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Annual Membership Party

December 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm

On Saturday, December 9th the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly hosts the Annual Membership Party celebrating 91 years of the CCPA.


Please Bring Bring your unwanted CDs and Cassettes to the Membership Party.

Our dedicated member Tom will package them and sell them to support the Raise the Roof campaign.  Your contribution helps get us closer to a new roof, everything helps!

On Saturday, December 9, the Community Center for the Performing Arts celebrates its 48th Anniversary as well as the 91st Anniversary of the WOW Hall at the WOW Hall Membership Party, featuring entertainment by Katie Sontag, Bootleg Rose and SiMPLE.

 A buffet dinner will feature food and beverages prepared by some of Lane County’s best restaurants and suppliers!


Katie Sontag writes songs for her own healing and transformation and seeks to inspire the same in others.  Her voice trembles with the truth of human emotion as her songwriting goes on journeys into the depth of her personal growth experience.  Through human relationships and the beauty of nature as her primary muses, Katie writes songs that will touch your heart and leave you feeling better than when you came.  Listening to her music has been described as receiving “a big hug”. 

Katie has released two self-produced albums, Still Breathing in 2022 and Temple Under the Stars, a collaboration with her first band, in 2018.   She leads her current band, KT and the Love Notes, and is a community song leader.  You can learn more about Katie at https://katiesontag.com.


Bootleg Rose is an alternative folk duo blending genres of folk, Americana and alternative music into a mesmerizing sound. With acoustic guitars and soothing, ethereal harmonies, Hannah Rose and Tait Sarter captivate audiences with their catchy, relatable original compositions, while adding their special, unforgettable spin to some favorite cover songs, too!

Hannah and Tait began singing and writing together as friends in 2020.  The duo worked hard to hone their sound, write new music, and build their set list until early 2023, when they debuted as Bootleg Rose with a show at Sam Bond’s Garage opening for The Resonant Rogues.  In less than one year together, Bootleg Rose has become a fixture in the Eugene music scene, performing regularly at some of the area’s favorite breweries, festivals and events — creating a joyous, memorable musical experience for audiences of all ages.


Everyone at the WOW Hall knows Tim McLaughlin as the founder and director of the ever-popular Music’s Edge Summer Rock Camp.  The camp began in 2004 and has become the foundation of the WOW Hall’s summer educational program.  Proficient on guitar and trumpet, Tim was bandleader of the award-winning jazz-funk-fusion band Eleven Eyes and has performed with artists too numerous to mention. 

SiMPLE is a recovering Phish cover band that came together in 2020, but quickly found much more satisfaction writing their own tunes and carving out their own niche in the jam-funk-rock vein.  

Band members are: Tim McLaughlin – guitar and vocals; John Mambira – percussion and vocals; Dan Mahoney – keys; Daniel Wonsover – bass and Adam Bushey, drums.  The band are all members of former PNW favorites Eleven Eyes, Reeble Jar, Bazil Rathbone, and Bongo Love.  


Come celebrate the CCPA’s Anniversary, enjoy local music, and bring an appetite.  Our 2022 party was supported by donations of food, beverages and gift certificates from sixty-five local businesses.   This year we are once again planning a buffet-style dinner and we hope to see a similar number of businesses participating.  We present new dishes throughout the event, so you don’t need to come early to get a great meal.  

The basement will also be offering an assortment of food as well as deals on adult beverages that have been donated for the occasion.

The Community Center for the Performing Arts was incorporated to save the Woodmen of the World Hall from demolition and keep it available to the community. Today, the Hall remains community-owned and democratically operated.  The organization enjoys a broad base of community support, as demonstrated by the membership list.  

Over the past year the CCPA did something that had not been done in three decades: raised the minimum membership donation from $15 to $20.  A modest increase when you think about it.   

Fortunately, most CCPA members have long chosen to donate above the minimum. While the organization has been receiving more grant support in addition to show income, membership continues to be a major source of funding.  In order to remain major, we need members to donate in line with today’s costs.

Admission to the Membership Party is free for members (members note: If your expiration date on this newsletter is current, you can bring it to speed up admission).  Memberships are available at the door for $20 to $50 or more.  Members are encouraged to bring guests at a cost of $20 for adults, $10 for ages 6-11; five and under free.  

To become a supporting member of the WOW Hall, or to check your membership status, email membership@wowhall.org or call 541-687-2746 during box office hours (1:00-5:00 M-F).


7:00 pm Doors open

7:30-8:15 Katie Sontag

8:30-9:15 Bootleg Rose

9:30 SiMPLE


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