Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature, Iconic Northwest bands to share Groovin’ on the Grass stage Aug. 19

by Bill Evans

11 Groovin 2017 - 6-19-17

THPRD’s seventh annual Groovin’ on the Grass show returns to Beaverton on Saturday, Aug. 19. This outdoor concert event will feature a trio of iconic Northwest acts sharing the stage for the fi rst time.

Quarterflash, The Curtis Salgado Band and Nu Shooz will perform live at THPRD’s Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex (15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton). Gates will open at 4 pm for the 5 pm show. Groovin’ on the Grass brings world-class music to Beaverton at an affordable price in a pleasing and fun outdoor setting. General admission tickets are just $20 in advance, $30 at the gate (children under the age of 5 are free). They are available at www.thprd.org/groovin/.

Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase, including craft beers from event sponsor Golden Valley Brewery.

Blankets and low beach chairs will be permitted in the main seating area; guests with taller lawn chairs will be asked to occupy designated areas at the sides and rear of the seating area. An accessible seating area will be available for guests experiencing disability.

Quarterflash duo Marv and Rindy Ross struck gold with “Harden My Heart,” which cracked Billboard’s top 10 singles list and propelled them to fame in 1980. Quarterflash previously appeared at Groovin’ in 2013.

The Curtis Salgado Band is also returning to Groovin’; the soulful singer and songwriter headlined the inaugural show in 2011. He was Soul Blues Artist of the Year in 2010, 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he also was named B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, and his album “Soul Shot” was honored as Soul Blues Album of the Year.

Nu Shooz charted with “I Can’t Wait” and “Point of No Return” in 1986. The soulful husband and- wife team of John Smith and Valerie Day – like Quarterflash and Salgado – are members of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

For more information on Groovin’ on the Grass, visit www.thprd.org/groovin.