Saturday, July 29, 2006

Summer's Not Over Yet!

If you feel, like we do, that your summer has barely begun and yet you feel it slipping away in no small part because of the reams of back-to-school ads that are falling out of your paper on a daily basis, then fear not! There is still time to pack a nice basket, head to some free (or nearly free) concerts and hear some great local music. Forthwith a listing of some of the places where you can "kick off your shoes and dance in the grass" (thanks, Michel!):

Kruger Farm
: Sauvie Island, 1700 NW Sauvie Island Road; 6-9 pm; food, beverages and wine for sale at the farm, no outside alcohol; fee: $5/car
Portland Parks: This is a list of selected concerts only; All are free (For a complete list go to the Summer Concert Series for Portland Parks and Rec.; Concerts begin at 6:30 pm; some food is available for purchase.
  • July 31: Jujuba (Afrofunk); Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Spokane at Willamette River
  • Aug. 1: Clampitt, Gaddis & Buck (Bluegrass); Mt. Tabor Park, SE 69th & Taylor
  • Aug. 1: Los Cowtones (Cowboy country); Couch Park, NW 18th & Glisan
  • Aug. 2: Portland Festival Symphony (Classical); Peninsula Park, N. Portland Blvd. & Albina
  • Aug. 6: Bodacious (Cajun bontemps); Lents Park, SE 92nd & Holgate
  • Aug. 8: Tom May (Classic folk); Couch Park, NW 18th & Glisan
  • Aug. 13: The Jumpers (Rock'n'roll); Lents Park, SE 92nd & Holgate
  • Aug. 15: Padam Padam (European cabaret/tangos); Couch Park, NW 18th & Glisan
So get out there and shake your thang...we don't want to hear any complaining come fall!

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