This years Aurora Concerts in the Park series begins Wednesday, July 9, at the Aurora City Park amphitheater and runs through Aurora Colony days on Aug. 9.
All concerts are on Wednesday at 7 p.m., except the finale, which is Saturday at 5 p.m.
Organizers remind concert-goers to take a blanket and chairs and that all shows take place rain or shine.
Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.
Musical acts are:
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9
While definitely a rock band, Mexican Gunfights stylistic influences include the blues grit, country lyricism, the soulfulness of gospel, a rare jam thrown in even tinges of Latin and jazz. After decades of playing together in notable northwest ensembles, the musicians have honed their songwriting, chops, harmonies and dynamics into a unified, expressive and powerful whole.
The Oregon Trailers
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16
The Oregon Trailers approach 50 and 60s classic country with an appreciation for its roots and a nod to the present. Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard are all represented liberally, as well as some more obscure material. The combination of danceable and energetic material is fun for everyone.
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23
Ian McFerons writing has been compared to that produced by Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Ryan Adams. Over the course of a decade-long independent music career, he has gained a loyal following and attracted media attention stretching across the Atlantic. He currently tours in support of his seventh album, Time Will Take You, recorded in Nashville, Tenn., with Grammy nominated producer and guitarist Doug Lancio and members of Ryan Adams band The Cardinals.
Copper & Coal
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30
Vintage country out of Portland, the group delivers duo female harmony vocals, fiddle, pedal steel and a very danceable rhythm section. Original music blends with classic honky tonk tunes from Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Ray Price and many others. Copper & Coals debut album went No. 1 on the Freeform American Roots Music chart.
5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9
This unique group is named for the iconic Jimmy Buffett tune Cheeseburger in Paradise.
Its songs tell stories of boats, bars, beaches and bad behavior. With six vocalists, keyboard, guitar, bass and a driving beat, its a band that invites dancing and singing along. The Margarita Girls bring their sassy good-times attitude, colorful costumes, singing and dancing to complete the entertainment package.