Announcing the 12th Annual PDX Pop Now! Festival July 24-26 at AudioCinema, in Portland, Oregon.

In keeping with our legacy as one of the nations few free, all ages, and all-volunteer music festivals, the PDX Pop Now! festival returns July 24-26 with 45 genres-spanning sets from Portland musicians. Set amid the Southeast industrial district at AudioCinema, the festival will feature two stages, food carts, a street fair, and Portland’s renowned band basketball tournament Rigsketball.

Additionally, we are excited to continue our partnership with Music in The Schools, who will be curating a second year of festival sets from high school bands across Portland!

As an all volunteer, non-profit organization, PDX Pop Now! is dedicated to stimulating and expanding community participation in Portland music. Through the annual three day festival, yearly classroom events, and two-disc compilation, we strive to actively engage the community while highlighting Portland’s diverse and vibrant musical talent.

PDX Pop Now! works to fulfill our mission in a democratic and accessible way. The festival is curated through a public nomination process and a volunteer voting committee that is focused on being inclusive to all genres and age groups.

Expect more news to come this spring when we announce the full 2015 lineup and release our annual two-disc compilation!

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