KIMBERLY – Looking for a relaxing way to spend a summer evening?

The Diamond Hitch Mule Ranch along the John Day River near Kimberly might be able to fill that bill, with three bands lined up for its upcoming series.

Here’s the schedule:

• The Chris O’Leary Band, 8 p.m. Friday, July 18 – Enjoy a blues style of music with this six-piece group, headed by O’Leary, who spent many years as frontman, lead singer and harmonica player for Levon Helm. Visit the group’s website at

• Baskery, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 – These sisters from Stockholm offer an alternative Americana folk rock sound. The trio has released three albums: “Fall Among Thieves,” “New Friends” and their latest, “Little Wild Life.” Visit Baskery’s website at

• Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 – Rich storytelling, and a modern mash-up of traditional, bluegrass, folk, country and rock influences are at the heart of this group’s musical style. To learn more, visit

General admission is $20 a person, and camping is $15. Food vendors will be on-site.

Diamond Mule Ranch is at 40251 Highway 19, two miles south of Kimberly, between mileposts 107 and 108. To purchase tickets online, visit, or call 541-934-2140 for more information.

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