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Win Tickets ($145): Soul’d Out Music Festival 2015 | Yasiin Bey, Bad Brains, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Badbadnotgood & More!

April 14-20: Soul’d Out Productions is proud to announce the lineup for the 6th annual Soul’d Out Music Festival, taking place from April 14-20 across the best venues in Portland, OR. SOMF has made a name for itself nationally by bringing together an eclectic blend of musical genres and styles under the umbrella of “Soul Music,” and this year is no different. Featuring world-class musicians from across the globe, SOMF’15 is the biggest and best year yet for Portland’s fastest-growing city-wide festival.

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Win Tickets ($20): McTuff w/Cure For The Common @ The Goodfoot | Jaw-Dropping Funk & Jazz, Organ, Electro Thunder Funk

April 4 @ Goodfoot – Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz band, exhibiting a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is a movin’ and groovin’ adventure that you will not soon forget, featuring the impeccable Andy Coe on guitar and the incredible Tarik Abouzied on drums.

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KPSU’s 30 Shows in 30 Days | KPSU Kruise, The Antlers, Wild Ones, Shook Twins, Modern Kin & More!

April 1-30: In an effort to gain awareness for our upcoming 2015 Pledge Drive KPSU proudly presents 30 Shows in 30 Days a concert series that will run from Wednesday, April 1st to Thursday, April 30th in venues throughout Portland.

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The Dip with TUBALUBA @ The Goodfoot | Soul & Funk, Rock ‘n’ Roll

April 2 @ The Goodfoot – The Dip has played a string of packed shows in Seattle, including an evening slot at the Northwest Folklife Festival, a capacity show at the popular Capitol Hill Block Party, opening for the legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Neumos, and headlining their own shows in venues around Seattle and Bellingham.

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Taken By Storm Benefit Dinner for Children’s Center @ Vancouver Hilton | Featuring Musician, Actor & Playwright Storm Large

During the evening Storm will perform and will share her experience of growing up with a family member who lived with mental illness. Storm, then, will not only entertain the guests with her music but also help lift the culture of silence and stigma surrounding mental illness. The event will raise vital funds to provide children and youth in our community with high quality mental health services.

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Portland 2015 Spring Beer & Wine Festival is This Weekend @ Oregon Convention Center | Easter Weekend, Live Music, Cheese, Chocolate & More!

April 3-4 @ Oregon Convention Center – The Spring Beer & Wine Fest, Portland’s unofficial kickoff event of festival season, returns to the Oregon Convention Center during Easter weekend. A welcome reprieve from the ubiquitous cabin fever that sets in over the course of a Portland winter, the Spring Beer and Wine Fest is an indoor event that delivers the celebratory vibe of an outdoor summer festival. The festival features an incredible selection of some of the regions finest libations coupled with top-notch entertainment, and unique specialty food items like cheese, chocolate and so much more!

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This Easter Weekend, Go Back in Time w/ Radical 80s Dance Cruise on Portland Spirit | Costumes, DJ MC, Group Discount

April 4 – Break out the hammer pants and leg warmers, time warp to the most radical decade and dance to the best of the 80’s with DJ MC.

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Elias Quartet @ Lincoln Performance Hall | Prize Winner in London International String Quartet Competition

April 6&7- Formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, this European ensemble was a prize-winner in the 2003 London International String Quartet Competition and has since developed a reputation as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($900+): Spring Color Festival, Italian Fashion, Beer Tours, Easter & More! | March 26-29, 2015

March 26-29 – The weekend is finally here and we’re all ready all this sunshine! It’s the perfect time for a visit to Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, celebrate the return of Spring at Holi Festival of Colors, or get some great brews on a BeerQuest Walking Tour! Grill up you best Grilled Cheese for the Franz Grilled Cheese Photo Contest. Natasha Leggero is here this weekend at Helium, and this is your last chance to see Flair: An Office Space “Parody”. And Trekkies don’t want to miss Resistance is Futile: A Star Trek Quiz on Saturday!

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Win Portland Tickets ($900+): The Doubleclicks, Festival of Color, Oregon Ghost Conference & More!

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including Sinful History Tour, Festival of Color, NW’s Largest Garage Sale & more.

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The Talbott Brothers 2015 Oregon Tour | Harmonizing Rock Duo, 8 Shows

April 1-16 – The Talbott Brothers is a rock band from the heartland led by harmonizing brothers Nick and Tyler Talbott. The group formed in 2012 and has since played over 300 national shows and independently released 2 albums.

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Win Tickets ($25): Get On UP w/TAKIMBA & DJ Saucy @ The Goodfoot | Prince Re-Mixed and Re-Imagined

March 28 @ Goodfoot – TAKIMBA and Dj Saucy are teaming up again to bring you another edition of “Get on Up” this time they will be remixing and mashing up the music of the one and only PRINCE!

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Go Back in Time Saturdays on Portland Spirit’s Radical 80s Dance Cruise | Costumes, DJ MC, Group Discount

Every Saturday @ Portland Spirit- Break out the hammer pants and leg warmers, time warp to the most radical decade and dance to the best of the 80’s with DJ MC.

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Hip Chicks Do Wine Wine & Cheese Pairing

Portland 2015 Spring Wine Release Party @ Hip Chicks Do Wine | 6 Wines, Appetizers, Live Music w/ Manuel “Silky” Mayer

March 28 @ Hip Chicks do Wine – Join us in celebrating the coming of Spring! We’ll be featuring our new wine releases of Zinfandel (and hopefully Muller Thurgau). Admission is $15 per person, $8 for Wine Club members and includes a wine tasting of 6 wines, appetizers, and live music by Manuel “Silky” Mayer.

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Portland 2015 Spring Beer & Wine Festival @ Oregon Convention Center | Easter Weekend, Live Music, Cheese, Chocolate & More!

April 3-4 @ Oregon Convention Center – The Spring Beer & Wine Fest, Portland’s unofficial kickoff event of festival season, returns to the Oregon Convention Center during Easter weekend. A welcome reprieve from the ubiquitous cabin fever that sets in over the course of a Portland winter, the Spring Beer and Wine Fest is an indoor event that delivers the celebratory vibe of an outdoor summer festival. The festival features an incredible selection of some of the regions finest libations coupled with top-notch entertainment, and unique specialty food items like cheese, chocolate and so much more!

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Win Tickets ($60): All Decades Video Dance Attack @ Lola’s Room | w/ VJ Kittyrox, Hits from the Past 40 Years

March 28 @ Lola’s Room – 80s Video Dance Attack presents VIDEO DANCE ATTACK! VJ Kittyrox is back to bring you a new version of Portland’s best dance party that spans ALL DECADES.

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The Antlers + Shaprece @ Crystal Ballroom

Win Tickets ($40): The Antlers + Shaprece @ Crystal Ballroom | Indie, Ambient, Electronic, R&B, Pop

April 1 @ Crystal Ballroom – In seven years together, Brooklyn’s The Antlers have created a quiet revolution in thought and sound with their harrowing and often haunted tales of love unmoored, human frailty and emotional evisceration.

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Boyz II Men @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | w/ The Oregon Symphony, Conducted by Paul Ghun Kim

April 7 @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – One of the most iconic R&B groups in music history makes its debut with the Oregon Symphony. Count on the four-time Grammy winners for favorites like “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day,” “Motownphilly,” and many others.

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Win Tickets ($50): ANDAZ Bhangra Bollywood Dance Party @ Analog Theatre | w/ DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid

March 28 @ Analog Theater – ANDAZ is not only the longest-running Desi party on the West Coast, it is the longest-running Desi party West of the Hudson river.

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Fresh Track w/ DoveDriver @ The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge | Rock, Funk, Synth Driven Dance Music

March 26 @ Goodfoot – Fresh Track (featuring members of Shafty and Emulator) delivers a healthy blend of rock, funk, and synth driven dance music. Drawing from many different influences, you can expect high energy jams to start the night.

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Win Tickets ($24): The Doubleclicks in #NerdNightOut w/ @ Doug Fir Lounge | Variety Show Featuring Joseph Scrimshaw, Kelly Sue DeConnick & Molly Lewis

#NerdNightOut is a variety show for the geeky-leaning set, hosted by nerd-sister-musical duo the Doubleclicks (Tabletop, San Diego Comic-Con) and comedian Joseph Scrimshaw (Rifftrax, Wits). Expect jokes about Batman, songs about staying home with your cats, and poems about internet commenters. There will also be games and prizes for the audience!

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($600+): Tulip Festival, Body Mind Spirit Expo, Shopping, Fashion & More | March 19-22, 2015

Spring is officially here! Get outside for opening weekend at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival or discover new things about the city on an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! Test your skills at Escapism Portland! FREE Fridays at Portland’s Barrel Room continues this week and OMSI is hosting Anime film festival. Snag some amazing deals at evo’s Winter Gear Clearance Sale, With Love, From PDX Pop Up Shop and Spring Seconds Sale @ Ace Hotel Cleaners!

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Win Portland Tickets ($600+): Ecliptic Beer Mile, Wine & Jazz Festival, Festival of Color & More!

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including Sinful History Tour, Festival of Color, Ecliptic Beer Mile & more.

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Win Tickets ($50): Rang Barse ~ Holi Festival of Colors @ Washington County Fairgrounds | Color Powder, DJ, Dance Performance, 900+ Colorful Happy People!

March 28 @ Washington County Fairgrounds – After the tremendous success of Rang Barse last year , we invite you to come and join us for the 4th Annual Rang Barse on March 28, 2015 and celebrate the festival of colors with your friends and family and make new friends as well.

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FREE Fridays at Portland’s Barrel Room! Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Featuring San Francisco’s “Mark and Guido”

Dueling pianos is a great group party concept if (and only if) you get the right players in the correct venue. Mission Accomplished. Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours, We boast a Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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Taken By Storm Benefit Dinner for Children’s Center @ Vancouver Hilton | Featuring Musician, Actor & Playwright Storm Large

During the evening Storm will perform and will share her experience of growing up with a family member who lived with mental illness. Storm, then, will not only entertain the guests with her music but also help lift the culture of silence and stigma surrounding mental illness. The event will raise vital funds to provide children and youth in our community with high quality mental health services.

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2015 Bridge to Brews 10K & 8K | Beer, Wine & Cider Festival, Live Music, Food, Kid’s Area, Unique Views From the Fremont Bridge

April 12 – Bridge to Brews is a fun and unique event that has grown to be one of the largest in the area. The event continues to be the only running / walking event to take participants over the Fremont Bridge, offering very unique views of the city! We also continue to provide tons of entertainment on the course, great race support, chip timing and a fun kid’s area.

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Win Tickets ($24): Wil Blades Trio featuring Jeff Parker & Simon Lott @ The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge | Organist, Rock, Funk, Punk

From cookin’ with Blues legend John Lee Hooker, organ summits with B-3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith, television and radio appearances, Wil Blades is gaining critical acclaim and international recognition. Blades, a native Chicagoan, has become the San Francisco Bay Area’s first call organist and is rapidly gaining momentum internationally.

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Oregon 2015 Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival | 40 Acres of Tulips in Every Color, Wine Tastings, Gift Shops & More!

March 20 – May 3 – The spring-like weather in the Pacific Northwest has prompted the 31st annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest, to open one week ahead of schedule this year: Friday, March 20. The event, running through May 3, centers around 40 acres of tulips in every color, and draws visitors from around the world

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Win Tickets ($90): Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Crystal Ballroom | Performing Songs from Their New Album Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith

Touring in support of the March 17 release of their Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith album, Avett and Mayfield include the Crystal Ballroom as one of only 13 intimate tour stops across the country. We’re proud to be one of the few venues hosting this event based around the beloved music of Portland’s own, Elliot Smith.

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Asher Fulero Band @ Goodfoot | Rock, Jazz, Psychedelic + Funk & Latin-Caribbean w/ Tracorum

We welcome back keyboard/electronics maestro, Asher Fulero, and his eponymous band, which includes Shafty bassist, Brett McConnell, and the goodfoot All-Stars’ Darvey Santner on guitar. Expect a raging mix of rock, jazz, psychedelic forays and lots of opportunities to dance!!

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Win Tickets ($50): Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz Festival @ Oregon Garden | All Ages, Brunch, Passports

March 27-28 @ The Oregon Garden – Join us in Historic Silverton, Oregon for a 2-day festival celebrating local wine and excellent jazz music. The musical line up includes Pacific Northwest jazz greats Tony Pacini, Greta Matassa and Mark Simon as well as Devin Phillips and New Orleans Straight Ahead.

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Portland Spirit River Cruises and Pace Rubadeau Present Speakeasy Cruise This Weekend! | Centennial Salute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Live Music, Swing Dancing, Special Guests & More!

Portland Spirit River Cruises and Pace Rubadeau invite you on a floating centennial speakeasy adventure aboard the Portland Spirit, honoring one of the most important women in twentieth-century music — Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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