Returning to AudioCinema for the third consecutive year, the 13th annual edition of Portland’s premier all-ages, free music festival—which features only PDX-based acts—will once again be a yearly snapshot of our scene’s sights and sounds. With a reputation for offering a diversity of genres back to back, each year the three-day fest features an amazing array of up-and-coming talent—some of which go on to national acclaim while others, who may have sounded equally impressive on that July afternoon, fizzle out and return two years down the line in a different band. That’s the beauty of the regenerative musical process on display at PDX Pop Now! Plus, the band-versus-band basketball tournament, Rigsketball, will return to the concrete concert grounds again in 2016. Best known for this fest and its annual compilation (2016 comp submissions will be accepted from January 15 to February 14), the volunteer-run nonprofit also supports music education in schools and access to live performances for fans of all ages.
Artist to Watch: Need Some Help Taking Out Your Rage?Ryan J. Prado - Jul 12, 2019
Made up of scene stalwarts, Help is here to do just that. Do not miss their angry, stress-relieving energy at PDX Pop Now! on July 20 or at their EP release show at Rontoms on August 25.
Watch Burn Money Music's Bridge City Cypher feat. Bocha, YoungShirtMayne, Danny Sky and Donte Thomas [Video Premiere]Chris Young - Jul 11, 2019
Never failing to deliver freshness from Portland's hip-hop scene, watch the latest cypher now and then don't miss Danny Sky rocking a set at PDX Pop Now! on July 20.
Three Portland Artists to Watch This SummerJeni Wren Stottrup, Mac Smiff, Ryan J. Prado - Jul 18, 2017
What’s old to you is new to someone else. From those with established indie creds stemming from years with The Shaky Hands and Genders, or an R&B collective featuring members who dabble in all...
Small Skies and PDX Pop Now! Offer You Some ‘Candy’ [Song Premiere]Chris Young - Jun 28, 2017
Prepare yourself for some electronic sweetness when Small Skies celebrate the release of the festival's annual comp at Holocene on July 9.
Related Photo Galleries
Scenes from PDX Pop Now! featuring Mini Blinds, Bryson, The Alien, Rigsketball and more at AudioCinema on July 23, 2017Photos by Veronica Rose
July 25, 2017 3:00pm
Summer Cannibals and Cat Hoch at PDX Pop Now! at AudioCinema on July 24, 2016Photos by John Alcala
July 26, 2016 9:45am
Force Publique and Cilantro at PDX Pop Now! at AudioCinema on July 24, 2016Photos by Tojo Andrianarivo
July 27, 2016 3:45pm
Tender Age and Old Grape God at PDX Pop Now! at AudioCinema on July 23, 2016Photos by Tojo Andrianarivo
July 25, 2016 2:30pm