Victoria Powell

Victoria Powell is the Content Manager at Travel Portland and relocated to Portland in June of 2021 from Atlanta, Georgia. Read More

January is Portland Music Month

Portland's music scene brightens up winter with 31 days of shows every January.

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Victoria Powell

Victoria Powell is the Content Manager at Travel Portland and relocated to Portland in June of 2021 from Atlanta, Georgia. Read More

Editor's Pick
When
Jan. 1–31, 2022
Cost: Prices vary
Where
Various locations

January 2022 is Portland Music Month (as officially proclaimed by the City of Portland). To celebrate, MusicPortland has curated 31 days of performances at 12 local venues featuring over 100 music acts. The best part is, you’re invited.

Oregonians love the great outdoors in our backyards: mountains, rivers and coast. We protect these natural resources, and it’s hard to appreciate them during the dark winter season. But even though Portland doesn’t get much light in winter, a rich and vibrant music scene highlights the essence of this city. With so many local artists to discover and spots to visit around town, MusicPortland has turned all of Portland into a concert.

MusicPortland is an advocacy group that supports independent artists by creating space and economic opportunities to unite Portland’s music community. Portland Music Month invites the wider community to feel the connection music brings in the comfort of the great indoors.

Launched in 2022, Portland Music Month highlights the city’s music scene in the darkest month of the season. This citywide, monthlong music celebration supports the Leadership, Equity and Advocacy Project, dedicated to fostering growth and inclusivity in the music industry. Every Portland Music Month ticket purchase adds $1 to MusicPortland Bridge’s Independent Musician Empowerment Grant fund.

How to choose from the 100+ shows on the calendar? (Scroll down to see the show list.) Preview the music with NearHear, a music discovery app featuring custom playlists from all the artists. Need extra inspiration to get out to as many shows as possible? You can enter for a chance to win cash prizes just by showing up to support Portland’s independent artists and posting reviews after the shows.

Portland is year-round, even in the winter months, so venture out and spend time at local hangouts to hear artists you love and discover new favorites.

Get your Portland Music Month tickets.

Upcoming Dates & Times

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2022 Portland Music Month Events

Discover more music and find ways you can support Portland's music community.

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Portland Music Month
Jan. 1–31, 2022

Portland Music Month

Various locations Prices vary

January is officially Portland Music Month and MusicPortland has curated a lineup of 100+ local artists to support the music community. Get tickets to hear extraordinary live music that will light up the winters at venues all over Portland.

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Portland Music Month: Pool Boys, Twingle, monica
Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

Portland Music Month: Pool Boys, Twingle, monica

Holocene Advance: $11.00 Day of Show: $13.00

A reductionist view of Pool Boys’ music could claim four words: Loud guitars; pretty harmonies. Songwriters Emma Browne and Caroline Jackson weave their varied pedigrees together to form a unique sound in Portland music.

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Portland Music Month: Khemmis
Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

Portland Music Month: Khemmis

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $19

Khemmis is an American doom/heavy metal band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2012, the group rose from the underground with their 2015 album Absolution. The following year, 2016’s Hunted ensnared critics and fans across the globe and was named album of the year by Decibel magazine and among the top metal albums of the year…

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Portland Music Month: Wolf Moon Sound Bath with Moss Wand & Amulets
Monday, Jan. 17, 2022

Portland Music Month: Wolf Moon Sound Bath with Moss Wand & Amulets

The Old Church Concert Hall $15 – $18

This event has been canceled. Please see website for details. The Old Church is proud to introduce a new series that celebrates intentional healing through sound, ritual, poetry and creative visuals. Each concert in the series is carefully booked to coincide with either the Full or New Moon. The series is a collaboration between musicians/sound…

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Portland Music Month: The Sons of Bitches With Special Guests
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Portland Music Month: The Sons of Bitches With Special Guests

Alberta Street Pub $10

MusicPortland Bridge has partnered with Alberta Street Pub and this artist to support a Musician Grant Fund for Portland-area artists. $1 of each ticket will directly support this fund and this show will be promoted as part of the city-wide, Portland Music Month – Find out more at PortlandMusicMonth.org

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Portland Music Month: Abbey Pope & Kevin Raybon
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Portland Music Month: Abbey Pope & Kevin Raybon

Kelly’s Olympian $8 advance, $11 at the door

Alt-folk dark country Abbey Pope Kevin Raybon If you are not familiar with these artists, you can hear them and all participating artists at https://www.portlandmusicmonth.org/tickets

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Portland Music Month: Starover Blue, DoublePlusGood, Nosila
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022

Portland Music Month: Starover Blue, DoublePlusGood, Nosila

Holocene Advance: $11.00 Day of Show: $13.00

single release show The nostalgic tones of a Juno-106 combine with ambient layers, sparkling guitars, and airy, bittersweet vocals to define Starover Blue’s sophomore LP Ordinary Magic. Much like Spacegeist, their 2016 debut, the record is a synth-saturated opus, drawing from classical music, dream pop, and folk, as well as sci-fi and dystopian fiction. Tracks…

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Portland Music Month: Mickelson, Adam Sweeney, Karyn Ann
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022

Portland Music Month: Mickelson, Adam Sweeney, Karyn Ann

Kelly’s Olympian $6 advance, $8 at the door

Alternative indie folk-rock Mickelson Adam Sweeney (of The Breaking) Karyn Ann If you are not familiar with these artists, you can hear them and all participating artists at https://www.portlandmusicmonth.org/tickets

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Portland Music Month: Thana Alexa: Ona
Jan. 21–22, 2022

Portland Music Month: Thana Alexa: Ona

The 1905 $35

Surprising is the word that perhaps best describes Grammy® nominated and Downbeat cover artist Thana Alexa, an extraordinarily creative force in music. Her latest album, ONA (self-release, March 2020), which earned her two Grammy® nominations including Best Jazz Vocal Album, was inspired by the cross-generational and cross-cultural stories of the immigrant women in her family…

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Portland Music Month: Arthur C Lee, the Loved
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

Portland Music Month: Arthur C Lee, the Loved

Alberta Street Pub $10

Arthur C. Lee is a multi-instrumentalist in Portland, OR, heavily influenced by the Pacific Northwest alternative and indie rock bands of the late 90s to early 00s. Portland, Oregon-based quartet the Loved believes in the simple power of three chords and the truth. If you are not familiar with these artists, you can hear them…

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Portland Music Month: ArcoPDX
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

Portland Music Month: ArcoPDX

Holocene Advance: $11200 Day of Show: $16.00

ArcoPDX brings you classical orchestral and chamber music in a casual setting, amplified so you can talk, laugh, drink, dance…just like you would at a rock concert. Yet performing each piece exactly as written—no watered-down arrangements, no cheap rhythm track. Top it off with sound-responsive visuals for an unforgettable, multimedia concert experience.

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Portland Music Month: Boys 2 Gentlemen
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

Portland Music Month: Boys 2 Gentlemen

Alberta Street Pub $12

The Quick & Easy Boys + The Excellent Gentlemen + Megan Martinez = Boys ll Gentlemen. If you are not familiar with these artists, you can hear them and all participating artists at https://www.portlandmusicmonth.org/tickets

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Portland Music Month: Marina Albero & Luis Gallo
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

Portland Music Month: Marina Albero & Luis Gallo

The Old Church Concert Hall $18 – $23

Flamenco Jazz From Spain Marina Albero is decidedly one of the rarest improvisational artists of our time. With her self-released 3-CD set “A Life Soundtrack”, Marina Albero has composed an intimate biography in the musical languages of old Europe, modern Spain, 1990’s Cuba and the US of today. Comfortable in the syntax and idioms of…

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Portland Music Month: Muddy Souls and Lucas Benoit
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

Portland Music Month: Muddy Souls and Lucas Benoit

McMenamins White Eagle Saloon & Hotel $11

Born out of the belly of the acoustic music scene in Eugene, Oregon, The Muddy Souls were formed in the Fall of 2018. They combine bluegrass/traditional music with original songwriting and lively instrumentals for a memorable show that is sure to get your feet dancing and your face grinning.

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Portland Music Month: Pura Vida Orquestra
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

Portland Music Month: Pura Vida Orquestra

Mississippi Pizza

Pura Vida presents a night of Salsa, Timba, Cumbia, Cha-Cha, Latin Jazz, Merengue, Bachata, and Latin funk. Pura Vida has amazing musicians from diverse backgrounds.

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Portland Music Month: Wonderly
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

Portland Music Month: Wonderly

Polaris Hall $16

This event has been canceled. Please see website for details. ​​​​​​​Story We Tell CD Release Wonderly is pan-idiomatic music for film, records, podcasts, and radio shows, made by Portlanders Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk. Their scoring credits include New York Times’ The Daily (podcast); feature films At the Video Store (2019, dir. James Westby), Last…

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Portland Music Month: Bumpin Uglies
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

Portland Music Month: Bumpin Uglies

Star Theater $15

Lyrically driven punky reggae from the east coast If you are not familiar with these artists, you can hear them and all participating artists at https://www.portlandmusicmonth.org/tickets

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Portland Music Month: Annette Lowman Trio
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022

Portland Music Month: Annette Lowman Trio

Alberta Street Pub $10

Annette Lowman is a Jazz vocalist and musical storyteller. If you are not familiar with these artists, you can hear them and all participating artists at https://www.portlandmusicmonth.org/tickets

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Portland Music Month: Vintage Soul
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022

Portland Music Month: Vintage Soul

Alberta Street Pub $15

Back at Alberta Street Pub, serving up That Feel Good Music. If you are not familiar with these artists, you can hear them and all participating artists at https://www.portlandmusicmonth.org/tickets

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Portland Music Month: The Spits with vr Sex
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022

Portland Music Month: The Spits with vr Sex

Dante’s $16

losing in on three decades, The Spits have signified the crossroads between punk mayhem and well-honed songwriting, creating some of the most unhinged and anthemic tracks in underground music. If you are not familiar with these artists, you can hear them and all participating artists at https://www.portlandmusicmonth.org/tickets

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Portland Music Month: Songbirds in the Round
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022

Portland Music Month: Songbirds in the Round

Alberta Street Pub $15

With Blair Borax, Hayley Lynn, Sarah Wild, & Kendall Lujan If you are not familiar with these artists, you can hear them and all participating artists at https://www.portlandmusicmonth.org/tickets

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Portland Music Month: Rose Tinted
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022

Portland Music Month: Rose Tinted

Holocene Advance: $11.00 Day of Show: $13.00

Portland’s new project, Rose Tinted, is the hip-hop project you didn’t know you needed. Rose Tinted has a residency at Holocene all through this winter at the start of 2022. The group is dedicated to producing a live boom-bap sound, chopping up classic hip hop joints while adding their own instrumental breaks and organic improvisation.

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Portland Music Month: BAYNK
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022

Portland Music Month: BAYNK

Wonder Ballroom $21

New Zealand’s Baynk is an electronic producer whose infectious tropical house and future bass tracks mix live instrumentation with atmospheric synths. If you are not familiar with these artists, you can hear them and all participating artists at https://www.portlandmusicmonth.org/tickets $1 from every ticket sold plants a tree in North America/Canada with the support of One…

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Portland Music Month: Ritual Veil, Physical Wash, Puerta Negra, DJ onourdeathbed
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022

Portland Music Month: Ritual Veil, Physical Wash, Puerta Negra, DJ onourdeathbed

Holocene Advance: $11.00 Day of Show: $13.00

Aidan Wolfe and Wolfgang Williams are the orchestrators behind the dramatic dance-beat and synth-driven pop passion project known as Ritual Veil. Wolfe’s smooth, baritone vocals echo down a hallway of oscillating beats, driving bass tones, and captivating hooks invoking a lustful, melancholic aura. Growing up together in Portland, Oregon’s punk scene, Wolfe and Williams developed…

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Portland Music Month: Eivør W/Emily Jane White
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

Portland Music Month: Eivør W/Emily Jane White

The Old Church Concert Hall $29.50 – $35

This event has been postponed. Please see website for details. Eivør Pálsdóttir is an artist perfectly attuned to the savage vicissitudes of nature. The singer-songwriter grew up surrounded by a harsh, windswept landscape and the North Atlantic, a rugged backdrop that has, unsurprisingly, deeply influenced her music. Songs such as ‘Tides’, ‘Fog Banks’, ‘Waves And…

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Portland Music Month: Aaron Crawford
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

Portland Music Month: Aaron Crawford

Alberta Street Pub $10

Based in the Pacific Northwest, Aaron Crawford is the founder, and original Cascade Country Artist, Crawford is forging a new path: paying respect to the roots, instrumentation, and songwriting of traditional country, yet blending those flavors with the Seattle sound including the likes of the grunge scene icons Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and even Foo Fighters.

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Portland Music Month: !mindparade
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

Portland Music Month: !mindparade

Holocene $11.00

!mindparade’s dissolves the traditional boundaries between pop, experimentalism, and composition produces a kaleidoscopic output inclusive of many influences. Fourth Wall and Yuvee’s open.

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Portland Music Month: Supersuckers
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

Portland Music Month: Supersuckers

Dante’s $18

with Scott H. Biram Rock ‘n’ Roll ain’t pretty and neither is Scott H. Biram. The self-proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ successfully, and sometimes violently, lashes together blues, hillbilly and country precariously to raucous punk and godless metal.

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Portland Music Month: MadgesdiqCEG & The Everyday Mystics
Friday, Jan. 28, 2022

Portland Music Month: MadgesdiqCEG & The Everyday Mystics

Alberta Street Pub $10, Kids 18 & Under are Free

Reminiscent of the Fugees, and the style bending spiritual and socially conscious music/artists of the late ’60s and ’70s, this pair juxtaposes genres (Reggae, Hip-Hop, Dub, Jazz and more), melody, and lyricism to enliven and feed the soul and spirit. CEG with her sultry angelic voice, gifted writing skill and Goddess-like energy coupled with the…

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Portland Music Month: Hungry Hungry Hip Hop
Friday, Jan. 28, 2022

Portland Music Month: Hungry Hungry Hip Hop

Mississippi Pizza $10

Hungry Hungry Hip-Hop returns to Mississippi Pizza/Atlantis Lounge MusicPortland Bridge has partnered with Mississippi Pizza/Atlantis Lounge for this show to support a Musician Grant Fund for Portland-area artists. $1 of each ticket will directly support this fund and this show will be promoted as part of the city-wide, Portland Music Month – Find out more…

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Portland Music Month: Small Million
Friday, Jan. 28, 2022

Portland Music Month: Small Million

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $13

Small Million is a Portland-based indie-pop duo who dance between the intimate and the epic with songs that feel equal parts new and nostalgic. The creative constraints of isolation inspired their most emotional and riveting sounds to date, and their live band has expanded to a darkly captivating rock four-piece. w/ M A N E…

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Portland Music Month: Western Edition
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Portland Music Month: Western Edition

Alberta Street Pub $5

Western Edition is an original country-western pop band based out of Portland, Oregon. It is comprised of seasoned veterans coming from such diverse backgrounds as surf, rockabilly, zydeco, punk, bluegrass and, of course, country and western. The band specializes in writing all its own material, which is based on the country-western pop sounds of the…

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Portland Music Month: Brad Creel & the Reel Deel
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Portland Music Month: Brad Creel & the Reel Deel

Alberta Street Pub $10

Hearing Brad Creel & the Reel Deel is like listening to a John Prine album while Merle Haggard is cooking in the kitchen, Gram Parsons is on the front porch, and Bigfoot is dancing in the front yard. As these artists are now dead (except Bigfoot), Brad has kept their sound alive by combining the…

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Portland Music Month: Piano Queen: Saint Syndrome
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Portland Music Month: Piano Queen: Saint Syndrome

Star Theater $12

Saint Syndrome is the lowest bass with the smallest waist and Portland’s only live-singing piano playing drag queen. QUEER FUN DANCE PARTY TO FOLLOW 11 pm-2 am NO COVER

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Portland Music Month: Vintage Soul
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Portland Music Month: Vintage Soul

Mississippi Pizza $10

This funk, soul group is an all-star local band. If you are not familiar with these artists, you can hear them and all participating artists at https://www.portlandmusicmonth.org/tickets With Brian Foxworth 21+ Proof of vaccination required.

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Portland Music Month: Black Ends
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Portland Music Month: Black Ends

Kelly’s Olympian $7/9

Hailing from Seattle, Washington, Black Ends are a self-described ‘gunk pop’ group consisting of singer/guitarist Nicolle Swims, bassist Ben Swanson, and drummer Jonny Modes. With Terrehaunt & Mariah Houston If you are not familiar with these artists, you can hear them and all participating artists at https://www.portlandmusicmonth.org/tickets

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Portland Music Month: The Shanghai Woolies
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022

Portland Music Month: The Shanghai Woolies

Alberta Rose Theatre $15

The Shanghai Woolies capture the essence of the hot jazz era, doing more than merely imitating the sound of the day. They give the music a modern twist and renewed vigor and utilize every trick at their disposal while playing the bushwa out of some pretty complicated music. Anyone who pines to hear jazz the…

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