It’s finally, officially summer. And that means sun-soaked concerts on the lawn, sweat-drenched bodies crashing into each other in mosh pits at the Roseland and more nostalgia tours than you can shake a stick at.
From Foreigner’s Juke Box Heroes tour lighting up the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater to Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s stint at the Crystal Ballroom and Willie Nelson’s gig at Edgefield, much of the Portland-area’s July concert offerings are drawing on our sepia-filtered memories.
Acts like Halsey, Blind Pilot and Matt Costa complement the influx of veterans making their way through the Rose City for another round.
Here are the 24 best concerts happening in the area this July:
The man behind earworm “Riptide” recently released a new 13-song collection: Feb. 23’s “Nation of Two.”
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, Edgefield. All ages. Tickets: sold out, try resellers. edgefieldconcerts.com
Headliners for this year’s party at Tom McCall Waterfront Park include George Thorogood, The Revivalists, The Mavericks and Beth Hart.
July 4-8, Tom McCall Waterfront Park. All ages. Tickets: $40-$1,250 for four-day pass ($30-$300 early bird special). waterfrontbluesfestival.com
Scott and Seth Avett have pivoted in recent years from the subdued approach they took to the folk sound that served their band well in the ‘00s to something a little bouncier. This new approach is most pronounced in 2016’s “True Sadness,” a transition most evident in the first track, “Ain’t No Man.”
7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday July 5-July 7, Edgefield. All ages. Tickets: sold out, try resellers. edgefieldconcerts.com