The final Sunday of July will feature a day of country music and craft beer as McMenamins Grand Lodge is set to host the 2nd Annual Sundown Grand Ol’ Country Fest. Over a dozen local and nationally renowned country, bluegrass and Americana artists will perform, including Northwest local and American Idol finalist Britnee Kellogg, a downhome duo also knowns as The Whiskey Darlings and the classic country band, Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders.
The event takes place on Sunday, July 28th in Forest Grove outside on the Grand Lodge’s sprawling green lawn across three stages. This year, there will also be a Western Market place selling local vendors goods from Xylem Jewelry, Dolls N Trolls Vintage and Hawk Leather Goods.
General admission into Sundown Grand Ol’ Country Fest is free and open to all ages. However, the beer tasting event is 21 and older and costs $20 for a glass and 10 beer tokens.
Here’s a preview of participating breweries and the music lineup.
Kaiser Brewing Company
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
McMenamins Oak Hills
Ridgewalker Brewing Company
Vertigo Brewing LLC
Main Stage (On the lawn)
Mission Spotlight • 1 – 2 pm
Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders • 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Hailey Verhaalen • 4 – 5 pm
Darci Carlson • 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Britnee Kellogg • 7:30 – 9 pm
Pat’s Corner Country Dance Stage:
The Robert Henry Band • 2 – 2:30 pm
The Robert Henry Band • 3:30 – 4pm
The Robert Henry Band • 5 – 5:30pm
Connie Jo Collins, CJ’s Country Dance Instruction • 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Bigfoot Mojo • 2 – 4 pm
Whiskey Darlings • 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Silver Lake 66 • 7 – 9 pm
McMenamins Grand Lodge, 2nd Annual Sundown Grand Ol’ Country Festival will take place from 1:00 – 10:00pm.
Grand Lodge 3505 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove, OR 97116
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.