Main Stage Entertainment Calendar
Ty Curtis has a Blues mojo that is alive and kicking, a natural musical treat for all that stand before his stage. His offerings have a throwback Rock and Roll flair with an undeniable southern-fried ambiance. Blended, it all adds up to the authenticity of his Blues Rock Style. His explosion of emotion-power-packed performances captures the undivided attention of audiences with tantalizing guitar fret work and highly intellectual lyrics. Add to the mix his exceptional vocals, and in Ty Curtis, you’ve found a classy performer that has ignited an exciting Blues career and a major Blues star in the making. Ty has been winning awards for his vocals and musicianship for the last 10 years. In 2009 his raw soulful version of 5 Long Years by Eddie Boyd captivated the audience and earned the band 2nd place in The International Blues Challenge and lead to performances at The Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada and the St John Blues Festival USVI.
With 5 albums under his belt Curtis decided to co produce his 6th album ‘Blame Me’ with the help of Austin producer and bassist Nick Jay (Ed Kowalzick, Alpha Rev & SXSW engineer). Packed with soul,blues and ripping guitar riffs, Ty’s latest effort features some of the most heart-felt emotion tugging vocals to come out in several years reminiscent of Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers.’Back Again’ shows of Ty’s killer guitar work and he shifts gears on a slower more soulful ‘I Can Say,’ but still has those electric guitar moments interspersed at times occurring like exclamation points at key moments in the song.
The album received some of the best reviews of his career and was selected as #9 Top Blues Rock Albums of 2016 by Bluesrockreview.com placing with such names as Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck and Devon Allman. Ty’s musicianship and voice at his live shows are electrifying, draw from the rich blues tradition and leave audiences stunned. “Finding an artist that is an originator like Ty has always been a rare thing” – David Z (Prince, Johnny Lang) and he is proving to be an artist that will be around for generations to come.
WaveSauce, an instrumental pulp | surf | spyfi band. With the unique sounds of the Theremin — this band is sure to intrigue.
The ethereal Theremin, vintage guitar tone, and powerful rhythm give this band a tasty, reverbified edge that sets them apart from the rest. WaveSauce delivers unique originals, creative renditions of traditional surf, spiced with their very own spyfi-pulp flavor.
Beginning this musical venture as a surf duo, guitarist, Pete Vercellotti and thereminist, Michele “Cookie” Heile formed WaveSauce in the Spring of 2007. Now a dynamic 4-piece with Joel Boutwell on Bass Guitar and Doug Powers on Drums.
Bo Baskoro is a singer songwriter from Gresham, Oregon that creates pop music with heavy influence from alternative and indie rock, folk music and his orchestral composition background. While being known locally for much of his lifetime for his talent and passion in performing, he decided in 2013 to spend time in Los Angeles investing in learning the skills to pursue music professionally in his home town. Since his return to Oregon, he had released his first single entitled, “The Woman” From his latest EP “I Keep My Eyes Closed” which gathered unexpected international attention. After “The Woman”, His second single from “I Keep My Eyes Closed”, “Other Side” received very positive feedback on his taste in searching for his own sound. Bo’s latest catalogue “I Keep My Eyes Closed” is a sample of his search for his own identity in sound and soul.
Hayley Lynn’s songwriting is raw, seductive, and impactful. Within her lyrical imagery she tells the listener an honest story with a lesson to be learned. Never afraid to take risks, Hayley Lynn’s vulnerable and timeless performances unequivocally capture the attention and hearts of her audience. An evening with Hayley Lynn’s music is a night to be remembered.
Originally, Hayley Lynn studied to be an actor at the University of Victoria with a long history of writing music. But it was writing with other Canadian songwriters in British Columbia that Hayley started to take it seriously. She’s written over 150 songs and counting and is currently working on writing a dark comedy musical called ‘So My Boyfriend’s a Zombie’ as well as working on writing a feature film with the film company Illustrious Productions LLC.
Since December 2017, Hayley participated in The Acoustic Guitar Project’s Portland showcase submitting her song ‘Lost Twin’ as well as starting 2018 off by being featured in both the Portland’s All-Star Buskers Concert and #WomenCrush Music’s first showcase. She was also one of Maryhill Winery’s featured acts for their Summer Kick-Off showcase alongside singer-songwriter Nate Botsford and Skybound Blue. Recently, Hayley Lynn just released her newest single ‘You Are My Love’ on Valentine’s day and is in the process of recording her next record which will be released in 2018.
A professional and very talented 5 piece band; The Stingrays cover a mixture of classic rock, oldies and blues from the 50’s through 80’s. Venues include casinos, Elks lodges, blues festivals and various clubs throughout the Oregon/Washington area. Their song list focuses on tunes to facilitate dancing and we have a good rapport with our audiences. Drawing on their extensive repertoire, The Stingrays are like a “live jukebox” who play and sing all the hit rock-and-roll songs from the era.
Swatkins and the Positive Agenda cooks up “feel-good funk made by and for real human beings.” Lead by Talkbox & Keyboard legend Steveland Swatkins (Excellent Gentleman, Juno What?!, Allen Stone, Lettuce, Vulfpeck) & guitarist Trevor Larkin (Allen Stone), these instrumentalists & band leaders are masters of creating a throwback dance party with a killer live band playing the deepest grooves imaginable.
Swatkins is a joyful prophet of positivity. Together with his band, The Positive Agenda, he plays feel-good funk made by and for real human beings. Steve Swatkins is part of the new generation of performers making raw, fresh soulful music without relying on computers or backing tracks. This multi-instrumentalist is a master of the talkbox, an old-school analog effect using his larynx to shape the sound of his keyboard synthesizer sent through a vinyl tube. Think of the funky robot voice from “California Love” or the hair-raising harmony intro to “24 Karat Magic.” Now picture a throwback dance party with a killer live band playing the deepest grooves imaginable, and you’ve got a taste of what The Positive Agenda is all about.
Swatkins has long been a fixture on the touring scene in his capacity as a sideman and guest artist. As a fulltime member of Excellent Gentlemen and Juno What?! he’s spread his irresistible signature style on stages across the US and Canada. Since joining Allen Stone’s band in 2013, he’s been around the world several times, becoming an indispensable part of the live show and co-writing several of Allen’s songs, including the lead single “Upside” from Stone’s latest album, Radius. Most recently, he’s guest-starred with Brooklyn’s Turkuaz at their debut Red Rocks performance, sat in with Vulfpeck at their biggest NYC show to date in Central Park, and has toured subbing on keyboards with modern funk legends Lettuce. Now with Steve’s new original project, The Positive Agenda, his dedicated fans can see the Swatkins they know and love in a brand new setting, bringing high-energy performances to dancefloors everywhere.
East County’s only fireworks show (It also happens to be one of the largest fireworks display in the Portland metro area.)