Friday, March 29, 2013
The Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival presents the first annual Stevenson's Barnstorming Bluegrass Concert and Dance, Saturday, April 13 in the Skamania County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
The event opens with the Songwriter’s Showcase. All who write and perform original music are invited to take their talents to the stage. Participants will be judged by the audience, and the selected song will be spotlighted on the main stage at the Festival in July.
The event continues with live performances by bluegrass favorites- The Sleepy-Eyed Johns, Runaway Train, and The Bluegrass Regulators. Rounding out the show is a dance with the Buckles.
The highly entertaining band from Portland performs covers that range from classic country to rock n’ roll with their own honky-tonk twist. Tickets are on sale now at www.BrownPaper Tickets.com or available at the door. Limited camping is available.
The Buckles serve up a memorable show that will bring you to your feet and have you singing and dancing the night away. The event also features a festive beer garden sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing, savory food, and plenty of jamming throughout.
Stevenson’s Barnstorming Bluegrass Concert and Dance is generously sponsored by Skamania County, The City of Stevenson, and Skamania Lodge. Tickets are on sale now at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or available at the door. The event kicks off at Noon. Bring the whole family! Children 12 years-old and younger are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Limited camping is available. Please call Skamania County General Services to reserve. Or, choose to stay at the gorgeous Skamania Lodge. Conveniently located right around the corner, a special package for room accommodation at the premier resort and event tickets can be purchased at: http://www.skamania.com/hood-river-accommodations.php, promo code: PBARN. Can’t join us for the whole day? Dance only tickets are available to purchase at the event. Dance admission commences at 9PM.
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Kiteboarders in action during the pro competition Friday at the 16th Annual Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest in Stevenson. All photos by Ben Mitchell. Enlarge