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LIVE MUSIC

MOUNTAIN SON

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10: 7 - 9PM

From Eugene, Oregon, Mountain Son (musical persona of Jacob Camara) brings a soulful blend of country-blues and American roots. Known for resonator slide guitar and inspired by legends like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, the singer-songwriter has released three solo albums and four with his bluegrass band, The Muddy Souls. Catch his final stateside performance at the Balch before he heads out on European tour.

~ NO COVER CHARGE FOR GUESTS IMBIBING OR DINING

~ DINING RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR PATIO TABLES

~ TABLES GO QUICKLY - PLEASE CALL (541) 467 - 2277

~ LAWN SEATING IS OPEN & WELCOME

HARVEST FESTIVAL ~ COMMUNITY EVENT

DUFUR THRESHING BEE

AUGUST 9 - 11

Take a step back in time and experience a historic slice of life in the Oregon countryside! The 2nd weekend of August, the town of Dufur turns out with this vibrant small-town event celebrating 175 years of local wheat farming. A harvest festival for Oregon's wheat country, Threshing Bee includes incredible living-history demonstrations, a charming small-town parade, craft fair, and antique car show. Visitors tour the old one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, cookhouse and blacksmith shop, and as the day cools down on Saturday, folks enjoy dinner, drinks, and live music at both the Threshing Bee grounds (5 - 7pm) and Balch Hotel (7 - 9pm.) 

LIVE MUSIC

STRANGLED DARLINGS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17: 6 - 8PM

Strangled Darlings is George Veech (on electric mandolin) and Jessica Anderly (on tenor bass, cello, foot drums). Anchorage Press called Strangled Darlings "a brand of swampy, darkly grooving, foot-stomping music", and New England Music News said, "take what you think you know about folk music, Americana and the likes of that, crumple it up and set it on fire."

~ NO COVER CHARGE FOR GUESTS IMBIBING OR DINING

~ DINING RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR PATIO TABLES

~ TABLES GO QUICKLY - PLEASE CALL (541) 467 - 2277

~ LAWN SEATING IS OPEN & WELCOME

LIVE MUSIC

HAYLEY LYNN

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24: 6 - 8PM

Portland’s Hayley Lynn blends indie-pop with sultry folk roots. Known for her velvet voice and dynamic live performances, Lynn continues to make waves in the indie music scene. Lynn’s latest release, The Art of Letting Go: Side A, explores personal struggles with depth and grace. Balch patrons may remember Hayley as a crowd favorite from last year’s series — we're thrilled to bring her back.

~ NO COVER CHARGE FOR GUESTS IMBIBING OR DINING

~ DINING RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR PATIO TABLES

~ TABLES GO QUICKLY - PLEASE CALL (541) 467 - 2277

~ LAWN SEATING IS OPEN & WELCOME

LIVE MUSIC

LUCAS LAWSON

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31: 6 - 8PM

Coming to us from Santa Cruz, CA, Lucas Lawson is a young Americana singer-songwriter who grew up immersed in the rhythms of farm life and bluegrass. In 2020, the CZU Complex fires spread across the Santa Cruz Mountains, ravaging Lucas’s home and the surrounding landscape. The lasting impact embedded itself into Lawson’s music. His newest album, "This Dirt," is a tribute to all that was lost to the flames, processing what he and his community faced, reflecting on loss and resilience. 

~ NO COVER CHARGE FOR GUESTS IMBIBING OR DINING

~ DINING RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR PATIO TABLES

~ TABLES GO QUICKLY - PLEASE CALL (541) 467 - 2277

~ LAWN SEATING IS OPEN & WELCOME

LIVE MUSIC

RICH SWANGER

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7: 6 - 8PM

Rich Swanger is a Salem, Oregon based songwriter with roots in folk, gospel, and country-blues. Born in the Appalachian hills of Pennsylvania, he discovered harmony in the choir and an attraction to twang hearing his father strum country classics. This led to a wild love for timeless melodies and rock-solid songwriting, and a move to the PNW proved the catalyst he needed. Swanger has recorded four albums and performs regularly as a solo act and with his group, The Little Known Band.

~ NO COVER CHARGE FOR GUESTS IMBIBING OR DINING

~ DINING RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR PATIO TABLES

~ TABLES GO QUICKLY - PLEASE CALL (541) 467 - 2277

~ LAWN SEATING IS OPEN & WELCOME

LIVE MUSIC ~ TYGH VALLEY BLUEGRASS WARM-UP SHOW

THE DITCH DIGGERS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: 5:30 - 7:30PM

Special Thursday night show on the grounds of the Balch to kick off the Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree! Join us for a fun, feel-good night of bluegrass and banter with the Ditch Diggers: an old-time string band from the Gorge’s own Shannon Burns, Walt Burns and Jesse Buckwalter.

~ NO COVER CHARGE FOR GUESTS IMBIBING OR DINING

~ DINING RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED FOR PATIO TABLES

~ CALL (541) 467 - 2277 TO RESERVE

~ LAWN SEATING IS OPEN & WELCOME

LIVE MUSIC

SHELBY NATASHA

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: 6 - 8PM

Shelby Natasha is a singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington. Influenced by her upbringing between China and the PNW, she weaves Chinese folk music with dreamy lo-fi beats. Her ethereal vocals are performed alongside a Chinese Harp (the graceful and fluid Guzheng), layered over laid-back lo-fi production. She says, "I’ve always been driven by a desire to create peaceful moments for people... to make soft places for people to land in their days."

~ NO COVER CHARGE FOR GUESTS IMBIBING OR DINING

~ DINING RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR PATIO TABLES

~ TABLES GO QUICKLY - PLEASE CALL (541) 467 - 2277

~ LAWN SEATING IS OPEN & WELCOME

LIVE MUSIC

QUATTLEBAUM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5: 6 - 8PM

With his infectious smile and weird antics, Quattlebaum, Southern gent and banjo slinger, brings more to the table than music. The Bend, Oregon based singer-songwriter tours the country picking indie-folk songs rooted in traditional southern bluegrass, but his stage presence and improvisational nature have morphed into something all his own. The Sacramento Bee says, "armed with banjo, guitar, and a dream, Southern-fried troubadour, Austin Quattlebaum, spreads around his wildly swampy blues and backwoods folk."

~ NO COVER CHARGE FOR GUESTS IMBIBING OR DINING

~ DINING RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR PATIO TABLES

~ TABLES GO QUICKLY - PLEASE CALL (541) 467 - 2277

~ LAWN SEATING IS OPEN & WELCOME

A FESTIVE DAY OF HOLIDAY MAGIC!

DUFUR HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS

DECEMBER 7

Experience the timeless charm of Dufur Hometown Christmas. This cherished tradition gets better every year, offering a full day of fun activities, including an artisan fair, festive food, wine tasting, live music, Dufur's famous lighted tractor parade after sundown, and more. Book your preferred room early!


UPCOMING PRIVATE EVENT CLOSURES

FOR THE BALCH HOTEL & BISTRO 1907

Please note that the hotel and/or Bistro will be closed for private events on the following dates:

WED JULY 10: BISTRO CLOSED ONLY

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