Summer is here and that means another great season of entertainment at Dawson Park! As you may have noticed, the park has been undergoing an extensive remodel over the last year and the concerts will serve as a great way to celebrate the new and improved park. The 2nd concert will begin early with a Park Dedication Ceremony. This year, our committee raised enough money to host 4 concerts and one movie night! These events are Free To The Public and are a great way to spend an evening out in the neighborhood. Concerts start at 6:30pm. During movie night, live performances by local musicians and free popcorn begin at 6:30pm and the movie starts at dusk. Here is our fantastic lineup:
- Wednesday, July 9 – Legacy Emanuel Medical Center presents Karen Lovely – Award-Winning Contemporary Blues.
- Wednesday, July 16 – Dawson Park Dedication Ceremony at 6pm. Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Portland Development Commission, and Portland Parks & Recreation present Ocean 503 – R&B, Funk, Soul, Reggae.
- Wednesday, July 23 – Rescheduled for Aug 6 due to weather.
- Wednesday, July 30 – Brownish Black – Indie Basement R&B and Soul
- Wednesday, Aug 6 – Pa’Lante –Salsa Con Sabor (rescheduled from 7/23)
- Friday, August 8 (Movie Night) – The NeverEnding Story
Golden Harvest Music presents King Louie & Ellen Whyte for pre-movie entertainment.
Bring your family and friends, a blanket or low camping chairs to sit on, a picnic, and your leashed dog. There will be an art activity for the kids and a few food vendors on site.
Dawson Park is located on N. Stanton St. and N. Williams Ave.
Portland Parks now has an easy way for folks to make individual online donations to the concerts. If you’d like to help contribute by making a donation, please go to http://parklandia.org/give-concerts and select “Dawson Park (Eliot)” to give.
The concert committee would like to thank our sponsors:
- Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
- Portland Development Commission
- Brooks Staffing
- Eliot Neighborhood Association
- The Skanner
- Turner Construction
- Widmer Brother Brewing
- FamilyCare Health Plans
- Las Primas Kitchen
- New Seasons Market
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Randall Children’s Hospital
- Wonder Ballroom
- Andeo International Homestays
- Tutor Doctor
- Urban League of Portland
- US Bank
- Williams Vancouver Business Association
We couldn’t do this without your generosity!