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