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Concerts on the Plaza

  • US Bank Plaza 335 Northeast 3rd Street McMinnville, OR, 97128 United States (map)

Join The McMinnville Downtown Association Thursday evenings from 5:30-9pm on 3rd and Davis for live music, dancing, local food vendors, local and regional beer, wine and cider in our all-ages beer garden.

$5 suggested donation

Pro-tip: Bring a camp chair - the ones we provide fill quickly!

Full Season Lineup:

Val Blaha is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her heart lies with melody-driven Americana and folk music. Influenced by musicians including Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, the Indigo Girls, Emmylou Harris, and Nanci Griffith, Val loves telling stories. Her vocal style is a unique blend of sweetness, sass, and a touch of blues. Val has released 3 solo albums including Fact or Fiction, produced by Rob Stroup (The Baseboard Heaters, Moody Little Sister) in 2016. Her 2014 album Water, Ashes & Wood received radio airplay on folk stations in the US and abroad.

When asked to give a succinct description of the sound of his backing band, The New Old Stock, Brian Bovenizer is quick to reply, “surf country.”

It makes sense: Surfing is a popular past time in Astoria where Bovenizer and his band hail from, and having pedal steel guitar and twangy guitar in the mix of instruments places the band in firmly country territory.

He is also very quick to praise them as well. “I’m pretty blessed to have this band. I’ve never been comfortable enough to do it alone.”

Considering his backing band is a Pacific Northwest indie-rock supergroup, saying he is blessed is almost an understatement: Guitarist Jeff Munger was one third of Sally Ford’s former backing band The Sound Outside, bassist Luke Ydstie is a member of indie folk bands Blind Pilot and Hook & Anchor, Luke’s drummer brother Olaf has been a touring member of Portland band John Heart Jackie, and pedal steel guitarist James Owen Greenan most recently did time in the coastal alt-country band The Cedar Shakes.