Onion the Man

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The very funky, love-filled Onion the Man – check out the Onion Fest details below!



Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29, Onion Music Festival 2018 at Sunnyside Outdoor Events

Onion The Man and Sunnyside Outdoor Events presents: Onion Music Festival 2018, July 28th-29th.

Check out Onion the Man on Sounds of PDX!

Come camp out with us just 45 minutes away from Portland! There will be amazing music, a curated art gallery, yoga, meditations, interactive workshops, dance parties, creative spaces, nature, and much more!

Saturday July 28th
10:00-11:00 Guided yoga
11:00-12:00 Herbalism workshop with Sharden Grimm
12:00-12:45 Jazz Boyfriends
1:15-2:00 Tom Ghoulie
2:30-3:15 Wave Action
3:45-4:30 Adebisi
5:00-5:45 Star Club
6:15-7:00 The Fur Coats
7:30-8:30 Kulululu
9:00-10:00 Roselit Bone

Sunday July 29th
10:00-11:00 Guided yoga
11:00-12:00 Herbalism workshop with Sharden Grimm
12:00-12:45 NWAC
1:15-2:00 Internet Beef
2:30-3:15 Fire Nuns
3:45-4:30 Dusty the Gorilla
5:00-5:45 Night Heron
6:15-7:00 Reptaliens
7:30-8:30 Onion the Man
9:00-10:00 Fabulous Downey Brothers

$35 – day pass
$65 – weekend camping pass
$15 parking pass per vehicle


18+, no glass, no weapons, no fires, no gas stoves, no hate, just fun in the sun!

Onion Music Festival 2018
Sunnyside Outdoor Events
Washougal, Washington 98671




Thursday, July 26 Triple Release Show w/ Karyn Ann, Haley Johnsen and Leo London at McMenamins Mission Theater

Check out the Sounds of PDX interview with star Portland singer Haley Johnsen

“You heard it right! A Triple Release show from three Portland artists in one night! Karyn Ann will be releasing her new full-length album ‘Be Loud’, alongside Haley Johnsen who will be releasing two new singles, and Leo London who will be releasing a new EP.”

“With a voice known to “beguile the most inattentive bar-goer,” Karyn Ann has gained notoriety as a skilled singer and songwriter, drawing comparisons to 60’s troubadours like Bonnie Raitt and Carole King and modern artists like Adele and Brandi Carlile. Karyn Ann’s second studio album Be Loud is an eclectic cultivation of the calm, brooding, and compassionate personas she introduced in her 2015 debut album Into the Depths, only this time around it’s bursting with color – from rock anthem waves to funky dance riffs to more tender and delicate moments, Be Loud paints a world arguing with itself and the observer caught in between.”

“Haley Johnsen is a singer-songwriter best characterized by her powerhouse vocals and unique lyrical perspective. Drawing inspiration from acts like Bonnie Raitt and Grace Potter, Haley writes and sings with a determination that is willful, playful, but never forced. Born in Oregon to musical parents, Haley grew up around everything from pop to classic rock, country, and soul, an appreciable quality that is easily recognized in her original songs. Haley recently finished touring as lead support for The Wind and The Wave all across the United States and had also toured with Sawyer Fredericks (Winner of The Voice season 8). Her first national attention came from a strong run on a reality music competition and has since maintained a strong following that stretches well beyond her hometown of Portland.”
Check out the Sounds of PDX interview with Haley Johnsen

Leo London has toured the states as a member of Portland based Indie band The Domestics and has had songs featured on MTV HBO and NBC.

Triple Release Show
McMenamin’s Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan Street, Portland
Thurs, July 26th
7 pm doors, 8 pm show | $12 TICKETS
All Ages Event!


Thursday, July 26 5thman Music Presents Butter, Brizzleman, Maxwell Cabana at The Liquor Store

Check out interviews with PRP & Sounds of PDX’s Luke Neill with Butter & Maxwell Cabana

“3 of Portland’s best dance party bands together under one roof!! Come hang and shake yo booties til the doorman throws us out!!”
Maxwell Cabana

5thman Music Presents Butter, Brizzleman, Maxwell Cabana
The Liquor Store
3341 SE Belmont St, Portland,
Doors 8 pm/Show 9 pm | $7




Friday, July 27, Joe Kye, Catherine Feeny at Jack London Revue

Joe Kye was Luke’s guest on Sounds of PDX! Podcast coming soon. Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, violinist-looper and vocalist Joe Kye has drawn rave reviews since launching his music career in 2013, “discharging world[s] of emotion” and delivering “divine messages” with his lush string loops, sweet vocals, and eclectic style (Guitar World). Drawing upon his immigrant upbringing, Kye blends indie-rock, jazz, classical, pop, and Korean folk to create a unique sound that “leaves everyone in awe” (Sac News and Review). With his innovative use of digital effects and looping, Kye weaves together diverse textures, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals to create songs that groove, uplift, and empower listeners: “A single violinist…one mesmerizing symphony” (Sacramento Bee). Kye released his newest album, Migrants, in January 2018 to acclaim, with glowing reviews from OPB Music, Republic of Jazz, and NPR’s “The World.”

Joe Kye, Catherine Feeny
Jack London Revue
529 SW 4th Ave, Portland
Fri, July 27th
8:30 pm | $15 TICKETS




Tuesday, July 31, Human Ottoman, Long Hallways, Volcanic Pinnacles (Vinyl Release)at Doug Fir Lounge

Check out Human Ottoman’s interview with Luke Neill on Sounds of PDX!
Boundary-pushing local rock featuring a special collaborative performance from NW Post-Rock Orchestra

Human Ottoman
Long Hallways
Volcanic Pinnacles (Vinyl Release)

Human Ottoman, Long Hallways, Volcanic Pinnacles
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St, Portland
Tues, July 31st
Doors 8 pm/Show 9 pm | $10 TICKETS




Wednesday, August 1 VanPort Jazz Band on Main

The VanPort Jazz performs big band music ranging from the 20’s through the 50’s, along with some contemporary charts. You will hear hits from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Doc Severinsen, Sammy Nestico, Count Basie, and many others. VanPort Jazz is made up of professional and semi-professional musicians. We have performed at venues such as the Laurelhurst Club, Clark College, Pierson Air Museum, Clark County Fairgrounds, Luepke Center, Firstenburg Center, Kiggins Theater, and the Portland 5 Performing Arts noon concert series.

During the summer months, Noontime Showcase—a monthly free performance held inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall during most of the year—moves out to Main Street and changes to a weekly schedule. This Noontime Showcase is part of the 2018 Summer Arts on Main series, which runs 11am to 2pm every Wednesday, July 11th through September 5th, with free performances and children’s activities.

Summer Arts on Main Street runs concurrently with the Portland Farmers Market in the adjacent park blocks (Shemanski Park at Park Ave. & Main Street) The vegetables for our “Veggie Derby” have been generously donated by the Portland Farmers Market!

Located outside on SW Main Street, between SW Broadway & Park Ave.- next to Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, OR 97205. In the event of rain, or extreme heat, this event will take place in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall rotunda.

VanPort Jazz Band
SW Main Street, between SW Broadway & Park Ave
Wed, Aug 1st
Noon-1 pm | Free
All Ages Event!



Wednesday, August 1 Presented by Portland’5 and the ArtBar & Bistro, Music On Main: Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band

Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band

The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and the ArtBar & Bistro are proud to present the 13th Annual Music on Main outdoor concert series from July 11 to September 5, 2018. The free concerts are held in downtown Portland on Main Street, between Southwest Broadway & Park Avenue, next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

On Wednesday evenings starting in July, Portland’5 takes advantage of the lovely summer weather in Portland to present the free outdoor concert series. The concerts feature popular local and regional musicians playing a diverse collection of music.

The free concerts are open to the public and run from 5pm to 7pm – tickets are not required. The ArtBar & Bistro will be serving seasonal fare and delicious libations starting at 4:00pm. Tables are for food and beverage patrons only and are available on a first come, first-served basis.

*Performers subject to change. In case of rain or extreme heat, Music on Main concerts will be held in the rotunda lobby of Antoinette Hatfield Hall, located next to Main Street at 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, Oregon 97205.


Luke Neill is the voice of Sounds of PDX on PRP. Catch Sounds of PDX every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm, and the SPDX Listening Party every Thursday from 4-6 pm! Follow Sounds of PDX on Facebook


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