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Music @ Multnomah Days

Community stage and main stage will both play host to Portland-area talent


Multnomah Days is perhaps best known for its famous parade, closely followed by the street fair that flanks the parade procession on either side of its route on Capitol Highway. But there is other merriment to be had as well, at not one, but two music stages serving as venues for some local music makers.

From noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 16, up-and-coming local talent will perform on the community stage, located near Switch Shoes and Clothing, 7871 SW Capitol Highway. The lineup includes:

• Surviving Yesterday, a local high school indie band, from noon to 1 p.m.Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF SURVIVING YESTERDAY - Surviving Yesterday

• Mia Dooney, a local high school singer, from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

• Caitlin Johnson, a contestant in season 13 of “American Idol” and the daughter of the owners of Fat City Cafe in Multnomah Village, from 2 to 2:30 p.m.

From 1 to 10 p.m., there will also be live music on the main stage, located in the Multnomah Arts Center lower parking lot, 7688 SW Capitol Highway, with Vagabond Opera, a Portland-based six-piece neo-cabaret ensemble, performing till 3 p.m.

Switch Shoes and Clothing Co-Owner Jason Lensch, who was in charge of booking the talent scheduled to perform, said, “This year we are so excited to have our main music stage, several food carts, and wine garden all in the brand-new Multnomah Arts Center lower parking lot, including a giant tent for covered sitting to eat, drink, relax, and listen to music.”