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Dance into Hood River Music Month

02/07/2017 | Art, Event, Hood River


While Hood River, Oregon is best known in wintertime for its access to the ski slopes on Mt. Hood and waterfall hikes in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, its gaining attention for its blossoming arts, culture and music scene, too.

This February, visit during Hood River Music Month for a unique opportunity to sample some of the regions top musical acts. Featuring more than 50 events, Hood River Music Month includes a wide range of performances, lectures and films.

Highlights include:

  • Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance (February 9-12, 7 p.m., Wyeast Performing Arts Center). Presented by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association. More info.
  • Wasco Brothers (February 11, 8 p.m., Double Mountain Brewery). This honky-tonk country and rock band from the beautiful Columbia River Gorge will light up the dance floor of this well-loved Hood River brewery. More info.
  • Woody Guthries Columbia River Songs (February 15, 7 p.m., Columbia Center for the Arts). Gorge Owned welcomes KEXP DJ Greg Vandy, author of 26 Songs In 30 Days: Woody Guthries Columbia River Songs & The Planned Promised Land, for a lecture on the Bonneville Power Administrations commissioning Woody Guthrie to write songs about the benefits of public power, hydroelectricity, irrigation and the Grand Coulee Dam. More info.
  • Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta with guest Blair Tindall (February 17 & 19, 7 p.m., Wyeast Performing Arts Center). Presented by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association. More info.
  • Roots artist Lloyd Jones Struggle (February 18, 9 p.m., Cebu Lounge at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn). Jones raw, eclectic blues sounds are sure to get folks moving as the Struggle pushes the roots of American music forward. More info.
  • Shook Twins (February 19, 8 p.m., River City Saloon). This Indie folk-pop band hailing from Portland, Oregon is led by identical twins known for their wide range of instrumentation and beautiful harmonies. More info.
  • MOsley WOtta & Third Seven (February 25, 7 p.m., Columbia Center for the Arts). Artist MOsley WOtta and experimental musician Third Seven, both from Bend, Oregon, will deliver an evening of fresh, thought-provoking performances. More info.

These are just a few of the events happening during the inaugural Hood River Music Month, which takes place throughout February. For the full line-up, visit

This winter, find yourself in Hood River, where you can experience exceptional musical performances while also exploring the outdoors and Hood Rivers excellent restaurants, accommodations, museums and galleries. For wintertime itineraries, and dining and lodging options, go to With wildflower and blossom time just around the corner, you can also enter to win a Springtime Getaway to Hood River. Enter for a chance to win by going here.


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