Free Summer Concert Series in Boardman, Irrigon Kicks Off June 11

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The cities of Boardman and Irrigon will kick off their Music in the Parks outdoor summer concert series Monday, June 11.

The first performer of the year will be the ‘Bahuru Marimba Band at the Boardman Marina Park at 7 p.m., located off of N. Main Street on Marine Drive. The Tri-Cities-based ‘Bahuru Marimba Band is directed by Walt Hampton and is a 15-member Zimbabwean marimba band comprised of middle and high school students.

The Music in the Parks concert series is held each summer alternating between Boardman and Irrigon Marina Parks. The concerts are free to the public and begin at 7 p.m. on Mondays through August 13. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase at the Boardman events, courtesy of the Boardman Little League. The Music in the Parks series is funded by the Morrow County Unified Recreation District and Portland General Electric and sponsored by the North Morrow Community Foundation.

Additional dates and performers during the season include Brady Goss in Irrigon on June 18; acoustic duo Bobby and Faith are in Boardman on June 25; singing duo 98% Angels on July 2 in Irrigon; Los Ptyrillos de Nayarit will perform in Boardman on July 9; the band Cruise Control in Irrigon on July 16; the MissyG Band in Boardman on July 23; on July 30 in Irrigon are the Buttercreek Boys; guitar duo Blue Mt. Spanish Sound in Boardman on Aug. 6 and in Irrigon on Aug. 13 is the band Brass Fire. In the event of inclement weather, Boardman performances will be held at the SAGE Center and Irrigon performances will be held at the Irrigon Senior Center.

For more information about the Music in the Parks concert series, contact Jackie at 541-720-1289.

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