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Rich Layton & Tough Town brought blues to Gresham as part of free weekly concert series in downtown

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Rich Layton & Tough Town performed as part of Greshams popular Music Mondays summer concert series. Gresham's popular Music Mondays summer concert series continued this week as Rich Layton & Tough Town jammed out on stage, Monday evening, July 8.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - The group brought a little country and blues to the stage Monday, July 8. The popular Texas honkytonk band brought a little country, blues and American roots music to downtown, as part of the free concert series that runs weekly at the Gresham Arts Plaza, 401 N.E. Second St.

Those who missed the latest Music Monday act have plenty of upcoming opportunities. The concerts are held Monday evenings, from 6:30-8 p.m. Those who attend are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets, and a picnic to enjoy a summer evening of live music.

Music Mondays is presented by Gresham's Center for the Arts Foundation. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Musical summer:

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Music Mondays is a great chance for community members to enjoy live music during a picnic-like atmosphere. There are lots of great groups and performances scheduled for the Music Mondays concert series this year.

Some of the upcoming lineups include:

-- July 15: Remedy — classic rock, jazz, funk and croon music from the 70's, 80's and 90's

-- July 22: Shani Rose — contemporary sounds, soulful and heartfelt with catchy lyrics and melodies

-- July 29: Son of Trees — Latin rhythms, cha-cha to rumba, with classics from Mexico, Guatemala and Brazil

-- Aug. 5: True North —Bluegrass and traditional folk

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