It's Wednesday before Labor Day Weekend and you're still trying to figure out what to do. How about a one-tank trip to Eastern Oregon for a great Saturday outdoor concert? Juniper Jam, the "sweetest little music festival in Eastern Oregon" takes place this year on Saturday, September 3, 2011. Always the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.
Don't think of this event as a second class way to spend the weekend. Some of the region's best and brightest bands are playing this year--including Corn Mash, Fruition, Kevin Jones Band, Sons of Guns, James Dean Kindle and the Eastern Oregon Playboys, Jonathan Warren & the Billy Goats, and Buffalo Death Beam. Plus, Carolyn Lochert, Simon Tucker and Janis Carper, Al MacLeod, Rodd Ambroson and Chase Nebel. Some of these folks are famous and some are going to be famous. Bring you lawn chair and hear them up close in the intimate setting of the Wallowa County Fairgrounds in Enterprise, Oregon!
Here's what's said about Juniper Jam: Enterprise, Oregon is a small town of less than two thousand people, yet it is the heartbeat of a community brimming with arts and culture, and yes, music. Juniper Jam is a celebration of musical diversity, dedicated to showcasing a variety of musical genres while honoring the song and the songwriter.
You'll need a place to stay while you're here because once the music is done there's more to see and do in Wallowa County. Consider these three Eastern Oregon members of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild:
1910 Historic Enterprise House in Enterprise is closest to Juniper Jam and offers convenient walking access to Terminal Gravity Microbrewery (a good place to relax once the music is done for the night). Want to fly in for the event? The Enterprise House is easy downhill walking distance from the Enterprise Municipal Airport.
Belle Pepper's Bed and Breakfast is one of your choices in Joseph, about 6 miles away from the Juniper Jam site. Located one block off Main Street in Joseph, this bed and breakfast is in the 1915 historic McCully Mansion and features many distinctive architectural touches. Pepper and John welcome guests into their green certified lodging. Their bed & breakfast is a Green Hotels member and is certified by Green America (formerly Co-op America) and the OBBG Green Lodging program.
The artsy Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph also has a regulation surfaced bocce court in the north yard perennial garden. Located on Main Street in Joseph, Oregon, it's also walking distance to Joseph's restaurants and shops.
Wherever you decide to stay, stay for certain in Wallowa County Oregon over Labor Day Weekend. Take in the music, the sights, the lake, the mountains, the prairie, the food, the stars. . .need I continue? See ya here!