Get ready to boogie the night (and days) away festival-style in the heart of downtown Tigard.
The Tigard Music Fest is set to rock Main Street July 22-24, with a free, family-friendly, weekend party packed with art and food and tunes behind the Beach Hut Deli.
“We really want everyone to come and experience the awesomeness of live music…and highlight the downtown businesses. It’s a community thing,” said promoter Florian Raqueño, founder of entertainment company Florian Raqueño Productions.
Raqueño teamed with Beach Hut Deli owner and City Councilor John Goodhouse to create the event. The pair hopes it will be the start of an annual summer celebration in the city.
Music kicks-off at 5:30 p.m. with local cover band SureFire pulling favorites from five decades of rock and roll, and continues throughout the weekend with more than a half-dozen bands from all over the musical map slated for full sets on the main stage.
Think Motown, country, blues, reggae, Latin, soul, pop and rock.
“The sense of community is going to be great,” Goodhouse said. “There’s going to be a lot of Tigard pride going on down here.”
The inaugural installment is also meant to spotlight Tigard’s historic downtown and the collection of new businesses popping up along Main Street as Universal Plaza construction begins.
“We really want the focus to be not just coming down for the music fest, but going up and down the street to eat, drink, shop and have fun,” Goodhouse said. “It’s a great way for people to get downtown and be able to patronize their downtown, which has mostly been missing in Tigard. People have had to go to Portland, they’ve had to go to Beaverton, they’ve had to go other places.”
Main Stage Schedule:
Friday, July 22
5:30-7:30 pm: SureFire rocks Classic covers from the 60s through the decades. From Tom Petty, Queen, The Beatles, Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Santana, ZZ Top and so many more, you’ll dance and sing along.
8 pm-10 pm: Jimi Hardin Motown Soul debuts at the Music Fest with nine of the best musicians blending decades of jamming into sweet soul sounds. Hardin’s mellow, sensual and soulful vocals capture the heart of the Motown sound.
Saturday, July 23
11 am-1 pm: Collection of Lone Souljahs kick the party off Saturday with chill vibes and sun drenched Caribbean sounds.
1:30-4 pm: Conjunto Alegre turn-up the mid-afternoon heat with a sizzling mix of salsa, merengue, bachata, Cumbia, chachachá & Latin jazz! Infectious, electric energy makes this powerhouse 10-piece a staple on the Oregon festival circuit.
4:30-6:30 pm: Robert Henry Band brings its award-winning country sound home to Oregon after award a quick Texas tour. Henry’s song Storm the Gate earned him a World Songwriting Award for Best Traditional Country Song in 2020.
7-10 pm: Lisa & the Hitmen end the night with an eclectic mix of favorites. From Stevie Wonder to Lady Gaga. Bruno Mars to Led Zepplin and everything in between, Lisa and the Hitmen bring the hits.
Sunday, July 24
Noon-2:30 pm: Anni Piper Blues Band, Anni Piper is a sultry vocalist, an insightful composer, accomplished bass player and show-stopping performer. Piper’s critically acclaimed 2008 release Two’s Company climbed to 21 on the Living Blues chart. She’s toured North America widely, packing the House of Blues and other legendary venues.
3-6 pm: Remedy closes the weekend with “a jukebox of great memories,” igniting the dance floor with the best of ’70s, ’80s and ’90s funk and rock. This fun ensemble featuring two former Blazer Dancers gets the audience grooving.