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Inaugural Music & Brews offers filling sounds, fun


April 13, 2022

Scott Swanson

Workers brave a wintry snow/rain mix, which is forecast through Thursday morning, to erect a protective tent-top Monday, April 11, for the Oregon Jamboree's first Music & Brews series, scheduled Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, at 1306 Long St.

For the first time, a major Oregon Jamboree tune-up gets a hometown showcase with the Music & Brews series, running Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, at 1306 Long St.

In the past, the Jamboree has scheduled its mystery concert and pre-festival events in other zip codes, like Portland, Bend and Corvallis. However, according to executive director Robert Shamek, the pandemic allowed time to consider other opportunities.

“When COVID struck, everything came to a screeching halt, and we decided it would be a really good time to restructure,” he said. “Since our mission statement includes br...

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