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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Washington Park Summer Festival 2015

Washington Park Summer Festival

All Performances begin at 6:00 PM
  in the Rose Garden Amphitheater

BUS: #63, #83, plus the Washington Park shuttle     

Fri, Aug 7

BRASS OPS
High-powered horns from Oregon’s own 234th Army Band in the Oregon National Guard, bringing New Orleans style jazz, military marches and popular tunes to open the Festival with spirit and jubilation.

Sat, Aug 8

PORTLAND SUMMERFEST PRESENTS: OPERARAMA IN THE PARK
Opera’s greatest arias, duets and ensembles starring Soprano, Angela Meade and friends and featuring the Portland SummerFest chorus and orchestra.  Maestro Keith Clark conducts.

Sun, Aug 9

PORTLAND FESTIVAL SYMPHONY
Celebrating the magic and power of classical music for over 30 years under the inspired baton of Maestro Lajos Balogh, this season PFS will offer an evening of old and new favorites sure to delight music-lovers of all ages.

Mon, Aug 10

REGGIE HOUSTON’S CRESCENT CITY CONNECTION
Put on your dancin’ shoes and prepare to celebrate the free-wheeling spirit of Mardi Gras, Portland style. Inspired vocals by LaRhonda Steele and Arietta Ward add to the experience.

Tue, Aug 11

JOHNNY LIMBO & THE LUGNUTS
“Rock ‘n’ Roll will never die and the Lugnuts are the reason why.”  Their stellar stage presence and showmanship have made them one of the most popular bands to perform classic oldies hits, coast to coast.   

Wed, Aug 12

THE MANY COLORS OF EDNA VAZQUEZ
This multi-faceted musician offers up an evening that spans the full breadth of her artistry. She begins solo, then is joined by other formidable musicians. Together they craft a memorable performance that includes duets, rock and Mariachi.

Thu, Aug 13

TIZER QUARTET
This world-class fusion band from LA has been a “jazz group of the year” nominee and has been called innovative and smokin’ hot by the critics. Their original sound runs the gamut from jazz to rock to world music.

Fri, Aug 14

MOVIE:  GREASE (Note: Movie starts at dusk)
Come in costume, sing and dance along to this iconic 1978 musical phenomenon. Grease remains the #1 highest grossing musical film ever. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 PM featuring the Steve Bradley & Jim Mesi Band.

All SFFA 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 – www.PortlandParks.org.
  • Alcoholic beverages for personal consumption are permitted only during Summer Concerts in the Park events.
  • All dogs must be on a leash.
  • All parks and natural areas are smoke and tobacco free zones.
  • Parking: avoid parking hassles by riding TriMet to the park.
  • No balls or flying objects are permitted in the amphitheater bowl on concerts days.
     

Accessible – Wheelchair users are invited to enter through the accessible parking area behind the stage level, but there are no paved paths, just grass.