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Enjoy free outdoor concerts and movies in Lake Oswego and West Linn parks Sunday, Wednesday and Thursdays through August.

COURTESY PHOTOS - The Paul Creighton Project will play Wednesday at Foothills Park in Lake Oswego as the headliner for the Sounds of Summer concert series.

Get that picnic basket packed and load up the sand chairs — there are free concerts and movies to attend this week in Lake Oswego and West Linn parks. Here's this week's lineup:

Thursday, July 25 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.): West Linn's Music in the Park concerts kick off with Sister Mercy at Tanner Creek Park, 3456 Parker Road in West Linn. Sister Mercy is led by April Brown. She began singing in church and to this day singing gospel blues is her favorite. In fact is was church that brought her together with her Sister Mercy bandmates and where Debby Espinor asked her to front a blues band she was starting. Sister Mercy has given Brown a platform to fully realize her musical dreams.

Michael Allen Harrison will present a concert Sunday at Millennium Plaza Park, starting at 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 28 (6-7:30 p.m.): Moonlight and Music concert series features Michael Allen Harrison at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St., Lake Oswego. Harrison is known for his piano solo performances and recordings, his upbeat sound with his band, his work with inspiring Julianne Johnson and his giving spirit.

Wednesday, July 31 (7 to 9 p.m.): Sounds of Summer concert series features the Paul Creighton Project's (PCP) tribute to Jamiroquai at Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Drive, Lake Oswego. PCP is the collective efforts of musicians devoted to the art of sonic quality, blending the diversity of their refined musical tendencies with raw, unbridled instrumental chops. It unites Portland's finest jazz and soul players with the songwriting and vocal talent of Intervision frontman Paul Creighton, evoking sounds along the vein of Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder. The band features Brian Harris on keys and vocals, Jay "Bird" Koder on guitar, Damian Erskine on bass, Reinhardt Melz on drums, Joshua Cliburn on saxophone and Dick Titterington on trumpet. Miss Leisa Hart rounds out the vocal showcase.

Thursday, Aug. 1 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.): West Linn's Music in the Park concert features Grand Illusion, a Styx tribute band, playing at Tanner Creek Park, 3456 Parker Road in West Linn.

Grand Illusion's impressive roster of musicians features four lead vocalists, enabling them to faithfully recreate songs from one of the most commercially successful rock bands of all time.

The House with a Clock in its Walls is the feature for West Linns Movies in the Park Aug. 2 at Marylhurst Heights Park.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

Movies in the Park begin at dusk (between 8:30 and 9 p.m.), regardless of location. This week's screenings include:

July 25: "Ralph Breaks the Internet" at Millennium Plaza Park, Lake Oswego.

July 26: "Mary Poppins Returns" at Tanner Creek Park, 3456 Parker Road, West Linn.

Aug. 1: "Incredibles 2" at Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive, Lake Oswego.

Aug. 2: "The House with a Clock in the Walls" at Marylhurst Heights Park, 1800 Valley View, West Linn.

— For The Review, Tidings


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