It’s Chris Baron and Johnnie at Mock Crest Tavern

Chris BaronJoin Mock Crest Tavern, Thursday, August 14th, for Chris Baron! The tunes begin at 8:30 p.m.

Over the last several years Chris has flipped hamburgers, collaborated with sashimi, collaborated in different musical projects, made some recordings, and hopped on stages. His latest project “Light Up the Sky” was released in June 2014.

He has a full list of tunes and information on Reverbnation.

If you like The Avett Brothers, Incubus, Sondre Lerche, The Tummybuckles and Idiot Science you are sure to enjoy Chris Baron.

Johnnie Ward Sharkskin Revue performs, Saturday August 16th, at 9:00 p.m. Don’t miss this great blues and rock band. Members Include:

Johnnie’s Sharkskin Revue plays the blues, swing, jazz, and also features Portland blues  legend Johnnie Ward and chanteuse Lauren Sheehan. Johnnie, who is a Muddy Award winner, leads the band on tenor saxophone, harmonica, saxcello, and vocals. Catch their performance on youtube.

BeerTapsMock Crest has served the public for over 68 years, and with that experience comes fantastic food. When you enter the bar, you can view the daily food and drink specials of the day. Mock Crest tavern also has a great menu.

Happy hour specials range from $2.95 to $4.95 two times a day!

Snacks Include:

  • Hummus and Pita
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • 1/2 BLT
  • Onion Rings
  • Poppers
  • Tater Tots
  • French Fries
  • Fried Pickles
  • 1/2 Turkey Sandwich
  • Side Salad

If you need more than a snack, the bar offers Portland’s best burgers. Their hamburgers are served with 1/3 pound of beef. The “Blues Burger” comes highly recommended.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

It’s the Left Coast Blues Band and Johnnie Ward Sharkskin Revue

Lee BlakeMock Crest Tavern welcomes the Left Coast Blues Band this Friday night, June 20th! Head on over to hear some awesome blues tunes! The music starts at 9:00 p.m.
Lee Blake has played the blues and R&B for more than forty years. He performs with several bands including Left Coast Blues Band, The Lee Blake Band and sometimes adds players for larger venues and performances. He plays solo as well and performs roots music on a Regal/ National steel bodied resophonic guitar.For additional information and tunes visit Lee Blake at Reverbnation.Johnnie Ward Sharkskin Revue continues a great weekend and performs Saturday night, June 21st, at 9:00 p.m.

They are playing their fantastic blues, swing, jazz, and also featuring Portland blues legend Johnnie Ward and Chanteuse Lauren Sheehan. Johnnie, who is a Muddy Award winner, leads the band on tenor saxophone, harmonica, saxcello, and vocals. They feature original music as well as a wide variety of material from Ella Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, and Thelonious Monk. Catch their performance on youtube.

Don’t forget to join us every Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. for Quizzies hosted by Roy Smallwood and free Hold ‘em Poker on Monday night at 7:00 p.m.

Did you know?

  • There are an estimated forty-nine million (49,000,000) bubbles in a bottle of Champagne.
  • Vodka has been the largest selling distilled spirit in the US for over 25 years and one of every four alcohol drinks consumed in the world is vodka or vodka-based.
  • The strongest that any alcohol beverage can be is 190% proof (or 95% alcohol). At higher proof, the beverage draws moisture from the air and self-dilutes.
  • Foot treading of grapes is still used in producing a small quantity of the best port wines.
  • A trokenbeerenauslese is a type of German wine made from vine-dried grapes so rare that it can take a skilled picker a day to gather enough for just one bottle.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

It’s Robert Richter and Tricia Fairman at Mock Crest Tavern

Join Mock Crest Tavern for singer, songwriter and guitarist Robert Richter and fiddler, Tricia Fairman. They perform Thursday, June 19th, at 9:00 p.m.

Robert and Tricia bring an energetic performance to the stage with their creative music that blends different genres including folk, blues, rock and Celtic played with passion and energy.

“Robert Richter is a charismatic entertainer that gives his all every time he performs and is a stellar musician.” Morry Feldman, WQED-FM Pittsburgh, PA ~

Joining Robert on fiddle is Tricia Fairman, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Tricia Fairmanwhere she grew up in a musical family. She picked up the violin when she was 7 years old. She also performed with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra and played concerts with Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) and Jon Anderson. In 2010, she joined Whiskey Mile, a new Celtic Rock project that performed regularly at the Claddagh and Brazenhead pubs in Columbus. In 2013 she relocated to Portland.

Tricia is  a diverse fiddler and plays a variety of styles including classical, Celtic (Scottish/Irish/Cape Bretton), bluegrass, gypsy, and some jazz.

I hope everyone is enjoying the best seat in the house, and that would be the tavern’s outdoor seating. Order your drinks, food, kick back and blow off some steam with some friends while you soak up your vitamin D. In my humble opinion, Portland has the best summers! Fantastic weather and tons of outdoor activities. The temperatures are rarely to hot, and the majority of the time they are just perfect. But, on the days it is to warm, Mock Crest has the AC blowing which makes it a perfect place to cool off.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Mile to Go and Johnnie Ward Sharkskin Revue

P20120816_145431It’s mid May and summer is peeking her head around the corner. There’s nothing better than kicking back with a cold beer outside at Mock Crest’s outdoor seating! You can bring your friends, have some fun and soak up the rays.

Let’s join Mock Crest in welcoming  A Mile to Go! They perform on Friday, May 16th, at 9:00 p.m.

This band blends together Americana with rock- n- roll and fantastic  musicianship. They bring with them original material written by Daniel Robinson. Their debut show was a CD release held at Taborspace in Portland, Oregon on June 14th of 2013.

Their CD “Get There & Gone” was recorded in Portland, Oregon, at Cloud City Studios by Justin Phelps. It also features local musicians including Annalisa Tornfelt on fiddle of Black Prairie, Todd Roper former drummer of Cake, Belinda Underwood on upright bass and Asher Fulero on B3 organ for a track.

The band was formed to support the CD release. After creating it they decided they weren’t finished having the time of their life and decided to stick together and continue playing shows.

Band Members Include:

  • Josiah Payne – fiddle/mandolin
  • Cameron Edens – upright bass
  • Dave Kelsay – drums/percussion
  • Daniel Robinson – acoustic guitar, vocals

Johnnie Ward Sharkskin Revue continues a great weekend and performs Saturday night, May 17th, at 9:00 p.m.

They are playing their fantastic blues, swing, jazz, and also featuring Portland blues  legend Johnnie Ward and Chanteuse Lauren Sheehan. Johnnie, who is a Muddy Award winner, leads the band on tenor saxophone, harmonica, saxcello, and vocals. They feature original music as well as a wide variety of material from Ella Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, and Thelonious Monk. Catch their performance on youtube.

Don’t forget to join us every Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. for Quizzies hosted by Roy Smallwood and  free Hold ’em Poker on Monday night at 7:00 p.m.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!
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