The Annual South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival is Back in March!

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Planning an Oregon Coast vacation in mid-March of 2015? If so, you are in luck! The annual South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival is happening here March 13-15, 2015.

Look how much fun we had at last year’s event (photos courtesy of Clambake Jazz Festival)

South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival

Photo @ South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival

South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival

Photo @ South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival

South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival

South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival

The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park will once again be the sole venue for this outstanding 3 day music festival, now in it’s 26th year. Music lovers from all over the region will appreciate these talented musicians performing everything from Doo-Wop to Zydeco to Big Band and more!

This year’s line-up of bands includes crowd favorites like The Young Bucs, Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed Kings, Midnight Serenaders, Gator Nation, High Street, Blue Skies, Lab Band, Twice as Good, Red Skunk, and Stompy Jones to name a few. Just try to resist the urge to move your feet and smile as you feel yourself energized by the music.

The Annual South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival has been an Oregon tradition for the last 26 years. In its early years it was called the Dixieland Jazz Festival, but the music has evolved somewhat to include a wide range of musical styles including Blues, Gospel, Rock & Roll, Oldies and Dixieland.

Once you have attended the South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival you are going to want to attend every year. Wear what you love, be who you want, dance all night like nobody is watching, and break past the limits. Stay right here at the Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park and bring your friends too! The Mill is offering special group rates starting at $120.00, plus tax for a deluxe room, March 12-15, 2015 and RV sites starting at $25.00, plus tax. Call 800.953.4800 for reservations or visit us online. To receive the group rate, guests need to make reservations prior to March 1, 2015.

Get your Early Bird Badge Vouchers at KoKwel Gifts or click here for tickets.

Mark Your Calendars for the 2014 BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay in May!

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The Mill Casino will kick off summer 2014 in a big way this Memorial Day Weekend when we host the 3rd Annual BBQ BLUES & BREWS on the BAY May 24th-25th!

The event has grown so popular, we thought you might like to get a heads up so you can make your travel arrangements and begin brushing up those BBQ skills for what should be a very heated competition.

There is nowhere better to be this Memorial Day weekend than The Mill Casino for this weekend celebration that features finger-lickin’ good barbecue, hand-crafted beers, and sizzling hot blues music, Jim Monihan Mac ‘N Cheese Challenge and a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned BBQ competition.

Think you have what it takes to be a BBQ master? Then sign your team up for a chance to win a share of $8,000 in Cash Prizes by filling out our TEAM REGISTRATION FORM!

You can also register to be a certified Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) judge by clicking here! For more information please call 1.800.953.4800 or 541.756.8800.   Follow the BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay Facebook Page to stay up to date on event news and announcements!

Friday, May 23rd
3 pm – 6:30 pm – Learn the ins and outs of BBQ and become a Certified KCBS BBQ Judge.

Saturday, May 24
Noon – 8 pm – Enjoy food vendors, beer garden and live entertainment. Sample over 20 craft brews for a $10 donation.
Noon – 3 pm – Sample BBQ from the competitors
2 – 4 pm – Eating contests

Sunday May 25
Noon – 5 pm – Enjoy food vendors, beer garden and live entertainment. Sample over 20 craft brews for a $10 donation.
2 pm – Jim Monihan Mac ‘N Cheese Challenge turn in.
2:30 – 3:30 pm – Sample BBQ and Mac ‘N Cheese from the competitors
4 pm – Awards Ceremony

The Kansas City Barbecue Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque. The KCBS sanctions over 300 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America.

It’s Time for the Shore Acres Holiday Lights Festival!

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One of our favorite local traditions is the annual Holiday Lights festival at Shore Acres State Park.  Each year, the community comes together to transform our beloved Shore Acres into a brilliant holiday display.  Volunteers and local businesses spend weeks decorating the park with 300,000 lights and light sculptures. It is a spectacle not to be missed!

Just 13 miles southwest from our home in Coos Bay/North Bend, the park is famous for its lush gardens and breathtaking views of the Oregon coast.  The Holiday Lights festival features seasonal refreshments and entertainment, and runs nightly from 4 pm to 9:30 pm every night from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.

The Mill offers a Hotel and RV Package perfect for the occasion.  The Shore Acres Package includes an overnight stay at our facilities, $40 dining credit at any of our dining venues and complimentary pass or shuttle service to and from the Shore Acres State Park.  Book this package at our reservations desk at 800-953-4800, ext. 3.

And don’t forget we are hosting another beloved tradition, the Festival of Trees, from Thanksgiving through December 6.  The Mill presents decorated Christmas trees and wreathes donated by the community to raise funds for local charities.  It’s a lot of fun and we hope to see you there.

We’re so proud to be part of this community and invite you to join us for our annual holiday traditions.

Photo Credit: Friends of Shore Acres

Get your Grill on this Memorial Day Weekend…..BBQ, Blues & Brews Are Coming to the Mill Casino!

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The Ty Curtis Band will be performing with other bands Memorial Day Weekend. Photo Credit: The Ty Curtis Band

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 25-27, The Mill Casino will host BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, a three-day celebration featuring lip-smacking good barbecue, locally-crafted beers and sizzling hot blues music with the Ty Curtis Band, The Vipers and Brooks Robertson. The event is sponsored by Green Mountain Grill, Marshfield Bargain House, and K-Dock 92.9.

Judges and Entrants Wanted for $5,000 Memorial Day BBQ Competition

Think you’ve got the chops to win your share of $5,000 and bragging rights for having the Coast’s best barbecue? Whether you’re a grill master, or just love to eat good BBQ, The Mill Casino is looking for those who love making and eating barbecue to participate in this Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event.

Starting Friday, May 25, barbecue aficionados can become certified Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) judges in preparation for judging Sunday’s BBQ competition. The class is $70 for non-KCBS members and $45 for existing members. To sign up for the KCBS certification class, download the application at www.themillcasino.com. Registrations must be received by May 18.

On Friday night at 5 p.m. BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay officially kicks off with a smoking hot band in the Salmon Room, featuring The Vipers and delicious barbecue by Hole In The Wall Barbecue and The Mill Casino.

Starting Saturday at noon, hungry BBQ fans can enjoy a sneak preview of what the 20-plus BBQ competitors will be serving up to the judges during Sunday’s competition. At just $1 per 2- ounce piece of BBQ, no one is likely to go home hungry. At 8 p.m. on Saturday night, The Mill Casino will host live entertainment in the Salmon Room for those 21 and older, featuring Salem’s award-winning blues rockers, the Ty Curtis Band.

Throughout both Saturday and Sunday, while guests are entertained by Brooks Robertson and other live bands, guests can help decide which regional brewery crafts the best beer. Sample outstanding beers from Ninkasi, Deschutes Brewery, Seven Brides Brewing, Pyramid Brewery, Full Sail, Bridgeport, Caldera Brewing Company and Cascade Lakes.

Come Sunday morning at 11a.m. after slaving away all night over their smokers, competitors will begin turning in their delectable edibles to the KCBS-sanctioned judges. At 4 p.m. the judges will announce the winners and award a total of $5,000 in prize money. They also will announce the winners of the Top Three Best Brews!

To top it all off, Mill Club Members could win their very own Green Mountain Grill worth $800 and $25 FREE play in our Grills Gone Wild promotion!  Visit www.themillcasino.com to learn more!

The Kansas City Barbecue Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque. The KCBS sanctions over 300 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America. A portion of the BBQ, Blues and Brews on the Bay proceeds will go towards the Coos Bay Volunteer Fire Department.

BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay Coming to The Mill Casino May 25- May 27, 2012

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Spring is officially here and that means BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay , sponsored by GMG & Marshfield Bargain House, is just around the corner!  This 3 day event features finger licking good BBQ (of course) , live entertainment by the Ty Curtis Band, Brooks Robertson and Coup d’Bop, beer gardens and a KCBS Sanctioned Barbecue Competition with a $5,000 Prize Fund!

The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 14,000 members worldwide.

Think you got what it takes to be a BBQ Champ? If so, sign up to participate in the BBQ Competition – click here to download the application- We are also looking for good judges who know their BBQ. Click here to download the application to be a judge.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 25th
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Learn the ins and outs of BBQ and become a KCBS Certified Judge! – Spruce Room
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.- Welcome Reception with No-Host Bar and live music. 21 and over – Salmon Room
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Enjoy Award Winning BBQ with Hole in the Wall BBQ, The Mill Casino, and others.

Saturday, May 26th
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Taste d’ BBQ – Sample BBQ from the competitors – North dock.
12 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Enjoy food vendors, beer garden and Brooks Robertson. North dock.
8 p.m. – Ty Curtis Band Concert in Salmon Room with No Host Bar. 21 and over.

Sunday, May 27th
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Enjoy food vendors, beer garden and Coup d’Bop. North dock.
4 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

Come join the fun!

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