Port of Camas-Washougal Expands 2013 Riverside Concert Series – News Release

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Port of Camas-Washougal Expands 2013 Riverside Concert Series with
New Musical Talent, Local Favorites and Family Friendly Activities


The Port of Camas-Washougal today announced the entertainment lineup for its annual Riverside Summer Concert series along with plans to expand the events with additional family-friendly activities on each concert date.

The port concerts are scheduled for Thursday, July 4 and the third weekend in August, Saturday August 17, 2013. This year marks the 12th year of the annual concert series.

The first concert includes a fireworks display and will be on Thursday, July 4, 2013 and features the musical talents of the Shwing Daddies, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. These four musicians love to sing and play incredible harmony-oriented rock and roll music that most bands don’t even attempt. Musical numbers they love to play include the Beatles, Crosby Stills and Nash, Jimmy Buffett and Billy Idol. Their passion for their own special brand of rock and roll is infectious and is guaranteed to get everyone listening and dancing and especially singing along. Additional daytime events and activities are planned for the afternoon and will be announced at a later date.

From 8:30 – 10 p.m., local favorite Big Night Out is returning with their incredible 11-piece high-energy performers and will present classic hits from the 1960’s to the present. Immediately following the concert, the City of Washougal will provide a fireworks display at 10 p.m., over the Columbia River, adjacent to the music venue.

The second summer concert will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Musical entertainment begins with the Chris Loid Band 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., who will perform a variety of classic hits. They will be followed by local favorite Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts from 8:30 -10:00 p.m. Additional family-friendly daytime activities will be announced at a later date.

“This year brings bring a variety of entertainment options designed to appeal to families and children,” said David Ripp, port executive director. “We’ve arranged a stellar lineup of musical talent representing local favorites along with new talent designed to bring newcomers out to our great location by the water. You can’t beat our parking options, great views of Mt. Hood and, of course, you can relax in the park, look out over the Columbia River and enjoy it all for free!”

Marina Park, located along the Columbia River waterfront in Washougal, is a great location for visitors to come and enjoy the entertainment and food. The July 4 fireworks tradition, sponsored by The City of Washougal, originates from a barge in the Columbia River. Additional event parking will be made available adjacent to the Westlie-Ford dealership and on port property formerly owned by the Hambleton Lumber company. The Boy Scouts will provide parking assistance.

The port is actively seeking event sponsors and food service vendors. For more information, contact Jack Hardy, port communications manager at (360) 835-2196 ext. 110 or via email at jack@portcw.com. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


About the Port of Camas-Washougal:
The port brings jobs and recreational opportunities through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure boat marina. Grove Field is a small, general aviation airport with a state-of-the-art fueling station and 14 tie-downs in addition to the 79 hangars. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating restaurant, launch ramp, hotel, fueling station, guest docks and is homeport to the Dolphin Yacht Club. The industrial park is home to more than 40 businesses, representing $8.9 million in annual payroll, is adjacent to the Steigerwald Commerce Center, 120+ acres of property currently under development. The port manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee and the Parkersville National Historic site. More information is found at www.portcw.com.


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