Win Weekend Passes ($280): MusicfestNW @ Portland’s Waterfront | 3-Day, 2-Stage Festival, Foster the People, Beirut, Modest Mouse & More!

We are giving you ANOTHER CHANCE to WIN pair of weekend passes to MusicfestNW @ Portland’s Waterfront on August 21-23. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Wednesday, August 19.

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From our sponsors:
mfnw 20152015 MusicfestNW
August 21-23, 2015
$45-60 General, VIP $105- $125, 3-day Pass $140, 3-day Pass VIP $300
All Ages
Friday 4-10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
More info:

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR

MusicfestNW is a three-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. The event will be an outdoor blowout with access to both stages, food, beverages and more. All ages are welcome! Each child under 8 is free when accompanied by a paying adult

Friday, Aug. 21

  • Foster The People
  • MisterWives
  • Milo Greene
  • Lost Lander

Saturday, Aug. 22

  • Beirut
  • Belle and Sebastian
  • Twin Shadow
  • Battles
  • Title Fight
  • Cayucas
  • Talk In Tongues
  • Alialujah Choir

Sunday, Aug. 23

  • Modest Mouse
  • The Tallest Man On Earth
  • Danny Brown
  • The Helio Sequence
  • Lady Lamb
  • Strand of Oaks
  • Pure Bathing Culture
  • Divers
  • Beat Connection

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132 Responses to Win Weekend Passes ($280): MusicfestNW @ Portland’s Waterfront | 3-Day, 2-Stage Festival, Foster the People, Beirut, Modest Mouse & More!

  1. sara August 13, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    I want to win these bad

    • Bruce August 14, 2015 at 6:52 pm #

      Its my birthday

    • Mary August 18, 2015 at 11:48 pm #

      I would love to attend an event outside here this weekend…I am new to Portland and just absolutely love this city!!!

  2. CAB August 13, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

    I would like to attend because its my birthday weekend and I am long overdue for a concert!

  3. corey August 13, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    what an amazing lineup!

  4. curt August 13, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    Sunday Funday!

  5. Kaylee August 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    I have been waiting for this ALL summer! What an amazing chance to win something this awesome!

  6. Meghan August 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    I want to win because I didn’t win the last pair!!! ;)

  7. Nicholas Little August 13, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    Well I would Love to gobecause I don’t believe that I experienced Portland on a whole until I have gone to a Festival there. I think I should win the tickets because I never Win anything haha, at all. One time I won some tickets to a beastie Boys show and then they called back, and Said” Sorry we were looking for Nick Lytle , Not Nick Little “. Haha

    Have fun everyone :)

  8. Jeff August 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

    This looks like a great show! I’d love to win tickets!

  9. Pete August 13, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    Music makes the heart grow fond as it digests it like poetry. The synaptic nerve of it all! Send me. And a creature to the best in our nw!

  10. Philip Rollo August 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm #


    Northwest fest will be so fun
    It’ll play all the music
    And makes me want to run…

    Run to this comment section,
    to hopefully win a pair
    Run to the moon,
    Listening to great music with nary a care.


  11. Claire August 13, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

    Too many reasons I’d like to go, the bands!!!

  12. Rachel August 13, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    What an amazing lineup! Would love to spend a weekend on the waterfront listening to some great bands.

  13. Christina August 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    Sometimes I can see Russia from my house.

  14. Cody August 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    I’ve been dying to go to this festival! Hope this is my lucky day!

  15. Valeska August 13, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    It would be a fun filled weekend. Never been to a music fest I would love to go!

  16. Joel Wilkerson August 13, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    Definitely the primier show of the year, free tickets would be a blessing.

  17. Deidre August 13, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    MFNW woohoo!

  18. Joan August 13, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to see Beirut!

  19. Mike August 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    The Sunday lineup looks fantastic.

  20. James August 13, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

    Wow what a line up. Sure is a lot of music to take in but I think I can do it.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  21. Amanda August 13, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

    What an amazing weekend! Pick ME!!

  22. Megan Zemke August 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    Ice age heat wave can’t complain!!!!!! I’ve never had the opportunity to see Modest Mouse! What a great experience it would be!!

  23. Synthya August 13, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    I want to win!

  24. Synthya August 13, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    Country forever!

  25. Kimi August 13, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Thank you!

  26. Jenna C August 13, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    Good music, vibes, and people!

  27. Wayne August 13, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

    It would be an awesome time before heading back to school.

  28. Josh Fonzi August 13, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

    Modest Mouse is great and probably the best music for people who never win anything … Like me!

  29. James August 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

    I keep thinking, one of these days I’m going to win one of these things. This would be perfect, because I would love to go.

  30. Amie August 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    Because MUSIC!

  31. Sierra August 13, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    I love music festivals!!! That lineup is SIIIIICK. Modest Mouse has been my favorite band for like ever. Also wouldn’t mind seeing Foster the People again :)

  32. Jesse August 13, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

    This is the best music fest line-up I have seen here in Portland. Would love to surprise my girlfriend with a show or 2. Had a crazy stressed out week. Music Fest would be a great way to kick back and enjoy what Portland is all about in the summer.

  33. Sam August 13, 2015 at 5:56 pm #

    Oh, this would be so amazing. I just started seeing a girl I’m really excited about, and I know she would enjoy this as much as I would, maybe even more! The whole lineup is crazy good, but Saturday is especially fantastic. I’ve never seen most of these bands live, but Belle & Sebastian and Beirut would be just heaven.

  34. Kim August 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    After 27 years devoted to the growth and maturity of three fine young men, this week marked the newly independent status of my middle son. He joins the oldest out in the world and they are both doing well! The third will be entering high school in the fall and, though I may not have a completely empty nest, I can definitely see that my own independence is right around the corner. I’d love to go to this show to symbolically celebrate my sons’ achievements as well as my own!

  35. mary b August 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

    wouldn’t I just be too cool if I could comp one of my friends to go with me? Bonus: I wouldn’t have to go it alone… ( yes I just played the pity card)

  36. Stacey G. August 13, 2015 at 6:44 pm #

    Another chance, yes! Would love to see Belle & Sebastian, Danny Brown, Modest Mouse and well…all of the great artists featured!

  37. Samuel August 13, 2015 at 6:57 pm #


  38. Lynne August 13, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    I have to attend MFNW because the lineup is amazing, and I need some fun in my life! Pick me so I can party like I’m 21 with some of my favorite bands.

  39. Steve Ferrero August 13, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

    The Mrs. and I have been lame on getting to shows this year. We both love Beirut and would kill to see them live.

  40. Kristen August 13, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    Would love to win these passes! Lived here for several years and am just barely discovering all the fun events in Portland. First, The Warped Tour and now this? I love it here!

  41. Martin August 13, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    I’m originally from Austin so I’m used to going to SXSW & ACL and can only imagine how much better MusicfestNW will be with a much cooler city and such a great line up!

  42. Brent August 13, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

    I want to win to surprise my wife for her birthday. Help me score some major points!

  43. Scott Hamilton August 13, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    This would be awesome.

  44. Kelly Gappmayer August 13, 2015 at 9:04 pm #

    Nothing better than live music on the waterfront! Love to win tickets!!

  45. Wynand August 13, 2015 at 9:09 pm #

    Fantastic line up I need a great weekend

  46. Jane August 13, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

    So many good bands this year!

  47. Shaun August 13, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

    Would love to go!! Just met a girl that I would like to impress with tickets!!!!

  48. Tricia August 13, 2015 at 9:50 pm #

    Oh Wow!! This is THE PERFECT event to finally get my hubby to take me to our beloved PDX for a weekend away from the S.E. WA heat! Please save me, I’m melting……

    • Charlene August 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

      Pick me bc I haven’t been to a music fest all summer

  49. Alaina Grade August 13, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    Not only is there an awesome lineup (I’m SO excited to see PNW celebs and mega stars, Modest Mouse!) but I would love to be able to give these two passes to two great friends who aren’t able to afford a 3-day pass but would enjoy every minute of those three days if given the chance to do so. They appreciate good music and have been awesome to me since moving here two months ago – I would love to be able to give them this awesome potential gift!

  50. Kerry August 13, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

    Boyfriend and I are visiting PDX for the first time and it would be amazing to attend this music festival! We both love the lineup and would like to share this experience with Portlanders. =)

  51. Leslie August 14, 2015 at 12:11 am #

    OOOMMMMGEEEEE…this sounds too fun!! Would LOVE to go!!

  52. Guillermo August 14, 2015 at 12:35 am #

    This is Awesomeeeeeee <3 hubby loves Foster the people!!!
    This August We just move here & we love ittt
    this August is our anniversary 3 years Married . Will be so nice to take hubby to #Musicfestnw #portland
    Thanks pdxpipeline

  53. Tomeu August 14, 2015 at 1:55 am #

    What an amazing line up! I would love to be there!

  54. Jon August 14, 2015 at 3:33 am #

    I’m really pleased with how this festival has stayed relevant after leaving it’s previous format. A good variety of bands in a scenic spot, I’d love a chance to see a few of these bands. Really hope I win.

  55. Scott Landia August 14, 2015 at 6:20 am #

    It’s going to be a hot one! So many bands, I’d love to go!

  56. Anthony August 14, 2015 at 7:46 am #

    Such a good line-up; would be super awesome to win!

  57. Chris Johnson August 14, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    Yes, this would be sweeeet to win tickets to!

  58. Paola Villegas August 14, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    I would love to attend! Please let me attend :)

  59. Cora August 14, 2015 at 8:39 am #


  60. Audrey August 14, 2015 at 8:39 am #

    This would be so cool!

  61. Pamela August 14, 2015 at 8:54 am #

    this would be perfect!!! Please! And thank you!

  62. Craig Combs August 14, 2015 at 9:10 am #

    Free tix for some sweet tunes? Heck yeah! I’m ready to rock

  63. Amanda August 14, 2015 at 9:22 am #

    I want to win because I can’t afford to go otherwise!

  64. Samantha August 14, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    cheers to second chances! I have been wanting to see Beirut live for years!

  65. Jade Webster August 14, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    I would LOVE to attend this event!!After living in Portland for 3 years- this is the first time I have a job with weekends off!!! How exciting! :)

  66. Amanda Panda August 14, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    Ah, Belle and Sebastian will be there too!?! Dang, I wish I could go… ;-)

  67. Fernanda August 14, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

    Trying again! First time in Portland. Will stay for only one year, so trying to get the best experience.

  68. Alaina August 14, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    I would love to win these. What a phenomenal way to introduce my partner to the NW music scene.

  69. Amy August 14, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

    I have been waiting for this event all summer! I have wanted to attend every year, but am always out of town. This is the year I can finally experience this wonderful Portland event, however it is a bit pricey for my budget so winning tickets would be such a blessing! Please select me! :)

  70. Tony August 14, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    To let the music out of course :D

  71. Kimberly Grassnickle August 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

    Awesome way to spend a wonderful weekend in Portland…Great Music.

  72. Jeremiah M August 14, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    My girlfriend and I are here to have fun in Portland fresh from the East Coast!

  73. Alycia August 14, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

    Whoever wins these is soooooo lucky!

  74. Nik August 14, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    I want to be a winner winner chicken dinner! And see Beirut, of course.

  75. Kelly August 14, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    Seeing Beirut, Battles and Belle & Sebastian = BLISS!

  76. Charles C August 14, 2015 at 9:10 pm #

    I just got a new job, I’ve been in Portland a few months now and haven’t been able to catch any epic shows. The music calms my soul into a blissful state of monetary exhilaration. I owe so many friends a huge favor for making my transition into the city bearable, even during the difficult times. Music music, MUSIC!!!

  77. Sonic August 14, 2015 at 9:50 pm #

    For the music of course! :D

  78. Mike August 15, 2015 at 7:23 am #

    I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and dammit I was born here.

  79. Sharissa August 15, 2015 at 10:07 am #

    I want to win because I love doing fun shit! Why else!?

  80. Christy August 15, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    My family is coming to Portland next week to celebrate my husband’s birthday. He has been a huge Foster the People fan from the beginning but has not been able to see them in concert. Winning tickets would be the BEST gift ever!! Please, please, please pick me so we can have a trip to remember!!!!!

  81. Sterling August 15, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    Hey I am new to the Portland area and I adore modest mouse, help a sister out! Let me score some tickets! :)

  82. Brad August 15, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

    Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend!

  83. Dulce August 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    I’d absolutely love to go! I saw Foster the People when they were here for one of their first shows at the Rosalind and fell in love with their style and lyrics. I’d love to be able to see them again and get to hear some of their new album!

  84. JIP August 15, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    I’ve got a ticket to Sunday, but can’t convince my girlfriend to spend the money to see one of her favorite gals, Lady Lamb. Would be so great to see her with my girlfriend.

  85. Katie August 15, 2015 at 7:49 pm #

    Music fest?! Yes please!

  86. Virginia August 15, 2015 at 9:59 pm #

    I would love to attend MusicfestNW with my husband because he’s a huge fan of these bands, and we missed the Waterfront Blues Festival because he’s been in the hospital since June 4 fighting for his life after surgical complications. What better way to celebrate his homecoming next week?

  87. kyle m August 15, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

    Pick me PDX pipeline, I really want the tix

  88. Shalee August 15, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

    Its not my birthday…but it is somebodies!!! I could roll up in my minivan home and open the door and kick out my tootsies and jam out!!!! YA

  89. Gary Byrne August 16, 2015 at 12:46 am #

    Gosh I would really like to take my son he just turned 12 and is loving music

  90. Anjali August 16, 2015 at 7:53 am #

    I’d like to go because I just got home from 3 years stuck living in the deep south…yuck. I need to cleanse my soul with good music!

  91. Tab August 16, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    Strand of Oaks is my friend’s favorite singer/songwriter and I know he really wants to see him play, PLUS it’s my birthday weekend :)

  92. Jenna August 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    I haven’t been to MFNW since ’11 and my boyfriend has yet to experience it, please help me change that!

  93. Erin Tafuri August 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

    I’m 25 and I’ve only ever been to 2 concerts in my whole life, only one of which was a famous artist. I’ve lived in Portland for 8 years. Help me!

  94. Sara Goldman August 16, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to check this out, but it’s been too expensive. Would love to win these tickets!

  95. Tara Amiri August 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    My boyfriend and I are new to Portland and use this site mainly to look for jobs, but we love love love music and being outdoors and would be so stoked to win this!!!! We’re also great social media addicts and would tag the shit outta #pdxpipeline all weekend long if we won :)

  96. Naomi August 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    It’ll be my first big concert.

  97. Trish Jimmie August 16, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    It is our one year anniversary! We honeymooned at interlocken festival last year and our 1 year anniversary should be spent with amazing music as well! Peas? :-)

  98. John Thomas August 16, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    Pick me please ,sounds like a great time!

  99. Tim August 16, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

    Just moved after driving 3700 miles, am broke and in need of a good festival weekend.

  100. Melissa August 16, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

    This would be a great way to spend my birthday weekend :) I am broke and have no plans, so this would be the perfect birthday present :)

  101. Lea Anna August 16, 2015 at 7:08 pm #

    Would love to go and see Tallest Man on Earth finally!

  102. Alison August 16, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

    I would LOVE to go this for my bday this Saturday! It really is my bday on Saturday, my last year before the big 3-0! I’ve never been to this music festival, but continue to hear about it year after year.

    This would be a perfect way to celebrate with my bf. Not to throw a pity party, but my bf just lost his job so we won’t be doing anything this year. It would be such a great pick-me-up for us to enjoy together. We’ll dance and bring the fun to the party. PICK ME so I can celebrate the best way possible, in Portland at MFNW!

  103. Susan August 16, 2015 at 9:15 pm #

    I need to win so I can see Modest Mouse! Please!!!!

  104. Kelly August 16, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    I really want to go to this festival!! Some of my favorite bands will be there throughout the weekend including modest mouse! I’ve been listening to them since good people who love bad news and their albums have been with me through many of life’s rollarcoasters but I’ve never had the chance to see them live! It would make my whole summer to be at this festival!!

  105. Jimmy August 17, 2015 at 8:42 am #

    I want to win because it’s about time there’s a festival that’s not boring ol blue grass.

  106. Jessica August 17, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    This lineup is amazing! Please choose me

  107. Derrick August 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

    The lineups are sick! Very excited about Misterwives making it big! I’d love to win tickets, thanks!

  108. Kenna August 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

    The lineup, the weather, the portland atmosphere…who wouldn’t want to win free tickets to MusicfestNW! My boyfriend and I use pdxpipeline as our source for finding all of the events happening in Portland, and would love to win some tickets from you to a show we have been dying to go to!!

  109. Elena August 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    So much wonderful music! We would love to enjoy some loud, great music outdoors.

  110. Maya August 17, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    I am new to Portland, and would love an opportunity to see some great live music! A very good friend of mine will be visiting for his birthday this weekend, and it would be so amazing if I could surprise him with tickets!

  111. Leslie Ducreux Sandoval August 18, 2015 at 6:09 am #

    I want to win these tickets more than anything. Modest Mouse is one of my all time favorite bands. Their music has helped life my up through some hard times in my life. I’ve never seen them live and I would absolutely love to.

  112. Janessa August 18, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    ❤️ We would love to win because modest mouse is an all time favorite along with tallest man, our children love modest mouse too…ages 7 and 1 (no joke baby girl sings to modest mouse while older to jams out!!) it would be a weekend to remember!! I see kids are free with adult so we would be making the most out of winning!

    • Janessa August 18, 2015 at 7:57 am #

      Older brother jams out* :)

  113. Ashley Helen August 18, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    My best friend deserves the world. I wanna surprise her, see her smile, dance the weekend away, see her free her mind from all worries, and enjoy the BEST festival of the summer. I also wanna dance my pants off!!!!!!

  114. Cassidy Loyd August 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

    I want to go to MFNW because I need to see Modest Mouse. I’ve listened to them my whole life and never seen one of their shows! I listen to their music at my best moments and also to bring me out of my lowest. Their music has always been there for me. Also, my best friend in the world feels similarly about Foster the People and he is going to study abroad the weekend after the show and he has never been to a concert before. I want to live my childhood dream of seeing Modest Mouse live and give my best friend the best good-bye gift he could imagine!

  115. Alex OpBroek August 18, 2015 at 2:35 pm #

    Haven’t done a music festival yet – looking forward to this one!

  116. Kimberly August 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    THANK YOU…..So much for giving me the opportunity to have an awesome weekend with great music…So Happy I Won.

  117. Zach August 18, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    I just moved to Portland all the way from Florida and this would be the perfect way to kick off this big new adventure!!

  118. CAB August 18, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    I won! Thanks PDXPipeline, what a great (and unexpected) birthday gift.

  119. James August 18, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

    You rock! And now I will be too! Thanks!

  120. Chelles August 19, 2015 at 9:35 am #

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  121. Chelles August 19, 2015 at 9:36 am #

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  122. Rodney Sanchez Rosa August 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    I want to win these tickets… Cause I just got Dumped!!!

  123. Sarah August 19, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    This would be the best way to end finals ever!

  124. Claire August 19, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    This will be my last hurrah of summer before heading back into the classroom as a special education teacher!

  125. Ande August 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    Sooooooo would love to win them tickets!!! It’s both my boyfriend and I’s birthdays–and we are still trying to figure out what to do with our friends. It’s possibly this or a big Clackamas float day:)

  126. Kelly August 20, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

    Beautiful spot for music

  127. DH Strongheart August 21, 2015 at 5:19 am #

    I’d like to attend because my friend plays drums for Beirut, and I’d love to check in with him!

  128. Eric Boyer August 21, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    We are empty nesters for the weekend! We can go out!

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