Gresham Saturday Market at MHCC

Local Farm Fresh Produce, Fruits & Berries • Crafts • Fine Art • Artisan Foods • Unique Services • Music • Fun

We have had three great seasons in 2014, 2015, and 2016 with a terrific group of vendors. With our relocation in 2016 to the beautiful Mt. Hood Community College campus, we now have a truly amazing location to grow with.  Opening day will be Saturday, April 15th. We are located in parking lot "W" at the corner of Kane and SE Stark Street. We have generous parking right next to the market lot and we have landscaping all around us. Access is convenient from both Kane and SE Stark Street.

Our Website is growing and we now have "For Vendors" & Newsletter Signup Pages as well as a Gallery of recent Market Photos.

Keep checking back - we will soon have a "Meet our Vendor Page" up and will be adding to it throughout the year.

April 15th through Sept. 30th - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 


Jun
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

GREG PARKE

 Greg Parke has delighted audiences with his music and spontaneous humor for most of his life. As soon as he was able to walk, he would make his way over to the large console radio in his parents living room, put his ear up to the speaker, and sing along with the popular tunes of the day. At age 7, he built his first guitar out of an old cigar box and some fishing line, and by age 9 he went “pro”. (His first show earned him $5.00, which he used to buy a microphone!)

 Music and performing have continued to be a major focus in his life ever since. Whether he is doing a rendition of a song made popular by another artist, or performing one of his originals, his laid back, relaxed performance style really draws the audience in, and leaves the listener feeling as if the song was performed just for them. It doesn’t matter if he is performing in a small, intimate venue, or in a large concert situation in front of a thousand or more, you get the feeling that he really loves to perform.

  His musical past has covered many styles, all of which are evident in his songwriting and performing. Currently most of his performances are done on acoustic and electric MIDI guitars, allowing Greg to get guitar, bass and keyboard sounds from one instrument. He also uses a “looper”, allowing him to layer sounds, with the end result being a very full sound that is often mistaken for a full band. This is all done in real time, with no pre-recorded backing tracks.

  Greg’s musical style has been described as a fusion of modern folk, rock, country and adult alternative, and this is a fairly accurate description. One song might be an original haunting ballad about an old sailor at sea, followed by a well known rock and roll hit, and then move on to Faded Old Flag, a song he wrote as a “thank you” to our soldiers serving all over the world.

  Greg provides a wide range of music, ranging from 50’s and classic rock, to current pop, rock and crossover country, as well as originals. Greg also does a special tribute to Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. Hear such classics such as Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, If You Could Read My Mind, Song The Minstrel  Sang, Sundown , Affair on 8th Avenue, and many others. This tribute is especially suited for corporate events, wine tastings, performance centers, or any other type of concert or listening situation. Each performance can be altered to include Gordon Lightfoot songs only, or also include originals and other songs in a similar style.

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Jun
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

Back Alley Jammers

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Jade Stone – Guitar/Vocals, Mike White – Bass, Greg Raschio – Drums, Sue Bohr – Vocals

Jade Stone is the definitive guitar player, cites “all the usual suspects” as his musical influences.  His love and knowledge about music are reflected in his personal approach to music.  Stone has worked his guitar talent across the U.S., from Miami to Anchorage and from San Diego to Detroit.  Stone displays his wisdom and experience when he says “music expresses your emotion… pure note (memorization) is flat” Come and hear some fresh twists on music of the 60’s and 70’s.

Mike White, has been playing in is band, (Pryzm), for over 18 years, covering many types of music.  Also has been playing in Praise Teams for over 16 years.  Mike has also played bass with many other bands filling in as an alternate on many occasions.  He knowledge of music and the desire to learn is even more evident in this new project with terrific team of talent.

Greg Raschio is a Portland native. He started playing drums in 1967.  In 1974 while attending Milwaukie High School, he played in President Nixon’s inaugural parade. He served 9 years in the US Navy and played in Drill Company 925.  He has played in some of Portland’s premier bands: The Shades, Flashpoint, Fabulous Fairlanes, Reckless Abandonment, and Sinners Club to name just a few. Currently he has his own band: Greg Raschio and the Archives

Sue Bohr, singer, songwriter, settled in Gresham in 3rd grade.  She began singing in the crib before she could even talk - and never stopped.  She has performed in churches and choirs, the Memorial Coliseum, the Grotto and shopping malls.  She also performs with Greg Raschio and the Archives, the Jade Stone Band and the Back Ally Jammers in which she has sang many of her original compositions.  Her musical love ranges from Gospel and Blues to classic rock.

Between Jade Stone, Mike White, Greg Raschio, we have over 90 years of playing experience between them, and now we get to play together as the Back Ally Jammers at the Gresham Wednesday Market. 

 

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