ASTORIA — Eight folk and Americana bands will fill the air with music during Spring Stomp in Astoria, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11 in the Voodoo Room, 1114 Marine Drive.
The concert will consist of four musical performers each night. Friday night’s stage lineup will be: Delta Halos of Medford, McDougall of Battle Ground, Wash., Brothers of the Last Watch of Portland, and Hillstomp of Portland. Saturday night will see Jake Cline of Portland, Ol’ Mount’n Due of Medford, Third Seven of Bend, and CHAMPIONship of Roseburg.
Performers will showcase some of the amazing original music our region has to offer, as well as raise money to support music education. Admission encourages a $5 donation.
The money raised above what is needed to pay the traveling musicians will be donated to a rural Oregon middle school music program (or to help a musically gifted student who needs financial help in obtaining an instrument or lessons). Organizers have not yet decided exactly which school will receive the donation because they want to see how much money will be raised, so they will know how much help they can offer. There are several schools in organizers’ own local community of Douglas County that are hurting financially. They want to make sure the contribution is applied where it can be used to its fullest potential.
Sponsors who have helped fund the project include Draper Brewing of Tenmile, FCC Commercial Furniture of Roseburg, Acousta noir Productions of Roseburg, Fort George Brewery of Astoria, and the Voodoo Room in Astoria.
Joshua Esterline, of the Roseburg-based band CHAMPIONship, is helping organize the concert. “My goal is to have an event twice a year, every year to continue this showcasing/fundraising endeavor.”
Esterline said they chose Astoria for the concert because it is a historic, beautiful and culturally rich town. “We would just like partake in that culture and beauty and add to them what we can,” Esterline said. “Hopefully we can build this thing up to attract more sponsors and performers for future events, and make them something to look forward to during Oregon’s festival season.”