A Cara O Cruz performed covers in English, Spanish during Wednesday Music in the Parks series

COURTESY PHOTO: GRESHAM CENTER FOR THE ARTS FOUNDATION - A Cara O Cruz performed at Vance Park for the Wednesday Music in the Parks series. A nonprofit organization that has been bringing music to community parks across the city all summer made sure to emphasize the rock in Rockwood.

Wednesday afternoon, July 27, Rockwood danced to A Cara O Cruz, a group that mixes multiple musical stylings for a festive show that got the crowd on their feet at Vance Park, 1400 S.E. 182nd Ave., despite the heat. The Latin band, with rock and blues influences, played covers in both English and Spanish

The show was part of the new Wednesday Music in the Parks concert series that runs in the early evenings every other Wednesday in July and August. Hosted by the Center for the Arts Foundation, the family-friendly series is a way to bring music to the many diverse neighborhoods across the city. Future performances will be held at Hogan Butte Nature Park and Nadaka Nature Park.

Wednesday Music in the Parks is supported by Gresham Ford, Ziply Fiber, City of Gresham, RACC and other community businesses. During the show The Hoppy Brewer served beer and wine; Gresham-Barlow Youth Baseball Softball sold concessions and hot dogs; and Chapman's BBQ, Tany's Bakery and Kona Ice had food and treats.

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