Arts & Entertainment

Boardman, Irrigon park concert series kicks off on June 14

If it's summer, it's time for Monday night music in the park next to the river in Boardman and Irrigon.

The traditional Music in the Parks concert series will feature 10 concerts, beginning at 7 p.m. June 14 at Marina Park in Boardman, said Kathie McGowan, one of the organizers.

Irrigon also has a Marina Park along the Columbia River, and the towns will take turns playing host to the concerts that run through Aug. 16.

Admission is free.

Featured entertainers for the opening concert are Jeannette Lorang and Ted Vanderford.

"They sing country, blues, swing and top it off with a bunch of comedy," McGowan said. "Jeannette plays keyboards and sings while sax man Ted backs her up."

Admission is free to both parks, and visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.

Here's the rest of the schedule:

-- June 21: John Wambeck performs in Irrigon

-- June 28: Frank Carlson will play music honoring veterans in Boardman

-- July 5: 98 Percent Angels also will perform music that honors veterans at Irrigon

-- July 12: Skweez the Weezel will play Celtic music at Boardman

-- July 19: Roy Dodd's Tribute to Elvis will be in Irrigon

-- July 26: Barbara Nelson & Dance Unlimited will perform at Boardman.

-- Aug. 2: Bluezette will play at Irrigon

-- Aug. 9: Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines will sing barbershop harmony at Boardman

-- Aug. 16: Sidewalk Stompers will play Dixieland jazz at Irrigon