2016 Portland Concerts In The Park Schedule | Free, July & August

portland concerts in the parks - mt tabor
The 2016 Portland Concerts in the Park series kicks off this Tuesday, July 5th,  and runs throughout July and August at parks across the city. The concerts are free and begin at 6:30PM.

This picture is from the Mt Tabor Concert series, which begins on July 5th. Mount Tabor has an ideal location for watching the concerts. It’s warm, but also has great shading so you are not getting scorched. You are allowed to bring food, wine, beer, with you, and there are vendors if you forget.


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2016 Portland Concerts in the Park Schedule:

  • All concerts begin at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted.
  • Pack a picnic dinner, bring a blanket or chairs, and spend time with family and friends!
  • Washington Park Summer Festival – 8 evening performances in the Rose Garden Amphitheater
  • More info: portlandoregon.gov


SELLWOOD RIVERFRONT PARK • SE Spokane & Oaks Pkwy • Transit #70, #99
Monday, July 11 Keegan Smith (Original urban Americana)
Monday, July 18 Pete Krebs and the Portland Playboys (Western swing and honkey tonk)
Monday, July 25 Edna Vazquez (Velvety, Latin pop with folkloric roots)
Monday, Aug 1 Karen Lovely (Award-winning contemporary blues)
Monday, Aug 8 Windermere Stellar presents:
Quarterflash (Energetic 80’s rock music)
DENORVAL UNTHANK PARK • 510 N Shaver St • 5:30 PM • Transit #44, #4
Monday, July 11 Grupo Condor (Performs “Legends of Mexico”)
Monday, Aug 15 Obo Addy’s Legacy Project (Interactive, dance and rhythms from Ghana)


MT TABOR PARK • SE 69th & Taylor St • Transit #15
Tuesday, July 5 World’s Finest (Americana, ska, and jam)
Tuesday, July 12 The Strange Tones (Surf tinged blues with a James Bond twist)
Tuesday, July 19 Ken DeRouchie Band (Muddy nominated blues)
Tuesday, July 26 Pure Vida (High energy salsa and timba)
COLUMBIA PARK ANNEX • N Woolsey & Willamette Blvd • Transit #75
Tuesday, July 5 Scott Pemberton Quartet (Classic rock, jazz, psychedelia and everything in between)
Tuesday, July 12 Dirty Revival (Soul, funk, and hip-hop)
Tuesday, July 19 The Student Loan String Band (Pacific Northwest “jamgrass”)
KENTON PARK • N Kilpatrick & Delaware Ave • Transit #4, yellow
Tuesday, July 26 The Dusu Mali Band (Improvisational African jazz)
Tuesday, Aug 2 Ian McFeron (Bluesy-Americana, folk-rock ‘n’ roll)
Tuesday, Aug 9 Northwest Blues Explosion (Funky, danceable blues and R&B)
MCCOY PARK • N Fiske & Trenton St • Transit #4
Tuesday, Aug 16 POPgogi (Soul meets Brazilian beats)
Tuesday, Aug 23 New Columbia Campus Partners presents:
Dina y los Rumberos (Vibrant, energetic Cuban music)


DAWSON PARK • N Stanton & Williams Ave • Transit #4, #24, #44
Wednesday, July 6 Legacy Emanuel Medical Center presents:
Soul Vaccination (The Northwest’s premier funk and soul band)
Wednesday, July 13 Hank Shreve Band (Rockin’ blues and soulful originals)
Wednesday, July 20 Sabroso (Latin to funk and everything between)
Wednesday, July 27 Andy Stokes (Traditional R&B)
WILLAMETTE PARK • SW Macadam & Nebraska St • Transit #35, #36,#43
Wednesday, July 6 National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) presents:
Freak Mountain Ramblers (Home brewed mountain rock ‘n’ roll)
Wednesday, July 13 Malea & The Tourists (PDX’s Dynamic swing, pop, variety band)
Wednesday, July 20 The Back Alley String Band (Bluegrass, Americana and original acoustic music)
Wednesday, July 27 Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) presents:
Reggie Houston’s Box of Chocolates (Fine sax with strings attached)
VENTURA PARK • SE 113th & Stark St • Transit #20, blue
Wednesday, Aug 3 Barn Door Slammers (Western swing and hillbilly jazz)
Wednesday, Aug 10 Tracy Fordice Band (Original, soulful rock)
Wednesday, Aug 17 Wamba (World Beat, African jazz, Afrobeat)
Wednesday, Aug 24 Son de Cuba (Latin, African, and jazz rhythms)


WALLACE PARK • NW 25th & Raleigh St • Transit #15, #18
Thursday, July 7 SELCO Community Credit Union presents:
Castletown (Energetic Celtic folk rock)
Thursday, July 14 Geno Michaels & Soul City (Neo-Soul, R&B, funk)
Thursday, July 21 SELCO Community Credit Union presents:
Caleb Klauder (Americana, honky tonk)
GLENHAVEN PARK • NE 82nd & Siskiyou St • Transit #72
Thursday, July 7 Sam Bam Boo (Caribbean grooves and tropical rhythms)
Thursday, July 14 Tony Ozier & the Doo Doo Funk All Stars (Funk and beats galore)
Thursday, July 21 Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band (Louisiana dance tunes)
BERRYDALE PARK • SE 92nd & Taylor St • Transit #15, Green
Thursday, Aug 11 Sapphire Health Services presents:
Samsel (Harmonious indie rock)
Thursday, Aug 18 University of Western States presents:
The Libertine Bells (Hot, vintage swing)
Thursday, Aug 25 The Rose City Kings (Muddy award-;winning blues)
COUCH PARK • NW 20th & Glisan St • Transit #77
Thursday, Aug 11 Folsom (Fun-loving, classic Americana)
Thursday, Aug 18 Tezeta (Funky soul and jazz inspired by Ethiopia’s golden age)


FERNHILL PARK • NE 37th, North of Ainsworth St • Transit #75, #72
Friday, July 8 Vacasa presents:
Tony Starlight (Music, laughter, Sinatra to the ‘80s)
Friday, July 15 The Quick & Easy Boys (Harmonious indie rock)
Friday, July 22 LaRhonda Steele (Irresistible soul music)
Friday, July 29 Mariachi Viva Mexico (The premier mariachi band in the Northwest)
Friday, Aug 2 National Night Out
Concordia Neighborhood Association presents:
The Wanderlust Orchestra (Rip-roaring cabaret)
LOVEJOY FOUNTAIN PARK • SW 3rd & Harrison • Transit #35, #54, Green, Yellow
Friday, July 22 Jujuba (Danceable Nigerian Afrobeat)
Friday, July 29 The Shanghai Woolies (Hot jazz-age pop)


Saturday, July 30 Cathedral Park • 6:00 PM Portland Festival Symphony
Sunday, July 31 Laurelhurst Park • 6:00 PM Portland Festival Symphony
Wednesday, Aug 3 Willamette Park • 5:30 PM NCNM & OHSU presents:
South Portland Health & Safety Fair
Friday, Aug 5 South Park Blocks • 6:30 PM National Night Out
Downtown Neighborhood Association presents:
Pa’Lante (Fiery salsa & Afro-Cuban rhythms)
Saturday, Aug 6 Peninsula Park • 6:00 PM Portland Festival Symphony
Sunday, Aug 7 Grant Park • 6:00 PM Portland Festival Symphony
Sunday, Aug 14 Washington Park • 6:00 PM Portland Festival Symphony
Sunday, Aug 28 Laurelhurst Park • 6:00 PM Providence Stage Band


All Summer Free For All events are FREE!

  • If you need a sign language interpreter or FM loop amplifier, please contact 503-823-4333, or 711 (TRS) at least ten (10) business days in advance of the performance. Information about PP&R programs and services is available online for those needing a voice synthesis – PortlandParks.org.
  • Alcoholic beverages for personal consumption are permitted only during Concerts in the Park events.
  • All dogs must be on a leash.
  • All parks and natural areas are smoke and tobacco free zones.


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One Response to 2016 Portland Concerts In The Park Schedule | Free, July & August

  1. Nancy Goldsmith July 21, 2016 at 8:29 am #

    Is Norman Sylvester going to appear at any park this summer..2016?

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