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Thank you

Thank you for helping us raise $12, 965 through Willamette Week’s Give!Guide!

Through personal donations and a generous matching donation from Biamp Systems of $5,500 we were able to successfully raise $12,965 for our 2016 programming. As an all volunteer organization, these donations will go directly into funding our annual three day festival, compilation CD, and in school events.Thank you so much to each and every person who donated, we look forward to spending another year promoting Portland music with you! We have many exciting announcements coming up in the next two weeks with compilation submissions opening, the announcement of our 2016 festival dates, and the unveiling of our new artwork.
Stay tuned for more news and music from all of us here at PDX Pop Now!.

Announcing the Launch of our 2015 Willamette Week Give! Guide Fundraiser!

Thanks to our generous donors, PDX Pop Now! has been able to support and sustain a community of music lovers for the past 12 years. We are proud to be a conduit for local music and help keep the spark of accessible music alive here in the city we all love so much.Lately, there has been a great deal of attention on the ways Portland is changing and how we as a city can retain our artists and creative community. More and more people continue to search for that feeling of community that separates Portland from other big cities.PDX Pop Now! is one the reasons why Portland is different. Now is the time to support free, inclusive music programming and donate to PDX Pop Now! through Willamette Week’s Give!Guide campaign.Our in-school music programming and workshops support hundreds of children and provide them with access to arts programming. Our annual CD compilations allow local performers to share their talent.  Our free, three-day, all-ages music festival is one of the most unique in the country.PDX Pop Now! illuminates Portland with music. As the city has grown, our mission has stayed the same. We strive to provide everyone with the gift of music, regardless of age or income. We’re able to keep our annual festival free because of your generosity.

When you donate now through December 31st you also earn some great perks including the incentives below. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook for even more prizes.

CLICK HERE to donate today, and thank you for supporting PDX Pop Now!

PDX Pop Now! is thrilled  to have Biamp Systems as our Give!Guide partner.


PDX POP NOW! 13TH ANNIVERSARY – CALL FOR ARTISTS!  PDX Pop Now! seeks artist entries for our annual graphic art design. PPN! is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding participation in the local Portland music scene. We are looking for original artwork that will be used to promote the organization year round. Open to all local artists. Selected artists will have their work featured in promotional material for the annual music festival, compilation album cover art, screen printed posters, handbills, social media, digital banners, etc.Visit our artist page here for examples of previous year’s art design! Questions? Please contact Annie O . DEADLINE: First drafts by November 16th, 2015. ARTIST SUBMISSION FORM.

The PDX Pop Now! 2015 Festival July 24-26 at AudioCinema!

The PDX Pop Now! festival returns July 24-26 for our annual free, all ages, and all volunteer three day music celebration! Taking place under the Hawthorne bridge at AudioCinema, the festival will feature two outdoor stages, a record fair, street fair, food carts, and the annual band on band basketball tournament Rigsketball.

Showcasing a sampling of some of the best Portland musicians across a variety of genres—including hip hop, metal, folk, pop—the 12th annual festival furthers our commitment to being accessible, current, and local. Partnering with the Portland music advocacy non-profit, Music in The Schools, the festival will feature curated sets by high school musicians including Amber Moon, Arbo, and Dad Rock. PDX Pop Now! 2015 Festival July 24-26 at AudioCinema (226 SE Madison, Portland, OR) Free, All Ages, 12PM-1AM

With performances by:
Amber Moon, Appendixes, Arbo, Autonomics, Balto, Bed., Big Haunt, Blossom, Blue Cranes, Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis, Chanti Darling, Coco Columbia, Cool Nutz, Dylan Stark, En Taiko, Golden Hour, Hands In, Holy Grove, Hot Victory, Jackson Boone, Lady Wolf, Last Artful, Dodgr, Long Knife, Lower 48, Marriage + Cancer, Mic Crenshaw, Modern Kin, Moon By You, Mope Grooves, Muscle & Marrow, No Kind Of Rider, Nurses, Phone Call, Rap Class, Roselit Bone, Talkative, The Domestics, The Shivas, The Stops, Vice Device, Vinnie Dewayne, Weresquatch, White Glove. Sponsored By: 94/7 Alternative Portland| Affiliated Tax Pros | Biamp Systems | Cd Baby | Cravedog, Inc. | Distiller Promotions| Jackpot! Recording Studio, Inc. | KBOO | Magnolia Management | Musicfest NW | OPB | Reign Audio | Riot Act Media | Sound Advice | Sky Onion | Vortex Magazine | Wild Planet Radio | XRAY.FM

Sign Up to Volunteer for The Festival!

Interested in volunteering for the festival? We would love to have you! Sign up now and let us know what positions you are interested right HERE.


The 2015 Compilation Release Party June 3, 2015 at Holocene!

Pick up your copy of the 42-track double CD.

Join us for the 2015 Compilation Release Party June 3 at Holocene! With performances from PsychomagicRasheed Jamal, and Robin Bacior; raffle prizes; and the unveiling of the 2015 Festival Lineup!  - 7:30 Doors // 8:30 Show.
- All Ages.
- $8 w/ digital download of the compilation.
- $10 w/ double-disc CD.

This event is sponsored by the fine folks at XRAY.FM!

To date the yearly compilations have sold thousands of copies through independent record stores and online sales. Since their inception, the compilations have been double-disc affairs featuring over 40 new tracks from great Portland bands—large and small.

As a PDX Pop Now! production, the compilation is selected through a community voting committee. Music tracks are attained solely through artist submissions, and are run through a rigorous listening panel comprised of our board members and 100 plus volunteers. After surviving the listening panel, final tracks are then selected with attention to diversity, representation and popularity. Comp Release Poster 2015

The 2015 Compilation Artist Submission Is Now Extended Until March 15th!

Calling Portland Artists of ALL Genres!!!

Do you wanna be part of the 2015 PDX Pop Now! Compilation? The 2015 PDX Pop Now! Compilation Submission is now open and the selection process has begun! To submit your own original material for consideration by the Listening Committee GO HERE! As a PDX Pop Now! production, the compilation includes a democratic aspect. Music tracks are attained solely through artist submissions, and are then run through a rigorous listening panel comprised of our board members and 100 plus volunteers. After surviving the listening panel, final tracks are then selected with attention to diversity, representation and popularity.

Announcing the 12th Annual PDX Pop Now! Festival July 24-26 at AudioCinema, in Portland, Oregon.

In keeping with our legacy as one of the nations few free, all ages, and all-volunteer music festivals, the PDX Pop Now! festival returns July 24-26 with 45 genres-spanning sets from Portland musicians. Set amid the Southeast industrial district at AudioCinema, the festival will feature two stages, food carts, a street fair, and Portland’s renowned band basketball tournament Rigsketball. Additionally, we are excited to continue our partnership with Music in The Schools, who will be curating a second year of festival sets from high school bands across Portland! As an all volunteer, non-profit organization, PDX Pop Now! is dedicated to stimulating and expanding community participation in Portland music. Through the annual three day festival, yearly classroom events, and two-disc compilation, we strive to actively engage the community while highlighting Portland’s diverse and vibrant musical talent. PDX Pop Now! works to fulfill our mission in a democratic and accessible way. The festival is curated through a public nomination process and a volunteer voting committee that is focused on being inclusive to all genres and age groups. Expect more news to come this spring when we announce the full 2015 lineup and release our annual two-disc compilation! Interested in suggesting a band to play for the 2015 festival? Recommend an artist for the 2015 festival here.

Compilation Submissions are Open February 1 – March 15!

To submit your own original material for consideration by of Listening Committee GO HERE!

Beginning February 1, PDX Pop Now! will be accepting track submissions for the 2015 compilation. For the 12th year in a row, Portland-based artists and bands can submit one track each, and all genres are encouraged to apply. Each year PDX Pop Now! assembles over 40 tracks representing Portland’s world-class music scene, and releases them in stores and online.
We sort the tracks received by a democratic, volunteer-run process. Artists submit their tracks for anonymous consideration by a rigorous listening committee, comprised of board members and over 100 volunteers. Final tracks are selected with attention to quality, diversity, popularity, and representation of Portland’s music community.


Thank you for making Give!Guide a success!

Thank you so very much to everyone who participated in this years Give!Guide campaign! It was our most successful to date raising a grand total of $16,000.  A special thank you to our matching sponsor, Biamp Sound Systems, for playing a significant role in helping us achieve our goal. Also thank to you to Gina Altamura and Music In the Schools for supporting our mission of access to live music for all ages regardless of age or income.

We had 62 repeat donors who on average gave more this year than last. We also had  a record setting 73 new donors give. Each donation made an impact this year as we had the most donors under 35 in our Arts category. The demand for all ages music is growing and thanks to you, PDX Pop Now! is able to support musical growth and discovery.

Thank you to everyone for championing the cause of PDX Pop Now! and ensuring our continued success. Without YOU there is no way we would be able to run the programs our city demands. As an all volunteer organization, PDX Pop now! is unique in everything is does. Thank you for helping us shine the spotlight on local music and the impact it plays in the community.


About our 2015 artist:

Creating the artwork for the 2015 festival season is local artist and educator Ryan Bubnis. Bubnis’ work has been described as “urban folk.” Through his paintings, illustrations, design and mural work, he comments on themes relating to the human condition. Working both traditionally and digitally he incorporates a range of mediums that include found objects, paper, wood, canvas, aerosol, acrylics, cel vinyl, Papier-Mâché, graphite and India ink. He draws inspiration from life, love, graffiti, folk and outsider art from a variety of cultures. Bubnis has collaborated with a number of commercial clients and agencies and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S. and abroad. He is currently an Assistant Professor at The Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. View his complete portfolio here: http://www.ryanbubnis.com/

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