40th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival: Friday July 17th, 2020

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Fri, 07/17/2020 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Friday July 17th Lineup

5:30 – 6:30 Tevis Hodge, Jr. Trio (3)
6:45 – 7:45 Rae Gordon Band (7)
8:00- 9:00 Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys (5)
9:15 – 10:15 The Bayou Boyz “For Dr. John”


More information of the lineup for the rest of the weekend can be found here.

“This is the 40 th consecutive year of the festival, which was started by a group of volunteers
commemorating the construction of beautiful Cathedral Park,” said Rita Rega, Jazz Society of Oregon
board member and artistic director. “It has evolved into a celebration of Portland’s diverse jazz music
scene. It is also the longest-running community event in the Greater Portland area. While this year’s
event won’t be in our usual spectacular outdoor setting, the spirit and music of the festival live on.”
In addition to Oregonians Credit Union, other sponsors include: METRO, Bill Mattecheck/NFP
Insurance, Portland Event Productions, SoLMedia Productions, Deschutes Brewing, Stoller Family
Estate Wines, Shine Distillery, Southern Grill Catering, The 1905 Jazz Club, St. Johns Boosters,
Northwest Self Storage, Vortex magazine, and KBOO and KMHD radio stations.
Background - Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
This year marks the 40 th consecutive year of the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, which has been
managed for the past six years by the Jazz Society of Oregon.
“This is a free, non-profit festival that provides the best in jazz, blues, R&B and soul, from
around the greater Portland/Vancouver area,” said Rega. “In fact, the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival is
both the longest-running free annual jazz festival west of the Mississippi – and Portland’s longest-
running annual community event.”
About the Jazz Society of Oregon
The Jazz Society of Oregon is an all-volunteer non-profit organization 501(c)(3) whose mission is to
promote the local jazz scene in Portland and the rest of Oregon. The Society supports jazz education, as well as
fostering a greater appreciation of this thoroughly American art form.

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