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LO is going 'a little bit country'

Luscher Farm will play host to 'Boot-Scootin' Barn Dance' on Saturday

REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Jamie Inglis (left) and Madeline Marin-Foucher practice their moves for the 'Boot-Scootin' Barn Dance' on Saturday night at Luscher Farm. Providing the arch are Dawn Kolb and Kathy Schilling.Put on your cowboy hat, boots and blue jeans and head for Luscher Farm on Saturday night for the city’s first Boot-Scootin’ Barn Dance in the historic barn’s milking parlor.

The free, family-friendly event is scheduled from 5-8 p.m.

“It’s going to be really good, really exciting and really fun,” says Kathy Schilling, the special events director for the Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department. “There’s 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. “It’s 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. There’s 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 Bushwacker’s 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.

Contact Cliff Newell at 503-636-1281 ext. 105 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..