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YMP to host summer concert series


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Cloverdale will open the Youth Music Projects summer concert series July 18.

The Meteor Lounge, located inside the Youth Music Project, 2015 Eighth Ave. in West Linn has announced its summer concert lineup. Three concerts are planned for the state of the art performance venue at the nonprofit music school.

“We are so excited about our summer concert lineup,” Youth Music Project Executive Director Rachael Bany said. “The Meteor Lounge, our state of the art performance venue, is a great place to kick back and listen to some great acts. Our students will have a hand in the shows as well, giving these aspiring musicians a firsthand look at what it takes to perform for a crowd.”

The series opens with a performance by Cloverdale July 18. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The country duo consists of Oregon natives Chad and Rachel Hamar. The country duo consists of Chad and Rachel Hamar, who now live in Nashville, their EP “Young and Reckless” in 2010 and followed up with the release of “9 Miles Down a 10 Mile Road,” a full length album in 2012.

Tickets to the Cloverdale concert are $20 each online at tickettomato.com.

Award-winning singer/songwriter Scott Southworth will host a free songwriting question and answer session from 6 to 6:45 p.m. July 29, before his concert at 7:15 p.m. Southworth has written several Indy cuts with artists including Emma Jacobs, Stephanie Layne, Bob Karwin and Tom Templeman. He has released two solo songwriting projects and expects to release “The Dangerous Spivey Sessions” later this year.

Tickets to Scott Southworth’s concert are $10 each online at tickettomato.com.

The final concert in YMP’s summer series will feature Phil Madeira Aug. 30. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. A singer, producer, composer and musician, Madeira writes songs for artists such as Alison Krauss and Garth Brooks, tours with Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller and plays a number of instruments. He will be joined by Nashville’s Dennis Holt on drums and Portland’s Denny Bixby on bass.

Tickets to Madeira’s concert are $20 each online at tickettomato.com.

The Youth Music Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing outstanding rock, pop and country music education for youth by offering free or low cost lessons, free instrument use and exceptional performance opportunities.

Lessons are offered on a sliding scale, including low cost or free instruction and free instrument use for students on the free or reduced school lunch program.

In addition the project provides students with a performance venue equipped with sound and video recording capabilities. Classes are offered year-round and include private lessons, group ensembles and summer camps. For more information visit youthmusicproject.org.