2011 PDX Pop Now! Announces Festival Schedule: Nurses, Dusu Mali, Guidance Counselor, & Much More

PDX Pop Now just released its 2011 Festival Schedule and they are doing a kickoff party with the RACC’s Art Spark on July 21st ! It is all FREE and you can stream the whole festival this year as well!

Related on Pipeline: Our Portland Events Calendar and Ticket Giveaways

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From press release:
2011 PDX Pop NOW! posterHot off the heels of the release of their 2011 double disc compilation, PDX Pop Now! — Portland’s premier local music advocacy organization – has announced the schedule for the 8th annual festival. Portland’s favorite free all-ages music festival be will be held July 22-24 at Refuge PDX (116 SE Yamhill, Portland, OR 97214).

To kick off the 2011 PDX Pop Now! Festival weekend, PDX Pop Now! is partnering with RACC as the featured non-profit for the July 21st ArtSpark! Come learn about opportunities to get involved with PDX Pop Now! throughout the year at this free, all-ages event at Backspace from 5-7pm. Take part in a Portland trivia game for the chance to win a PDX Pop Now! t-shirt or 40-track Compilation. Then stick around for rock-pop experience of Portland’s own Rocky and the Proms!

PDX Pop Now! Radio – Presented by Radio23 – Listeners will be able to stream the entire festival live as it happens July 22-24 and get a taste of the past 8 years of PDX Pop Now! compilations. PDX Pop Now! Radio can be accessed through pdxpopnow.org.

2011 PDX Pop Now! Festival Schedule: 

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Friday, July 22

OUTSIDE
6:00: Jared Mees and the Grown Children
6:40: STLS
7:20: Blood Beach

INSIDE
8:05: Weinland
8:45: Onuinu
9:25: Lovers

OUTSIDE
10:10: The Minders
10:50: Golden Retriever
11:30: SLIMKID3 (of the Pharcyde)
12:10: And And And

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SATURDAY, July 23

INSIDE
12:00: Ezza Rose
12:40: Yeah Great Fine

OUTSIDE
1:25: Archers
2:05: Palo Verde
2:45: Lost Lander

INSIDE
3:30: Karen
4:10: Loch Lomond
4:50: Wild Ones

OUTSIDE
5:35: Wizard Rifle
6:20: Living Proof
7:00: ExtrAlonE

INSIDE
7:45: Monarques
8:25: E*Rock
9:05: Blouse

OUTSIDE
9:50: Dusu Mali
10:30: Purple & Green
11:10: Purple Rhinestone Eagle
11:50: Nurses

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SUNDAY, July 24

OUTSIDE
12:00: Water Tower Bucket Boys
12:40: Cloaks
1:20: Hausu

INSIDE
2:05: Port St. Willow
2:45: Rollerball
3:25: Nasalrod

OUTSIDE
4:10: Radiation City
4:50: Woolen Men
5:30: Diesto

INSIDE
6:15: Classical Revolution PDX
6:55: The Reservations
7:35: Holy Sons

OUTSIDE
8:20: Musee Mecanique
9:00: Kelli Schaefer
9:40: Brainstorm
10:20: Guidance Counselor

The compilation and festival is brought to you in part by generous sponsorships from adidas, opbmusic, RACC/Work for Art, vitaminwater, Willamette Week, Oregon Music News, Cravedog, KBOO, KZME, KNRK, Radio23, Reign Audio, Performer Magazine, CD Baby, Distiller Promotions, Magnolia Management, NAIL Distribution, Oregon Arts Commission, PRA, Presonus, Sound Advice, Jackpot Recording Studios

About PDX Pop Now!
PDX Pop Now! is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to celebrating and promoting Portland’s vital music community. Begun in 2004 in true DIY fashion by roughly a dozen members of a local indie-pop email list, the group has produced seven previous music compilations and FREE, ALL-AGES, multi-day music festivals, to which scores of Portland artists both nationally-heralded (including The Decemberists, The Thermals, Lifesavas, Menomena, Blitzen Trapper and The Blow) and lesser-known have contributed recordings or performances. The festivals, which allow the public to see up to 50 of Portland’s finest bands in one central, accessible venue, have drawn audiences in the thousands. The compilations have generated considerable play from local and national FM radio and sold thousands of copies combined, mostly through local independent record stores, to help fund the yearly festival.

Additionally, through outreach programs, PDX Pop Now! has worked successfully with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, local businesses, schools and the broader community to make more safe all-ages concerts possible and allow young Oregonians to participate more fully in the local arts community. PDX Pop Now! also works with public schools and other music-related organizations to bring live local performances and opportunities to create music to youth in our community.

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