MusicfestNW at Tom McCall Waterfront Park

August 16 - 17, 2014

Tom McCall Waterfront ParkSW Naito Parkway PortlandOR97204

all ages
$50-175 with two-day VIP passes for $300

After a somewhat controversial format change, MFNW’s 14th year will see it move from multiple nights of music in scores of venues across town to a tried-and-true festival structure: two days of music on two stages in one idyllic (and convenient) setting. Seeing as Waterfront Park is already the site of countless other spring and summer festivities, there should be no logistical nightmares in store—in fact, the whole fest is incredibly simplified this year and ticket prices have even gone down. That said, the number of bands has been significantly reduced and that means less local acts playing a fest that once showcased plenty of Portland talent alongside nationally recognized indie stars. Instead, you'll find many of the popular acts who have already played Coachella and Sasquatch alongside a smattering of PDX music makers (Shy Girls, EMA, Wild OnesModern Kin). The metamorphosis does offer you a guarantee though: no long lines outside of venues, which means no uncertainty on whether you’ll be able to get into that packed show to catch the act you paid to see. Now you can just show up and enjoy your day in the sun.

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