How about a trip “up a lazy river” aboard The Willamette Queen?
Docked at Salem’s River Front Park, The Willamette Queen is an old-fashioned, twin stern-wheeler, paddle boat. Toss in a gourmet dinner and entertainment by David Hastings, “The Honky Tonk King,” and you have a memorable summer evening reminiscent of Huck Finn’s adventures on the mighty Mississippi.
The cruise leaves the Salem River Front Park at 6:00 pm and sails up and down the Willamette river with a historical, and often hysterical commentary by Captain Richard Chesbrough.
While you enjoy the cool breeze and the wildlife along the river, David will fill the air with his unique mix of ragtime, honky tonk, and New Orleans jazz piano. Expect to hear such favorites as “The Maple Leaf Rag,” “Waitin’ for the Robert E. Lee,” and “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”.
“The Honky Tonk King” is a moniker David earned when he played 20-hours a week at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor to finance his college education. (This has also been an ace up David’s sleeve when the grocery budget had too much month left at the end of the money. Find a pizza parlor and play for an hour. Eventually a manager would offer him a pizza…probably to shut him up!)
For information and to book tickets for this exclusive dinner cruise, call (503) 371-1103 or visit The Willamette Queen.
Come on! Let’s get “Rollin’ on the River!”