Summer Concerts

Free Summer "Picnic in the Park Concerts"

Rose City Park
NE 62nd Av. and NE Thompson St.

Source: http://www.lilqueenie.net/

2022 concert info: July 23, 6-8pm

On July 23rd from 6-8pm, RCPNA will host Lil’ Queenie for our annual Picnic in the Park Concert at Rose City Park. The concert will be set amphitheater-style in the northwest corner of the park near the playground, and neighbors are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics to the show.

While you may think Lil’ Queenie is a reference to Linda LeClair and her baritone saxophone, it’s actually a reference to the Natchez trace variety of blues developed in New Orleans which permeates the band’s set-list to guarantee that every show has folks dancing – or at least bopping their heads. The seven fellas that join Linda on stage, Mark La Rue Todd, Eldo Caddy, Bill Lamb, Tim Helm, David Mitchell, and Max DeSax, supply the vocals, guitars, keyboard, trumpet, drums, and saxophone for the 1960’s hits and original songs, too. You can learn more about Lil’ Queenie and get a preview of their sound on Facebook, YouTube, or on their homepage: www.lilqueenie.net.

We can’t wait to sing, dance, and mingle with you on July 23!

RCPNA’s 2022 Picnic in the Park Concert was made possible because of a Central North-east Neighbors (CNN) Small Grant award facilitated through the City of Portland Office of Community and Civic Life. We are thankful to live in a neighborhood and City that supports bringing music and events to our residents and their guests. RCPNA is acquiring a Noise Variance Permit to provide amplified music in a public space and while we would like to jam all night, the show will end at 8pm to respect our neighbor’s evening quiet time. Members of the RCPNA Board of Directors and various committees will be on-hand to answer questions and share Association updates.

Past Years

Concerts in the Park 2021 Poster2021 Concerts Info - July 24 and July 31 - 6 PM to 8 PM
NE 62nd Av. and NE Thompson St.

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.

July 31 - LaRhonda Steele – Portland Center for Spiritual Living

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.

Email concerts@rcpna.org to volunteer for setup or cleanup, or for more info.