You’ve got a cookout planned, a great spot for fireworks, and you’re relaxing in the summer heat. What’s left? Live music. Few things are more fun than a concert, especially to celebrate a holiday in the middle of summer, when the concert season is at its peak. And Portland has a lot of concerts for you to check out over July 4th weekend, from blues festivals to psychobilly bands, so find one you can’t miss and get your tickets before they sell out!
Waterfront Blues Fest
June 30 through July 4
Tom McCall Waterfront Park – NW Glisan St., Portland, OR 97209
Three cheers for red, white, and the blues–the annual Waterfront Blues Fest is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a stellar lineup of icons and newcomers alike all weekend long, including Chris Isaak, Joss Stone, Canned Heat, JD McPherson, and many more. The festival benefits the Oregon Food Bank. Five-day passes cost $50 and are on sale now.
June 30 @ 8 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom – 1332 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Streetlight Manifesto, with support from Jenny Owen Youngs and Ogikubo Station, will perform Friday, June 30 at Crystal Ballroom as part of their Somewhere in the Between Tour. Tickets are on sale now right here on AXS starting at $20.
June 30 @ 8 p.m.
Roseland Theater – 10 NW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Kick off the weekend with a show from Animal Collective at Roseland Theater, along with Stephen Malkmus. Tickets cost $26 and are on sale now.
Tiger Army & Murder by Death
July 1 @ 8 p.m.
Wonder Ballroom – 128 NE Russell St., Portland, OR, 97212
Check out psychobilly band Tiger Army, along with Murder by Death plus opener Tim Barry, at the Wonder Ballroom early in the weekend on July 1. Tickets range from $25 to $30 and are on sale now.
July 6 @ 7:30 p.m.
Moda Center – One Center Court, Portland, OR 97227
Enjoy a late celebration with a concert from Shawn Mendes on July 6 as part of his Illuminate world tour at the Moda Center. Tickets start at $19 and are on sale now right here on AXS.