- Oct 28 2023
- 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Halloween Costume Party w/Chicken $#it Gamblers at The Ruins **Ticketed Show**
Sat. 10/28/23 at The Ruins. Doors at 6pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
(Please note: Advance purchase tickets stop being available at Midnight the night before the show and then are only available at the door on the day-of. Standing room only. Pets are not allowed.)
Come out to The Ruins decked out in your favorite Halloween Costume and enjoy the raunchy, crass, spirited Bluegrass music of the Chicken $#it Gamblers!
The Chicken $#!t Gamblers formed in 2017 when Luke Maddux (Guitar) and Neil Mangrum (Guitar) with Aaron Meader (Mandolin) met at Friends picking circles. The trio brought Jaimie Meldrum (Fiddle) and Bassist Jess Kunze (also of Countryside Ride) into the group and the chemistry of the unit congealed.
Over the next year, they honed their harmonies, and sounds and pushed harder into melting bluegrass pickin’, rhythmic jams, pop culture inspired bluegrass medleys and smooth 3 part vocal harmonies. Longtime band friend Rory Johnson (Banjo) joined in 2019, and the group has locked into a steady rhythm of performing rowdy and explosive shows around the Pacific Northwest. Ronnie Ontiveros jumped into the Bass slot in 2022 after Jess left to pursue a Bakery/coffee shop business in Trout Lake.
The band is happy to be back on the touring and festival circuit again following some weird 2020-2021 live music juju that saw them recording, performing at PDX couch tour, and several outdoor, limited attendance gigs.