If you have not taken the time to make a trip to Lake Oswego for one of Dean Mueller’s Monday Night Concert Series at The Lake Theater, you are doing yourself a serious disfavor. This small and intimate theater holds less than 100 people and has sensational acoustics and great sight lines. Plus, Mueller has been scheduling some of the best regional acts and touring artists to perform at The Lake.

In August, on Monday 3, you do not want to miss the acoustic Rich DelGrosso photo by Greg Johnsonduet of mandolinist Rich DelGrosso and guitarist Mary Flower. Both have received multiple Blues Music Award nominations and are highly recognized as tow of the best at their respective Mary Flower - press photoinstruments world-wide. DelGrosso hails from Houston while Flower is our own hometown gal, and together they blend with bassist Dean Mueller to acoustic perfection as they proceed through traditional blues, ragtime, and their own original material.

Then on Monday, August 10, make a point to be in Duffy Bishop (photo by Greg Johnson)attendance as the Duffy Bishop Trio will be making their farewell performance before Duffy and her guitarist husband Chris Carlson head back down to Florida for the winter. One of the most beloved couples in the Northwest blues community, this one is guaranteed to sell out. Dean Mueller will accompany the couple on bass and don’t be surprised if Julie Amici makes an appearance with the group as well.

Other Monday shows at The Lake Theater in August will include a blues dance with Dave Fleschner & Alan Hager on the 17, Portland’s own Italian folk band Mbrasctau on the 24, and Muddy Award winning female vocalist Rae Gordon on the 31. All shows start at 7:00 pm.