Back in April 2020, we were living in unprecedented times. A pandemic was just beginning to hit the United States, and uncertainty was felt by everyone. Things slowed down at PDX as people stayed home to keep hospitals and frontline workers safe.
The airport looked, felt and sounded a little different. The whimsical sounds of music weren’t ringing out in the terminal as they normally do. That’s why we launched #PDXLive to bring PDX sounds straight to your desktop, laptop or mobile device, no matter where you are.
Throughout the spring and summer, travelers from all over the world joined PDX on social media to enjoy live virtual performances from our volunteer musicians and go behind-the-scenes with local artists whose work you can find at PDX through our Art program.
Some of our concessions partners were inspired and joined the fun over the winter holidays — hosting happy hours with wine tips, for example. Scroll down to see a selection of these performances, conversations and happy hour events.
Previous PDX Live Performances
April 28, 2020: Volunteer Musician Doug Shafer
May 1, 2020: Volunteer Musician Carl Solomon
May 6, 2020: JetStream Music Festival
May 8, 2020: Artist Sankar Raman
May 11, 2020: Volunteer Musician John Adler
May 15, 2020: Volunteer Musician Bill Krieger
May 20, 2020: Tribute to Artist Carola Penn
June 2, 2020: Artist Deb Stoner
June 17, 2020: Volunteer Musician Luke Tarter
December 17, 2020: Wine Happy Hour
February 11, 2021: Love is Blind Happy Hour
March 24, 2021: Artists Io Palmer and Samantha Wall
Music and art are bringing the world together right now in powerful ways, but they are also incredibly personal and local. We’re grateful to the musicians and artists who are a part of our PDX family.