First of four shows to feature eight local bands on two stages

Portland, OR, June 27, 2017– A unique hyper-local concert series will kick off Friday, July 7 at the Analog Café in Portland.  Portland Avid Music Festival will feature only up and coming Portland-area bands, along with local-only vendors and sponsors.

The kick-off show will feature Portland-area acts Breaker/Breaker, Cellar Door, Right Lane Ends, The Welkin Dim, DND7, Stab in the Dark, Full Moon at Midnight, and The Macks. The show is being presented in partnership with DRD Records and OEM Media Group.

Following the show on July 7, there will be two additional preliminary shows at venues to be announced, all leading up to an all-day finale in Summer 2018 featuring 30 bands and multiple local food, beverage and gift vendors. A portion of the proceeds for all shows will benefit My Voice Music, a Portland nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching youth to write, record, and perform original songs.

“My Voice Music is honored to be the nonprofit partner of the very first annual Portland Avid Music Fest,” said Ian Mouser, Founder & Executive Director of My Voice Music. “As our name suggests, our vision is that all youth have the opportunity to find and share their artistic voice.”

“The reason we created Portland Avid Music Fest is to showcase young bands and musicians who otherwise struggle to find an audience,” said Roy Duitman, co-organizer of the event. “We want Avid Fest to be an annual event.”

Tickets to the July 7 show are $14, and available at http://avidfest.com/.

The ANALOG CAFE is a live music venue & restaurant that opened in 2013. Located in Downtown Portland, Oregon at 720 E Hawthorne, it is also the location of DRD Records World Headquarters. This two story venue features two performance stages, a restaurant & little theater. Learn more at http://www.analogpdx.com/.

OEM MEDIA GROUP is a multifaceted music company that has a goal to develop and promote nothing but high caliber musicians and bands.  Learn more about OEM Media Group at www.oemmediagroup.com.

MY VOICE MUSIC is a nonprofit organization based in Portland Oregon that engages youth in music and performance in order to promote self-esteem, social skills and emotional expression. Learn more about My Voice Music at http://myvoicemusic.org/.

Breaker/Breaker: https://breakerbreaker1.bandcamp.com/releases

Cellar Door: http://www.rawartists.org/cellardoor

DND7: http://www.ciamultinationalcorporation.com/Music2GOSponsorship/DoNotDisturb7.html

Full Moon at Midnight: https://www.reverbnation.com/fullmoonatmidnight

The Macks: https://themacks.bandcamp.com/

Right Lane Ends: https://www.reverbnation.com/rightlaneendsrocks

The Welkin Dim: https://thewelkindim.bandcamp.com/

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For more information about Portland Avid Music Fest, contact Rodger O’Connor at 360-600-7737 or by email at ro@apostrophe.marketing .

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