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Live Music at Trusty Brewing

October at Trusty Brewing is all about the music—well, all about superior craft brews AND music, to be exact—with four nights of live music scheduled every Thursday evening in October from 7 to 9 p.m. There will also be happy hours, new beers to try, and an enthusiastic welcome to kids and dogs. (Plus, Trusty Brewing is participating in Visit Vancouver USA‘s annual #DineTheCouve, which means $3 drink specials!) All ages are welcome to come enjoy the music on Thursdays, and there’s absolutely no cover charge. Here’s the line-up:

  • Oct. 5: Indie folk singer-songwriter Crystal Lariza
  • Oct. 12: Blues band James Ortega and the Demon Drivers
  • Oct. 19: Pacific Northwests blues/rock band Blues Ranch
  • Oct. 26: Zydeco, country, blues, Cajun, and folk with The Mud Bugs

While you’re there, you’ll want to try the Dark Marc, a collaboration brew with the renowned beer guru Marc Martin. Happy Hour is Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. with $3.50 pints and cheap eats with $2 off all menu items. There are also menu items just for kids, including the kid-approved grilled cheese and spent grain pita. But wait, there’s more: every Monday is Mug Club Monday, with rotating food specials just for Mug Club members. What’s the Mug Club? Visit Trusty Brewing online at www.trustybrewing.com or better yet, drop by their brewpub at the corner of Evergreen and Broadway in downtown Vancouver at 114 E. Evergreen Blvd.

October Is Music Month at Trusty Brewing

October at Trusty Brewing is all about the music—well, all about superior craft brews AND music, to be exact—with four nights of live music scheduled every Thursday evening in October from 7 to 9 p.m. There will also be happy hours, new beers to try, and an enthusiastic welcome to kids and dogs. (Plus, Trusty Brewing is participating in Visit Vancouver USA‘s annual #DineTheCouve, which means $3 drink specials!) All ages are welcome to come enjoy the music on Thursdays, and there’s absolutely no cover charge. Here’s the line-up:

  • Oct. 5: Indie folk singer-songwriter Crystal Lariza
  • Oct. 12: Blues band James Ortega and the Demon Drivers
  • Oct. 19: Pacific Northwests blues/rock band Blues Ranch
  • Oct. 26: Zydeco, country, blues, Cajun, and folk with The Mud Bugs

While you’re there, you’ll want to try the Dark Marc, a collaboration brew with the renowned beer guru Marc Martin. Happy Hour is Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. with $3.50 pints and cheap eats with $2 off all menu items. There are also menu items just for kids, including the kid-approved grilled cheese and spent grain pita. But wait, there’s more: every Monday is Mug Club Monday, with rotating food specials just for Mug Club members. What’s the Mug Club? Visit Trusty Brewing online at www.trustybrewing.com or better yet, drop by their brewpub at the corner of Evergreen and Broadway in downtown Vancouver at 114 E. Evergreen Blvd.

First Friday at Burnt Bridge Cellars: Live Music, Art & Great Food

The grapes are ripening and it’s almost harvest season! Celebrate the wines that are about to be made—and the delicious, award-winning wines that already have been made!—at Burnt Bridge Cellars this First Friday with live music, original art, and great food from Class Cooking.

Tom May—a professional folk singer for more than four decades—writes and plays his own music, as well as eloquently interpreting the songs of others. He performe for audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, and overseas. Originally from the plains of Nebraska, May has called Toronto, Boston, St. Louis, and Omaha home, but has stayed in the Northwest since 1996. On 12 and six-string guitars, he accompanies his baritone voice with intricate stylings rarely heard in folk music. His concerts feature stories, humor, and occasionally even the Irish pennywhistle. He has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs, including the weekly radio/TV program River City Folk, National Public Radio’s syndicated Mountain Stage, Radio Eirhenn’s Andy O’Mahoney show in Ireland, and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s Ian Tyson TV Show. Learn more at www.tommayfolk.com.

Glenn Miller, whose photography will be displayed in Burnt Bridge’s tasting room this month, is a retired entrepreneur and award-winning photographer. His photos at Burnt Bridge Cellars focus primarily on landscapes and profiles on the beauty of the Pacific Northwest from the Painted Hills to Oregon Coast and everywhere in between. You can see more of his work at glenmiller.smugmug.com and 2can2images.com.

Finally, the food: Chef Kim Mahan of Class Cooking (just next door to Burnt Bridge) will whip up some small plates to go with all that great wine. You can enjoy meat and vegetarian pizzas, Caesar salad, and panna cotta with fresh berries.

Then come back over the long weekend for the Southwest Washington Winery Association Food and Wine Pairing. Burnt Bridge Cellars will be serving food from Class Cooking with a wine pairing from 1 to 5 p.m. each of those days.

September at Cellar 55: Art, Music, Wine & Yoga

Kick off downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalk on Sept. 1 with a visit to Cellar 55 Tasting Room. Enjoy their September First Friday wine tasting ($7, refunded with each two-bottle purchase) while enjoying this month’s cool art exhibit by Erika Bartlett. Stick around for live music on the patio and enjoy another beautiful evening under the grapevines. Jesse Samsel will be performing classic and alt-rock music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: a little Fleetwood Mac, some Rolling Stones, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers thrown in for good measure. Samsel has a lot of fans and he always packs the house, so be sure to get here early enough to claim your seat; happy hour at Cellar 55 lasts from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays, with $2 off all glasses of wine and $2 off all cheese and charcuterie items.

From 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, you can unleash your inner Picasso (or Monet…or Pollock…whatever your personal style is!) at the next Wine & Canvas class. Experienced instructors will guide you through a fun afternoon of painting your masterpiece, and happy hour specials will keep those creative juices flowing. All materials are provided by Wine & Canvas. Sign up on the Wine & Canvas website by clicking here; if the event is sold out, never fear—there’s a Wine & Canvas class every month at Cellar 55.

If painting isn’t your thing but being totally calm, centered, and wildly flexible is, sign up for Wine & Yoga from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. Awaken your senses, drink great wine and nosh on tasty snacks. All of this bliss for just $25 (including wine). Click here to purchase your ticket.

Mudbugs at Miss Nola’s Café

We hope your toes are ready for tappin’, because Vancouver-based duo The Mudbugs will give a special performance at Miss Nola’s Café from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 7. The concert is in honor of downtown Camas’ First Friday event, which is a Mardi Gras-themed tribute to dogs with a doggie parade, costume contest, and doggie-owner look-alike contest. Everyone—two-legged and four-legged—will be decked out in their wildest Mardi Gras outfits and when they get hungry, Miss Nola’s will come to the rescue with classic Low Country Cajun and Creole cuisine.

The Mudbugs are roots based with blues, country, and zydeco at the core. You’ll hear original tunes influenced by Clifton Chenier, Doc Watson, Hank Williams Sr., and Snooks Eaglin, as well as some favorite Americana covers. The Mudbugs are KG Jackson on vocals and guitar with Candy Jackson on accordion, washboard, triangle, and backup vocals.

Miss Nola’s Café, owned by Chef Tim and Melissa McCusker, is located at 401 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. The McCuskers met in New Orleans and garnered a considerable amount of experience cooking Low Country cuisine during his tenure in the South. Cajun, Creole, and Southern flavors are the inspiration for the menu. Cocktails like the traditional Hurricane and Charleston Mule are available to guests. The walls are decorated with keepsakes from New Orleans and gifts that people have brought back from Mardi Gras. To learn more, visit missnolas.com.

Summer at Trusty Brewing: Beer & Music!

Summer at Trusty Brewing is shaping up to be a thoroughly enjoyable affair, with live music every Thursday night, happy hours, new beers to try, and an enthusiastic welcome to kids and dogs. All ages are welcome to come enjoy the music from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, and there’s absolutely no cover charge. Here’s the line-up for July:

  • July 6: Acoustic singer-songwriter Dawna Stafford
  • July 13: Blues band James Ortega and the Demon Drivers
  • July 20: 90s alternative and country acoustic guitarist Jason Meeks
  • July 27: Tony Smiley and the Loop Ninja (back by popular demand)

While you’re there, you’ll want to try the new Dark Marc, a collaboration brew with the renowned beer guru Marc Martin. This delicious CDA is now on tap. Outdoor seating is open and ready for you and your furry, four-legged friends. Happy Hour is Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. with $3 pints and cheap eats. There are also new menu items just for kids, including the kid-approved grilled cheese and spent grain pita. But wait, there’s more: every Monday is Mug Club Monday, with rotating food specials just for Mug Club members. What’s the Mug Club? Visit Trusty Brewing online at www.trustybrewing.com or better yet, drop by their brewpub at the corner of Evergreen and Broadway in downtown Vancouver at 114 E. Evergreen Blvd.

Friday Happy Hour, Live Music with Marianne Flemming at Cellar 55

Enjoy the sunny summer days and soft summer evenings with a glass of wine (or two) at Cellar 55‘s beautiful outdoor patio area. The tasting room’s expanded summer hours are Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m., Fridays from noon to 9 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. or by appointment. Come during Happy Hour—Wednesdays through Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m. and all day Sunday—for $2 off all glasses of wine and $2 or more off all cheese and charcuterie items, including Chop & Olympia Provisions salami.

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30, you can enjoy talented singer and songwriter, Marianne Flemming. She’ll entertain you with a night of blues-infused classic and alt rock under the grapevines on the patio. Flemming is a sought-after performer who has opened for the likes of music greats Donovan and Taj Mahal.

While you’re there, show your patriotic spirit by purchasing all the red, white, and rosé wines you’ll need for your Fourth of July celebration. Enjoy a wine tasting featuring wines that are perfect for boat parties, barbecues, or just watching the fireworks from your deck.

To learn more about Cellar 55 Tasting Room and find out about upcoming events, visit cellar55tastingroom.com.

Happy Hour at Moulton Falls Winery

Have you made plans for the long weekend? Well, there are plenty of things for you to enjoy at Moulton Falls Winery and in the surrounding countryside. How about a beautiful drive, for starters, followed by a nice hike along the East Fork of the Lewis River? Then, when you’re all thirsty and hungry, come to Moulton Falls for wine and cider tastings. On Friday evenings from 4 to 9 p.m., the tasting room is introducing new Happy Hour pricing: $5 pints of cider and draught beer and $9 wood-fired pizza. Enjoy Red Mountain grape-made wines, the 2015 Lemberger, Red Blends, Old No. 10, and Siouxon Red. Current ciders on tap include the Gristmill Gold, Yellowstone, Ripsaw Raspberry, and Chelatchie Cherry. Current beers include Transcend IPA, Old Timber Nut Brown Ale, R.I.P. Porter, and Heathen Blonde Ale.

On Friday, May 26, enjoy live folk music from 6 to 9 p.m. Come back on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. to hear the Neil Young tribute band, Harvest Gold. The Moulton Falls Kitchen will be cooking up its tasty wood fired food including its legendary Moulton Melt: deli roast beef and ham piled on house-baked focaccia bread and topped with sautéed veggies and melted white cheddar, served with au jus and a crisp salad, for $9.95.

To learn more about this beautiful winery in a bucolic setting, visit moultonfallswinery.com. The winery offers live music most Fridays and Saturdays and hosts several large outdoor concerts every summer. They are located at 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave., just outside of Yacolt. Click here for directions.

Happy Hour at Moulton Falls Winery

Have you made plans for the long weekend? Well, there are plenty of things for you to enjoy at Moulton Falls Winery and in the surrounding countryside. How about a beautiful drive, for starters, followed by a nice hike along the East Fork of the Lewis River? Then, when you’re all thirsty and hungry, come to Moulton Falls for wine and cider tastings. On Friday evenings from 4 to 9 p.m., the tasting room is introducing new Happy Hour pricing: $5 pints of cider and draught beer and $9 wood-fired pizza. Enjoy Red Mountain grape-made wines, the 2015 Lemberger, Red Blends, Old No. 10, and Siouxon Red. Current ciders on tap include the Gristmill Gold, Yellowstone, Ripsaw Raspberry, and Chelatchie Cherry. Current beers include Transcend IPA, Old Timber Nut Brown Ale, R.I.P. Porter, and Heathen Blonde Ale.

On Friday, May 26, enjoy live folk music from 6 to 9 p.m. Come back on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. to hear the Neil Young tribute band, Harvest Gold. The Moulton Falls Kitchen will be cooking up its tasty wood fired food including its legendary Moulton Melt: deli roast beef and ham piled on house-baked focaccia bread and topped with sautéed veggies and melted white cheddar, served with au jus and a crisp salad, for $9.95.

To learn more about this beautiful winery in a bucolic setting, visit moultonfallswinery.com. The winery offers live music most Fridays and Saturdays and hosts several large outdoor concerts every summer. They are located at 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave., just outside of Yacolt. Click here for directions.

Live Music + Wood-fired Pizza at Moulton Falls Winery

Sept. 2 may be First Friday in the rest of Clark County, but it’s Phirst Phriday at Moulton Falls Winery, located on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad just outside of Yacolt. This beautiful tasting room offers wine, cider, and an excellent sangria, as well as an array of food and wood-fired pizza and other goodies. The country/bluegrass band Phoenix Rising will be playing live music from 6 to 9 p.m., but you can come as early as 4 p.m. for wine tasting and to get a good seat for the concert.

Then, on Saturday, Sept. 3, come back for more live music from Full Circle—or on Sept. 4 for even more music with Amelia Autery. The tasting room opens at noon on both days, and music runs from 6 to 9 p.m. The kitchen will be open, offering a special wood-fired Harvest Pizza for $13 with meat and vegetable marinara sauce, topped with fresh zucchini, Parmesan and Mozzarella.

You’ll also want to try to the handmade, wood oven quesadillas, with chicken or beef, a mix of cheeses, olives, green onions and pickled peppers, served with sour cream and salsa. If you’re in a sandwich kind of mood, try the Moulton Falls Melt: deli roast beef covered with melted Cheddar and sautéed vegetables on house-baked focaccia with au jus for dipping. Moulton Falls also offers a variety of salads, desserts, and appetizers, all just right for enjoying with wine on a late-summer evening.

For more information about Moulton Falls Winery, including hours and directions, visit moultonfallswinery.com.

Phirst Phriday, Music & Food at Moulton Falls

Sept. 2 may be First Friday in the rest of Clark County, but it’s Phirst Phriday at Moulton Falls Winery, located on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad just outside of Yacolt. This beautiful tasting room offers wine, cider, and an excellent sangria, as well as an array of food and wood-fired pizza and other goodies. The country/bluegrass band Phoenix Rising will be playing live music from 6 to 9 p.m., but you can come as early as 4 p.m. for wine tasting and to get a good seat for the concert.

Then, on Saturday, Sept. 3, come back for more live music from Full Circle—or on Sept. 4 for even more music with Amelia Autery. The tasting room opens at noon on both days, and music runs from 6 to 9 p.m. The kitchen will be open, offering a special wood-fired Harvest Pizza for $13 with meat and vegetable marinara sauce, topped with fresh zucchini, Parmesan and Mozzarella.

You’ll also want to try to the handmade, wood oven quesadillas, with chicken or beef, a mix of cheeses, olives, green onions and pickled peppers, served with sour cream and salsa. If you’re in a sandwich kind of mood, try the Moulton Falls Melt: deli roast beef covered with melted Cheddar and sautéed vegetables on house-baked focaccia with au jus for dipping. Moulton Falls also offers a variety of salads, desserts, and appetizers, all just right for enjoying with wine on a late-summer evening.

For more information about Moulton Falls Winery, including hours and directions, visit moultonfallswinery.com.

Sunflower Festival & Music Jam

The seventh annual Sunflower Festival & Music Jam is bursting into bloom on Saturday, Aug. 27, from noon to 9 p.m. at the picturesque Heisen House Vineyards. In addition to lots and lots and lots and lots of sunflowers, the festival features live music all day by some of the area’s most popular folk, blues, jazz, and bluegrass bands. There will also be an arts and crafts bazaar, food and—of course—wine tasting! All ages are welcome.

Heisen House Vineyards is located on a registered National and State Historic Site, so while you sip wine, browse the local wares, and take in the gorgeous country views, you’ll also be drinking in a bit of history. The Henry Heisen House and outbuildings offer a glimpse into what life was like during the pioneer era. There’s no admission charge, but there’s a suggested donation of $5 per adult—money that will be used toward replacing the barn roof. Heisen House is located at 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., just outside of Battle Ground and not too far from the East Fork of the Lewis River. For more information, visit www.heisenhousevineyards.com.

Above image: real Heisen House sunflowers, courtesy of photographer and vintner Michelle Bloomquist.

Live Music, Crush Festival at Heisen House

Why should all the Friday night summer fun stop just because it’s September? It shouldn’t. The weather is still mild and there’s still plenty of time to enjoy local craft wine and live music on Friday nights in September at Heisen House Vineyards in Battle Ground. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, enjoy classic oldies by Retro Ed. Bring a picnic and see the bountiful crop of grapes nearly ready to harvest, or savor hummus trays or cheese-and-meat boards for $5 each. The gates open at 5 p.m., no RSVP is needed, it’ll happen rain or shine, and the live music evenings are absolutely family friendly.

From noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 & 6, Heisen House (along with other Clark County wineries) will be participating in the Food and Wine Pairing Weekend. And don’t miss the popular Crush Festival on the last Saturday in the month, Sept. 26. Learn more about how wine is made, see live winemaking demonstrations, and taste fresh wine grapes and juice. The festival also features live music, food, arts and crafts vendors, and—of course!—wine tasting.

For more information, visit Heisen House Vineyards on Facebook or see its website at www.heisenhousevineyards.com.

Brews, Bands & Balls at Loowit

Vancouver’s very own Sidewalk Boogie Band jams at the Loowit Brewing Company tap room every Friday night. Come get your boogie on with the band, and sample one of the ‘Couve’s finest craft brews any time from 4 to 10 p.m. On Saturday night, there’ll be live music with The Whiskey Achievers, The Livin’ Free Band, and The Pearls from 6 to 10 p.m. There’s no cover charge and all ages are welcome. And if you’re still looking for a hoppy place to watch the Superbowl, Loowit is hosting a superbowl party with three televisions AND a giant projection screen and free pizza (yes, we said free!). Football fans should bring food or clothing donations for the Clark County Food Bank and WARMcouver; in return, they’ll get happy hour prices for the duration of the game.

Loowit is located in downtown Vancouver at 507 Columbia St. For more details, visit its Facebook page. In the meantime, to pique your beer lovin’ palate, here’s what’s on currently on tap:

  • Double Flagon Abbey Ale
  • Assassin’s Guild Black IPA
  • Der Couvensteiner
  • Two-Sixteen Red Ale
  • Tiger Squadron Pale Ale
  • Shadow Ninja IPA

Live Music, Basel Cellars at Cellar 55

Cellar 55 Tasting Room will have all these things for you on Friday, Jan. 9, with live music by Chris Taylor from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a special guest, Cynthia O’Brian. The duet will dole out tunes from Allison Krause, Kenny Loggins, Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, and others. Come early to get a good seat and to take advantage of Cellar 55’s happy hour, which happens every Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. All glasses of wine are discounted $1 to $2 and small plates are $1 less than usual.

While you’re there, you might consider attending Basel Cellars exclusive wine club party from 6 to 9 p.m. (Not a Basel Cellars wine club member? No problem—just sign up when you arrive!). Complimentary appetizers and wine tastings will be available, and you might even be able to sample the vineyard’s cult-status Cabernet Franc. Save 20% on your first purchase of Basel Cellars wine.

Music & Wine at Cellar 55

The holidays are over, and some might greet that with a sense of relief. January is the time to get back into regular sorts of leisure and relaxation on the weekends, with mellow Friday nights, low-key happy hours, and a cozy atmosphere. Also: really, really good wine.

Cellar 55 Tasting Room will have all these things for you on Friday, Jan. 9, with live music by Chris Taylor from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a special guest, Cynthia O’Brian. The duet will dole out tunes from Allison Krause, Kenny Loggins, Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, and others. Come early to get a good seat and to take advantage of Cellar 55’s happy hour, which happens every Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. All glasses of wine are discounted $1 to $2 and small plates are $1 less than usual.

While you’re there, you might consider attending Basel Cellars exclusive wine club party from 6 to 9 p.m. (Not a Basel Cellars wine club member? No problem—just sign up when you arrive!). Complimentary appetizers and wine tastings will be available, and you might even be able to sample the vineyard’s cult-status Cabernet Franc. Save 20% on your first purchase of Basel Cellars wine.

 

 

Tom Mann & BBQ at Cellar 55

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, you can hear live music with “Northwest Nashville” recording artist Tom Mann playing classic country and American folk music. The Pit barbecue will be at the tasting room serving up its fall-off-the-bone tender ribs from 5 to 9 p.m. Happy hour at Cellar 55 is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday, which means that all glasses of wine are discounted $1, and small plates and nibbles are also $1 off.Cellar 55 Tasting Room is located at 1812 Washington St., about a block west of Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

Days of Wine & Music

Every Friday, we post an article or two offering suggestions about fun things to do involving wine and beer. Two hotspots we mention regularly are Heisen House Vineyards in Battle Ground and Cellar 55 Tasting Room in Vancouver’s Uptown Village. Today is no exception—except we thought we try something new and combine them into one post. (I know! Living on the edge, right?) So here goes:

  • Tom Mann and barbecue at Cellar 55
    From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, you can hear live music with “Northwest Nashville” recording artist Tom Mann playing classic country and American folk music. The Pit barbecue will be at the tasting room serving up its fall-off-the-bone tender ribs from 5 to 9 p.m. Happy hour at Cellar 55 is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday, which means that all glasses of wine are discounted $1, and small plates and nibbles are also $1 off.
  • Bossa nova by Michael Hainsworth at Heisen House Vineyards
    Pair the sultry sounds of Brazilian bossa nova (bossa nova means “new trend”—although this genre has been around since the 50s) with a glass or a bottle of Heisen House wine, plus dinner by the Mill Creek Pub. The vineyard’s gates open at 5 p.m. on Fridays, and food and music can be enjoyed until 9 p.m. No reservations are needed, there’s no admission price, and all ages are welcome.

Heisen House Vineyards is northeast of Battle Ground, not too far from the Lewis River, at 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave. Cellar 55 Tasting Room is at 1812 Washington St., about a block west of Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Both establishments offer live music every Friday evening.

CouvFest NW Music Festival

CouvFest NW is Vancouver’s free, all-ages music festival that promotes the North Bank’s diverse local music scene by showcasing live, local, and original acts in a family-friendly environment. CouvFest NW is partnering with the Evergreen School District Foundation to provide school supplies for local students, so festivalgoers are encouraged to give basic school supplies or a tax-deductible cash donation to the foundation’s booth. Now in its fourth year, CouvFest NW 2014 will take center stage at Esther Short Park on the following days:

  • Thursday, Aug. 28: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 29: Noon to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 30: Noon to 10 p.m.

Vendors will be on site with the essentials for a music festival: barbecue, coffee, and t-shirts. On Friday and Saturday, bands will perform on alternating stages to minimize downtime between sets. Start times are approximately every 45 minutes. To see the band line-up, visit www.couvfest.com.

CouvFest NW

couvfestnw1-1CouvFest NW is Vancouver’s free, all-ages music festival that promotes the North Bank’s diverse local music scene by showcasing live, local, and original acts in a family-friendly environment. CouvFest NW is partnering with the Evergreen School District Foundation to provide school supplies for local students, so festivalgoers are encouraged to give basic school supplies or a tax-deductible cash donation to the foundation’s booth. Now in its fourth year, CouvFest NW 2014 will take center stage at Esther Short Park on the following days:

  • Thursday, Aug. 28: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 29: Noon to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 30: Noon to 10 p.m.

Vendors will be on site with the essentials for a music festival: barbecue, coffee, and t-shirts. On Friday and Saturday, bands will perform on alternating stages to minimize downtime between sets. Start times are approximately every 45 minutes. Below you’ll find the current band line-up, but if you need more details, visit www.couvfest.com.

Thursday, Aug. 28:

  • 5:00 Christopher Luna (poet) with Five Guys Playing Jazz
  • 5:30 River Twain
  • 6:30 Levi Warren
  • 7:20 DJ and Christian
  • 8:15 Tony Smiley
  • 9:15 Travis Petersen

couvfest_nwFriday, Aug. 29

  • 12:00 Silver Remains
  • 12:45 bed.
  • 1:30 Medium Size Kids
  • 2:15 Rebel Without a Cat
  • 3:00 Airon Ghost Radio
  • 3:45 How to Build a Fire
  • 4:30 The Pearls
  • 5:15 Sell the Farm
  • 6:00 Lincoln’s Beard
  • 6:45 Ruff Hausen
  • 7:30 Atlas and the Astronaut
  • 8:15 Noise Agency
  • 9:00 BrizBomb

Saturday, Aug. 30

  • 12:00 Buster Sherwood
  • 12:45 The Solars
  • 1:30 The New Jangles
  • 2:15 Foreign Talks
  • 3:00 Outer Space Heaters
  • 3:45 Holy Tentacles
  • 5:15 Barbara in the Attic
  • 6:00 CoLoSo
  • 6:45 The Sindicate
  • 7:30 The Shivas
  • 8:15 NTNT
  • 9:00 Rags & Ribbons