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Music on Main: Dirty Revival

"Big, gritty, and honest. Our sound is unique but pulls elements of our favorite genres: soul, funk, hip-hop, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock," says Sarah Clarke, the resounding, and resonating, front woman for Portland, Oregon-based Dirty Revival.

Also comprised of Evan "evv'n'flo" Simko (M.C., guitar), Terry Drysdale (drums), Karl Ludwigsen (keyboards), Jon Shaw (bass), Chris Hardin (tenor sax), and Jon Clay (trumpet), the septet shines on their self-titled, debut full-length.

"Someone once described us as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, and Rose Royce all blended up as one," Clarke says of the comparisons her band has already started to receive. "I nearly fainted. What a massive compliment."

Expanding on that, Simko says, "I think people will find a great variety of influences or comparisons, to name a few: P-Funk, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Bill Withers, Charles Bradley, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, and The Roots. It's hard to say. I think there are so many influences that it won't quite sound like anyone in particular."

ABOUT MUSIC ON MAIN

The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and the ArtBar & Bistro are proud to present the 12th Annual Music on Main outdoor concert series from July 5 to September 6, 2017. The free concerts are held in downtown Portland on Main Street, between Southwest Broadway & Park Avenue, next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

On Wednesday evenings starting in July, Portland’5 takes advantage of the lovely summer weather in Portland to present the free outdoor concert series. The concerts feature popular local and regional musicians playing a diverse collection of music.

The 2017 series features Hawaiian hot jazz, second line, country swing, Talking Heads tribute, Latin/salsa, R&B, and funk. The free concerts are open to the public and run from 5pm to 7pm – tickets are not required. The ArtBar & Bistro will be serving seasonal fare and delicious libations starting at 4:00pm. Tables are for food and beverage patrons only and are available on a first come, first-served basis.

Music on Main is made possible through the generous support of: TriMet HopPass, Willamette Week, 97.1 Charlie-FM, Charles Smith Wines, Full Sail Brewing Company, Bridgeport Brewing Company, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Trinchero Family Wine Estates, Jack Daniel's, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Elijah Craig Bourbon, Lunetta Prosecco, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Don Q Rum, Hendrick's Gin, and the Portland'5 Foundation.

*Performers subject to change. In case of rain or extreme heat, Music on Main concerts will be held in the rotunda lobby of Antoinette Hatfield Hall, located next to Main Street at 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, Oregon 97205.

: Upcoming Events

Arlene

Live Nation presents John Legend's A Legendary Christmas Tour at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 12/19
Keller

Oregon Ballet Theatre presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker at the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium...

Showing: 12/08 - 12/26
Brunish

Stumptown Stages presents A Christmas Carol The Musical at the Brunish Theatre November 23–...

Showing: 11/23 - 12/23
Newmark

Portland Revels presents Christmas Revels, Highland Voyage, A Scottish Celebration of the Winter Solstice...

Showing: 12/14 - 12/22
Arlene

Portland Youth Philharmonic presents their Concert-at-Christmas at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 12/26
Brunish

Portland Revels presents Highland Stars, a mini-Christmas Revels for children, at the Brunish Theatre...

Showing: 12/28 - 12/29