Free Noon Concerts
Information for Summer 2014 coming soon!
This summer treat yourself to the sweet sounds of the OSU Summer Session Wednesdays @ Noon Concert Series on the beautiful OSU campus.
Performances are FREE and held on the Memorial Union Quad (outdoors; weather permitting) or in the Memorial Union Main Lounge (indoors). So grab your lunch, bring your family/friends, and join us for an hour (12:00 - 1:00 P.M.) of fun, relaxation, and the great sounds of musicians from around the great Pacific Northwest and beyond.
2013 – Wednesdays @ Noon Concert Series *
|June 26||The Shinkle Band
(Inside MU Lounge)
|July 3||Ben Rice Band||blues/soul funk||Portland, OR|
|July 10||Ian McFeron||Americana/folk rock/rootsy-pop||Seattle, WA|
|July 17||Pura Vida||Cuban/salsa||Portland, OR|
|July 24||Bush Pilots||alternative bluegrass||Albany, OR|
|July 31||McDougall||folk/blues/punk||Portland, OR|
|Aug. 7||Headshine||acoustic coastal/rock reggae||Huntington Beach, CA|
|Aug. 14||West My Friend||folk/indie rock||Victoria, BC, CA|
* NOTE: Construction is scheduled near the Memorial Union building throughout much of summer 2013. All concerts are currently scheduled to be held on the MU Quad, unless noted otherwise. Seating is available for the outdoor concerts, but if you'd prefer to bring your own or a blanket, please feel free to do so. During poor weather conditions, construction conflicts, or other special campus events that restrict access to our normal outdoor performance area, notices will be posted nearby and the concert will likely be moved inside to the MU Main Lounge (1st floor).
In partnership with MU Program Council (MUPC) and MU Events, the logistics and management of the weekly concerts support service learning opportunities for students while providing our audience with some great, free summertime entertainment during the work week. Students from MUPC select performers from around the northwest, from a variety of genres and coordinate the entire event. Students from MU Events manage the venue (stage, chairs, performance area) along with the sound/electronic requirements of the performers.
Performers: if you are interested in performing in the Summer Session Wednesdays @ Noon Concert Series, please contact our office by email.
OSU Chamber Music Workshop Concerts (FREE - Special Event!)
Co-sponsored by OSU School of Arts & Communication and OSU Professional and Noncredit Education, come enjoy the classical sounds of intermediate and advanced music students (ages 9-19) who have been selected to participate in this unique chamber music workshop for Oregon youth.
- Central Park (1 - 2p) / Thursday, July 11 & 18
- OSU Campus: Arch @ Weatherford Hall (1 - 2p) / Friday, July 12 & 19
- Ashbrook Independent School (12:00 - 1:30p) / Saturday, July 13 & 20
For more information: pace.oregonstate.edu/strings
Evening concerts in Corvallis
Throughout the summer months, enjoy FREE concerts in Corvallis' Central Park. The Corvallis Community Band performs each Tuesday evening and the Hilltop Big Band and the Mango Django jazz quartet alternate performing each Wednesday evening. See their websites for event schedules.
Evening concerts in Albany
On Thursday evenings in July and August, you can relax with River Rhythms concerts at Monteith River Park in Albany. Blanket area opens at 5:30 p.m., concerts begin at 7 p.m. Call Albany Parks and Recreation, 541-917-7777, for concert information.