Steel Drum Band to Give Free Concert Tonight

Bram Brata
Bram Brata, a steel drum band, will give a free concert on July 11 at Irrigon Marina Park.

The steel drum band Bram Bratá will perform for the Music in the Parks free outdoor summer concert series at 7 p.m. tonight at the Irrigon Marina Park, located off Highway 730 in Irrigon.

Visitors will want to come early for the performance to see the wild bird demonstration by Blue Mountain Wildlife at 6 p.m.

The name Bram Bratá is derived from two Trinidadian slang words meaning “an unexpected party.” Audiences find this a fitting name as they enjoy the challenging and varied repertoire of Caribbean, Soca, jazz, popular and even classical music. Bram Bratá steel drum band performs on the average about two times a month in the communities throughout the Northwest. They have performed in Hawaii, Disneyland, and at Caribbean Music Festivals in Oregon and British Columbia.

Admission to the concert is free. 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 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 to Aug. 22. 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 a juggling show “Jugglemania” in Boardman on July 18; 7-Wheel Drive in Irrigon on July 25; Brass Fire in Boardman on Aug. 1; on Aug. 8 in Irrigon is Dakota Brown; Jamie Nasario in Boardman on Aug. 15 and in Irrigon on Aug. 22 is the band Fallout.