PDX Pop Now Extends Compilation Submission Deadline

Artists have until March 10 to submit a song for consideration.


PDX Pop Now, Portland's annual free, all-local music festival, is extending the submission deadline for its yearly compilation.Each year, PPN complements the festival with a curated two-disc album, which the organization refers to as "one-part fundraiser, one-part shameless promoter of Portland musical talents." The songs are selected by a listening panel of over 100 PPN board members and volunteers, ...   More
Friday, February 28, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Where are they (PDX Pop) now?

Revisiting the first edition of Portland’s all-ages music tradition a decade later.

Music Stories
In 2004, a group of 50 musicians and aficionados, spurred by a conversation on a Web forum, met at the Lucky Lab to discuss how to better connect the community of Portland to the music being made    More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Five Best Things About PDX Pop Now! 2013

Lineup! Getcha free all-ages music festival lineup here!


At this stage in the game, it's not surprising when the lineup for PDX Pop Now—Portland's best all-local, all-ages, all-free music festival—turns out to be a wide-ranging snapshot of the Portland music scene circa right now. For the volunteer-run festival's 10th anniversary, though, the organizers have outdone themselves. It's not all-inclusive—in a scene as the broad as this, that's nearly ...   More
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Make It Pop: A Brief Report From The Annual PDX Pop Now! Fundraiser


There was an oddly reflective mood amongst the celebrants at the 2013 Make It Pop fundraiser. Given the fervor with which PDX Pop Now!, the evening’s beneficiary, embraces the new—kids’ sitting atop their daddy’s shoulders to catch their first ever concert; hastily assembled bands nervously playing their own first shows together—the look backwards felt a bit quaint, though not exactly ...   More
Monday, May 13, 2013 JAY HORTON

Win Tickets to Make It Pop!

The annual PDX Pop Now! fundraiser features Kelli Schaefer, Monarques, Grandparents and Ezza Rose...and that's just the bands.


They grow up so fast, don't they?  Of course I'm referring to free, all-ages, all-local summer music festivals. This July, PDX Pop Now!—not just Portland's best free, all-ages, all-local summer music festivals, but one of the city's best annual events, period—turns 10 years old. It seems like only yesterday when PPN was just beginning to find its footing, showcasing 40 of Stumptown's ...   More
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER


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