Music feeds the soul, especially during the summer when you can sit outdoors in a park with the Columbia River flowing nearby.
That's why the Boardman Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Music in the Park Summer Concert Series each year featuring an eclectic mix of musicians from across the Northwest.
The concerts are each Monday at 7 p.m., starting June 16. They take turns at Marina Park in Boardman, 1 Marine Drive N.W., or Marina Park in Irrigon at the end of N.E. 10th Street. Admission is free.
Here's the lineup:
-- June 16: Slipshod country rock band in Boardman.
-- June 23: Brassfire, a nine-piece horn band that plays jazz, funk, blues, rock and swing music in Irrigon.
-- June 30: The Trio in Boardman.
-- July 7: 98% Angels in Irrigon.
-- July 14: Simple Harmonies, a husband/wife team who sing harmony with guitar and harmonica in Boardman.
-- July 21: Vaughn Jensen Band, a popular blues band in Irrigon.
-- July 28: Bram Brata steeldrum band from West Richland, with a performance by the Richland High School cheerleaders in Boardman.
-- Aug. 4: Brady Goss in Irrigon.
-- Aug. 11: Old Time Fiddlers in Boardman.
-- Aug. 18: Tony Madrigal plays a mix of '50s, '60s and '70s music in Irrigon.
-- Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; email@example.com; Twitter: @dorioneal