Julie Bunker Named Director of Operations at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts.
Music on Main: Tony Starlight's AM Gold
Tony Starlight makes an evening out of performing songs from the stalwarts of the AM dial in the 1970s. Artists like Elton John, Neil Diamond, Carol King, Jim Croce, Little River Band, Carly Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon, Barry Manilow and Billy Joel. One hit wonders like “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”, “Dancin’ In The Moonlight”, “Welcome Back”, “Seasons In The Sun” and much, much more.
“We are always shocked at how the audience seems to know all the words to every song in our playlist. To hear the crowd sing “give me the beat boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your Rock n’ Roll and drift away” is magical. It’s like a big campfire sing-along, K-Tel style!” – Tony Starlight
“The radio was the soundtrack to the 1970s, the era in which I grew up. Not every radio had FM capabilities, especially in cars. The AM dial was played in stores and restaurants and in the Country Squire Station Wagon that I rode in sans seat belts. I absorbed these songs and they are a part of me. A few lines of “Rocket Man” and I’m taken back to a time of polyester, bell bottoms and Evel Kneivel.”
ABOUT MUSIC ON MAIN
The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and the ArtBar & Bistro are proud to present the 12th Annual Music on Main outdoor concert series from July 5 to September 6, 2017. The free concerts are held in downtown Portland on Main Street, between Southwest Broadway & Park Avenue, next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
On Wednesday evenings starting in July, Portland’5 takes advantage of the lovely summer weather in Portland to present the free outdoor concert series. The concerts feature popular local and regional musicians playing a diverse collection of music.
The 2017 series features Hawaiian hot jazz, second line, country swing, Talking Heads tribute, Latin/salsa, R&B, and funk. The free concerts are open to the public and run from 5pm to 7pm – tickets are not required. The ArtBar & Bistro will be serving seasonal fare and delicious libations starting at 4:00pm. Tables are for food and beverage patrons only and are available on a first come, first-served basis.
Music on Main is made possible through the generous support of: TriMet HopPass, Willamette Week, 97.1 Charlie-FM, Charles Smith Wines, Full Sail Brewing Company, Bridgeport Brewing Company, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Trinchero Family Wine Estates, Jack Daniel's, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Elijah Craig Bourbon, Lunetta Prosecco, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Don Q Rum, Hendrick's Gin, and the Portland'5 Foundation.
*Performers subject to change. In case of rain or extreme heat, Music on Main concerts will be held in the rotunda lobby of Antoinette Hatfield Hall, located next to Main Street at 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, Oregon 97205.
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