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Winger's Kip Winger

Kip Winger brings his solo acoustic show to The Bossanova Ballroom
Wednesday August 5th.  He and I talked for a good half hour about the
show and how he survived going from topping the charts in the early 90's
to being "The Band People Love to Hate".  Click here to listen to the
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Kansas Ronnie Platt

A year ago, Ronnie Platt replaced Steve Walsh as the lead singer
of Kansas.  Is "living the dream" all it's cracked up to be?   Click here
to find out what it is like replacing a legend.
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Aerosmith's Joe Perry

With Aerosmith coming to Amphitheater Northwest Tuesday July 28th, it 
seems like a good tiome to catch up with one of the most badass guitarists
in rock and roll.  Here ismy conversation with Joe Perry
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Things to do in Portland July 10-12, 2015

  • Friday-Sunday July 10-12-Oregon Country Fair-Veneta (outside of Eugene).
  • Fri-Sun, July 10-12-Lavender Farm Tour-Free.  All local Lavender farms in the area.
  • Fri-Sun, July 10-12-Tiki Con-Red Lion at the Quay.  Wear your Hawaiian shirt and enjoy drinks with umbrellas as well as tiki art and fashion.
  • Sat, July 11-World Record Skinny Dip-Oregon Nude Resorts (see locations on our Facebook page).
  • Sat, July 11-Mississippi Avenue Street Fair.
  • Sat-Sun, July 11-12- Sandy Mountain Festival, Meinig Park, Carnival, Booths, Food
  • Sat-Sun, July 11-12: America’s Largest Antiques and Collectibles Summer 2015 Show @ Portland Expo | 1,400 Booths, Vintage Treasures & More!
  • Sat, July 11, Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge at Lee Farms, Tualatin
  • Sat, July 11: Relay for Life Lake Oswego | Millennium Park Plaza
  • Sun, July 12: Bridge Swim-Willamette River, 8:30am-11am.  The contestants will go for a 10.7-mile swim underneath all 12 of Portland's bridges.  It’s too late to sign up yourself, but you can cheer on the participants!
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Fireworks, festivals and more for the 4th of July celebration!

  • Wed-Sat, July 1-4-St. Paul Rodeo.
  • Thur-Sun, July 2-5-Waterfront Blues Festival, Waterfront Park.
  • Friday, July 3, from 2 to 9p.m.-WEED THE PEOPLE, Metal Craft Fabrication
  • Fri & Sat, July 3-4- Estacada Timber Festival-Competitions, beer, Fireworks
  • Fri-Sun, July 3-5-Portland Craft Beer Festival, Pearl District Fields Neighborhood Park.  Featuring 45 breweries, food, cider, wine, cheese, etc.
  • 4th of July-Portland / Oregon / Vancouver July 4th Fireworks Celebrations:
    • Camas: Independence Day Celebration | BBQ, Fireworks, Potluck
    • Corbett: Corbett Fun Fest – A Hometown 4th | Music, Fireworks
    • Corvallis: Red White & Blue Riverfront Festival in Downtown Corvallis
    • Florence: Fireworks Over Siuslaw River, Food & Drink Specials
    • Estacada: Estacada Timber Festival | Concert w/ Grammy Nominated Calico, Brass Tacks, Fireworks @ 10pm, Competitions, Beer Garden & More
    • Lake Oswego: Millennium Concert Band @ Millennium Plaza Park
    • Ridgefield, Washington: Independence Day 2015 | Fireworks, 5,000 People, Parades, Fun Runs, Salmon BBQ & More
    • Fort Vancouver: Fireworks, Canons, Parade, Games, Music
    • Waterfront Fireworks: Portland Fireworks Show @ Waterfront Blues Festival | Largest Display in Oregon, 22 Minutes, 11,800 Shots
    • Oaks Park Fireworks-display begins around 9:55.
    • PGE Park - Portland Beavers play the Colorado Springs with fireworks after the game
    • Old Fashioned Fourth in Stevenson, Wash. - Fireworks begin about 10 p.m.
    • General Canby Days-Fireworks start at 10.
    • Old Fashioned Fourth in Tigard. - Fireworks begin at dusk.
    • Molalla Buckeroo-Fireworks follow the rodeo.
    • Happy Valley Family Festival-Fireworks begin at dusk.
    • Longview Go Fourth Festival-Fireworks at 10.
    • Washougal Centennial Celebration-Fireworks at 10.
    • Blue Lake Park in Fairview
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Things to do on this HOT weekend in P-Town!

  • Now-June 27-Pedalpalooza!  3 weeks of bicycling activities in Portland.
  • Fri-Sun, June 26-28, The 52nd Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Music Stage- George Rogers Park, Pavilion Tent stage- Lakewood Center for the Arts.  10 AM - 9 PM Friday & Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM Sunday.  Suggested donation, $5. Musicians include: John Bunzow, Jon Koonce, Ty Curtis, Andy Stokes, Eddie Martinez, Nu Shooz, Mel Brown, Michael Allen Harrison.
  • Fri-Sun, June 26-28, Portland International Beer Fest, Holladay Park, N.E. 11th Ave. & Holladay St., noon-10pm. PIB is a high-end three-day beer festival specializing in rare, hard-to-find and exotic beers. Enjoy samples from over 200 world-class beers from 16 countries, music, food, etc.
  • Fri-Sun, June 26-28-Festival of Balloons in Tigard, Cook Park
  • Fri-Sun, June 26-Oregon Motorcycle Expo-Oaks Park-Free!! Friday starts at 6pm, Sat Noon-10pm, Sun Noon-7pm, motorcycles, a stunt show, a tattoo fair, live music, food, a beer garden and vendors to enjoy
  • Sat, June 27-World Naked Bike Ride- this year's nude ride will begin at Colonel Summers Park off S.E. Belmont Ave. and S.E. 20th.
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Neil Schon from Journey

I talked to Neil Schon about Deen Castronovo's status with the band.  
We also discussed his role in the reunion of the original Santana
band and his new solo album "Vortex"
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Jack Russell's Great White

Jack Russell and Tony Montana stopped by KGON before the show
Friday night 06/19/15 to talk about the new band and the court case
that led to calling the band Jack Russell's Great White.  They also had
a few things to say
about Eddie Van Halen's recent diss towards his
fellow bandmate Michael Anthony
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Comedian Bill Burr

Who knew Kuby on Breaking bad was so funny!  Enjoy this conversation with
comedian Bill Burr
.  You can catch him live at The Schnitzer Thursday June
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Things to do in Portland June 12-14, 2005

Things to do in the Portland/Vancouver area (and beyond):
  • Now-June 27-Pedalpalooza!  3 weeks of bicycling activities in Portland.
  • Thurs-Sat, June 11-13-Fifth Annual Molalla Brew Fest, Corner of Ross and Molalla.
  • Fri, June 12-Portland Thunder vs. Arizona Rattlers at the Moda Center.
  • Fri-Sun, June 12-14- The 5th Fruit Beer Fest. There will be interesting beer poured all three days, but look out for the rare kegs that will be tapped sporadically over the weekend. Burnside Brewing; $20 for 12 tickets and tasting glass
  • Sat-Sun, June 13 & 14-Portland Pride Festival & Parade, Parade is on the 14th at 11am, kickoff on W. Burnside @ NW Park.
  • Sat, June 13-Bourbon & Bacon Fest-OMSI (Sold Out!)
  • Sat, June 13- Scandinavian Midsummer Festival: The Nordic people of Portland are gathering this weekend for the traditional Midsummer Festival, a Scandinavian solstice event with singing, dancing, live music and plenty of obscure Scandinavian fair food. If you miss it, catch Midsummer in Astoria next week. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ Oaks Park; $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $15 for family of four
  • Sat, June 13- Berries, Brews & BBQ’s-French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul.
  • Sat, June 13-The Dalles 5th Annual Beer Fest
  • Sat, June 13-Helvetia Half Marathon
  • Sun, June 14-Tell Mama: A Tribute to Etta James-with Duffy Bishop, Lisa Mann, LaRhonda Steele, Lady Kat, Rae Gordon, DK Stewart, Chris Carlson-Alberta Rose Theater.
  • Sun, June 14- Mt Hood “Tour de Hood” multiple course bike trek.
  • Sun, June 14- ZooBomb Century, an "annual death ride" that will dedicate an entire day to speeding downhill on a tiny bike. 10 a.m. @ Washington City Park; free
  • Sun June 14- Portland Buddhist Festival, opens with 108 bells and meditation, running through speakers, ceremonies and a big panel discussion, all under the banner of "peace in oneself, peace in the world." 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Colonel Summers Park; free
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