“Chairlift’s dance music is intelligent mostly because it takes time to breathe, build on itself organically and will us to dance while, get this, simultaneously coaxing us to listen to the music.”
Project Pabst is returning to Portland for a third year. For the weekend of Aug. 27, MusicFestNW will present the two-day festival, featuring daytime shows at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, as well as night shows with music and comedy at various venues throughout the city from Aug. 25 through Aug. 28.
In a press release today, PBR National Brand Ambassador Matt Slessler said, “First and foremost, we focused on getting bands we like, but we also want to incorporate art, heritage and the overall lifestyle of our brand. By joining forces with MusicfestNW, we’ve added an additional 15 years of Portland history to the festival, as well as enhanced the festival with local production.”
Tickets for the Waterfront Park shows are available April 8 in limited quantities at early bird prices of $45 for a single day or $75 for the weekend at portland.projectpabst.com. Once early bird tickets sell out, prices will increase to $55 and $90, respectively.
The main thrust of music will be split across two days. Saturday’s fare appears to skew more big budget and Sunday’s more toward indie rock.
Saturday, August 27
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Sunday, August 28
Drive Like Jehu
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Details and tickets for the offsite shows will be announced at a later date. Those tickets will be sold separately. Again, to purchase tickets, visit portland.projectpabst.com. For more information about Pabst Blue Ribbon’s involvement in the arts, visit pabstblueribbon.com/music or pabstblueribbon.com/art.