A Guide to All-Ages Music in Portland

Vortex Music Magazine

Although access to all-ages events may be tough to come by at times, there are still plenty of tireless advocates working to bolster the scene in our city.

Cool American at the all-ages basement space My Friend Ben Scott's House on June 9—click to see more photos by Sam GehrkeCool American at the all-ages basement space My Friend Ben Scott's House on June 9—click to see more photos by Sam Gehrke

Looking for live music that's available to fans of all ages? Or other musical opps for under 21ers? Check out our list of all-ages backers below, plus find out more about these active, local supporters of #PDXmusic and others in our Business and Venue Directory.


Concert Venues

The Analog Cafe, Black Water Bar, Clinton Street Theater, Crystal Ballroom, Hawthorne Theatre, Mississippi Pizza, Roseland Theater, Skype Live Studio, Star Theater, Wonder Ballroom


Nontraditional Venues

Anarres Infoshop, Disjecta, Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, Music Millennium, The Rosewood Initiative, S1, SMART Collective, Velo Cult


Advocates + Show Throwers

Banana Stand Media (secret shows—watch a live video below), Creative Music Guild (nonprofit), DUG (event series), Fix My Head (zine), Friends of Noise (nonprofit), Good Cheer Records (label), Portland Notes (website), PROWUS (nonprofit), Oregon Music Hall of Fame (nonprofit), Semi-OK Collective (zine), SUALT Queer Musicians (event series), Trust No One Entertainment (promoter), Witch Haus PDX (zine)


Drex Porter rocking the mic at the Friends of Noise launch party on May 22—click to see more photos by Miss EllaneaDrex Porter rocking the mic at the Friends of Noise launch party on May 22—click to see more photos by Miss Ellanea

Events + Fests

Festicide, Girl Fest NW, PDX Pop Now!, White Eagle Monthly Youth Series, Youth Music Project Open Mic


Educational Opps for Youth

American Music Program, Ethos, Music in the Schools, My Voice Music, Northwest Music Experience, Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, School of Rock, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington, Youth Music Project


Resources

PC-PDX.com, PDX Semi-OK Shows (Facebook Group), Portland Mercury’s All-Ages Action! column

Vortex's All-Ages Concert Calendar: VRTXMAG.com/allages


Read all about the underage advocates and activists in Portland who are making their own underground, all-ages scene happen, plus find out what else is Rising From The Underground in the current issue of Vortex.

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