With the line “Zoot suit riot / Throw back a bottle of beer,” the Eugene, Oregon, ska/swing act Cherry Poppin’ Daddies took the late 1990s by storm, helping to further the popularity of that period’s swing revival. But they’ve got a bunch of other riotous tunes too, which they’re playing at Friday’s Red Lion at the Park Outdoor Summer Concert series kickoff. After their Red Lion show was canceled last year, audiences have another chance to catch the energetic eight-piece. Through August, the series features free outdoor shows every Friday and Saturday on the hotel patio, which can also be accessed from Riverfront Park. Bands include local, regional and national touring acts.
— Laura Johnson