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Main Stage

An eclectic mix of music sets the background for the festival. Dance to zydeco, marvel at the marimbas, be amazed by the dexterity of the juggler or just take a break and enjoy the show. We are working to get a great lineup of entertainment for the Main Stage this year. Take a peek below at some of our past years’ performers, and please check back soon to see the 2018 Main Stage schedule!

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Castletown

Castletown

Saturday 9:30–10:45 am

Castletown has a sound best described as "Renegade Celtic Folk Rock," blending the energy of traditional Irish reels with modern folk, blues, jazz and country influences with Robert Richter on guitar and vocals, Olivia Duffy on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Casey McBride on drums and percussion and Willi Jamm on bass.

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JuggleMania

JuggleMania

Saturday 11:15–11:45 am

Chapter one: Rhys is bitten by a radioactive juggler. Sorry, nothing so freaky. In reality, Rhys learned to juggle in high school to impress a girl and then lost the girl and juggled to forget. With nothing more than a college education and thousands of hours of practice, Rhys taught himself enough juggling, comedy, and physics to go from Seattle street performer to international stage sensation.

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Raucous

Raucous

Saturday 12:00–1:15 pm

Raucous [pronounced "Rock Us"] presents an energy-packed, audience-friendly performance playing a wide variety of classic rock and dance music. You won't be able to stop yourself from cutting a rug!

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Floating Glass Balls

Floating Glass Balls

Saturday 1:45–2:45pm

The Floating Glass Balls is a string band, an American tradition that has, in this case, jumped the fence, run off to unlikely places and brought music back for their friends. Appalachia and Bayou Teche by way of Jamaica, Amsterdam, and Astoria. Call it Beachgrass.


Green Tambourine

Green Tambourine

Saturday 3:15–4:45 pm

Green Tambourine is Portland's unique 1960s band. Their set list spans the greatest hits of that decade, including songs by Jefferson Airplane, the Beatles, Mamas and the Papas, the Doors, Janis Joplin, Roy Orbison, Elvis, and many more. These versatile musicians excel in singing leads, switching instruments, blending tight harmonies, dancing onstage, and inspiring audiences to sing and dance along. Their vintage costumes and choreographed dance moves add an extra element of authenticity to the decade they represent. Audiences of all ages enjoy their shows.

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Recycleman

Recycleman

Sunday 9:30–10:00 am

The Planet’s Favorite Superhero! Sing along with Clark County’s very own Recycleman and learn ways to help the planet at the same time.


Portland Taiko

Portland Taiko

Sunday 10:30–11:00am

Portland Taiko blends the tradition of Japanese taiko drumming with a sense of Asian American identity, creativity, and empowerment. Photo credit: Rich-Iwasaki

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MARACATUpdx

MARACATUpdx

Sunday 11:00–11:30 am

MARACATUpdx exists to foster community through the awareness of and participation in Brazilian music, namely Maracatu Baque de Virado of northeast Brazil.

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White Rhino Marimba Band

White Rhino Marimba Band

Sunday 12:00–1:45 pm

White Rhino Marimba performs upbeat dance music from Zimbabwe and West Africa. Based in Portland, the band has been performing since 1997 and band members continue to share their passion for African music at various festivals, parties and farmers markets. The band's newest CD, “Crash of Rhinos,” features thirteen lively songs. Their ages span six decades, but when they play together they are all of the same ageless spirit.

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The New Iberians

The New Iberians

Sunday 2:15–3:45 pm

The New Iberians' music reflects thier roots: Louisiana Zydeco, Northwest Rock and Chicago Blues.

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