For Immediate Release


Sue O’Halloran, President, Center For The Arts Foundation


                                             Music Mondays Coordinator:

Shannon Chisom, SRC Community Consulting, LLC

503-750-3785, [email protected]

Music Mondays and Wednesday Music in the Parks Free Concert Series Return for July and August Center For The Arts Foundation Bringing Exciting Line-Ups and Even More Music to Gresham The Center For the Arts Foundation is excited to announce the line-ups for the 14th annual Music Mondays concert series which will be held on the Arts Plaza each Monday of July and August and the line-up for the 2nd annual Wednesday Music in the Parks series held in parks around Gresham. These series continue the commitment of the Foundation to bring diverse, exciting line-ups of musicians to the community for FREE family-friendly events. Music Mondays concerts run 5:30-8:30 pm at the Arts Plaza and include the ability to purchase food, beer, and wine and enjoy kid’s activities each Monday of July and August. Wednesday Music in the Parks concerts run 6:30-8:30 pm every other Wednesday of July and August, starting July 12th, and will include food vendors and beer/wine at each event.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors strongly supports celebrating the variety of cultures to be found around our community.

At each event, there will be ways to support the Center For The Arts Foundation’s efforts to bring art and culture to the community.

For Music Mondays: come a little early, find a comfortable place to sit on the bricks or the grass, and have dinner with your family while listening to the music. The Hoppy Brewer will be serving beer and wine, hot dogs will be for sale, there will be a taco stand, Chapman’s BBQ will have amazing BBQ, Tany’s Bakery will be on site with fresh churros and treats, Kona Ice will be there to cool you down and the ice cream truck will have treats. Easthill Church and USWC Taekwondo will be on site with fun kid’s activities too. Wednesday Music in the Parks will be adding food and beer/wine to each concert this year too.

Join us in supporting the arts in our community; providing a positive, cultural performance to expose new and traditional arts; and supporting artists who were hit hard during the pandemic.

These series are able to be produced thanks to local sponsors, including City of Gresham; KMO Real Estate; TriMet; Clackamas County Bank; Gresham Ford; McDonald Wetle; Miller & Main, LLC; USWC Taekwondo; SDF Collective; The Outlook; Brainjar Media; METRO; and many more.

If you are interested in sponsorship, contact [email protected] or Follow us on FB for updated information

2023 Music Monday Line-up:


July 3rd: Dustin & Andrea Rose with Remedy (Rock)
July 10th Trent Beaver (singer/songwriter) with JT & the Mudbugs (Swing)
July 17th Tridium (psychedelic indie rock0 with the Boondock Boys (Southern Rock/Country)
July 24th Christopher Kern with Rhythm Culture (Steel Drums/Reggae)
July 31st JT Wise Band with Johnny Wheels & the Swamp Donkeys (Roots Rock/Blues)


August 7th Lisa James with Super Soul Heros (R&B/Soul)
August 14th Under the Deku Tree with The Bylines (Jazz)
August 21st Ballet Folklorico with A Cara O Cruz (Dance/Latin/Cumbia)
August 28th Timothy James with Norman “Boogie Cat” Sylvester (Blues)

2023 Wednesday Music in the Park Line-up:

July 12th Oregon Symphonic Band at Nadaka Nature Park
July 26th Kenney Polson at Bella Vista Park (Smooth Jazz)
August 9th A Cara O Cruz at Vance Park (Latin/Cumbia)
August 23rd Bodacious at Butler Creek Park (Zydeco)


The mission of the Center For The Arts Foundation is to promote, facilitate, and advocate for the arts in Gresham and the surrounding areas. We do this by cultivating financial and other necessary resources to support the arts. Our vision is a community enriched by vibrant and diverse art experiences for Gresham and the surrounding areas. Arts are universal.  Communities with vibrant arts opportunities are healthier and overall better places to live. Our goal is to encourage greater artistic opportunities for the East County community.

Thank You, Sponsors