The premier blues festival in the Columbia River Gorge returns to Stevenson, Washington on Saturday, June 21st with seven bands on two stages, sixteen regional breweries, six Gorge wineries and food from many local vendors. The Gorge Blues and Brews Festival will run from noon until 10:00 pm taking place in one of the most beautiful venues in the world at the Skamania county Fairgrounds. Kicking off the festivities will be a free Friday Night Waterfront Jam, with local bands including The Love Skunks, starting at 6:00 pm and running until 10:00 pm.

Admission to the Gorge Blues and Brews Festival is only $15.00 which includes a commemorative beer or wine glass. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.Tickettomato.com. Buy your tickets in advance on-line and you will receive 5 free drink tokens.  For further information about activities at the festival, lodging and camping, please visit their website at www.gorgebluesandbrews.com. Doors open at noon.

Schedule for Saturday, June 21st, 2014

12:30—2:00pm Dusu Mali (Portland’s improvisational African blues rock & roll)
2:15—2:40pm Local Stage
2:45—4:15pm Billy D & the Hoodoos (Award winning bluesy rock from Portland)
4:20—4:55pm Local Stage
5:00—6:30pm Jimmy D. Lane & Guests (Chicago blues guitarist who has recorded with BB King, Van Morrison, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal and more!)
6:45—7:45pm Local Stage
8:00—10:00pm Soul Vaccination (The Pacific Northwest’s hottest Funk & Soul band)