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SUMMER CONCERTS AT SKAMANIA LODGE
Romantic Getaways and Discount Packages Available for Concertgoers
Stevenson, Wash. - (June 09, 2009) - Skamania Lodge, a Pacific Northwest mountain resort located east of Portland, Ore. in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, will celebrate summer by hosting SummerConcerts at Skamania Lodge, a series of concerts running at 7 p.m. every Friday or Saturday night from July 4, 2009 through September 4, 2009. Presented by CNW Construction, Summer Concerts at Skamania Lodge are held at the Skamania Lodge Amphitheater overlooking the Columbia River Gorge.
Guests may enhance their experience with a romantic overnight getaway that includes one night accommodations at Skamania Lodge, two reserved concert seats, a blanket and a picnic basket with cheese, bread, fruit and a bottle of wine to be enjoyed in the Amphitheater. Rates for the overnight package start at $259 per couple. In addition, package discounts are available for guests who choose to experience multiple performances. Rates start at $492 (five-percent discount) for two concerts and range to $1,320.90 (15-percent discount) for a six concert season pass. Package rates are based on double occupancy.
Concerts on the Columbia Schedule
Saturday, July 4 at 7 p.m.
o Patrick Lamb - a Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist based in Portland, Ore.
Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
o Pepe and the Bottle Blondes - an eclectic Copacabana style' ensemble of saxophones, congas and percussion, trumpets, and three-part harmonies that revive the atmosphere of 1950s nightclubs
Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
o Scott Fisher - a sophisticated pop artist whose keyboard prowess and progressive vision is drawing wide support for his second national release Step into the Future
Friday, August 7 at 7 p.m.
o Aaron Meyer - a cutting edge concert rock violinist who bridges world, progressive rock and classical styles
Friday, August 21 at 7 p.m.
o Soul Vaccination - the Pacific Northwest's hottest funk and soul, featuring covers of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Earth Wind & Fire
Friday, September 4 at 7 p.m.
o Michael Harrison - a composer and pianist highly regarded for his work with pure intonation and Indian classical styles
o Tom Grant - a master instrumentalist and natural entertainer who nimbly walks the line between traditional jazz and modern pop
Advance ticket prices are $8.00 general admission and $12.00 for reserved seats. Day of show ticket prices are $10.00 general admission and $15.00 for reserved seats. Tickets can be purchased online through Tickets Oregon at http://www.ticketsoregon.com/. Concert information will be updated on an ongoing basis. For more information or to book an overnight package, call (800) 221-7117 or visit http://www.skamania.com/.
About Skamania Lodge
Surrounded by the waterfalls, peaks, forests and canyons of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge is an all-season mountain resort and conference center, situated on 175 acres, 50 minutes east of Portland, Ore., in Stevenson, Wash. With 254 guest rooms and a 22,000-square foot, International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved conference center, Skamania Lodge offers a destination for outdoor enthusiasts and groups. Skamania boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and whirlpools, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 Golf Course that earned a four-star rating from Golf Digest magazine in their "Best Places to Play" for 2008, the Cascade Room, River Rock Lounge and the U.S. Forest Service Information Center located in the lobby. Skamania Lodge is centered in a Pacific Northwest playground with hiking, biking and Sternwheeler cruises along the Columbia River in the summer; skiing and snowshoeing in the winter; and golfing, fishing and whitewater rafting all year long for outdoor enthusiasts. Skamania Lodge is a spectacular location to soak in the natural beauty and to enjoy a vast array of outdoor activities. http://www.skamania.com/.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Skamania Lodge is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. New for 2009 is the 582-room Terranea Resort situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southern California. The 102-acre ocean front resort will feature a 25,000-square-foot destination spa, three swimming pools, three restaurants and a Todd Eckenrode-designed par three golf course. In addition to Terranea in the greater Los Angeles area, Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit http://www.destinationhotels.com/.
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