Tualatin Crawfish Festival Announces Entertainment Lineup

 In celebration of its 66th year, The Tualatin Crawfish Festival today announced its 2016 entertainment lineup for the popular festival which will take place August 5-7, 2016.

The festival kicks off on Friday August 5th with its annual kickoff free concert at Tualatin Commons presented by Columbia Bank with headliner Hit Machine.  The concert follows the popular “Professional Mystery box chef cook-off” and will begin at 7:30pm.

Saturday and Sunday the festival moves to Tualatin Community Park.  Saturday night will be headlined by Portland area favorite, the Patrick Lamb Band.  Lamb and his band take to the main stage at 7:00pm.  Sunday features Dancehall Days who will anchor the festival’s final day, with performance beginning at 3:00pm.

Hit Machine returns after Friday night set an all-time attendance record last year with over 4,000 guests attending the Friday night concert.

Lamb’s last three singles recently made top 5 nationally on the Billboard Charts on his independent label, and Patrick has been inducted as one of the youngest members into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

Here is the entire schedule:


Friday August 5th 

Hit Machine – 7:30pm

Saturday August 6th          

Tripwire – 10:00am-Noon

234th Army Band – Noon-2:00pm

Purusa 2:00-4:00pm

“Gold Dust” 4:00-7:00pm

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band

Patrick Lamb Band 7:00-9:45pm


Sunday August 7th                

Tigers of Youth – 10:00am-Noon

Steve Hale & the Super Soul Noon – 2:45pm

Dancehall Day’s – 3:00-5:45pm

About The Tualatin Crawfish Festival

The festival was founded in 1951, originally as a way to celebrate the construction and completion of the new VFW hall on Seneca Street.  As ideas for the event were considered, it was noted that there was a real abundance of Crawfish in the Tualatin River and a festival was born.  The event has grown to become Tualatin’s annual “block party”.  One of the time-honored traditions is the “Crawfish eating Contest”.  Friends, family, classmates and neighbors reacquaint each year at the festival which features great food, spirits, entertainment for all ages.  The guest of honor is always the crawfish.