Our Portland and regional parks are filled with free music all summer. We are the envy of a lot of other places for this. Really. I was going to painstakingly assemble a set of links to every summer series . . . but procrastination has it's rewards. The local blog Around the Sun already did it this week! The amount of work it saved me is truly amazing. I can probably take an entire day and go to the beach now.
So here's the link to the post. Save it . . . you will refer to it whenever you want to find free music in a park (and a couple of other locations). I haven't put it all on a calendar, but I'm guessing there's virtually no day that goes by without some band/artist playing somewhere.
But just in case you want it here, this is the text of the post from Around the Sun . . .
July and August are packed with free outdoor concerts. If you have any to add, please write a comment.
Portland Neighborhood Concerts: Assorted days in July and August.
Washington Park Summer Festival: Assorted days in August.
Tryon Creek State Park: Sunday afternoons in July and August.
Noon Tunes in Pioneer Courthouse Square: Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August.
Music on Main Street Sponsored by Portland Center for the Performing Arts: Wednesday evenings in July and August. Concerts take place on SW Main Street between SW Broadway and SW Park in downtown Portland.
Pickin’ on Sundays at Doug Fir: Every Sunday in July and August from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the patio.
Crown Park in Camas: Wednesday evenings in July and August.
Happy Valley City Park: Thursday evenings in July and August.
Lake Oswego Parks: Assorted days in July and August.
Liberty Plaza in Oregon City: July 10 and August 14.
Stella Olsen Park in Sherwood: Wednesday evenings in July.
Tualatin Hills Park District: Assorted days in June, July and August.
Concerts at Tualatin Commons: Friday evenings in July and August.
Vancouver Parks: Assorted days in July and August.
West Linn: Thursday evenings in July and August.
Bridgeport Village: Thursday evenings in July, August and September.
Concerts in Ardenwald Park, Milwaukie: Thursday evenings in August.===============
So grab a blanket, a low chair, a picnic dinner, and get out to some live outdoor music this summer!