Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: See Tower of Power thrill Beaverton for just $10 per ticket by Bill Evans, THPRD

By Bill Evans, THPRD11 Groovin w TOP - final for Aug 2015 - 7-15-15

Tower of Power – the iconic 10-piece ensemble that has wowed audiences for nearly 50 years with its soulful, horn-driven sound – will headline THPRD’s annual Groovin’ on the Grass concert event on Saturday, Aug. 15, 6-8:30 pm. The show will also feature Portland jazz trio Boy and Bean.

Groovin’ on the Grass will be staged outdoors on a soccer field at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex (158th and Walker Road) in Beaverton. Gates open at 5 pm.

Tower of Power tickets are available online through Aug. 14 at www.thprd.org/groovin. General admission seats are just $10. Early entry tickets, entitling guests to enter the venue at 4 pm (one hour before gates open), are $20. Children under age five will be admitted free.

On the day of show, general admission tickets will be available at the gate for $15 and early entry will cost $25.

Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase at Groovin’ on the Grass, 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 the sides and rear of the seating area. Areas will be designated for people who use a wheelchair.

Since 1968, Tower of Power has toured the world, performing what founding member Emilio Castillo describes as “urban soul.” The band has earned acclaim with its legendary rhythm section, performing with Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, Heart, and hundreds of other acclaimed artists during a historic and prolific tenure.

The band – which boasts four founding members in Castillo, Rocco Prestia, Stephen Kupka, and David Garibaldi – has released 18 studio albums and continues to tour nationally and internationally.

Boy and Bean delights audiences with Depression-era swing and jazz standards, covering artists such as Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald, The trio – Amber Short, Luke Short and Andrew Jones – is a fixture at Portland-area venues.

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