.m. Musicians from Underwood Jazz Society include Dave Henehan (guitar), Chic Preston (bass, guitar, vocals), Mike Stillman (sax), and guests. It’s a warm evening of music, wine and conversation. Hood River Hotel, 106 Oak St., Hood River; 541-386-1900.


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