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.

Kruger's Farm
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)

Dawson Park
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)

Willamette Park
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)

Wallace Park
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)

Fernhill Park
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)

McCoy Park
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)

Happy listening!


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! We will be in the neighborhood July 21-23 or so, looks like we can hear some great latino bands while we are there.


kab said...

We'll definitely have to plan something, then! These concerts are really fun and so easy. Just pull up a piece of lawn and enjoy!