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Music in the Park

Celebrating its 29th consecutive year in 2015, there will be plenty of jazz, blues and swing music, combined with a mix of ballads, standards, originals and Americana.

Bandshell at Millsite Park

It's all being offered at Millsite Park most Thursday evenings during July and August from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. There is no admission charge and parking is free. Several local businesses may remain open late to accommodate those attending the concerts. A limited amount of RV parking is available at Millsite Park. There is a new 69 space RV park in nearby Tri-City.

According to Ted Romas, Event Coordinator, this is the longest running free concert series in Douglas County. Articles appearing in July 1987 issues of the Umpqua Free Press (now the Douglas County Mail) report that the Myrtle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce presented the first performances of Music in the Park that summer. For 12 years the concerts were successfully organized and coordinated by Bill and Marilyn West, both well-known residents of Myrtle Creek. Since 2007 the summer concerts have been presented by the Myrtle Creek~Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce.

In 2007, for the first time in the history of the concert series, corporate sponsorship was sought. Frontier Communications offered to make a substantial contribution to the event and, as a result, has been the Overall Event Sponsor since then. Other major contributors have included the C.Giles Hunt Charitable Trust, C&D Lumber of Riddle, the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and South Umpqua Disposal of Myrtle Creek/Tri-City. Additionally, over 50 local businesses and individuals have contributed to help keep the concert series free to all.

Millsite Park is an excellent location for Music in the Park. The band shell includes a stage and a concrete dance area. The grassy area is large enough to accommodate hundreds of spectators who bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Restroom facilities are located nearby. Pets are welcome, if kept under control and cleaned up after.

For more information about Myrtle Creek's 2015 Music in the Park concert series, contact Ted Romas at 541-860-5846.

Performance Schedule for 2015 Summer Season of Music in the Park

All dates/times are Thursday evenings beginning at 6 PM
with one temporary exception*
Season Opener: July 9
To Be Announced

July 16
To Be Announced

July 23, 24, 25
Enjoy the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival All Weekend

*FRIDAY* July 31
*This change from Thursday, July 30 is due to a planned overnite visit July 31 by 250-300 bicyclists!!!*
Performers to Be Announced

August 6
To Be Announced

August 13
To Be Announced

August 20
To Be Announced

Closing Performance: August 27
To Be Announced

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