As soon as Amy and I set foot back in Brooklyn, I started planning to pack up and head out again for the first-ever Portland Bazaar, which I organized with friends and all-around awesome dudes, Matt Pierce and Greg Hennes. We’ve been working overtime to get the final details together, and this week I’m posting a few updates about the activities taking place in addition to the holiday shopping.
Today I’m thrilled to announce that we’ll have some amazing live music performances from two fantastic Portland bands: Greylag and Copperfox. Both bands will play live sets during the Bazaar, and I wanted to publish the set times here in case you’re in town and want to catch some great music.
I first saw Greylag perform this summer, and I’ve been thinking of them ever since. Songwriter Andrew Stonestreet has such a way with words, and their mix of light and dark music keeps me coming back to listen over and over. Greylag’s debut release, The Only Way to Kill You, is fantastic, and their live shows are definitely not to be missed. Click here to listen to their music online.
*Copperfox photos by Parker Fitzgerald
Copperfox is the talented duo of Lisa Garcia and Rory Mohon. After meeting on the island of Maui in 2008, they discovered a shared love of the arts (Lisa with etchings and Rory with guitar) and returned to the mainland to form their own creative endeavor. Their recently released EP, From The Den, is full of gorgeous songs that showcase Lisa’s hauntingly beautiful voice. This music is perfect for relaxing on a cold winter day or taking a long drive up the coast. I can’t wait to see them perform live.
Beacon Sound is an amazing local record shop in Portland with owners who happen to double as great DJs. In addition to manning a booth where they’ll sell fantastic music and music merch, Andrew and Josh will be DJing the entire Bazaar for us and making sure you get to shop with some great music in the background.
Both bands and the DJs will put on a fantastic show, so if you’re up for a little music, shopping, food and crafting, come check out The Portland Bazaar next weekend. Full event details here. I’ll be posting the schedule of craft classes/demos (some of which are taught by our own Kate Pruitt and Amy Merrick!) and book signings on Friday. xo, grace
*We’re still looking for a few mobile food carts/trucks to join us, so if you want to join us, drop a line right here.