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The South Oregon Coast's Clambake and Jazz Festival
Coos Bay - North Bend - Charleston

clambakeMarch 8-10, 2013

Eleven bands from surrounding states and Canada will play America's original music: Dixieland, Big Band, Jump & Jive, Rock & Roll, Zydeco, Blues and Doo-wop.

There will be Dance Lessons & Demonstrations, Merchandise Vendors and Dance Floors at all locations. '20s to '60s Dance Attire encouraged. You are also encouraged to Arrive Early or Stay After and enjoy the local Sand Dune Rides, Beachcombing, Charter Fishing, Golf and more...

Main Jazz Venues: Mill Casino Hotel and Red Lion
Shuttle Service Available!


Warm-Up: 7pm - 10pm, Mill Salmon Room
Featuring: Soulpie and the Black Tuesday Jazz Band
(Admission: $10 or $8 with All-Events Badge)


3pm- 5pm Youth Groups

5:30pm to 8:10pm Free Performances at the Egyptian Theatre
Featuring:Stompy Jones and the Black Tuesday Jazz Band

6pm to midnight Festival Bands


10am to midnight Festival Bands


9am Gospel Service –NB Presbyterian Church

10am-8:30pm Festival Bands

The Bands

Gator Beat – Sonoma, CA - West Coast's premier Zydeco/Cajun band, original and traditional music. They play at least 40 festivals a year, and work the club circuit from the West Coast to The Crescent City. They have an ever growing fan base that includes a strong core of Cajun-dancers just about everywhere they perform.

Stompy Jones – San Francisco, CA -   (review) “Stompy Jones performed at the David Patrone $10,000 Swing Dance Spectacular in the Dreamcatcher Showroom at Viejas Casino on Sunday night, and they had the dance floor jam-packed for every single song. And with good reason. No other band in the world has such an innate understanding of the sound, rhythm and presentation of 1940's small band rhythm and blues, the music that bridged the gap between big band swing and rock and roll. This is almost entirely due to the voracious, almost obsessive attention to detail paid by founder and bassist “Little” David Rose.”   The San Diego Concert Photography Examiner

It’s About Time Big Band - The renewed interest in the Big Band Swing music style is the drawing force behind the organization of “It’s About Time Big Band”.  The sounds of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and others, plus favorites from the fifties and early sixties will provide an evening of nostalgia and dancing.  This band is a coastal favorite and performs to rave reviews!

Soulpie - is a collaboration of talented and experienced musicians, dedicating themselves to the highest standards of performance and showmanship. The band's sound is a synthesis of American musical traditions from the clean, precise, jazz-influenced sounds of New York City to the gritty soul and blues of Chicago and Memphis.

The Young Bucs take you back to the ‘50’s, but having been a teen during that era is not a prerequisite to enjoying this music.  The style and themes of the music from the doo-wop era are classic and timeless.  Audiences of all ages continue to be entertained as The Young Bucs bring it to life.