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.
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
20 Sunday : Crystal Ballroom
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
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.
Wednesday, September 16 – Sunday, September 20, 2009
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