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Festival of Americana


Grand Lodge (McMenamin's) (map) Elsewhere
Sat., Aug. 11, 12 p.m. 2012 21+

Grand Lodge

In just its second year, McMenamins' Festival of Americana has cornered the market on folks who aren't up to the time commitment, crowds, and expense of Pickathon. Judging by the lineup, these people include aging hippies who want to revisit their festival days alongside their children and grandchildren. The festival kicks off on Friday with Garcia Birthday Band, who interpret (not cover!) the Grateful Dead, also an apparent influence on one of the festival's youngest bands, the Moondoggies out of Seattle, who play Saturday. But the psychedelic jams end there. Tennessee funk band the Features augment what is otherwise a Northwest-heavy bill: Nick Jaina, with his heart on his sleeve; the tireless Freak Mountain Ramblers; Sassparilla, at the convergence of folk and punk; the Parson Red Heads, who have a cover of Nick Lowe's "Don't Lose Your Grip on Love" coming out on next month's Lowe Country tribute album; and the Shook Twins, with their close harmonies and loops by way of the Great Depression. REBECCA WILSON

Grand Lodge (McMenamin's)

3505 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116
Hours: Daily 3pm-5pm

Venue Hours
  • Daily 3pm-5pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., Aug. 11, 12 p.m. 2012
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