Past Shows | Links to Performers

Welcome to Eastside Bluegrass, where we bring some of the best talent from around our region to you. We invite you to come and enjoy this fun and rousing music with us in our many concerts throughout the year. Everyone is welcome! Take a look at some of the great groups we have coming this fall and into next year. Admission is only a suggested $15 per person donation at the door and we have a full service snack bar, great seating, fantastic sound and great company. Our concerts are usually held on the second Saturday of each month unless we have special show or a conflict with a holiday.

Jamming begins at 5:30pm so bring an instrument and join in. Don't play? Well, bring your voice and sing along!

Show begins at 7:00pm with usually two groups split by a "tweener" act and a break for refreshments. Very relaxed atmosphere and plenty of time to talk and visit with friends, musicians and new acquaintances. You can also download our current flyer that you can print, post and give to your friends by clicking here.

Click on the name or website name on the left column of any of the groups to go to their website and listen to what super talent we have in store for you. If you have any comments or suggestions for our new website let us know!

Eastside Bluegrass series is proud to have our fabulous sound system at our concerts courtesy of Mark Gensman of "Ground Zero Sound".

See ya there! Click here for a map to the concert location.


Mason Smith
Eastside Bluegrass Series
email: Mason
music "Marching through Georgia"courtesy of The Loafers)

SPECIAL VIDEO: Steve Blanchard sings "Eight More Miles to Louisville" during October show!!


Coning Shows!

January 9, 2016


Misty Mamas





Brian Oberlin
Bluegrass Trio

This band (together since 2005) has made a real name for itself in the Vancouver/Portland acoustic music scene. Collectively these women have decades of experience playing and singing in harmony. MISTY MAMAS serve up Home-Style bluegrass filled with powerful harmonies, traditional and original songs as well as tasty instrumentals combining the American genres of bluegrass, old time, gospel, folk and country music. Family friendly, the band can include interactive songs that engage the younger set. The MISTY MAMAS are Carol Harley (vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin), Katherine Nitsch (vocals & guitar), April Parker (vocals, mandolin, accordion) and Eileen Rocci (vocals & upright bass). The band got its name from Carol Harley, founding member of the very popular local Americana Band, Misty River. Eager to connect with their audience, the Misty Mamas tailor performances that not only entertain but educate as well. You might hear historical secrets and local lore woven into the music. Timeless melodies and heartfelt lyrics are laced tightly together creating a musical experience rich with history, steeped in tradition and performed with character and exuberance.
OBrian Oberlin Bluegrass Trio (with Peter Schwimmer and Paul Hirschmann)
Portland’s super group of bluegrass pickers get together for a one-time show. All three have many years experience in playing professional bluegrass. Expect to hear this trio play some bluegrass standards and a few of their own bluegrass tunes.Brian Oberlin is an internationally acclaimed mandolin player and educator. During his 12-year professional career, Brian has been playing swing, bluegrass, and Italian classical as a solo mandolinist and vocalist. Along with the myriad of award-winning bands and ensembles he has collaborated with throughout the United States and Europe, Brian is also the founder and director of the River of the West Mandolin Camp and the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra.Since 2011, Brian has incorporated Italian solo mandolin pieces, including virtuosic music from Calace, Marucelli, and duo style techniques, in his repertoire and has plans to record a classical solo album in 2013.
February 13. 2016
To be announced

March 12, 2016

Fellow Travelers



Fellow Travelers Pull up a stump and enjoy vocal harmonies and warm acoustic instrumentals that hark back to forgotten songs of the Oregon Trail, Civil War and take you through the ages to modern Americana. The Fellow Travelers’ repertoire is comprised of folk, blues, country, and rock styles with something for audiences of all ages. Consisting of a fiddle-sawin’ children’s book illustrator and artist, a bass-pluckin’ middle school English teacher, and a guitar-pickin’ industrial hygienist, this band will leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Doug Hancock on guitar, Lisa Mundorff on fiddle, and Rene Pearson on bass.

April 9, 2016

Rose City Bluegrass

A long time ago in Vancouver, Washington, there was a place called The Steeple Center, an old church where bluegrass classes were held. It is where we met and “steeped” ourselves in the music. Strangers became friends and when The Steeple Center was eventually sold and classes ended, we decided to continue to meet and jam, first at one house and then another. One day, Charlie was asked to perform bluegrass at a gig. He called his friends, Gretchen, Gene, and Garrett and we put together a set of our favorites from the weekly jam. We collected more gigs (and more sets), chose the name Rose City Bluegrass, cut a demo CD, and a developed a website. We’ve now played for non-profits, political rallies, weddings, backyard barbeques, and farmers markets. Where will the bluegrass journey take us next? Watch the calendar and stay tuned. The rest will be history. The band is comprised of Gene Alger, Gretchen Amann, Garrett Maass, Charlie Williamson