Tuesday June 12, 2012 | 01:13 PM

The Portland Recreation Department has released its scheduled of free summer concerts and, since we all know how quickly the summer calendar fills up, we figured we'd fill you in on the dates you need to keep open.

These concerts will give you a chance to see the great views at both ends of the city, so bring a beach chair or blanket, some snacks and drinks and settle in to enjoy these local musicians.


Sunset Folk Series at Western Prom Park

(These Wednesday evening concerts last about 40 minutes)

July 11: Truth About Daisies, 8 p.m.

July 18: Darien Brahms, 7:45 p.m.

July 25: Brad Strause, 7:45 p.m.

Aug. 1: Robby Simpson, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 8: Will Gattis (pictured), 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 15: Curt Bessette & Jenn Kurtz, 7:30 p.m.


Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series

(These Thursday evening concerts last about one hour)

July 12: Randy Oxford Band (blues), 7 p.m.

July 19: Primo Cubano (classic Cuban music), 7 p.m.

July 26: Chandler's Band (marches & big band era), 7 p.m.

Aug. 2: Local Circus (bluegrass/folk), 7 p.m.

Aug. 9: Jimmy & The Soul Cats (R&B), 7 p.m.

Aug. 16: Don Campbell (folk, rock), 7 p.m.

Aug. 23: Rock My Soul (gospel), 7 p.m.

Aug. 30: Royal Hammer (pictured, roots reggae), 7 p.m.

For both these concert series, the rule is if it rains, stay home.

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