BJ’s Weekend Report

Jeff and Scott
Recent Birthday Boy Jeff Blaser |photo by Billie-Jo Miller

BJ here, with your “Where, When and Whats Happening” for this weekend and hoping you all had a great week.

I want to start off by thanking you for taking the time to read and hopefully enjoy my column, also to ask for some input.  What would you like to know about for your weekend?  Leave me a comment below or on Facebook, and we’ll see if we can’t help you enjoy your weekend a little more.

My grandaughter Evelyn is so excited about this weekends column | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

As you can see by the photo above, my grandaughter Evelyn just can’t control her excitement about this weekends happenings, so lets get to it:

This week I’m starting with a little pub and music venue 20 minutes south of Eugene called The Axe and Fiddle. 657 E. Main, Cottage Grove, Friday Oct. 3rd starting at 8:30pm all 3 nights. This weekend its going to be cinematic folk music with The Breaking Yard (free) followed on Saturday the 4th by the Doo-Wap twang thang with Melissa Ruth & the Likely Stories ($5) and Sunday the 5th Indie rock from Brenda Xu (free). While there you might want to try something off their “Menu of Good Eatin’ ” – it’s good. (late night menu available too).

Get ready to let go of all your worries at The Cuthbert Amphitheaters “Life in Color”  Unleash tour on Saturday the 4th starting at 6pm (16 and over).  It’s the worlds largest paint party with stilt walkers, aerial acts and fire shows; this high energy, art, dance and paint show, according to the  “Life in Color” website , “…will transport fans to the  ultimate, mind blowing, head bumping and heart pumping experience!”  Come join in the fun!

Shane and Cherie
Shane Thomas and Cherie Whiteside Dickinson at Happy Hours bar | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

At Luckeys Club in Eugene starting at 10 pm each night, $5 at the door – on Friday The Sugar Beets, americana pop soulgrass. Saturday, its a GLAM night dance party, glitter up and GLAM out! Just remember every Sunday night at Luckeys Club is Eugenes longest running Burlesque. The Broadway Revue Burlesque Show. Check it out.

Headed toward the coast and feeling a little lucky? (Sublimal message) you’ll find Mr. Frown at the Three Rivers Casino this weekend, Oct. 3rd & 4th.

Dave Bck
Dave Bock and Rica Wright of Mr. Frown |photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Also at the Mill casino’s Wharehouse101 both Friday and Saturday is the “Powerhouse Party Band”  The Insensitives.

At the Whiskey River Ranch Fri. Oct. 3rd and Sat. Oct.4th its modern country music with Bump in The Road, $7 to get in, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 9pm

Scott Johansen
Scott Johansen of Dragstrip Superstar | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

One of my Friday and/or Saturday night plans is to check out the classic rock band No Way Out at the Mohawk Tavern in Springfield. If you happen to run into me there don’t forget to say hi! Oh yeah and don’t forget to eat some fries!

Jeff Blaser and Shane Thornton of Dragstrip Superstar photo by| Billie-Jo Miller
Jeff Blaser and Shane Thornton ofDragstrip Superstar photo by| Billie-Jo Miller

Last but not least on BJ’s Where when and what for this first Friday (the 3rd) in Oct. is the big rock show by the one & only local band: Dragstrip Superstar! With Shane Thornton and Derek Zane (Guitar/vocals), Jeff Blaser(Bass) and Scott Johansen(drums) performing live for your entertainment at Happy Hours bar on River Rd. in Eugene.  Yes, their slogan is:  “Its ok to be amazed!”  I know I will.

Shane Thornton and Derek Zane of Dragstrip Superstar |photo by Billie-Jo Miller
Shane Thornton, Derek Zane and Jeff Blaser of Dragstrip Superstar |photo by Billie-Jo Miller

So with that, farewell till next week, and be safe.


Billie-Jo Miller is an Oregon mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and an award winning photographer. "I can never remember a time that i didn't have a camera in my hand and when my daughter started to call me 'paparazzi' I realized I needed to do something with my love of photography."
Billie-Jo is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and has done extensive freelance work and has spent time as a photojournalist for several newspapers. Billie-Jo is now an EDN Columnist and an in-demand live events photographer.

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