Free Summer Concerts at Dawson Park

2010 Concert in Dawson Park

Hello Neighbors!  Amazingly enough, summer is just around the corner and your Dawson Park Concert Series Committee has been hard at work gaining sponsors so we can again host some amazing free concerts in Dawson Park this July.  Thanks to sponsor and audience generosity we managed to snag some great music last season, drawing record-breaking and increasingly diverse crowds to the gazebo.  We are working towards hosting 4 concerts this year which will be held on Wednesdays in July at 6:30pm to dusk.  No general fund money from Parks & Recreation underwrites these concerts, which means we raise every penny through the work of our concert committee, gathering sponsors from local businesses and donations from concert lovers.

If you enjoy these free family friendly concerts and would like contribute, there are a couple of options.  To be a sponsor, which means your name (or your business’s name) would be listed on the city-wide concert fliers, on the Eliot Neighborhood and Portland Parks & Recreation websites, in the next issue of the Eliot News, and recognized on stage at all concerts, the minimum contribution is $250.  Please email and I’ll send you the pledge form along with the various sponsor levels.  If you’d like to make a donation of any amount instead, you may simply write a check payable to Summer Concerts PP&R – Dawson Park and mail it to:

Summer Concerts
Portland Parks and Recreation
1120 SW 5th Ave Suite 1302
Portland OR  97204

If you have any questions regarding the concerts, feel free to either email me at or Judith Yeckel at  Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of you who choose to make this investment in the livability of our community.  We literally could not do it without you.