Dawson Park Summer Events 2014

Concert 2013
2013 Dawson Park Concert

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:

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City Delays Projects, Sets Timelines

Dawson Park

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Dawson Park Final Design

The Portland Parks Department has finally set a timeline for the Dawson Park renovations. After several years of process starting in 2010, the Portland Parks Department is ready to move forward. In September, Dawson Park will be completely closed. The park will go through extensive renovations that will include removing and replacing several paths through the park, replacing a number of game tables, and removing eight (8) trees while pruning several others.

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Dawson Park Summer Events 2013

Big Crowd at Dawson Park Concert 2012
Big Crowd at Dawson Park Concert 2012

Summer is almost upon us and that means another great season of entertainment at Dawson Park! This year, we raised enough money to host 4 concerts and one movie night. These events are free and a great way to spend an evening out in the neighborhood. Concerts start at 6:30pm.  The movie night starts with free entertainment and popcorn at 6:30 followed by the movie showtime at dusk. Our fantastic lineup is as follows:

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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.

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A Dawson Park Summer

Obo Addy the Okropong Dancers visit the crowd at a Dawson Park Concert

Dawson Park felt alive this summer with so many fantastic events.

In cooperation with Portland Parks and Recreation, the Dawson Park Concert Committee raised enough money from local businesses and generous concert goers to host 4 fabulous concerts in July and August.  Neighbors and families from all over Portland were treated with an eclectic variety of free music throughout the summer.

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Theatre in Dawson Park

The Unscriptables, an unscripted theatre company, will host 2 performances in Dawson park on Sundays in August.  Shows are on the 7th, 14th and 21st starting at 1pm and 3pm.  The first show is geared more toward kids with a “G” rating the the second show toward a slightly older audience with a “PG” rating.  All shows are free!

Here is more information on the shows:

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3 Concerts Down 1 To Go

Obo Addy and Okropong, Dawson Park 2011

The Dawson Park concert series kicked off with a bang featuring Obo Addy & Okropong. The Ghanaian drums and dance were a hit with people of all ages.  The following week the Hillstomp show was postponed due to weather.  The concert series continued on July 20 with the Dirty Syncopators followed by Lisa Mann and Her Really Good Band on the 27th.

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Dawson Park Concerts 2011

Dawson Park will host four free concerts this summer!    The gazebo will be the stage for the live performances.  Concerts begin at 6:30 PM and last about 2 hours.  Best of all, the concerts are free!

2011 lineup:

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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.

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