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Music on Main: Paul Creighton Project

The Paul Creighton Project unites Portland’s finest jazz and soul players with the songwriting and vocal talent of Intervision frontman Paul Creighton, evoking sounds in the vein of Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder. Continuing its lauded blend of soul infused cover and original music, the PCP (Paul Creighton Project) brings you an evening of incredible players delivering funky, booty-shaking jams.

A PDX super band if there ever was one, the PCP will feature JazzFM’s Soul Artist of the Year, Jarrod Lawson on keys and vocals, Jay “Bird” Koder (Gino Vannelli, Steve Miller Band, Herbie Hancock, Jeff Lorber) on guitar, Damian Erskine (Gino Vannelli, Peter Erskine, Les McCann) on bass, Reinhardt Melz (Pink Martini, Gino Vannelli) on drums, Joshua Cliburn (The Motet, Rubberneck) on saxophone, and Noah Simpson on Trumpet. As usual, we will have the unparalleled Leisa Hart-Grace (Gino Vanelli) to round out the stunning vocal showcase.

Paul has toured with The Motet, Joey Porter’s Funk Tributes, Soul Vaccination, Intervision, and he has had the distinct honor and privilege to have performed with such greats as Nate Watts (Stevie Wonder), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Gail Mudrow (Sly and the Family Stone), Chester Thompson (Tower of Power, Santana), among others.


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.

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