Join us as our guests for an unforgettable day of live Americana and Bluegrass music in our historic outdoor amphitheater. The music will begin here on Labor Day, September 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. Admission is FREE!
At 6 p.m. the Timberline Americana Music Festival will feature our headliner, The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band. Okay… “living legend” is a bit over-used; let’s just say Peter Rowan is a dog gone bluegrass icon, and one of the most popular live acts on today’s festival stage. His legendary bluegrass career started in 1964 as a member of none other than Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. Peter played guitar and sang lead as well as haunting duet harmonies with Mr. Monroe, and together they co-wrote such classics as “Walls of Time.” A multi-talented and pioneering musician, Peter went on to embrace various musical genres including forays into folk, blues, reggae, twang, and rock music. He is famous for pioneering a west coast bluegrass and country-rock sound in the 1970’s that produced numerous songs for bands such as the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and culminated with Jerry Garcia, Vassar Clements, David Grisman, and John Kahn coming together with him for the hugely popular bluegrass recording of “Old and In The Way” featuring such Rowan classics as “Midnight Moonlight.” Peter recently released the modern day classic CD “Old School” featuring an elite group of bluegrass musicians, a tip of the hat to the “bluegrass code,” and a stellar selection of songs which we’re sure he will share with us here on Labor Day. Today, The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band consists of outstanding players; Keith Little on banjo, Paul Knight on bass, Mike Witcher on dobro, and Scott Law on guitar and vocals. Mr. Rowan’s performance will surely be a memorable highlight to Timberline’s 23 year legacy of live roots music concerts.
So join us on beautiful Mt. Hood as we celebrate another Labor Day at historic Timberline Lodge. Admission is free. Yup…you read that right! An extra special thanks goes to our sponsors, The Boyd Coffee Company and the Mt. Hood Brewing Company. The venue is family-friendly (no dogs please) and food and beverage will be for sale, including featured beverages from the Mt. Hood Brewing Company, coffee drinks from the Boyd Coffee Company, and finger-lickin’ good barbeque from Timberline’s culinary team lead by Executive Chef, Jason Stoller Smith. Musicians are invited to bring their instrument and jam on the back pickin’ patio where The Oregon Bluegrass Association and various outdoor recreation groups will be set up for outreach, including the Pacific Crest Trail Association who will be offering short guided hikes on the section of the PCT which runs right behind Timberline lodge.
Special Feature: Wait…there’s more! Directly after the live music, at approximately 8 p.m. all guests are invited into the Lodge to view a premier screening of the 45 minute documentary, The Mountains Will Wait for You, narrated by Johnny Cash. Directed by local filmmaker Fred Schwoebel, this is the enduring story of Grace Hudowalski, the first woman to scale all 46 peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. It tells how she became the founder, historian, and matriarch of the elite group of climbers known as “The Adirondack 46’ers.” Mr. Schwoebel will be in attendance to introduce this enduring story which he has so vividly captured in this wonderful new film.
For room reservations, call (800) 452-1406. For more information call (503) 272-3134. Hope to see you, rain or shine!