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Sandy Summer Sounds & Starlight Cinema 2017

Summer Sounds

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of SANDY SUMMER SOUNDS & STARLIGHT CINEMA.  What started as a humble offering of a few concerts per year has turned into a great line-up of music and movies.

Sandy Summer Sounds consists of two concert series, one offered on Sundays at the THEATER IN THE WOODS STAGE, the other on Wednesdays at the DALE NICHOLS MAIN STAGE.  The kick off event at the Theater in the Woods will be Wine in the Woods on July 16th, offering live music by two bands along with a selection of local wines and food.  The Main Stage Series begins with the Sandy Hops and Blues Festival on August 2nd.  Come on out for some great blues, brews and food in a gorgeous park setting - what could be better?

In addition to music, the Starlight Cinema offers a great selection of family friendly movies shown on the big screen at the Main Stage beginning at dusk on Saturdays starting July 29th.

All shows are held in beautiful Meinig Park, located just behind City Hall at 39250 Pioneer Blvd. and are FREE to the public.  Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a wonderful Sandy tradition.  For more details please see the schedule below.


  • Gold Level: CH2M, Clackamas County Bank
  • Silver Level: Everfresh Fruit Co., Hoodview Disposal & Recycling, Konell Construction & Demolition Corporation, Leipold Farms, Mount Hood Athletic Club, Red Shed Public House

All concerts start at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted   ◊  Movies begin at dusk


Our acoustic series at the Theater in the Woods stage debuted in 2007 and has proven to be a popular venue to hear solo acts and small groups in an intimate setting.  The stage is located at the back of Meinig park near the McCormIck St. entrance and all events are free to the public!

Bench seating is provided.  Leave your lawn chair at home and bring a blanket or stadium chair for added comfort.   

July 16 - WINE IN THE WOODS [4:30 pm - 8:30 pm] 

  • 5:00 - Blue Orchid  Energetic tunes and sweet lilting melodies
  • 7:00 - Junebugs  Multi-instrumental NW folk-pop trio

The following concerts start at 6:30 pm

July 23 - Jackalope Saints - Americana explorations of the once-unknown West

July 30 - 3 Leg Torso - Portland’s hippest eclectic chamber band

August 6 - Talbott Brothers - Captivating alternative folk-rock duo with extraordinary sibling harmonies


The beautiful Dale Nichols Main Stage is located near the park's entrance at City Hall and Fantasy Forest.  Feel free to come early and bring a picnic or enjoy dinner or a desert offered by local food vendor, Busy Bee Catering. From bluegrass to blues, a'capella to rock, Main Stage concerts offer something for everyone.

August 2 – SANDY HOPS & BLUES FESTIVAL [5:30 pm - 9:30 pm]

  • 6:00 - 7:30 – Hillstomp  American punk blues duo known for unique versions of traditional material
  • 8:00 - 9:30 – Too Slim and the Taildraggers  Straight whiskey blues with a southern rock beer chaser! 


The following concerts are from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

August 9 Kory Quinn & The Quinntessentials  Country/folk troubador and his all star band


August 16 - Scott Pemberton  Wildly creative guitar player blending funk, soul, surf, rock and indie


August 23 - Ages & Ages  Uplifting "raw choral pop" with insightful lyrics


August 30 - Pura Vida Orquestra  Energetic Latin band playing a wide variety of tasty beats




Enjoy some great family friendly feature length movies in the outdoors at the Dale Nichols Main Stage area.  Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs and come experience the thrill of watching a movie surrounded by tall trees and twinkling stars.

All movies start at dusk.

July 29 - Sing  (114 min, PG)

August 5 - Moana  (113 min, PG)

August 12 - Lego Batman  (129 min, PG)

August 19 - Pete’s Dragon  (103 min, PG)

August 26 - A Dog’s Purpose  (120 min, PG)



Concerts - All concerts will move to the Sandy Community Center, located at 38348 Pioneer Boulevard.

Festivals, and movies - Bring a rain coat or an umbrella!


For Performers: Interested in playing in one of the most beautiful venues in Oregon? We are always looking for talented performers to entertain concert goers for Sandy Summer Sounds. Want to send us a demo? For more information contact Sandy Summer Sounds Coordinator, Katie Murphy at (503) 784-2044 or email at