GARDEN STAGE PRESENTED BY THE OREGON STATE LOTTERY

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH

12:00 - 1:30 pm   Tony Smiley

Since 2000, Tony Smiley has captured audiences with his unique beats. This musical savant loops his way through a unique genre of music that you won’t find anywhere else. All with witty, engaging, and energetic stage presence. His cosmic dance of electric melodies mixed with world beats, Mongolian throat singing and beat-boxing have earned the Loop Ninja a cult like following who repeatedly embark on his musical journey. Creating each track with a raw, primal and pulsating connection between rich sounds and passionate lyrics.

2:00 - 3:00 pm  The Lightning Kings  

Rockin' blues, funky booty shakin' good time, so wear yo' dancin shoes... 

3:30 - 4:30 pm    Foxy Lemon

Foxy Lemon is a hard-working band on a mission to prove that rock 'n roll is alive and well in Portland, Oregon. They are quickly making a name for themselves as one of the premier rock acts in their home city and throughout the Pacific Northwest, garnering much acclaim from local zines and fans as a band to watch in the near future.

 

5:00 - 6:30 pm  Garcia Birthday Band  

Always sure to raise the roof and keep the dance floor rockin', hoppin' and shakin', the band's quickly growing fan base finds the community spirit and kind vibes contagious! Music-lovers with a wide variety of tastes enjoy GBB's extensive playlist which includes classics from Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Cliff, Traffic, Dr. John, Merle Haggard, The Meters, Neville Brothers, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, James Brown, Warren Zevon, Rev. Gary Davis, Marty Robbins, Bruce Cockburn, Phish, and Peter Tosh, to name a few... No two GBB shows are ever alike and the band always strives to bring a true-to-life traditional vibe to each and every performance!

7:00 - 8:15 pm  Michelle Decourcy and the Rocktarts  

Portland, Oregon based Michelle DeCourcy and the Rocktarts are living proof that honesty, passion and ambition prevail in Rock & Roll. Formed in 2013 as an alternative-rock cover band, the members quickly decided that composing and playing original music was more their passion.  Putting pen to paper and being seduced by a certain sound, Michelle DeCourcy and the Rocktarts aligned their unwavering dedication and talent to their newly formed band. Armed with a do-it-yourself work ethic and deep love of the music, each member contributes to the band’s signature sound that will be infused in their forthcoming debut album due out in the Summer of 2015.  Prepare for hook-heavy melodies, hard driving beats and the solid rock walls of sound.

8:30 - 10:00 pm  Erotic City (Prince tribute) with special guests 

For the last 20 years, Julian Stefoni has been paying tribute to his purple majesty. Being multi-talented, playing guitar, keyboards, singing and dancing/performing, being backed by some really funky musicians, Erotic City delivers a high energy show that features classic Prince songs from his ultimate collection. Erotic City has performed all over the United States, including New York, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, California, Washington, Oregon and many more. With a complete live stage show, when its time to party like its 1999, Erotic City doesn't hold back with the high heels, the lace pants, the 'infamous' purple coat, and all of the sexiness you will get in a Prince show. If you're ever in need of you purple fix, Erotic City will definitely show up in a little red corvette with darling Nikki and create some controversy in the after world. 'Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.' Let's go crazy with Erotic City.

SATURDAY, AUG 13th

12:00 - 12:45 pm   Steve Adams

Performing solo guitarist, Steve Adams, encompasses Jazz/Latin Jazz/Classical/Nuevo Flamenco styles and can even be heard quoting a few Classic Rock gems of yesteryear. In addition to performing solo he is in the Nu Wavers (80s dance), Ramble On (Led Zep tribute), Steve Hale’s Super Soul Heroes, and Michelle DeCourcy and the Rocktarts. He recently released Sunday Morning, an easy listening journey of Bossa Nova, Jazz, Blues, Classical, and New Age.

1:00 - 1:45 pm   Natalia Malo

A young and aspiring artist working towards her goals in music. She has been singing, writing, and composing her own music since the age of 9. She is signed to Spicy G Records.

 

2:00 - 2:35 pm   School of Rock Portland

2:35 - 3:10 pm  Schoolof Rock Lake Oswego

We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music instruction and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.

3:30 - 4:30 pm   Steve Hale & The Super Soul Heroes

Steve Hale & The Super Soul Heroes deliver familiar delicious beats and scrumptious melodies dressed in a unique and colorful arrangements of funk-i-fied soul-a-rrific-nees, as well as a delectable dash of originals to zestify your mind and inspire your body to move, your cares to melt away, and your hungry ears to be fed with tasty audio treats! The experience and musical talent of these collected creatures of soul go far and wide and deep into the pocket of the groove. The Super Soul Heroes are all about saving you from your everyday life and lifting you up into the stratospheres of funk with a super variety of sonic ear candy.

5:00 - 6:15 pm  United by Music North America

Imagine a world in which no prejudice exists based upon race, creed, color—or intellectual capacity. That is the world that we at United by Music North America, and our growing support base, envision. In our case, we have turned to the power of music to bring people together.

7:00 - 8:00 pm  Soul Vaccination

Soul Vaccination remains at the top of the Portland charts, and is one of the tightest Funk & Soul Bands in the PNW. As the Rose City's favorite, Soul Vax infuses the stage with the greatest soul standards, and has been a fixture in the Northwest music scene for over 20 years.

8:30 - 10:00 pm   Nu-Wavers

When Blake Sakamoto (Dan Reed Network) isn’t recording and touring around the world he shares his love of the 80s with his band The NU WAVERS! The NU WAVERS perform the most complete set of music from the 80s and more! The NU WAVERS play your 80s favorites, College Radio Classics and Alternative gems! With five distinct singers The NU WAVERS capture the flavor of a totally awesome era in pop culture!

SUNDAY, AUG 14th

10:00 - 10:45 am  Blow Frogz

The BlowFrogz, emerging from Portland's eclectic music waterfront, deliver a progressive rock sound. They play original songs and familiar cover tunes.  The band is unique because they play energetic, upbeat songs that make you want to dance. And they play easy listening tunes that work well as background music. Positive lyrics and an upbeat vibe make them stand out as Portland's progressive new sound.

11:00 - 11:45 am  Oregon Music Conservatory

Oregon Music Conservatory is an exclusive educational organization founded in 2015 by Audrey Kay Ives.  Oregon Music Conservatory's mission is to offer community students an opportunity to express enjoyment, love of music, and art as well as to be well-rounded in musical excellence at any age. Knowing that every student possesses artistry and brilliance from within, Oregon Music Conservatory's outstanding faculty is passionate in nurturing each of their students to reach their full potential. Through music and art private lessons, orchestras, ensembles, music classes, creative performances, and a rich social experience, OMC provides the highest level possible of musical instruction for their students. OMC supports students in developing musical friendships, confidence, maintaining their innocence and understanding their special self-worth! Striving to be the premier full music conservatory in Oregon, Oregon Music Conservatory is making it's debut in Portland, Oregon serving Portland/Vancouver metro areas.

12:15 - 1:15 pm  Gerle Haggard  

Gerle Haggard Band brings the best of Merle Haggard’s timeless music to audiences who’ve been loving songs like Mama Tried, Misery and Gin and Working Man Blues for nearly five decades, as well as introducing these and many more of Haggard’s classics to a whole new audience. This eight-piece ensemble features a terrific line-up of musicians who weave beautiful instrumentation, tight harmonies and a big heap of showmanship into a full-throttled entertainment event.

1:45 - 2:45 pm Kellee Bradley  

Kellee Bradley has been compared to many of the finest female vocalists of our time, including Karen Carpenter, Linda Ronstad and Sheryl Crow, but she has a sound all her own. She's opened for national artists like Chicago, John Mellencamp, Huey Lewis and the News, JoDee Messina, Basia, the Steve Miller Band and Dar Williams at venues like the Gorge, Chateau Ste-Michelle Winery, Marymoor Amphitheater and the Moore Theater. With three albums under her belt she's become a seasoned professional and is a fixture in the Seattle music scene.

3:15 - 4:15 pm  Redwood Son  

Redwood Son fuses vintage sound with contemporary styling, bringing together classical elements of Country and Americana with open-hearted, soulful, and captivating tales of triumph and trial.

4:45 - 6:00 pm  Pin and the Hornits   

The Hornets chose to emulate the mid-sized horn bands that emerged from the big-band era, and lasted into the soul era. We are particularly fond of the Ray Charles late 50's band, and of B.B.Kings early 60's unit. On this cd we recorded everyday tunes from our stage book, so that when people come to see the band we sound like the record, and vice versa. We recorded the songs with the whole band on the studio floor, which although ugly for the engineer, gives us more of a live feel. Some of the solos and final vocals were added, but 'Drown in my own tears' for instance, was untouched save for the backing vocals at the end. 'She's Tough' and 'I've Got News' were recorded direct to stereo DAT on an earlier session, engineered by Doug Dubrow. We have fun playing this music, and hope this disc gives you the feel of our live shows.

6:30 - 8:00 pm  Crazy 8's   

The Crazy 8s were formed in Corvallis, Oregon as "The Cheeks" in 1982.[1] However, because a UK band had already used this name, the band changed its name to "The Sweet Cheeks." During their earliest days, they were notorious for their raucous frat house party gigs[citation needed] and mostly covered songs by their favorite bands. Later in 1982, Todd Duncan, former sax player of Eugene rock band "The Sneakers", proposed that The Sweet Cheeks open for Billy Rancher and the Unreal Gods at La Bamba's in Portland. The month before the gig, Todd changed the name of the band to "Crazy 8s" and added several new songs to the band's lineup. The members of the newly monikered group were noticed by Tony DeMicoli , the owner of La Bamba's, during their performance and he hired the band to perform in the upcoming months. In addition, Crazy 8s became a regular opening act for Billy Rancher's band.

**All Schedules Subject to Change**


   

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