July shows at Alberta Rose Theatre include a multi-faced queer experience, Jesse Colin Young and Waipuna, among others. “Afterglow: A Post-Pride Extravaganza” from Fused Creative will feature art, film, live music, burlesque, comedy and drag performances from some of Portland’s most celebrated LGBTQIA+ artists Saturday, July 9, 7 pm. The 18+ show is possible thanks to a generous grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Tickets $10-50.
Jesse Colin Young has influenced and shaped the character of American music for over 50 years and his Highway Troubadour Tour comes to the stage Friday, July 15, 8 pm. Young will be touring as an acoustic duo with his daughter Jazzie Young in support of his new solo acoustic album. Minors allowed with parent/guardian; tickets: $47-62.
Finishing off the month is Waipuna (pictured above) on Sunday, July 31, 7 pm. Celebrating 12+ years at the forefront of Hawaiian contemporary music, Waipuna consistently wins Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawai‘i’s “Grammys”) Awards every time they have a new album, from 2012 to the present. Waipuna is a collaboration of three talented individuals, all from celebrated Hawaiian musical families – Kale Hannahs, Matthew Kawiaola Sproat and David Kamakahi. They bring a fresh and contemporary energy to Hawaiian classics and to the island sound, preserving tradition while moving it into the 21st century. Minors allowed with parent/guardian; tickets $28-32.
More information and tickets for these and all of the July shows at albertarosetheatre.com.