SMILE Summer Music

And we are excited to announce our 2023 concerts!

All concerts are free and accessible, and music goes from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. We encourage our audience to patronize our neighborhood restaurants and food carts to enjoy some dinner and music! And feed the tip buckets … all money collected goes directly to the musicians.

July concerts are at the west side of SE Bidwell St @ SE 13th Ave, next to the Sellwood Market.

July 1:  Chasing Ebenezer – World folk-rock with Celtic, African, & Middle East influences

July 8:  Lloyd Jones Trio – Funky blues and roots music

July 22:  Adlai Alexander – Bossa Nova, jazz, and 60s gems

July 29:  Sellwood Jazz – Eclectic jazz & pop that will get you moving!


August concerts are in the Windermere Building parking lot at SE 16th Ave & SE Rural St.

Audience enjoying music at Windermere Parking Lot

Aug 5:  The Roadless Travelers – Classic Rock with a psychedelic twist

Aug 12:  The Eric Ching Trio – Straight ahead thru modern jazz

Aug 19:  Sister Mercy – High energy R&B with powerhouse vocals

Aug 26:  The Cider Janes – Harmony driven Americana originals and covers

Summer Free For All Concert in Sellwood Park!

SFFA Concert in Sellwood Park

Rockin’ out in Sellwood Park with Rich Layton & Tough Town


And … like in 2022, SMILE is partnering with Portland Parks and Rec to present a Summer Free For All concert in Sellwood Park. This year it will be held on Saturday, July 15 and feature the Conjunto Alegre Latin Band! Music begins at 6:30 and there’ll be food vendors on site.

Here are links to stories about our 2021 and 2022 SMILE Summer Music series from The Bee:

SMILE Volunteers Plan Southeast Concerts and Events

Southeast Portland neighborhood hosts free ‘Summer Music Series’

Find a calendar full of neighborhood events brought to you by SMILE, the Sellwood Community House, and the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance (SMBA) at SMBA’s Explore Sellwood Moreland site.

To make a tax-deductible donation to SMILE to support the concerts and other summer events, you can make a contribution at SMILE’s GiveLively site. We couldn’t do this without our community members’ generous support! Thank you!