48 Hour Music Festival 5
Five years of the 48 Hour Music Festival! This year marks a half-decade for the series, where several dozen adventurous artists from different Portland bands of all genres agree to step out of their comfort zones and be randomly shuffled into different supergroups, announced on Thursday afternoon. No members of these newly formed bands are allowed to have previous musical history with one another. From there, each band has exactly 48 hours to construct and practice a 25 minute set of material, culminating in the Saturday performance. This entirely new pool of local talent, featuring members of Sunset Hearts, Endless Jags and Mouth Washington, will be tested by a need for teamwork and a couple of sleepless nights. Each year, the 48 Hour Music Fest has proven to be one of the most exciting and creative nights of the year and a sold-out show so buy your tickets in advance!