Project Pabst returns for its second year this weekend at Zidell Yards on Portland’s waterfront. The festival boasts an incredible and diverse line-up and a limitless supply of Portland’s favorite beer. StubHub’s #NoMoFoMo features “unique performances by select artists and surprise experiences.” Secret tent shows anyone? Fingers crossed. The beer will flow freely all weekend long as you meander from stage to stage indulging in the tunes of some of the most beloved rock, pop and hip-hop artists from around the country. Get tickets for Saturday or for the whole weekend here.
On Saturday, you can plan to see Blondie, TV on the Radio, Against Me, Run the Jewels, Thee Oh Sees, The Velvet Teen, Priory, and Portland locals, Hustle and Drone.
If you can’t make it out during the day, check out one of the many night shows like BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah at the Crystal Ballroom or The Coathangers with Is/Is and Marriage + Cancer at Mississippi Studios. Check out the night shows for the entire weekend here.
Hustle and Drone | Second Stage | 1:00-1:45
Check out Portland’s own electronic trio, Hustle and Drone, kicking off Project Pabst everything a music festival needs: heavy bass, chill vibes and ultra cool dance beats.
Priory | Main Stage | 1:45-2:30
Check out another PDX native band, Priory, whose catchy electro-pop has taken off in the last year. “Weekend” is a song you almost undoubtedly know because of its instant radio success.
The Velvet Teen | Second Stage | 2:30-3:30
The Velvet Teen has had a mysterious and elusive career, spanning the last 15 years. They just released their first album, All Is Illusory, in nine years. Their set is certain to be surprising, a certain side-step from Priory who plays just before, into heavier, grungier sounds that Portland so adores.
Against Me! | Main Stage | 3:30-4:30
Against Me! is releasing a new album in early September, and we have our fingers crossed that they will debut some of their new music. If punk is your thing, be sure not to miss them.
Thee Oh Sees | Second Stage | 4:30-5:30
Project Pabst is only the second stop on Thee Oh Sees tour supporting Mutilator Defeated at Last. Knowing Thee Oh Sees, their set will be wild. Be sure to get to the second stage early for Thee Oh Sees because it’s bound to be packed. Their sludgy, biting and yet still catchy music is certain to get the PBR-filled crowd riled up.
TV on the Radio | Main Stage | 5:30-6:45
TV on the Radio’s soulful, genre-spanning, artful rock will be a nice respite after three heavier bands in the heat of the day.
Run the Jewels | Second Stage | 6:45-7:45
If you like hip-hop, you are already psyched for this set. If you don’t think you like hip-hop, you should be psyched for this set too. Portland is notoriously ambivalent about hip-hop as a genre, but Run the Jewels’ focused take on hip-hop can make even the most dedicated rock-loyalist reconsider their stance.
Blondie | Main Stage | 7:45-9:00
What is there to say about Blondie? She’s the greatest. Obviously. Who doesn’t want to see Debbie Harry in the flesh? It’s almost a shame that she is headlining on Saturday because undoubtedly for some, she will be the pinnacle of the entire festival. You will regret it so-very-much if you miss this.