LO is going 'a little bit country'
Luscher Farm will play host to 'Boot-Scootin' Barn Dance' on Saturday
Put on your cowboy hat, boots and blue jeans and head for Luscher Farm on Saturday night for the citys first Boot-Scootin Barn Dance in the historic barns milking parlor.
The free, family-friendly event is scheduled from 5-8 p.m.
Its going to be really good, really exciting and really fun, says Kathy Schilling, the special events director for the Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department. Theres going to be some really good dancers there!
One of those dancers may be Dawn Kolb, a special events planner for the City of Lake Oswego.
I just took some line-dancing classes in Arizona, Kolb says. Its fun.
The farm has been the scene of some lively events in the past, but this is the first time Schilling and company have thrown open the barn doors for country dancing. Theres room for 400 people to kick up their heels on Saturday, Schilling says, and lots of special attractions are planned.
Briana Renea, an up-and-coming country singer whose latest release is Red Lips, White Lies, will provide the music. Renea and her band have received rave reviews for her concerts across the Northwest over the past two years.
Joyce Mattson, who is considered one of the best dance teachers in Oregon, will lead participants through their paces even those with two left feet. Mattson has been teaching line dancing at Bushwackers Restaurant and Saloon in Tualatin for many years.
All of that dancing is sure to make people hungry and thirsty, so food and beverages will be sold by local providers PDX Sliders and Gilgamesh Brewing.
This is the opportunity for all of us to get a little bit country, says Farmers Market Director Jamie Inglis.
There will be no onsite parking for the event at Luscher Farm. Instead, free shuttle rides will be offered every 5-10 minutes from C3 Church, which is located at 17979 Stafford Road. The farm itself is located at 125 Rosemont Road.
For more information, call 503-675-2549.