Balance in All Things

balanceinallthingsCorbin Schmidt recently completed yoga teacher training through iLa Yoga Studio and began preparing to launch a career in California with some well known yoga studios.
When we were planning his photo shoot and discussing the most beautiful places in Wenatchee, of course we were drawn to the natural beauty of the desert, but Ohme Gardens stands out as one of the most beautiful places in the greater Wenatchee Valley. The space is so dynamic; with hand-built stone stairways, beautifully glimmering pools and ponds, and gorgeous light that seeps through the trees and falls to the well manicured gardens below.
Ohme is one of my favorite places in the valley not just to shoot, but to spend wandering slowly with a curious eye. There is something really magical about Ohme Gardens.
Brian Abbey, Wenatchee Valley resident, photographer and film teacher. 
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Yoga at Ohme Gardens

9th Street Yoga is back at Ohme Gardens, offering yoga classes on Wednesday evenings in June, July, August, and September!!

June: One class offered Wednesdays at 5:00pm
July & August: Two classes offered on Wednesdays at 5:00pm and 6:00pm
September: One class offered Wednesdays at 5:00pm

Admission is $10, paid by cash or check at the Ohme Gardens office upon entry.

BYOM (bring your own mat)! 🙂 And props if you like to use them in class.

Questions? Email us at ohmegardens@charter.net

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Concert Ticket Pre-Sale for Season Pass Holders!!

Advance TicketsTickets for our Subaru Summer Concert Series are now available for purchase! General admission tickets (for non-Season Pass holders) are $12.00 each, and now available to purchase at any quantity for any specific concert.

If you are an Ohme Gardens Season Pass holder, tickets are now available in bulk (increments of 5) at $6.00 a ticket! These tickets are transferable, you can use them for any concert you would like and give them to whomever you choose! Purchase 10, 15, 20 tickets, all at 50% off the General Admission Price.

If you are a Season Pass holder and would not like to buy in bulk, admission is $9.00 per ticket (this is the same price you would pay at the door).

We have a fantastic lineup this year, and are so excited to bring such talented artists to the Gardens.

Questions? Call the Ohme Gardens office at 509.662.5785. Our office is open from 9:00am to 7:00pm, 7 days a week!

2013 Summer Concert Series!!

It is officially official! July 11th marks our first concert of the 2013 Subaru Summer Concert Series!

As always, we are truly grateful for the sponsors who help us put on this annual fundraiser for both the Wenatchee Valley community and out-of-town visitors.

This year’s lineup:



Thursday, July 11th: 
Scott Cossu Trio
 (Windom Hill Recording Artists
)

Thursday, July 18th: 
Queens of Seven Band (
Local favorite Blues and R&B)

Friday, July 26th: 
OK 2 Botay Steel Drum Band (
20+ member Steel Drum Band from Tri-Cities)



Thursday, August 1st
: Campbell Road
 (Music of Ireland & Scotland)



Thursday, August 8th: 
The Wenatchee Swingin’ Big Band

Enjoy live music from some of the area’s most entertaining performers in the lush serenity found only at Ohme Gardens! Food and beverages available for purchase by Tastebuds.

For information on advance tickets, please click here.

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Summer Music Series: Kevin Jones Band with Brian Ohme from SumGuy

A perfect combo to wrap up our Summer Concert series and to celebrate our beloved summer has been found! It’s time to kick back, relax, and listen to the Kevin Jones Band (who are all about “Fun, not work!”) and Brian Ohme of SumGuy (“Sum basic philosophy: Life is too short to be taken seriously; mistakes lead to the unexpected, and that’s where life really happens. In other words… c’mon, let’s go!”).

Kevin Jones from the Kevin Jones Band

The Kevin Jones Band is made up of Greg Hendrickson (5&6 String Basses & Voice), Doyle Wood (Electric and Acoustic Mandolins), Doug Williams (Drums & Percussion), Kevin Jones (Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Strings, & Voice), and Austin Jones (Sound mix and technical). Their music style is Roots Electric/Acoustic Rock with a touch of world tone; Rhythmic and Colorful! “Great originals and wonderfully unusual versions of cover songs. Within a show you’ll hear wonderfully crafted ballads, driving rhythm and blues, electric and acoustic stringed instruments from several countries, and great dancing music. No single show is ever exactly the same. They’ll take you on a slightly different journey every time.  Not to worry though, you’ll always end up back where you started, safe and sound.”

Brian Ohme from SumGuy

SumGuy “wants to be a musician when he grows up, but in the meantime he is content to write songs, play guitar, sing, howl, growl, grovel and laugh, and he invites you to share the experience.” His musical style is “a unique blend of original folk/rock, spoken word, and performance art, tied together in a relaxed, off-the-cuff, dyed-in-the-wool, tounge-in-cheek, over-the-top, up-close-and-personal, no-holds-barred, come-what-may, devil-may-care, nose-to-the-grindstone, head-in-the-clouds, fight-or-flight, can-do, feast-or-famine, bottom-of-the-barrel, sky’s-the-limit, never-say-die kind of way… you know, so to speak.”

Couldn’t (and wouldn’t try to) say it better myself.

So join us this Thursday, August 9th for our FINAL Subaru Summer Concert in the Gardens… and a howlin’ good time! The show starts at 6:30pm.

More information about the Subaru Summer Concert Series here!

Listen to a clip of the Kevin Jones Band performance here, performing a Smokey Robinson cover, “Tracks of My Tears”.

For a taste of Sumguy music, click here.

Summer Concert Series: OK2Botay

If you’ve been watching the Olympics this week, you’ve seen some serious talent from all over the world! This week, Ohme Gardens welcomes serious talent from Tri-Cities, returning for another year to perform at our Subaru Summer Concerts in the Gardensgive it up for the OK2Botay Steel Drum Band!

Ok2Botay means “okay to dance”! The band is made up of youths, grades 6 to 12, and has been one of Ohme’s most popular performances the last few years. The junior steel drum band is directed by Ben Legget, who also arranges and writes music for the group.

Listen to OK2Botay play at the World Beat Festival in Salem, OR.

You can watch them yourself at Ohme Gardens on Thursday, August 2nd at 6:30pm! Our friends from Tastebuds Coffee & Wine will have tasty treats and drinks for sale, and as always – Ohme Gardens passholders get discounted admission. Visit our website for more details!

More about the Tri-Cities Steel Band Association here.

Summer Concert Series: Junkyard Jane

Swampabilly Blues… what does it all mean??Image

Possibly a mixture of Americana, blues, country, fold, funk, rock and a touch of New Orleans? Or over 1000 live performances since a 1997 debut..  being named Washington State’s “Best of the Blues” for the Northwest, or “Female Performer of the Year” by Tacoma Music Awards?

Or maybe… it is the easiest way to describe our next performer at the Subaru Summer Concerts in the Gardens: Junkyard Jane.

Thursday, July 19th, take a seat at Ohme Gardens and have a great time listening to the Swampabilly-ness and enjoying tasty treats or a glass of wine from our friends at Tastebuds Coffee & Wine!

The show begins at 6:30pm, read more details on the Ohme Gardens website by clicking here!

Junkyard Jane members: Leanne Trevalyan (Vocals, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar), Billy Stoops (Vocals, Guitars),  Barbra Blue (Bass), Chris Leighton (Drums).

Influences: Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Ely, Lucinda Williams, Stephen Bruton, Joan Osborne, Buddy & Julie Miller, The Wood Brothers, John Hiatt, Emmylou Harris

Listen to “I Can’t Let Go”, or more music on their Myspace page.

“Like” Junkyard Jane’s Facebook page.

Gideon’s Daughter to perform at Ohme Gardens!

This summer just keeps getting better!

Help us welcome Gideon’s Daughter to the Summer Concert Series stage this Thursday, July 12th at Ohme Gardens!

Formerly known as Lynus and Lucy, the group changed it’s name to Gideon’s Daughter about a year ago. Largely influenced by The Civil Wars and Mumford and Sons, the band is comprised of 3 individuals: Lisa Petit, Brad Petit, Eric Frank (Lisa and Brad are husband and wife).

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Wells House Players present…

“I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it.”
(Act II, Scene IV)

Tuesday, July 24th, is the opening night performance for the Wells House Players of Wenatchee, who will once again grace us with their talents and showcase Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

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