The concert series that kicked it all off! Celebrate summer with us on Thursday evenings while listening to our fantastic bands play the sun down. Bring your family and friends down to Esther Short Park, put down a picnic blanket and some lawn chairs and enjoy.
Concerts take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Parking is available at the Vancouvercenter garage at 601 Columbia St.
The 2017 Lineup
Thursday, July 6: Curtis Salgado
With a career spanning forty years, award-winning soul, blues and R&B performer Curtis Salgado is a one-of-a-kind talent. From co-fronting The Robert Cray Band to leading his own (and recording nine solo studio albums) to helping transform John Belushi into "Joliet" Jake Blues to touring with Steve Miller and Santana, he is a true musical giant.
Thursday, July 13: Nu Shooz
Nu Shooz played their first gig on June 21, 1979 at Col. Summers Park in Portland, Oregon. In 1986 their single "I Can't Wait" reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the album it was featured on, Poolside, was certified Gold by the RIAA.
Thursday, July 20: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has celebrated close to forty years of providing symphonic music to our community. Its success is due to the talent and commitment of the early conductors and musicians who provided VSO's foundation.
Thursday, July 27: 5 Guys Named Moe
Named after a 1943 hit song by Louis Jordan, 5 Guys Named Moe is a 13-piece horn-driven show band that performs 60's Rock n' Roll, Motown hits, Disco, Soul and everything in between.
Thursday, August 3: Coolade
Coolade plays your favorite party hits from the 1960’s to today. With exceptional musicianship, star powered vocals, and lots of interactive fun, their energetic performance will keep you dancing and entertained until the last song.
Thursday, August 10: Patrick Lamb
Patrick Lamb regularly tours and performs as the 'saxophonist to the stars' with Grammy winners and luminaries like Gino Vannelli, Bobby Caldwell, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Tommy Theyer, Diane Schuur, Bobby Kimball, Alice Cooper and Smokey Robinson.
Thank You to Our Sponsor
Founded on a desire to see success in our community, Riverview has been providing sound financial support to the community for over 90 years. Riverview Community Bank sponsors a wide range of local groups and events and contributes nearly 2% of its before tax income each year to organizations meeting the needs of Southwest Washington and Oregon in the areas of Education, Economic Development, Child Services and Arts & Culture.
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