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Have an event coming up you’re looking to spread the word about? Send an email to events@xray.fm to see how we can help!

When emailing please include: 

  1. Your affiliation with the event
  2. Relevant website links, including location and dates.
  3. What you're looking for from us.* Examples include sponsorship/underwriting, media trade, wanting us to attend, audio services, etc.
  4. The event's target audience. If music: genre info is especially helpful, and can help us move faster with your event.

Note that we need to receive your submission at least three weeks prior to your event for inclusion on our events calendar or newsletter, and preferably six weeks if you are interested in a radio spot about your event (i.e. underwriting). We cannot guarantee our small team can accommodate last-minute requests.


*Event promotion is part of our regular paid underwriting packages, but we're open to trade deals or other agreements, depending on the event's alignment with station priorities. We have a very small staff and receive a large volume of inquiries, so unfortunately we're often not able to respond to everyone that reaches out.

30+ Venues Across Portland
12:00am Friday, February 16, 202411:59pm Saturday, March 2, 2024

FULL LINEUP 

Friday, February 16th - Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 

Tickets available Friday, November 17th

GRAMMY® Award Winners Jon Batiste, Dianne Reeves, Nicholas Payton, Bob James, Lee Ritenour, John Patitucci, and Sullivan Fortner take the stage at the 2024 Biamp Portland Jazz Festival

The 2024 Biamp Portland Jazz Festival – Friday, February 16 through Saturday, March 2, includes artists spanning the full breadth of jazz. Artists who are driving the evolution of jazz figure prominently alongside NEA Jazz Masters and GRAMMY® Award-Winners.

The Festival, which takes place across Portland, Oregon for a two-week music extravaganza, features performances by Jon Batiste, Dianne Reeves, Nicholas Payton, Sudan Archives, Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Louis Cole, Shabaka, John Patitucci, Julian Lage, Kamaal Williams, Bassekou Kouyate, Vieux Farka Touré, Theo Croker, Kassa Overall, Melanie Charles, Keyon Harrold, Sullivan Fortner, Mary Halvorson, Yotam Silberstein with Billy Hart, Genevieve Artadi, Corey Harris, Cedric Watson, Carrtoons, Nicole Glover, Nicole McCabe, Hailey Niswanger, Eldon T Jones, and Dan Balmer.

PDX Jazz Executive Director, Chris Doss states "pushing the boundaries and exploring the entire realm of jazz is a key element of the Portland Jazz Festival. Towards this aim, jazz inspired dance makes its Festival debut at the 2024 Portland Jazz Festival with the world premiere of a PDX Jazz commissioned piece, A History of Demise, featuring Shaun Keylock Company with music by Methods Body".

More headline shows and free community events will be announced soon!

8 NE Killingsworth
8:00pm11:00pm Thursday, February 22, 2024

TURN! TURN! TURN! TURNS 10: 

Portland’s Intimate Venue and Community Space Celebrates a Decade—and you can celebrate with them at the 10th Anniversary Benefit Bash Weekend!

Check out line up for this four day event @turnturnturnpdx.com….one show worth mentioning-- because it is amazing to see him live, is Sir Richard Bishop will be playing Friday, Feb 23. We patiently await his next release, a double LP called "Saginaw Racket" and hope to hear some songs from it at the T3 show. Mae Starr and Gresham will be opening for SRB.

It is a benefit with sliding scale at door $5-$20 (cash only). Come out and celebrate another year of Turn!

Schedule

2/22 (Thurs) 4:30 PM Free! ・ Happy Hour with the T34 – jass quartet

2/22 (Thurs) 8:00 PM ・ Blesst Chest, Dragging an Ox Through Water, The Potatoes, DJ KM Fizzy

2/23 (Fri) 5:00 PM Free! ・ Casual Friday open-mic comedy happy hour

2/23 (Fri) 8:00 PM ・ Sir Richard Bishop, Mae Starr, Gresham

2/24 (Sat) 8:00 PM ・ Stephen Malkmus, Roselit Bone, DJ Hisham Mayet

2/25 (Sun) 12:30 PM Free! ・ “Draw What You See” drawing club

2/25 (Sun) 8:00 PM · Grand Style Orchestra and friends


8 NE Killingsworth
8:00pm11:00pm Friday, February 23, 2024

TURN! TURN! TURN! TURNS 10: 

Portland’s Intimate Venue and Community Space Celebrates a Decade—and you can celebrate with them at the 10th Anniversary Benefit Bash Weekend!

Check out line up for this four day event @turnturnturnpdx.com….one show worth mentioning-- because it is amazing to see him live, is Sir Richard Bishop will be playing Friday, Feb 23. We patiently await his next release, a double LP called "Saginaw Racket" and hope to hear some songs from it at the T3 show. Mae Starr and Gresham will be opening for SRB.

It is a benefit with sliding scale at door $5-$20 (cash only). Come out and celebrate another year of Turn!

Schedule

2/22 (Thurs) 4:30 PM Free! ・ Happy Hour with the T34 – jass quartet

2/22 (Thurs) 8:00 PM ・ Blesst Chest, Dragging an Ox Through Water, The Potatoes, DJ KM Fizzy

2/23 (Fri) 5:00 PM Free! ・ Casual Friday open-mic comedy happy hour

2/23 (Fri) 8:00 PM ・ Sir Richard Bishop, Mae Starr, Gresham

2/24 (Sat) 8:00 PM ・ Stephen Malkmus, Roselit Bone, DJ Hisham Mayet

2/25 (Sun) 12:30 PM Free! ・ “Draw What You See” drawing club

2/25 (Sun) 8:00 PM · Grand Style Orchestra and friends


8 NE Killingsworth
8:00pm11:00pm Saturday, February 24, 2024

TURN! TURN! TURN! TURNS 10: 

Portland’s Intimate Venue and Community Space Celebrates a Decade—and you can celebrate with them at the 10th Anniversary Benefit Bash Weekend!

Check out line up for this four day event @turnturnturnpdx.com….one show worth mentioning-- because it is amazing to see him live, is Sir Richard Bishop will be playing Friday, Feb 23. We patiently await his next release, a double LP called "Saginaw Racket" and hope to hear some songs from it at the T3 show. Mae Starr and Gresham will be opening for SRB.

It is a benefit with sliding scale at door $5-$20 (cash only). Come out and celebrate another year of Turn!

Schedule

2/22 (Thurs) 4:30 PM Free! ・ Happy Hour with the T34 – jass quartet

2/22 (Thurs) 8:00 PM ・ Blesst Chest, Dragging an Ox Through Water, The Potatoes, DJ KM Fizzy

2/23 (Fri) 5:00 PM Free! ・ Casual Friday open-mic comedy happy hour

2/23 (Fri) 8:00 PM ・ Sir Richard Bishop, Mae Starr, Gresham

2/24 (Sat) 8:00 PM ・ Stephen Malkmus, Roselit Bone, DJ Hisham Mayet

2/25 (Sun) 12:30 PM Free! ・ “Draw What You See” drawing club

2/25 (Sun) 8:00 PM · Grand Style Orchestra and friends


8 NE Killingsworth
8:00pm11:00pm Sunday, February 25, 2024

TURN! TURN! TURN! TURNS 10: 

Portland’s Intimate Venue and Community Space Celebrates a Decade—and you can celebrate with them at the 10th Anniversary Benefit Bash Weekend!

Check out line up for this four day event @turnturnturnpdx.com….one show worth mentioning-- because it is amazing to see him live, is Sir Richard Bishop will be playing Friday, Feb 23. We patiently await his next release, a double LP called "Saginaw Racket" and hope to hear some songs from it at the T3 show. Mae Starr and Gresham will be opening for SRB.

It is a benefit with sliding scale at door $5-$20 (cash only). Come out and celebrate another year of Turn!

Schedule

2/22 (Thurs) 4:30 PM Free! ・ Happy Hour with the T34 – jass quartet

2/22 (Thurs) 8:00 PM ・ Blesst Chest, Dragging an Ox Through Water, The Potatoes, DJ KM Fizzy

2/23 (Fri) 5:00 PM Free! ・ Casual Friday open-mic comedy happy hour

2/23 (Fri) 8:00 PM ・ Sir Richard Bishop, Mae Starr, Gresham

2/24 (Sat) 8:00 PM ・ Stephen Malkmus, Roselit Bone, DJ Hisham Mayet

2/25 (Sun) 12:30 PM Free! ・ “Draw What You See” drawing club

2/25 (Sun) 8:00 PM · Grand Style Orchestra and friends


World Famous Kenton Club
8:00pm Saturday, March 2, 2024

Dance to vintage vinyl (1950-1980) by women!
Soul - Rock - Pop - Blues - Latin - International - Disco - Glam
Familiar Favorites & Rarities!

It's my Women's History Month dance party just in time to lift our spirits and rile us up for the next election season!
We'll celebrate women who made it through the gauntlet, past the gatekeepers long enough to make their voices heard. Whether they released dozens of records or just one, these women created the musical document of our experiences, thoughts, & feelings during a time when women's rights were becoming a political issue.

This party will also feature a celebration of inductees into the DJ Action Slacks Dance Hall of Flame: Eartha Kitt, Nancy Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Elza Soares (Brasil), Las Hermanas Navarro (Mexico), Carmen McRae, Lulu (Scotland), and possibly others.

So, on Saturday March 2nd I hope folks will join me and my special guest DJ Glitterous (Carmella Ortiz of XRAY's Wayward Girls) at the Kenton Club to dance to a variety of music made by women. Let's celebrate our endurance, perseverance, talents, creativity, and humanity.

"Respected Ladyland" alludes to a place where I think so many women would love to exist. I know I would personally like to live in a land where I'm seen and believed, valued, treated with respect, compensated fairly without exploitation, free from intimidation or harassment, with autonomy over my own body and mind. Maybe if we envision such a place it could someday become real. Until then, LET'S DANCE ABOUT IT!!!

For this edition of Respected Ladyland we're going to try blocking the time:
8 pm - 10pm will be mostly 1950s & 1960s music
10pm to Midnight will be mostly 1960s & 1970s music

21+
Sliding scale at the door $10 - $20



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