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The Norman Sylvester Band, the well-known blues band featuring the iconic “Boogie Cat” Norman Sylvester, is coming to Camas for a memorable, family friendly performance as part of our free Concerts in the Park series.

The Norman Sylvester Band will perform at Crown Park on Thursday, July 20 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  Camas Parks & Recreation will host a table on-site with information on all of our summer special events, youth programs and pool activities.  Partners with Camas Parks & Rec will join us to share volunteer opportunities with our popular activities.

Norman Sylvester has a long history of bringing to his performances blues music for everyone to enjoy.  Over 4000 gigs in more than thirty years of the band’s history have included major festivals such as Portland’s Rose Festival, the Mount Hood Jazz Festival, and the Waterfront Blues Festival.  They have appeared with the Oregon Symphony and have opened for BB King, James Cotton, Mavis Staples, Tower of Power and many other national touring stars.  Norman’s songwriting deserves close attention.  His gift for coming up with an original melody and a strong rhythmic groove is coupled with a knack for putting into words ideas that many people share but few can express.  While some of his numbers are strictly dance floor celebrations, most of his songs examine personal relationships; love and loss; studies of social and political issues, and the way individuals can strive to bring about change. To listen to The Norman Sylvester Band’s music style, visit their web site at www.normansylvester.com.

This year’s food vendor on site will be Getta Gyro featuring their local favorite traditional gyros and greek salads.  Food can also be found off-site at Top Burger, located across the street from the park, or from a variety of restaurants in downtown Camas, four blocks away.  And, picnic dinners are always welcome.

Krista Bashaw, Special Events Coordinator for the City of Camas, commented, “The first concert of the season is a great event to kick off the Camas Days Weekend.  The weather should be lovely for this concert, so I hope you can join us.”  

The Summer Concerts in the Park series is coordinated by Camas Parks and Recreation and officially begins Thursday, July 20 and continues through Thursday, August 10).  No alcohol or animals are allowed in the park.  For the full concert line-up, visit www.cityofcamas.us/parks.

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