Rock Royalty

The Minus Five concert last week at The Ruins featured guitarist Peter Buck, 62, of R.E.M fame. The band - with lead singer Scott McCaughey and music friends Casey Neil and Jenny Conlee - played originals from a new album called “Stroke Manor,” and a few covers, but nothing from the 15 album R.E.M back-catalog.

Summer Music Series at Dwinell

Join Dwinell Ales for live music on the patio throughout the summer, Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Outside food, minors and leashed dogs welcome. Friday, Aug. 16: McDougall plays the Two-Year Anniversary Party; Friday, Aug. 30: P. Barton; Friday, Sept. 20: Mark Malefyt. Dwinell Country Ales, 206 W. Broadway St., Goldendale, Wash.; (509) 773-3138.

Neon Nights Jump at Rivertap Aug. 8

Live music coming up at Rivertap:

Thursday, Aug. 8: Neon Nights Jump with Al & Nolan, 7-10 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 9: Jeff Carrell and Kenny Olsen, 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10: McDougall, 7-10 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 11: Sunday Night Jam featuring The Reddy Black Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Rivertap, 703 E 2nd St, The Dalles, 541-296-7870.

Plein Air exhibit at Maryhill Museum

 Forty-four artists from the Northwest and across the country spent four days in a plein air paint-out in the Columbia River Gorge, capturing the incredible light and landscape, from snowcapped Mount Hood and surrounding orchards, to wineries, high plateaus and waterfalls. The exhibit runs through Aug. 24, and paintings are on view; a percentage of the sales benefit Maryhill Museum of Art. Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.

5th annual Stevenson Waterfront Music Festival coming Aug. 9-10

It’s the fifth annual Stevenson Waterfront Music Festival, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, in Stevenson, Wash. Free entry, excellent live music in two venues, family-friendly, craft vendors, beer garden, whiskey and cider tastings and more. Music Schedule: Friday Aug 9: Double Ds, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.; Amanda Richards Band, 8 - 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug 10: Main Stage: Skamania Pipers, 12:30-1 p.m.; Rachel Marie Band, 1-2 p.m.; The Mighty Grebes, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Johnny Dodds, 4-5 p.m. Seth Myzel, 5:30-7 p.m.; Robert Henry Band, 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug 10: Venue: Skunk Brothers Lounge: Jay Russo, Douglas Gordanier, Rick Doster 1 - 1:45 p.m.; Bill Shelton 2-3 p.m.; Crissa & Lynn Crooks 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.; Lynn Agar 4-4:30 p.m.; Bernard Versari 4:45-5:30 p.m. Cindy Allen 5:45-6:30 p.m.; Dallas Ochoa Trio 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Cruise Night at Eagles Aug. 10

Saturday, Aug. 10, it’s Cruise Night Music at The Eagles.  A fun night of family activities begins at 5 p.m. and live music starts at 8 p.m.  Come out and boogie to some awesome music on the Gorge’s largest dance floor. The Eagles Lodge, 2006 W. Seventh St., The Dalles.

Upcoming CGOA concerts, membership drive

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s 2019-20 Season will be unique as the Sinfonietta celebrates its 40th anniversary, and CGOA celebrates 15 years. By becoming a member ( before August 15 your name will be entered into a drawing to win a 2-night stay on the Oregon Coast. Concert highlights include Sinfonietta’s World Tour and a production of West Side Story.

Secret Salsa meets Aug. 9

It’s a lesson in Rueda de Casino, a fun Cuban party dance for beginners or experienced dancers. Friday, Aug. 9, at Crush Cider, at 7:30 p.m. Lessons by Rob Hilario. All ages welcome. $10 donation. Crush Cider, 1020 Wasco St., Hood River, 541-399-9585.

Gunshy at Zim’s Aug. 9

Live music coming up at Zim’s:

Friday, Aug. 9: Gunshy with Ben Tibbets, Mike Mutton, Dan Boller and Archie Olsen, 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10: Al & Nolan Hare with Ben Tibbets on drums, 7-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13: Tuesday Taps & Tunes with Al Hare and Kenny Olsen, 7-9 p.m.

Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E 2nd St., The Dalles, 541-296-2368.

Kit Garoutte at Tarwater

Guitarist Kit Garoutte and friends play Tarwater Tavern on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tarwater Tavern, 130 Jewett Blvd, White Salmon, Wash.; 509-281-3075.

Vitamin D performs at Ruins Aug. 8

Oregon 1859 Magazine recently named The Ruins in Hood River one of the best places to see live music. Music starts at 6 p.m. with opening act. Free admission except ticketed show as indicated.

Tuesday, Aug. 6: Tango Alpha Tango (Indie) with Cedar Teeth

Thursday, Aug. 8: Vitamin D (Hip Hop) with DJ Zinker

Tuesday, Aug. 13: Quick & Easy Boys (Rock) with The Hazelnuts

Thursday, Aug. 15: Ten30 (Local Rock)

Tuesday, Aug. 20: Hillstomp (Blues) with Strange Hotels @ The Ruins

Thursday, Aug. 22: Tony Smiley (Loop Ninja)

Saturday, Aug. 24: Grand Royale - A Beastie Boys Tribute (Ticketed Show)

Tuesday, Aug. 27: Run On Sentence (Full Band)

Thursday, Aug. 29: Stephanie Jean & The Quarantine

Wildwood Academy, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

‘BPA and WWII’ lecture Aug. 16

Join Libby Burke on Friday, August 16, at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, as he outlines the impact of the Bonneville Power Administration’s service during World War II. Historical photos and the rarely-seen color film “Power Builds Ships,” highlight the ship building industry during the war and the rise of the Pacific Northwest aluminum industry. Tickets for the 6 p.m. dinner and program are $18, the 7 p.m. program only is $5. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 541-296-8600;

Street Dance at Sedition on Aug. 9

 It’s a Cruise the Gorge Street Dance presented by Sedition Brewing Company on Friday, Aug. 9.  We are closing off the street during the car cruise and inviting everyone down to enjoy live music and barbeque. One Night Band will open at 6 p.m. followed by “School bOI,” the Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Band. Sedition Brewing Company, 208 Laughlin Street, The Dalles.  Hot rod parking is available.

Chic Preston, more at Lyle Hotel

Coming up at the Lyle Hotel:

Local Wednesday’s with Chic Preston and Friends (Until Sept. 4)

Friday, Aug. 9: Casey Wykes, 7-9 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 16: Chic Preston and Kerry Williams, 7-9 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 23: Underwood Jazz Society, 7-9 p.m.

The Lyle Hotel, 100 7th St., Lyle, Wash., 509-365-5953.

Pale Ales at Sandbar Café

Local music comes to the Sandbar Café in August. Friday and Saturday 6-8 p.m.; Sundays 4-7 p.m. Aug. 7: Stephanie Tams-Sweet; Aug. 9: Sharkey; Aug. 10: The Hazelnuts; Aug. 11: The Rezurectors; Aug. 14: Grateful Growlers; Aug. 16: Henry Schifter; Aug. 17: Dave Henehan & friends; Aug. 18: Kerry Williams; Aug. 21: Larry & Raven; Aug. 23: Jess Clemons; Aug. 24: Lesley Saunders; Aug. 25: Sharkey; Aug. 28: Kay Hingson, Aug. 30: Center St; Aug. 31: The Rezurectors; Sept. 1: Bart Popenoe. Sandbar Cafe, Event Site, Hood River Waterfront.

Entertainment listings should be sent in by 5 p.m. Friday, and run as space allows. E-mail your event to

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