Wasteland Kings from La Grande to Play Free Concert in Irrigon


The Wasteland Kings will perform for the Music in the Parks outdoor summer concert series at 7 p.m. tonight at the Irrigon Marina Park, located off Highway 730 in Irrigon.

Packing venues since 2008, the Wasteland Kings hail from La Grande. Members are Kris Mallory, Holly Sorensen, Mike Mallory, Jerry Smith, Al “too Loud” Macleod, and Mark Emerson. Influenced by the sounds of Steve Earle, the Rolling Stones, Townes Van Zant, Muddy Waters and the Pogues, the Wasteland Kings brings this genre with their own unique twist to give you the sound you hear today.

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 Aug. 12. 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 the Wasteland Kings in Irrigon on June 17; Latino rock band Azetatos are in Boardman on June 24; singing duo 98% Angels on July 1 in Irrigon; Brady Goss, the piano man, will perform in Boardman on July 8; Martin Gerschwitz will be in Irrigon on July 15; Cruise Control in Boardman on July 22; on July 29 in Irrigon is Latino band Fonozis; bluegrass trio Cosmo’s Dream is in Boardman on Aug. 5 and in Irrigon on Aug. 12 is country performer Cale Moon.

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.