Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Music Vol 1 - Free Park Music

Last year I wrote this post as a guide to summer music in Portland. Will do it a little different this year and spread it over two or three.

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!

1 comment:

Dena C. said...

Thanks Jim!! Love the summer concerts in the parks listings... Already booking the Wednesdays with a group of friends and picnics... If you're coming to Stanton Park look for us! Cheers!