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Entertainment roundup: Like spring, music will be in the air this weekend.

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 The Oakridge-Westfir Tree Planting Festival will be drawing crowds from across the country, or at least this part of Oregon. In a separate article here in the Highway 58 Herald you can read about all the different events associated with that, including the big parade. I’ll be providing entertainment with my guitar, voice and harmonica at the Arts and Crafts Fair taking place at the elementary school immediately following the parade.

A festival, a parade and lots of music

As soon as I get done playing, I’ll be heading up the street to the Deep Woods Distillery to see one of my favorite bands, Satori Bob. The first show of the year in the Insensitive Wetlands will feature John Baumann and his talented cohorts playing songs that we all know and love. The show starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th, and runs until 4 p.m.

Food will be provided by Buen Dia. Mick and Cindy will be serving up their regular cocktail menu. There will be a nominal cover charge for this event. The Deep Woods Distillery is located at 48217 E. 1st Street in the Uptown district of Oakridge.

When I get done seeing Satori Bob, I’m going to take a little nap and wake up in time to see the Peter Wilde Experience at the 3 Legged Crane another four blocks East on 1st Street. Joining Peter on stage will be Eugene’s own: The Holy Smokes. Showtime is at 7 p.m. and, as always, there is no cover charge. The 3 Legged Crane has the finest hand-crafted beers, as well as a sandwich, appetizer, and dinner menu. I will be on a road trip this week to Cannon Beach, so I won’t be here to do my regular Thursday night performance. At press time, my replacement has not been named. John, the owner, would like it if you stopped in every day for a beer and enquired who might be playing on Thursday evening.

Lion Mountain Bakery will have its standards playing

At the Lion Mountain Bakery on Highway 58 in Oakridge, Broken Horn will be taking the stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 6, 7, and 8 at 11 a.m. and playing until 1 p.m. Broken Horn has an extensive song list of rock and pop standards from the 60’s and 70’s and knows more Elvis tunes than any performer in our readership area. I’ll be stopping in on Sunday morning to play my bass and sing from 9 a.m. until 10:30. The Lion Mountain Bakery has a spacious comfortable atmosphere and serves both a breakfast and lunch menu. No cover charge for any musical events. 

The Poles of Inaccessibility at the Bakery

The Lion Mountain will be hosting the production of The Poles of Inaccessibility this weekend and next. Shows take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6th, Saturday, May 7th and Friday, May 13th. there will be matinee performances on Sundays, May 8th and 15th at 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for children and can be purchased at Lion Mountain Bakery, 3 Legged Crane, First Tech Federal Credit Union, and Oakridge Pharmacy. The show on Saturday evening, May 14th will be a fundraising event with appetizers and drinks. Tickets for that show are $25 per person and the doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Dexter Lake Club’s jam session and open mic continue

The Dexter Lake Club down on the East end of Dexter will be holding their regular jam session and open mic on Tuesdays and Sundays. Brian Chevalier and Craig Sorseth preside on Tuesday nights, and that tends to be more folk and country western music. Brian is back on Sunday with his sidekicks to play a little rock and roll. The shows start at 6ish and run until 9 p.m. If you ever wanted to get up and sing in front of a live band, Sunday is big chance. The Dexter Lake Club has a full bar and a sandwich and dinner menu. No cover charge for these sessions. For more details call 541 581 3000.


We’re all hoping for some good weather for the Tree Planting Festival next weekend. Check out for a list of all the events. Get out and have some fun this weekend!

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