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Check the newest addition to the PRP Podcast Co-Op!

The Portland’5 Podcast is an exploration of Portland’s theatre community through the lens of its five iconic downtown venues. Art matters. Art brings joy, inspires the mind, and unites communities. Art changes lives.

It is all about Music on Main in this premier episode. Find out what Portland’5 has in store with this free outdoor concert series, held Wednesdays from 5-7 PM during the months of July and August in downtown Portland. It is located on Main Street, as the name suggests, between Broadway and Park – next to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, one of the iconic theaters under the Portland’5 umbrella.

Heather Wilton, Director of Programming and Booking for Portland’5 came up with the idea for the festival, which is now in its 14th season. She and Tiffany Cooper, the Assistant Director of Programming and Booking, tell us all about how it began, and the artists and performers to look forward to this season.

We will also hear interviews from multi-ethnic award-winning Latin-pop singing sensation (and 10-time Austin Music Award winner) Gina Chavez; and Michael Galen, percussionist and founder of the local Brazilian band  POPGoji. Both of these artists are featured prominently in the lineup of Music on Main. 

2019 Music on Main Schedule

July 10 | Doll Party

July 17 | Conjunto Alegre

July 24 | DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid

July 31 | Erotic City

August 7 | Gangstagrass

August 14 | POPgoji

August 21 | Gina Chavez

August 28 | Swatkins & The Positive Agenda

*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.


Heather Wilton, Director of Programming and Booking, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts

Tiffany Cooper, Assistant Director of Programming and Booking, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts

Gina Chavez, Latin-Pop Songstress

Michael Galen, Founder & Percussionist, POPGoji


Rebecca Webb, Co-Founder, Portland Radio Project

Join us Sunday, June 30th at 4 p.m. for the 1st episode of the Portland’5 Podcast. Listen live at 99.1 FM in the heart of Portland – or online anywhere at PRP.fm. And shortly after the broadcast, check back here (or wherever you get your podcasts) for the Portland’5 Podcast, on demand, 24-7.