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Continuing the Labor Day tradition of free live music at Timberline’s historic outdoor amphitheater, RLK and Company, operators of Timberline, have teamed up with Boyd Coffee Company, Mt Hood Brewing Co and KINK FM Radio to host an all day mountain music festival on September 7, 2015.

This year’s Mountain Music Festival lineup features an eclectic mix of roots-oriented Americana music performers who are all touring this summer with exciting new CDs.

The Mountain Music Festival (#mtnmusicfestival) is one of Timberline’s ways of celebrating this place and saying thank you to the people of Oregon. Bring your instrument and jam on the Lodge’s “pickin’ patio”. Visit with vendors and enjoy the excellent atmosphere, food and beverage at Timberline’s Mountain Music Festival!

Timberline’s Mountain Music Festival is family friendly and will proceed rain or shine. No dogs please.


Room Reservations: 800-547-1406

Event Information: 503-272-3134

Rock into the Night with our $205 Labor Day Mountain Music Festival Lodging Package!

Package includes queen room, breakfast buffet for two in the Cascade Dining Room and one free drink coupon for the concert bar. Some restrictions apply.

  • Since 1970, Jonathan Edwards has been captivating audiences worldwide with his acoustic guitar and a story to sing about.

    Ray Shasho, Music Tried and TrueQuote about Jonathan Edwards
  • A Massachusetts quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics.

    Fricke's Picks, Rolling StoneQuote about Darlingside
  • Longley’s sure sense of musical dynamics and easy turn of phrases create songs that are fresh and imaginative.

    Hal Horowitz, American SongwriterQuote about Liz Longley
  • Lilly delivers in every possible way, keeping alive the dream that country music still lives.

    Don Zelazney, Americana RootsQuote about John Lilly
John Lilly
Starting things off at 12:30 pm will be John Lilly all the way from West Virginia. John’s original, classic and traditional country music is authentic and really rings true. From hidden masterpieces by Hank Williams, Jimmie Rogers and the Louvin Brothers to ancient folk ballads as well as creative originals, John Lilly presents music of unusual depth and sincerity. His new CD of solo performances is titled “Thinking About Weather”.
Liz Longley
Liz Longley, originally from Philadelphia and now settled in Nashville, takes the stage at 2:00 pm. A recent Berklee School of Music graduate, her songs and singing style have been compared to Nanci Griffith, Paula Cole and Shawn Colvin. She was signed to Sugar Hill Records in December and has just released a beautiful collection of eleven songs recorded in Nashville on a self-titled CD, already getting critical praise. She is also a wonderful live solo performer and no stranger to the festival scene and songwriting competitions. She has taken top prizes at the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition.
At 3:30 pm, we are thrilled to introduce the four-piece indie folk band Darlingside. These guys have a sound rooted in folk music, but one that is unique, youthful, modern and even cutting edge. Distinct voices and tight vocal harmonies blend with rich acoustic textures and rock instrumentation to produce catchy and memorable songs. These guys have been ripping it up on the festival circuit and were the talk of the Sisters Folk Festival last year. We are happy to welcome them back to Oregon’s Timberline Lodge stage. Darlingside’s new CD “Live at the Loft” captures this great live band.
Jonathan Edwards
The 5:00 – 6:30 pm headliner performance is by none other than the dynamic and venerable Jonathan Edwards. With fifteen albums to his credit including hits such as Sunshine (Go Away Today), Sometimes, Shanty, Don’t Cry Blue and Emma, Jonathan has thrilled audiences for four decades. Jonathan has just released the stellar new CD, Tomorrow’s Child, produced by Grammy nominated Darrell Scott. Jonathan is joined on this new CD by Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglass and Allison Krauss. Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit with friends…such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Based in New England, Jonathan rarely tours the west coast, so we are thrilled to present Jonathan Edwards and invite you to join us!

Some of the Great Performers Who Have Played at the Mountain Music Festival Over the Years…

John Gorka – Kelly Joe Phelps – Slaid Cleaves – Jimmy LaFave – Tom Russell – Lloyd Jones – Sarah Lee Guthrie – Johnny Irion – Eliza Gilkyson – Bryan Bowers – Dave Moore – Chris Knight – Moe Dixon – Mary Flower – Ray Wylie Hubbard – Kate Power – Steve Einhorn – Pat Donohue – Alex DeGrassi – Dave Carter –Tracy Grammar – Bill Morrissey – Mary McCaslin – Cheryl Wheeler – Jackstraw – Curtis Salgado – Terry Robb – Seamus Eagan – Peter Yates – Craig Carothers – Dan Hicks – Steve Forbert – Dave Mallett – Bill Staines – Kat Eggleston – Andrew Calhoun – Tom May – David Rea – Steve Young – Gordon Bok – Kieran Kane – Kevin Welch – Claudia Scott – David Francey – Spencer Bohren – Don Edwards – Misty River – Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem– Geoff Muldaur – Fritz Richmond –  Hugh Moffatt – James Talley – The Acoustic Guitar Summit – Tish Hinojosa – Barbeque Orchestra – Aengus Finnan – James Keelaghan – David Wilkie & Cowboy Celtic – Steve Seskin – The Sam Hill Bluegrass Band – Larry Wilder – The Sawtooth Mountain Boys – Nina Gerber- Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum – Katy Moffatt – Radaslov Lorkovic – The Freak Mountain Ramblers – Andrew Hardin – Bob Frank – Peter Rowan – Rita Hosking – The Great Northern Planes – Broken Top – The Barn Birds – The Black Lillies – Monocle Band – Nora Jane Struthers – Cahalen Morrison & Eli West