There are bands for every taste at Bohemia Mining Days. Check the schedule to see what's new.
Bands at Bohemia Mining Days
Music is a big part of the Bohemia Mining Days experience. Here are some descriptions of the bands playing during the festival. A schedule is posted
BMD welcomes Windy Ridge back to the Main Stage as our Friday headliner band at 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Windy Ridge has its roots woven deep in the musical fabric of Cottage Grove. Five of the members were born and raised in the Grove and the sixth is a welcomed transplant from South Carolina. Together they make up one of the longest enduring bands in the area.
The band's signature musical style blends Rock, Blues, Country and a little jazz.
Windy Ridge “Rocking the Park” on Saturday night as our closing band is a long BMD tradition that provides an enjoyable evening of music and fun.
- Curt Munsell, lead vocals & percussion
- David Munsell, lead vocals, guitar & keyboard.
- Joe Tennis, lead guitar.
- Brian Gushwa, drums.
- Ken Bachelder, bass.
- Hal Holbrook, keyboard & guitar.
- Dave "Sonic" Schenkel, sound engineer.
For Booking information: http://pnwbands.com/windyridgeband.html
Sponsored by Len Blackstone, Windermere Commercial Real Estate Broker
BMD welcomes Haywire to the Main Stage as our Headliner Band on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Well-known Northwest Country Rock musicians Steve Benevides and Michael Milosevich founded Haywire in May 2012. The band offers a strong Country Top 40 repertoire with a dynamic country rock sound featuring a balanced musical instrumental collaboration and group vocal effort.
Steve and Mike elected to complete the lineup with guitarist Ken Luker and Adam Bushey on the Drums.
Haywire is currently performing its eclectic new show in music venues throughout Oregon.
- Steve Benevides, vocals
- Michael Milosevich, bass
- Ken Luker, guitar
- Adam Bushey, drums
For booking information: Call 541-954-7144
Sponsored by Reiten Entertainment
Perfect Flavor returns the BMD Main Stage on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Singer and songwriter Bradly Shepherd leads this Cottage Grove-based band. Shepherd, the band’s founder, and Chuck Heritage, one of the finest bass players in the Pacific Northwest, credit an eclectic mix of musical influences such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Blake Shelton and Jason Mraz. These musical influences season Perfect Flavor’s repertoire of more than 500 songs, offering something for everyone: classic/pop covers and originals
Perfect Flavor is the house band at Jack Sprats Café playing during lunch and dinner times throughout the week. The band often plays at Saginaw Vineyards, The Brewstation, community events and private parties.
- Bradly Shepherd, lead vocals, guitar and percussion
- Chuck Heritage, bass
- David Heritage, mandolin
- Charles Sales Jr., harmonica
For booking info: call 541-513-5761
Sponsored by: Jack Sprat’s Cafe
Buck and Elizabeth
BMD welcomes back Buck and Elizabeth for their 17th year performing at the festival. Thursday through Saturday they will appear on the Main Stage with Buck serving as the Main Stage master of ceremonies
They are versatile performers from Castle Rock, WA, who delight audiences of all ages. They put on a high energy show which includes interactive musical comedy with dance, sing-along, and ventriloquism with Peter.
Buck is a talented singer/songwriter and is a former member, manager and songwriter for the New Christy Minstrels. For a quarter of a century he has pursued his passion in "Education through Entertainment." From character voices to soulful blues Elizabeth is comfortable with Looney Tunes and Patsy Cline.
Buck delights in bringing smiles to all around him and is never too busy to meet a new friend, sign an autograph, or teach you how to spin a rope. After performing for
multi-generations at Bohemia Mining Days since 2001, they love spending time with their Cottage Grove fans. They perform year-round at fairs, festivals, schools and camps around the Northwest. Their music and their sparkling personalities are sure to charm audiences of all ages.
For Booking information call: Visit http://beep.8k.com/ or call (253) 209-6826
Presented by the Cottage Grove Quality Inn
BMD welcomes The Contrarians to the Main Stage on Friday at 12:00 noon.
More than 45 years ago, contrarian Wayne Clark played his first "Street Dance" at Bohemia Mining Days. And while the years have come and gone The Contrarians style of original rock and roll music remains progressive and socially relevent. The Contrarians all orginal music has been heard at fairs, on local radio, and other events and benefits throughout the Willamette Valley. Their distinctive sound blends Rock, Blues, and modern sounds to create something that will not be forgotten. A staple under different names in the Willamette Valley, The Contrarians have reemerged once again.
- Jake Clark: Lead Guitar and background Vocals. A cottage Grove native who has been heavily influenced by Frank Zappa, Tom Morello, and Jimi Hendrix.
- Lee Wege: Bass Guitar. Has earned the nickname "The Thumper" for his steady bass lines. Lee is a transplant to Cottage Grove who drives school bus.
- Fernando Ibanez Jr.: Drums. Southern California Native who loves muscle cars and is heavily influenced by jazz.
- Mary Clark: Keyboard and Background Vocals. Native to Cottage Grove who is a classically trained pianist and vocalist.
- Wayne Clark: Lead Singer/Songwriter. Another life long Grover who has been writing and performing music with many bands for the past 45 years based out of Cottage Grove.
For Booking Information please call: 541-603.8680
Benefit performance to support BMD
Coupe d' Ville
BMD welcomes Coupe d’ Ville to the Main Stage on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Coupe de Ville is one of the Pacific Northwest’s truly Classic Variety Bands specializing in rock-solid dance party musical entertainment.
As the name implies, Coupe de Ville has its roots firmly planted in the classic rock eras of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. From Doo-Wop to Rockabilly and Elvis to ZZ Top, this band covers all of the artists and the songs you love to dance to and sing along with. Throw in a classic Country hit or two along with some R&B, Funk, NewWave and even a shot of Disco... Coupe de Ville has something for everyone to make each and every event truly unique.
Their emphasis in recreating the vocal harmonies and instrumentation that made these songs monster hits are delivered with true high-energy showmanship, class, and authenticity. Coupe de Ville delivers a unique entertainment experience combining sound, lights and theatrics with every performance. Who knows, you may even hear “The Wolfman” deliver one of his famous Howling raves.
Coupe de Ville Band Members have more than 100 combined years of event entertainment expertise.
- Bob “Wolfman” Heilman, Keyboard & Vocals
- Gary “I-Man” Eyman, Guitar & Vocals
- Ralf “Rip-off” Von, Bass Guitar & Vocals
- Ronnie “B” Bestone, Drums & Vocals
For booking info: www.coupedeville-rocks.com
Sponsored by Starfire Lumber
BMD welcomes The Huckleberrys back to the Main Stage on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
Lead singer and songwriter Larry Barkemeyer is the inspiration and musical source-code of this country/bluegrass band that formed to play original & old time music in an acoustic format
Larry and Jeff grew up in & around Cottage Grove. They have played together for years in various bands throughout the state and have friends and family that come to sit in and play the tunes at almost every opportunity. Tom and Colleen have been in the area for 10 years and have all been friends for much longer.
- Larry Barkemeyer, guitar & vocals
- Jeff Boyle, bass
- Tom Ellis, drums
- Colleen Ellis, guitar & vocals
For booking information: www.facebook.com/thehuckleberrys
Sponsored by Horner’s Inc.
One More Time Marching Band
BMD welcomes the One More Time Marching Band to the Gazebo Stage on Saturday at 11 a.m. (following the parade)
The One More Time Marching Band has been a Eugene-area institution since 1986 and is making its 5th consecutive appearance at the festival.
The band got its start playing in the Eugene Celebration parade, and parades have remained close to their hearts. The band also loves playing at concerts in the parks, at baseball games, and at all kinds of community celebrations.
Following its appearance in Saturday morning's Grand Miner's Parade the band will give a 45-minute concert at Bohemia City in Coiner Park. Don't miss it!
For booking information:www.onemoretimeband.home.comcast.net
Benefit performance to support BMD
BMD welcomes back 12-year-old Phenom Fiddler Kira Carver, for her third year. She performs with Almost Home twice on the Main Stage this year. Friday afternoon at 4 pm the band plays a spectrum of rock (Euro, Celtic, country, blues). Almost Home also leads off Sunday’s entertainment line-up at 10 a.m. playing Americana and original songs.
Almost Home is a local music ensemble entering its fifth year with young violinist Kira Carver. Kira is beginning her eighth year of classical music training with past mentoring by Steve Kilston, Chip Cohen, Allison Cavanaugh and is currently a student of Claudia Miller. Maia Wilhour studies piano with Steve Kilston and voice with Siri Vik. The other members of Almost Home have well over 200 years combined musicianship.
Almost Home performs at community events such as Bohemia Mining Days, WOE Heritage Fair, Axe & Fiddle “St. Patrick’s Day Celebration”, Sustainable Cottage Grove’s “Meet My Farmer” and “Dance with My Farmer” events, Cottage Grove’s “Earth Day Celebration”, Cottage Grove Area Habitat for Humanity “Crab Feed”, and Lane County Commissioners’ “State of the County Address”. The music repertoire for Almost Home is diverse and includes Americana/Bluegrass, Celtic/Irish, and Mediterranean/Greek music.
- Kira Carver: Violin and Vocals
- Maia Wilhour:: Keyboard and Vocals
- Micheal Clay: Percussion and Sound
- Phredd Talbot: Bass, Vocals and Sound
- Donnie Sevilla: Mandolin, Vocals and Sound
- Joe Griffin: Stratocaster and Dobro guitars
- Jimmy Schaper: 6 and 12 string Guitars and Vocals
- Jody Munson: Featured Vocals
- Carol Palmer: Featured Vocals
For booking info call: 541-731-1701\
Sponsored by KSOW Radio
BMD welcomes back Dallas McCord on Saturday at 1:15 p.m.
With a keen interest in preserving cowboy poetry & western music, Dallas is pleased to share his talents to inform & entertain. Founder of the Coast Fork Cowboy Festival (from 2005-2009) he made it possible for folks here to get a taste of western music & cowboy poetry.
For a decade, until his recent retirement, Dallas hosted the unique and popular Cowboy Culture Corner on Sunday afternoons on Cottage Grove’s KNND 1400-AM radio station. In 2007, Dallas received a national award from the Academy of Western Artists as America’s best Western radio host.
Dallas performs with many of the folks he’s introduced to the community & radio listeners. Performers like Juni Fisher, The Sons of the San Joaquin, Pat Richardson, RW Hampton, Don Edwards and Joni Harms, just to name a few.
Joining him on stage this year is his good friend and fellow performer Terry Paxton. Terry has a beautiful baritone voice and performs original and classic Western music. Terry is a local luthier who makes and sells high quality guitars that are also works of art. They will both be playing guitars Terry made and some will be on display. Terry is gaining national notoriety for his guitars through Dallas’ promotional efforts.
Benefit Performance to support BMD
Restless Souls (Rock)
BMD welcomes Restless Souls to main stage on Thursday at 5:15 p.m.
Cottage Grove’s own Restless Souls returns to BMD for its second year. This acoustic soft rock-and-roll band formed in 2014, with three band members played together for 10 years with a previous band.
“All of our inspiration comes from all kinds of music and life events. We love performing and showing people what we can do, we just love seeing it put a smile on our fans faces when they enjoy our music, we really enjoy doing what we do just for the love of music.”
- Jared Alls – Drums
- Sean Alls – Lead/Rhythm guitar & Vocals
- Don Woolsey – Bass & Vocals
- Carey Woolsey – Lead/Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Sponsored by Banner Bank
BMD welcomes back Cowboy Cadillac to the Main Stage on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Where Bakersfield meets Nashville...
Band members describe their music as “a balance between studio-slick and devil-may-care-sloppiness, with equal parts Southern Rock, 50’s R&B, Louisiana Swamp Rock, with a modern country swagger.”
Cowboy Cadillac’s music is real spit-and- sawdust country rock with tremendously gritty vocals and scything guitars. They play smokin’ country and rockabilly tunes and originals. It’s country with an edge!
- Richie Stiles
- Dave Clark
- Ron Letsom
- Greg Johnson
For booking info: www.reverbnation.com/cowboycadillac
Presented by Northwest Community Credit Union
returns for its Forth year on the Main Stage on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Calvary Creek is a group of seven people who simply love music, performing well-known pop, rock, and folk songs from the 1960s & 70s and beyond with excellence! What's so fun is that the band is multi-generational, with members in their 20's to their 60's. Playing music from A (ABBA) to nearly Z (Young, Neil), the diverse mix in Calvary Creek's repertoire stirs up wonderful memories. The band loves to see the smiles in the audience as they begin a familiar song. You're welcome to sing along if you know the words...and you probably do!
- Jeff Smith, guitars & vocals
- Kevin Hampton, guitars
- Brad Helsel, drums
- Lance Quackenbush, keyboards
- Scott Smith, vocals
- Amanda Hinkle, vocals
- Lynell Thomas, vocals
Booking information: Scott Smith 541-864-0935
Sponsored by Calvary Chapel-Cottage Grove
Vantage Band (Rock covers)
BMD welcomes the Vantage Band on our main stage on Friday at 5:00 p.m.
Vantage started in early 2016 as 3 sisters, Sophia, Sabrina, and Sunni, began covering songs and playing on small stages. They quickly added lance and Nick to the group, which brought a much fuller sound and allowed for a wider variety of musical styles. The band covers music from many popular artists including Smash Mouth, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and Shawn Mendes. They play a wide range of styles from pop to country, with some older favorites included so that there is something for everyone!
- Sophia, Vocals: Acoustic Guitar
- Sabrina James: Vocals, E. Guitar, E. Drum Pad
- Sunni James: Vocals, Keyboard
- Lance Quackenbush: Keyboard, Bass
- Nick Glesmann: Drums
- Contact/Booking Information: Sophia James 541-530-9356
- Visit them on Website at http://originalvantage.wixsite.com/presskit