There will be four shows to look forward to in this year’s recently announced “Summer Concerts in the Park” series.

One is scheduled for July, two in August, and a final concert in September, with the complete series promising an enjoyable variety of styles.

Each of the performances will be held in Cannon Beach’s downtown city park, adjacent to the tennis courts and the Chamber of Commerce building at 2nd and Spruce streets.

The concerts are made possible by a City of Cannon Beach community grant.

The series is produced by the Tolovana Arts Colony, a registered nonprofit group. The arts colony offers affordable, year-round arts-related education, inspirational and cultural programming to residents and visitors alike.

This Sunday’s opening concert will feature Jujuba, a 10-piece Afrobeat and Juju band from Portland. Master talking drum legend Nojeem Lasisi. Jujuba delivers a funky, big-band, danceable style of Nigerian Afrobeat and Juju music.

The strength of the 10-piece group revolves around its energetic cohesion among percussion, rhythm and horn sections. The show begins at 5 p.m.

Featured Aug. 11 will be Orquesta Pacifico Tropical, a Cumbia band sporting an arsenal of percussion, woodwinds, horns and guitars. The Sunday show begins at 5 p.m.

On Aug. 17, look for “Red Yarn,” a special, kid-centric Saturday matinee beginning at 1 p.m. “Red Yarn” weaves folksongs and puppetry into high-energy, interactive shows for family audiences.

An opening act will be included, with the starting time yet to be announced.

The final performance will be Sept. 22, featuring “The Builders & The Butchers” and “Baby Gramps.” This stacked bill includes stomping rock, cathartic folk, wild ragtime and more. The Sunday show begins at 4 p.m.


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