MusicfestNW 2009

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MusicfestNW 2009 will take over Portland September 16-19, 2009. Over 20,000 fans will get to experience musical brilliance and diverse genres with Indie rock, hip-hop, bluegrass, alt-country, electronica, DJs, gospel, tribute bands, prepubescent rock, rollicking street performers and everything in between! Three slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists that submit before April 30.

Bands selected to play festival will receive $100, one (1) wristband for each band member and any other perks MusicfestNW can wrangle.

Confirmed already for 2009: Dillinger Four and Will SHeff (Okkervil River). Performers from recent years include: Spoon, The Black Keys, Silver Jews, Stephen Malkmus, Nada Surf, Rilo Kiley, Dandy Warhols, Del the Funky Homosapien, M Ward, Old 97s, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Vampire Weekend, Aesop Rock, TV on the Radio, Fleet Foxes, Girl Talk, Okkervil River, The Melvins, Little Brother, Bouncing Souls, The Zombies, Lyrics Born, Damien Jurado, The Thermals, Dan Deacon, Les Savy Fav, The Wrens, The Cool Kids, No Age and more.

Participating venues include Crystal Ballroom, Roseland Theater, Berbati's Pan, Dante's, Ash St., Doug Fir, Mission Theater, Slabtown, Hawthorne Theater, Jimmy Mak's, Fez Ballroom, Someday Lounge, The Tube, Kelly's Olympian, Holocene


With the departure of the North By Northwest music festival (NXNW) from Portland, Oregon, Willamette Week (Portland's Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative newsweekly and longtime co-producer of NXNW) teamed up with members of the local and regional music scene to create a new, non-profit, music festival in 2001: MusicfestNW. The goal was to create a festival, made by and for the Northwest music community that would be at once vital and commercially viable. The first six years of the annual September festival has made MusicfestNW synonymous with the region's best music and live music venues.

MusicfestNW is sponsored by Willamette Week, Cricket, Comcast, and Sonicbids.