The Winter Music Festival returns to The Milwaukie Elks Lodge for its ninth year, featuring an impressive collection of Northwest-based musicians. The day-long indoor event will be held on two stages, featuring performances by Norman Sylvester, Lisa Mann, Rae Gordon, The Strange Tones, Chris Hamman Band with special guest Johnny Wheels, Lady A Band, and Generator.

This year’s beneficiary will be Backpack Buddies. This organization provides children from low income families with bags of nutritious food each weekend during the school year to supplement those days they are unable to receive free or low-cost meals at their schools.

Milwaukie Elks Lodge, 11231 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie. Saturday, March 7, music begins at 3:00 pm, doors open 2:00 pm. General admission tickets are $30.00, $100.00 Supporter tickets for two at Winterbluesfest.net; see website for table reservations.