Oregon’s Country Music Heritage: A Night of Rollicking History & Performance: is the topic of the latest History Pub at the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne), this Tuesday, August 28, 2012.
Country Music in Oregon has a long, deep fascinating history, much of which remains unknown to the general public. On what is the 70th anniversary of the first sojourn to Portland by the King of Country, Hank Williams, McMenamins, Oregon Historical Society and the Holy Names Heritage Center present historical presentations and musical performances celebrating the local country-western personalities, places and culture.
Peter Blecha, one of the Northwest’s best-known and most revered music historians and longtime curator of Seattle’s music museum, Experience Music Project, kicks off the evening with a discussion of Oregon’s country music heritage from the 1900s to the present. A panel discussion will follow, and the evening will be topped off with a musical performance by veterans of the great Heck Harper bands.
The show begins at 7 p.m., entrance is free, and this event is all ages.