This Summer Sees Live Music at Shute and AmberGlen, and Pix All Over Town
Jazz, Rock, or Country? Showtime Concert Series Has Your Groove
This summer, Showtime at Shute takes on a new name: Showtime Concert Series. Why the change for the City’s 39-year-old outdoor concert series? The concerts will now be held at multiple parks throughout the summer in order to reach more folks with live, family-friendly, free entertainment. This summer, the first five concerts take place at Shute Park as in years past, but the final two will occur at AmberGlen Park in the Tanasbourne district of east Hillsboro. The lineup has you covered with a variety of electrifying music every Thursday night from July 11 through August 22, and food will be available for purchase.
The concert series kicks off July 11 at Shute Park with crowd favorite tribute act Aerosmith Rocks, taking listeners on a tour of the band’s career—from the swagger of their 70s heyday to their iconic hits of the 90s. Next, on July 18, try something a little different with the Portland-based indie band with an international sound, Mbrascatu. This eclectic five-piece brings an intriguing fusion of European and American influences, swinging from rock to folk to psychedelia while utilizing an impressive array of instruments.
The inimitable rock guitarist Jennifer Batten plays on July 25. Well-known as a touring musician for the likes of Jeff Beck and Michael Jackson, Batten has completed residencies for Cirque Du Soleil, published several books, and continues to shred across the globe. Not to be outdone, local treasure Sister Mercy brings their brand of high energy blues to the stage the following week on August 1. With a voice that could peel the paint off the walls, miss this vocalist and her backing band at your own peril.
Pa’lante brings multi-rhythmic Latin jazz to Shute Park on August 8, in a show sure to get you up for a full-body workout. Playing salsa, cumbia, merengue, and timba, this tight ensemble is a high point in any music-lover’s summer event schedule.
As we near the end of the Showtime Concert Series, the fun heads to AmberGlen Park for two final performances: modern pop rock band Precious Byrd, and Nashville-based husband and wife country duo Cloverdayle. The horn-enhanced dance music of Precious Byrd provides a perfect soundtrack for late-summer grooving on August 15, while Cloverdayle satiates the thirst of country purists looking for raw and real emotion as the series comes to a close on August 22.
Visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/SummerFun for the full lineup of summer events.