Entertainment Update for July 3

Summer Sounds concert series at Columbia Gorge Hotel

The Summer Sounds concert series returns to the Columbia Gorge Hotel with a selection of rock, pop and country sure to please all music fans.

On Sunday, July 21, get ready for high-octane guitar rock and blues from the Pat Travers Band. His 1979 LP “Live! Go for What You Know” was a huge success and the album, much like the Canadian musician himself, remains an influence for a whole generation of guitar slingers.

The series continues Aug. 11 with ‘80s pop band Quarterflash and again on Sept. 15 with country from the LoCash Cowboys.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show; available at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show includes special musical guests starting at 6 p.m. All tickets general admission. Columbia Gorge Hotel, 4000 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5566.

Pints for the Parks July 11

Local fusiongrass band Cripple Hop will be looking to get people dancing at the Pints for the Park Fundraiser at Double Mountain Brewery Thursday, July 11, from 6-11 p.m. $1 of each pint purchased will benefit the final phase for the completion of the popular Hood River Waterfront Park. Expect to hear classic covers, new originals, and a few unexpected surprises from the band. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Music at Marchesi July 5

Marchesi Vineyards, located at 3955 Belmont in Hood River, is celebrating its fifth anniversary by hosting a fine wine and dancing event on Friday, July 5. Live music will be provided from 4-6 p.m. by the group Swango, featuring John Durkan, Paul Viemeister, Michael Stillman and Dennis Harvey. A suggested donation may be made for the FISH Food Bank building fund.

Chuck Mead at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, July 5: Moe Dixon & Kerry Williams, 9:30 p.m. – Guitar, mandolin, summer funtime. Moe Dixon is a familiar name on the festival and concert club circuit. In performances across North America and Europe, Moe is best known for his ability to create an energy that brings people together through song.

Saturday, July 6: Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys, 9:30 p.m. – hillbilly country-rockabilly

After leading several popular ‘80s cult bands in and around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck Mead landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway where he co-founded the famed ‘90s alternative country quintet BR549. With BR549 on hiatus, Chuck formed The Hillbilly All-Stars featuring members of The Mavericks, co-produced popular tribute albums to Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, guest-lectured at Vanderbilt University, and became a staff writer at one of Nashville’s top song publishers. In 2009, he released his acclaimed solo debut album, “Journeyman’s Wager,” and toured clubs, concert halls and international rock, country and rockabilly festivals with his band The Grassy Knoll Boys.

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