The Temptations, whose soulful vocal harmonies skyrocketed them into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, will headline THPRD's 6th annual Groovin' on the Grass concert event on Saturday, Aug. 20.
The legendary Motown quintet has a catalog of hits that includes the iconic “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and countless other R&B classics. They will perform an outdoor show at THPRD's Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex (158th and Walker Rd.) in Beaverton. The show begins at 6 pm with a featured act (TBD); gates open at 5 pm.
Groovin' on the Grass provides Beaverton residents an opportunity to enjoy world-class music at an affordable price. General admission seating is just $20 in advance ($30 at the gate.) Children under the age of 5 will be admitted at no charge.
A limited number of early entry tickets, allowing guests to enter the venue one hour before gates open to the general public, will be available for $30 in advance.
Once again this year, THPRD is offering an exclusive ticket presale opportunity. Visitors to www.thprd.org/groovin can submit their email before 8 am on Wednesday, June 15. On that day, subscribers will be emailed a link to the presale. Subscribers will also receive ongoing news, information and special offers from THPRD.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 17 and continue through Aug. 19 at www.thprd.org/groovin/.
Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase at Groovin' on the Grass, including craft beers from event sponsor Golden Valley Brewery.
Blankets and low beach chairs will be permitted in the main seating area; guests with taller lawn chairs will be asked to occupy the sides and rear of the seating area. Seating areas for guests with disabilities will be available.
The Temptations debuted in 1960 and quickly became an essential cog in the original Motown machine. The 1964 release of "The Way You Do the Things You Do" -- the first of 37 Temptations singles to reach the Billboard pop chart -- propelled the group to stardom.
The group boasts four #1 Billboard hits: "My Girl," "I Can't Get Next To You," "Just My Imagination," and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone." A staggering 71 Temptations singles reached the Billboard R&B chart, including 14 #1 hits.
Composed of Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Green, Jr. and original member Otis Williams, the Temptations bring smooth stepping and incredible vocal harmonies to the stage for a timeless, energetic show for fans old and new.
For more information on Groovin' on the Grass, visit www.thprd.org/groovin.
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 240,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 95 park sites with active recreational amenities, nearly 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and about 1,500 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
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|Date: June 8, 2016
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