If you’re looking for the ultimate Pacific Northwest summer event, close your eyes and open your ears for MusicfestNW, rocking Portland since 2000 and named one of the most authentic American experiences by Time magazine. For the first time ever, MusicfestNW partnered with Project Pabst in 2016 to bring a better-than-ever roster of performers to Rose City.
Since 2010, the festival has showcased big acts around the city; in 2014, it moved to Waterfront Park. The 2016 festival, held Aug. 27–28, featured 18 music greats including the legendary group Duran Duran, Tame Impala, Ice Cube and STRFKR.
In addition, MusicfestNW taps into the city’s technology, startup and design culture with the concurrent TechfestNW, launched in 2012. Based at Revolution Hall, this showcase of the start-up scene and digital creativity includes talks from the best local and national tech pioneers.