PDX Live: virtual performances and conversations with local artists

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

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.

Watch the whole performance here on Facebook.


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.