Back in 1887 Oregon was the first state to officially recognize the Labor Day holiday, so it’s only fitting that we throw a huge Labor Day picnic featuring live jazz and professional wrestlers Monday at Oaks Park.
The event is sponsored by the Northwest Oregon Labor Council and around 15,000 people are expected to attend this year.
Some of this year’s highlights:
Vocalist and saxophonist Patrick Lamb, a member of Musicians Local 99, will perform this year. Lamb is a popular performing and recording artist from Portland. He plays rhythm and blues, soul and jazz. Lamb will perform on the main stage from 12-noon to 1 p.m. and again from 2 to 3 p.m.
Also featured for the first time this year will be professional wrestling, starring Dr. Pain. Matches will be held throughout the day, capped by a 20-man “Over-The-Top Battle Royale” starting around 3 p.m. Other featured wrestlers are Caution, Hazard, Cowboy “Tex” Thompson, Widowmaker, Buddy Highway and more.
Hat tip to Eric Berg!