The 5th annual Music Festival of the Gorge (MFOG) is a free, family-friendly concert series in Hood River that showcases local musicians to support arts experiences in our schools and community. Produced in partnership with the Matt Klee Memorial Fund and Arts in Education of the Gorge, and sponsored by local businesses in Hood River, MFOG has raised more than $60,000 since it began it 2015.
Each year MFOG features a fresh lineup of Portland and Gorge-area bands, covering an array of musical genres.
The festival kicks off at 6:00 PM the evening of Friday, August 23rd at Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen with music by The Groove Cabin, followed by headliners Greenneck Daredevils. We’ll continue the evening with even more live music offerings at Double Mountain Brewery, Slopeswell Cider Co., and Volcanic Bottle Shoppe.
On Saturday, August 24th, live performances begin at 12:00 PM at the Hood River Waterfront Park and continue throughout the day. Portland-based funk-bluegrass band World’s Finest will headline the main stage from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
pFriem Family Brewers will be on-site at the waterfront to provide beer, wine, and kombucha for purchase. There will also be kid-friendly arts activities hosted by Arts in Education of the Gorge, so bring your friends and family and enjoy an afternoon of free musical entertainment in the heart of the Gorge!
For up-to-date information on the festival, the complete lineup, sponsors, and venues, visit us at musicfestivalofthegorge.com, and on Instagram @musicfestivalofthegorge.
To help support our mission of providing authentic music experiences for students in our community, visit gorgeartsined.org/donate-mfog.html.
For information on the Matt Klee Memorial Fund, visit livelikematt.org.