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Sundown Grand Ol' Country Festival

  • McMenamins Grand Lodge 3505 Pacific Avenue Forest Grove, OR, 97116 United States (map)

Our annual music festival returns for a day of performances on multiple stages – and hold on to your hat as we feature Classic Country, Honky Tonk, Americana, Country Rock and Tejano. Free admission.
All ages welcome

Main Stage (On the lawn)
Mission Spotlight • 1 - 2 pm
Gary Bennett and the Coat-Tail Riders • 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Hailey Verhaalen • 4 - 5 pm
Darci Carlson • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Britnee Kellogg • 7:30 - 9 pm

Pat’s Corner Country Dance Stage:
Robert Henry Band • 2 - 2:30 pm
The Robert Henry Band • 3:30 - 4pm
The Robert Henry Band • 5 - 5:30pm

Connie Jo Collins, CJ's Country Dance Instruction: Party/Event Entertainment, Vancouver, WA • 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Garage Door:
Bigfoot Mojo • 2 - 4 pm
The Whiskey Darlings • 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Silver Lake 66 • 7 - 10 pm

WESTERN MARKETPLACE VENDORS
Hawk Leather Goods
Tim Hawk began leather tooling four years ago as an artistic creative outlet. He has since developed this hobby into fine leatherwork, supporting his beliefs that anything created in this world should be long lasting and functional. He is continually researching methods for quality custom leather goods that follow the theme of function, form and fashion. Tim currently specializes in quality wallets, belts, cuffs, guitar straps and pick guards.

Dolls n Trolls Vintage
Dolls n Trolls is a curated collection of vintage clothing, accessories and small wares from the last century. Focusing on pretty and weird and preserving the past, Sadie Davis combs through closets and thrift stores to find the pieces, lovingly cleans and restores them all to pass on to the next generation of stylish folk. There's a bit of history in every piece and a story behind the wear and tear. You can find Dolls n Trolls booth at Red Fox Vintage Woodstock in the Woodstock neighborhood of Portland as vendor #5.

Xylem Jewelry
Chris Miskow is the artist behind Portland-based Xylem Jewelry. A musician and maker of musical instruments, he started Xylem in 2015 as a way to utilize all of the small pieces of instrument-grade wood that was left over after building a guitar or mandolin. Each piece is made by hand, and is often comprised of three or more different types of wood, sometimes creating a different look on each side of the pendant. Some of the woods used are Padouk, Macassar Ebony, Pink Ivory, Myrtle, East Indian Rosewood, Walnut Mahogany, Camphor, Cedar, Australian Blackwood, Madagascar Rosewood, Maple, Palo Escrito, Cocobolo, and Thuya. No stains or dyes are used, just the natural grain and color of a variety woods, creating a naturally colorful look.

Philly Finds Western-style Snap Shirts
Phil Favorite scours thrift and resale shops all over the Portland area for the best Western-style snap shirts and other Western wear and offers the best of what he procures to the patrons of Philly Finds. Carrying a stock of more than 150 garments for every pop-up event, Philly Finds offers top brands in both men’s and women’s wear for Western-style shirts, vests, jackets and boots.

ARTISTS:
Britnee Kellogg - Her love of country music started at nine years old, when she attended a Johnny Cash & June Carter-Cash concert. Today, you’ll find Britnee sharing the stage with the likes of Blake Shelton, Eric Paslay, Lee Brice, Martina McBride, Little Big Town and Keith Urban. You may have also seen her on Season 11 and Season 12 of American Idol.

Darci Carlson - Darci is the 2017 Outlaw Female of the Year winner. For her self titled sophomore album, Darci Carlson joined forces with Seattle Progressive Metal producer Kelly Gray of Queensryche and Operation: Mind Crime.

Hailey Verhaalen - Songs like “Rerun,” and “Shooting Stars” from her brand new EP “The Real Stuff”, which reached #9 on the iTunes Country Music Chart, speak to the universal truths of life: love and heartbreak, moments and memories, and staying true to who you are without relying on the usual clichés.

Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders - Gary has performed with Bob Dylan, Brian Setzer, John Fogerty, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and the Black Crowes. His former band BR-549 sold over 900,000 albums and received three Grammy nominations. Gary has appeared several times on the Grand Ole Opry, Late Night with David Letterman, the Conan O'Brien show, and Imus in the morning.

Mission Spotlight - "Their high-and-lonesome country sound is easy on the ears while it tugs at the heartstrings." - Portland Mercury

The Robert Henry Band - Robert Henry Wasman is Florida-born and Oregon-raised. With his distinct outlaw-meets-traditional country music sound he won the Battle of the Bands in 2018 at Ponderosa Lounge.

Bigfoot Mojo - Upright bassist Belinda Underwood and national mandolin champion Josiah Payne met on the Bluegrass scene in Portland, Oregon. Their groove-based melodies and impeccable vocal harmonies are heavily influenced by Bluegrass and Vintage Swing.

The Whiskey Darlings - "With their delightful harmonies, storytelling lyrics, interactive performance style, and lighthearted humor – these two musicians had the audience roaring with laughter and singing along throughout their live performance."
-Kelly Jones, Portland Radio Project

Silver Lake 66 - The Huffington Post’s Randy Radic describes Silver Lake 66’s music as “elegant simplicity” and “the real McCoy.” For Folk’s Sake’s Jonathan Frahm calls the duo “the real deal” and highlights their “sweet harmonies that mesh the entirety of their sound together.”

Later Event: July 28
Opera in the Vineyard