Oregon's Favorite Main Street
You won't want to miss this year's Concerts on the Plaza Series in Historic Downtown McMinnville!
This year our concerts are in the evening! Local FOOD VENDORS will be there! And a BEER GARDEN that welcomes families! This can be your kick-back destination in the week for easy fun!
We encourage everyone to head downtown every Thursday evening this summer for family fun, great music and food!
Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, June 9 - August 11, 2016.
Free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $5 (it's not much, but it will help support future concerts)
All shows will take place outside, on Davis St., at the US Bank plaza at 3rd and Davis St, in downtown McMinnville.
*** Note *** This first concert takes place at the First Baptist Church, from 12 Noon to 1:30 PM
First Baptist Church • 125 SE Cowls St • McMinnville OR 97128 • 12 Noon to 1:30 PM
"Harrison's solo performance mesmerized the audience with his spontaneity and obvious command of any musical genre he chose. Harrison is founder and president of The Snowman Foundation, which has raised over $2 million for music education supporting school programs. He is also a Steinway artist, which means he is given the opportunity to perform using Steinway pianos on loan from the company." –Katie Yoder, NuggetNews.com
Band: The Hill Dogs
The Hill Dogs are big-hearted, fire-breathing folk rockers. Rich, honest lyrics, soaked in beautiful harmonies are kept afloat by gritty grooves. The group hails from Oregon. Taylor Kingman (lead vox/lead guitar), Ricky Rohr (drums/vox), Lucas Benoit (rhythm guitar/vox), Kayla Stroik (viola/vox) & Rowan Cobb (bass guitar/vox) Two full-length albums have thus far been self-released; "Ghosts of Champoeg" in March 2013, followed up with "Hang In There" in January 2015. Rise to Rock 'n' Roll!
Band: Centaur Midwife
Centaur Midwife is a folk/rock/Americana quartet from Ellensburg, WA that plays original music and covers with a variety of acoustic instrumentations.
Band: The Mondegreens
The Mondegreens is a rock group based in Seattle, WA churning out a new take on “California Soul”: song-based rock & roll, infused with R&B, psychedelia, and folk. With an infectious, harmony-driven sound that combines the raw passion of The Avett Brothers with the diverse soundscapes of Grizzly Bear, their sought-after live shows can “run from dusty, shambling Americana to bright and modern in a single set.” Before nestling into the Pacific Northwest in 2015, The Mondegreens spent three years forging solid bonds with audiences and refining their live performances across the western U.S.
Band: Pretty Gritty
Band: Cedar Teeth
Cedar Teeth is a five-piece band hailing from the Cascade foothills of Colton, Oregon. For many years, the fellas have been working together in a shed at the edge of an ancient forest. And if the band is a reflection of that forest, the musicians are the trees. A band in the truest sense, the songs of Cedar Teeth come together organically: like a jigsaw puzzle without the box, assembled by many hands. Crafting a sound that blends rough and rustic folk rock with lyrical American roots, the music of Cedar Teeth is drawn from their experiences and sentiments of living on the frontier dividing the wilderness and the city.
Band: The Jackalope Saints
We are the Jackalope Saints, hailing from Portland, Oregon. Our sound is folk music fashioned to bluegrass and hammered to the floorboards of forgotten barns, winding through overgrown valleys where ailing giants sleep their lives away. Cut from seven cloths, forging original music. Bringing experience from a variety of musical backgrounds to create a unique, rich sound reminiscent of forest fires and screen doors slamming.
Band: Kory Quinn
Songwriter Kory Quinn, a DIY contemporary hobo intellectual, has a refreshingly homespun take on Americana, a very welcome sigh of relief in today's contemporary market. The songs are short and sweet but packed with clever lines, sentimental harmonies and twangy fills. All that makes them the kind of songs that hang around your brain like honky-tonk regulars. Among his self penned, road-worn material are stories and song that harken back to old-time drinking songs and heart rending country standards. In time they will be themselves for they are never new and they never get old.