The Lot at Zidell Yards—a new outdoor event space that neighbors OHSU's buildings on the South waterfront—announced a full lineup of summer concerts and film screenings this morning. Planned musical acts include Ural Thomas & The Pain, Y La Bamba, and Federale, and tickets for some shows are already on sale.
The new slate of acts is welcome news for those who hope to achieve some level of post-vaccination revelry this summer, as it's still unclear when indoor concert venues will be willing and able to reopen in Oregon. While some movie theaters have reopened, attendance capacity is still limited. Zidell Yards bills itself as "our city's premier socially-distanced, outdoor performance venue," meaning attendees won't have to worry about being thrown back into a big crowd after a year of avoiding contact with most other humans.
The venue's summer movie lineup is mostly done in partnership with the Hollywood Theatre, and features beloved classics rather than new releases. Some films are paired with an opening musical act, meaning you can listen to the Portland Cello Project before watching E.T. on May 28; local country-rock group Roselit Bone before Thelma and Louise on June 15; and hip-hop duo Cool Nutz and DJ Fatboy before Coming to America on June 26.
Additionally, Zidell Yards will host Pride Pics: An Outdoor Film Experience, curated by the QDoc Film Festival, during Pride week in June—one of the few in-person Pride events folks will be able to attend this year.
Check out the full lineup, courtesy of a Zidell Yards press release, below. Tickets are now for sale unless otherwise indicated; you can buy them here. Tickets appear to be selling fast, so you'll want to act sooner rather than later.
Live at The Lot [music]:
Sat, May 29 - Sávila
Sun, May 30 - Federale
Mon, May 31 - Rosé and Roses with Jacob Miller, presented by Union Wine Co.
Thu, June 3 - Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
Fri, June 4 & Sat, June 5 - The Dandy Warhols
Sat, June 12 - Cardioid + opening set by Nick Delffs
Fri, June 18 & Sat, June 19 - Summer Brass with Members of the Oregon Symphony (tickets on sale May 18)
Sun, June 20 - Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters
Wed, July 14 - Liv Warfield (tickets coming soon)
Fri, July 16 - Ural Thomas & The Pain (tickets coming soon)
Sat, July 17 - Y La Bamba (tickets coming soon)
The Lot with Hollywood Theatre:
Fri, May 28 - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG) + opening set by Portland Cello Project
Mon, May 31 - Love & Basketball (PG-13) + opening set by Karma Rivera
Tue, June 8 - Rear Window (PG) + opening set by 45th Parallel’s Pyxis Quartet, presented by Front Porch Properties PDX
Fri, June 11 - Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)
Tue, June 15 - Thelma & Louise (R) + opening set by Roselit Bone, presented by Rally Pizza
Tue, June 22 - Troop Beverly Hills (PG)
Sat, June 26 - Coming to America (R) + opening set by Cool Nutz and DJ Fatboy, presented by The Mirarchi Family
Mon, June 28 - Stand By Me (R) + opening set by The Shivas, presented by Oregon Film
Tue, July 20 - Labyrinth (PG), presented by Deb Counts-Tabor REALTOR® (tickets coming soon)
Tue, July 27 - The Muppet Movie (G), presented by Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace (tickets coming soon)
Wed, July 28 - Casablanca (PG) + opening set by Onry (tickets coming soon)
Tue, Aug 3 - WALL-E (G), presented by Portland EcoFilm Festival and Crag Law Center (tickets coming soon)
Wed, June 16 & Thu, June 17 - In celebration of Portland Pride 2021, Pride Northwest and the directors of QDoc Film Festival will host Pride Pics: An Outdoor Film Experience.