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The Western Flyers at The Griffin House

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We are thrilled to welcome back The Western Flyers for the second year in a row! Please join us on Wednesday, July 5th from 6:15-8:30pm for a night of toe tappin’ with “Texas’ Finest Western Swing Band.”






Delivering a mix of Western swing, classic country, 1940’s swing & jazz classics, and fiery Texas fiddle tunes, the Ameripolitan Western swing group of the Year is guaranteed to have even the shyest of wallflowers tappin’ their toes or swinging on the dance floor.


We strongly believe that supporting our local community is not only our responsibility, but our duty as a local business. For that reason, this concert is a not for-profit event. We aim to cover costs, support our musicians and give the rest to local schools and organizations in the greater Columbia River Gorge community. We happily supported Helping Hands Against Violenceat our June concert! The beneficiary of this concert will be WINGS


5:30pm – VIP Doors Open

6:15pm – General Admissions Doors Open

6:30pm – The Western Flyers with guest Redd Volkaert


$18 general admissions pre sale, $20 at the door.

$40 VIP – Pre Event at The Griffin House, including 30 minutes live piano solo by Deya Shapiro, a bubbly toast, charcuterie, & front row seating! Arrival at 5:30pm.

About the Artist:

Dubbed “The Biggest Little Band in the Land,” powerhouse Western swing band ‘The Western Flyers’ serve up an irresistibly hot, unmistakably Texas-style sound popularized by Bob Wills in the 1940s with an electrifying energy all their own. Featuring a fresh, all-star lineup led by Western swing master Joey McKenzie on rhythm guitar & vocal, national champion fiddler Ridge Roberts on fiddle & vocal, upright bassist Matthew Mefford, and frequent flyer Grammy award winning telecaster master Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard’s ‘Strangers’ band fame) on lead guitar & vocal.

What People are Saying About The Western Flyers:

“I love The Western Flyers. When I listen to them play I know that I am in the presence of modern masters in motion.” – Marty Stuart

“Together they perform with a brilliance and panache that will draw in any fans of traditional American string music.” – Bluegrass Today

“An arsenal of acoustic brilliance…somewhere, Bob Wills is smiling” – No Depression

“The most wonderful modern take on post-war Western swing.” -Country Music People




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