An annual tradition in Portland every summer is a series of free concerts held in neighborhood parks throughout the city. Here is a list of several events taking place in July and August featuring acts that will appeal to blues lovers. All shows are at 6:30 pm, except for those held in the Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater which begin at 6:00 pm. For park locations, visit www.portlandoregon.gov.

July 9 – Karen Lovely – Dawson Park

July 15 – The Strange Tones – Mt Tabor Park

July 16 – Linda Hornbuckle Band – Willamette Park

July 28 – Robert Moore & The Wildcats – Sellwood Riverfront Park

August 5 – Norman Sylvester Band – Kenton Park

August 11 – Ural Thomas & The Pain – Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater

August 12 – Jerry Joseph & The Jack Mormons with Ashleigh Flynn – Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater

August 20 – The David Gerald Band (from Detroit) – Parklane Park

August 28 – Woodbrain – Berrydale Park