Inessa picks:

Got the health care blues? Portland’s original Boogie Cat Norman Sylvester does too. So again this year, he’s helping organize the HEALTH CARE FOR ALL OREGON fundraiser with music, dancing, and food April 22, 2017. Norman will join Portland Radio Project with Nastacia Voisin and Rebecca Webb on Wednesday April 19, at 9:45 am to talk and sing about the importance of health care to everyone. As an event sponsor, PRP will donate a fun auction item: a bidder’s chance to be a guest DJ on PRP!

Inner City Blues Festival @ North Portland Eagle Lodge
7611 N Exeter Ave, at Lombard, Portland
Saturday, April 21st
5 pm | $20

Inessa is the PRP Music Director and Creative Services and is responsible for many great blog posts, interviews and Drop-In Sessions.


Veronica’s picks:

The Soul’d Out Music Festival is going on April 19 thru April 23

The 8th annual Soul’d Out Festival will once again bring world-class music and culture to the Pacific NW, April 19-23, 2017. Happening across Portland’s best venues, SOF has established itself as a singular event in the NW yearly calendar, with a style and vibe all its own.  Soul’d Out Productions brings together the best of World Music, Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Hip-Hop, Electronic and more under one banner.

Includes performances by:

Coco Columbia
Moorea Masa & the Mood
Edna Vazquez
Laura Ivancie
Tribe Mars
and tons more

You can catch Veronica‘s show “subculture” every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 pm.


Jen’s Picks:

Support your local music stores! Music Millennium celebrates the 10th annual Record Store Day with early hours, autograph sessions with the Ohio Players at 3 pm and Susana Millman at 5 pm, and live performances by Joel Rafael & John Trudell’s Bad Dog at 7 pm and Portugal. The Man at 9 pm.

Free coffee and muffins will be served from 7am-8am, and gift bags will be distributed to customers while they last.

Record Store Day @ Music Millennium
3158 E Burnside Street, Portland
Saturday, April 22nd
8 am-11 pm | Free

You can catch Fresh Spins with Jen Em every Friday, 10 am – noon on PRP.


Teri’s Picks:


**This trifecta of amazing talent is part of the Soul’d Out Fest and features Bilal + Shy Girls + Laura Ivancie at Revolution Hall. One of my favorite ladies, Laura Ivancie, opens the show so be sure to get there before 8 because she is not to be missed! Earlier this year, Laura paid a visit to The Portland Playlist, and played to a sold-out crowd at the Doug Fir on 1/28.

Bilal + Shy Girls + Laura Ivancie @ Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland
8 pm | $20
All Ages

** “You Can’t Take It With You: Music and Stories” features Stephanie Scelza (Strange and the Familiars), Karyn Ann, Honeydivers (Tim Karplus), and Laryssa Birdseye. They will be sharing music and stories in a songwriter in the round format and Q&A from the audience. Stephanie Scelza appeared on The Portland Playlist, and Laryssa Birdseye appeared on Sounds of PDX, podcast coming soon.

You Can’t Take It With You @ Fremont Theater
2393 NE Fremont Street, Portland
Thursday, April 20th
7:30-10:30 p.m. | $7


** “Friday at The Tardis Room” with performances by:
7pm Jake Daniel
8pm Kaiya on The Mountain
9pm Groovebirds
10pm Stoning Giants
11pm Alminiana
10pm Ice Kream Social

The Tardis Room
1214 N. Killingsworth Street, Portland
Friday, April 21st
7 pm | $8
All Ages before 9pm, 21+ after 9pm.

** If you feel like dancing and you love Motown sounds, go to the Spare Room for Kris Deelane & The Hurt.

Kris Deelane & The Hurt @ Spare Room
4830 NE 42nd Ave, Portland
Friday, April 21st
9 pm | Free


** It’s the “10th Annual Record Store Day” at Portland’s favorite record store, Music Millennium.
There will be over 400 special RSD vinyl releases, free coffee & muffins at 7 a.m. and then live music performances:
3pm Meet the Ohio Players
5pm book signing Susana Millman “Alive with the Dead”
7pm Joel Rafael & John Trudell’s Bad Dog
9pm performance Portugal The Man (pre-buy flexi-single now for guaranteed admission.

Music Millennium
3158 E. Burnside Street, Portland
Saturday, April 22nd
7 am – 10 pm | Free

** “The Get Ahead // Redray Frazier” is a lineup that will keep you on the dance floor all night long. The Get Ahead was one of the 70 bands featured in the March Mogo Music Festival and Redray Frazier was a featured performer at last Saturday’s TEDx Portland event. The Get Ahead also appeared on The Portland Playlist.

Bonus: Teri Briggs’ videos!

The Get Ahead, Redray Frazier @ Spare Room
4830 NE 42nd Ave, Portland
Saturday, April 22nd
9 pm – 1 am | Free

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With a passion for music and a love of all things radio, Jen Emerson joined the PRP team in 2016. Jen’s musical involvement includes a long history of choral and jazz singing. She hosts "Fresh Spins with Jen Em" every Friday, 10 am-Noon
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