The Newport/Oregon Coast Community Drum Circle will present the third in its 2021 series of free monthly outdoor Summer Celebration Performance Series concerts this Saturday, Aug. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. in Yachats.

“The June and July shows were both in Newport,” Drum Circle Coordinator Chandler Davis said, “so we are delighted to be able to finally bring the August edition of our free summer shows to south county.”

The event will feature the Thunder & Lightness Ensemble, with Mary-Beth Nickel on the Native American flutes, surprise musical guests and a supervised and facilitated open drum circle segment with audience participation. It will take place in the Yachats Commons Open Space behind the commons, located at 441 Highway 101 N.

The event celebrates the 11th season of the monthly summer concerts the group previously did on the outdoor theater stage at Café Mundo in Newport’s Nye Beach historic district and features an expanded multicultural traditional and indigenous World Beat rhythm set with Davis and members of the drum circle on authentic traditional hand drums and traditional wooden flutes.

The all-ages event is family friendly, and kids and pets are encouraged. Participants should bring lawn chairs or a blanket to throw down for a picnic and their own drums if they want to join in. Loaner drums will not be available due to COVID concerns. Dogs must be on a leash.

As of today (Friday), masks and social distancing will be required statewide in crowded outdoor environments regardless of vaccination status.

For more information contact Davis at or via Facebook Messenger.

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