FREE Concerts in July and August — mark your calendar!

For over 35 years, SMILE has presented summer concerts in our neighborhood parks as part of Portland Parks & Rec’s summer music program. Because park concerts are cancelled again this year,  SMILE is hosting  a free 12-concert neighborhood music series.  The kick-off events is July 10, and runs through August 28.  Mark your calendar!  Here’s the line-up:

Windermere Building parking lot (SE 16th & Rural) – 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Saturday, July 10 – Lloyd Jones & Mark SharkAmerican Roots and Blues – underwritten by a donation from Lauren Sheehan

Saturday, July 17 – Silver Lake 66Soulful Americana – underwritten by a donation from Lee Cannon, American Family Insurance

Saturday, July 24 – Terry Robb & Lauren SheehanAmerican Roots and Blues – underwritten by Cypress Beauty & Wellness

Saturday, July 31 – Sellwood Jazzunderwritten by a donation from Hailey Percival, Edward Jones

Sellwood Community House Pavillion (SE 15th and Spokane) – 6:30 – 8:30

Tuesday, August 3 – Marv and Rindy Ross – Seafood Mama, Quarterflash, Trail Band – PDX faves! – underwritten by a donation from Cellar Dog

Tuesday, August 10 – Paula Byrne QuartetJazz Vocalist – underwritten by a donation from Gino’s Restaurant.

Tuesday, August 17 – Robert MeadeUpbeat Americana, Rhythm ‘n’ Blues originals & classics – underwritten by a donation from Umpqua Bank

Tuesday, August 24 – Carpathian-Pacific ExpressKlezmer music – underwritten by a donation from Sellwood Pet Supply

Moreland Presbyterian parking lot (SE 19th & Bybee) – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m

Saturday, August 7 – Annette Lowman TrioJazz vocalist and storyteller – underwritten by a donation from The Muddy Rudder

Saturday, August 14 – Adlai Alexander TrioSoulful Jazz guitar and vocals – underwritten by a donation from Sellwood Medical Clinic

Saturday, August 21 – Mary Flower with Doc Stein & Stew Dodge – Soulful finger picking guitar and lap slide – underwritten by a donation from Plural Collective

Saturday, August 28 –Pete Krebs & The Catnip BrothersBakersfield HonkyTonk and Western Swing – underwritten by a donation from Tom Dwyer Automotive 


A few details:  There will be some shaded areas at each location.  We’ll have limited seating available so consider bringing your own chair. Pick up food at one of our neighborhood restaurants or bring a picnic basket from home and head on over.

Let’s have some fun — TOGETHER —  this summer! 



Please help support this and future SMILE-sponsored music events — every dollar helps! If you make a $150 donation, you’ll be listed as an underwriter/sponsor of one of the 12 concerts! Contributing businesses can have a table at that concert to connect with the neighborhood.  With your support we can continue to gather for free, live, outdoor music in the neighborhood!