Main Street

Music on Main: Melao de Cuba

Melao de Cuba Salsa Orchestra - World Beat Festival, Salem 2016

Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz

Melao, the Spanish word for molasses, is a group of talented musicians who come together to share the beauty and exuberance of traditional, and current sounds of Cuban music. Just as molasses is transformed into one of the oldest spirits of the world, rum, Melao transforms elements of Afro-Cuban and Spanish music into vibrant, danceable music that lifts your spirit and brings joy to your heart. Virginia Lopez is the lead singer, and director of Melao de Cuba. We have been performing in Oregon and Washington since 2005.

cubanmusicpdx.com

Virginia López, Lead vocals, Percussion
Mieke Bruggeman-Smith, Baritone Sax, Flute, Vocals, Percussion
Chris Nakato, Trombone
Michelle Medler, Tenor Sax, Flute, Vocals
GianCarlo Viviano, Trumpet
Art Alexander, Piano
Bryan Hopkins, Electric Bass
Jay Machamer, Conga Drums
Brad Boynton, Timbales/Drums

About Music on Main

On Wednesday evenings in July and August, Portland’5 takes advantage of the summer weather in Portland to present the Music on Main concert series. The free outdoor concerts are held on Main Street next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall—between Southwest Broadway and Park Avenue in downtown Portland—and feature popular local musicians playing a diverse collection of music.

Music on Main is open to the public and the concerts run from 5pm to 7pm. All ages are welcome. Seating is available on a first come, first-served basis—tickets are not required.

Food & Drinks Available

Food and drinks (including alcohol for those 21+ w/ ID) are available on site. Tables are reserved for food and beverage patrons. Table service begins at 4pm.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Music on Main is made possible through the generous support of: Brown Forman, Rogue, Tito’s, Charlies Produce, Deschutes Brewery, Trichero Family Wines, Union Wine Company, Palm Bay, High Heaven, Coppola Sofia, Banfi Winery, Pacific Rim and Rainstorm.

: Upcoming Events

Arlene
Photo of Theresa Caputo w/ text: From TLC Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo Live

Psychic medium Theresa Caputo appears live at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Sunday,...

Showing: 10/02
Brunish
A Song for Coretta event flyer with black and white photo of Coretta and text

PassinArt presents A Song for Coretta at the Portland'5 Brunish Theatre September 21–October 9,...

Showing: 09/21 - 10/09
Newmark
Sheryl WuDunn photo with text: The 2022 Calvin & Mayho Tanabe Address

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn presents the 2022 Calvin & Mayho Tanabe Address at the...

Showing: 10/03
Arlene
In This Moment "Blood" 10 Year Anniversary Tour image with masked characters

Showbox presents In This Moment with Nothing More, Sleep Token, and Cherry Bombs at Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 10/04
Arlene
Amy Schumer Whore Tour image of Amy looking at herself in mirror

True West welcomes comedian Amy Schumer to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on October 6...

Showing: 10/06 - 10/07
Newmark
Photo of Parsons Dance dancer Zoey Anderson jumping in the air in pose

White Bird welcomes Parsons Dance to the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre for three performances October 6–8,...

Showing: 10/06 - 10/08