Music in Parks to Kick Off in Morrow County June 12

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Bahuru Marimba Band
The Bahuru Marimba Band will kick off the Music in the Parks program in Boardman on June 12.

The cities of Boardman and Irrigon will begin their Music in the Parks outdoor summer concert series Monday, June 12.

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 ‘Bahuru Marimba Band, comes to us from the Tri Cities. Directed by Walt Hampton, ‘Bahuru is a 15-member Zimbabwean marimba band, comprised of middle and high school students. Those unfamiliar with African marimba, will be amazed by the big, rich, earthy sound of ‘Bahuru’s music. ‘Bahuru is beginning to establish a reputation for their wonderful, energetic performances in the Mid-Columbia region.

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. 14. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of Judy’s Chuck Wagon. 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 19t; country singer Zack Grooms is in Boardman on June 26; singing duo 98% Angels on July 3 in Irrigon; Jamie Nasario and Luke Basile in Boardman on July 10; Melissa Cunnington in Irrigon on July 17; Dallin Puzey in Boardman on July 24; on July 7 in Irrigon are the Buttercreek Boys; guitar duo Blue Mt. Spanish Sound in Boardman on August 7 and in Irrigon on August 14 is the band Cruise Control.

For more information about the Music in the Parks concert series, contact Tami at 541-571-0844.