Groovin’ on the Grass
Mini blues festival at Beaverton complex
8/6/2014, 2:18 p.m.
Five-time Grammy Award winner and Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray headlines the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's 4th annual “Groovin' on the Grass” concert on Saturday, Aug. 9 in Beaverton.
Cray is recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time and has sold more than 12 million records with his signature blend of rhythm and blues, pop, rock, soul and traditional blues
Thad Beckman will open the show at 5 p.m. at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, 15707 S.W. Walker Rd. Gates will open at 4 p.m. He'll be followed by blues queen Shemekia Copeland, then Cray and his band. The mini-blues festival event will end at 8:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person, a bargain for musicians of this caliber. Although the event is designed primarily for adults, children under 5 get in free.
A shuttle will run between the recreation complex and the Merlo Road/SW 158th MAX light rail station every 15 minutes between 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 pm. The complex also is served by bus routes 59 and 67. Parking is free but limited on the complex.