Musicians hit outdoor and indoor stages after lengthy absence due to pandemic.

PMG PHOTO: JONATHAN VILLAGOMEZ - Live music has made its way back to Portland, including at the Waterfront Blues Festival, where Sarah Tomek, drummer for Samantha Fish, rocked out July 2.Government restrictions have subsided, most people have been vaccinated, bands have begun hitting the road and the community has been trying to move on from the COVID-19 pandemic.

So, it's time to let you know where and when to watch and listen to live music — mostly outdoors, during the summer and fall at The Lot at Zidell Yards, McMenamins Edgefield, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Rose Quarter and elsewhere. Unfortunately, many events had to cancel in 2021 — including Pickathon.

Please check out our Metro Life section each week for updates and additions to the summer concert lineup.

Here are some shows you might want to check out:

The Lot at Zidell Yards

Portland's new socially distanced venue — people sit in "pods" — held a successful Waterfront Blues Festival July 1-5 (see coverage on Page B2), and the concerts keep coming into September. See for details and tickets.

July 14: Liv Warfield

July 16: Ural Thomas and The Pain

July 17: Y La Bamba (two shows)

July 18: Portland Cello Project, Saeeda Wright, JANE, Steven Bak

July 20: Kyle Craft (and screening of "Labyrinth")

July 23-24: Joseph

July 25: Produce Organic Records Showcase

July 27: 1939 Ensemble (and screening of "The Muppet Movie")

July 28: Onry (and screening of "Casablanca")

Aug. 3: Night Heron (and screening of "Wall-E")

Aug. 9: The Shivas (and screening of "Stand By Me")

Aug. 12: Deep Sea Diver

Aug. 14-15: The Lot Summer Music Festival (four shows)

Aug. 19: Kishi Bashi with Strings Live

Aug. 20: Moorea Masa and the Mood

Aug. 21: Low Bar Chorale

Sept. 11: The Dandy Warhols

McMenamins Edgefield

The McMenamins Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn series in Troutdale gets going this summer, with tickets remaining to many shows (see below). A lot of shows are sold out. See for info and tickets.

Aug. 15: Sheryl Crow

Aug. 17: Primus "A Tribute to Kings"

Aug. 18: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile

Aug. 22: Fitz & The Tantrums

Aug. 27-28: Modest Mouse

Aug. 31: Counting Crows

Sept. 18: Pink Martini

Sept. 22: Herbie Hancock

Sept. 24: Lord Huron

Oct. 15: Portugal The Man

Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

It's a short drive to the venue in Ridgefield, Washington, which usually attracts top acts, with tickets still remaining for shows (listed below). See for info and tickets.

Aug. 25: The Black Crowes

Sept. 1: The Jonas Brothers

Sept. 17: KISS "End of the Road World Tour"

Sept. 18: Jason Aldean

Sept. 25: Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Liz Phair

Oct. 2: Luke Bryan

Oct. 3: Kings of Leon

Oct. 5: The Doobie Brothers


The Cowlitz Ballroom at the ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield, Washington, features live music. For more: The lineup: Rick Springfield, Loverboy (Aug. 12); The Beach Boys (Sept. 5); Boyz II Men (Oct. 7); Miranda Lambert (Nov. 14); Old Dominion (Nov. 20-21); Gladys Knight (Dec. 5).

Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde will feature: George Thorogood and the Destroyers (July 31); Tesla (Aug. 6); ZZ Top (Aug. 15); Bret Michaels (Aug. 27); Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Sept. 3); The Oak Ridge Boys (Sept. 11). For more:

This and that

• The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival takes place in a scenic setting under the historic St. Johns Bridge, July 16-18. For more:

• The Washington County Fair will include live music, July 23-Aug. 1, in Hillsboro. For more:

• There'll be a musical lineup for the Oregon State Fair in Salem, Aug. 27-Sept. 6: Chicago, Aug. 27; Seether, Aug. 28; Jon Pardi, Aug. 30; Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Aug. 31; Zach Williams, Sept. 1; Flo Rida, Sept. 2; Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr., Sept. 3; Collective Soul, Sept. 4; Ezra Ray Hart, Sept. 5. For more:

• The Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend has a full lineup planned. For more: The highlights: Aug. 8, Brantley Gilbert; Aug. 15, Dierks Bentley; Aug. 20, Cypress Hill; Aug. 21, Old Dominion; Aug. 29, Modest Mouse; Sept. 4-5, Brandi Carlile; Sept. 6, Death Cab for Cutie; Sept. 8, Dave Matthews Band; Sept. 12, John Legend; Sept. 19, Pink Martini; Sept. 21, Foreigner; Sept. 26, Lord Huron; Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Luke Bryan; Oct. 3, My Morning Jacket; Oct. 15, Flogging Molly, Violent Femmes; Oct. 16, Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday.

Rose Quarter

And, although they are inside, check out the following scheduled concerts at the Moda Center or Veterans Memorial Coliseum through the end of the year:

Aug. 18, Harry Styles (update: rescheduled for Nov 8); Aug. 22, Guns N Roses; Aug. 24, Celine Dion (update: rescheduled for March 24, 2022); Sept. 4; Megadeth, Lamb of God; Sept. 6, Lindsey Stirling; Sept. 19, Maluma; Sept. 22, Deftones; Oct. 3, Judas Priest; Oct. 20, Brothers Osborne; Oct. 25, James Taylor; Oct. 28, Dan & Shay; Nov. 4, Andrea Bocelli; Nov. 5, Evanescence, Halestorm; Nov. 19, Florida Georgia Line. For more:

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