There's so many things going on as we get to the end of the summer, that I thought sharing a list with you might be helpful and handy! So, here you go:
Oregon State Fair-Starts today and goes through 9/1 in Salem
Hood to Coast Relay -Through Saturday
Oregon Renaissance Festival of Hillsboro-Saturday and Sunday (& Labor Day) through 9/21
Street of Dreams- This is the last weekend, folks
Dave Foley at Helium Comedy Club-Saturday
Festa Italiana Portland's Italian American Festival- now through Sunday in Pioneer Courthouse Square
Tequila Fest PDX through the weekend at World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon Street
Dinosaurs Unearthed at OMSI through September 2nd
Peter Max-A Retrospective through this weekend
Portland Saturday Market-Sat & Sun
Rip City 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at the Rose Quarter-Saturday and Sunday
Portland Farmer's Market at PSU- Saturday starting at 8:30am
AND you can come visit me at Gresham Subaru from Noon until 2pm! I'll be looking for you!
Justin Hayward is one busy man. He's currently on tour with The Moody Blues, and that was right after he wrapped a solo tour. After this Moodys tour is over, he goes back out on the road to do the solo gigs again. Plus there was the Spring Moody Blues Cruise that not only featured the band, but several other artists along for the ride. I'm tired just thinking about it! His show here in Portland in June at the Aladdin was fantastic, and the new album and DVD "Spirits Live" is from his solo tour. We talk about his love of travel, the Moodies, the cruise plans, and more. Click here to enjoy the interview.
Curtis Salgado is a Portland icon and legend. If you haven't seen curtis perform in a while, then you need to do some catching up yourself, and here's a perfect opportunity! He’ll be performing at the Winco Foods Portland Open, Saturday, August 23rd, 6:00pm at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. It’s a one of a kind setting on the fairway at the Witch Hollow course. The Curtis Salgado concert is FREE to all daily and weekly Winco Foods Portland Open ticket holders. If you don't have a Tournament ticket…they will be available at the gate at Pumpkin Ridge ALL DAY Saturday, August 23rd for ONLY $15, and parking is FREE at Pumpkin Ridge! So, let’s go enjoy the show. Click here for the interview.
Congrats to U-2. They got a Golden Globe award last night for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for "Ordinary Love" from the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom". Plus BONO got some Extra Love from AMY POEHLER when she picked up her award. From my POV as Queen Couch-Potato, it looked like it was quite a party.
Peek at the Week:
Big show on Sunday, 1/19 at the Aladdin - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica BlowOut featuring the legendary JOHN MAYALL and a boatload of the best harmonica players on the planet. You can win tickets to that with SHANNON at 3:45 pm.
Birthdays to Celebrate:
Wed 1/15 - REV DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR (this is his actual birthday, celebrated on Mon 1/20); RONNIE VAN ZANT - LYNYRD SKYNYRD singer who went down in that fatal plane crash in 1977.
Fri 1/17 - 1st Lady MICHELLE OBAMA; Blues-rockin Hall of Fame singer JANIS JOPLIN; ex-STONES guitarist MICK TAYLOR
Stuff you can win on KGON this week:
Mornings with BILL PRESCOTT - Pr of tickets to see HOT TUNA's acoustic set at the Aladdin with special guest DAVID LINDLEY Feb 18th
My 3 Songs with IRIS - noon hour - Pr of tickets to see ARLO GUTHRIE Apr 16th at the Aladdin
Classic Rock Trivia with SHANNON - 3:45pm - Pr of tix to that Blues Harmonica BlowOut with JOHN MAYALL at the Aladdin this Sunday
Get the Led Out with JEFF MITCHELL - Jeff can get you in to see the movie HER with Joaquin Phoenix & Scarlett Johansson
Yeah, the big news around here this week is BILL PRESCOTT- back where he belongs. Rockin' in the mornin' with BILL just seems right, especially since it's now officially KGON's 40th Anniversary year.We're rampin' up to full-blown party mode, so stay close, you won't want to miss anything.
Big Birthdays to celebrate this week:
Mon 1/6 - MALCOLM YOUNG of AC/DC; SYD BARRETT-original singer/guitarist for PINK FLOYD
Tue 1/7 - KENNY LOGGINS; JANN WENNER - founder of Rolling Stone Magazine
Wed 1/8 - DAVID BOWIE; ROBBIE KRIEGER - DOORS; MIKE RENO - LOVERBOY; Rock's first Superstar ELVIS PRESLEY
& Concert promoter/band manager BILL GRAHAM
Thur 1/9 - A couple of Brits: JIMMY PAGE - LED ZEP; Duchess of Cambridge KATE MIDDLETON
Fri 1/10 - ROD STEWART; PAT BENATAR; DONALD FAGEN; MICHAEL SCHENKER
Sat 1/11 - CLARENCE CLEMONS
Sun 1/12 - LONG JOHN BALDRY
Stuff you can win on KGON this week:
Mornings with BILL PRESCOTT - 7:15 am - "Grown Ups 2" on DVD & 2 KGON bandanas
My 3 Songs with IRIS - noon hour - Pr of tickets to see MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP at the Tonic Lounge
Classic Rock Trivia with SHANNON - 3:45 pm - Pr of tickets to REELIN' & ROCKIN @ Crystal Ballroom Jan 15th
Who's working this week anyway? We all have New Year's Day off so we can recover from whatever we did the night before to say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014. But don't worry, there'll be plenty of great classic rock and special programs for you on Jan 1. Don't miss THE BEATLES ON AIR - Live at the BBC Vol II One-hour show 10A - 11A Wed; and the BEST OF ROCKLINE 8:30 PM with DAVE MASON, PAT TRAVERS, EDDIE MONEY and more. IRIS is in the other four days this week and she'll have a chance for you to grab ERIC CLAPTON's Guitar Festival CROSSROADS on BluRay & CD if you're the winner on My 3 Songs during the noon hour. JEFF MITCHELL will be doing the Morning Music Marathon at 7:15am, giving away a pair of tickets to see the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP at the Tonic Lounge on Feb 8th. SHANNON has BILL JACKSON filling in for him Mon-Tues, then SHANNON'll be back Thur-Fri. Play Classic Rock Trivia at 3:45pm to win a pair of tickets to see the PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE at the Crystal Ballroom on March 27th. Birthdays to celebrate this week:(In case you need another excuse to party!)
Mon 12/30 - Big day for sports guys:LEBRON JAMES & TIGER WOODS; and Rock Pioneer BO DIDDLEY
Tues 12/31 - ANDY SUMMERS/POLICE; BURTON CUMMINGS/GUESS WHO; TOM HAMILTON/AEROSMITH
Wed 1/1 - COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD
Thurs 1/2 - CHICK CHURCHILL/10 YEARS AFTER
Fri 1/3 - JOHN PAUL JONES/LED ZEPPELIN; STEPHEN STILLS; SIR GEORGE MARTIN; JRR TOLKIEN
Sat 1/4 - MICHAEL STIPE/REM
Here's to a great year ahead for all of us! It'll be KGON's 40th Annniversay and we plan to celebrate all year long. Can't do it without you, so stay close.
Love you all,
Celebrate in whatever way works for you. I always rely on the 3 C's...Champagne, crustaceans & chocolate. Put that together with a day full of NBA games on TV and I'm in heaven! Rockstar Birthdays this week:
Mon 12/23 - JORMA KAUKONEN of HOT TUNA & JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
Wed 12/25 - NOEL REDDING of JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: ANNIE LENNOX - EURYTHMICS
Thurs 12/26 - MARS ULRICH of METALLICA
Fri 12/27 - MICK JONES founder of FOREIGNER; MIKE PINDER of MOODY BLUES
Sat 12/28 - EDGAR WINTER; DENZEL WASHINGTON
Sun 12/29 - NEIL GIRALDO - PAT BENATAR's husband and guitarist; RICK DANKO of the BAND; RAY THOMAS of MOODY BLUES Stocking Stuffers you can win this week: (No contests on Christmas day)
Morning Music Marathon with JEFF MITCHELL - 7:15am; Eric Clapton Guitar Festival Crossroads on BluRay & CD
My 3 Songs with IRIS - noon hour - Tommy by the Who - Deluxe Remastered CD Edition
Classic Rock Trivia 3:45pm with BILL JACKSON (Thurs-Fri only) Pr of tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld Jan 24th Holiday Programs on KGON:
24 Hours of Christmas - 2pm 12/24 til 2pm 12/25 Uncle Joe's Rockin' Christmas and Little Steven's Underground Garage Christmas A Go Go.
Rockline - Christmas night 8:30pm - TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Holiday Concert Special
Have a wonderful holiday from all of us at KGON! And rock with us into 2014, our 40th Anniversary year. It's gonna be big!!
Glad to report that IRIS is feeling better and is back playing your classic rock tunes. We missed her last week. Lil' I the puppy was so excited that she was sniffing around the studio even before IRIS walked through the door. Peek at the Week:
Musical chairs this week on the air. JEFF MITCHELL's on vacay, so KYLE DACHSEL will be doing traffic duties in the morning as well as playing the tunes at night and Get the Led Out. SHANNON takes Friday off, BILL JACKSON does afternoon shift that day. Birthdays to celebrate:
Mon 12/16 - BILLY GIBBONS of ZZTOP
Wed 12/18 - KEITH RICHARDS of ROLLING STONES turns 70! Also CHAS CHANDLER of ANIMALS & person who took JIMI HENDRIX to England and jumpstarted his career; Producer-director STEVEN SPIELBERG; ELLIOT EASTON of the CARS; BOBBY KEYS - saxman for many, including STONES, JOHN LENNON, CLAPTON & JOE COCKER
Thus 12/19 - ALVIN LEE of 10 YEARS AFTER;
Fri 12/20 - Original KISS drummer PETER CRISS; Studio engineer on "Let It Be" ALAN PARSONS, ALAN PARSONS PROJECT
Sat 12/21 - Genius/innovator FRANK ZAPPA; Youngest WILSON Brother, CARL WILSON of BEACH BOYS
Sun 12/22 - RICK NIELSEN, CHEAP TRICK Stuff you can win this week on KGON:
Morning Music Marathon KYLE (for JEFF) 7:15am - pr of tickets to GILBY CLARKE (ex-GNR) @ Tonic Lounge Dec 28th
My 3 Songs IRIS noon hour - Leatherman's Prize Pack worth $50
Classic Rock Trivia SHANNON 3:45pm - pr of tickets to JONNY LANG @ Roseland in Jan.
And remember, everyone who wins a prize on KGON this week goes into a Grand Prize drawing for an autographed TSO guitar.
Yeah, the band loves KGON so much they gave us several to share!
Enjoy your week!