Portland Rock City, not to be overshadowed by distant musical neighbor Seattle, created MusicfestNW as a meeting of the minds of independent and underground music. This is the festival formerly known as North by Northwest.
Musicfest NW dates for 2012 are September 5 - 9. It's a multi-venue type of deal, with gigs going down all over town, SXSW style. Places include Roseland Theater, Crystal Ballroom, Fez Ballroom, and more. Silversun Pickups, Girl Talk and Beirut are all MusicfestNW headliners.
Musicfest NW: Day One in Photos
Musicfest NW: Day Two in Photos
Musicfest NW: Day Three in Photos
Musicfest NW: Day Four in Photos
MusicfestNW tickets are on sale now and work like this: get a general admission ticket that includes your choice of one of the three headlining bands for $75, a general admission ticket that's for the entire show for $125 or a VIP ticket for $250.
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Bobby Bare Jr.
Dante vs. Zombies
Gardens & Villa
I Break Horses
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
King Khan and the Shrines
Pete Krebs & the Gossamer Wings
Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three
Pure Bathing Culture
Quest For Fire
Sad Baby Wolf
Strand of Oaks
The Builders and the Butchers
The Curious Mystrey
The Drowning Men
The Helio Sequence
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The People's Temple
The Soft Moon
The Tallest Man on Earth
These United States
Trampled By Turtles