Aurora Colony Days | August 13 2022
Wednesdays, July 13th through August 3, 2022
Saturday, August 13th 2022
FREE community summer concert series, Every Wednesday leading up to the Saturday, August 13th Aurora Colony Day's Celebration in the Park finale! Held at the Aurora City Park in the Amphitheater. Rain or Shine, all are welcome!
Food & beverage vendors available for your enjoyment!
Wednesday, July 13th 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Kelsey Bales is a local country singer/ songwriter that has performed all over the Pacific Northwest. With an eclectic taste of old school outlaw, rock and roll and country originals she leaves audiences of all ages entertained.
Kelsey has shared the stage with country acts Trick Pony, Love &Theft, Logan Mike, Sarah Darling, and the Sweet Tea Trio. Along with playing The Oregon Jamboree, Ellensburg Rodeo and Sisters Rodeo after parties she and her band bring a high energy show and have a blast doing it.
Being local to the area you can rest assured it will absolutely be a party in the Park the night she plays!
The Norman Sylvester Band
Wednesday, July 20th 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Norman “Boogie Cat” Sylvester was born in the farmlands of Bonita Louisiana in 1945, his earliest musical influence came from gospel singing in church and hearing the blues on the back street of town where he wasn’t allowed to go. His family moved to Portland Oregon in 1957 in the “great migration” when he was in the 7th grade. Norman’s learned to play in church from high school friend, “King of Seattle Blues” Isaac Scott & had his first professional gig in 1963. While working in the Trucking Industry through the 60’s & 70’s he played in local Soul bands but his love for the Blues was always calling for him. He went to a concert of Buddy Guy and talked his way on stage. After his performance, Buddy encouraged him to devote himself to a career in music and then he was hooked! He continued in the 80’s as a Teamster working to support his growing family but also formed the Norman Sylvester band with his Bass player of over 35 years, Rob Shoemaker. After they played the first Waterfront Blues Festival in 1987, BB King invited them to open for him twice. They have since played with James Cotton, Mavis Staples, Little Ed and the Blues Imperials, Tower of Power, the Five Blind Boys, Peter Frampton and many others. Norman has been inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, awarded Cascade Blues Association’s Life Time Achievement Award and the Norman Sylvester band was named Hall of Fame best R&B band for their multiple honors. Norman has balanced a strong family of 7 children, 9 grandchildren & 1 great-grand child. While the Norman Sylvester band have become a popular NW blues staple playing clubs, festivals & special events. The band also works in local schools teaching Blues History & mentoring future artists.
Too Loose Cajun (zydeco band)
Wednesday, July 27th 7:00 to 9:00 PM
The ever-popular Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band rocks the house in the Portland area with their infectious brand of Cajun and zydeco dance music from Southwestern Louisiana. This band has two fiddles, accordion, electric guitar, piano, the traditional Louisiana frottoir, and a kickin' rhythm section.
The Ben Rice Band
Wednesday, August 3rd 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Ben Rice's music is deeply rooted in traditional blues, yet at the same time fiercely original. His guitar playing earns labels like "fearless," "inventive" and "powerful," and he routinly brings audiences to their feet with his stunning and emotionally honest vocal delivery. Ben is as much at home fronting his electric band as he is captivating a crowd solo with nothing but his voice and his acoustic resonator guitar.
Best Night Ever
Saturday, August 13th 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Pride of Portland Chorus
Saturday, August 13th 6:30
Pride of Portland Chorus is the premier women's a cappella chorus of the Pacific Northwest. Education and musical excellence define who they are and shape their success in the competitive world of women's barbershop. Based in Tigard, OR, the chorus draws from a rich reservoir of women from all over the Pacific Northwest. Guests and potential new members are always welcome to stop by and see what singing with Pride of Portland Chorus is all about! More information at http://prideofportland.org
Best Night Ever is a local, 10- piece Pop rock and funk band that plays your favorite tunes! Their high energy performance features hits from every decade and genre. You will be sure to hit the dance floor early.