Concerts in the Park continues in Aurora
Aurora will once again deliver an eclectic musical mix this summer with the return of its Concerts in the Park series every Wednesday night until concluding during Aurora Colony Days with a Saturday, Aug. 12, performance by Papa Smoke.
The shows start at 7 p.m. each night at the Aurora City Park amphitheater. Visitors should bring a chair or blanket for comfort.
Read below ro learn who's playing and when:
Wednesday, July 26, TBA
Wednesday, Aug. 2 fromw 7 to 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 & Renato Caranto. The Norman Sylvester Band often incorporates one or more female vocalists, notably the energetic & 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.
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 your favorite Classic Rock, Country, Southern Rock and Blues. Collectively touring the Northwest for over 35 years and performing with several major artists, "Papa Smoke" has perfected the art of musical performance and engaging an audience.
The band is: 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; Mark Troxel, bass guitar, vocals, drums, and humor.