WHEN: Friday, July 29th, 6pm -12am

WHERE: theSlate, 2001 NW 19th Ave., Portland

What better way to kick off this year’s PDX Bridge Festival than a FREE BLOCK PARTY with an awesome view of the Fremont Bridge?! The event—hosted by Scion at TheSlate—features live music on two stages, $3 pints from Lagunitas Brewing Company, food and craft vendors, and live art. Open to all ages!

Music abounds, as the indoor stage features Willamette Week’s Best New Band of 2011, And And And, joined by local favorites, Wax FingersHousefireBoy Eats Drum Machine and Solovox. In addition, the Block Party will host an outside performance area featuring local multi-cultural acts and Portland’s favorite buskers, including Joy Now!, Nuestro, Worth + Bondy, All the Apparatus, Acoustic Minds, Andrew Gorny, Farafina Foly, the Amazin’ Jerks, and belly dancers! All are invited to join the PDX Bridge Festival as it launches the 2011 Festival with music, art, food and beer — some of Portland’s favorite pleasures.

Event Schedule:

theSlate Stage (indoor)

  • 6pm – Boy Eats Drum Machine
  • 7:30pm – Housefire
  • 8:30pm – Wax Fingers
  • 9:30pm – And And And (Willamette Week’s Best New Band of 2011!)
  • 10:30pm – Solovox

Busker’s Corner Stage (Outdoor)

  • 6pm – Andrew Gorny (classical guitar)
  • 6:30pm – Amazin Jerks
  • 7pm – Joy Now! (MarchFourth Marching Band Kid’s Summer Camp Parade)
  • 7:30pm – Shalyn (belly dancing)
  • 8pm – Nuestro (Latin American groove)
  • 8:30pm – Farafina Foly (African drums)
  • 9pm – Acoustic Minds
  • 10pm – Worth + Bondy, featuring Melody Kay
  • 11pm – All the Apparatus


Presented by:

Lagunitas Beer

Octopus Entertainment