This year marks the 23rd 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. On Saturdays , the Starlight Cinema offers a great selection of family friendly movies shown on the big screen at the Main Stage beginning at dusk.
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.
Concerts begin at 6:30 pm - Movies begin at dusk
The Theater in the Woods Stage is the perfect venue to hear solo acts and small groups in a charming, intimate setting. The stage is located in the SE corner of Meinig park near the log gazebo. Bench seating is provided. Leave your lawn chair at home and bring a blanket or stadium chair for added comfort. There are no vendors , but you are welcome to bring a picnic and a bottle of wine.
All Shows - 6:30-8:00 pm
July 22 The Honey Dewdrops - “tangled country” duo from Baltimore, MD
July 29 The Steelhead Stalkers - local jazz trio led by Pablo Grabiel
Aug 5 Max Gomez - engaging storyteller and songwriter from Taos, NM
Aug 12 Three For Silver - indescribable acoustic alchemy
The beautiful Dale Nichols Main Stage is located near the park's entrance at City Hall and Fantasy Forest. From bluegrass to blues, Mariachi to rock, Main Stage concerts offer something for everyone. Arrive early to buy dinner or a shaved ice from our vendors, who will be at all Wednesday concerts this year. Don't forget to bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating.
All shows - 6:30-8:30 pm
Vendors: Taqueria el Jalisciense X | Beer Den X | Kona Ice
Aug 1 Quarterflash - Legendary 80’s American rock and roll
Aug 8 Rae Gordon Band - Blues with a Side of Soul
Aug 15 Mariachi Viva Mexico - experience the joy of the Fiesta!
Aug 22 Redray Frazier - Rock & Soul troubadour with his six piece band
Aug 29 Midnight Serenaders - hot jazz and vintage swing of the 1920’s-40’s
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 28 - Coco (PG, 105 min)
Aug 4 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13, 136 min)
Aug 11 - The Lego Ninjago Movie (PG, 101 min)
Aug 18 - Jumanji (PG-13, 119 min)
Portland Actors Ensemble is back due to popular demand, after a two year hiatus, to present their summer comedy at the Theater in the Woods Stage. Arrive early to be sure to get a seat; no lawn chairs in the amphitheater for this show, so bring a stadium chair or blanket to make the bench seating more comfortable.
Aug 26 at 6:00 pm
Portland Actors Ensemble presents,
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [REVISED] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
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 our Sandy Summer Sounds Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org