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Music on Main: Outer Orbit

Outer Orbit // Kissing My Love (Live)

Funk Soul Collective

Outer Orbit is a funk soul collective led by Galen Clark (Trio Subtonic, Sleater Kinney) and fronted by vocalist Sarah Clarke (Dirty Revival, Con Brio). The band features an all-star lineup of Tyrone Hendrix (Prince, Allen Stone), Damian Erskine (Skerik Band), Peter Knudsen (Ghost-note, greaterkind) and Mike Elson (Swatkins and the Positive Agenda). Coming fresh off of their freshman self-titled album release, featuring artists like John Medeski, Nicholas Semrad (Cory Henry), and Saeeda Wright (Prince, Liv Warfield), the band has been making a name for themselves despite the pandemic, exploding onto the live music scene playing Waterfront Blues Festival and Jam Revival. Outer Orbit brings original burning soul and pocket heavy funk while drawing on a range of influences from Sly Stone and The Meters to Aretha Franklin and Emily King.

About Music on Main

On Wednesday evenings in July and August, Portland’5 takes advantage of the summer weather in Portland to present the Music on Main concert series. The free outdoor concerts are held on Main Street next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall—between Southwest Broadway and Park Avenue in downtown Portland—and feature popular local musicians playing a diverse collection of music.

Music on Main is open to the public and the concerts run from 5pm to 7pm. All ages are welcome. Seating is available on a first come, first-served basis—tickets are not required.

Food & Drinks Available

Food and drinks (including alcohol for those 21+ w/ ID) are available on site. Tables are reserved for food and beverage patrons. Table service begins at 4pm.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Music on Main is made possible through the generous support of: Brown Forman, Rogue, Tito’s, Charlies Produce, Deschutes Brewery, Trichero Family Wines, Union Wine Company, Palm Bay, High Heaven, Coppola Sofia, Banfi Winery, Pacific Rim and Rainstorm.

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: Upcoming Events

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Stumptown Stages presents The Full Monty at the Portland'5 Winningstad Theatre June 2–25, 2023,...

Showing: 06/02 - 06/25
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NW Dance Project presents Stravinsky—works that wildly reimagine classic Stravinsky ballets—at...

Showing: 06/02 - 06/03
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New date: Metropolitan Youth Symphony presents Against the Grain at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall...

Showing: 06/02
Spring Revels Rancho Trinidad

Portland Revels presents Spring Revels 2023: Rancho Trinidad at the Portland'5 Brunish Theatre June 2–4,...

Showing: 06/02 - 06/04
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Oregon Symphony presents Holst’s The Planets, June 3-4, 2023 at Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall...

Showing: 06/03 - 06/05
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Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Made in Portland at the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre June 8 – 11, 2023.

Showing: 06/08 - 06/11