Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Upcoming Event: PARK[ing] DAY PDX

September 14, 2013

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Portland, Oregon’s largest ever parking day event.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks/spaces/parklets.

They are temporarily reclaiming the space for people.

If you’re interested in collaborating with this awesome group to hang out and jam at these reclaimed spaces, you can contact them here.

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Event: Market Q’s Weekly Farmers Market Needs Buskers

May 21, 2011

Every Saturday this summer from May 7th – September 3rd (with the exception of July 9th; Mississippi’s Street Fair weekend)  the Q Center on 4115 N Mississippi Ave is hosting a farmer’s market from 9am – 2pm.

This endeavor has been about bringing everyone together… I have been working with nonprofits, small businesses, farms, individuals, community members, neighborhood advocates, and others are showing interest daily. I wanted this to be a chance to provide a service for our Mississippi Ave neighborhood and create a sense of community that could be felt regardless of whether one was LGBTQ, straight, or simply an ally. The support I have received from Portland has been remarkable and I am thrilled that this is my new home...” says Ali Williams, Founder & Operations Manager.

They have lots of goodies, and things will really start going in June once the veggies are ready to be harvested. This Saturday, for instance, they will have fresh coffee and some breakfast treats, as well as honey, spinach, onions, potatoes, cilantro, asparagus, salsas, hummus, soups, whole grain flour, oats, grits, tamales, vegan cheese, eggs, baked goods. Much more in the upcoming weeks.

They are looking for some folks interested in playing between 10-2.  With shade available, most of the time there will be access to a space under a roll up garage, or of course playing in the sunshine is always an option. They have electricity if you need it, but would love an acoustic set.

The best part? They welcome all genres of music and are happy to cross promote you or your band on all of their social media and print press.

If interested in performing, please contact Ali Williams, Founder & Operations Manager at ali@pdxqcenter.org or (479) 799-5086

Event: The Big Busk – Want to Be a Part of It?

May 18, 2011

Interested in being a part of Portland’s only busking music festival? For the third year running, The Big Busk will be hitting the streets and filling downtown with music! Just e-mail the coordinators with a link to your work or a couple of mp3s and the time of day that would work best for you. This is a great way to explore new street corners, network with other buskers and just have a great time.

REMINDER: March Meet & Greet

February 28, 2011

It’s time for our March Meet & Greet! This is a great opportunity to meet other buskers, musicians and music-lovers here in Portland. Plus, a perfect time to come chill and relax with cool people after a long day at work.

Topics that we may discuss between frivolous conversation:
+ Possible jam session locations for spring/summer
+ The future of the monthly meet & greets.
+ The Street Musician Partnership Agreement (maybe. . . )

So, if you’re looking to meet other performers or just want to get a drink and have a chat with some truly creative people, come on over and join us!

Wednesday, March 2
6:00pm – 8:30pm

Holman’s Restaurant
15 Southeast 28th Avenue
(E Burnside & SE 28th)

 

March Meet & Greet Mixer

February 15, 2011

It’s time for our March Meet & Greet! This is a great opportunity to meet other buskers, musicians and music-lovers here in Portland. Plus, a perfect time to come chill and relax with cool people after a long day at work.

Topics that we may discuss between frivolous conversation:
+ Possible jam session locations for spring/summer
+ The future of the monthly meet & greets.
+ The Street Musician Partnership Agreement

So, if you’re looking to meet other performers or just want to get a drink and have a chat with some truly creative people, come on over and join us!

Wednesday, March 2nd – 6pm to 8:30pm
Holman’s Restaurant
(on 28th & E Burnside)

TRANSPORTATION: You can easily get there on the #20 bus from downtown. If you want to walk a few blocks you can also take the #12 or #19. Parking is street-only and there is bike parking available.

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