Bottle blondes have more fun at final Last Tuesday
Hundreds head to The Round's north plaza on Tuesday for monthly party
Hundreds turned out on a sultry Tuesday evening at The Round at Beaverton Central's north plaza to rock out to Pepe & the Bottle Blondes at the final Last Tuesday event of the summer.
Described on the band's website as "an eclectic, 'Copacabana style' ensemble of saxophones, congas and percussion, trumpets, and three-part harmonies," the group delivered a lively performance evoking the aesthetics of 1950s nightclub chic, enticing many in the crowd to dance and take part in the action.
Like the other celebrations at The Round held this summer on the last Tuesday of each month, the event, which featured music food and art, is sponsored by the city of Beaverton and the Beaverton Arts Commission.
Beaverton resident Valerie Atto, a Last Tuesday regular, said it doesn't take much to get her out to any Latin-flavored music.
"This is fabulous," she said, attending the event with her husband, Dave. "We've enjoyed it. I like salsa and that kind of music."
City Councilor Marc San Soucie, who stopped by the event after the final council roundtable meeting held in the former City Hall at 4755 S.W. Griffith Drive, said events such as Last Tuesday are gaining popularity.
"Based on the quality of the events, it's just been building and building," he said, noting how Last Tuesday brings more attention to The Round, where city government offices are now located in the Beaverton Building. "This could become an important downtown district."
Formed in 1995, Pepe & The Bottle Blondes has performed in San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, at the Horizon Casino in Lake Tahoe and in Portland at the Heathman Hotel and for the Portland Trailblazers. Pepe has sung in Madrid, Paris and Las Vegas, including appearances with Pink Martini at the Cannes Film Festival and with the Oregon Symphony.
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