Concert Series kicks off with Hawaiian theme

Updated Aug. 3, 2011 – Corrections have been made to the food vendors schedule. Domo Dogs is serving at  Aug. 11 concert only; Saucy BBQ is serving at  Aug. 18 and 25 concerts; and Hungry Hearts is serving at Aug. 4, 11, and 18 concerts.

Ardenwald’s Summer Concerts in the Park kicks off  with a Hawaiian theme this Thursday with new bands and new food vendors for 2011!

On Thursday, August 4 at 6 p.m., the Ardenwald Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association’s annual family-friendly Summer Concerts in the Park series begins with National Night Out celebration and a ukulele jam.

For National Night Out, public safety representatives from both Portland and Milwaukie promote safety awareness, answer questions from citizens, and provide fun activities and materials for children.

Ardenwald vice-chair Sherri Campbell has organized a children’s ukulele jam at the National Night Out festivities. KINGNIK (Curtis King and “Ukulele Nik”) are leading the ukulele jam.

Children interested in participating in the jam can bring their own ukulele, kazoo, or guitar. A loaner ukulele are available for those children who would like to give it a shot.

Kaloku and the Krew starts off the concert series with Hawaiian music at 7 p.m.

Bamboo Hawaiian Grill is providing Hawaiian food for purchase at the Aug. 4 concert and National Night Out only.

Rising Violet with pianist Naomi Laviolette, a pop and jazz trio band is performing on Aug. 11.

Still Kickin’, a five-piece acoustic band of the “baby boomer” is performing on Aug. 18.

Then the concert series wraps up with duo acoustic guitar performers Tim Ells and Jim Walker Duo on Aug. 25.

All concerts are at Ardenwald Park (3637 S.E. Roswell St., Milwaukie) and begin at 7 p.m. and end at dusk. The National Night Out and ukulele jam event begins at 6 p.m. on Aug. 4. The events are free and open to all ages.

Saucy BBQ is providing food for purchase at the Aug. 18 and 25 concerts. Hungry Heart  Cupcake will have treats for purchase at Aug. 4, 11, and 18th concerts. Domo Dogs is serving at the Aug. 11 concert.

Ardenwald’s Concerts in the Park is sponsored by Providence Milwaukie, Bernard’s Garage, Milwaukie Farmer’s Market, Milwaukie Garbage Haulers, Dark Horse Comics, Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association, and Milwaukie Neighborhood Grant.

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood District Association co-chair Jeff Davis is also the concert series coordinator.

Download Summer Concert 2011 Poster (PDF)

Ardenwald’s Summer Concert Series web page