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The Washington Park Summer Festival series - Program

A proud tradition in Portland, the Washington Park Summer Festival offers ten consecutive evening performances in the gorgeous Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater from August 1-10, 2013.  These concerts are funded by taxpayers, sponsors, and donors, so there is no charge to attendees.



Concerts begin at 6:00 PM in the Rose Garden Amphitheater at Washington Park

August 1


Portland Gay Men’s Chorus An exuberant, powerful, and witty gathering of talented men whose musical artistry will astound and delight

August 2


Portland Summerfest Opera – Otello by Giuseppe Verdi An accomplished local opera company which draws hot young opera singers from all over the country for a memorable concert performance with full orchestra

August 3


PDX Jazz Presents The Carlton Jackson – Dave Mills Big Band A revered line-up of Portland’s most-loved jazz musicians paying homage to great composers of the jazz form




Portland Festival Symphony Celebrating the magic and power of classical music for over 30 years under the inspired baton of Maestro Lajos Balogh

August 5


Obo Addy’s Legacy: DiaTribe – From The Village To The Streets Traditional West African music, dance and drumming evolve into hip hop and break dance in this dynamic and provocative tribute to a Portland legend

August 6


Black Prairie A swiftly-rising, cross-pollinated Portland supergroup that exposes the venerable, forgotten roots of folk and bluegrass

August 7


Vagabond Opera Bohemian absurdist cabaret, exploring numerous Euro musical traditions, delivered with an operatic heart and a punk soul

August 8


Sean Ghazi Award-winning Malaysian actor, singer and dancer recently located to Portland, known for melding traditional Malaysian music with old jazz, and for his periodic cameos with Pink Martini

August 9


NW Dance Project’s In Good Company, With Deejay Anjali & Eden Hana Portland’s own award-winning dance company explores the mix of innovative movement, sounds found on vintage vinyl and live vocals for an unforgettable evening

August 10


Caña Son The traditional music of Cuba, played by newly-resurrected faves Caña Son with indomitable spirit and great reverence for its role in the evolution of modern salsa





Commissioner in Charge: Commissioner Amanda Fritz, 503-823-3008