Mondays at Monteith

Mark Ylen/Democrat-Herald

Hundreds of concertgoers turned out Monday evening to hear the 50-piece Willamette Valley Concert Band open the annual Mondays at Monteith concert series.

The band, under the direction of Richard Sorenson, has kicked off the series since its inception years ago.

The band opened the concert with the "Star-Spangled Banner," followed by Broadway show tunes.

Here's are the upcoming concerts, all in Monteith Riverpark.

July 15: The 234th Army Band. The military band represents a tradition of musical history that dates back to before World War II. This year’s theme is “Bright Lights and Sagebrush.”

July 22: J.T. and The Tourists. The group is known for performing oldie, goldie hits. The veteran rockers have opened for and played with some of the big names in music.

July 29: Halie Loren. Depending on the song, Loren can be sweet, sly or sultry. She sings familiar standards, new music and her own originals.

Aug. 5: The Cheeseburgers. They play a tribute to Jimmy Buffett and his laid-back philosophy. The group has performed its originals and Buffett favorites throughout the Northwest.

The free concerts start at 7 p.m. but donations are encouraged. Food will be available to purchase.

This year’s concert series is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living along with Costco Wholesale, EC Electric, Edward Jones Investments, Fitzpatrick Painting, KGAL, KSHO, Roberson Albany Ford, Russ and Duffy Tripp, Extreme Grafx, Buena Vista Arbor Care, Fisher Funeral Home, IBEW Local Union 280, the Linn County Cultural Trust and Pizza King.

For more information, call 541-917-7777.

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