October 15: March Fourth Marching Band @ Downtown Portland Transit Mall | FREE, All Ages, Music, Acrobats, Stilt Walkers


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March Fourth Marching Band
Monday, October 15, 2012
Noon | FREE | All Ages

Downtown Transit Mall
SW 6th Avenue & Oak Street, in Portland

For the second year in a row, Portland Mall Management, Inc. is bringing the costumed and vaudeville inspired MarchFourth Marching Band to the Transit Mall on Monday, October 15th! Beginning at 12:00PM, the band will perform a 30 minute set at Unico Plaza (SW 6th and Oak) and then march and dance their way on stilts while playing a variety of instruments to Unitus Plaza (SW 6th and Jefferson).

The MarchFourth Marching Band is a Portland based group that is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense. The high performing 20 plus group is “anchored by funky electric bass, and has been evolving into a more guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience.” Within the hour set on the Transit Mall, the musicians are said to take the audience to “the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, along the way stopping to sample the deepest grooves of the best of American funk, rock, jazz and boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and sexy dancers.”

Next month at Mondays on the Mall, Portland Mall Management will be bringing winter fun, warm treats, and great entertainment to the downtown transit line! More details for the winter wonderland event on November 19th at Unico Plaza will be available at www.portlandmall.org.