The Olympic Club Brewfest is back, and it’s a two day event again this year! We're kicking things off on Friday night, so join us to start sampling over 40 handcrafted beers and ciders from McMenamins and guests from the Pacific Northwest, and let the good times roll right into Saturday night.
Participants to come…
Olympic Club Theater
Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders • Honky tonk • 6 - 8 pm
The Resolectrics • Rock rhythm n blues soul • 9 - 11 pm
Take the train! We've partnered with Amtrak Cascades so you could be whisked right to the stop next to the Fest. Look for flyers with Amtrak 2-for-1 vouchers with a code circulated throughout McMenamins.
While our rooms are sold out, we’ve teamed up with the nearby Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Enjoy the Olympic Club’s annual Brewfest and leave the driving to us! Brewfest room rates are based on double occupancy using the promo code OBF. Each reservation comes with 2 tickets to Brewfest, 2 Brewfest glasses and a complimentary shuttle ride to and from Brewfest. It will be $20/person for each person over double occupancy. Make sure to call 360-740-1800.
About The Resolectrics
Swampy groovy R&B
The Resolectrics at heart are a classic rhythm & blues band. But like the pioneers of rock & roll in the 50's, 60's and 70's, The Resolectrics draw inspiration from many sources in the roots of American music to create an original and soulful blend of rock, classic r&b, and folk. Their ragged-yet-heartfelt harmonies, bluesy riffs and swampy grooves are sure to move you.
About Gary Bennett
Co-founder of BR549 and three-time Grammy nominee Gary Bennettgrew up in Texas and Washington State. He received his first guitar and wrote his first songs at eight-years-old. He played bass in a local, traveling country gospel band when he was 16.
He worked as a timber cutter before playing in Portland country bands full time at 25-years-old. He moved to Nashville in 1993 and met Chuck Mead to start BR549. The band travelled the world many times over while recording five albums on Arista Records.
Besides earning 3 Grammy nods, Gary has appeared on countless TV shows such as Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Nashville TV and more. In 2013 Gary returned to the Pacific NW, bought the home he was raised in and started the Coattail Riders.
Shawn O'Connor grew up in Kelso, Washington and began playing guitar at age 10. He's been a regular on the Portland music scene for over 20-years.
He's worked with Nicolette Larsen, Bobby Bare, Little Jimmy Dickens, Joni Harms and has shared the stage with Randy Travis, Blackhawk, Diamond Rio, Lonestar and Mark Collie to name a few.
Rudi Spain bass player worked with such notable Portland bands as Buckboard and has been on the Portland music scene for over 30-years.
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