Entertainment Update for July 6

Bram Brata’ Steel Band at Mt. Hood Winery July 9

Bring your family and friends for a special evening outdoors with the delightful Tri-Cites Bram Brata’ Steel Band at Mt. Hood Winery on Saturday, July 9, from 6-8 p.m. Listen to the challenging and varied repertoire of traditional Trinidadian steel drum music, Caribbean favorites, soca, jazz, classical and modern pop and rock tunes. Food available for purchase from Noodle Heaven. Sponsored by Essential Resonance Sound Therapy & Friends. Free admission and all ages welcome. Mt. Hood Winery, 2882 Van Horn Drive, Hood River; 541-386-8333.

Skamania Lodge hosts annual free Live Music Series

From rock n’ roll to R&B to pop, Skamania Lodge is offering free concerts. The annual Live Music Series will include select Sunday concerts, held on the scenic outdoor Meadow Patio with the beautiful Columbia River Gorge as a scenic backdrop. The 2016 concert schedule includes:

Sunday, July 17 – Bruce Thomas Smith: Southwest meets Northwest when Texas native Bruce Thomas Smith plays original “Texas Roadhouse Rock.”

Sunday, July 31 – Joseph Konty: A rhythm and soul singer, songwriter and guitarist, Konty plays original work inspired by early Motown greats.

Williams at Stave & Stone

Kerry Williams & Friends play Wednesday, July 6, from 7-10 p.m. at Stave & Stone. Stave & Stone, 210 Oak St., Hood River; 541-946-3750.

Bonham at the Lyle Hotel

Coming up at the Lyle Hotel:

Saturday, July 9, 7-9 p.m. — Ben Bonham (guitar, slide, uke, vocals) and Dennis Williams (sax) perform at the Lyle Hotel. Their music incorporates early country blues, jazz, western swing, tin pan alley, late electronica and more. The Lyle Hotel, 100 7th Street, Lyle, Wash.

Volcanic celebrates 6 years

Coming up at Volcanic:

Kit Garoutte and Tim Mayer are playing at Volcanic Bottle Shop from 6-8 pm on Friday, July 8.

Cripple Hop is playing Volcanic Bottle Shop at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 for the sixth anniversary celebration.

Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River; 541-436-1226.

Songwriters in the Round returns to HR Library July 13

Songwriters in the Round, hosted by the ambassador of song, Steve Hale will take place at the Hood River Library on Wednesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. Songwriters Steven Hale, Tracy Klass, and Lincoln Crokett each take turns playing an original composition and sharing about why and how they wrote it. Three sonically creative artists with their hand crafted audio treats presented to you totally acoustically, regaling beautiful melodies, intriguing chord changes and compelling stories about their songs.

Avenue Q opens July 8

Avenue Q, a coming of age musical suitable for adults 18 and over, opens next weekend at the Columbia Center for the Arts for a four-week run. Show dates are July 8-9, 14-16, 21-23 and 29-30, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The show combines human and puppet characters and centers on the theme of the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood.

The cast includes Kate Monster (April Sampson), Christmas Eve (Emily Vawter), Princeton (Reuben Betts), Brian (William Thayer-Dougherty), Gary Coleman (Sheila Dale), Nicky (Jimmy Oates) and Rod (Justin Danner), among a cast of both human characters and puppets alike.

Crow and the Canyon return to Springhouse

Tuesday July 5 — Crow & The Canyon (Modern Bluegrass)

Tuesday July 12 — Brothers & Sister (Allman Bros Tribute Band, Circa 1972) with Gregory Rawlins

(All shows are free, 21 and over, 6 p.m. start time, all-ages until 7 p.m.) Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

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