Dawson Park Summer Events

Dawson Park Concert 2011

It will be another busy summer of great family friendly events in Dawson Park this year!  The Dawson Park Concert Committee, made up of a few Eliot Neighborhood Association board members, a concert loving resident, and a couple employees from Portland Parks & Recreation, have raised enough sponsorships from our local businesses to host 4 concerts and a movie this summer!  These are free to the public and are wonderful events taking place in our own neighborhood.  Bring your family, your friends, your dog (on a leash please) a blanket or low “beach” chairs, and your picnic basket.

The concerts start at 6:30pm and last until dusk.  There will be a food vendors on sight at the concerts including The Local Grind (Hawaiian BBQ), Gelato Maestro and Pop/Corn Publishers, as well as a children’s art activity area.  New this year,  we will also be providing additional bike racks.

The Movie in the Park event will begin around 6pm with live music and a rock climbing wall, followed by the movie beginning at dusk.

Nothing is better than summer time in the Rose City!  Come out and join us for some fabulous live music and a fun family movie.

Dawson Park Line Up


  • Wednesday July 11th
    Melao de Cuba (Vibrant Traditional Cuban)
  • Wednesday July 18th
    Legacy Emanuel Medical Center presents
    Soul Vaccination (hot soul and funk)
  • Wed July 25th
    Malcolm Noble’s Cool Breeze (R&B, Soul & Funk Classics)
  • Wed August 1st
    Grand Central Baking Company presents
    Chata Addy and Susuma (Afro Highlife)


  • Friday August 31st
    “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971)Live music by Norman and The Inspirational Beets preceding the movie.

Dawson Park is located on N. Stanton between Williams and Vancouver.

The Dawson Park Concert Committee, would like to thank all our sponsors:
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Grand Central Baking Company
Widmer Brothers Brewing
Albina Rotary Foundation
New Seasons Market
Brooks Staffing
Eliot Neighborhood Association
Portland Trailblazers
Wonder Ballroom
Pacific Continental Bank
Tutor Doctor
The Local Grind
Gelato Maestro
Pop/Corn Publishers
The Hat (Contributions from concert fans)

These businesses and organizations have been great partners.  Without them, we wouldn’t be able to host these fantastic events.  Thank you!