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2016 Friday Early Escape
Summer Concert Series

On Board The Portland Spirit

Sep 2 — Corner

Sep 9 — Elke Robitaille

Sep 16 — Torchsong

Sep 23 — Nate Botsford

Sep 30 — The Junebugs

Friday 3PM-5PM JUL-SEP

Start the weekend early with a one of a kind summer concert cruise series featuring a different local band every week!

Pricing from $30/person

Includes two hour cruise and live entertainment. Bistro style menu and beverage from our full service bars available for purchase on board.

Prices for all cruises are subject to change. Displayed prices do not include $4 per-passenger landing fee and any other relevant taxes or charges.


September 2 — Corner (indie folk rock)

CORNER was born from the restaurant industry. Our group of five met and continue to work at the Portland City Grill and consists of sisters Crystal and Angela Lariza, Grant Andersson, Ray Maestas, and Mike Cook. We all have come from different parts of the country and landed together in Portland, OR. Brought together by work, we started playing music together only a year and a half ago. With numerous live shows under our belt, we just finished recording our first studio EP, "Rude Awakening". The sound is a timeless mix of folk, rock, and indie, ranging from soft ballads to upbeat rock and dance.

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September 9 — Elke Robitaille

Elke Robitaille is a Portland-based singer/songwriter and Folk artist who performs original compositions from haunting ballads to foot-stomping bluegrass. Her original songs have been recorded and released on 4 studio albums spanning from 2002 to 2016. Elke's latest studio recording, "In The End" was released in June, 2016.

Elke has played live music professionally for over 12 years at venues ranging from farmers markets and festivals; to house concerts and cruise ships (and everything in between!) She has performed in over 25 States and 6 Provinces in Canada.

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September 16 — Torchsong

“Torchsong is the ultimate party playlist band. A versatile dance band.

They will keep the party rocking with chart-toppers from every decade of music! From Motown and Pop to Classic Rock and R&B. Torchsong will keep you groovin on the dance floor.”

Top 40, 2000's 90's and 80's hits like: Uptown Funk.. Black Velvet.. Last Friday Night.. Locked Out of Heaven.. Crazy In Love.. Hot Blooded.. Addicted To Love.. Roxanne.. Working For the Weekend.. Don't Stop Believin'

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September 23 — Nate Botsford

Life’s big themes – love, loss and heartbreak among them – thread through Portland singer-songwriter Nate Botsford. His lyrics, which can lean toward the melancholy, are meant to reflect experiences listeners themselves have had; ideally, Botsford says, “They can feel like it was written just for them and find a glimmer of hope.” That said, DJs at Portland radio station Kink FM, which has three of its tracks in rotation, have described Hourglass as a feel-good album, the tunefully acoustic sort you might add to a road-trip playlist or queue up for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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September 30 — The Junebugs

Imagine if Neil Young and Janis Joplin had three love children, and those children grew up to like Folk Rock and Hip Hop.

Led by frontman and beard enthusiast Moses Barrett, The Junebugs combine high-energy pop with Pacific Northwest folksy goodness to create a genre-bending sound you can kick up your heels to.

The Junebugs originated on the Vancouver, BC circuit before migrating south to Portland, OR. There, guitarist Barrett picked up drummer Kyle Owen and bassist Sean Vinson, equally bearded and hailing from impressive musical backgrounds. Covering everything from Tom Petty to TLC to Lorde, the eclectic taste of the trio ranges from turn-of-the-century Americana to modern Hip Hop, with a strong emphasis on vocal harmony. Their original tunes have a dreamy, sweet quality reminiscent of Neil Young and Iron & Wine, peppered with fiery banjo lines. There is something for everyone here.

“The American songbook is alive and well, and it didn’t end in the 1950’s,” Barrett says.

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