Let's go 'Haywire'
Music will once again filter out of Wait Park in Canby this summer as the Slice of Summer music program returns.
The program, which has run in Canby since 1985, was discontinued in 2017, but didn't stay dormant for long. A group of music fans resurrected it in 2018 and it is back for its second season since it resurrection.
It hasn't been without some struggles, however.
"Donations have been slow, we're not getting the support we would like," said Lisa Leir, one of the organizers. "We do get a grant from Mt. Hood, but that's for advertising only. Without that we would probably be in the hole this year."
But the shows will go on. The concerts are on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wait Park.
Up next will be Haywire (country) on Aug. 4 and Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts (Aug. 18).
While attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets for the show, and food and beverage vendors will be on hand, something new is also on the horizon. Slice of Summer will feature beer and wine selections this year. Route 99 Roadhouse is serving as the vendor for that this year.
Anyone wishing to help the music program financially can send donations to: 1109 SW First Ave., Suite F, #639, Canby, OR 97013. For more information about the series, call 503-263-5263 and leave a message.
Haywire likes to say it puts the "Tree" in country with its country music sound. Band members are Steve Benavides (vocals), Kurt Catlin (guitar), Darek Zen (Bass), and Rick Buckendahl (drums).
Artists the group enjoys are George Strait, Chris Ledoux, Jason Aldean, American Young, Blake Shelton, Garth Brooks and more.
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