Several H-U-G-E rock stars are performing at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon for Oregon Summer Concerts, LLC production of “Guitars Under the Stars”! This lineup is studded with amazing artists including Floater, Ty Curtis, Gary Hoey, Pat Travers, Tony MacAlpine, Bruce Bouilet, Larry Mitchell, Travis Larson, Jennifer Batten, Ed to Shred, Points North, Triaxe, Splintered Throne, Agnozia, Earth to Ashes, Black Powder County, Summer Soundtrack! Headlined by Lita Ford this festival also boasts camping, on-site vendors, and of course weekend pass rates! The 35 acre park features state of the art power infrastructure and room for plenty of attendees and 5,000 campers nearby. The site also boasts plenty of room for gourmet food and craft vendors so if you are interested in getting involved with your booth or would like more information about volunteering at this festival you may access oregonsummerconcerts.com.
It’s difficult to describe the scale at which this production is to be executed. Needless to say the producers are doing it for the love of music. If you enjoy summer living and festival season this event has all the promise of a long lasting and mind-blowing concert series!
LITA FORD, GARY HOEY, PAT TRAVERS BAND, TONY MACALPINE, TY CURTIS, FLOATER, + MORE!
Friday August 8- Sunday August 10
Tickets start at $25 (detailed info online)
Cheadle Lake Park 37954 Weiwich Drive
Lebanon, OR 97355
Saturday August 9
10:00pm – 21+
Brown’s Towne Lounge 189 Liberty Street
Rich McCloud has recently solidified a band that really takes his songwriting and singing ability to the next level. Along with bass player Jarred Venti, drummer Mark Hernandez, and guitar player Brandon Logan (and a number of other rotating cast) the group weave interesting and groove based musical symmetry that will have you swaying. You have yet another opportunity to hear this group at the local Liberty Street hot spot!
MANIMALHOUSE, GREG BOTSFORD
Saturday August 9
7:00pm – All ages
Venti’s Tap House 2840 Commercial Street S
The 9 person funk powerhouse will help Venti’s Taphouse celebrate its anniversary along with S.A.L.E.M. (Salem’s Amazing Local Exhibition of Microbreweries)! There will be plenty of area proprietors’ brew featuring Santiam, Vagabond, Gilgamesh, Salem Ale Works, McMenamins Thompson’s, The Ram, and Wandering Angus Ciderworks all of which are made here in Salem! Also performing this commemoration is Bend’s Greg Botsford!
JULIAN SNOW PUPPET SHOW, ESCAPE POD PETE, RUN-ON SUNSHINE, THE GREAT RITE
Tuesday August 12
The new house show spot, Orange House already lives in infamy for the caricature cast that lives there. Now they’re building a reputation for having very eccentrically charged performances- to which this event is no exception. Julian Snow will perform his puppet show and simultaneously release his new EP this night. Phoenix Arizona’s lo-fi oddities Run-on Sunshine perform. Aldo Calrissian’s improvisational electro act and curious genius Escape Pod Pete will also be adding their cards to the performance tarot. (Ask friends about Orange House’s exact location.)
ERIC LOVRE BAND, PEPPERBOX
Saturday August 16
8:00pm Doors – All ages – $5
Level B Theater Pub 445 High Street SE
Newly formed super group, Pepperbox, made up of Todd McPherson, Rod Steward, J Saucy, and Casey Nova join the new and improved incarnation of local legend and Oregon musician’s Hall of Fame inductee- Eric Lovre’s band for a night of rock and roll at the theater pub! Truly world class musicianship and Eric’s history of Portland scene pioneering will be showcased for their home town here in Salem! It is quite astonishing the number of amazing players from our little city and you can be proud to come out and represent and become transcendent through the gateway of their rock and roll!