Free Summer “Picnic in the Park Concerts” at Rose City Park!
July 24 – Norman Sylvester
Norman Sylvester “The Boogie Cat” was Inducted into the Oregon Music Hall Of Fame on October 8, 2011 at the Newmark Theater in Portland Oregon. This honor has given the Boogie Cat a new surge of energy. Norman has releases a new CD of 10 original songs “Blues Stains on my Hands”, a tribute to all the Pioneers of Blues who traveled the Chitlin’ Circuit keeping the Blues and It’s History alive.
LaRhonda Steele began her musical journey in Jones, Oklahoma at age 13, singing her first solo in church one Sunday morning. The journey brought her to Portland, Oregon and continues to be an amazing legacy of musical experiences for which she is ever Awed and Grateful.
2019 Concerts Info – July 20 and July 27
July 20 – Lloyd Jones Band
Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd Jones has recorded seven critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades. He’s a relentless road dog, hitting festival stages, Delbert McClinton’s annual Sandy Beaches Cruises (the last seven winter cruises), and clubs all across the land to enthusiastic crowds who can’t get enough of his swampy blues, back-porch picking, serious-as-anthrax funk, soul, road-house two-beats, and old-school rhythm-and-blues.
July 27 – The Kooltones
Returning for the second year in a row the classic rock cover band includes musicians Marty McCray, Jeff Munkers and Andy Campbell and Cam Dutz. Several of the band members have been playing together for nearly 40 years –they’ve played about every 50’s and 60’s hit song and have expanded their repertoire to include 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and even some current hits. They will get everyone dancing!
2018 Concerts Info – July 21 and July 28
Join Hollywood and Rose City Park Neighborhood Associations for their two Family Concerts in the Park.
July 21 – The Kooltones
The classic rock cover band includes musicians Marty McCray, Jeff Munkers and Andy Campbell and Cam Dutz. Several of the band members have been playing together for nearly 40 years –they’ve played about every 50’s and 60’s hit song and have expanded their repertoire to include 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and even some current hits. They will get everyone dancing!
July 28 – Bayou Boyz
Bayou Boyz, play Louisiana Blues, Swamp Pop, Cajun and Funk styles. The band includes musicians: Steve Kerin, Mark Shark, Brian Foxworth and David Kahl. Picnickers will feel the spirit and groove to their unique sound.
The Concerts will be held at the west end of Rose City Park near Thompson and NE 62nd Avenue. Entertainment starts at 6 pm and runs until 8 pm. Pack a picnic basket or get some carryout from a local neighborhood eatery.
2017 Concerts Info – July 22 and July 29
RCPNA and the Hollywood Neighborhood Association will be co-hosting our annual free Picnic in the Park Concerts on Saturday, July 22nd and 29th. Both concerts will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM at Rose City Park at NE 62nd and Thompson St. Pack a picnic basket or get take-out from one of our many great neighborhood restaurants, and join your neighbors for a couple warm and sunny – let’s hope – evenings full of wonderful entertainment!
Saturday July 22, 2017
Our July 22nd concert will be an Irish Hooley, featuring Nancy Conescu, along with the Murray School of Irish Dancing. Nancy is widely recognized, particularly throughout Ireland, for her vocal and guitar work, where she has appeared on concert stages, radio, and television. The Murray Irish Dance Troupe, well known for its high-energy performances and vividly attractive costumes, never fails to engage its audience, whether young or old. Every performance is marked by toe tapping, foot stomping and hand-clapping in the spirit of Irish culture, music, and tradition. For more information, please visit murrayirishdance.com.
Saturday July 29, 2017
Our July 29th concert will feature LaRhonda Steele with Louis “King Louie” Pain. The duo appears annually at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival (the 2nd largest blues festival in the U.S.), and they’ll be performing at Italy’s prestigious Porretta Soul Festival just days before their appearance at Rose City Park! LaRhonda’s daughters Lauren and Sarah will also perform, to complete an evening filled with a mix of blues, jazz, and gospel. More online at larhondasteele.com and louispain.com.
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