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Groovin' on the Grass announces its lineup, and the Taste of Tigard food festival is happening this weekend.

COURTESY THPR - Quarteflash, The Curtis Saldalgo Band and Nu Shooz will perform at THPRD's Groovin' on the Grass in August. Tickets are on sale now.Groovin' on the Grass tickets on sale now

The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's seventh annual Groovin' on the Grass show returns to Beaverton on Saturday, Aug. 19. This outdoor concert event features a trio of iconic Northwest acts sharing the stage for the first time.

Quarterflash, The Curtis Salgado Band and Nu Shooz will perform live at THPRD's Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, 15707 S.W. Walker Road, Beaverton. Gates will open at 4 p.m. for the 5 p.m. show.

Groovin' on the Grass brings world-class music to Beaverton at an affordable price in a pleasing and fun outdoor setting. General admission tickets are just $20 in advance and $30 at the gate, and children younger than 5 are free. A limited number of early entry tickets, which allow guests to enter the venue 30 minutes before gates open, can be purchased for $30.

Tickets are available at www.thprd.org/groovin/.

Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase, including craft beers from event sponsor Golden Valley Brewery.

Blankets and low beach chairs will be permitted in the main seating area. Guests with taller lawn chairs will be asked to occupy designated areas at the sides and rear of the seating area. An accessible seating area will be available for guests experiencing disability.

For more information on Groovin' on the Grass, visit www.thprd.org/groovin.

Local vendors take

a Taste of Tigard

Koi Fusion, Stash Tea, Indio Spirits, Zuniga Foods Townsend Tea, Brazi Bites and Scratch & Grain Baking Co. all have one thing in common — they all started in Tigard. This Saturday, attendees of the Taste of Tigard food festival will have a chance to sample food and beverages from each of these business, along with many other eateries that have a connection to Tigard.

A $15 Tasting Passport entitles visitors to a free sample from every vendor, as well as discounts on food purchases. Tasting Passports are only available in advance of the festival. The festival is free and open to the public. Vendors will have specialty dishes, menu items and festival food for sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The event will be held at the future trail head for the Tigard Street Heritage Trail and Plaza, at 12345 S.W. Main Street in Downtown Tigard. It will also feature live music from Moody Little Sister, Key of Dreams and more.

To learn more about Taste of Tigard and to buy a festival passport, visit http://www.tigard-or.gov/community/taste_of_tigard.php.

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