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Sandy Summer Sounds & Starlight Cinema 2016

Summer Sounds

This year marks the 21st 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 17th, offering live music by two jazz bands along with a selection of local wines and food. The MAIN STAGE SERIES begins with the Sandy Hops and Blues Festival on August 3rd. 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 30th.

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.

PLEASE THANK OUR WONDERFUL 2016 SPONSORS!

Gold Level: CH2M, Clackamas County Bank

Silver Level: AEC, Everfresh Fruit Co., Konell Construction & Demolition Corp., Hoodview Disposal &Recycling, La Milpa Mex. Foods Inc., Red Shed Public House, Villa Vista Homes 

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


THEATER IN THE WOODS PERFORMANCES - SUNDAYS

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 McCormack 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 17 - WINE IN THE WOODS (4:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.) WINE, FOOD, AND JAZZ

5:00 P.M. - Pablo Grabiel & the Steelhead Stalkers - jazz, Latin, funk, and pop

6:45 P.M. - Boy & Bean - depression era swing/jazz trio

The following concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

JULY 24 - Pretty Gritty - souful Americana

JULY 31 - The Blackberry Bushes Stringband - acoustic bluegrass and alt-folk

AUGUST 7 - Kathryn Claire - original and traditional orchestral folk music


DALE NICHOLS MAIN STAGE CONCERTS - WEDNESDAYS

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 3 - HOPS AND BLUES FESTIVAL (5:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.) BEER, FOOD, AND BLUES

6:00 P.M. - Tony Furtado - genre-spanning multi-instrumentalist

7:45 P.M. - Ty Curtis - rockin blues

The following concerts start at 6:30 p.m. with food, wine, and beer available at 6:00 p.m.

AUGUST 10  - Conjunto Alegre - salsa, cumbia, bachata, & more

AUGUST 17 - Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band - Lousiana dance tunes

AUGUST 24 - Chervona - Eastern Euro carnival insanity

AUGUST 31 - The Barn Door Slammers - honky tonk & western swing


MOVIES IN THE PARK  are held on SATURDAYS

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 30 - Shaun the Sheep (84 min., PG)

AUGUST 6 - Cinderella (2015) (105 min., PG)

AUGUST 13 - Inside Out  (94 min., G)

AUGUST 20 - Zootopia (108 min. PG) Subject to availability: back-up movie: The Good Dinosaur

AUGUST 27 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (136 min., PG-13) Star Wars costumes & Light Sabers welcome!


IN CASE OF RAIN...

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

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

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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 katimurph@gmail.com.