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  • The David Gerald Band at Linfield

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

    The David Gerald Band will play Detroit blues Tuesday evening, Aug. 1, on the Linfield Green at Linfield Avenue and Founder’s Way. The show is part of the McMinnville Parks & Recreation Department’s annual summer concert series, held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 15, except July 25.

    For more information, visit www.mcminnvilleoregon.gov/parksrec/page/33rd-annual-free-summer-concert-series.

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