Portland Folk Festival

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KBOO is a proud media sponsor of the Portland Folk Festival August 19th -August 22nd

Our Mission

The Portland Folk Festival is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the world's folk and traditional music, and to the vibrant community, forward-thinking quality of life, and spectacular natural beauty of our treasured home of Portland. With one foot firmly rooted in preserving and celebrating the lessons of the past, and one in working toward a sustainable future, we are dedicated to the study, evolution, expression and celebration of the music of the people.

About Us

The Portland Folk Festival will offer a rich and diverse sampling of music, culture, art, craft, food and thought. The festival aims to connect artists and encourage exploration and collaboration by curating with a mind toward upholding as well as redefining our ideas of the nature of folk music. Each year the Portland Folk Festival will contribute to several local non-profit organizations dedicated to arts education, sustainability and food safety, and furthering Portland as an international hub of community-minded innovation.

More Info: http://www.portlandfolkfestival.com/index.html

Tickets: https://www.buyolympia.com/events/?details=532

THURSDAY AUGUST 19TH

Mission Theater
1624 Northwest Glisan St., 503.223.4527
doors at 7:30pm, $14 advance / $16 day of show, 21+
8pm: Special screening of Roll on Columbia: Woody Guthrie and The Bonneville Power Administration
9:30pm: The Portland Cello Project hosts a tribute to Woody Guthrie, with special guest collaborators Peter Yarrow, Dan Bern, Rebecca Gates, Amy Annelle & more
10:30pm: Jackstraw

Sisters of the Road Café
133 NW 6th Ave., 503.222.5694
doors at 5:30pm, FREE, all-ages
6pm: Dan Bern
6:45pm: The Taxpayers
7:30pm: Fast Rattlers

Backspace
115 Northwest 5th Ave., 503.248.2900
doors at 8pm, $6, all-ages
8:30pm: Bear Feet
9:30pm: Sea of Bees

Ella St. Social Club
714 Southwest 20th Place, 503.227.0116
doors at 9pm, $5, 21+
9pm: Stag Hare
10pm: Petoskey
11pm: Brothers Young

FRIDAY AUGUST 20TH

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St., 503.719.6055
doors at 7:30 pm, $14 advance / $16 day of show, 21+
8pm: Tragos Amargos feat. Luz Elena of Y La Bamba
8:45pm: Celso Machado
10pm: Natya Leela (Classical Indian Dance)
10:30pm: Vagabond Opera

The Know
2026 Northeast Alberta St., 503.473.8729
doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+
8:30pm: Anna Paul & the Bearded Lady
9:20pm: Yarn Owl
10:20pm: Fenbi International Superstars

Alberta St. Pub
1036 Northeast Alberta St., 503.284.7665
doors at 7pm, $6, 21+
7:30pm: special screening of Roll Out Cowboy
9pm: Jim Page
10pm: Kasey Anderson
11pm: Lewi Longmire & Annalisa Tornfelt

SATURDAY AUGUST 21ST

Wonder Ballroom
128 Northeast Russell St., 503.284.8686
doors at 7:30pm, $14 advance / $16 day of show, all-ages
8pm: Mamadou
9pm: Thomas Mapfumo
10pm: Kimya Dawson

Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 503.288.3895
doors at 8pm, $14, 21+
8:30: Duover
9:15: Dolorean
10:15: Dan Bern
11:15: Damien Jurado

White Eagle
836 N. Russell St., 503.335.8900
doors at 9pm, $6, 21+
9:30pm: The Lower 48
10:30pm: Yoyodyne
11:30pm: The Caleb Klauder Country Band

Mississippi Pizza
3552 N. Mississippi Ave., 503.288.3231
doors at 4pm, $5, 21+
5pm: Tom Schraeder
6pm: Mike Fekete
7pm: Anne Weiss
8pm: Brian Cutean
9pm: Louis Ledford
10pm: Felix Hatfield, the Oz St. Fossil

** daytime shows **

Buy Olympia kids' stage (parking lot south of LAND)
3925 N. Mississippi Ave., 503.451.0689
doors at 3pm, FREE, all-ages
4pm: Dan Bern
5pm: Cardboard Songsters
6pm: Johnny and Jason

LAND
3925 N. Mississippi Ave., 503.451.0689
doors at 3pm, FREE, all-ages
storytelling & workshops - stay tuned for details!

Mississippi Studios' Bar Bar
3943 N. Mississippi Ave., 503.288.3895
doors at 3pm, FREE, 21+
4pm: Mary Flower
5pm: Earl White Band
6pm: Clampitt, Gaddis & Buck

Lot 13
Mississippi Ave. & Shaver St., behind Fresh Pot / next to MoxieRX
noon-8pm, FREE, all-ages
Curated by the Portland Field Recording Project
lineup TBA shortly!

SUNDAY AUGUST 22ND

Holocene
1001 Southeast Morrison St., 503.239.7639
doors at 8pm, $14, 21+
9pm: TBA soon!
10pm: TBA soon!
11pm: Thao and Mirah, mostly unplugged

The Woods
6637 Milwaukie Ave., 503.890.0408
Portland Folk Festival local/organic cookout!
3pm, $10 includes local organic buffet (festival pass-holders pay just $5 for the buffet), 21+
4pm: very special guest TBA shortly
5pm: Raymond Byron and the White Freighter (formerly Castanets)

Doug Fir
830 East Burnside St., 503.231.9663
doors at 8pm, $8 advance, $10 day of show, 21+
9pm: MBilly
10pm: Myshkin's Ruby Warblers
11pm: Loch Lomond

Rontoms
600 East Burnside St., 503.236.4536
doors at 6pm, FREE, 21+
7pm: Leonard Mynx
7:30pm: Ezza Rose
8pm: Future Historians
8:30pm: Winterhaven
9pm: Lee Corey Oswald
10pm: Celilo

Laurelthirst Pub
2958 Northeast Glisan St. 503.232.1504
doors at 5pm, FREE, 21+
6-8pm: Freak Mountain Ramblers
9:30pm: Billy Kennedy & Tim Acott
10:30pm: Adam & Kris

** daytime show **

Doug Fir patio, "Pickin' on Sundays"
830 East Burnside St., 503.231.9663
FREE, 21+
3pm & 5pm: Adam Shearer of Weinland
4pm & 6pm: Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside

 

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