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Norman Sylvester - Pop-up performance at McCoy Park

Community Event

PP&R's Summer Free For All program is proud to present Norman Sylvester (blues) in a pop-up performance at McCoy Park.

  • This event is free and all are welcome.
  • All dogs must be on a leash.
  • All parks and natural areas are smoke and tobacco-free zones.

Artist Information

Influenced from his Southern Baptist early years and the Gospel Quartet his father, Mack Sylvester, toured with (they were as sharp with their fashion as they were in their harmonies), these examples show in Sylvester’s own performance. There is the work for the paycheck and the work for your passion. Norman’s music is most definitely his passion! 

The Norman Sylvester Band started performing in the Portland Area in 1985 and is a “family and community first” musician. He has mentored many young talents in our area; Patrick Lamb, Gretchen Mitchell, Jolie Clausen, Joseph Konty, Alden Harris, and Gunnar Roads to name a few. He teaches through grants and Ethos “A History of American Music” in our local schools. Sylvester and his band also use their power of music to perform for benefits, charities, and individuals in need.

Norman Sylvester “The Boogie Cat” was Inducted into the Oregon Music Hall Of Fame on October 8, 2011, at the Newmark Theater in Portland, Oregon.


Park Location or Entrance
N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue
Portland, OR 97203