Tune It Up Tuesdays returning with venue change


June 1, 2022

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Adam Larson performs at the inaugural Tune It Up Tuesdays event, held Aug. 24, 2021, in the parking lot next to the Rio Theatre. The Chamber of Commerce launched the series to promote the downtown area.

City planners have long discussed using the block of 13th Avenue between Main and Long streets as a "festival street," and now that proposed venue is going to get a dry run.

Tune It Up Tuesdays, which debuted last summer in the parking lot behind The Rio theater, is returning, but this time it's going to be on 13th Avenue starting June 7.

The Oregon Jamboree and the city are partnering to put on the event, which will take place each Tuesday evening during the month of June, Jamboree Director Robert Shamek said. The City Council approved the plan at its May 24 meeting.

"Frankly, I think i...

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