The Dalles Civic Auditorium announces three exciting live entertainment programs this holiday season, all held in the Civic Auditorium Ballroom.

The concerts include:

Joni Harms, Nov. 24

The Dalles Civic teams up with the Fort Dalles Riders Club to produce the 1st Annual Columbia Gorge Cowboy Gathering. The Columbia Gorge Cowboy Gathering will be an all day program, with open mic cowboy poetry performances and western lifestyle vendors from 1 to 5 p.m. and evening performances by nationally renowned singer songwriter Joni Harms, along with award winning cowboy poet Van Criddle. Cowboy poet Duane Nelson will host the evening's program which includes singer songwriter and cowboy poet Bob Connolly. Swap and Swing's "First Timers" dance will also take place in the Civic Auditorium's dancing room at 7 p.m.

The Trail Band, Nov. 28

The most popular Holiday Christmas show in the Gorge returns as the Trail Band Christmas show brings the holiday spirit to life with world class musicians in addition to special guest Linda Hornbuckle. Over the past few years the Trail Band Christmas show has been the largest fundraiser for The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

Stolen Sweets, Dec. 15

The Stolen Sweets Vintage Holiday show takes you back to the early days of live music in the Civic Auditorium Ballroom. The Stolen Sweets take you back to the 30s and 40s with their authentic style of jazz and swing featuring vocalist Erin Sutherland, a graduate from The Dalles High School. The Dalles High School's Harmonaires will begin the evening's program.

Tickets are available at Klindt's Bookstore and Columbia River Music. All shows are festival seating (first come first serve). All shows start at 7 p.m., doors open at 6.

For more info call (541) 298-8533 or