The Norman Sylvester Band kicks out the jams beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 2 at the Aurora City Park amphitheater. Visitors should bring a chair or blanket for comfort.
Here's who all is playing for the remainder of August:
Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. – Norman Sylvester Band
For the last few years the band has included Norman "Boogie Cat" Sylvester and his bass man from the beginning, Rob Shoemaker, drummer Paul Shoemaker, keyboard player Jeff Otto, and horn players Peter Moss and Renato Caranto.
The Norman Sylvester Band often incorporates one or more female vocalists, notably the energetic and accomplished Lenanne Sylvester-Miller, Sarah Billings, a popular singer and radio personality who fronts her own band. And when they can grab a date from one of Portland's most popular vocalists around, the soulful LaRhonda Steele appears with the group.
Saturday, Aug. 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. – Papa Smoke
Featuring stellar vocals and tight harmonies Papa Smoke is sure to deliver a great show performing classic and favorite Classic Rock, Country, Southern Rock and Blues. Collectively touring the Northwest for more than 35 years now, and sharing the bill with several major artists, Papa Smoke perfected the art of performing music and engaging an audience, making the corwd as integral a part of the show as the musicians..
The band Papa Smoke consists of: Butch Kent -- lead guitar and vocals, writer, composer; Marcella Troxel -- vocals, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, percussion; Aaron Troxel -- drums, rhythm and lead guitar, banjo, harmonica and vocals; and Mark Troxel -- bass guitar, vocals, drums, and humor; Troxel plays the foil toButch Kent a la Clarence Clemmons the foil to Bruce Springsteen. .