Looking for a great way to kick off school vacation week? Come to HEAR, HERE!
An inaugural concert celebrating and showcasing Portland's performing arts gems on the big stage. Sunday the 17th at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

HEAR, HERE! features a wicked wide variety of amazing Portland acts that are on the cusp of breaking out nationally. This will be a show unlike Merrill has ever seen. There's a rapper, a trumpeter, a pop singer, a strings ensemble, drummers from Burundi, a dancer, a punk rock band, and voices from the Telling Room. All under one roof, in one show. 4pm on Sunday, Feb 17th. Tickets available now. At the Merrill box office, tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students/children.

Just Plain Jones
Dancer Riley Watts
Rapper Sarah Violette w/ Renée Coolbrith
Batimbo United Burundi Drummers
Palaver Strings
James Kennerley & The Kotzschmar Organ
Weakened Friends
And other special guests



The amazing folks at Creative Portland are putting on this show, who tells us:

Executive Director of Creative Portland, Dinah Minot, is the artistic director
of HEAR, HERE . Collaborating with a large curatorial team of local music industry pros,
Creative Portland has assembled community sponsors offering in-kind services and
marketing outreach to promote Portland’s exceptional performing arts talent.
"All the Whos in Whoville are gathering together to lift up and celebrate our local talent,”
Minot envisions. “Some of the performers have attained national act status, while others
are emerging as cutting edge performers. Many will be ‘discovered’ by at least half of
the audience,” Minot says of the talent lineup.



Herb Ivy

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