Monday, July 02, 2007

Summer in the Park with Music

It's summer concert time, and music is going to be floating on the breeze all over the city. Portland's Parks have released their summer concert schedule and, if possible, it's even more packed than last year. You can download a pdf of the schedule, but I thought I'd give you a whiff of it here:

Sellwood Riverfront Park
6:30 pm; SE Spokane St. at Willamette River
July 9 Teresa James (blues)
July 16 Jennifer Lynn (country/Americana)
July 23 St. James’ Gate (Irish)
July 30 Melao de Caña (Cuban)

Mt. Tabor Park
6:30 pm; SE 69th & Taylor
July 10 Bodacious (gumbo Americano)
July 17 Donna Jose & the Side Effects (country blues/folk rock)
July 24 Norman Sylvester with Gretchen Mitchell (original R&B)
July 31 Rhythm Culture (reggae)

Dawson Park
6:30 pm; N. Stanton & Vancouver Ave.
July 11 Grand Central Baking Co. presents Aguamiel (salsa)

Peninsula Park
6:30 pm; N. Rosa Parks Way & Albina
July 18 The Shanghai Woolies (hot ’20s jazz)
Aug. 1 Connie Bieberach & Armonia Latina (Latin American pop)

Willamette Park
6:30 pm; SW Macadam & Nebraska (south end picnic area)
July 25 Oregon Health & Science University presents Linda Hornbuckle Quartet (blues/gospel)
Aug. 1 Flat Mountain Girls (Appalachian harmonies)

Wallace Park
6:30 pm; NW 25th & Raleigh
July 12 Django’s Cadillac (hot swing/gypsy jazz)
July 19 Forest Park Federal Credit Union presents Victor Johnson (Kid’s Night)
July 26 Kate Power & Steve Einhorn (folk)

Couch Park
6:30 pm; NW 20th & Glisan
Aug. 2 Reggie Houston & Mary Flower (blues roots duo)
Aug. 9 Clampitt, Gaddis and Buck (bluegrass)
Aug. 16 Kate Sullivan & Co. (classic rock ‘n’ roll)

Fernhill Park
6:30 pm; NE 37th south of Ainsworth
July 6 Ward Stroud Band (blues)
July 13 Erin Rothrock and Aaron Cross present Dirty Martini Trio (singer/songwriters)
July 20 Northwest Community Gospel Chorus (ensemble)
July 27 Security Traders presents Intervision (R&B/rock fusion)

Rose City Park
6:30 pm; NE 64th & Tillamook
July 14 The Jumpers (classic rock ‘n’ roll)
July 21 Conjunto Alegre (salsa pequeña)

McCoy Park
6:00 pm; N. Fiske between Trenton & Fessenden
July 8 New Columbia presents Jacob Michael (blues)
July 15 Son Trio (traditional Cuban)
July 22 The Fabulous Essentials (classic rock)
July 29 Portland International Raceway presents Portland Festival Symphony with Guest Conductor Thara Memory

Lents Park
3:00 pm, except Founders’ Day; Concert gazebo south of stadium at SE 92nd & Holgate
Aug. 19 Founders’ Day Celebration; Noon: Parade (starts at 91st & Foster); 2:00 pm: Providence Stage Band
Aug. 26 E.Z. Eddy & Terry Robb (blues)
Sept. 2 Misty Mamas (American roots)
Sept. 9 Los Borikuas (traditional Puerto Rican)
Sept. 16 Wheatfield (vocal harmonizations, country rock)

No comments: