You voted, We listened.
We are proud to announce the 2004 PDX-POP Now! Music Festival!
Friday July 9 through Sunday July 11
Meow Meow: All Ages!
Featuring more than forty bands chosen by local musicians and fans, the first
annual PDX-POP NOW! festival will showcase the astonishing breadth and depth of Portland's local music scene.
As the national music press glows over Portland's diverse & experimental music community, we've
decided to celebrate here at home. Who are we? A group of local musicians, writers, and fans from the
PDX-POP mailing list who've
coalesced around the idea of organizing a free local summer festival. Our
mission? Celebrate the achievements of bands who've achieved "success" - while promoting the no-less
talented but often lesser-known bands around town.
With the Meow Meow generously donating its space for two days and three nights worth of
shows, PDX-POP NOW! is a local music event meant for EVERYONE. No matter what age you are, or what
type of music you listen to, our goal is to provide you one place to catch some of Portland's finest,
in a safe & fun atmosphere. And if you're eighteen years old or over, and you haven't yet registered to vote,
we're bringing voter registration volunteers to help get you involved. Who knows? Maybe next year, you'll
start your own music festival!
PDX-POP Now! is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting music made in Portland, Oregon. Through
efforts like the 2004 festival and the soon-to-be-released compilation CD
(with tracks from The Shins, M. Ward, Quasi, The Thermals, The Joggers, Davies vs. Dresch, and more!), we
strive to expand Portland's music audience, and to enhance the sense of unity and purpose within our community.
This year we launch the first annual PDX-POP Now! Festival -- a free event showcasing over 40 of
Portland's best and upcoming artists. The show will happen over three days, July 9-11, at the
all-ages venue the Meow Meow. Our first annual
compilation CD will be released to coincide with the Festival. This low-priced,
double CD contains 36 songs by a wide array of Portland artists. Look for it at
your local independent record store in late June.
We hope you will enjoy this celebration of local music - we've worked hard to bring it to you. The
nation has turned its ear towards Portland, and we hope to help our diverse musical community make a loud roar!
For PDX-POP Now! contact information, please check here.