CORVALLIS, Ore - Award-winning classic rock and soul blues band Lady Dottie and the Diamonds will perform an outdoor concert Sunday, Aug. 20, in the Memorial Union Quad at Oregon State University.

The Plaehn-Hino Blues Band, a Corvallis-based blues and folk group, will open the show. The concert is one of the events planned during the three-day The OSU150 Space Grant Festival: A Total Eclipse Experience, which will be held on campus Aug. 19-21.

General admission tickets are available for $15 online at Ticket Tomato. Admission is free for OSU students with ID and children under 10.

Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low chairs for seating, which begins at 6:30 p.m. 

The concert kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with The Plaehn-Hino Blues Band's blend of folk music and acoustic and electric blues. Founding members Dave Plaehn and Jeff Hino have been performing since 1990, exploring the interplay of blues harmonica, steel slide guitar and vocals.    

Next, concertgoers can dance, sing and reminisce with Lady Dottie and the Diamonds. The San Diego-based band will perform hits from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding and Diana Ross.

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The OSU150 Space Grant Festival: A Total Eclipse Experience highlights the university's lead role for the Oregon NASA Space Grant and is the start of a 15-month celebration of OSU's 150th anniversary.

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Lanesha Reagan, 541-737-4611