See Hear Do
Get this week's concerts and outdoor performances on your calendar now
The entertainment is free and fun! Pack a picnic or plan to purchase food from vendors at the events. Bring blankets or low sand chairs and enjoy an evening of music or theater. This weeks lineup includes:July 8, 6 p.m. Coriolanus presented by Shakespeare in the Parks at the Lajos Balogh Performance Shell on the Marylhurst University Campus, 17600 S.W. Pacific Highway, Lake Oswego. July 10, 6-7:30 p.m. Moonlight & Music presents Michael Allen Harrison and Julianne Johnson at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St., Lake Oswego. July 13, 7-9 p.m. Sounds of Summer series presents Andy Stokes Band at Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Blvd., Lake Oswego.
Andy Stokes says while growing up there was some music in his household, in the form of albums like those of the Temptations, Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin and Stylistics.
Id just be in my room with my back leaning against the hi-fi, using the broomstick as a mic, he said. Though he claims he never intentionally set out to perform music, he sort of fell into it.
Sure I sang around the house, he said. I especially enjoyed the sounds of James Brown and Stevie Wonder. He has performed over the years with local Portland icons like CoolR (his own band), Curtis Salgado, Linda Hornbuckle and Nu Shooz and nationally with Michael Bolton, George Clinton, Connie Stevens, Temptations, Stylistics and others. He was also one of the voices of the famous California Raisins characters, developed at Will Vinton Studios.
Stokes heart and soul are worn on his sleeve as he sings everything from soulful power ballads to upbeat funk tunes that make your whole body want to move. His voice and emotion are certainly powerful and positive musical forces to be reckoned with, and you will be singing the songs long after the lights of the stage have gone down.July 15, 7 p.m. Nu Shooz performs at the Lajos Balogh Performance Shell on the Marylhurst University Campus.