Friday, September 11, 2009

musicfestnw returns to portland sept 16-20 with arctic monkeys, edward sharpe, the get up kids


This weekend sees the triumphant return of MusicfestNW. Nine years running, this year's festival brings over 200 bands to 18 venues around Portland.

From Wednesday, September 16th through Sunday the 20th, local acts will share stages with international stars, up-and-comers and unknowns will play alongside renowned rock legends.

Five day passes for all MFNW shows are still available for $60 at both Jackpot Records locations, Music Millennium, Willamette Week offices, and TicketsWest. Individual tickets are available at some venues or on the day of the show.

It's hard to pick a concert and stick to it with so many phenomenal artists playing concurrently so here are my venue picks for the weekend.

16 Wednesday : Berbati's Pan
Portland Cello Project
Will Sheff of Okkervil River, Damien Jurado, Fences
Doors at 7 PM, show at 8 PM
Cost : $15 or MFNW wristband
21 and over

17 Thursday : Holocene
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Amazing Baby, The Entrance Band, Local Natives
Doors at 8 PM, show at 9 PM
Cost : $10 or MFNW wristband
21 and over

18 Friday :
Free Early Show : Wonder Ballroom
Arctic Monkeys and The Like
Arrive early!! Doors at 4:30 PM, show at 5:30 PM
Cost : Free wristband from Jackpot Records (available at 10 AM) or MFNW wristband
All ages

Late Show : Someday Lounge
The Shaky Hands
BOAT, Jared Mees and The Grown Children, Inside Voices, Tanning
Doors at 7 PM, show at 8 PM
Cost : $8 or MFNW wristband
21 and over

19 Saturday : Roseland Theater
The Get Up Kids
Portugal. The Man, Youth Group, Pretty and Nice
Doors at 7 PM, show at 8 PM
Cost : $18 on TicketsWest or MFNW wristband
All ages

20 Sunday : Crystal Ballroom
Modest Mouse
Love As Laughter, Mimicking Birds, Morning Teleportation
Arrive early!! Doors at 6 PM, show at 7 PM
Cost : Sold out, entrance with MFNW wristband accepted up to capacity
All ages

A word of advice: If using a MFNW wristband, arrive at the venue early because some shows do fill to capacity and you will be turned away. Or worse, forced to wait in line while everyone else dances their asses off to Girl Talk.

MusicfestNW 2009
Wednesday, September 16 – Sunday, September 20, 2009
Complete Schedule
Complete Artist Listing
Complete Venue Listing
Cost : $60 Wristband; Individual Tickets Available at Certain Venues or on Show Day
Complete Ticketing Information
Some venues and shows 21 and over

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