Music under the sun. Music under the stars. The Mid-Willamette Valley is teeming with live music to fill both your days and nights with the sweet sounds of summer. From rock to country, check out what you can hear.
River Rock Concert Series
Shake, rattle and roll your way into the weekend with a Wednesday night concert in the park at the River Rock Concert Series. Blankets and low-level lawn chairs are permitted at this festival-seating outdoor music series. A kids area will entertain the young ones while waiting for the music to begin. Picnics are permitted, along with water in a sealed bottle. There also will be a variety of food, wine and beer available for purchase. No pets. When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 12-26. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Where: Riverfront Park Amphitheater, 200 Water St. NE. Cost: $10 to $30. Purchase a series pass for all three shows for $47. Children 10 and younger free with a paid adult. Tickets: Online at riverrock.ticketleap.com (handling fee applies) or in person at Withnell Dodge, 2650 Commercial St. SE. Information: 503-763-1944 or riverrocksalem.com
July 12: Con Bro Chill — Party tunes. Cost: $15 in advance. $20 at the gate.
July 19: Matt Nathanson — Folk/rock singer/songwriter. Cost: $25 in advance. $30 at the gate.
July 26: Blues Traveler — Rock. Cost: $25 in advance. $30 at the gate.
Monmouth Music in the Park
Monmouth’s Music in the Park is a midweek musical menagerie of tunes for all tastes, plus it’s free. Food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase. There will be arts, crafts and garden activities for kids, but please leave pets at home. When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m….