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By The Skanner News
Published: 11 July 2007

Portland Parks and Recreation's annual Summer Concerts in the Parks concert series is already underway. Sponsored by dozens of neighborhood and citywide groups, the unique concert series brings free music to your neighborhood all summer long.
To avoid parking hassles, ride TriMet to the concerts. Visit www.trimet.org to plan your trip. If you have a disability and require an accommodation in order to participate, call 503-823-2223 and allow two working days notice. Concerts will not be cancelled except in the case of very heavy rain.
For a complete list of summer concerts, visit www.portlandonline.com. Following is a schedule of upcoming concerts in North and Northeast Portland parks:

Fernhill Park, Northeast 37th Avenue, south of Ainsworth Street.
Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
July 13: Dirty Martini Trio (singer/songwriters)
July 20: Northwest Community Gospel Chorus (ensemble)
July 27: Intervision (R&B/rock fusion)

Rose City Park, Northeast 64th Avenue and Tillamook Street
Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
July 14: The Jumpers (classic rock 'n' roll)
July 21: Conjunto Alegre (salsa pequeña)

McCoy Park, North Fiske Street, between Trenton and Fessenden streets
Concerts begin at 6 p.m.
July 15: Son Trio (traditional Cuban)
July 22: The Fabulous Essentials (classic rock)
July 29: Portland Festival Symphony with Guest Conductor Thara Memory

Cathedral Park, under the St. Johns Bridge at North Lombard Avenue and the Willamette River
Aug. 4: Portland Festival Symphony featuring Michael Allen Harrison and trumpet soloist Fred Sautter

Grant Park, Northeast 37th Avenue and Knott Street
Aug. 5: Portland Festival Symphony honoring Norman Leyden, guest conductor

Kenton Park, North Delaware and Kilpatrick streets
Concert starts at 6 p.m.
Aug. 21: Freak Mountain Ramblers (rockin' bluegrass)

Peninsula Park, North Rosa Parks Way and Albina Street
Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
July 18: The Shanghai Woolies (hot '20s jazz)
Aug. 1: Connie Bieberach and Armonia Latina (Latin American pop)

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