Eddie Corduroy plays July 2
On Thursday, July 2, it’s Eddie Corduroy and the Lighters with their original blues for the soul at the White Buffalo Wine Bar from 6-8:30 p.m. The band features Ed Swick on guitar/vocals, Jose Maya on drums, Rolf Diek on bass and special guest Mike Rockwell on harp. This week's complimentary wine tasting is hosted by Cabernet Creek Wines of Parkdale. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.
Trout Lake Fair July 31
Mark your calendars and plan to join the 50th annual Trout Lake Fair for family fun starting on Friday, July 31 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. with a Community Potluck Social at Elk Meadows RV Park. Bring dessert or side dish and enjoy an evening under the stars with local entertainment.
Festivities continue Saturday, Aug. 1:
- Firemen’s Breakfast 6:30-10 a.m. at the Trout Lake School.
- 5k/10k and 1 Mile Run. Register at 7 a.m.; race begins at 8 a.m. at Jonah Ministries.
- Trout Lake Fair Parade begins at 11 a.m.
- Fair events begin at noon with exhibits, family games, bounce house, climbing wall, auctions, drawings and quilt raffles. Visit www.troutlakefair.org for more information.
Gregg Rolie returns to the Columbia Gorge Hotel July 19
The Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa is proud to present the return of Gregg Rolie on Sunday, July 19, to kick off its outdoor summer concerts overlooking the Columbia River. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show will start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Gregg Rolie is a founding member and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of Santana. Throughout his 30 year music career, he has played with The Storm, Abraxas Pool, and Journey, for whom he was the original keyboard player. Gregg and his band played at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in 2012 to a sold out crowd so get your tickets early.
Columbia Gorge Hotel, 4000 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5566.
‘Kool Stuff’ at River City July 11
Portland alternative rock band Kool Stuff Katie has a show scheduled for Saturday, July 11, at the River City Saloon. Although the show is 21 and over, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hood River Middle School music department. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.
Darling’s play Marley’s July 10
The Strangled Darlings return for their 3rd annual performance on the patio at Marley's Corner Pub on the Heights in Hood River on Friday, July 10. A truly outstanding duo from Portland, the multi-instrumental George and Jess perform original Americana doom pop. They've been on tour all over the US with a style and sound you won't want to miss. All ages welcome, music starts at 6:30 p.m. Marley’s Corner, Scottish Pub & Drive-Thru, 1216 C Street, Hood River; 541-386-0153.
Willie & Nelson at The Pines
This week at The Pines:
First Friday, July 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy an energetic and fun display of rock and blues from Willie and Nelson. This talented group loves to show us a good time. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
Open mic at Good Medicine
The Good Medicine Lounge on the Heights announces a weekly open mic on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. The tea house hopes that the music can “become a popular gathering for the neighborhood that focuses on well-being and is accessible to all ages.” The Good Medicine Lounge, 1029 May St., Hood River, (541) 436-2540.
Secret Salsa meets July 10
Secret Salsa invites you to learn the Latin dance Bachata from Javier Solis, founder of Gemini Salsa Dance Company on July 10. The lesson and social dance to follow take place at the Mt. View Grange Hall, 1085 N Main, White Salmon, Wash. The lesson starts at 7:30 p.m. with dancing afterward until 10 p.m. No partner or experience needed. Admission is $10.
Independence Eve event is free
Organizers of the benefit Independence Eve event at the Bingen Theater on July 3 announced that no tickets are required to attend. Details at hoodrivernews.com.
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