South Coast Clambake Music Festival, March 13-15 is All About the Music, Not Mollusks
By Gary Hayes
Published: 01/23/2020

Four days of music and dancing with 11 bands from across the country are featured at the South Coast Clambake Music Festival in North Bend, March 13-15.

Polish up those dancin' shoes and get ready for the South Coast Clambake Music Festival, March 13-15 at the Mill Casino Hotel in North Bend. The festival features four days of diverse music, perfect for dancing, with bands from across the U.S. showcasing traditional jazz to 50s rock, including swing, doo-wop, blues, big band and Zydeco. The event offers four live music and dancing venues all under one roof, with each room featuring a top of the line sound system, dance floor and bar.

Don't be fooled by the name. Clambake is an old-time musical term for a jam session and this festival is designed for music lovers and is perfect for swing dancers to strut their stuff.

The 2020 lineup of entertainers includes 11 bands including:

Dave Bennett Quartet from Detroit, a powerhouse band that enthralls audiences with toe-tapping swing and moody blues while touching on country, rockabilly and pop.

Black Market Trust, an American traditional pop/vocal jazz group from Los Angeles who combine the sounds of the legendary American crooners and vocal groups with the fire and energy of Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Gator Nation from Sonoma California, the West Coast's premiere Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans R&B band, is a hand clapping, foot-stomping, high energy concert and dance band.

Gino and The Lone Gunmen from Temecula California, Featuring a rockin' mix of rockabilly, swing, blues, country, and vintage rock and roll.

The Jazz Cartel from Los Angeles, a ten-piece Frank Sinatra style swing band that plays fully arranged original music and beloved standards from the Frank Sinatra catalogue as well as the American Songbook.

Lisa Mann from Portland who was awarded the prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award for her mighty skills on the bass guitar, an award which she also took home in 2015.

Steve Lucky and the Rumba Bums from Oakland CA who have appeared at the San Francisco Blues Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Half Note Jazz Club in Athens, Greece and is the house band at the Derby in Hollywood.

Two South Coast favorites from Coos Bay/North Bend are also on the bill including Bay City Swing, with its big band feel and crooner stylings that swing across many decades; and the Young Bucs, popular with local audiences for their brand of Doo-Wop that takes you back to the 1950s.

Tickets may be purchased for individual days, ranging from $30-60 or an All Event Badge for $95 with a discount for early bird purchases by March 1.

For more information, visit the South Coast Clambake Music Festival website at
To find other things to see and to do in the North Bend area go to: Oregon's Adventure Coast

South Coast Clambake Music Festival, March 13-15 is All About the Music, Not Mollusks