Entertainment Update for July 29

Concerts at Skamania Lodge

From rock n’ roll to R&B, Skamania Lodge, is offering a lineup of free concerts through October. The annual Live Music Series will be held on the outdoor patio. The 2015 concert schedule includes:

Sunday, Aug. 9 - Andy Madson, 2 – 4 p.m.: Andy performs spot-on covers of classic rock n’ roll bands, from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones.

Sunday, Sept. 6 – Midnight Honey, 2 – 4 p.m.: Midnight Honey revitalizes the R&B-Soul genre with sultry harmonies from the two front women.

Sunday, Oct. 4 - Joseph Konty, 2 – 4 p.m.: A rhythm and soul singer, songwriter and guitarist, Joseph plays original work inspired by early Motown greats.

Skamania Lodge, 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, Wash.; ‎866 399-7980.

The Pines celebrates July 31

The Pines 2nd Anniversary Party happens July 31.

It’s hard to believe that it has already been two years since The Pines moved into the “new” tasting room location. Time sure flies when you’re having fun! Let’s continue that fun for years to come.

Help celebrate on Friday, July 31, from 6-9 p.m. Come enjoy cake and live music by Joseph Konty. Konty is 100% original in his writing, performing, singing, guitar playing and look. He has been likened to such artists as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Prince and Curtis Mayfield.

The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Graves at Hawks Ridge

On Friday, July 31, come listen to the mellow, soulful music of Rishell Graves performing at Hawk's Ridge Assisted Living. The community is invited to the concert, which is from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Hawk's Ridge, 1795 8th Street, Hood River.

Summer Concert benefits FISH Food Bank

The Good Sam Club of Oregon is sponsoring a free benefit concert for the FISH Food Bank Aug. 1 at the Hood River County Fair Grounds beginning at 2 p.m. The concert features the Wasco Brothers Band, a country/blue grass band from The Dalles and donations of non-perishable food will be collected for the FISH Food Bank. In addition to a free concert the Good Sam Club will be serving free watermelon.

The Good Sam Club is a national RV organization which prides itself in promoting recreational camping and community service. Throughout the year, the club camps at various locations throughout Oregon and they have been coming to Hood River County for several years. All club members and the local community are welcome to enjoy the band at this alcohol-free event. For additional information contact Becky Bugge at 541-354-1902.

Hillbillies go Vintage July 30

The Hapa Hillbillies are back at it this Wednesday, July 30, from 6-8 p.m., in the Vintage Grille at The Hood River Hotel. Expect swinging tunes from yesteryear on ukulele, steel guitar bass and clarinet. Its the perfect Hood River summer sound, to compliment the great atmosphere at this historic venue. Hood River Hotel, Vintage Grille, 106 Oak St., Hood River; 541-386-1900.

Mark Daly & Friends July 31 at Gorge White House

It’s Mark Daly and friends outside at the Gorge Whitehouse this Friday, July 31, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The band says, “It’s such a wonderful summer venue to share music and it’s always a fun time. Bring your dancing shoes.” The Gorge White House, 2265 Highway 35, Hood River; 541-386-2828.

‘Orquestra Pacifico’ at The Ruins

This week at The Ruins at Springhouse Cellar:

Tuesday, July 28 - Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, music starts at 6 p.m. All-Ages until 7:30 p.m. “Orquestra Pacifico Tropical have in their brief explosive tenure taken the addictive rhythms of Cumbia and accomplished what musicians across continents and generations have done, bringing crowds in the clubs and forests of the Pacific Northwest into a blistering dance frenzy, playing electrifyingly infectious '50s, '60s & '70s Cumbias from Colombia to Peru.”

Next week: Tues. Aug. 4 The Hill Dogs with The Hazel Nuts.

‘Scott & Rebecca’ at CEBU

This week at CEBU Lounge (shows at 9:30 p.m.):

Friday, July 31 - Scott Bergeron & Rebecca Stonestreet Popular rock and pop covers.

Saturday, Aug. 1 - Tony Smiley. Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Joni Harms concert Aug. 2

A free family-style event inspired by Tom and Charlotte Bell takes place at Waterfront Park Aug. 2, from 5-7 p.m. The Bell Family is generously sponsoring Joni Harms, a renowned country Western artists from Canby. Joni has just returned from a tour in Ireland, has won many awards, and has released eight albums. She is excited to play in Hood River and will feature country music for children and adults to enjoy. Come out with a picnic and enjoy the new waterfront amphitheater.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com.

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