2023 Huckleberry Fest Bands and Performances

FRIDAY, September 8, 2023 

6 pm: Louder Than Brad ~  is a rock band from White Salmon, Washington. Jim, Craig, Ben, and Chris cover and twist your favorites from ABBA to Radiohead, Bowie to Lorde. Their roots are in alternative rock, but they branch into punked-up folk and country classics or driving indie pop. Whether it’s a loud outdoor summer setting or an intimate acoustic set in a smaller space, audiences connect with creative takes on familiar favorites so they can really let loose.





8:00 pm: Super Escandalo  ~ Pacific NW favorite S. Scandal with all his friends, good music and original voice!  Get there early …. We are waiting for you!!



SATURDAY, September 9, 2023

  Noon: The Dancing Horses ~ in the lot South of the park, east of the Skate Park. Come watch these amazing animals and their riders perform.





12:15-1:00 pm: Ananas & Papas

Ananas and The Papas plays an eclectic mix of originals and covers ranging from Brazilian to rock and soul.  The band is Elise Tickner on strings and vocals, Heidi McLennon vocals, guitar and percussion, Jason Horn guitar and vocals, Rick Groman bass, and Stephen McLennon on drums.




1:15-2:15 pm:  Willy & Nelson ~ a 4 piece local cover band that plays all the favorites from the old “Classics” to currents hits.



2:30-3:30 pm: The Whole Fam Damily ~ the trio of Jana Castañares, her husband Alonzo Garbanzo, and their daughter Siena Christie. Alonzo and Siena are guitarists, Jana plays occasional ukulele, and all three are singers of music across many styles and time periods— medieval to current!  Stephen Foster to Gershwin to Lead Belly to Lil Nas X!   As well, Siena and Alonzo are prolific songwriters.  As sometimes happens in families, their three voices are different individually, but when they harmonize a beautiful blend happens.



3:45-4:30 pm: Eugenia Riot ~ Portland, Oregon based songwriter Leigh Jones dazzles once again with her latest folk creation: Eugenia Riot. An internationally touring musician with a background in theater, Jones delights audiences with her irresistible stage presence and enrapturing voice, which is reminiscent of Alison Krauss. She has spoken at the US Embassy in Ethiopia on Women in Music, was selected with her former band Crow and the Canyon for the American Music Abroad program, and has toured the US from coast to coast since 2010. A self-examining journey through the crescendos of love and heartache, Eugenia Riot’s debut album “Can’t Wait To Miss You” is at once gentle and fierce, playful and romantic – an engaging blend of folk, rock, and Americana.


4:30-5:30 pm: Paradise of Samoa Dance Troupe ~ Paradise of Samoa Dance Troupe is the vision of Tasi Tuaopepe Keener, a Samoan dancer born and raised in the Independent State of Samoa. Ms. Keener moved to Oregon in 1999 and became active with the small Samoan community in and around Salem, Oregon.

With her Training in the Samoan arts and dance, Tasi began working with the Samoan Club of the Willamette Valley as the choreographer and developed several community events in order to illustrate the Samoan culture. All costuming is original and handmade.





5:45-6:45 pm: Westside Swing Western Swing and Country Music for dancing. Classic American music with swinging vocal-led tunes. Twin fiddle and steel guitar harmonies, rhythm guitar, and dog house bass, from Hood River, Oregon.
Featuring Susie Samuels, Genavie Thomas, Larry Wyatt, Ben Bonham and Ronnie Ontiveros.





7:00-8:00 pm: Richie The Reptile Man  (We realize this is late, but the reptiles and Richie do not do well in the heat of the day) Richie has a large collection of friends who slither and crawl to share with us in a very interactive manner.





 8:00-11:00 pm: Glass of Hearts / A Blondie Tribute Band ~ We bring an authentic and energetic Blondie experience to life. From their punk rock roots to their New Wave and Pop song glamour, we provide the look and sound of Blondie in their prime. 





SUNDAY, September 10, 2023

10:00-11:00 am Sunday Church Service in the Park ~ Everyone is welcome!  Non Denominational service led by Grace Baptist






12-1:00 pm: Harmony of the Gorge

Harmony of the Gorge (our local Sweet Adeline Chorus) has been singing together now for 40 years.  We are delighted to once again be kicking-off the Sunday performances with our patriotic songs along with some of our new favorites.  We are an acappella vocal group (usually no instruments) that enjoys singing throughout the year for special events. Our singers come from throughout the Gorge: The Dalles, Lyle, Parkdale, Odell, Hood River, Stevenson, and White Salmon.  Our chorus evenings are a mixture of fun, vocal warmups, some musical education, and tons of singing fun!!!   If you like to sing, come take part in our Christmas/Holiday chorus as we start to prepare for caroling during the holidays in our various communities.  We meet Tuesday evenings in Down Manor in Hood River, from 6:00-8:00pm.  Come sing with us … or sing a-long with us at Huckleberry Festival!

1:15 – 2:45 pm: Tillinghast & Friends






3:00-4:00 pm: Preston & Bunzo