People are invited to make plans to Party in the Pasture with Blue Tattoo.
The Pacific Northwest rock ‘n’ roll band will perform Saturday, July 31, from 3-10 p.m. at Camp Freedom, just south of Power City on South Highway 395 near Hermiston. Bonney's Ag Sales and the Umatilla Chamber of Commerce teamed up to host a celebration of summer and lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. The event is free to the public.
Kelly Nobles, the band's drummer, said the group did a low-key event this past January at the same location. He estimated 400-500 people came through while the band played for about four hours. Some people didn’t even know it was happening, Nobles said, until they drove by and could see the bonfires and stopped in.
“This is going to be a bigger event,” he said. “There’s a concrete floor and a roof — it’s a Woodstock-type setting.”
Those attending are invited to bring their recreational vehicles, campers or tents for dry camping. The Bridge Bistro & Brews is hosting a beer garden. In addition, there will be food trucks on hand to help people refuel.
For those not familiar with the band, Blue Tattoo brings a high-energy rock sound that will have you on your feet and screaming for more. They play the great classics from the roots of hard rock, glam rock and hair metal from the late 1970s through the 1990s.
In addition to Nobles from the band RAIL, who’s known for his monster percussion skills, the group features frontman Gene Miller on lead vocals with an amazing range and attitude.
Miller offers up the soprano highs of Triumph's “Magic Power” and the piercing vocals of Whitesnake's “Still of the Night.” The band also plays all your favorites — from Boston, Journey, and Kansas to Quiet Riot, Mötley Crüe and Guns N' Roses.
The band also includes veteran musicians Johnny Jagger (keyboards), Lee Oswald (lead and rhythm guitars), Paul Inserra (bass guitar) and Bud Ashcraft (lead and rhythm guitars).
Bring a lawn chair and sunscreen and get ready to party. For more information, contact Mark Ribich, chamber director, at 541-922-4825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.