PDX Live: Join us for virtual performances and conversations with local artists

For the travelers who need to fly right now, and the employees who are keeping things moving at PDX, the airport looks, feels and sounds a little different. The whimsical sounds of music aren’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.

Join 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.

Here’s a look at what’s available over the next few weeks, and scroll to the bottom to catch up on previous performances.

Monday, June 22, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. PT
Musician Carl Solomon

Carl Solomon is a musician who crafts engaging songs from his journey through life, which includes time as a carnival barker, counselor and songwriter. Carl has been described as “The Weaver of New Americana Tales.” He returns to #PDXLive to give an hour-long live performance that brings these storytelling talents to life.

Previous PDX Live Performances

Tuesday, April 28, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. PT
Doug Shafer

Thursday, April 30, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
John Adler

Friday, May 1, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PT
Carl Solomon

Wednesday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. PT
JetStream Music Festival

PDX joined more than 20 airports across North America for the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of local music. Representing PDX was singer, songwriter and producer Jordan Richard.

Friday, May 8, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT
Sankar Raman

Monday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT
John Adler

Thursday, May 14, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.PT
Doug Shafer

Friday, May 15, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
Bill Krieger

Tuesday, May 19, 4 – 5 p.m. PT
Carl Solomon

Wednesday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
Tribute to Carola Penn

Tuesday, June 2, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT
Artist Deb Stoner

Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. PT
Musician Carl Solomon

Wednesday, June 17, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. PT
Musician Luke Tarter

Portland is a hub for creativity and artistic innovation, and PDX is proud to bring a platform to the musicians and artists who call this region home. We also know that many in the creative community are struggling as venues, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops have closed their doors.

In addition to following the artists and musicians we feature during PDX Live, several campaigns have launched to support these talented local artists. We’ve highlighted a few resources below, but a more comprehensive list is being updated by OBP.  

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.