Blues in the Gorge

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with Mary Flower, Pat Donohue, Eleanor Ellis, Scott Ainslie, and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton

Please excuse our mess, this page is under construction.  You are welcome to fill out our waiting list form; when the page is done and registrations are open, you will receive notification first.

Co-Sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association

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Registration will open May 1st.  Last day to register will be September 9th, 2015

September 30 – October 4, 2015

The rest of this site is under construction as we receive all our details for the event.  Thank you for your patience.

We listened to your evaluations and have made some changes to this year’s event.  We added a day and another instructor to the faculty line-up.  Thank you for your valuable feedback!  Here are just a few points about why YOU should come to Blues in the Gorge:

  • Watch, listen and learn up close from a few of the best musicians around while and meeting fellow blues music enthusiasts for four days/three nights.
  • Enjoy exploring Menucha’s historic buildings and grounds (including the Prohibition-era speakeasy – now our espresso bar), our excellent homemade meals and our amazing view of the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Plenty of instructor attention for everyone. Space is limited to 54 participants to ensure highest quality instruction!

What to Bring

Capo, extra strings, audio and/or visual recorders, picks, bottleneck, folding music stand optional, guitar tuner, sense of humor!

Overnight: Guests will stay in the Creevey Complex (Semi-private Lodging, bathrooms in your room) or, for a reduced rate, Ballard Hall (Community Lodging = bunk style lower bunks only, some rooms have bathroom down the hall).  Workshops will be held in both buildings, all-camp gatherings will be held in Creevey Commons.

Menucha provides towels, pillows, blankets, sheets, bar soap and earplugs.  To see a suggested list for overnight items click here.

More Specific Information 

Click any link below for specific details about this year’s Blues in the Gorge weekend.

Class Descriptions

Schedule (Under construction)

2015 Faculty Bios  (Faculty table under construction)

Blues in the Gorge Faculty 2015

PatDonohuemaryflowerJerron PaxtonEleanore EllisScott_Ainslie_GibsonL-50
Pat DonohueMary FlowerJerron "Blind Boy" PaxtonEleanor EllisScott Ainslie

Blues in the Gorge Facebook Page:

Cost varies according to type of lodging chosen

Community Lodging -
Share with 3-4 roommates in bunk style rooms (lower bunks only) Some rooms have your bathroom in the room, two have the bathroom in the hall.
Program fee $314+
Meals $130+
Housing 251= $695
4 nights +
Semi- private Lodging -
Share with 2 roommates or a spouse/partner (non-bunk rooms, bathroom in room)
Program fee $314+
Meals $130+
Housing 351= $795
4 nights +
Private Lodging - may or may not have private bathroom in roomProgram fee $314+
Meals $130+
Housing 451= $895
4 nights +
Commuter Program fee $314+
Meals $94+
Facility use fee $100
($25/day for 4 days) = $508
3 lunches +
3 dinners
Option to bring a
non-participating spouse;
Stay in semi-private housing
Add Meals $130+
Housing (SP) $351 = $481
4 nights +
Cancellation Policy: If 90+ days out, canceling a registration results in a full refund minus a $50 handling fee. If 46-90 days out, 65% refund. If 30-45 days out, 50% refund. If fewer than 30 days out, there is no refund available.

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