It’s still summer and they’re still celebrating in Newport, as the monthly summer-long Ninth Annual Nye Beach Summer Celebration continues this weekend on the big outdoor theater stage in the Courtyard at Café Mundo.
This month’s edition takes place from 12:00 to 3:00 pm, rain or shine, with traditional and indigenous World Beat music by the Thunder & Lightness Ensemble featuring the Newport Drum Circle’s Chandler Davis, Osage tribal member Terry Filer on the Native American flutes, and special musical guests.
The family friendly free event has been described as part concert, part variety show, and part community block party. All ages are welcome, dancers are invited to join the performers on the stage, and there’s light percussion available for those who want to join in (lightly) from the audience.
The show is usually on second Saturdays, but it was delayed to the third Saturday, this month only, so the performers and Café Mundo crew could go to the 50th Anniversary Oregon Country Fair in Veneta last weekend. Davis said, “We always return from Veneta for the July show inspired and invigorated by three days of continuous music and drumming and the magical creative vibe of the Oregon Country Fair!”
Ample outdoor seating and indoor and outdoor menu service are available. Café Mundo is at 209 NW Coast Street in the heart of Newport’s Historic Nye Beach district. Contact Davis directly about the music at 541-272-4615 or firstname.lastname@example.org; see www.cafemundo.us or call 541-574-8134 for menu information or reservations.