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Full Sail hosts street party

This year, the employee-owners at Full Sail have a lot to celebrate: 15 years of brewing, three years of employee-ownership and the return of the Gorge Games to Hood River.

Full Sail wants to share the celebration by kicking off the Gorge Games with its fourth annual Street Party this Saturday.

The reggae rhythms of Shamir start the evening’s festivities at 7 p.m., with Portland-based Oso rocking the brewery until midnight with their high-energy electic funk. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Saloon hosts kite event

This Saturday, the River City Saloon will be hosting an AWAKE kiteboarding party with the sounds of Area 54 thumping the club. The Saturday night dance party follows up two nights of live music. On Thursday, Flowmotion returns to Hood River. Friday has the Invisible Doctors slated to groove at the Saloon. All shows begin at 9:30 p.m. and there will be a cover. For the full Gorge Games music lineup, go to www.rivercitysaloon.com.

Jones, Ocean 503 at the Grill

Blues great Lloyd Jones and his group performs Friday at the Riverside Grill. Portland's Ocean 503, one of the Northwest's hottest soul/funk bands, performs Saturday at the Grill. Both shows start at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge.

Savino’s readies for Gorge Games

Continuing its summer-long music series, Savino’s Lounge in downtown Hood River is hosting Herschel Patch this Friday. During the Gorge Games week of July 13-21, Savino’s will play host to Freedom Tribe on July 18 and to Alma Melodioso on July 19 for the Walk around the Block celebration in Hood River.

Looking ahead, Toca, an acoustic version of popular latin funksters Rubberneck, will play an unplugged show on July 26.

Portland soul diva Linda Hornbuckle is slated for Aug. 2.

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