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 PDX Live 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. And stay tuned for more virtual tours and visits as we all stay home to save lives.
Here’s a look at what’s available over the next few weeks, and scroll to the bottom to catch up on previous performances.
Wednesday, June 3, 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
Thursday, April 30, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
Friday, May 1, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PT
Wednesday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. PT
JetStream Music Festival
Friday, May 8, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT
Monday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT
Thursday, May 14, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.PT
Friday, May 15, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
Tuesday, May 19, 4 – 5 p.m. PT
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
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.
- Regional Arts & Culture Council: While RACC’s initial emergency relief application has closed, they will award additional funds as they receive new donations.
- Gimme Shelter Emergency Fund: The fund is open to any Oregon-based performers who have lost wages due to COVID-19. Grants of $100-$500 will be dispersed for housing costs based on need.
- Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund: This fund is currently for freelance/independent artists residing in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.
- Lane County Artist Relief Fund: This is for any Lane County individual who receives income as a contracted artist/musician, teaching artist, production technician, or producer.
- Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program: This program offers flexible resources from a cohort of funders to support the arts and culture community.
- The COVID-19 Oregon Musicians’ Relief Fund: The Jeremy Wilson Foundation is a musician’s health and service nonprofit organization. While their initial musician relief application closed, more funding may become available.
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.