Summer concert season is upon us, and it’s cutting into my blogging time. As you may have noticed this week, there’s been an absence of posts. It’s not due to a lack of things to blog about but rather a lack of time. We wait all year in the Pacific NW through the drizzle and fog and mud for July 4th to come around. That’s the official start of summer around here. It’s as if someone flips a switch and it’s suddenly summer. The clouds are gone, the air is dry, and the sun is shining. Early July also brings on the summer outdoor concert season. Our summers are short, so we try to pack as much into the three dry months we have. One of our favorite things to do is to pack a picnic and head to a local park for an outdoor concert. Kendall loves to go along.
One of our favorite concert series is the Lake Oswego series. They hold four concerts at Foothills Park on the banks of the Willamette River on Wednesday evenings. Then, they move to Westlake Park for four more. This picture was taken before the crowds filled in.
Lake Oswego also holds concerts in Millenium Park on Sunday nights. It’s a great way to wrap up the weekend. Those are also held during July and August. They tend to be more on the classical/jazz/acoustic side whereas the Wednesday nights are more dance music and rock.
Another series that we attend are the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District’s summer concerts. On Thursday, Quarterflash, of “Harden My Heart” fame, played at a local park.
This crowd was much larger than the Lake Oswego concert on Wednesday.
Kendall didn’t go to this concert with us because her older brother, Bailey, is staying with us for the weekend, and I didn’t know how big the crowd would be. Puffy, named after Puff Daddy, sat in front of us.
For a complete list of outdoor concerts and music festivals in the Portland, OR area, see Portland on the Cheap’s listing. He’s done a great job of putting all of the links in one place.
Also, today is Saturday, which means it must be time for the Saturday Pet Blog Hop. So, hop on over and check out some wonderful pet blogs. If you’re stopping by from the hop, welcome. Take some time to look around. I hope you’ll be back to see what else Kendall’s been up to this summer.