CHECK OUT: A luau, a redneck comedian, or blues music


Get a taste of island life this Saturday when Paradise of Samoa hosts a luau at the Keizer Rotary Amphitheater. The show starts at 5:30 p.m. and includes a feast of BBQ Polynesian Style Chicken, Roasted Kalua Pork, Samoan Chop Suey, Macaroni Salad, Steamed Rice, Asian Style Vegetarian Dish, and island dessert.

Tickets cost between $15 and $25 and can be purchased online. 1900 Chemawa Rd N, Keizer.

If your idea of a 7-course meal is a bucket of KFC and a six pack, you might be a redneck. The “you might be a redneck if” comedian Jeff Foxworthy is performing at the Elsinore Theatre Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $59 to $125 and can be purchased online. 503-375-3574. 170 High St. S.E.


Labor Day weekend boasts three days of music during Blues on the Willamette at Arcane Cellars. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. guests can enjoy wine and barbecue while listening to blues artists.

On Saturday it’s the Bottleneck Blues Band, which plays red-hot funky dance tunes to get you moving. On Sunday, its King Louie with LaRhonda Steele. Louis is a soloist that specializes in the art of making the vocalists he works with sound their best. Steele is an award-winning female vocalist. On Monday, Ty Curtis will play music that has a throwback rock and roll flair with a southern-fried ambiance.

Camping is also available at the winery. Each space is $20 for the first night and $15 for each additional night. A tasting menu with a $10 tasting free is available from noon to 1 p.m. and includes entry. After that a $5 cover applies. More info can be found online. 22350 Magness Rd. N.W.

Cubanismo Vineyards is celebrating Labor Day with three days of music and salsa lessons.

On Saturday, Dina y Los Rumberos performs. On Sunday, Son De Cuba performs and on Monday Pura Vida performs.

Tickets cost between $30 to $10 and include salsa lessons.1754 Best Rd. N.W.

Have a tip? Contact reporter Saphara Harrell at 503-549-6250 or [email protected].