Sounds Like Summer: The 2018 Lineup

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FREE! It wouldn’t be summer without outdoor concerts, movies and plays! Bring your picnic basket, blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions available; proceeds support Willamalane’s Sounds Like Summer series. New this year: Food trucks at movies and concerts! Presented by Northwest Community Credit Union.

Miss the movie? A second showing will run the day after at Holt Park in Creswell!

Sounds Like Summer is presented by Northwest Community Credit Union

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Thank you to our Sounds Like Summer sponsors:

“The Taming of the Shrew”

Saturday & Sunday, 
June 16 & 17, 6 p.m. 
Meadow Park, 851 Mill St.

“Of all matches never was the like.” [ACT 3, scene 2].

Grab a ringside seat for the match of the ages in The Roving Park Players’ production of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” A woman out of place and time, aware of her position as a golden goose in a constricting, misogynistic society. A man with his eyes on the prize. A rich wife, sight unseen. And when first they meet? A spark? Fireworks? Nuclear implosion? Just who is taming whom, here?

 

Breakers Yard Concert

Wednesday, July 11 
6:30–8 p.m. 
Island Park, 200 West B St.
Breakers Yard is the Willamette Valley’s most eclectic acoustic band. Sampling from ragtime, country blues, jug band, hot jazz and delta blues traditions, they do everything from Lindy Hop dances to cowboy ballads to bootie-shakin’ dance parties. You can find their new album, “Tried and Untrue,” at shows and digitally on CD Baby, or you can pay them a visit at breakersyardmusic.com. Break it down!

 

“The Lion King”

Friday, July 13 
Willamalane Park, 1276 G St.
Rated G, 87 minutes. With Spanish subtitles.
7:30 p.m. activities: Create your own lion mane and pride rock. Movie begins at sunset. Guide for Parents

 

Blue Skies Big Band Concert

Wednesday, July 18 
6:30–8 p.m. 
Island Park, 200 West B St.
One of the premier dance bands in the Pacific Northwest, Blue Skies brings back the smooth big band sound that has become the band’s trademark. Come out to dance or just to enjoy the great music of the big band era! Twenty musicians give their best to lift your evening. Conducted by Devin Write.
Food vendor: Sweetbay Shave Ice & Dogs Gone Coastal.

 

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

Friday, July 20 
Willamalane Park, 1276 G St.
PG-13, 119 minutes.
7:30 p.m. activities: Welcome to the jungle! Quicksand, snakes and adventure await. Movie begins at sunset. Guide for Parents
Food vendor: Vinnies Smokin BBQ

 

Dina y los Rumberos Concert

Wednesday, July 25 
6:30–8 p.m.
Island Park, 200 West B St.
From the group’s founding until today, the international road taken by Dina y los Rumberos has been paved with success in both the United States as well as abroad. With a repertoire that journeys through the best of Cuban and international music such as Cuban son, salsa, guaracha, merengue and cumbia, among other genres, this talented group possesses such a wide range of interpretative possibilities that they are able to satisfy the most eclectic array of fans.  In Cuba, Mexico and now a large portion of the Great Northwest, fans have swayed and danced to the grooves of their music.
Food vendor: Sweetbay Shave Ice, Vinnies Smokin BBQ

 

“Coco”

Friday, July 27 
Willamalane Park, 1276 G St.
Rated PG, 109 minutes. With Spanish subtitles.
7:30 p.m. activities: Celebrate El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, early by making your own Calavera balloon skull. Movie begins at sunset. Guide for Parents
Food vendor: Fairy Floss

 

The KOZ Concert

Wednesday, August 1 
6:30–8 p.m. 
Island Park, 200 West B St.
The Koz Band reproduces the big sound of the classic bands, which dominated the arena rock concerts of the 70s and 80s. With their vocal harmonies and instrumentation, there are no limits to the music they are able to cover. The Koz Band covers many popular groups like: Journey, Styx, Foreigner, Cars, Boston, Night Ranger, Bon Jovi and many more.
Food vendor: Sweetbay Shave Ice, Dogs Gone Coastal

 

“Hidden Figures”

Friday, August 3 
Willamalane Park, 1276 G St.
Rated PG, 127 minutes.
7:30 p.m. activities: Experience the Space Race! Sample astronaut food, create constellations and learn about our universe. Movie begins at sunset. Guide for Parents
Food vendor: Vinnies Smokin BBQ

 

Nash Brothers Concert

Wednesday, August 8 
6:30–8 p.m. 
Island Park, 200 West B St.
Yes, family bands still exist and the Nash Brothers are the best in the area. Though they were born and raised in The City of Roses, Portland, Oregon, their hearts beat to the sounds of country life. It began by going on road trips, camping and fishing with family and listening and singing to country music classics. In 2012, the fire of country music was lit and they started playing every available moment of every day! From then on they had a dream—to be on stage in front of thousands of fans who share the same love for country music that they do.
Food vendor: Sweetbay Shave Ice, Cornbread Café

 

“The Greatest Showman”

Friday, August 10 
Willamalane Park, 1276 G St.
Rated PG, 106 minutes.
7:30 p.m. activities: Get your face painted and participate in other circus-themed activities in preparation for the movie. Movie begins at sunset. Guide for Parents
Food vendor: Rich Dawgs

 

Rock ‘N Rewind

Wednesday, August 15 Rock N' Rewind
6:30–8 p.m. 
Island Park, 200 West B St.
Rock N’ Rewind will transport you back in time on a nostalgic musical train to the 60s and 70s! They can rock, boogie-woogie, funk it up, groove to soul and take you down into the blues. Enjoy the ride!
Food vendor: Sweetbay Shave Ice, Cornbread Café

 

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Friday, August 17 
Willamalane Park, 1276 G St.
Rated PG-13, 152 minutes.
7:30 p.m. activities: Enter the Jedi training academy in order to learn the ways of the force. Movie begins at sunset. Guide for Parents
Food vendor: Cornbread Café

 

Hugh Lofting’s “Doctor Dolittle”

An original adaptation Saturday & Sunday, 
August 18 & 19, 6 p.m. 
Meadow Park, 851 Mill St.
Squeak, quack and hoot! Grunt, chitter, squawk! Follow along as Doctor Dolittle explains it all in Roving Park Players’ brand new adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s wonderful tales about the man who walks and talks with animals. Sail around the world with the good doctor: Fight pirates! Save monkeys! Discover animals the world has never seen! And have a well-cooked, hearty breakfast when it’s all over! You won’t want to miss the adventures of this kind, curious, ingenious gentleman. Bow-wow!

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