Hood Crest Winery and Tess Barr Blues Band at 5th Annual Beer Festival in Dalles

Dont miss Hood Crest Winery pouring delicious new wines at the 5th Annual Beer Festival in Dalles. The event will take place on Saturday, June 13, 2015, 11am – 10pm at the Dalles Civic Auditorium. Don’t miss this unique chance to sample wine and beer from all over the northwest and dance to lively music. Tickets will be available at the door for 10$. Each ticket includes 4 complimentary tastings and a commemorative mug!

There will be food which will be provided by Skyline Grill & Dog-gone it.

The event is 21+ only. For more information see the flyer here.

More about the Venue

The Civic Auditorium was built in The Dalles in 1921. Upon completion the Civic was dedicated as a memorial to the local Veterans of World War I.

During its heyday, it was the venue for local cultural, entertainment, ceremonial, social, and recreational events ranging from concerts and theatricals to high school graduation ceremonies.

In the 1950s and early 1960s, it was operated by the city Parks & Recreation Department, whichi held indoor recreational activities and “sock hops,” referred to as “Rec Dances,” in its gymnasium for local youth. Toward the end of that era, the facility had largely fallen into disuse, the auditorium proper having been turned into a professional wrestling arena. It was ultimately condemned for safety reasons.

By the 1970s some initiatives were already beginning to be proposed to the city for its rehabilitation and reopening, but because of budgetary pressures, worsened by local economic conditions, none of these gained approval.

By 1991, after over 20 years of disuse, the city decided it needed to be relieved of the burden of maintaining a derelict property, and demolition was scheduled. This, despite the building’s status as a historical landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

The same year, a group of concerned citizens formed the non-profit corporation which raised the funds to purchase the property from the city, and undertook the project privately.

Today, the Civic Auditorium Historic Preservation Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, is responsible for raising funds and overseeing the Civic’s well-being.

“Do What You Want” Feature

Our Tess Barr Blues Band, CD “Do What You Want” will be featured on this weeks show broadcast on KRUE 1170AM at10pm Sunday June 8. It will be available for streaming replays on my website www.bluemondaymonthly.com on the Juke Box page June 7 thru July 4. Thanks! -John
WOW! Do What You Want by Tess Barr after only 4 days of it’s release broke the Blues Power Top 30..March 2014!!
Blues Power Top 30..March 2014.WQTL, Tallahassee..Sunday 7-9pm est…WVVL, Enterprise, Al..Sunday 6-11pm cst..
WWNT< Dothan, Al..Monday…6-11pm cst…live and different shows…streamed live on station websites and at gilanthonyblues.com
30.Tess Barr..Do What You Want..Barrbarian Rec
29.Bharath Rajakumar/Ben Calssie..Sugar Brown’s Sad Day
28.Nico Wayne Toussain/Michel Foizon..On the Go..
27.Bluesmasters..Vol 3..Direct Music
26.Laith Al-Saadi..Real..WeberWorks
25.Jim Suhler..Panther Burn..Underworld Rec
24.Johnny Drummer..Bad Attitude…Blind Pig
23.King Cotton…Same..
22.Debbie Bond…That Thing Called Love..Blue Root
21.Mark T Small…Smokin Blues..Lead Foot Music
20.Blue Lunch Special.30th Anniversary..Rip Cat
19.Dan Mckinnon..ASAP..Socan
18.Robben Ford..A Day in Nashville.Provogue
17.Solomon King..Train..One Wisdom Music
15.Root Doctor..New Attitude..
14.Lisa Biales…Belle of the Blues..Big Song Music
13.Tinsley Ellis..Midnight Blue…HeartFixer Music
12.Joe Louis Walker…Hornet’s Nest…Alligator
11.John Nemeth…Memphis Grease…Blue Corn Music
10.James Armstrong…Guitar Angels…Catfood Rec
9…Richard Ray Farrell..Shoe Shoppin’ Woman..Blue Beet
8…Catfish Keith…Honey Hole..FishTail Rec.
7…Damon Fowler…Sounds of Home…Blind Pig
6…Sandy Carroll..Unaturally Blonde..Catfood Rec
5…Paul Rodgers…Royal Sessions…429 Rec
4…Billy Branch..Blues Shock..Blind Pig
3…John Hammond..Timeless…Palmetto Rec
2…Tommy Castro…The Devil You Know…Alligator
1. Shaun Murphy…Cry of Love..Vision Wall