At the Eliot Neighborhood April General Membership Meeting concert planners Tamille Lundmark and Pamela Weatherspoon announced the concert schedule. Dawson Park will host 4 concerts this season – every Wednesday evening in July.
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.
Dawson Park will host three free concerts this summer! The gazebo, renovated in the the Spring of 2008, will be the stage for the live performances. Last year three great acts graced the gazebo and this year’s lineup looks fantastic. Concerts begin at 6:30 PM and last about 2 hours. Best of all, the concerts are free!
I love our little Eliot neighborhood. I love the big old Portland houses with good sized lots and the proximity to downtown with easy access to TriMet. This is why my husband and I moved here in the first place 6 years ago. Within the last few years the list of reasons for loving our neighborhood keeps expanding. I love the ever-growing number of eateries and boutiques within walking distance, being a part of a diverse and eclectic population, and participating in block parties, Friends of Trees annual plantings, and neighborhood clean-up days. My favorite is the summer concert series in Dawson Park.
Once again Dawson Park will host three concerts this summer in July (and August). The gazebo, renovated in the the Spring of 2008, will be the stage for the live performances. Last year three great acts graced the gazebo and this year’s lineup looks fantastic. Concerts begin at 6:30 PM and last about 2 hours. Best of all, the concerts are free!
One of the things I like most about our neighborhood is being able to walk a few short blocks for food and entertainment. In July my wife and I along with the dog packed up a picnic and walked to Eliot’s Dawson Park to see free concerts. This year Dawson Park hosted three “Summer Concerts in Portland Parks” on Wednesdays in July and we attended them all.
This summer there will be two free concerts held in Dawson Park as part of the Summer Concert Series. Both concerts are on Wednesday evenings, July 11 and July 25.
Concerts start at 6:30 pm
Wednesday July 11 – Grand Central Baking Co. presents Aguamiel (salsa)
Wednesday July 25 – Liv Warfield (blues/ballads)
Art activities for children are offered at concert series beginning one half hour before the concert starts.