Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The Parks are Alive...
I am so lucky to have friends who, as someone in this household is fond of saying, have such "mad skillez." Laurie just went to the beach and wrote up a report for GSNW. Countless others have shared recipes that have become staples on our table. And my friend Michel compiles a yearly list of the outdoor concerts that are scheduled on almost every summer evening all over the city.
Here's a sample of the concerts happening through July, and all are listed on the calendar at left. Or you can download the whole list here.
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 pm; $10 per car. 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd. Phone 503-621-3489.
July 3: Los Cowtones
July 10: Bill Rhodes and the Party Kings
July 17: Ashleigh Flynn
July 24: The New Iberians
July 31: Lisa and Her Kin
Sellwood Riverfront Park
Mondays, 6:30 pm; free. SE Spokane at Willamette River.
July 7: Paul Thorn (gospel infused blues)
July 14: Renegade Saints (NW rock)
July 21: Caña Son (Cuban dance party)
July 28: Tony Furtado (contemporary Americana)
Mt. Tabor Park
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm; free. SE 69th & Taylor.
July 8: The Insomniacs (jump blues)
July 15: Jackstraw (bluegrass)
July 22: Connie Bieberach & Armonia Latina (Latin American pop)
July 29: The Menace Band (classic rock)
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm; free. N Stanton & Vancouver Ave.
July 9: Voodoo Bar-B-Q (zydefunk)
July 16: Patrick Lamb (R&B soul)
July 23: Aguamiel (salsa)
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm; SW Macadam & Nebraska at the south end picnic area.
July 9: Michael Manning & the Carolina Pump Station (5 speed originals)
July 16: The Buckles (country)
July 23: The Touchables (classic rock ‘n’ roll)
July 30: Freak Mountain Ramblers (country rockabilly)
Thursdays, 6:30 pm; free. NW 25th & Raleigh
July 10: Chata Addy the Music Man (Afro highlife)
July 17: The Quick and Easy Boys (funky tonk)
July 24: Brian Wait Band (family fun)
July 31: Dirty Martini Trio (acoustic pop)
Fridays, 6:30 pm; free. NE 37th & Ainsworth
July 11: The LaRhonda Steele Band (soulful R&B)
July 18: Vagabond Opera (Bohemian cabaret)
July 25: Casey Neill and the Norway Rats (Americana rock)
Powell Butte Nature Park
Saturdays, 7:00 pm; free. SE 162nd & Powell
July 12: Rich Halley's Outside Music Ensemble (original jazz)
Rose City Park
Saturdays, 6:30 pm; free. NE 64th & Tillamook
July 12: Sassparilla (insurgent blues)
July 19: Chica Marimba (infectious rhythms)
Sundays, 6:00 pm; free. N Fiske between Trenton & Fessenden
July 13: Rhythm Culture (reggae meets blues)
July 20: Django’s Cadillac (hot swing)
July 27: Linda Hornbuckle (soul-tinged R&B)