This August, the highly anticipated outdoor summer concert series PDX-Live is set to return to Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland for its third year, promising to be bigger and better than ever before. The series will kick off on August 7 with headliners Sleater-Kinney and Australian punk sensations Amyl and the Sniffers, and will run until August 21 with the iconic Seattle proto-emo innovators Sunny Day Real Estate.

True West and The Square recently announced the full festival lineup, featuring an exciting array of musical acts including Ween, Descendents, The Japanese House, Sierra Ferrell, Ethel Cain, Yo La Tengo, Built to Spill, Mt. Joy, Waxahatchee, Alvvays, Elle King, and more. The lineup was curated by True West’s Trevor Solomon, who has a strong emphasis on featuring heroes from the Pacific Northwest music scene.

Solomon expressed his excitement for this year’s lineup, highlighting the dedicated fanbase of headliners Ween and the unique talent of Ethel Cain. The selection of artists aims to honor the influence of local bands and celebrate the diverse music culture of the region.

Additionally, the festival will feature performances from internationally acclaimed acts like Waxahatchee, Alvvays, and Mt. Joy, as well as special appearances from punk rock legends Descendents and Amyl and the Sniffers.

Courtney Posey, President of Pioneer Courthouse Square, shared her enthusiasm for the collaboration with True West, emphasizing the event’s ability to draw large crowds to downtown Portland for unforgettable summer nights filled with live music.

Tickets for PDX-Live will go on sale on Friday, February 23, with various presales leading up to the event. Music fans are encouraged to follow True West and the artists on social media for presale information and to purchase tickets through the official PDX-Live website.

True West is a prominent independent concert promoter and event producer in the Pacific Northwest, known for hosting events at various venues throughout the region. Pioneer Courthouse Square, a staple in Portland’s downtown area, is committed to providing a space for community gatherings and cultural events, ensuring a vibrant and diverse Portland for all to enjoy.

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