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Entertainment Update: September 5, 2018

The Reddy Black Trio (aka Al Hare, Jeff Minnick and Kenny Olson) host the Sunday Night Jam at Rivertap from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Outside or inside, weather permitting - bring your instrument and the band can back you up for a few tunes.

Jim Drake photo
The Reddy Black Trio (aka Al Hare, Jeff Minnick and Kenny Olson) host the Sunday Night Jam at Rivertap from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Outside or inside, weather permitting - bring your instrument and the band can back you up for a few tunes.


Frank Murray plays the hits of Tom Petty in Petty Fever.

Huckleberry Fest Sept 7-8-9

Petty Fever, the Northwest’s top Tom Petty tribute band, will be performing at the Bingen Huckleberry Festival at Daubenspeck Park in Bingen on Saturday Sept. 8, starting at 8 p.m. “Petty Fever is the recipient of multiple entertainment awards which include; a 2017 Las Vegas FAME Award for “Outstanding Tribute Band” presented at Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas, NV; and the 2013 & 2014 Los Angeles Music Awards “Tribute Band of The Year” presented at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, CA.

Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band set to rock the house at Columbia Arts

The Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band is bringing their live concert performance to Columbia Center for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. for a fundraiser for the art center. “Something to Talk About” is a musical collaboration between some of Oregon’s finest singers and players joining up to pay tribute to the queen of the bottleneck blues.

Come see Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg, Anne Weiss, Ara Lee, and back-up musicians David Jacobs-Strain, Mark Bowden, Jean-Pierre Garau (Aaron Meyer Band), and Dan Stueber rock the art center is this powerful show!

Donate an additional $35 and join the band onstage!

When you arrive for the event, you’ll be invited to donate an additional $35 to join the band onstage for a song at the beginning of the second half of the show. Sing along, play an instrument, or just dance to the beat — and enjoy the limelight.

Tickets available online at

Two shows for Paris Slim

Paris Slim (aka Franck Goldwasser) on guitar and Jim Wallace on harmonica will be playing two shows in Hood River: at Double Mountain Brewery on Thursday, Sept .13, and The Pines Tasting Room Friday, Sept 14. Paris Slim has played in the Gorge on and off for the last 25 years and is considered “the real deal” in blues. He toured and learned from Jimmy McCracklin, Lowell Folsom in the Oakland Calif., area after moving to the USA from Paris, France at age 22.

‘Brown’s Creek’ at Zim’s

Coming up at Zim’s:

Friday, Sept. 7: Howlin’ Woods w/ Jeff Carrell, Tracy Klas, Kenny Olsen & Jeff Minnick, 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8: The Browns Creek Playboys with Ben Tibbets, Don Tibbets, Ed Tibbets & Stan Reuhlow, 7-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 11: Tuesday Taps & Tunes w/ Al Hare & Kenny Olsen, 7-9 p.m.

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

McDougall at Rivertap

Live music coming up at Rivertap:

Friday, Sept. 7: McDougall, 7-10 p.m. (Foot stomping Americana/blues)

Saturday, Sept. 8: Jeff Carrell and Kenny Olsen, 7-10 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 9: Sunday night jam featuring the Reddy Black Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

First Friday music Sept. 7

Guitarist Kit Garoutte plays The Pines, 6-9 p.m.

Pavement Ends (Tim Mayer, John Durkan, Dennis Harvey and Paul Viemeister ) play Naked Winery 6-9 p.m.

Art of the Gorge Cooperative Gallery (301 Oak): Jazz, swing, bluegrass and more from Paula Runyan, Susan Baldwin, Stuart Celarier and Jim Drake - 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Kit Garoutte at Maryhill Winery

On Saturday, Sept. 8, guitarist Kit Garoutte returns to Maryhill Winery playing music on the Terrace from 1-5 p.m. Maryhill Winery, 9774 Hwy. 14, Goldendale, Wash.; 877-627-9445.

‘Two Guitars’ at White Buffalo

On Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., the duo “Two Guitars” performs on the White Buffalo patio. “Guitarists Chic Preston and Dave Henehan share a sense of detail and a love for jazz, R&B, and roots music. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Anita Lee at the Ruins

Live music coming up at The Ruins - music starts at 6 p.m. with opening act.

Tuesday, Sept. 4: Anita Lee & The Handsome 3 (Country-edged rock) with Don of Division Street (Alt-Americana-Rock)

Tuesday, Sept. 11: Greenneck Daredevils (Gorgegrass) with Richard Tillinghast (Folk rock)

Tuesday, Sept. 18: Casey Neill & The Norway Rats (Indie rock) with Matt Mesa & The County Line (Americana)

Tuesday, Sept. 25: The Resolectrics (Roots power trio) with Alonzo Garbanzo (Rock, folk)

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

Uke classes at Gorge Music

Beginning ukulele orchestra (9-10 a.m.) and intermediate ukulele classes (10-11 a.m.) are in session every Saturday morning for 11 weeks: Sept. 15 through Dec. 1. at Gorge Community Music. For sign ups, fees and details, contact Gorge Community Music, 410 E. 2nd St. The Dalles, 541- 296-2900.

Three Rivers Dulcimer Society meets Sept. 15

Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer players from the region will jam at Maryhill Museum of Art on Saturday, Sept. 15. Drop-in and hear them play throughout the day. Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer players from Tri-cities and Estacada are expected - bring your dulcimer and join in. Free with museum admission. Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.

Eagle Creek Fire program Sept. 14

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum presents award-winning photographer/photojournalist Jurgen Hess for “The Eagle Creek Fire – Its Place in Time, Ecology & History” Friday, Sept. 14. Tickets for the 6 p.m. dinner and program are $15; the 7 p.m. program only is $5. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 541-296-8600;

3 ACT plays at HRAD open Sept 7

Three one-act plays take to the ACT (Adult Center Theater) stage at the Hood River Adult Center, Sept. 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door with food and beverages available on the deck before the performances of “Brick and Bertha,” “Adam, Eve and The Chicago Cubs,” and “Judgment Call.” A “Talk-Back” question and answer session follows the performances.

Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Pl, Hood River, 541-386-2060.

Author Fischer visits Sept. 7

Waucoma Bookstore is hosting local Hood River author Nancy Richardson Fischer for a book signing to celebrate the release of “When Elephants Fly,” on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5-8 p.m. “One of the most heartwarming young adult novels of the year, ‘When Elephants Fly’ shows that how we choose to live our lives matters, and that there are some battles worth fighting even if it means losing yourself.”

Nancy Richardson Fischer is a graduate of Cornell University, a published author with children’s, teen and adult titles to her credit, including Star Wars titles for Lucas Film and numerous athlete autobiographies, such as Julie Krone, Bela Karolyi and Monica Seles. She lives in Hood River. Waucoma Bookstore, 212 Oak St., Hood River; 541-386-5353.

McManus at HR Library Sept. 4

The Hood River Library will host Jackie McManus, author of “The Earthmover’s Daughter,” on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. Jackie McManus was born in Stanley, Wisc., where she now resides after living for over 20 years in Washington State. She has published in several magazines including “The Gorge Literary Journal.”

“The Earthmover’s Daughter” is a compilation of poems where loss and grief are fused with vulnerability and strength. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535,, or visit their website at

Schifter at Hood Crest

Vocalist and guitarist Henry Schifter plays Hood Crest Winery on Sundays from 3:30-5:50 p.m. Hood Crest Winery, 1900 Orchard Road, Hood River, 541-716-0140.

‘Blues’ kicks off CGOA season

On Sept. 7 and 9, the CGOA Jazz Collective Big Band presents a pair of concerts called “Just the Blues,” featuring special guests Ernie Sterno and the Blind Drunks, a blues trio made up of Ben Bonham, Jeff Minnick and Don Campbell. Between the Jazz Collective and Ernie Sterno, the concert will highlight both powerful large ensemble versions of the blues — made popular by such writers as Doc Severinsen, Sammy Nestico and Buddy Rich — but more intimate blues by such artists as Eddy Clearwater and Little Walter.

Coming soon: “Write Your Own Blues” and have your lyrics performed at the concert. Visit CGOA Facebook page for information.

Performances are Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 Adults, $15 for CGOA Members, $5 kids 10-17 and free for kids under 10. Tickets and more info at

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