1. Concerts in the Park
The Medford Parks and Recreation Department presents free concerts at the Bear Creek Park Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Wednesdays from June 14 to July 19, and at Pear Blossom Park at The Commons at 7 p.m. Thursdays from Aug. 3 to Sept. 21.
The Bear Creek Park lineup includes:
June 14: The Meriwethers, featuring Mysha Caruso, Ezra Severin, Nell Geisslinger and Manda Bryn Severin.
June 21: The Brothers Reed, featuring the folk music of Aaron and Phil Reed.
June 28: Nate Botsford, an emerging artist based in Portland, playing rock, alternative and indie rock.
July 5: Souliverse, playing groove, soul, funk, jazz, blues and contemporary.
July 12: Impulse Control, playing alt-rock and post-punk.
July 19: Fret Drifters, featuring Andy Casad and Nick Garrett-Powell showcasing futuristic acoustic guitar playing and powerhouse vocals.
The Pear Blossom Park concerts include:
Aug. 3: The Deadlies, a new type of surf band, paying homage to the Ventures' Dick Dale and the Chantays, as well as the California Honky-tonk sound of Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam.
Aug. 10: Sonido Alegre, a band with a mix of Spanish/Gypsy-flavored originals and its own take on covers of artists like James Taylor, Sting, The Beatles and more.
Aug. 17: Fogline, an up-and-coming country group from Southern Oregon.
Aug. 24: Bishop Mayfield, a singer-songwriter from New York who really knows how to perform.
Aug. 31: Matt Brown
Sept. 7: Blue Lightning, a tight cover band that plays a mixed bag of contemporary and classic hits.
Sept. 14: Salsa Brava, hot and spicy Latin grooves that awaken the senses.
Sept. 21: The Evening Shades, indie rock, pop, progressive.