Friday, July 22, 2016

Music, music everywhere! What's up for the weekend around Portland

Wow, outside or inside, everywhere you turn there's some great live music in and around Portland this weekend!

Tonight ... if you're looking for early music, how about Pete Krebs and the Portland Playboys at Secret Society (6pm, $5); Little Sue and Lynn Conover at the Laurelthirst (6 pm, no cover); LaRhonda Steele at Fernhill Park (6:30 pm, free); or Sera Cahoone and Ana Tival on the rooftop deck at Revolution Hall (7 pm, $15)

Looks like a cool new festival in Sandy hosted by Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons - the Dixie Mattress Festival - great lineup including the hosts, plus Casey Neill, Richmond Fontaine, and Hillstomp (all tonight), Steve Kimock, Patterson Hood, and more through Sunday.

Time for the 13th PDX Pop Now! Festival - tonight through Sunday, and free.

Big shows in town this weekend - tonight how about the Avett Brothers at Edgefield (7pm), Dead and Friends at the Moda Center (7 pm), UB40 and the Wailers at the Zoo (7 pm)

The Wailin' Jennys bring their sublime harmonies to Revolution Hall for two nights. They should sound amazing with the outstanding acoustics at RH ... 8 pm, $35

It's the first time in Portland for Haitian superstar band, Lakou Mizik at the Alberta Rose ... 8pm, $25

And, at the late show at the Laurelthirst, catch Mike Coykendall and Tommy Alexander ... 9:30pm, $5

On Saturday, check out the Division/Clinton Street Fair that includes performances by Stephanie Schneiderman, Tony Furtado, and Lost Lander.

Mississippi Studios has a wonderful show with Laura Gibson and Loch Lomond ... 9 pm, $17

Rich Layton and the Troublemakers with special guest Jon Koonce will be at O'Connor's ... 8 pm, $5

And Sunday, catch the eternal Willie Nelson and Richmond Fontaine at Edgefield ...

And, in a shameless plug for a concert series I help put together, don't forget on Monday, Sellwood Riverfront Park has the passionate Latin America singer-songwriter, Edna Vasquez. I been a fan of hers since seeing her a few years ago - a unique talent you should check out ... (6:30pm, free)

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